Monday, October 26, 2015
ARC REVIEW Zara & Xin by Jade Kerrion
So Jade Kerrion has both Zara and Xin ebooks releasing today! Zara and Xin are both part of the Double Helix Women series. Zara takes place in between books two and three of the series. Xin takes place after the last book. I am no stranger to this series and I do not hide the fact that I love this series. Jade Kerrion writes in a why that tangles you up inside emotionally and satisfies your sci-fi addicted brain with brilliant ideas and excitement; this is after all Zara we are talking about, anything that can go wrong will and more than likely explode or die. Zara is such a strong woman the only thing that has ever knocked her off balance was Danyael. Xin has always been a mystery not much has been said about her past just that she is a clone of a Chinese Warrior Queen. These two books give an insight to how both of their minds work and why they may have made the decisions they did and quite a bit more about their pasts. Zara is filled with action and subterfuge and Xin is action and medical science gone horribly wrong.
Zara while in Beirut steps into a big pile of political bullshit. Conspiracy shrouded in secrets covered in lies, and Zara is stuck in the middle. Soon she is on her own trusting no one, trying to rescue those she calls friends. Meanwhile she is constantly thinking about Danyael and trying to figure out her feeling for him; the feelings she never wanted to let herself feel, the kind of feelings she told herself she should have had for Galahad and not Danyael. You find out more about Zara's past and for once she actually stops and thinks about her actions before she acts on them. Basically WWDD, What Would Danyael Do?
Xin works it out with the Chinese government to "visit" but soon realizes they need her help. A series of murders has been happening the locals are calling it a vampire and there is also a new drug out that is killing people. Xin agrees to help as long as it doesn't get in the way with what she and Danyael have to do. But things go from bad to worse and it seems like all hope is lost, man if she gets Danyael killed Zara will kill her.
Overall, these two book are outstanding. A great addition to a fascinating story.