The Executioner

Part One

Romance - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 12/26/2017
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K S Marsden for Readers' Favorite

In The Executioner by Ana Calin, Alice is hardly a regular student, an ex-heiress who has just had her heart broken, but soon she is about to find out how dangerous the world truly is. The story follows Alice as she tries to move on with her life, after her plan to show that her ex-boyfriend loved her, and not her money, backfires in a spectacular way. The moment she spots a new student, Damian, she is instantly distracted. Alice finds herself embracing life and its challenges again, and is keen to take a hiking trip with some fellow students, up into the mountains. An accident with their train is the first clue that not everything in Alice’s life is as it appears. Suddenly she is thrown into a world of danger and, with every answer, there’s a hundred new questions.

I really enjoyed Calin's suspenseful story, The Executioner. It’s a lot darker than I was expecting, with a lot of violence, bloodshed, and twisted morals. The Executioner really hooks you in, and pulls you along, constantly guessing at who Alice can really trust. All of her potential “allies” have very big question marks over their heads, as they expertly offer their version of the truth to win Alice over to their side. Alice is often left in the middle, constantly at war as to follow her heart or her head, afraid of what will happen either way. The love interest is a straight-up Edward/Christian control freak, setting strict rules about what Alice can and cannot do, who she is allowed to speak to or interact with - which doesn’t appeal to me - but, I’m sure some people will find his overbearing protectiveness attractive. Overall, the story is a great, supernatural spin on a government suspense. I will be continuing with the series.