Review: Unchained (Nephilim Rising #1) by J. Lynn

Review: Unchained (Nephilim Rising #1) by J. Lynn




Unchained (Nephilim Rising #1)

by J. LynnJennifer L. Armentrout



Between the pissed off creatures that want demon-hunter Lily Marks dead and the fallen angel who just…wants her, Lily is about ready to trade in forever for a comfy job in a cubicle farm.

The fact that she and Julian are civil to one another is enough to have her thrown out of the Sanctuary, but she can’t shake her not-so-angelic stalker or how he brings her dangerously close to ecstasy.

Her forbidden relationship with Julian provides the perfect fuel for suspicion when a traitor is discovered to be working within the Sanctuary. Lily quickly finds herself hunted by well, everyone.

Her only hope is to discover the real traitor before she loses everything–and she’ll need Julian’s help. That is, if Julian is really there to help her…and not destroy her.

Yeah, being a Nephilim isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be.



My thoughts (Theo~):

This book will simply make you smile for no reason at the end of it, or will just make you laugh like you are crazy… which probably you are if you are not going to read it!

This book is for those of you that have had not read too many books with or about angels so far. I know that I did not read a lot of them if any, but this one seemed to be made for me, as I enjoyed it very much!

The characters:

Lily Marks is just a normal stubborn girl, a fighter and a hunter! She hunts demons, or the creatures that once used to be angels: the Fallen. She kills them without hesitation and she is ready to continue her life doing so without even blinking twice. And that was what I’ve liked about her, her determination and her skills, her way of deciding what is right for her, but first what is right for the people that she is fighting for.

She is also not human. Obviously, she is a Nephillim: a child between a Fallen and a human girl. Tragically, I might say, the mother always kept her child at bay and eventually committed suicide. That is why the people she is working for send Nephilim to save other New Nephilim in order to maintain a balance between the Fallen and the Nephilim.

She is no different. She lost her mother, but in order for her to survive she learned how to hunt them down, how to be prepared for them when they attack, how to kill them without taking a second breath, and for that sort of tenacity I’ve admired this book. The way Lily was into you, your thoughts or even when you were eating made me re-think some things of my life.

But then again, there is Julian.

Julian is one of the Fallen, but he swears he is different, and for eight straight years he has been watching her, helping her without even telling her, but now he feels that he has to do more; he feels that it is time to tell her about the way he really feels.

But she is not ready. Not ready to sleep with the enemy, not ready to let go of the pain she feels when she thinks that she is betraying her own kind. But slowly, yet inevitably she gets that way, and she commits the grand sin: she defends a Fallen in front of another Nephilim; she pushes a Fallen out of the way of an imminent murder. Yet she does not feel guilty. Not at all.

This book is for those of you ready to let go for a few seconds, see behind the curtain for a while and entertain yourself with a little bit of drama, some serious suspense and make yourself think that you might have had just figured out who the killer was all along!

Oh, you didn’t know? What’s a book with angels without some intrigues along the way and some psycho ready to destroy every single one of us, or them?

I hope you will all enjoy this book as much as I did!


Happy readying everyone~!

My rating: 5 / 5 stars





“It was like a date – a weird, twisted date that would probably end with them killing something”


“Two extraordinarily bright blue eyes locked onto hers. For a second, her brain didn’t recognize what was happening, and all she could do was stare.Julian sat on the edge of the tub, staring back at her. There was a mischievous quirk to his lips that faded when his gaze dropped to her rosy peaks.”



“Tell me to stop.” His voice was thick. “And damn it all to Hell, I will.”Her lips parted, but she didn’t speak.Julian growled low in his throat and then brought his mouth down on hers.



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