Sunday, January 10, 2021

Review - Dangerous Remedy (Dangerous Remedy, #1) by Kat Dunn



 Title: Dangerous Remedy (Dangerous Remedy, #1)

Author: Kat Dunn

Pages: 432

Publisher: Zephyr

Release Date: 7th May 2020


Blurb from Goodreads:

 Camille, a revolutionary's daughter, leads a band of outcasts – a runaway girl, a deserter, an aristocrat in hiding. As the Battalion des Mortes they cheat death, saving those about to meet a bloody end at the blade of Madame La Guillotine. But their latest rescue is not what she seems. The girl's no aristocrat, but her dark and disturbing powers means both the Royalists and the Revolutionaries want her. But who and what is she?

In these dangerous days, no one can be trusted, everyone is to be feared. As Camille learns the truth, she's forced to choose between loyalty to those she loves and the future.


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My Review:

 *I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Head of Zeus and NetGalley*

Camille is the leader of the Battalion des Mortes, a group of outcasts who save people from the guillotine.

The group soon discover that there is more to their latest rescue than there seems when the girl they were charged with saving has strange powers that have both the Revolutionaries and the Royalists hunting her.

What will the Battalion do now that they have the girl's future in their hands?

Can they evade both the Revolutionaries and the Royalists?

I had been looking forward to reading Dangerous Remedy since first hearing about it, as I liked the setting and the concept. However, I ended up being disappointed.

The group of friends that made up the Battalion des Mortes were an interesting mix and it was enjoyable to read their interactions and see how they clashed. I found them all relatable and didn't dislike any of them. Ada and Guil were my favourites and I liked the diversity in the group.

The setting was interesting and it did feel like the characters were in a post-revolution Paris.

The reader is thrown straight into the action and I enjoyed the plot to begin with. However, after a while I found myself losing interest and struggled for the rest of the book to get back into the story and to feel invested in what was happening. While there were a few things that I didn't see coming, they didn't shock me like they should have.

The writing style was easy to follow but I wasn't gripped or immersed in the story.

I didn't end up enjoying this as much as I hoped I would. Unfortunately, I think this was a case where the premise held potential, but the execution didn't quite work for me.

Overall, this was a mixed read for me.


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