Under Fire by W.J. May – Book Review

The Chronicles of Kerrigan – Book 5

Pages: 216
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy, Young Adult/New Adult, Romance
Buy it: Amazon


(From Goodreads)

Now that the secret is out, Rae Kerrigan is determined to find her mother. No amount of convincing from Devon, or the Privy Council, is going to make her believe her mother is not alive. Working with Devon and Luke against the PC’s wishes, Rae will stop at nothing to find her.

Torn between friendship and loyalty, Rae must also choose between Luke and Devon. She can’t continue to deny, or fool herself, any longer. The heart wants what the heart wants.

When the Privy Council begins to question her motives and scrutinizes her every move, she soon finds herself under fire.

Those she trusts become untrustworthy. Those she confides in cannot keep a secret. Those she loves may leave her heartbroken. Will there come a day when she can finally feel free to be herself – no matter the consequences?

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

My Thoughts

I still enjoyed the writing style of May. You can read more details on my thoughts about it from my review of her first book called Rae of Hope. I won’t be repeating certain things and you can go read them there if you haven’t done so already. I did become committed to the story quickly because it follows on from the previous book in the series. I have to admit though, I am wishing the series would get over with soon but there’s still 7 books left.

Once again, the storyline was eventful and full of action. I half expected the bad guy to be who it was because that has been how the story has been going so far. I’m glad she found her mom and that she’s such a bad-ass. I was also happy that Rae and Devon got back together as well, they seem to be connected to each other beyond their control. Just like in Rae of Hope, Dark Nebula, House of Cards and Royal Tea, the story kept me guessing most of the time. As before, there were times that I predicted certain outcomes but mostly I was kept on the edge of my chair again. If you would like to read more about my thoughts on the world that the author created, then you can read my previous posts on this series, especially Rae of Hope.

Rae has really come into her own by this book in the series. I’m glad that May had Rae mention that the Privy Council needs to make up their minds whether they’re children or agents because I agree 100%. I have been enjoying her story as she finds out her family history and what she’s made of. I also like that she is a strong woman that doesn’t stand down and sometimes goes rushing into danger even when the others are a little scared. As always, the dialogue between the male and female characters is different which is good as it would be boring if it was the same for each character. They all have their own voice. It’s easy to follow and brings the image across in my head quite effortlessly.

I enjoyed the normal characters and even the bad guys, they make the story very interesting. Her mom is also one of the new characters that I enjoy. You can see where Rae gets her strength and bad-assery from. Dean Wardell is a strange person. One minute he’s angry and the next he’s not. I don’t trust him at all. In fact, the whole tatu community seems to be untrustworthy, except for Molly, she’s an awesome friend. This is book 5 in a 12 book series. As usual, May closes off a few of the plots lines but there are still many that are still open and more open with each book. I’m wandering if she’s going to be able to get to closing them all by book 12.

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