Fox (The Vendetta Series #1)
Publication Date: August 3, 2011
Paperback 133 pgs
After 20 year old Fox's father, Levictious is kidnapped she volunteers to go find him. Her father is the leader of the House of Lords, a group that protects Pandora's Box. Each year the Box picks a new person who is either destined to find and open the Box or die trying. The new chosen has taken Levictious in hopes of getting to Pandora's Box. Fox, her best friend Onyx and the very secretive Falcon head to Fairhollow, where it is believed Fox's father is being held. Along the way the three meet up with some of their allies a group of Fae. Will Fox be able to find her father before it's too late?
The main character Fox, was one that I felt I could understand. She is a loner not by choice but because those in her town are afraid of her. Fox is a very likable lead, she's strong yet not closed off even though others fear her, she still goes out of her way to help those that need her assistance. Fox as the heir to the House of Lords is a warrior, one of the best. I enjoyed learning about Fox's back story which made me like her even more. There are parts of Fox's past that are sad yet most of her childhood was filled with happy memories of her and her father.
They guys that accompany Fox on her journey are quite different. Onyx is very open and outgoing. He's always joking and keeping things light even though the situation they are is dangerous. Falcon on the other hand seems very closed off, quiet and angry. He doesn't want to interact with either Fox or Onyx. Falcon wants to get the job finished and be done and doesn't feel as though opening up and talking is a requirement for this job.
I was really intrigued by the world that Parrisha Martelly created in Fox. We learn more about each character as the story progresses. Such as why they are they way they are.I really like it when a book surprises me with the twists and turns that it takes. I did have a few issues with this book. First, I wasn't sure when this book takes place. There is no mention of time which was a little confusing. My other issue was that it was too short. I would have liked it to be longer, only because I really enjoyed the story that I was reading. My issue with its length had nothing to do with the development of the novel.
Overall I really liked this novel and its story line. The characters were quite entertaining and I am really looking forward to learning more about this world.
I think Fox has a really appealing cover. It's simplistic and yet very eye catching. The girl on the cover looks sad and vulnerable and as a reader I want to know why.