Monday, 5 September 2016

Unthinkable by Nina Croft

Title: Unthinkable
Series: The Tribe (#1)
Author: Nina Croft
From: ARC
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Sci-fi
Release Date: 5th September 2016
Challenges: 2016 New Release Challenge, Summer COYER 2016
Links: Goodreads - Amazon 
Synopsis (from Goodreads): Jake Callahan, leader of the Tribe, has always believed he’s one of the good guys. Now, hunted by the government he used to work for, he’s taking a crash course in being bad. What he desperately needs is a bargaining tool, and that’s unfortunate for Christa Winters, daughter of Jake’s former boss. Christa is a scientist, a total geek, and a good girl with a secret hankering for bad boys. Which turns out to be embarrassingly inconvenient when she’s kidnapped by a stunningly gorgeous—but obviously bad-to-the-bone—man intent on using her against the father she loves. A man with a seemingly uncanny ability to know exactly when she’s thinking about kissing him—which is most of the time. But people are dying, and it becomes clear that the stakes are much higher than Jake ever imagined. Someone is out to obliterate the Tribe and everyone associated with it, including Christa. Only by working together to uncover the secrets behind the past, can they ever hope to have a future.

I got super excited about a new series from Nina Croft! She's one of those authors that I know I'll enjoy regardless of genre or series, and Unthinkable was no exception! This was completely different from any of Croft's other books and I can't wait to see where it goes next! 

Christa and Jake had good chemistry, and the relationship built between them slowly, but they didn't let that stop them from focusing on the issues that were really facing them. On top of this during her time as his captive, neither of the two of them just ignored that fact. While they still held a pull towards each other they didn't pretend that there was nothing wrong with the situation.

The background and lore surrounding the Tribe was interesting, though there is still plenty more mysteries to be solved! I loved the way that Croft had the characters learning about what they could do at the same time as the reader. There was a twist or two in this regard, one of which I actually saw coming. 

There was also plenty of action in Unthinkable and it was fast paced which kept me completely engaged. The action didn't always work out the best for the characters involved and that gave it a more gritty feel, as well as keeping the reader on the edge of their seat. 

This was another great read from Nina Croft and I'm looking forward to more from the series!