Book Review: Sunroper by Natalie J Damschroder


Marley Canton is done being a victim. A year and a half has passed since she discovered her ability to nullify power in those who aren’t supposed to have it. She’s now on a quest not only to stop the brats who’ve become addicted to goddess power, but also to find the source of their addiction.

Like Marley, Gage Samargo is tracking down the goddess who went rogue decades ago. Insane with too much power from the sun, she’s selling that energy to Gage’s younger brother and his friends, who are no longer content to come into power naturally. While they work to find a way to neutralize the goddess, Marley discovers that every time she nullifies someone, she takes on some of the goddess’s insanity.

Gage falls for Marley’s sharp wit and intense desire to right wrongs. But once he discovers she’s turning into her enemy, is it too late to back away?

About the Author: 

Natalie J. Damschroder writes high-stakes romantic adventure, sometimes with a paranormal bent. She’s published ten novels, seven novellas, and fourteen short stories, many of them exploring magical abilities, but all with a romantic core. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her perfect partner of a husband and two amazing daughters. Learn more about her at her website.


Twitter: @NJDamschroder



My Review:

This is the 3rd book in the series and I must admit that I really enjoyed them. I love the idea of battling Goddesses and I thought the main story was very imaginative and probably a great metaphor for some real-life relationships in general (read it and you’ll see what I mean!)

The character of Marley was interesting and I loved the way that, through the series she actually lost her powers and pretty much had start again to gain them back – an interesting twist when most urban fantasy has a character that starts off weak and becomes strong through their trials.

From a writer’s perspective, I’d have preferred the whole series to be first person POV – although I hasten to add that this is just my personal taste. If it had been first person from Marley’s POV then the reader would have easily gone along her emotional wild ride with her, rather than just witness it second hand. I know that this isn’t always a favourite among authors, as first person limits the story, but deepens the character.

The action in the books was great, but this third one opened with a kind of free-for-all scene that didn’t grab me right away – too many characters and catch-up. Although to be fair, I read the books all together, so the catch-up for me was annoying, but wouldn’t be for someone reading them as and when they come out.

The front cover is pretty, but doesn’t really let much of the unique story points out.

Overall I’d give Sunroper 4 out of 5 stars – a great series with an interesting concept. If you liked Aimee Carter’s Goddess books, you’ll love these.

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2 comments on “Book Review: Sunroper by Natalie J Damschroder

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