Friday, 3 March 2017
Review: Chaos Unleashed - Pippa DaCosta
Raised in a lab and trained to kill, I might not know much about being human, but I do know demons, and they don’t come more dangerous than the Prince of Pride—the devil.
My brother is trapped at the heart of Fairhaven—a demon stronghold. To get him back, I need Pride’s help. Trained to kill princes, I know I can’t trust this one. He’ll lie, cheat, and manipulate to get what he wants: a new Dark Court so that he can rise again as its leader. His pretty words and burned wings don’t fool me. I’ll use him and any means necessary to save my brother. I don’t have a choice. If I fail, if I can’t control the elemental forces gathering inside Fairhaven, chaos will be unleashed, creating a new Hell on Earth.
My makers tell me I’m too demon to love, too demon to care. But they made me this way. Now it’s time to show them all how demon I can be.
Chaos Rises Series:
(Spin off from the Veil series)
The Veil Series:
Wings of Hope (Novella)
Beyond the Veil
Devil May Care
Darkest Before Dawn
Drowning in the Dark
Ties That Bind
One for Sorrow (Novella)
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I've been a huge fan of Pippa DaCosta ever since I discovered her Veil series, I love all of her books but this world will always have a special place in my heart so this final book is a little bitter sweet for me. Chaos Unleashed was absolutely fantastic but I'm a little heartbroken that the series has come to an end and I'm still kind of hoping that we'll get to see more of these characters in the future! This was a fitting end to Gem's story though and I enjoyed every minute of it.
I don't want to go into detail about the plot because this is one of those stories that you just need to dive right into and hold on for dear life as you're taken on a rollercoaster ride full of shocking twists and turns. Every time you think you have a character worked out something will happen that will change your opinion completely, characters you were wary of will show a nicer side but you'll never know if they've turned over a new leaf or if they're just trying to trick you, while characters you've loved from the beginning will reveal secrets that make you question whether you ever really knew them at all. Nothing is what it seems. Absolutely nothing! And boy does that make this a fun journey to be on.
All of the main characters are deliciously messed up in completely different ways, Gem wants so desperately to be human that she never realised that the Institute are only interested in her demon side, Del is fighting to control chaos and it's a battle he might not be able to win, Torrent makes some discoveries about his past that change everything he thought he knew about himself and Li'el, Prince of Pride, is a shadow of himself after events in the previous books. All of these characters are wonderfully complex with their own motives and plans for the future. Some may choose to embrace their demon sides while others will fight for humanity but none of them are prepared to be used by the Institute anymore and they're all going to make a stand for what they believe in.
I don't think I need to say anything else, if you're already a fan of this series then I know you'll be buying this book immediately but if you're not then I can't recommend it highly enough. I'd suggest starting with the Veil series because it's absolutely amazing and events in this spin off build up from where the previous story took us but you can't go wrong with anything by this author, she's at the top of my auto-buy list and I don't see that changing anytime soon.
Source: Received from the author in exchange for an honest review
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