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Bleak Devotion

Bleak Devotion - Gemma Drazin I would like to thank the author for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Doing so does not sway my review in any way.

Ingenious, original, nail-biting and just plain spectacular doesn't even come close to how I feel about this book. I can honestly say that I've never read anything quite like this. For those who read and enjoyed [b:Warm Bodies|7619057|Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)|Isaac Marion|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1323400027s/7619057.jpg|10090210] by [a:Isaac Marion|1302285|Isaac Marion|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1307641785p2/1302285.jpg], you will find yourself eating up every page of this book.

This dystopian book has to do with an alien invasion, but instead of just centering on bits and pieces, you get the sense of how it has affected the survivors featured in this novel, the changes that they have gone through and the side of the aliens that have been exterminating the human race. You find out so much more about the alien history, their fight for survival, why they came to Earth and what they want, but through the eyes of an alien that has seen through the atrocities and knows what his race is doing is wrong and trying to find his way through it and coming out the better man.

There are lessons to be learned through this story. Lessons of tolerance, lessons of how history can repeat itself if left unchecked, lessons of trust, hope and love. You will find yourself wondering how someone could love such a hurtful being that realizing a split second later, how just one change can create a world full of changes.

A great story, very well written, never dull and extremely vivid with characterization and scenery. I would love to read more about Blade, Jessica, their group of friends and further interactions with the aliens as a whole. Their story has so many possibilities and would be amazing to dive in to.

Well done, Gemma Drazin, very, very well done.