Title: Number Thirteen
Author: Bella Jewel
Release Date: March 19, 2014
Genre: Dark Romance
**AUTHOR NOTE - This is NOT a BDSM Romance**
We're thirteen girls, captive, slave to our master. A master we've never seen. Obedience will become all we know in our shallow existence. It is the only emotion we're permitted to feel. When we're bad, we're punished. When we're good, we're rewarded. Our scars run deep. Yet we survive, because we have to... because HE teaches us to. All of us are special, we feel it with everything we are. He has us for a reason, but it's a reason we don't know. We've never seen his face, but we know that something deeply broken lies beneath the darkness. With every touch, with every punishment, we know it. Then something changed. He showed me who he truly is. Now I want him. I'll go against everything I know to be with him.
Loving him is a sin, but a sinner I am. I won't stop until I see every part of him. Even the parts he keeps locked deep down inside.
I am Number Thirteen, and this is my story. No one said it was pretty, or right, but it's mine.
I read this book and really liked it. I looked at the various reviews on different sites.. a lot of people didn't. Oh well.. Consider me part of the small percentage of people who liked this. I liked the originality of the story line. It wasn't overly dramatic. It wasn't super dark. It was strangely beautiful to me. I didn't like William's methods at first, but I ended up understanding the reasoning behind it once the explanations rolled around. I liked the reasoning behind what he did. My heart broke for some of these girls, hell my heart broke for what happened to him. But you know what I liked about his story?? I liked that he didn't let it turn him into a monster. I know he thinks he is, but the reality is he could have let the hurt and hate rule his world, but he didn't... and that, I really liked. I also liked the way the story flowed. I especially liked when 13 grew a backbone. I think my favorite part was when she stood up to that a-hole Williams dad, and maybe that she too.. didn't let the bullying rule her either. She didn't let the hate rule her either. I loved the way the girls pulled together at the end. That to me, was a perfect way to end the story.
I give this book 3.5 hearts
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About the AuthorBella Jewel is an Aussie girl through and through. She spent her life in Western Australia, growing up in many different areas of the state. She now currently lives in Perth with her husband, children and mass amounts of pets. She's crazy, fun, outgoing and friendly. Writing is her passion, she started at the young age of 18 but finally got the courage up to publish, and her first novel Hell's Knights was released in August 2013.