Goodreads: Beyond the Code

Author: Kelsey Rae Barthel

Published: 30th January 2018 (Quill (Ips))

Source: Copy from Publicist

Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)

Official Summary: “To the common world, Aurora Falon is merely the pampered daughter of a rich and influential family. But to the secret world of The Order, she is Luna, the powerful and formidable warrior knight, under the rule of her master, Cole Iver. Together, they strive to bring down Damon Lexus, a wicked master who uses her knights in cowardly and dishonourable ways for her own selfish desires. But when they obtain evidence that may bring Damon Lexus under the judgement of The Order’s ruling power, The Hand Council, Damon makes a rash decision and orders the assassination of Cole Iver.

By pure coincidence, Luna catches Damon’s knight in the act but is too late to save her master and kills the assassin in a moment of grief stricken rage. Luna knows the one with her master’s blood on her hands is not the one she killed, she seeks the assassin’s master. But after a failed attempt at revenge, Luna is pulled from the depths of her dark anger and put on a better path by the Hunter who was ordered to kill her. Together, they will work to break away from being mere tools for the powerful and become heroes.” – Goodreads

Review: Action and more action. From the first pages to the last pages there was plenty of action. The fighting was very much on point, at no point was I confused with what was happening. I liked how the Author kept hinting subtle that maybe the character is more than she knows. Added an ooo wonder where that going to go edge to the story.

I did get a little confused with the Luna and Aurora switching about. Especially with both their relationship with Cole. I was left going what the hell is going on? Not proud but took me a little too long to get it was the same person, she just has two faces.

I liked how the Author didn’t rush it either, she knew she was planning for more books. So she let the story breath and flesh itself out. I have a feeling she has big plans.

(Disclaimer: I received a copy from Publicist who works for the Author. Does not affect my review)