Title: Periculum: Unus
Series: Devil’s Playground #1
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genres: Dark New Adult Romance
Release Date: 23 April 2020
Tragic and twisted fell in love…
Ave Satanas, something wicked this way comes.
It’s time for the reckoning to begin.
Enter the Devil’s Playground wary where you tread, for demons are lurking with trickery up their sleeves.
Here good and bad cease to exist, and not all will make it to the end.
The price of freedom will be revealed only after bloodshed and rapture. A claiming of one and purging of others.
That audio recording played exactly three minutes before the crash.
It was a riddle, a warning, and a promise. But they didn’t know that until it was too late.
Now stranded with two friends and a group of apprehensive strangers, Liliana Serpine must decide who and who not to trust as they navigate their way through hell in the form of an opulent city.
There’s one person who stands out among the others. He’s got a gorgeous face and darkly enigmatic aura. Being drawn to him is inevitable but staying by his side becomes necessary to survive.
When secrets start being revealed in blood, everything changes. From dabbling in the taboo, being tempted by the forbidden, and falling in lust with the carnage.
For those that make it out of this alive, they’ll never be the same people they once were.
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ARC Source: Author via Enticing Journey Book Promotions
First of all, this book is an actual mind fuck. Second, what did I just read????? I’m not remotely over the story! I don’t even know if I’ll ever be. I seriously need the next book right now. I need to find out more!
“We’re all full of hellish intent, demons wrapped in pretty packages. The more beautiful someone is, the more vicious those demons tend to be.”
This story is really creepy. I couldn’t read the book at night…The uncertainty of what was coming next kept me at the edge of my seat. The plot was so masterfully written that I was right there with the characters. I felt the suspense and I was making assumptions of my own about everything that was happening. It gave me a horror movie vibe, and I can’t watch them at night either!
“I wished for normal but craved the unstable, wanted the filthy and depraved.”
The characters complimented the plot beautifully. We only get Liliana’s POV, so her thoughts are the only ones we have. She’s messed up. She’s been living with her demons for very long but learned to keep her crazy hidden. However, the situation that they are in, brings her demons out to play. From the start it’s clear that she’s not fazed by death, it’s like she’s emotionally dead. The only people she cares about is her best friends.
“A little fear would never satisfy me, puppet. I prefer copious amounts of terror.”
Ciaran is a whole different kind of crazy. He showed a weird interest for her since everything started. He and his friends seem to know more than the others. He isn’t fazed by death either. Him and Liliana are both so detached, that they are perfectly matched. It’s like their demons recognize each other. His unapologetically behavior just adds to his mysterious personality.
I won’t even try to behave like I understood what happened! I finished the book minutes ago. I needed to put my thoughts down right away. The story is swirling in my mind still. I feel the need to read the book again! The cliffhanger, I was left with just gives more questions to be answered. More than once, while I was reading the book, I questioned how Natalie Bennett writes these stories; I really want to find out how! She never disappoints and always delivers a book that’s promised to be as twisted as it can get!!!!!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
With a penchant for (writing) villainous immoral men, and a tendency to deviate away from traditional happily ever afters, Natalie Bennett is an international bestselling author of twisted and unconventional love stories.
When she’s not slaying words she’s somewhere in the sunshine state, happily taking life one curve-ball at a time.
Are you ready for another dark story from Natalie Bennett? I wasn’t!!
Until next time..Demetra xx