The dreams start, and Bethi’s very normal life goes down the toilet. She soon realizes the dreams are actually memories from past lives… and not just hers. She sees the lives of other women like her. The recalled memories follow the same terrifying pattern: Dog-men chase her, and she sees her eventual tormented death. Learning from the past, Bethi sets out to find a way to live this time around. The dreams hint at an answer. She needs to be strong enough to find it or die… again.
Now, it’s been a couple days since my last post and i’m going to try and stick with maybe two blogs a week. That is unless I’m feeling especially excited to share something with all you complete strangers and I don’t want to stick to Facebook or Instagram!! I’m not much of a Twitter person because it’s a limited kind of media and that might have changed since I last logged in, but I’ve been more into FB and Insta. (Rabbit-trail over!!) I’m going to do a quick review of the third book in the Judgement of the Six series:(Unwise)
Now, tell me readers: what would you do if you could see your past lives?? Would you use what you learned to help others? Would you use that information of the past to make yourself rich? What if it wasn’t just YOUR past lives you could see, what if you saw five other people’s lives? There is a catch to this seeing of the past, if you died before you thought you should, by either murder, sickness, suicide to save your life (kinda like in the book by Stephanie Meyers The Host) and that of the ones you love or even an accident. Also, you felt EVERTHING that happened leading to your death. Well, this was what the main heroine, Bethi Pederson, went through for the last few months leading up to this point in the book where we first learn of her. Though if you remember from the first book, Gabby saw a scene in a vision with Bethi and the wolf meant to be her mate. We learn that Bethi dreams of all the past lives of the Six from their very first life and she sees that they NEVER live past a certain age until the Six’s current life cycle. I found that I felt more for this character because I learned about the reason why they came to be and that I couldn’t have stayed sane if I went through what the character went through mentally!! And Melissa’s way of descriptions for the past lives made me angry, sad, happy, filled with horror and every possible emotion known to man and those not.
Bethi learns from her dreams, and they happen EVERY time she goes to sleep, that werewolves are really and later in the story that there are two different groups. This was what got me, because in the beginning all she knews that all men that turn into wolves are evil and what characteristics to look for when in the presence of a werewolf/urbat. The wolf, Luke Taylor, who is her mate has to track her often because after meeting her in the beginning of the book she runs away from home because she was scared he was an Urbat and not one of the good guys and when she realizes that he is her mate and that the best way to be able to control the dreams is to claim and mate with Luke she tries several times to at least claim him on the trip to the compound to meet the Elders and Gabby. What got me was that he stopped her each time until the end because she was only seventeen and he wanted to wait till she was eighteen to do that so they could get married without her mom’s permission. I wish that more YA books had this kinda thinking, though some would be bad without it……
Now, toward the end of the book the werewolves find out about the group and what they want for the world. They also find out that one of the Elders is an Urbat because Bethi learned from her dreams that they couldn’t read his mind like the other wolves and Bethi claims him as precautionary step to stop him from taking the other human woman from the wolves and forcing them to mate with other Urbat. I think this was a great turn in the story because that, and one other part that I will keep a mystery so you will be forced to read the book, proved that the heroine was willing to do something for the sake of others and that the cost was worth the gain.
I’m actually going to stop right here because I don’t want to tell you all about the book, because it is one of the shortest ones in the series as of yet. So read it, tell me what you thought and know that I’m currently reading another book by K. M. Shea in her Timeless Fairytales series and that I will do a review in the near future!! I love ya’ll and hope your day is filled with exciting adventures, be they bad or good, and that you can learn something from each little thing that you see!!