Sep 15, 2015

ARC Review--Scrape by Erin Kellison

The last battle will be a nightmare…

The Sandman has broken through to the waking world, bringing with Him a monster of a storm. Mirren Lambert and Vince Blackman set out to force him back into his own realm, while Malcolm Rook and Jordan Lane are cornered by an old enemy intent on revenge. They learn that there are no rules when fighting for the ones you love.

In the midst of the chaos, Harlen Fawkes is charged with finding a way to make dreaming safe again. As nightmares lurk in the fringes, waiting to attack, he is driven to a bold decision that will change the world Darkside forever. All the while, his heart is with Sera—will the love of his life ever wake again?

Steve Coll must come to grips with his altered nature. His passion for Maisie Lane transcends the darkness, and he becomes both a fearsome nightmare and the hero humanity so desperately needs. Armed with hope and love, he strikes out to defeat a powerful god. But will it be enough? Or has dreaming just become too dangerous?

Scrape is the eighth and final installment in the Reveler serial, a hot paranormal romance set in a world where shared dreaming is a new pop culture phenomenon that allows people to indulge their wildest fantasies. But there are also unknown dangers Darkside; nightmares are slowly infiltrating not only dreams, but the waking world as well. And behind them all is a shadowy entity called the Sandman.

Revel with me.

I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review, I was in no way compensated for this review.

NOTE: there will be spoilers from the previous novellas in this review, so be forewarned.

Scrape brings Erin Kellison’s sizzling Reveler series to a close and I must say it was truly awesome! A lot has been happening in this series since the beginning, and it’s definitely one you need to read in order, despite the different characters taking over each book, there is still a continuing storyline that happens throughout all eight novellas.

When we last left our heroines and heroes, there was chaos. Sera had been shot and remains in a coma, Jordan and Rook had just witnessed Steve dying, Mirren and Vince are trying to find David…and it’s just utter chaos still. If that wasn’t enough thousands upon thousands of people are stuck in reves, unable to escape on their own. It’s going to take serious reveler power to get them all out. Add to that, the Sandman is coming and he’s not the friendly kind to send you off happily to your dreams.

We pretty much have all the characters starring in this book, so there were a lot of narrator changes. That worked rather well for this story because there was a lot going on all over the place. Things happening in the reves, things in Maze City and of course, the chaos that’s ensuing in the waking world.

And what’s a story without a handful of villains! The Sandman being on of the bigger ones, but Noah and his band also come back and that provides a few extra complications for Jordan and Malcolm.

Soon the plot turns into the ever dire, save the world scenario. Even if that world happens to be involving the reves more than the waking world, but the waking world would be next on the list.

Perhaps my only complaint was not getting enough time with each couple. Just as I was digging the current narrator’s point of view, we’d jump to another and then I would be sunk into that. It’s usually the only downside when it comes to multiple characters, but it’s really such a little thing since I’m basically asking for more from a novella.

I have really come to enjoy this novella series! It’s been a lot of fun. Each story was intense and filled with action to the brim and was always coupled with a sizzling romance! Scrape pretty much had all that and then some since we had nearly all the power couples in play, except for Harlen and Sera, since Sera was MIA. But the ending makes it all worth it!

Overall Rating 4.5/5 stars

Scrape releases on September 16, 2015

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