ARC Review, Caged Warrior by Lindsey Piper

June 20, 2013     Danielle Romero     5 Stars, ARC, reviews

Release Date: June 25, 2013
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages 400

Book Blurb: Ten years ago, Audrey MacLaren chose to marry her human lover, making her an exile from the Dragon Kings, an ancient race of demons once worshiped as earthly gods. Audrey and her husband managed to conceive, and their son is the first natural-born Dragon King in a generation—which makes him irresistible to the sadistic scientist whose mafia-funded technology allows demon procreation. In the year since her husband was murdered, Audrey and her little boy have endured hideous experiments.

Shackled with a collar and bound for life, Leto Garnis is a Cage warrior. Only through combat can Dragon Kings earn the privilege of conceiving children. Leto uses his superhuman speed and reflexes to secure the right for his two sisters to start families. After torture reveals Audrey’s astonishing pyrokenesis, she is sent to fight in the Cages. If she survives a year, she will be reunited with her son. Leto is charged with her training. Initially, he has no sympathy for her plight. But if natural conception is possible, what has he been fighting for? As enemies, sparring partners, lovers, and eventual allies, Leto and Audrey learn that in a violent underground world, love is the only prize worth winning.

My Review: The is one for the record books. I had never read anything from or even heard of author Lindsey Piper and for that I am shocked because her book Caged Warrior was AMAZING! It was impossible for me to put it down. Audrey/Nynn suffers through so much but she keeps on fighting and she never gives up. There were moments when I wanted to cry because I felt her pain as if it were my own. The author evoked that much emotion and the relationship that develops between her and Leto is surprising in how it blossoms. At first I wanted to hate him but couldn’t and then I wanted to hit her for being angry with him. The emotional roller coaster that Caged Warrior put me through was exhausting to say the least but I devoured every sentence, every word, and rolled with the punches right beside Audrey/Nynn. Caged Warrior is unlike anything I have ever read. It is a truly EPIC read that I HIGHLY recommend. I cannot wait to see what Lindsey Piper has in store for her next Dragon Kings book and I plan on reading and re-reading this book as the years go by. This is a story to remember!

This is one is oh so shelf worthy! Follow the link to grab/ preorder your copy! It won’t disappoint! and check out my review of the prequel to The Dragon Kings books HERE

Amazon Buy Link: Caged Warrior: Dragon Kings Book One