Monday, September 7, 2015

Review & Giveaway - Sacrifice (The Tribute Series, Book 1) by Kate Pearce

The Tribute Series, Book 1
by Kate Pearce

Awaiting execution on a foreign planet, Anna Lee has nothing left to lose—until Commander Rehz Akran offers her a chance to escape her fate. Anything is better than death, but when her training for Akran’s mysterious mission begins, the brutality is hard to take . . . especially since Anna has no idea what the workouts, beatings, and endless sexual demands are preparing her for. 

Rehz Akran doesn’t deal with failure. He’s determined that his last trainee will survive her immersion in an unimaginably alien world and return alive—even if it means she’ll hate him forever. He needs to stay detached, but his new recruit makes that impossible. Soon he’s willing to defy his own training for a chance to forge a true connection with Anna. 

It’s Rehz’s job to teach Anna to survive as a Tribute. And if she does, it’s his task to help her overcome the trauma of the experience. But this time he isn’t doing it to save his planet. This time he’s doing it for love.

My Review:
I have to say that this was an intense book!  Commander Rehz Akran offers Anna Lee a chance at life, die in prison or train for a mysterious mission and have a small chance at surviving.  Anna Lee decides that a small chance is better than no chance but she sure did not know what she was in for!  Her training is brutal and very intense, so readers be aware that this book has very dark scenes!  I spent a good portion of this book not liking Rehz at all but as the story develops, the mystery was slowly revealed and I came to understand his methods.  Anna Lee is one strong and intelligent woman who slowly wins Rehz's heart and that convinces him that he must do everything in his power to help her survive if he wants a chance at winning her love. 
I will repeat that some of the training sessions in this story are very brutal but the intense storyline is so attention grabbing that I devoured this book in less than 2 days.  With the mystery of the Tributes slowly revealed and understanding that Rehz's cruel techniques are all geared to the Tributes survival, readers will also come to sympathize with both the trainers and trainees. This is a well written story with unique characters that left me looking forward to the next book in this sci-fi series.  4 stars ~Booklover Sue

About Kate Pearce: 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kate Pearce was born into a large family of girls in England, and spent much of her childhood living very happily in a dream world. Despite being told that she really needed to “get with the program,” she graduated from the University College of Wales with an honors degree in history. A move to the USA finally allowed her to fulfill her dreams and sit down and write her first romance novel. Along with being a voracious reader, Kate loves walking on the beach and climbing live volcanoes in her new home in Hawaii. 

Kate is a member of RWA and is published by Kensington Aphrodisia, Cleis Press, Carina Press, and Virgin Black Lace/Cheek. 

Connect with Kate: 



·Twitter: @Kate4Queen


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  1. Thanks for the great review.

  2. I enjoyed learning about the book and reading your review, thank you!

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  4. Angela:

    Thanks for this post and the review. Sounds like an intens read :)
    Thank you for the giveaway chance.

  5. Great review, the story sounds very intriguing.


  6. I'm definitely intrigued!

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  7. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  8. nice review

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  9. This sounds like an interesting series.


  10. Thanks to Booklover Sue for introducing me to all these authors. Great review, and I am drawn into reading this book. Good job for both of you.

  11. Great review. Had to buy and download it straight away.

  12. I've enjoyed other books by Kate Pearce and I'm very curious to read Sacrifice! Your nice review increased my desire to start it soon! Thanks! :)
    - Emy

  13. Thank you for the review!

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