3.5 out of 5 stars
Scorned was an exciting little novelette! I was easily able to follow along with the story, despite the fact that I have not read any other books in the series. After reading this story I definitely want to start at the beginning now though!
One thing I really loved about Scorned was that it was told from the “villain’s” point of view. I find these types of stories especially interesting as I think that the villain typically has quite a tale to tell. It’s fun to get the grittier side to the story. I mean most villains don’t usually consider themselves to be the villain, right? I think most of them, as was the case with this main character Shelby, consider themselves to be the wronged party, and embark on a path to set things right, even if they blur the lines of right and wrong, or completely obliterate them in their means to justify their desired ends. Shelby definitely fell in this category. After all, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. And with a mother like Shelby’s, it’s no wonder she made the devious plays that she did in this book. I didn’t necessarily sympathize with Shelby, but it didn’t deter me from enjoying the story at all. I was pretty much glued to the pages to see what brand of viciousness Shelby intended on doling out on her unsuspecting victims next!
The ending was pretty explosive and I am curious to see what the future has in store for Shelby! Will the consequences of her actions eventually catch up with her? What are her next moves? Will this be a turning point for her as a character? I’d really like to see how things play out from here.
I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.