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The Legend of Michael (Zodius #1) by Lisa Renee Jones

May 3rd, 2011 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Received for review

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication date: May 1, 2011

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars


One of an army of human soldiers injected with alien DNA, Michael is a legend within this new race, split between good and evil. Untamable, he has walked on the dark side and returned to the light. Feared and misunderstood, he leaves everything behind, including the one woman destined to be his mate.


Fate leads Michael back to Cassandra Powell, for she holds the key to defending his comrades. With their loyalties divided between duty and the people they love, only together can Cassandra and Michael overcome insurmountable odds to save humanity from the wrath of a madman.

But no ordinary woman can control a creature such as Michael, and only one thing is clear—the world will never be the same…

I have to first get off my chest that this was another book cover that bugged me.  I don’t find the guy on the cover appealing at all and he weirds me out.  Still I have to say I really enjoyed this book!  So don’t judge it by its cover.  I’m a huge fan of Christine Feehan’s Ghostwalker series and this book follows pretty much the same formula.  So if you like that series I highly suggest checking this one out.  You have along the same lines a bunch of strong, military men who were experimented on and given these extraordinary abilities.  The one responsible has some less than savory plans for them and soon it becomes a battle between various factions.  Of course, some of the alpha males who are afraid of what they are becoming are soothed when they find their “match” or mate. 

I loved the characters especially Michael and Cassandra.  Michael is sexy with just the right touch of overbearing protectiveness without being irritating.  Cassandra is a well balanced portrait of spunk, strength and vulnerability.  I thought the chemistry between the two was great and I become completely invested in their story.  Cassandra’s father was an interesting character as well.  At first he seems like a well meaning but slightly misguided man and then slowly reveals the depth of his sick god complex.  This story will keep you engrossed until the very last page.

My only gripe with this book is what happens with Cassandra.  We are given hints as to how females who bond with these men may develop their own powers and skills but we don’t get to see very much of that.  I would have liked to see Cassandra’s developing powers take more of a part in the story.  Still this is a promising new series that I will be following.

Posted in Books, Romance

One Response

  1. Pam (@iwriteinbooks)

    Well, my goodness, that’s quite a cover, now isn’t it? Sounds like an interesting series and hopefully your questions will end up being answered down the road. Fun stuff!

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