Title: Mortal Obligation
Author: Nichole Chase
Published: Createspace, August 2011
Series: Book 1, Dark Betrayal Trilogy
First Line: "The spot between her shoulder blades had been itching and crawling all night."
Summary: Seventeen year old Ree McKenna has three goals: get through high school, convince her crush she is more than his best friend’s little sister, and save money for college. Fate, though, has other plans for her. After the untimely death of her older brother, Ree is haunted by dreadful nightmares and terrifying visions. To make matters worse, Ree has started to suspect that something dangerous is stalking her from the shadows. A night full of frightening surprises leaves Ree with unsettling news. Gifted by the gods with unusual powers, she must devote herself to a battle that could very well lead to not only her death, but the demise of everyone she knows and loves. After all, Ree is the only mortal standing between the Earth and utter darkness. (Taken from Goodreads)
Thoughts: Mortal Obligation is quite a unique novel. I thought that it had a really great execution and there was just action from the word go. It was really good to be sucked into the story and then to keep getting pulled into the story so that I could get it read in no time.
I liked Ree as a character and I thought her full name Alastriana, was really cool. It was different, unique and I really liked it. I also liked Paden and Juliette. Actually, come to think of it there wasn't really any of Ree's friends that I didn't not like.
There was one little thing that irked me a bit and that was the way Ree and Payden acted around each other. They just made me want to grab them and push them together, at times it was so frustrating!
I thought that Ree's power was really interesting and I loved the whole concept of this book. I'm always interested in Gods and Goddesses and so this one was great. I'm curious to learn more about the powers and what these Gods and Goddesses do as well.
Mortal Obligation is quite a short book so it's quite easy to breeze through it. I did think that the ending was kind of abrupt though, but in saying that it is the first book in the series. I thought it did a good job setting up the series though. Especially with the little twist at the end that I have to admit I was not expecting at all. It was definitely a good twist though.
Overall, I enjoyed Mortal Obligation. I look forward to continuing with the series.
Did you like my review? Did the excerpt have you interested in finding out more?
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