5 Second look at Captive Rebel by Erin McDermott
A Quick Summary
- Marylyn is a spy. She has been tasked with spy inside the palace of the King to get layout and other information or her family gets hurt. She runs away to avoid discovery, when she gets captured by the Prince.
- The Prince holds Marylyn captive and require her to go to state functions so she can’t escape.
- They fall in love and battle the villain together against the King’s wishes.
My Take on the Book :
A good start to a series, but not a book that you have to read again.
Captive Rebel Blurb
Prince Ariston rules over the Allegiant – an elite faction favored by the Greek Gods. Separated from his family at a young age, he became a prisoner to the rebellion.
Marylyn O’Conner is a rebel, forced to do the rebellion’s bidding until an unforgiving family debt is paid. A pawn in the war for rebels to gain their freedom, she is obligated to become a spy, or her family will suffer.
Driven by revenge after returning from captivity, Prince Ariston makes it his mission to hunt down rebel spies, capturing Marylyn O’Conner in the process.
Desperate, Marylyn knows she needs to escape her alluring captor, or risk the safety of her family.
A fast-paced romance that will have you fall in love with each character and keep you turning the pages for more!
My Review of Captive Rebel by Erin McDermott
Full Disclosure: I was emailed by the author and asked to review this book.
I’m not sure I would have found it on my own, but it was a decent read that I did finish and didn’t out right hate. You can tell that Erin McDermott can write.
Marylyn is a rebel spy. She is too busy trying to atone for her brother’s deceit, taking orders, and dreaming of the day where she can finally be reunited with her mom and dad to make friends in a place where she can’t be herself. She is a survivor. She goes from a follower, to a take charge woman by the end of the book.
The character the surprised me the most in the book was Prince Ariston. After being held captive himself for several years, he rides home the very night the Marylyn has to flee and he captures her. But Ariston isn’t the evil minion she imagines him to be. He actually is kind to her. He shields her from his father’s torture. Marylyn recognizes he has also experienced pain and despair, as she has. You can feel her connection to her sworn enemy slowly build throughout the story.
‘I may be an Allegiant, and you a rebel, but those are only meaningless words in the grand scheme of things. They don’t determine who we are.’
Marylyn O’Conner must serve the rebellion to free her family. She is trained as a warrior and goes to live in the Allegient King’s household as a spy. However, Ariston, Prince of the Allegient, escapes from rebel captivity and seeks out the rebels who have infiltrated the castle. Marylyn makes a valiant effort as she flees but is captured.
Ariston treats his captive with kindness. They bond over their history and the pain they have endured over time. However, despite Marylyn’s growing feelings for Ariston, she has to escape. Her family’s lives depend on it.
This dystopian fiction novel is a mix of fantasy, mythology and romance. Yay! Marylyn has a necklace that her mother gave her and on it is the Statue of Liberty. So the author definitely lays hints about the past. With this being the first book in the series, I can’t wait to see how the world came to this point. I also want to know how they came to worship Greek Gods. I love Greek mythology and this just made more interesting but created even more questions about this fascinating world.