ARC Book Review - Snare (Delirious #1) by Clarissa Wild

26 Dec 2014

3.5 STARS! ★★★☆



USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Clarissa Wild brings you SNARE, the first book in the dark Romance suspense Delirious Series. 

 His secrets will destroy her. 

 With his smart mouth, dirty talking and possessive behavior, Sebastian Brand has me hooked in the most shameless way. I’m obsessed with him. However, now that I’ve escaped the mental hospital, he seeks to control my every move. The overwhelming aloofness in his attitude and darkness in his mind tells me there is more to this man than sheer dominance. 

Depravity is his playground and pain is a necessary evil. Keeping me away was his first instinct. Capturing me was his second. Claimed by a man with the exterior of an angel and the mind of a brute, I will do anything to unveil his secrets and face my own demons. 

 A body in exchange for freedom. A heart in exchange for truth. Life is never a given. Only a certain death. 

 This is Volume 1 in the Delirious Series, which contains 3 volumes and a prequel. These books should be read in order. WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, strong language, drugs and alcohol, and graphic violence. Contains a cliffhanger. 



 “Time to realize the fairytale you created for yourself won’t hold up against the harsh truth.” 

 Well this was a fairly interesting yet confusing read. For the most parts, I did enjoyed reading it and while the initial blurb made me think this was gonna be a rather heavy dark one, I found it to be just slightly harbouring on the dark side. But then again, I am a picky beech when it comes to the dark ones. 


You'll need to read the prequel called Seek (which is free on Amazon btw!) prior jumping into this one and let me say that I was definitely intrigued after reading it. It started off with our female MC Lilith Carrigan who found herself in a mental institution and keeps mentioning about a man called Sebastian Brand who apparently saved her but is this guy real? The author sent my mind into a questioning frenzy because at times it seemed like Lilith is imagining this man but at times it seemed pretty real. 


Snare then picks up from the prequel with Lilith still obsessing over Sebastian and later found herself escaping from the mental institution to find him. When she does, lo and behold that Sebastian isn't the man she had imagined him to be. Despite his attempts warning her to stay away from him, Lilith went all stalker mode on him and eventually got tangled up in his dirty dark world.
"I am not a man to hug in bed; I am a man to kill in his sleep."

 Honestly, I'm really on the fence with this read. I thought the premise was interesting and unique but I got thrown off with both MCs in this one. Both of them almost came off bipolar for me and that gave me mini whiplashes every now and then. In that sense, that left me as a rather confused reader because I'm left baffled at what drives their behaviours and mostly I struggled understanding Lilith's mixed feelings towards Sebastian.
"I wanted his love to fix me, but instead, it broke me even more."
Sebastian is the anti-hero who isn't the most ruthless or non-remorseful type; he does bad things but at the same time, he hates doing it. Personally I love my anti-heroes to be consistent in their character, so again I was thrown off when Sebastian switches between his good and bad side every now and then. Well the plus side is that Sebastian definitely has some interesting methods to solicit the truth out from Lilith's past and damn is he one motha of a dirty talker (me gusta!), so I'll excuse his bipolarness for now. 


 Despite the less than ideal MCs, the story definitely still proved to be a page-turner as the author created an atmosphere of read that leaves me desperately wanting to know the answers and truth of Lilith's traumatising past or what Sebastian's true intentions are. And while not all my questions have been answered and the book ended in a nail-biting cliffy, the author gave us enough closure to be satisfied while awaiting the next one. As for me, I can't wait to dive into the next one right now to get more answers especially after the ending that left me hanging for more.


  Snare is the first volume of the Delirious series and should be read after the prequel Seek. 

  ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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