Snapped by TM Smith

Blog Tour #Review – Snapped by T.M Smith

Synopsis

Cillian feels his life was stolen from him and is out for revenge. Grieving and seeking retribution for the death of his twin sister, August is easy prey. Cillian latches onto his grief and feeds into it, using the Outkast as a weapon to strike out at the family that abandoned him. When August learns the truth behind his sister’s death, everything changes.

Hector arrives at House Gaeland for a wedding, only to wind up in the middle of an unexpected war between brothers. He finds himself inexplicably drawn to an Outkast with hair as fiery as his temper. The immediate, intense, and mutual attraction stirs up an entirely different set of issues. To be together, August and Hector will need to thwart the most evil of plans and accomplish the most daring of rescues, all before Cirian follows through with his threat to drop August off the side of a cliff.

The people of House Gaeland have endured much, and yet, there is more trouble on the horizon. A birth and a wedding are far too much happiness for the universe to allow, so to level the playing field, the devil must add his cards to the deck. Violence begets violence and Cirian is perfectly willing to take a dagger to his brother, if need be. Will he feel the same if the blood spilled belongs to someone much closer to his heart?

Snapped is the third book in the Opposites series, the series must be read in order. It is an adult, dystopian majorly M/M series that encompasses all manners of relationships (including M/F and F/F). In this world logic is irrelevant, love is key, and things get broken—just ask Aiyan and Kaden.

 *Warning* there is a brief mention of sexual assault, though not in detail.

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Review

Snapped reintroduces readers to the Opposites universe with quite a few flashbacks peppered through the first 20% or so of the read. New events are interwoven with those in the past to create a new web that seems ever more complicated. As attitudes towards Opposites, those with what we’d call a straight sexual orientation, are changing and the houses ruling the world are discussing allowing such formerly banned relationships, the rebel outkasts led by Cillian, the main villain of the series, continue their quest for vengeance.

This vengeance seems to be the theme of the “dark side” of the story. August wants to avenge his sister’s death, pushed and manipulated bu Cillian who’s lied about the circumstances of her death; Cillian wants pay back for what has been taken away from him, when his own father sent him away at birth for not fitting societal norm.

Yet this revenge philosophy is reflected in the characters described as being on the good side. Ayan wants Cillian punished for kidnapping and torturing his husband. Later, the same fate is shared by Cirian–father to Ayan and brother to Cillian.

While enjoyable and entertaining as a read, what Snapped lacks is a compelling villain, that breaks from the norm of  “he’s evil just because” and a few shades of gray. Cirian, this all evil manipulator who has the patience to plan his revenge for long years, is actually very unstable, with his mood jumping every which way at a moment’s notice. That trait seems to be added just to fit a purpose, and doesn’t really match someone who’s required to have patience and foresight to plan something so grand.

And while Cirian is evil just because he is, a few flashes of his past pain could have given him a better motivation than mere jealousy. The other side, those who are in power now, would kill him with no remorse. His brother shows no concern for the fact his brother had been sent away, left to his own devices. No one ever gives a lot of thought to what turned Cirian into what he is – being discarded as a new born because of what he was, not who he was.

Despite the too clear-cut good versus evil paradigm, Snapped and the Opposites series describes a very unique and interesting world. That vision, with its history, politics, and religion, is definitely worth exploring.

The Opposites Series

The Opposites series, book 1 

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Smashwords | iTunes

Also available on Audiobook: Amazon | Audible | iTunes

Read my review here.

The Library 

An Opposites novella {book 1.5}

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | iTunes

Also available on Audiobook: Amazon | Audible | iTunes

Read my review here.

Appearances

The Opposites series, book 2

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Smashwords

Available in Audiobook summer of 2017!

Read my review here.

The Cellar 

An Opposites novella {book 2.5}

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | iTunes

Also available on Audiobook: Amazon | Audible | iTunes

Opposites series

About the author

A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; TM Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. A Texas transplant, she now calls DFW her home. Most days she can be found curled up with a good book, or ticking away on her next novel.

Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, she is passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights. Because, seriously people, Love is Love!

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Writer, traveler, coffee and book addict, and also founder of EyesOnBooks. I've loved books all my life and now they are a huge part of my work. I have been blogging for about twelve years and have worked as a PR and marketing consultant in the IT&C field before shifting all my focus to books and authors.


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