Thursday, May 14, 2015

Review: Anissa's Redemption by Zack Love

This novel contains a detailed synopsis of book 1 in the series and can be read as a standalone. Anissa Toma fled war-torn Syria after narrowly escaping the massacre of her Christian family by Islamists. Fortunate enough to rebuild her shattered life in New York City, the young refugee gained admission to an elite college, where she excelled. Her beauty, brains, and purity soon captured the interest of two powerful men: Michael, an activist working to establish Antioch, the first Mideast Christian state, and Julien, her professor and one of the city’s wealthiest bachelors.

As Anissa's saga continues, the refugee-turned-rising-star must navigate between Michael and Julien, while trying to help her surviving relatives and other vulnerable Christians in Syria. As she gets closer to both men in a complex and evolving love triangle, can she unlock Julien's traumatic childhood to open up his heart? Or will Julien find greater solace from his nightmares and other demons in the sessions with his intriguing therapist? What will Michael do for Antioch and for Anissa, and what will Julien's role be? How far will each person go to help Anissa's remaining family and other persecuted Christians at risk in Syria? Find out in this stunning sequel to "The Syrian Virgin."

My Rating

5 Stars!

My Review
I received an ARC copy of this book via the author, in exchange for an honest review.

Anissa's Redemption picks up the story from The Syrian Virgin without any real break in the dialogue and journal. So if you do like I did and read them back to back it makes for a nice long book. It can be read as a standalone because Zack does give a brief run down of book 1 in the beginning of this book BUT I would pick it up so you don't miss out on anything minor that is not touched on in his brief synopsis.

I don't want to give anything away so I'm going to keep this short and sweet. 
Anissa has been through so much already in the book the Syrian Virgin so you would think that Anissa's Redemption is just about Anissa finding herself and her happily ever after. But it is actually so much more than that. New character's are introduced into the active plot and there are so many shocking twists and turns that you don't see coming. Loss, hurt, heartache, self discovery and Anissa experiences them all over again. It all made for a deeply engrossing book. I can not recommend this book enough. Zack Love has another masterpiece on his hands.

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