Thursday, July 7, 2016

Review: Chaos Rises by Pippa DaCosta

Chaos Rises
Release Date: June 29, 2016
Publisher: Self-Published
Chaos Rises Book #1
ISBN:   1533619271
ISBN13: 9781533619273
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: NetGalley
'When the veil fell, any half bloods not strong enough to withstand Chaos were torn apart. Some, like me and my brother, survived The Fall. Most did not.

That's the good news. The bad news saw a whole other world try and devour ours. Demons, we call them. They came in countless waves. Destroying. Killing. Many people thought it was the end...

The Fall lasted a week.

Tens of thousands died.

Hell almost claimed our world as its own.

And then, from one day to the next, it was over. The veil came back, stronger than ever. I'm not sure if anyone knows how it was put right. But I do know it's been six months since The Fall, me and my brother are on the run, and the leftover demons aren't the most dangerous things in LA.
We are.'

The cover for CHAOS RISES really drew my attention so I read what it was about and realized it was a spinoff of another of Pippa's series and decided I really wanted to get the full spectrum and read The Veil series before diving into CHAOS RISES. So, I read all 5 of the Veil Series books, really enjoyed them and finally started reading CHAOS RISES.

When I read all of CHAOS RISES and put it down, I just didn't get the same gotta read the next book feeling I was hoping for. I liked Gem just fine and I really loved seeing one of the characters—The Prince of Pride— from The Veil series, but the storyline just didn't reel me in. Just to be completely clear, I didn't hate CHAOS RISES, I just didn't love it or like it as much as I did The Veil series. Maybe I shouldn't have read The Veil series before jumping in. Maybe if I didn't love Muse and her crew so much I wouldn't have done so many comparisons. I just don't know.

Another small thing, I really wanted to see Muse and/or Stefan make an appearance. I know it wasn't their book, but I really wanted them to make an appearance at least once. I kept looking for them and they never came *Sad Face*.

I can't say 100% yet if I will pick up book two when it's available. On one hand, there is a lot of room for this series to grow into something I might love and I really liked the The Prince of Pride in The Veil series and wouldn't mind reading more about him. Then there is the other hand where I didn't love CHAOS RISES and found it a bit slow. Only time will tell, but I MIGHT give it a try.

I gave it 3/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.