Book Review: The Vanquished

Title: The Vanquished (Book One in the Soul Reaper Series)


Author: Jessica V. Fisette



“I began to remember another moment, similar to the one I imagined. Had he held me like this before? Had he looked at me this way, once? Perhaps he had kissed me once, long ago.”

In this paranormal romance, Kendra Stephens only wants to survive her first semester at Braxton Law without flunking out. However, she can’t seem to catch a break from the horrid nightmares and dangerous, unexplainable happenings that only seem to worsen at the meeting of the alluring Alaric A’mswirth, a mysterious man whom she suspects to be the cause of her terrors—and is undeniably the reason she’s still alive. A man who, one minute, is about to kiss her and, the next, appears to want nothing to do with her. Kendra doesn’t remember him or how they are connected, yet as memories begin to resurface, she vows to uncover the truth about the residents of the strange town she now calls home and the man that haunts her dreams. She soon realizes that nothing is as it seems as she is plunged into a world filled with trickery, betrayal, and dark desire.


My review:

5/5 Stars

Wow! What a ride!

When Kendra moves to Elkridge to begin her first semester of grad school, she isn’t prepared to meet the mysterious stranger, Alaric. There’s something about him that seems familiar to her, but she just can’t put her finger on it. Settling into college turns out to be easier than expected…except for her daily nightmares which grow worse with each passing day. An unsettling feeling grows in Kendra’s gut that Alaric seems familiar. Does he have something to do with her nightmares…and how can she get them to stop?

This book started off so normal to me, I never would’ve guessed all the crazy things that happened toward the end! I mean that in the best possible way. With necromancers, time travel, and zombies this book is the ultimate page-turning adventure. Oh! And don’t forget romance. If you’re looking for a read that has a little bit of multiple genres blended together to pack the ultimate punch, look no further!

Needless to say, I can’t wait to see where the author goes with these characters in the rest of the series!


Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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