Reviewed by Xanthe
Member of The Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
I do not believe this was for me. I made my way through it, but it was something that I had to do in stages, though it picked up momentum as we got further along in the story.
I didn’t really connect with the characters and we jumped between a lot of POVs, which made it harder for me to grasp all of the different versions that were coming at me.
There are a lot of different components involved – magic, supernatural creatures, the Church, family drama. It all comes together to give you the story of Kalea, Dorean and others as they fight for each other and saving people from evil sorcerer’s.
Kalea is one of the MC’s for Sufferborn and I can see her becoming a hero of the story with the trek she has had to make so far and the journey she ends up on towards the end of this book. However, I found her relationship with Dorean, another MC, rather tenuous with how often she was changing her mind regarding his intentions/behavior towards her. Dorean is a very innocent young man with a sad history and he just attaches himself to Kalea, finding himself drawn to her and wanting to do whatever he could to make her happy and keep her safe.
The characters are well developed, and bits of their past are revealed when it helps with their story and progression of the plot. There is promise with the plot of the book and how it can move forward in the next story but because it jumped between so many POVs it was hard for me to become involved in one thing before we moved somewhere vastly different, never knowing who or where you’d be off to next.
I wouldn’t recommend this story, but fans of fantasy and supernatural should try it for themselves. Everyone likes different things and I can see Sufferborn as an enjoyable series.