Friday, 9 June 2017

REVIEW: The Silver Swan by Amo Jones

The Silver Swan (The Elite King's Club #1) by Amo Jones

Riddle me this... "I am neither dead, nor alive, and I'm not something little Madison can hide. But you will be dead, by the time this is done... the timer starts now, and the games have just begun..." 

Madison Montgomery comes from money and power, but when someone close to her commits the ultimate crime, Madison must live with her tainted name for the rest of her life. When she begins Riverside Preparatory Academy, the private school her father has swept her into in The Hamptons, she hopes for a fresh start. 

What she wasn't hoping for was the pack of bad boys who run the school; ten, to be exact. 

When Madison gains the attention of their leader, Bishop Vincent Hayes, a whole new world that she didn't think existed is exposed to her. A whole world that starts and ends with The Elite Kings Club and these boys, are about to flip her world upside down. 

Secrets are overflowing and family lies are about to be exposed. Is there more to Madison Montgomery than even she knows? 

About this book: I need to admit something right now. The Silver Swan is f*cked. It might be the most insane story I've ever written with equally insane characters. Who knew? You know, when I started this book, it was supposed to be YA. I wanted to write a book that my sisters could read. A book that won't have people look at my mum like "damn... what sort of messed up shit happened to your kid?." The angst, the assholeness, the games, the f**kery, the WHAT THE F**KING F**K ARE YOU DOING !!!... I cannot even.... anyway, this is a warning (and the only one I'll give you). It's crazy. I don't compare my work to my others, but this book is f**ked. It will most likely stomp all the f**k over people's hard limits (and not give a sh*t while it's doing it) and will make you second guess all the morals you thought you had. This most definitely is not looking like a love story right now... more like a..... I don't even.... anyway, I apologise now. You asked for it..

Caroline's Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The students of Riverside Prep are just pawns in their sick and twisted games. They own this school.”

Madison Montgomery arrives at her new private school under a cloud of shocking family scandal. She’s used to being the new girl and the misfit after years of her father constantly uprooting her, and moving from place to place. She’s in for a surprise when she finds out that, in addition to a new step-mother, she also has a new step-brother, Nate, who’s one of a group of bad boys that rule the school – the Elite Kings Club. All beautiful young men, all rich, all seemingly untouchable.

“His eyes continue to summon mine when suddenly I feel as though I’m locked in a trance.”

Bishop Hayes is the unattainable, broody ringleader. Everyone notices how he can’t take his eyes off Madison. She’s trying to keep a low profile, but Bishop, Nate and their gang just won’t leave her be, and she’s sucked into their machinations. Madison knows she should stay away but she’s mesmerised by Bishop.

This novel had me on edge, often frustrated, and absolutely desperate for answers. It’s full of baffling threats, cryptic words, heart-thumping fear, and incredibly raw and sexy moments.

Madison is one hell of a gutsy girl! She’s smart, mouthy, and tough. Needy for friends but reluctant to care so much about them, since her life has been so transient up to now. She fights back with everything she’s got but she knows that things aren’t what they seem. Unfortunately, no one is giving up any secrets.

The guys in this book are the epitome of every bad thing you’ve heard about rich, arrogant young men. Their attitude, their vices, their certainty of their place in the world.

The author portrays this group of entitled, wealthy kids well. The story rattles along, churning up lots and lots of questions, finally coming to a screeching halt in the final pages when a life-changing secret is revealed.

This book had me whirling in confusion, suspicion and a compulsion to keep reading because it was twisty, intensely sexual, intriguing, and absolutely riveting! The next book can't come soon enough!

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