Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Review: Eulogy (Eagle Elite #9) by Rachel Van Dyken

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Publisher: Van Dyken Enterprises INC (February 20, 2018)

From All is lost.
I don't recognize myself in the mirror anymore.
My thoughts are filled with hatred and dripping with rage.
I've lost my soul.
She took it to the depths of Hell with her and haunts me with images of what could have been.
Sixty lives are mine to take.
Sixty lives stand in the way of my vengeance.
Sixty lives plus one more.
When the last drop of blood falls — mine will be spilled.
Only one person stands in the way.
She doesn't realize I'll kill her too.
I don't own a heart.
And even if I did — I wouldn't fall prey to its lies again.
I am Chase Abandonato.
Heir to a legacy of betrayal.
And I will kill them all.
Even if it means pointing the gun at myself.
A life for a life.
A soul for a soul.
Now I lay me down to sleep… I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
Blood in. No out.


My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

NINE BOOKS. Nine books filled with characters that have made me laugh and brought me to tears. Nine books filled with friendship and brotherhood. I have watched the men and women of this series grow from young, inexperienced kids to full fledged mafia members. I have watched them love. I have watched them lose. And I have watched them kill - often brutally. 

But what does that mean for Eulogy? Those of you who have read Enrage, remember how that book ended, and a lot of the emotion from that book carries over into this one. These characters, one in particular, have experienced the ultimate sort of betrayal. They are hurting, they are grieving, and they are ANGRY. I can't say that I blame them for that, nor can I say I don't understand completely some of their actions and desires. 

I saw a lot of similarities between this book and Empire (book #7). Chase and Sergio both experienced a loss, albeit on two entirely different levels. However, they chose to approach that loss much in the same way. By being angry. By being threatening, but most of all, by being afraid. Neither would admit it of course, but at least Sergio got his happily ever after in Empire. I was worried that Chase wouldn't. 

There were parts of this book that literally had me on the edge of my seat. Although I had figured out who one person was, the fate of several of these characters was often hanging in the balance. And Luc. Damn. That's unfortunately all I am at liberty to say about her. 

Overall, I believe this story will appeal to fans of the Eagle Elite series, as well as those who enjoy a spellbinding story that grips you tight and doesn't let you go. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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