Review – Greed

Greed book cover




The Damning #1


Katie May


Reverse Harem


For hundreds of years, Nightmares have ruled the world.
Descended from the Seven Deadly Sins, these supernatural creatures have enslaved and tortured the human race.
I have lived my entire life fighting back against the monsters that have plagued this world. A deadly assassin and a member of the resistance, I only have one motto: kill or be killed.
When The Damning commences – a fight to the death against the world’s most brutal serial killers, assassins, and torturers – a twist of fate finds me as one of the competitors. Despite my initial reluctance, I find myself eagerly participating.
But what I didn’t count on, however, were the seven princes:
Lupe, a Shifter descended from Wrath.
Devlin, a Genie descended from Greed.
Jax, a Vampire descended from Gluttony.
Killian, an Incubus descended from Lust.
Ryland, a Shadow descended from Pride.
Sebastian, a Mage descended from Sloth.
Dair, a Mermaid descended from Envy.
Our love could never be. I’m an assassin, and they are my targets.
But who ever said I needed to follow the rules? If only I can survive The Damning…


4stars rating

This book was a very pleasant surprise, I really love those haha.


This was good. While we don’t move around that much (most takes place inside), all scenes and environments were well detailed and clear. We don’t know that much about the world in itself, as this wasn’t so important to this instalment. I am guessing we would get more information about that in the second book.
Though, I really have to ask… who in their right mind plans The Damning and The Mating at the same time at the same location? That was a tad weird, if necessary to get all parties involved… but still…

Character development:

I like how Z isn’t a damsel in distress, she’s a kick-ass assassin without a filter, which, come to think about it, is how most women are portrayed in recent books actually, not that I mind. What I really liked though was that every character was flawed, some on the outside, some on the inside. They aren’t perfect, they make assumptions, make mistakes, etc.
I would have liked more info about everyone though, as we only scratched the surface, but what I’ve seen of them so far, I like 🙂 They feel real and believable.

Pacing & Flow:

This was good. Really nice balance between action and conversation to keep the story moving. I read the book in one go, I think I could have put it down (if I really had to) but I just wanted to know how things would go wrong next haha.
Some parts did feel a bit rushed (especially towards the end) and overall I think a bit more details and fleshing out of the story would have been good overall.

The book itself:

The book itself was well written with no (noticeable) errors. There is sex described (if that is important to you). I would rate it as a slow/medium burn.

Final Thoughts:

All in all, I liked it so will continue with this series, the cast is diverse and I want to know more about them 🙂
Oh, and I know some reviews have stated this before but no… this is not a recycled Curse of the Gods series! Pick up a sample to see for yourself if it’s something you like.