While Zavier Sullivan may be the calm, reserved brother, his dragon is not. Especially since the beautiful, unorganized demi-goddess, Danielle Roberts—a.k.a Elle—moved into the mansion and into his life. She disturbs his OCD and makes him yearn for things he shouldn’t, but he can’t stay away from her. Nor can he deny her anything. Including his blood. Ever since arriving at the home of the Sons of War, Elle has been plagued with dreams of the past and future. The visions are taking a toll, causing her debilitating headaches and ruining her sleep, but she doesn’t know what it all means. Her mother, Nyx, the Goddess of Night, has never bothered to show up and explain things to her. Until she arrives and unlocks Elle’s powers, promptly transforming her into a half-daimon, half-goddess. Now, Zavier may be her only hope of holding onto her humanity, but can she bond with him after everything she’s seen? Especially in the midst of everything the Sons and their mates are going through.
My Rating: 4/5 stars
Zavier Sullivan is by far the calmest, most chill of the Sons of War. Oh, he still has a dragon lurking inside but even his dragon is pretty chill for, you know, a dragon. Zavier’s role among the Sons is to rock the computer, do the deep searches, keep the information flowing, and keep the finances for the household in order. Make no mistake, when there’s a battle to be fought, Zavier is by his brothers’ side and just as fierce as they are but it isn’t quite as easy to ruffle Zavier’s scales. And then Danielle (Elle) Roberts showed up on his doorstep.
Elle is Gwen’s adopted sister and the two have been a package deal since they were kids. Like Gwen, Elle is a Descendant and until just recently, Elle thought her link to the Olympians was far less than Gwen’s. Turns out, Elle is one powerful being and as a daughter of Nyx, the extent of her powers, once they are released will be terrifying and tremendous. Until her powers are unlocked, Elle spends her days and most of her nights avoiding sleep, because in sleep come the dreams and the dreams are terrifying visions of the past, present, and future. To deal with her dreams and visions, Elle paints and her current studio is a shared space with Zavier Sullivan.
Elle and Zavier make each other crazy!! Where Zavier is highly logical and anally organized, Elle is artistic, creative, messy, and decidedly unorganized. The two are like oil and water on many levels but where it counts, they are perfect for one another and each other’s fated mated. Before they can get to the good stuff however, here’s what they have to get through:
- Gary’s continued shenanigans which involve kidnapping and abusing Descendants in his bid to take over Olympus
- Elle’s mother, Nyx makes a rare appearance and damn-near kills Elle when she unlocks her powers and
- In order to keep her visions from becoming reality, Elle has to visit Hades and get a super-special dagger from a crazy demon
No problem, right??
The Bottom Line: The highlight of Chaotic War is Elle. Though her hesitancy to mate Zavier makes me a tad crazy, that’s the only thing about her I don’t like. Elle is incredibly powerful and once her mother explains all that comes with being her daughter, Elle truly becomes a force to be reckoned with. I do so love a terrifyingly powerful female J Zavier is kind, sexy, and generally relaxed until the moment Elle is threatened. Between Zavier’s dragon and Elle’s super-badass powers, most of the awful in this read is nullified by these two! My only complaint about this read is its overall length. The other two dragon pairings, Gwen and Markus and Ash and Ty were full-length reads and I really would have enjoyed more of Elle and Zavier’s story. With that being said, I am still quite happy with this series and can see so much potential for future installments.
About the author and where to find her:
In 2008, Lia Davis ventured into the world of writing and publishing and never looked back. She has published more than twenty books, including the bestselling A Tiger’s Claim, book one in her fan favorite Ashwood Falls series. Her novels feature compassionate yet strong alpha heroes who know how to please their women and her leading ladies are each strong in their own way. No matter what obstacle she throws at them, they come out better in the end.
While writing was initially a way escape from real world drama, Lia now makes her living creating worlds filled with magic, mystery, romance, and adventure so that others can leave real life behind for a few hours at a time.
Lia’s favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers, but it’s her home and she loves it! Sign up for her newsletter, become a member of her fan club, and follow her on Twitter @NovelsByLia.