Pieces (Patchwork #1) by T. Aleo
In New York City, an underground society of supernatural beings exists, hidden among everyday humans. They don’t know of our activities or any of our secrets.
The districts of the Works are made up of vampires, wolves, shifters, witches, and I’m in the fifth and arguably most important district, the Patchwork. My father is the leader of our group, and he oversees all of the other factions.
As his only daughter, that makes me the princess of it all. Cool, right? Actually…no.
Sure, I live in a mansion and money isn’t an object, but that doesn’t matter because I can’t leave. I have a guard who follows me around 24/7. My father and three older brothers treat me like I’m a fragile piece of glass, never allowed to take an independent step or make any decisions on my own.
It’s beyond frustrating—especially since my father essentially runs my life.
He says what I do, when I do it, how I do it, and all that jazz. He tests his formulas and new techniques on me. I’m a walking science experiment.
I hate it.
I hate my life here.
But then he comes along: Killian.
He’s just some vampire…or so I thought.
But you’ll have to read my story to find out what I mean. To know my secrets.
Until then, though, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Rebecca von Stein.
And I’m a descendant of Dr. Frankenstein.
Welcome to the Works
I always enjoy a good paranormal/fantasy read and was excited to see Ms. Aleo venture out of the ice rink. Who doesn’t love werewolves, vampires, witches, shifters? Well these folks are an underground society consisting of supernatural beings. They are called the Works. The Von Stein’s lead this group and are descendants of Dr. Frankenstein. Sounds cool!
Rebecca’s father, who happens to be the leader has her locked up tight. The poor girl has ZERO privacy and not only that imagine being the test subject for experiment after experiment for three years straight. She gets to socialize with her people at her family’s bar, where she works but she wants more.
When Killian starts working the bar, Rebecca is intrigued and the rules to stay away from him go out the door. Then there are threats against her and she has no idea who she can trust.
For me it read a little more on the YA side. I didn’t mind that at all, I am a fan of YA. I loved the concept of this story and some of the characters. I felt Rebecca was a bit whiney at times but then again, aren’t we all? I wasn’t a fan of her dad and I really adored Alena.
It was an easy read, kept my attention but not sure I was sucked in enough to continue the series.