Back in Fall 2013 I fell madly in love with Stephanie Tyler’s dystopian take on motorcycle club romances. Defiance, book 1, was a can’t put-it-down romance, full of broken characters in a violent and brutal world. Redemption book 2, was pure catnip. I wanted to print it out and roll in it. It made me giddy. All very embarrassing—take my word for it.
If you haven’t read them yet, I would strongly encourage you to go back and read them before reading Salvation. First, because they’re crack-a-licious. Second, because while this third installment does a good job of filling in the picture on characters introduced two books ago, I think it might not have as much punch if you hadn’t read those books.
For those who have read the first two books, I think you’ll find this a nice ride down memory lane with a few detours to keep it fresh. Salvation provides a look at the post Chaos world from outside the Redemption MC. We see a different side to this world. One in which, instead of huddling together as in the MC, folks are reduced to a hedonistic, live for the moment, and everyone for themselves mentality. We also get more hints about the wider world.
The romance was mystical, but never in doubt. Luna and Bishop make a great couple, but the conflicts that could have come from their backgrounds brought them together instead of tearing them apart. I’m happy for them, of course, but I didn’t get the powerful punch I felt in the earlier books. Instead, I got a side romance between Delcan (Bishop’s ally) and Rebel (Luna’s ally), one that was mostly off screen and implied. It provided a good climax to the story and a chance to bring in the Defiance MC characters.
Genre: New Adult, Post Apocalyptic, Romance
Primary Format: eBook
Publication Date: May 12, 2014
Publisher: Carina Press
Blush Quotient: Red
This book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for a fair review.
Sadly for fans of post apocalyptic and dystopian tales, it looks like Stephanie Tyler’s next MC romance is a contemporary outlaw MC book. It’s called Viper’s Run and it comes out July 2014. I’m sure it will be good, but I won’t be able to review it here on the blog. You’ll just have to check that one out for yourselves.
Do you read outlaw MC books? See any similarities between these books and the barbarian/warrior futuristics? Would love to hear your thoughts!