5 Second look at Trigger by Scarlett Dawn
A Quick Summary
- Poppy is being forced to marry. So what does a badass warrior woman do? Try to join the army, of course. She has to lie her way in and complete a series of test, but she has proven herself before. She can do it again.
- Godric may be a King of business, but he is also a shifter looking for his mate.
- Their world has been cursed by darkness for a long time and when Poppy and Godric get together the end of the curse looks possible…if they can survive.
My Take on the Book :
Average – A rushed plot makes the book the gateway drug to a series and not the book I was hoping it would develop into. Too short to really be a book.
Trigger by Scarlett Dawn Blurb
New York Times bestselling author, Scarlett Dawn, has created a fresh and magical new adventure for romance and paranormal lovers alike. Shifters rule the world through corporations after the humans all but destroyed Earth. It’s too bad humans are still oblivious. They have no clue terrifying beasts run their broken world.
And then along came a human. A beautiful and klutzy human.
She’s the trigger the shifters have been waiting for…
But beware of the soul-sucking darkness soon to follow.
*This is a standalone novel within the Origin series*
*This book is intended for readers 18+*
My Review of Trigger by Scarlett Dawn
Poppy has been trained by her general father to best any test. She is a female that has grown up in a male dominated world. All her life she has had to prove herself worthy of the same recognition that her male counterparts receive. As her 25th birthday approaches, she knows what she has to do. She has to make a choice, become a wife and mother or try and join the army. For Poppy, it’s not really a choice at all.
Godric King is a king. In a world where corporations are the new governments of the world. His is the largest and he is the most powerful man in the world. He makes the rules that everyone else must live by. A true Alpha in every sense of the word, Godric is used to being followed. No one is his equal, but Poppy isn’t intimidated by his power.
In Scarlett Dawn‘s ‘Trigger we find ourselves dropped into a dystopian future after a war that decimated most of the population. The planet is divided into ruling Corporations with their own army and the Liberated Army, kind of the resistance. Forced marriage is establish to repopulate the world, but there is very, very little world building. The steampunk accents the author did give were interesting. This book is really a novella is disgust and if you go into thinking of it like one, you won’t be as disappointed as many of us were. We do eventually get to learn about the existence of shifters, who is who, mates, mating problems, bad magic and a mysterious enemy but the ending is purposefully vague.
The main characters start the book hooking up the first time they meet, actually looking at each other’s faces only just before moving towards a private place. Call me old-fashioned all you want (I am the Lady Reader after all) the insta-hook up is unbelievable and always leaves me thinking, “That sucks that you couldn’t think of a better way to get the characters to where they needed to be.”
At least I can say I liked them together, their banter, the introduction of details of the shifter world. But there is little depth to their connection, no time to really develop a bond. Godric plays the vain, arrogant lion well, he is also quickly tender, but for being someone so important, a leader of most of the planet, he seems to have all the time in the the world just to follow his one night stand around and he falls in love almost immediately. I missed, needed more time to feel their love blossoming for real.
And what about Poppy? She’s supposed to be a kick-ass, independent military trained heroine best at everything, We follow all her tests to be accepted into the army of her father’s enemy.She’s supposed to be a kick-ass, independent military trained heroine best at everything. She has sass, which I love but at times it comes off as arrogance. The bigger problems where that the struggles of the book didn’t really feel like much of a struggle at all. She faints after discovering the truth about shifters for the first time, but other than that and the initial dread/incredulity, she’s immediately ok with the whole thing. After all, it happens every day one finds out to be the life mate of the Shifter’s King and now an immortal too, right? Right. No time to develop much her character at all.
Considering the amount of characters presented, I figured out that this was going to be a series. So many things where eluded to and never examined, explained or talked about with much depth at all. So, wait for the last book, like I should have done and read them all at once. The story will make more sense and you won’t have to feel like I do right now, disappointed. Scarlett Dawn, you gave me a great bite of cake and told me the rest has to wait. 🙁