(Un)bidden (Judgement of the Six, #4)
by: Melissa Haag
Series: Judgement of the Six
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: November 24, 2014
I left home because I didn’t want to end up in a cage like a lab rat. Hitching rides, begging for cash, and sleeping on the ground got old fast. That was the only reason I braved an overgrown path to a group of buildings. I’d hoped to find a bed and a decent night’s sleep. However, what I found was a place overrun by werewolves.
While on the run, Charlene finds herself surrounded by werewolves, creatures she can’t control with her mind like she can humans. Their existence has her believing she’s found a safe place to stay, a place where secrets are okay. However, she soon discovers she’s anything but safe. Charlene must learn how to use her abilities to influence the strange new species because if she can’t, the next bite she suffers might just kill her.
Read how the cycle begins, and have no doubt. Charlene’s past will shape the future of the Judgements.
This review is being done for Read Your Writes Book Reviews. I received the book from the author, Melissa Haag, in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. With that being said, I have been anxiously awaiting this fourth book in Melissa's Judgement series for a while and it lived up to my expectations based on the three previous books I've read.
(Un)bidden is about Charlene, a human with the special ability to bend a person's will and erase their memory. (Un)bidden explains how she came to be part of the werewolf family and became Thomas’ mate.
In the previous books, Charlene’s story was never really elaborated on so this was quite interesting to see how she is the one that basically created, what I consider, the compound where all the packs of families live. Charlene was only 15 when she left home and stumbled upon the abandoned buildings but quickly learned the world was not only inhabited with humans but werewolves too when she's bitten twice trying to be claimed. She gets a fast lesson on how the werewolves live and what's expected of her.
Charlene's wise beyond her years in that she's able to take these abandoned buildings with no electricity or running water, and make them a home. She has power and presence and has an air of authority about her yet she thinks she's too young to "mate" with the one werewolf she has feelings for and who wants to claim her, Thomas. Charlene keeps her special ability hidden as long as possible until it's discovered by the elder and owner of the property, Wini. Wini feels Charlene was brought to them for a purpose, to make them better, and help them to survive as their kind is dying off. Charlene does help them in many, many ways and teaches the werewolves how to live like humans. Compromise is a huge learning experience for them all.
There is so much room to develop this story and I can't wait to see where Melissa takes us on this series and I will be really sad to see it end.
I recommend this book to everyone and if you haven't read the previous three books, please do so, it's worth your while.
**Received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest unbiased review.**
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