Sire (Beautiful Monsters, #2) by Jex Lane

“Because love is the easiest way to control someone and I needed a way to control you.” 

Still mending a broken heart, Matthew has spent a year avoiding incubi and their army of hunters. 

Now he has a new goal: lift the shroud on his past. Why had he been turned and abandoned by his sire? Why didn’t he feel the initial bond between sire and child that vampires experience? Who were his parents, and why had they given him up at birth? 

Frustrated by dead ends, his luck changes when a teenage girl tracks him down. She’s strange, socially awkward, and she can see the future. Matthew’s future. She’ll help him if he agrees to save her from the darkness…from Tarrick. 

With the incubi armies closing in, a mysterious protector appears, swearing his fealty to Matthew. He’s ancient, seductive, and cursed—unable to explain why he keeps calling Matthew ‘my prince’.


DD’s $0.02


Captive left me needing answers. Who are Matthew’s parents? Who is his sire? Why the hell did Victor call him ‘prince?’


Left with so many unanswered questions, I immediately dove into Sire. I devoured it. I will tell you that while we do get some answers, those answers only bring more questions and a hunger to know what the fuck is going on.


Sire brings back all our favorite characters from Captive and introduces us to a whole new set of vampires, demons, a protector, and a mysterious girl. Jex’s character development and description of each, is absolute perfection. While some of these creatures are completely wild and totally out there, you believe they exist in this dark and violent world she has created.


Matthew only wants to be left alone, but getting involved in the war is a necessity this time around. There are people out there that have something that he desperately needs.


Nearing the end of Sire, I could feel something big was coming. I’m not going to lie, I was anxious as fuck to see where Jex was taking us. Once finished, I was beyond stunned, heartbroken and fucking livid.


Stunned because of what we have learned.

Heartbroken because Matthew deserves better.

Livid because, no, not again.


While I did learn more about Matthew and his past, Jex left me, once again, craving more.


I have read some fantastic books this year, but only very few have kept my attention like this series. Jex Lane is a beast at writing angst, battle scenes, and her characters are simply fantastic.


Up next, Broken: Beautiful Monsters Volume III.