Reviving Izabel by J.A. Redmerski

RIPages: 373

Goodreads Rating: 4.27 / 5 Stars

My Rating: 5/5 stars

Genre: Romance, New Adult, Thriller, Suspense, Dark

Publishing Date: December 4, 2013

Publisher: Self-Published

Summary (Goodreads):

Determined to live a dark life in the company of the assassin who freed her from bondage, Sarai sets out on her own to settle a score with an evil sadist. Unskilled and untrained in the art of killing, the events that unfold leave her hanging precariously on the edge of death when nothing goes as planned.

Sarai’s reckless choices send her on a path she knows she can never turn back from and so she presents Victor with an ultimatum: help her become more like him and give her a fighting chance, or she’ll do it alone no matter the consequences. Knowing that Sarai cannot become what she wants to be overnight, Victor begins to train her and inevitably their complicated relationship heats up.

As Arthur Hamburg’s right-hand man, Willem Stephens, closes in on his crusade to destroy Sarai, she is left with the crushing realization that she may have bitten off more than she can chew. But Sarai, taking on the new and improved role of Izabel Seyfried, still has a set of deadly skills of her own that will prove to be all she needs to secure her place beside Victor.

But there is one test that Izabel must face that has the potential to destroy everything she is working so hard to achieve. One final test that will not only make her question her decision to want this dangerous life, but will make her question everything she has come to trust about Victor Faust.

My Review:

Also posted on Goodreads

“In our kind of life sometimes terrible things must be done to those we love to clear a path of new beginnings.”

Sarai Cohen or Izabel Seyfried tried to lived a ‘normal’ life for 8 months without Victor Faust. Now that she got a chance to live freely, it seems that this ‘normal’ life isn’t what she craves. She wants to be an assassin. With such recklessness and lack of skills, she almost died of going after Hamburg and puts her life at stake as his men are hunting for her.

“Sarai’s vengeful bloodlust runs deeper than I knew, deeper than she let on to me.”

Victor develops his feelings toward Sarai. Deep down, he cares for this woman and will do anything to keep her safe. However, Sarai doesn’t want him to always save her life. She insist him to train her so she can defend/fight for herself, kill abusive men and also fight alongside with him. She knows it’s not going to be easy and she’s determined to enter a dangerous life. All of these tests ahead of her will make her an assassin. She must trust her instincts and not to trust anyone unless proven can be trusted. The final test she has to endure… will truly test her trust and decision.

This sequel is superb. It may be less intense than Killing Sarai BUT there’s more action and violence (It’s still intense, it’s just that Killing Sarai is more intense to me).I love how it focuses on Izabel’s character as she gets stronger, bolder and better. It’s truly one of the best character developments ever. Izabel Seyfried is a badass woman.

The romance between Victor and Izabel is SCORCHING HOT.Damn! These two.. OMFG. Victor may be a brooding, deadly assassin but there’s so much more to him. I love how he opens up his true feelings that he’s deprived of. My heart melts for them. I swoon over for Victor Faust.

Before you dive into this series, you better brace yourself because it’s really a dark, twisted and suspenseful story.There are some parts that might make you cringe and put you out of your comfort zone. That depends on you. I must say this series is worth the try because it keeps getting better and better. The premise is really good, the plot twists will keep you surprised and more characters are involved likeFredrik Gustavsson – Master of brutality! He really made me curious but he’s scary af. I’m going to read the next book to know more about him.

What a beautiful bloody sequel. I’m now addicted with this series (and to assassins). Definitely a must read series! I love everything about it!

“Staying one step ahead of death, it is our way of life. It is my way of life, and I believe it was always meant to be this way. But as strange as it may seem, I feel perfectly safe in the company of killers. “



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