Author: Nicholas Bella
Series: Gods and Slaves #2
“Favor of the gods is given to those with passion.”
Mateo has quickly learned that his fate is at the mercy of the gods and the frenzied crowd at the arena. Knowing that if he has any hope of gaining his freedom, it will be through the blood he sheds on the sands. That is his destiny… or is it? When his prowess in the arena catches the eye and desires of the very same god who not only spared his life before but also took his virginity, his destiny may very well change directions. Only one problem… humans and gods aren’t supposed to let their emotions get entangled. Will such a forbidden act doom him… or free him
Paranormal Romance: The first book was a nice surprise, even though it was filled with brutality or maybe thanks to that… I don’t know. I can only say it was something unexpected that I liked and enjoyed. This second book of the trilogy is much more vanilla. It is a more mainstream approach to a Paranormal Romance novel set in a dystopian world. Its pace is quite fast and the pages flow easily, so getting bored is not an option. This time we even have a love development between Mateo and Eloy that looked like something far-feteched after finishing the first book. Their relationship is weird, but somehow enjoyable.
Weak: As I have mentioned, in this second story there is barely anykind of suffering for Mateo. Am I a bad person for looking forward to it? I mean, I kind of liked those dark scenes from the first book. In comparison, Destiny is way lighter. I feel that with that change, part of what makes the first book so special is missing. Next time maybe?