Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Pieces by T. Aleo Review

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a spoiler free review!

Written by T. Aleo
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy/Paranormal
Publisher: Toni Aleo Books
Release Date: June 27, 2016
Pages: 266
Source: NetGalley
Places to Get this Book: Amazon Barnes and Noble Book Depository

Recommended Age: 12 and up!


In New York City, an underground society of supernatural beings exists, hidden among everyday humans. They don’t know of our activities or any of our secrets. 

The districts of the Works are made up of vampires, wolves, shifters, witches, and I’m in the fifth and arguably most important district, the Patchwork. My father is the leader of our group, and he oversees all of the other factions. 

As his only daughter, that makes me the princess of it all. Cool, right? Actually…no. 
Sure, I live in a mansion and money isn’t an object, but that doesn’t matter because I can’t leave. I have a guard who follows me around 24/7. My father and three older brothers treat me like I’m a fragile piece of glass, never allowed to take an independent step or make any decisions on my own. 
It’s beyond frustrating—especially since my father essentially runs my life. 
He says what I do, when I do it, how I do it, and all that jazz. He tests his formulas and new techniques on me. I’m a walking science experiment. 
I hate it. 
I hate my life here. 

But then he comes along: Killian. 
He’s just some vampire…or so I thought. 

But you’ll have to read my story to find out what I mean. To know my secrets. 
Until then, though, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Rebecca von Stein. 
And I’m a descendant of Dr. Frankenstein. 

Welcome to the Works. 


You know that saying, don't judge a book by its cover. Well, that's exactly what I did when I saw this book cover on the NetGalley page. I thought it had an interesting book cover and then I read the description and hit request. And I wasn't really disappointed. I mean, I knew it wouldn't be my favorite book ever but I didn't rate it too low.


As I said before, I judged this book by it's cover. I really like the cover and I think it represents the book pretty well.


The world building was all at the beginning of the book which is something that I don't usually like but for this book it was very helpful because otherwise I would have been terribly confused.

Then there are the characters.


Rebekah was a strong young woman who just wanted to be independent and to be treated her age. Her father controlled most of her life. She is also a descendant of Dr. Frankenstein and because of that, she is made of all different parts. She did seem really young at first but she isn't. She's nineteen. The reason she seems so young is because she's been sheltered.


First of all, his name is Killian. *I need a moment*

Killian did seem like the typical forbidden bad boy but he wasn't. There was a lot more depth to him. And he did really care for Rebekah.


This book is all about family. Her father wants her to stay with her family. He has always kept her sheltered and thinks that her staying/being with her family is very important.


The plot was pretty unique. I haven't ever read a book like this one. I think it's interesting how all the different people/creatures lived together in the works. I also thought it was interesting how regular humans don't seem to know most of them exist. All in all, it was a very interesting plot.


The romance was both beautiful and cute. And some of the scenes were totally swoon-worthy. Their romance was in between a slow-burn and love at first sight.


The writing was nice. It wasn't beautifully flowy like The Star-Touched Queen but it was easy to read. The first part was a little slow going but then it picked up and was kind of intense

Final Thoughts:

I only rated it 3.5 Crowns because I didn't like how all the world-building was squished into one-two chapters. And she didn't seem as strong as I thought she would be. But otherwise, it was a good paranormal romance.

Quotes from the Book:

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Crowns

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