Review: Worth (Gray Zone #2) by Adrienne Wilder

May 19, 2015 Review 1

Review: Worth (Gray Zone #2) by Adrienne Wilder

The Gray Zone is a no man’s land between Atlanta and the Dens. In this forgotten section of the city, roam Kin—dragons—and their mixed bred offspring, Lesser-Breds. There are no rules in the Zone, and even the most unwanted people in society are welcome.

Liam has been doing whatever it takes to keep his two brothers, Chris and Kevin, safe from his stepfather. He’s never known kindness. He’s never known what it’s like to be desired. Only used. Then he meets Jericho, a Lesser-Bred living in the Gray Zone.

Only the attraction Liam feels isn’t normal and he soon learns he’s about to enter the first stages of the Shift. The time when his Humaness is wiped away, and sleeping Kin genetics take over.

As if things couldn’t be dangerous enough, Liam’s stepfather goes behind his back and sells Chris into the flesh trade to pay his debts.

Now in order to get the money needed to buy back Chris’s freedom Liam faces sacrificing the life of the only person who’d ever shown him true kindness.

And possibly the only person who can save him as he becomes one of the inhuman.

Title: Worth
Author: Adrienne Wilder
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The First Three Rules, Rule Four and Five, The Final Rule, Complementary Colors
Series: Gray Zone
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: To Adam with Love, Skin Deep
Source: Purchased for Self
Published: May 5, 2015
Genres: Male Male Romance, Paranormal Romance
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames
I absolutely love Wilder’s vision of Atlanta with its Gray Zone, Kin, Lesser-Bred’s and all of the individuals that this world affects. Worth can be read as a stand-alone without having read any of Wilder’s other books. All of her works take place in this gritty dark world where dragons and their half breed and lesser also live. I do think this is one of the darker of her books.
Liam’s life is heartbreakingly tragic. He has never allowed himself anything. His entire life revolves around his two little brothers. He gives them the best that he can provide. He even allows for his stepfather to abuse him to protect Chris and Kevin. The abuse that is Liam’s life is horrific. It has completely taken away all his sense of worth.
Jericho is a Lesser-Bred. Somewhere in his family tree is a Kin. Jericho is not quite a dragon, but he definitely has some of their DNA. I loved Jericho. He is such a perfect much needed person for Liam’s life. His past is a little sad, but he has made the best life that he can for himself. He is not allowed many of the comforts that Humans are allowed. Jericho is the kind of good that Liam really needs in his messed up life.
I liked that Worthwas told from Liam’s point of view. I like to read the occasional first point of view book. I do hope Adrienne plans on giving Liam’s little brothers a book, perhaps set several years into the future. I would like to see where life takes them once they are adults.
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One Response to “Review: Worth (Gray Zone #2) by Adrienne Wilder”

  1. Denise Z

    Worth sounds like an awesome read. I sometimes really want some darkness action and this certainly fits that bill. Thank you for sharing today.