Pieces (Patchworks, #1) by Toni Aleo

Pieces (Patchworks, #1)Pieces by Toni Aleo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In New York City there is an underground society of supernatural beings known as the Works. It’s made up of five distinct groups consisting of vampires, werewolves, shifters, witches and the Patchwork. Rebecca von Stein is a member of the Patchwork with her father being the leader of the Patchwork and he oversees all of the Works. The Patchwork are descendants of Dr. Frankenstein.

Rebecca has been kept locked in their mansion for the past three years while her father runs experiment after experiment on her. Between her father, three brothers and her own personal body guard she has no privacy or freedom. You see, Rebecca is the only one of her family that is not immortal and her family thinks keeping her prisoner will keep her safe.

I have to admit Pieces is one of those books that the cover just jumped right out at me and screamed read me! Glancing at the synopsis I see all the supernatural groups and think well this should be interesting but of course I’m still a bit up in the air as to what I’m going to find but when finished this is one that I’m glad I took the chance on.

The Patchwork descendants of Dr. Frankenstein are just what you would expect them to be, they use the body parts of humans to fix up their own bodies as they need to. Rebecca herself has different color eyes and man legs that she despises to help make her stronger. There wasn’t anything too overly graphic or gory in the book though when it came to this, it’s just mentioned here and there.

Now, Rebecca has been locked up and the entire read takes place in the von Stein mansion but not to worry it’s a rather big place. The family owns a bar that Rebecca works in so there is interaction with others outside the family and a budding romance with a vampire working in the bar so this never became boring to me as some reads with just one setting. There’s also a threat of unrest among the groups of the Works and threats on Rebecca to further add to the story.

Overall, I really enjoyed this one, it was certainly a refreshing, fun read and Rebecca’s story had me hooked right away.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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