The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston

Posted July 30, 2015 by J McClung in Bookclub Reviews / 0 Comments

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The Unleashing by Shelly LaurenstonThe Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston
Series: Call of Crows #1
Published by Kensington on March 31st 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 373
Source: Purchased


Kera Watson never expected to face death behind a Los Angeles coffee shop. Not after surviving two tours lugging an M16 around the Middle East. If it wasn’t for her hot Viking customer showing up too late to help, nobody would even see her die.

In uncountable years of service to the Allfather Odin, Ludvig “Vig” Rundstrom has never seen anyone kick ass with quite as much style as Kera. He knows one way to save her life—but she might not like it. Signing up with the Crows will get Kera a new set of battle buddies: cackling, gossiping, squabbling, party-hearty women. With wings. So not the Marines.

But Vig can’t give up on someone as special as Kera. With a storm of oh-crap magic speeding straight for L.A., survival will depend on combining their strengths: Kera’s discipline, Vig’s loyalty… and the Crows’ sheer love of battle. Boy, are they in trouble.


The general consensus for the July 2015 PNR read, The Unleashing, was very favorable. The ladies’ loved everything from the pace, the characters, and the narrator’s voice, to the tweaked mythology of the story, giving it an overall rating of 4. In addition, the author’s realistic portrayal of PTSD was praised by all. The only negative comments came from one reader who felt that some of the characters were reminiscent of the movie “Clueless”, which she found annoying. However, she, along with all the other readers, loved Kera’s dog, Brody, and the part she played in the story! The next book in the series is highly anticipated!



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