I’ve ‘put off’ writing my review for a while; I inhaled the first five books in the series in a matter of days and was honestly like ‘what have I just read?’ To say it was frustrating to find out Final Debt was still to come is an understatement. I NEED this book. The Indebted Series just is. It doesn’t try, it doesn’t force, it doesn’t coerce. It just is. It is one hell of a ride and the second I finished I messaged Pepper to thank her because sometimes you just have to fangirl…and I’ve been (not so) patiently waiting for Final Debt’s release. So yes, I have ‘put off’ writing this review because it’s difficult to put a story so intense, so compelling, so enchanting and so diverse, into words that will do it justice. But I’m going to try (sorry, Pepper!)… I fell in love with Nila the second I met her and I fell in love with Jethro shortly after and it was a crazy, emotional, conflicting journey, praying they’ll get what they deserve. Freedom, and each other. Pepper weaves an intricate tale of twists and turns that had my heart racing, my blood pumping and my head spinning. Very rarely does a story capture my attention the way each and every book of this series has done. As a Brit, I find it refreshing to read a story set in England that avoids the stereotypes and injects the traditions and darkness of old-Britain with the excitement of modern day England. It’s a unique story; one that made me grip my kindle with white-knuckle force, take deep, steadying breaths to try and calm my hunger to LIVE this story, and scrub at my eyes in a desperate attempt to keep them open so I could read and read and read. It’s near impossible to think of characters who I loved (and hated, at times) as much as Nila Weaver and Jethro Hawk. Nila, a strong, independent and fierce woman and Jet, a tortured, powerful and insanely loveable hero/villain (yes, he was both!) are probably one of my favourite book couples of all time, and – I know I’m rambling, but let me just make this point – I felt the same strong feelings for the secondary characters in this series. Pepper created characters who are easy to love, albeit frustrating at times and totally overwhelming (n.b. This is NOT a bad thing!). She has also created inspiring, heroic, vile characters who made my head pound with disdain and my heart ache with sorrow. I began the Indebted series back in July and I CANNOT wait to get my hands on Final Debt. Since finishing the first instalments I’ve been recommending this series to anyone who will listen and, let me be blunt here, I’m recommending it to you, whoever you are and whatever genre you find yourself drawn to, because this – the Indebted series – has it all. It was a complete page-turning, soul-commandeering story and I challenge anyone to read it and not feel the same way.
Pepper did a really handy thing in posting all of her book links in one place. I’m spreading the love and I’m going to put them all here for you. Debt Inheritance, the first book in the series is FREE. No excuse not to give it a go. Keep a few days spare because if you’re anything like me, you won’t be able to stop!
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