Imagine the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Betty Crocker.
That's Pierce in a nutshell.
Pierce has been on the run for two years from the man who held her captive in a vampire compound for almost a decade. Life on the run would be a lot simpler if she didn't suffer from several social disorders and 'quirks', have a ten-year-old brat in tow, as well as have two characters from a 1945 classic film living in her head and guiding her at every turn.
Author: J.C. Mells
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Escaped, Pinked, Perfect, Napoleon - a novella
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Escaped, Pinked, Perfect, Napoleon - a novella
Published: April 9th 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
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As I sit down to write this review I find myself still in a book coma. My brain can’t seem to move forward. HOLY SNICKER-DOODLES what a book! I am completely blown away by Pierced.
This incredible story is raw and brutal at times. The beginning chapters tend to drag a bit but it is a necessary evil since it is where quite a bit of the back story takes place. Once you get past the third chapter the pacing of the story builds as each piece of the puzzle drops into place. The genre is listed as Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance. Truly I found no romance in this book, the harshness of Pierce’s life I believe had no room for such luxuries, but this is most certainly UF/PN. There are vampires and werewolves (excuse me) wolves in this story but let me make it very clear this is not your typical paranormal story.
This book is loaded with an outstanding cast of characters with Pierce being the primary. There are so many important players I refuse to call any of them secondary. Each one of their unique personalities is so perfectly written by author J.C. Mells that if one went missing the story would collapse like a house of cards. Okay the inner monologues with Mildred and Veda were sometimes confusing and a bit annoy but I don’t think the story would have been as powerful without them.
There is so much I would love to tell you about this book but this is one story you have to experience on your own. One only has to look at the cover to understand this is a very unique story. Pierced is hands down easily the best book I have read this year. I already see there is a novella in this series and I will be gobbling that up soon. J.C. Mells is definitely an author to watch. Pierced is a must read book.
Get. It. Now.