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We Are the Origin by C.M. Lockhart

gumihoreviews's review

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5.0

Content: violence, murder

When the sword has wrath by its side, there’s no stopping her.

We Are the Origin by C. M. Lockhart is the first in the Wrath of the Gods Series and was an intense and in your face bombass story! Brandi, the sword of the Gods, was nothing more than a killer. All she knew was fulfilling her purpose, which was to kill whoever she was told, with no question. Until, one day, she was told by another God, Freya, to protect the one person she’s supposed to kill. Can she fulfill her purpose, create a new one or perish in the process?

I was hooked from the start! The prologue was so juicy with a combination of chaos, a story within a story, and a cool way to introduce a lot of exposition. It felt like it could easily become a movie or show. I got so excited to find out what happened next and ended up reading the whole thing way faster than expected. It just kept getting better and better.

I loved that it was not a typical heroine with that run of the mill niceness. We got to see a blatant character being as vicious as she was meant to be. So cool! It is refreshing to see these types of characters from time to time and still be able to root for them and their journeys. Thank you for bringing Brandi into our world! I highly recommend you experience the wrath of Brandi and dive into her world.

The only thing I didn’t enjoy was that it was over so soon! I can’t wait for the next novel to come out! The “to be continued” hit me hard!

If you love a powerful, savagely hardcore heroine of color, with a mix of Gods and an awesome fantasy adventure, then this is for you! Expect the unexpected.

Other books by C.M. Lockhart: Keeping Promises

*This was an honest review for a complimentary copy of We Are the Origin from C. M. Lockhart via Cocoa Chapters

bookdwithdolla's review against another edition

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adventurous fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

annaitlj's review against another edition

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Time jumps are not my thing. The amount of nothing going on doesn’t make me intrigued enough to know about the other god or why Brandi is so strong. Sarah is just there basically. There’s nothing to connect me emotionally to the characters. Chances are, I might come back to this story bc I think this author is great, but I’m not going to force myself into a slump and fall behind. 

vanessamariebooks's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.0

Check out the Diversity is Lit Bookclub discussion (SPOILERS INCLUDED) for my thoughts on this one. https://www.youtube.com/live/AcGxonp_nUY?si=9IMIMRg2qfLXaP3i

brinipor's review

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adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

Useless white women make me ick. Shout out to my girl Brandi, the baddest to ever do it, for roughing it with that woman for so long 🫡 

I liked the magic system of this book and how Brandi was unapologetically fierce and calculating throughout the book. Jack loves her down and has from the beginning. Having them be in a committed relationship from the beginning was a nice change from a lot of books I read where the couple is budding. The 3rd person omniscient pov had my head spinning sometimes. That is not my preferred pov, so it was hard to read in that regard. That paired with every time I was put in Sarah's head made me itch. I think the point of view also made it so we only see pieces of Jack and Brandi's dynamic and mostly only from the outside. Made them seem unattainable as a couple. Other than that, I think this was a strong debut.

mylittlemagicnook's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

It's so freaking good I finished it in one siting I'm jumping straight intobbook number two I absolutely loved, loved omg. 

niqueturnspages's review against another edition

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Switching over to the audiobook and I’m loving it!

sugarcainn's review

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adventurous dark tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

jerseyfemme's review

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medium-paced

4.0

bevey's review against another edition

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Life got in the wary, will come back