Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Mephisto Covenant Series by Trinity Faegen

The Mephisto Mark/Only You by Trinity Faegen
The Mephisto Covenant # 3

Let me start my review by saying I would not read this book without reading the first books in this series. I should have known that when I opened the book and the glossary of terminology was right in front. The only other series I have seen with this is the Black Dagger Brotherhood which I love; but are not great stand-alone material.
Having said that I kept flipping back to the front for the definitions and a who's who of the series. I didn't not like the book but rather, felt lost in translation.
The idea is good and I liked the plot line but felt as if I was missing a chunk of back-story. I think I would have loved this if I would have started from the first book in the series and after reading this book will probably go back and catch up on what I have missed.
The title and cover have changed recently. Although I like the new cover I feel like it does not fit with this story line and looks like every other NA book on the shelves and my kindle today.
The old cover was more intriguing and interesting and I felt like fit the story better.

You can decide for yourself!





Orphaned at six and sent to live with abusive relatives in Bucharest, Mariah learned early in life to box up violent, agonizing memories and put them in permanent mental storage. Now almost nineteen, she has a paying job, a tiny apartment, and a plan to attend university. She loves her independence and is steadily overcoming her past, but when an enigmatic stranger walks into the pub where she works and the trajectory of her life changes yet again, she begins to wonder if she'll run out of mental shelf space.

The only females unafraid of the Mephisto brothers are the extremely rare Anabo, born without Original Sin. Over one hundred years ago, Phoenix was first to find one, but he made a fatal mistake and she was murdered by his oldest brother and enemy, Eryx. Phoenix soldiered through the next century wrapped up in grief and guilt, his only outlet planning takedowns of those who pledged their souls to Eryx. When one of his brothers brings Mariah to Mephisto Mountain, he's torn between his instinctive, powerful need to pursue her, and his certainty that he can never have her.

Drawn into the world of the Mephisto, Mariah sees the pain and misery Eryx unleashes on humanity, and the boxes in her mind begin to fly open, one by one. All that keeps her from slipping off the edge is her unlikely, sexually charged friendship with Phoenix. He's incredibly screwed up; she's completely broken. It would take a miracle for them to find happiness. Then Eryx brings the war for Hell to a whole new level, forcing Mariah and Phoenix to make a choice that will bind them together for all eternity, or rip them apart forever.


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