The Aswang Wars, Book 1
Rating: 2 Cups
Jei Rivera is a fighter and a good one at that. He has a kind of sixth sense–a voice in his head knows what is about to happen and what Jei needs to do to win. The only problem is–he has lost his memory and knows nothing about who he is except for his name and for the voice in his head.
Malaya is a shifter who says she knows Jei since before his memory loss. She tells him he is also a shifter, and now that he has been found, he is in danger from an enemy tribe.
Returning to Malaya’s home, a place she insists is also Jei’s home, is dangerous. There are enemies everywhere, and the pair is constantly battling and avoiding capture. Malaya is also keeping a secret from Jei, while he starts to have feelings for her, over the course of the long journey.
Ms. Meadow’s descriptions of the Philippines bring it to life–the sounds, the colors, the animals. Everything is made real, in what otherwise is a difficult book. There are secrets throughout the story, which leave you feeling like you have missed something. At the same time, it has you on the edge of your seat waiting for something that never happens. As the first book in the series, the story does not reach a definite conclusion, leaving even more unanswered questions.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More