Received an e-book copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Jessa is a alpha-wolf shifter. She and the compass boys: Tyler, Jacob, Braxton, and Maximus have been friends for 20 years and are the strongest pack around. The Compass boys (aka the quads) are set to take over the supernatural council, being the strongest of their types: A dragon, a wizard, a vampire, and a fey. They are incredibly overprotective of Jessa and would do anything for her. That loyalty is put to the test when secrets of Jessa's past, those she didn't even know, put her life at risk. Can the compass boys and Jessa come together to make sure that the past doesn't control the future?
You know, I'm not really sure what's going on with that cover; there is wayyyy too much going on. Putting that aside:
HOOO-BOY, I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did.
Those Compass boys though:
Each brother of the quad has a unique personality and you'll learn to adore each one of them along with all their quirks. Jaymin Eve has clearly tried to make sure her character are complex, though sometimes I felt Jessa fell short as a main character. Jessa has pretty animalistic instincts and doesn't really think beyond them and for herself. Part of it may be that she's always protected by the Compasses, but I would like to see her think for herself. The one time she DOES try to think for herself, it goes horribly wrong and gets everyone in a bad situation. She needs to think before she acts. She uses her heart over logic for almost everything and that can be dangerous.
Eve didn't really show a lot of world-building here, but covers it up well with what little she does give us. The Jailing area in town is complex, and almost made up for the lack of description in the rest of the book. Just wait till you get there. It's wonderful.
The book doesn't really throw any curve-balls your way. You can pretty much predict the events from a mile away, but that didn't make it any less fun. Overall a great start to the series. All the characters are quirky and I definitely had a good laugh from the light banter and dynamic set up of this close pack of 5 people. I've already picked up the second book!