Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Iniquity (Ascent, #1) by Melody Winter

Athena Harrow is about to turn twenty-one, but there will be no celebration. What is there to celebrate when the world is ruled by demons?

She hates the darkness the demons brought with them and longs for the light to return to the world—a world she only vaguely remembers. The people in her forest village blindly accept the life the demons forced upon them, even tolerating the yearly ascension ceremony where all the girls who have turned twenty-one are either sent away to serve the Master Demon or left in the village and forced to procreate.

But Paymon, the assigned village demon, selects a different role for Athena, a role that pits her against the village. While she adapts to her new life, Erebus, a younger, more powerful demon, arrives, and Athena must play a dangerous game with his emotions in return for information about the demon’s reign of darkness.

As Athena’s dreams of restoring the light begin to fade, her life with Erebus takes an unexpected turn, and this time it’s her life being put to the test.

Set in the forest around Buttercrambe in North Yorkshire, England, INIQUITY explores the frightening, darker side of romance and the uncontrolled emotions it can unleash.

4 out of 5 stars

Get ready for an adventure! Iniquity is a unique fantasy mixed with romance and some action. I couldn't put it down.

This dystopia is so creative. Electricity and machines are just old memories. Demons control the humans, and sunlight is always covered by powerful magic.

I loved reading about Athena, Paymon, and Erebus. My heart was all over the place. As a sucker for romance, I was not disappointed in that department.

I can't wait for the next book!!!!!!!!!!!!