Club 22 is the third installment in a new Shadow Grove series from Tate James. Several characters cross over to the Madison Kate series but it is not necessary to read MK's story first (but I do strongly recommend it). HADES is a contemporary dark new adult reverse harem series and is just STUNNING.
If you haven't read the first two books in this series, 7th Circle and Anarchy, do not pass go, do not collect $200, there be spoilers ahead.
They say to keep your enemies close and mine are all around me. At the heart of it are four dangerously gorgeous men. The man who wants to light my darkness and already paid the price for loving me. The man who can handle my power and loves every dark inch of me. The man who has been my closest companion and now threatens to upend our carefully balanced world in pursuit of me.
But the fourth man is probably the most terrifying. He wants to take the others away. He wants to tear the spinal column out my empire. Destroy my businesses. Destroy me.
Because the man who should have stayed dead wants me and he will stop at nothing until he’s carved out my bloody, beating heart and left me broken.
He should remember who he’s dealing with…I’m not the girl he knew anymore.
This time when death comes for him, I’ll make sure it sticks.
"Wow. Yep, now I understood where Madison Kate was coming from. There had to be some kind of medical term for the intoxicating addiction I was in the throes of. Dick drunk. That's what I was."
Again, Club 22 is book THREE of FOUR in the Hades series. This review WILL have spoilers for the first two books, so read at your own risk!
After that cliffhanger ending of Anarchy, I needed answers. And quickly. This book did NOT disappoint me there! I actually finished reading this last week, on it's release day. It just left with me with so many emotions that I'm only just now able to form coherent thoughts and complete sentences.
First of all, yay! Cass isn't dead! Woohoo! As much as Tate likes to torture us with cliffhangers, I know in my soul that things will have a happy ending. I tried, and sometimes failed, to not think that Cass would be permanently dead, and yay! He's not!
This books was once again, an amazing, heart wrenching piece of art from Tate. There were so many emotions and I really think Hades is my favorite female character of Tate's. I loved getting to see more of Hayden, rather than Hades in this one. Tate broke her walls down with this one, and getting to see behind Hayden's shield was very powerful. She's learning to trust again...for a second, at least.
The vulnerability and growth in this book for Hayden was just so good. It's almost like we're finally getting to see the scared little girl, that Hayden built Hades up to protect. The Hayden-Hades dynamic is so fun to read, and Tate really made them into 2 really separate characters.
Learning more about Lucas' background and his family was interesting. I'm really hoping to next spin off will focus on the Guild. I wanna know what those guys are up to!
Chase is disgusting as usual, and made me want to punch him in the face. Often. With a brick. Tate is really good at making this dude unlikeable, so kudos to her!
This cliffhanger is hands down the WORST one I've ever read from Tate. It's like she just sits there giggling about ways to make us curse her name. I was NOT expecting that ending to happen like that, and I am so upset that I have to wait until September to see it resolved now. THIS IS WHY I HAVE TRUST ISSUES!
Overall, this is SUCH a great series. It is dark though, way darker than MK could ever dream of being. So please, please, please go into it with that in mind. For Timber, Tate has even put a trigger warning. So just, keep that in mind if you've been through some shit.
Once again, thank you Tate for ruining my life! I love you!
Have you guys read this series yet?? What are you waiting for!?
Thanks for reading!