Title: Degenerates – The Next Generation (Badlands, #5)
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: February 5, 2019
Blurb: Reckless. Wild. Legends.
One midsummer night that cruel bitch called, fate, decided we needed to meet, setting off a chain of events that would change both of our lives forever.
Hating him was innate.
Loving him was unexpected.
I was the nitro.
He was the dynamite.
Together we were catastrophic.
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Rating: 4.25 Stars
1. Often referred to as hell on earth.
2. A place where humanity has ceased to exist. Cannibals lurk in the shadows. Stronger factions take out the weak.
It’s a place where the satanic Savages reign supreme, beneath the tyranny of a man revered as the devil himself, a deviant self-made king.
That same man just so happens to be my father.
My mother is his queen.
Dark, deviant and disturbing… Natalie Bennett welcomes us back to the brutal world of the Badlands with the next generation of Savages bringing us more debauchery and depravity, featuring Adelaide (Addy), the oldest daughter of the Devil and his wicked Queen – Rome and Cali.
The Badlands hit my list of Top 10 Favorite Reads of 2018 so I am beyond thrilled that this author decided to continue with this series and give me more of what my twisted black heart desires.
Because my inky heart loves the dark side.
With this generation of deviants, we find Addy and her band of savage misfits roaming through the Badlands to find their younger siblings who have been taken by another deadly rival gang – the Stags, only to run into Zane and his crew of the Venom. And when Addy and Zane first meet, there’s an innate hatred between them because of the bad blood shared between their two rival gangs… but there’s something about Zane that she finds intriguing and awakens her demons.
Addy is the Savage Princess. Zane is the Venomous Prince. One is the nitro, the other is the dynamite, and when they collide, an explosive chemistry is ignited between the two and had I’d been reading an actual book instead of my Kindle, the pages would’ve incinerated because DAMN… these two were scorching HOT. Both of their immoral hearts beat to the same wicked tune. They were absolutely perfect together.
“We were one in the same yet so different—Savage and Venom. One day he would be a king. I would be a queen. And now I was his, and for better or for worse, he was mine. When this was over, we would be legends.”
There’s twists, turns, deception and treachery to be discovered in this dark dystopian romance, and although it’s probably one of the lighter books in the series as far as gore goes, it’s still pretty dark with some hella disturbing scenes. Adelaide did not disappoint with her savagery in this book, she was a twisted angel with something sinister lurking beneath the surface… and Zane owned me. He was oddly sweet when it came to Addy, but he was as ruthless and deadly as they come. Even though I wanted Natalie to go a bit darker with this book, it was still an awesome read and I can’t wait until Hellions is released in a few days to get Nyx and Malaki’s story. I have a feeling it’s going to get pitch black and I couldn’t be any more excited!
****ARC provided for honest review.***