We recommend reading The Tear Asunder Series AND Perfect Chaos before reading Perfect Ruin.
Characters and storylines are woven through all books and it is essential to learn the background on each character. Details and links below.
Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny
✯✯✯✯✯ Heart pounding stars!
‘I’d hated him. Feared him. Desired him. Needed him. And loved him.’
Dark, gritty, evocative and passionate Nashoda Rose once again gives us a story that we just couldn’t put down. It was fast paced and thrilling. It had romance at the heart surrounded by violence and power and suspense. It had a cast of much loved characters trying to escape a horrific past and present – preventing a horrific future. Brilliantly written and flawless it was another top class addition to a series we love.
‘…that single moment changed the course of my life.’
We have to stress that this series must be read in order – we even needed to refresh our memory on certain aspects and we’ve read every book that went before. Some overlap and some situations and characters are intricately entwined; it’s easy to get lost. It’ll all become clear though and the amount of wow moments are really too many to count. The suspense was brilliantly written and we were on the edge of our reading chairs through the whole story.
‘Her choices had been taken away and she’d been trained to obey. Her survival had depended on being locked inside herself.’
She’d become nothing. Her freedom hadn’t freed her at all. It trapped her in a world she no longer knew how to survive in and she ran from it.’
London and Kai’s story was one of darkness and light. An innocent being brought into a horrifically ugly world through no fault of her own. Her life determined by circumstances beyond her control. Honestly, our hearts bled for this girl and broke at the violence
‘I liked him wrapped around me. I liked the feel of him. I liked him in bed with me. And I’d never felt so protected in my life. The irony was I had the feeling that Kai could very well destroy me.’
What we loved about Perfect Ruin is that our imaginations were left to roam and interpret. There were so many moments that could’ve been explained in gruesome detail, however, we were allowed to imagine as to what had transpired and been so traumatic. We actually loved this fact as sometimes that in itself is more haunting and shiver inducing.
‘You never stole or harmed the girl belonging to a cold ruthless killer.’
Be still our beating hearts – Kai. We knew his story was going to be bloody perfect; an emotionless violent and brutally trained killer who’d been conditioned to never form attachments. Fear grew to love as connections were formed, examined and explained. He was criminal yet heroic in many respects.
‘With London, I had no need to hide who I was. She was the lightness. She was the warmth that built inside me that had been destroyed.’
London brought out a side of Kai that he didn’t even know was in him or was capable of. In his own way this didn’t change him, he is who he is and we loved that.
“No more running. You’re going to have to be my braveheart in order to survive me.”
We don’t always have a say what happens to us in life and who ends up healing us is not always who we expect! Bring on Connor’s story; we are so ready!
“London, what we are can’t be explained with a word, only experienced.” Then I showed her.
“You. You’re my everything. You’re my always.”
THE UNYIELDING SERIES by NASHODA ROSE