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ARC Review: Insolent (Sinister Collection #4) by Cynthia A. Rodriguez is available now!

𝕾𝖎𝖓𝖎𝖘𝖙𝖊𝖗 𝕱𝖆𝖎𝖗𝖞 𝕿𝖆𝖑𝖊 𝕮𝖔𝖑𝖑𝖊𝖈𝖙𝖎𝖔𝖓 #4


𝔹𝕪: Cynthia A. Rodriguez

𝔾𝕖𝕟𝕣𝕖: Dark & Twisted Romance

ℝ𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕖 𝔻𝕒𝕥𝕖: December. 09, 2019

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𝔹𝕝𝕦𝕣𝕓 –

There’s a girl screaming at the top of a hill,
Burdened by a duty she was born to fulfill.
There’s a quiet killer lurking nearby,
Watching as she wishes only to die.
She’s tasked by her mother to marry a man,
Until the demon from hell puts a wrench in the plan.
Their fates will twine in inconceivable ways.
But where one goes, the other cannot stay.
How could she fall for such a man, you ask?
For the girl with no heart, it was the easiest task.

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💀🏹𝕄𝕪 ℝ𝕖𝕧𝕚𝕖𝕨🏹💀

Confessions 3 1_2 Stars

How could a woman fall in love with a man sent straight from Hell? First, she fell in love with the rage. Then the freedom. Then the blood. And then, him.

Insolent by Cynthia A. Rodriguez is book number four from the multi-author Sinister Fairy Tale Collection! I have been really enjoying these twisted, dark fairytales! This is my first read from Rodriguez and I’m definitely interested in reading more of her work at some point. Insolent is a dark retelling of Brave but instead of Merida’s story, we have Moira’s story. Even though Insolent starts off with a somewhat similar storyline, Insolent is a completely different story!

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Moira MacQuarrie has been locked away her entire life. She is mentally and physically abused by her mother, but only enough that her scars aren’t too noticeable and won’t attract too much attention. Of course, they don’t want to damage their merchandise, her parents have big plans for Moira. Those plans being to marry her off to the highest bidder to keep the family business afloat. Her mother abuses her, her three brothers participate in her mother’s abuse, and her father turns a blind eye allowing it all to happen.

Moria is nothing but a captive and all she’s ever wanted is her freedom.

The sunflower who bloomed without the sun.

One day while Moira is out galavanting while she’s supposed to be at her archery lesson, she meets a dark stranger. Moria is intrigued by the beautiful dark stranger but before she can question him, he disappears back into the woods where he came from.

The dreaded day finally comes. Eligible bachelors are at Moria’s home so she can be flaunted like a prize pony until her parents choose her suitor. When suddenly her home is attacked, leaving almost everyone slaughtered and Moria captured.

Although Moria is finally away from her tormentors, she worries she’s only traded one prison for another.

Promises made are promises to often broken.

But the more time the two spend together, the more they both see how much alike they really are. There’s a darkness inside Moria that Sol wants to explore. And he can’t help but want to keep her.

But keeping her was never a part of the plan.

But the more time he spends with her, the more he can’t help but fall for her.

I think I’ll keep you, girasol.

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Sol is a contract killer. Although named after the sun, he’s nothing but dark. Slaughtering the MacQuarrie’s was no contract hit… it was Sol’s revenge and he won’t stop until every last MacQuarrie is in the ground.

But the more time he spends with Moria, the harder it is not to fall for the girl with the fighting spirit. Moria is so starved for attention she can’t help but crave it from her dark knight.

Will Sol be able to end the last of the MacQuarrie’s?

You’ll have to check out Insolent to find out.

She is both his tribulation and his triumph. But he would only ever be her ruin.

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I really enjoyed the plot of this one, and I really, really wanted to give it 5-stars. But there were just too many things that as far as my personal preference, I didn’t care for. For starters, the story is told in the third person point of view and I don’t care for reads like that, at all. I just can’t connect with characters when written that way. If I didn’t like the plotline as much as I did then I wouldn’t have continued reading once I saw that. The second downfall for me was that there is literally no steam. There were a few times I thought that there was going to be a steamy scene, but it would fade to black. I don’t know about you, but I need some steam with my dark and deranged reads. Again, this is all just personal preference stuff. This one just wasn’t for me, unfortunately.

