Monday, September 16, 2013

Sacrifice Of Love (Grey Wolves Series #7) - Quinn Loftis Review


Series: Grey Wolves Series
Book: Sacrifice of Love
Author: Quinn Loftis
Genre: YA, Romance, Fantasy

Book synopsis: As one evil falls, another rises in its place. The powerful witch, Desdemona, has finally been killed by an alliance of wolf, elf, and fae. But Reyaz, brother to Cypher the warlock king, has vowed retribution for a life that was taken from him. Now Cypher must decide not only how to protect his newfound mate and his people, but also how to destroy the only family he has left.
Meanwhile, Jen’s pregnancy progresses and the fateful due date draws ever nearer. The thought of losing Decebel’s child constantly threatens to overwhelm her. With each passing day, Decebel grows more distant, causing Jen to wonder what toll the impending loss of their child is taking on him. Unbeknownst to Jen, in an act of desperation to protect his unborn child and mate, Decebel strikes a deadly bargain with the Great Luna—his life in place of his child’s. There is only one way for that to happen; the bond between he and Jen must be broken.
As Jen as Decebel struggle through their darkness, another kind of darkness is infiltrating Fane’s heart. Doubts and questions linger as he tries to cope with the emotions brought on in the aftermath of Desdemona’s curse. He knows what happened wasn’t real, but still he can’t rid himself of the terrible images seared into his memory. Jacque is his light, the one who keeps the darkness at bay, yet he won’t let her inside to do just that.
Sally continues to learn what it means to be a gypsy healer and Costin struggles to protect her as she runs full speed ahead to help her wolves, heedless of her own safety. She sees her best friends struggling, each enduring their own trials. She’s desperate to help them, but can she keep them safe?
With all of these things hanging heavy over the heads of the Serbia and Romania packs, their attention is divided. The wolves do not even realize a threat has slowly infiltrated their midst. Will they recognize the threat in time to save the lives that precariously hang in the balance?
Against this backdrop of darkness, choices will be made, fears will confronted, and the ultimate sacrifice will be made. Will the wolves stand together to defeat the threats arrayed against them, both from within and without? Will love conquer all? Or will the beleaguered wolves finally succumb to their demons?

Book Review: 
I don't know where to begin, I don't even have a word or a phrase to start with for this review. I'm at such a loss for what this book, what this series has put me through, but I don't regret a second of it.
Quinn has once again proven why she is one of my all time favorite authors, with this last installment in the series. I felt joy, pain, I cried for literally an hour (Freaked my mom out A LOT but I digress). All our favorite furry, and non possible throw rug pelt, bearing characters are back in a story that will probably make you feel more destroyed than you have in some time, if at all. 
Jen is still sassy, even more so now that her butts gotten big along with that belly, Jacque is still the in between of the trio, and Sally is still Sally with her inner Jen letting loose every now and then.
In this story, Quinn not only tests everything in her characters, but in her readers as well as we embarked on the final moments of our time with them. I threw down my kindle onto my couch a very large amount today, and just pointed in frustration. Twists and turns at every corner kept me on my toes, as Quinn always does to me, and I felt the need to pull my hair out. 
It seems like things have spiraled down worse than ever seen before for our characters, and with every turn of the page it seems all is lost. If you have stuck through the series as I have, you will cry your eyes out. You will feel frustration, anger, hurt, and the need to punch things. But, you will also revel in the feelings of joy, laughter, and love brought out in the story with characters who could only bring such things forth even in the bleakest and darkest of times. With an ending that threw me off my couch (literally) you will be left breathless as you turn those final pages of the tale.
It saddens me to know this is what we will know as the end of our favorite characters tales, but its also calming to know that hopefully her worst had passed and no more evil shall be passed unto them. Quinn, has driven me crazy with the laughter and tears in not just this book but series, and once again and I do not and never will regret grabbing the first book out of curiosity. We had a great run, and for all things considered this series will forever be one of my all time favorites for the rest of my life. 
Great job Quinn. Keep it up. We believe in you and everything you do.

Favorite Quotes:

"Something inside me has changed, grown darker, and colder. My wolf rages inside, constantly fighting me for control. I know I musn't give in. For if I do, chaos will come crashing down around us, along with lifeless bodies"

"'No, I'm not giving up on you, but I just might kill you.' She was coming to him; he could feel her getting closer.
'If dying by your hand means I can feel your touch, then you can kill me a thousand times.'"

"'How did I ever deserve to have you as a mate, Mina?' he asked her gently.
He felt her hand brush the back of his neck and her lips against his own.
'When I figure it out, I'll let you know,' she teased."

"'A tonic for what?'
'Overbearing, jealous, obnoxious, yet hot, werewolves.'
Costin let out a laugh that filled the room and flooded Sally's heart with joy.
'Will it affect my good looks,' he asked her playfully.
'Oh yes perfect' she muttered to herself ignoring his question.
'What's perfect?' he asked as he leaned over her shoulder to see what she was doing.
'You just reminded me that I forgot to add something to shrink your ego.'"

"'We aim to please, Peri fairy.
Peri snorted. 'Judging from the look of your expanding belly, I would say you must be succeeding.'
Jacque spewed the water she had been drinking out of her mouth as laughter bubbled up.
Jen patted her rounding stomach and grinned over at her mate. 'What do you think B? How's my aim.'
'Jen,' Jacque was still laughing as she tried to talk, 'your aim is not the one you should be worried about.'
Jen paused as she thought about Jacque's words and then a wicked, wicked grin spread across her face. 'Good call, Jacque. Alright, I'll revise my question,' she looked back over to Decebel. 'B, how's your aim?'"

"Couldn't we just have some pixies hell bent on stealing all the lime Popsicle in the world?"

"You know that isn't true. We can't see in the dark. There is nothing to light the way, so we stumble. We grope around hoping to find out way safe and sound. But there is nothing to grasp onto, and in the dark we can't see those who could help us."

*Note* Not all my favorite quotes I just don't have all the time to type them ALL *Note*

All In All: 
This book as well as the whole series was absolutely amazing! I recommend it to anyone who loves werewolves as much as I do (where are my werewolf loves show me some love!). Remember the first book is free! What are you waiting for? Go! Go! Go!


  1. I read the entire series more than once. Read SOL more than once. I don't know what I expected. I wanted Quinn to fool me and in my third reading say, "Surprise...there's more to come." I did fall more in love with Sally and Costin this time. I wanted to talk with Decebel a little more. And I even had more sympathy for Fane. More in love with them all.