Review: Penance by Susan Kaye Quinn

November 24, 2014 Release Day, Review, Sci-Fi 2

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penancePenance (Debt Collector #15)
by Susan Kaye Quinn

Blurb:
HIS IS SEASON TWO OF DEBT COLLECTOR*
Recommended: start with Season One.

*pre-order of the full season available

What’s your life worth on the open market?
A debt collector can tell you precisely.

Wraith is alive… but she quickly finds out there’s a price to be paid for living.

Penance is approximately 12,000 words or 48 pages, and is the sixth of nine episodes in the second season of The Debt Collector serial. This dark and gritty future-noir is about a world where your life-worth is tabulated on the open market and going into debt risks a lot more than your credit rating.

It is recommended that you start with the first season, but each season is a complete story for that debt collector and can serve as an entry point to the series. There are five planned seasons in the Debt Collector series, the first four each from the perspective of a different debt collector with the fifth season bringing all four together.

My Review:
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

Penance mostly deals with the aftermath of the last episode and sets the stage for the last 3 episodes. I enjoyed this episode less then the earlier ones, not sure why exactly. Wraith is still alive and finding out about the price she has to pay. There’s a scene where Wraith really shows her wits and hopefully manages to outwit Moloch.

The scene towards the end shows the true extend Moloch will go and it turn also a bit of Wraith’s personality. The twist at the end surprised me, but now that I think about it, it follows the same pattern as the first season. I am curious what will happen next and if Wraith will get a happy ending.

We see a bit more from Wraith and Zachariel, although I really wonder how deep Wraith her feelings go for him. She cares, but I never got a feel exactly how much, although the scene at the end does show a bit. I really wonder what’s going to happen to Wraith her friends now they got caught up in this. We also meet a new character, not sure how big a role he’s going to play, but I did like him. Ishtar surprised me in this episode and I am wondering whether she has a nice side after all or if it’s all an act. I can’t get a feel for where her loyalties lie.

To conclude: My least favourite episode so far, but still interesting. It deals with the aftermath of the last episode and sets the stage for the rest of the season.

4-star

You can add Penance to your to-read list on Goodreads

You can buy Penance here:
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Other books I read and reviewed by this author:
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Delirium (Debt Collector #1) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Agony (Debt Collector #2) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Ecstasy (Debt Collector #3) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Broken (Debt Collector #4) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Driven (Debt Collector #5) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Fallen (Debt Collector #6) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Promise (Debt Collector #7) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Ruthless (Debt Collector #8) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Passion (Debt Collector #9) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Debt Collector Season One (Debt Collector #1-9) – 5 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Wraith (Debt Collector #10) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Specter (Debt Collector #11) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Menace (Debt Colector #12) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Temptation (Debt Colector #13) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Shattered (Debt Colector #14) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Faery Swap – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Free Souls (Mindjack Trilogy #1) – 5 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Third Daughter (The Dharian Affairs Trilogy #1) – 5 stars

2 Responses to “Review: Penance by Susan Kaye Quinn”

    • Lola

      I just finished the next episode and it was my favourite so far :). It reads a bit like a tv show. Each season has it overal story and the episodes continue were the last episode has ended, but the episodes usually end in a nice way. I do want the next episode, but it isn’t a cliffhanger in my opinion. Episode 1-9 are the first season and 10-18 is the second season, the seasons are connected, but can also be read seperate. This is one fo the best serials I read so far!

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