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He may have been named for the sun, but she looks as though she swallowed it.❞

From what I understood about Moira, she wasn’t as innocent as she seemed. Maybe it was the abuse that helped shape her into who she was, but she craved the darkness just as much as Sol. Even though she had suffered a lot, she’s still a fighter. I liked her character, I’m just not able to connect with characters when I don’t have their POV’s.

Those days that you weren’t mine were torture enough. I have to try to torture you. You have to breathe to nearly kill me.

Sol was my favorite character from Insolent. He’s dark, dangerous, and delicious my favorite things in an anti-hero, plus he was a cold-blooded killer that was also a sweetheart. Most of the quotes I highlighted were from Sol. Again, I really, really wish this book had been written in at least one of the character’s points of view.

I was meant to find you, girasol.

Their love story starts off dark and twisted but it’s a love story all the same. I did like that the heroine was just as dark and twisted as the hero… well anti-hero, they were quite the match. Again, without any real steam, I just wasn’t able to see the passion and need between them.

I had figured out the ending about mid-way through. Obviously, I didn’t know exactly what was going to happen but I caught on fairly quickly with there the story was going.

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Again, I really enjoyed the plot of Insolent and my only dislikes were personal preferences. The author did a wonderful job though and I’m still interested in checking out more of her work, just maybe next time with something a bit more steamier and from one of the character points of view.

I’ve really enjoyed all these Sinister Fairy Tales, Madness by Kailee Reese Samuels is up next and from the looks of the blurb, that one may be about Alice in Wonderland so I am super excited!

Her prince will not look like a knight in shining armor, because he is not one. That she is not a damsel in distress, either. She is a woman who needs to be given the chance to fight for herself and take back her life.

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💀🏹ℂ𝕠𝕟𝕗𝕖𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕆𝕗 𝔸 𝔹𝕚𝕓𝕝𝕚𝕠𝕡𝕙𝕚𝕝𝕖’𝕤 𝕆𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕒𝕝𝕝 ℝ𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕘🏹💀

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 𝟙/𝟚 – I really loved the plot, unfortunately, this one just wasn’t for me. It’s written in third person point of view and that’s just not something I prefer. Plus I found it very confusing, up until about midway through I was under the impression that this wasn’t a contemporary read, but come to find out it actually was… I think? Yeah, the plot had a lot of potential but this one just wasn’t a winner for me. Sorry 😕

🔥 – Now, this is why, unfortunately, my rating dropped tremendously. Although there were passionate scenes, as soon as it started to get good they would fade to black. I don’t like that. I like some steam with my dark and deranged reads and this one just didn’t give that to me, at all.

🌪 ℂ𝕝𝕚𝕗𝕗𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕣 𝕎𝕒𝕣𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘 – Nope, no cliffhanger. After a whole lot of bloodshed Sol and Moira’s story wraps up nicely. Up next is Madness by Kailee Reese Samuels and from what I’ve seen it looks like that fairy tale is a twisted version of Alice In Wonderland!

*** *** *** *** *** *** 

𝔾𝕣𝕒𝕓 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕔𝕠𝕡𝕪 𝕠𝕗 𝕀𝕟𝕤𝕠𝕝𝕖𝕟𝕥 𝕥𝕠𝕕𝕒𝕪!

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𝕬𝖑𝖘𝖔 𝕬𝖛𝖆𝖎𝖑𝖆𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕴𝖓 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕾𝖎𝖓𝖎𝖘𝖙𝖊𝖗 𝕱𝖆𝖎𝖗𝖞 𝕿𝖆𝖑𝖊 𝕮𝖔𝖑𝖑𝖊𝖈𝖙𝖎𝖔𝖓

Venom (Sinister Fairy Tales Collection #1) by Dee Garcia


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Cold Queen (Sinister Fairy Tales Collection #2) by K Webster

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Sacrifice (Sinister Fairy Tales Collection #3) by Isabelle N. Blanco

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𝔸𝕓𝕠𝕦𝕥 𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝔸𝕦𝕥𝕙𝕠𝕣

Cynthia A. Rodriguez

Cynthia A. Rodriguez

Cynthia hates writing her own bio. In her down-time, you can find her watching movies, ranging anywhere from classic to action flicks (she has a weakness for Marvel adaptations), and reading any novel she can get her hands on.


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