Book Title: Reviving Izabel
Author: JA Redmerski
Narration: Kate Reinders and Stephen Bel Davies
Series: In The Company of Killers #2
Genre: Contract Killers, Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: I own Immersion (Audible + Kindle Book)
✧✧Why I picked that quote: I like it, it fits me...and it's true. ✧✧
Overall Rating: 4.3/5 Stars
✧Breakdown of Rating✧
- Plot: 4.2/5
- Characters: 4/5. Victor is infinitely more likable in this book, and I find Fredrik very intriguing.
- Theme: 3/5 They do kill people for a living...
- Flow: 4.8/5
- Originality: 5/5
- Book Cover: 5/5 Love this cover. It's perfect for this book.
- The Feels: 4/5 There are some feel-good scenes.
- Sex Factor: Some Explicit Sex. Not overly done, though.
- Narration: 4/5 I liked Kate for the voice of Sarai/Izabel, but I didn't like Stephen for Victor. He just didn't fit right for him.
- Ending: 4.5/5 Cliffhanger: No
Will I continue the series: Yes, I think I will. The next book is Fredrik's story.
Determined to live a dark life in the company of the assassin who freed her from bondage, Sarai sets out on her own to settle a score with an evil sadist. Unskilled and untrained in the art of killing, the events that unfold leave her hanging precariously on the edge of death when nothing goes as planned.
Sarai’s reckless choices send her on a path she knows she can never turn back from and so she presents Victor with an ultimatum: help her become more like him and give her a fighting chance, or she’ll do it alone no matter the consequences. Knowing that Sarai cannot become what she wants to be overnight, Victor begins to train her and inevitably their complicated relationship heats up.
As Arthur Hamburg’s right-hand man, Willem Stephens, closes in on his crusade to destroy Sarai, she is left with the crushing realization that she may have bitten off more than she can chew. But Sarai, taking on the new and improved role of Izabel Seyfried, still has a set of deadly skills of her own that will prove to be all she needs to secure her place beside Victor.
But there is one test that Izabel must face that has the potential to destroy everything she is working so hard to achieve. One final test that will not only make her question her decision to want this dangerous life, but will make her question everything she has come to trust about Victor Faust.
I went into the first book in this series, Killing Sarai, thinking it would be all sunshine and rainbows by the ending; and so I was disappointed when it wasn't like that. For this book, I was more aware of what this series is about and I was really able to let go of that hope, and I liked it so much more. This is not cute and fluffy romance, it is way more sinister. It's gritty and raw yet it has sophistication.
This series is not for everybody, it's different and sometimes different is good.