Review: Anarchy Chained by J.A. Huss

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☆☆➹⁀☆ 5 stars☆➹⁀☆☆

 

What it’s about:

Everyone wants revenge.
That’s what I tell my new would-be partner in crime, Sadie Scott.
“You’re crazy,” she says. “Certifiably insane.”
Just a little. But isn’t everyone a little crazy?
“And I’m gonna get the hell away from you as fast as I can.”
She’s so cute when she’s defiant.
“As soon as I get my memory back and figure out who I am.”
Yeah. That little problem is definitely working in my favor.
“So stay away from me, Thomas Brooks. Or I will…”
She’ll what? We’re perfect for each other and she knows it. But if she needs a little more convincing… Well, there’s a friend of mine she needs to meet.
He’s very convincing.
Yes, Sadie Scott, you’re mine now. We were made to be together.
Body, mind, and soul.
We were made to be together.
Just the three of us.
Together. Forever.

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Guest Reviewer Jeannie’s Thoughts:

Sometimes bad boys make the best men

Anarchy Chained is Thomas’ story and the final installment of the Super Alphas saga. Leave it to JA Huss to leave the twistiest and most shocking for last. It’s everything I love about Found and Missing set on “Blast”. Kinky superheroes with imaginable powers. Strong women with powers all their own. Soulmates. Danger. Intrigue. And a caper that will leave you guessing until the last pages. The climax will leave you shaking and spent – and your heart all squishy and content. Thomas Brooks is the Super Alphas’ mastermind. In a team of genius alphas – he’s their ringleader and alphahole. But is he an evil genius? The jury’s still out on that. Not even Linc and Case are quite sure, but it’s all good as far as they’re concerned.

Until Thomas disappears.

Anarchy Chained opens with Thomas’ spectacular escape from the new and improved Cathedral City Asylum. You see, he had a mental break when his meds and superpowers got knocked off kilter, thanks to the run in with the Blue Boar. He started collecting the memories of dead people. All the dead people. And they wouldn’t shut up. The strange thing is his escape is masterminded by Sadie – but thanks to the memory loss that she suffers when Thomas lets his superpower off the chain there’s no way to know whether she’s friend or foe. Is she helping Linc and Case? Is she Prodigy? Or something even more nefarious?

Thomas is a level 10 mentalist. He can unleash the power of his mind, and the brain blast can kill people. But Sadie survives because she is an illusionist – she can manipulate the perceptions of others making them she her as she’s wishes them to. Talk about a master of disguise. Designed by the prodigy School to complement the powers of a mentalist, their minds fit together and strengthen each other. It’s a truly symbiotic relationship. Does anyone else see the true beauty in this? The ultimate super couple’s powers consist of screwing with your head and perceptions of reality masterfully. Sounds like an author I know and love.

Anarchy Chained is another JA Huss E-ticket ride. But this time it’s way worse than a rollercoaster. It’s the most malevolent fun house ever. Not even the mentalist and illusionist can quite sort out what’s going on. Nothing is as it seems and there’s danger at every turn. Friendship betray and friendship affirmed. And surprises – huge, kinky surprises. Leave it to Julie to create a totally mind blowing twist on menage. Last button emphatically pushed.

The whole idea of mixing superhero fantasy and angsty, erotic romance makes me giddy. And squirmy and hot under the collar (and other places). Couple that with Ms. Huss’ talent for crafting insanely complex capers with teams full of sexy, honorable conflicted heroes, and you have one of the most brilliant, fresh, unique and entertaining reads in romance today. And like all the best superhero canons – the story isn’t quite over. I can’t wait to find out what Atticus has been up to.

 

 

My Thoughts:

Anachary Chained is a fantastic culmination to author J.A. Huss’ SuperAlpha Series. Ms. Huss hasn’t made me a science fiction fan, but I have truly enjoyed the break from reality that this super hero/super villain series has provided.   Each book features one of three men whose bond was forged when they were subjected to the manipulations and modifications of the evil Prodigy group. I would not call the books standalone novels. It would be near impossible to follow the story arc without previously reading Anarchy Found (book 1) and Anarchy Missing (book 2).

Anarchy Chained is Thomas’ story. He’s been the mastermind behind the Alpha’s plan to take down Prodigy and reclaim Cathedral City for the people. Just as the pieces of their plan are coming together, Thomas goes MIA. In this book, there is not much reference to the other two Alphas on the team until the second half of the book. Readers get a frightening glimpse into Thomas’ genius and twisted mind. I’d love to dive into a lengthy discussion of the incredible story line, but that would completely ruin the thrill factor for other readers.

Quite a few new characters—both good and sinister—are introduced in this installment.   Several of the new characters are very unexpected, and their backstory, motives and persona are revealed as the story unfolds. You’re never really sure who is telling the truth or who is a “good guy” until you’re in the thick of it.   Ms. Huss’ ability to create a mind-bending psychological thriller with unreliable narrators takes my breath away.

My only disappointment in this book is the lack of story behind Thomas’ mother and his brother Atticus. I anticipated getting more of those characters in Thomas’ story, however, Ms. Huss’ original plan for the series included four Super Alphas. Her reading order includes a final book titled Ex-Society in which I will probably get a supremely satisfying story about Atticus, the backstory on Thomas, Atticus and Molly’s mom, as well as an incredible tale that masterfully weaves together all the heroes, villains while revealing a mastermind behind the evil that is Prodigy School (while subject to change, per the author’s website, the release date is projected to be late summer/early fall 2017 for the final and undoubtedly epic installment of the SuperAlpha Series).

Anarchy Chained, along with the prior two books, should be read “blind”. Avoid the spoilers and the book summaries to fully appreciate the phantasmagoric science fiction, twisted thriller, and action-packed adventure that is J.A. Huss’ SuperAlpha Series.

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 Review: Anarchy Found by JA Huss

 

 

 

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Review: Anarchy Missing by J.A. Huss  

 

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