Saturday, 6 April 2013

Evenfall (In the Company of Shadows #1) by Ais & Sonny Hassell



 Years after the bombs of WWIII have changed the physical and political landscape, the Agency ruthlessly works behind the scenes to take down rebel groups that threaten the current government. Their goals justify all means. Hsin Liu Vega (Sin) is their most efficient and deadly assassin ever. However, he tends to go off on unauthorized killing sprees and somehow his assigned partners all end up dead under suspicious circumstances. That is why the Agency has had him locked up in a box on the fourth floor for years. But now they think it is time to put the psychopath back in the field. With a new partner.

Boyd's mother, a high ranking Agency official, volunteers her teenage son for the position. Boyd is not afraid of death. In fact, his life has been such an endless cycle of apathy and despair for the last few years that he'd welcome it.

Can these two broken men form an efficient partnership? Can they learn to trust anyone, let alone each other? Sin doesn't give a fuck about the Agency, or the androgynous boy who holds the remote to the shock collar that is supposed to control him.

On the other hand, Boyd is strangely unafraid of the man everyone calls 'monster' and Sin seems reluctant to let his keeper get himself killed on any missions. Yet.

Status: Complete (re-written/heavily edited as of 1/01/2011)
Word Count: 498,200

  • Genre: Dystopia, Science Fiction, Sociology, Romance,  Crime
  • Age: adult, Glbt
  • Source: owned ebook 
  • Read from January 11 to February 06, 2013 

FINAL RATING: ★★★★☆/★★★★★


4.5 stars only because it was freaking long - and officially the longest book i have ever read!!! Other than that, this book is just perfect, and so far, the best mm i have ever read.

The story was very cool, it had action, stealth missions, seductions and whatever else; but the main point was once again-in characters, who were so perfect that i have no words for. Actually - they are one of the most believable set of characters ever. Anyway, it was just fantastic. (especially for those who love tortured heroes[both of the MC are]). And another thing for 4.5 stars => sometimes there were to many descriptions of surroundings and such. Soooooooooo......it's worth of reading, though you have to have patience to read this enormous book and it's way to long chapters. But it was worth every page of it :D


CHARACTERS:



There were many of them in the book. And so many worth remembering. Except for Sin and Boyd (our hot male duo) there are also many many more who are important for the story. Most of them i wanted to kill though. Except Ryan - he was way to adorable!!!!

"After all, a life without living was simply a death without dying. What more was there to fear or hate but life, endless life, with no respite?"

Boyd:


In the beginning he is represented as quite emotionless blondie,who was chosen to be Sin's partner. And, that practically meant a willing death sentence, since Sin's reputation spoke that his partners didn't live long. Or at all, if he didn't kill them first. But since Boyd didn't have anything left to lose, he accepted the role. After a while we do see that he after all, has feelings and fears but he is afraid of showing them. Since his mother is one of the heads of the agency, everybody underestimated him always, and he was so-so in almost the same situation as Sin. But unlike everyone else, he thought he could get to know Sin from the inside. Which he eventually succeeded. He also had really tortured past, and unlike the standard tortured heroes pasts. His was more complicated and in more ways always had quite psychological consequences. The only thing i hated about him: he is way to observing stuff. To much info for my brain sometimes...

Sin:

Kick ass. Serious, kick-ass-Asian-super-awesome-green-eyed-abso-f*cking-lutely-mothafakaaaaa xDDD.... is also my poor poor baby.
Many people consider him a monster,and in retaliation they treat him as an animal. Sometimes he has bad "episodes" where he gloriously kills dozen people - without weapons sometimes. And all of that because he can't stand someone being abused, but when it comes to him, he will tolerate it until he cracks...and he has strong pain endurance, which makes people (sadists) hurt him even more. These episodes of his also happen every time that Sin can't withstand their torture. 
And every time something
happens to him i am like this:
They never treated him as a human, even though he is the agency best agent-assassin ever. So, in the end, they abuse him, torture him both mentally and physically, and they use his fear of claustrophobia against him so they can control him. (erm...if he was a monster he wouldn't have fears, right? F*ck logic, huh???)....AAAAAAnd, he would never be considered as a monster if they just gave him a chance, and no one ever did. Except for Boyd. He truly understood Sin, and he has never hurt him. Oh and if Boyd past was unique enough, Sin's even more....oh, and not just past, everything is happening in the present as well, and i wonder how he is still sane after all that has happened to him, or what had been done to him. And yet, he is still loyal to the agency. Poor guy.

Other than that, when you see through Sin's eyes, you see just how absolutely adorable he is (when he is not in his killing spree mode xD).

♦ Actually their relationship is not love at the first sight, or love by looks. They both take their time to open to each other, and they are both stubborn and in many ways similar, though it takes many of chapters for them to actually admit it. So, there was no insta love, there was only insta-hate at the beginning.


OVERALL


And, i need to read second book, but there are so many which *puppy eye* me, so it will have to wait for a while. But still:

MY REVIEW ON GOODREADS


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