Saturday, May 20, 2017

Savage by Kelex

Title: Savage
Series: Project Zed, 2
Author: Kelex
Publisher: Twisted E Publishing
Genre and Pairing: M/M Paranormal
Page Count: 186
Reviewer Name: Redz

Publisher Blurb
Six years of working for Project Zed showed MSgt Cutler Morrison all he thought he needed to know about the shifter world. He’d pledged his life to fight back the evil savagery of the wild creatures threatening to kill all humankind… until he realized that the heroes he was fighting with weren’t much in the way of heroes and the ones they were fighting against didn’t seem so hellbent on world domination, after all. Disillusioned, a fateful plane crash brought him down in the middle of shifter territory, and there he saw another side to the beasts he thought were evil.

On Cutler’s first mission with the shifters, they take down one of the weaponized creatures the project imprisoned and bring him to safety. He’s always had an odd connection to Subject Z-620. Cutler’s like a moth to the monster’s flame.

As more secrets about Project Zed come to light, they both have to come to terms with who they were, what they’ve done, and where the road leads…

Savage by Kelex is the second book in the Project Zed series. This series has to be read in order. There is tons we learn about the characters from the first book that flows over into this book, and new material added. Tons of stuff, though Kelex made it pretty easy to follow. The first pages of this book we get little reminders of what you might have missed and who's who that type of thing. Still it is far better if you have actually read the first book.
This story has a ton going for it. I am going to stick to the main love story for this review. However there is tons going on besides what I will mention.
Cutler is a staff sergeant. He gets to see how the paranormals are being experimented on, and caged up. It makes him sick. He really wants to help free them. He is told the shifters are dangerous but he feels deep down they are misunderstood and need to be free.
He begins to work on freeing those captive and stopping project Zed. He took many risks to his own life to help. Cutler is caring, smart, and crafty. I liked him a lot. At first he is kinda stuffy but once we really get to know him, he is a man you want on your side in a fight. He would be your best friend till the end.
Z-620 or Cyprian he had been captured, controlled, and caged. He wants revenge. He has been tested on, given pain, did I mention caged. Well with all that, he is still a fighter. He is strong. His psychological scars are there but he tries very hard not to let them control him. I really admired this character he has come very far in a short period of time, and he has come out the other side okay.
Over all this is a great second addition to this already amazing series. There is a ton politically and emotionally going on. I feel all of those who escaped are now ready to band together and fight, they are laying a great foundation for that.
Warning: there is graphic violence in this book. I found it added to the emotional connection I had to this story. Brutal as it is, it made these men the men they are today.
When you want action, adventure, and lots of emotional angst this is the book to pick up. 

                       Five Shooting Stars

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