Saturday, August 17, 2019

Random Review: Salvus by R. Phoenix #Review #Giveaway

Title: Salvus
Series: The Omega's Alpha
Author: R. Phoenix
Publication Date: July 28, 2019
Length: 207 pages

Reviewed by Truus


Van doesn't care if Omar is his fated mate -- or whatever other bullshit the world believes in. He's not going to be trapped in a relationship because the universe says he should be. Worse yet, Van's not a huge fan of overbearing, entitled, pretentious alphas. Tired of living under the rule of alphas, he runs away to Salvus, a city governed by betas... only to discover that having their protection may not be as idyllic as it sounds...

Omar knows his mate hates him -- or at least, Van hates what he is. Even though they have an explosive relationship centered around Omar helping Van through his heats, he still cares enough to agree to take Van to Salvus. But once his mate is gone, he discovers Salvus hides sinister secrets.

*Salvus contains a CLIFFHANGER ending. Its sequel, Escape, has an anticipated release date of early September.*


Every fiber in Van revolts everyone’s expectations of a regular omega. Mostly from the stupid alpha’s, he hates alpha’s, especially Omar!
Van uses Omar for his periods of heat, and despise him every time when it’s over. But he is weak in heat and needs an Alpha to fulfill his desire. And Omar, he is there, every time.

In Van’s eyes, Salvus is like The Promised Land for omegas. The place for him to be a free-spirited Omega. There will be no constraints, no a**hole Alphas with expectations, he can be who he is. And above all, there will be no Omar, his fated mate. Because Van doesn’t want to be strained in a corset, get babies and all the other stuff omegas have to do. But with all the focus on what he wants for himself, he loses the view on what others really want, like his mate Omar.

So Van heads over to Salvus leaving Omar behind. Only, the Promise Land has secrets. 
Omar wants to reach out to Van and he gets more and more anxious. Why did he ever let him leave in the first place? His road to Salvus isn’t as easy as it looks.

I loved and disliked Van with all his flaws. I loved Omar for ditto reasons. The whole story around them is well built up. Every new revelation made my teeth grind. Every step seemed like the wrong one. The secondary characters, Alphas, Betas, and Omegas, who seemed not at all secondary, played a good role in this story. 
The whole journey was very intriguing and unpredictable. The characters were varied and all with their own characteristics. It was captivating and it got me on the edge of my seat.

The life behind Salvus’ walls goes beyond imagination. Sit, read, and marvel! 

I’m not really happy about cliffhanger but with a prospect of a nearby continuation, I can handle it!


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  1. I can't remember if I finished anything to be honest.

  2. My favorite "read" in July was the audio version of "For Real" by Alexis Hall. It's even better than the book but highly recommend each of them.