Review: Secret Unleashed by Sierra Dean

Posted November 13, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Secret Unleashed by Sierra DeanSecret Unleashed by Sierra Dean
Series: Secret McQueen #6
Published by Samhain on October 15th 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 343 pages
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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After her last mission tested the limits of her humanity and took her out of this world, Secret’s friends, determined to keep her safe from her old nemesis Alexandre Peyton, keep ushering her from one babysitter to the next.

Couch surfing would be a lot more fun if Alexandre would let up on her long enough to allow her to get in some alone time with her lovers. Including Holden, her self-appointed shadow.

As if living out of coffin isn’t bad enough, Secret literally brings down the house while hunting a rogue, causing the council to exile her from New York—for her own safety, of course.

With her list of people to trust getting shorter and shorter, Secret ends up embroiled in a mystery to find a vampire warden gone AWOL and a missing artifact. Things go from bad to worse when she falls into the hands of a man who will prove that humans can be the worst monsters of them all.

Warning: Contains a cross-country journey, an unexpected family reunion, heated lovers’ embraces and a hell of a lot of trouble.

Horrifying Astonishing tear

I was a little worried when Secret Unleashed had a bit of a slow start. It took me a little while to get into the book which is a first for me with Secret. But once the bad evil depraved character called The Doctor walked on the pages I couldn’t put the book down. But I’m getting a head of myself.

We’ve had a plot that was surrounded by the werewolves in Secret’s life then we took a side trip to read about the Fae now it’s the vampire’s turn to have a full plot. Sig sends Secret and Holden across country to California to help the West Coast Tribunal. Secret needs to find a vampire that’s gone MIA and it believed to have turned rouge.

I had a prediction books ago (maybe book 2 or 3) about Sig’s relationship to Secret and I was pretty much spot on. I love it when that happens. LOL So that’s one answer we get from Secret’s life. Another answer of sorts deals with her father. Secret has never meet him but that changes with this installment.

Once we make the move to California I thought sweet a book with NO Lucas. But no Dean can’t grant that wish. The douche bag has to show up for one scene. UGH But she did make me happy with this interaction between Sig and Secret when she asks him to protect the people who is hers while she is out-of-town.

“And what about your wolf king, Lucas Rain? Is he yours as well?”  “Fuck him.”

My thoughts exactly!

Ok so Secret gets some long-awaited answers about some of her family connections but not for free. Sierra Dean put Secret through hell! Which brings us back to The Doctor. (shivers) Best. Villain. Ever. I can’t talk about it what all she went through but just know that there is no way Secret can be the same person after what she went through. It was things that nightmares are made of. In fact The Doctor and the surprised ending and somewhat cliffhanger ending is what moved my rating from a B to an A.

Now the long wait for the 7th book in the series, Cold Hard Secret. Which I predict our Secret will be dealing with some serious PTSD.





About Sierra Dean

Sierra Dean is a reformed historian. She was born and raised in the Canadian prairies and is allowed annual exit visas in order to continue her quest of steadily conquering the world one city at a time. Making the best of the cold Canadian winters, Sierra indulges in her less global interests: drinking too much tea and writing urban fantasy.
Ever since she was a young girl she has loved the idea of the supernatural coexisting with the mundane. As an adult, however, the idea evolved from the notion of fairies in flower beds, to imagining that the rugged-looking guy at the garage might secretly be a werewolf. She has used her overactive imagination to create her own version of the world, where vampire, werewolves, fairies, gods and monsters all walk among us, and she’ll continue to travel as much as possible until she finds it for real.

She’s also a book lover (of course!), obsessive collector of OPI nailpolish and the owner of way too many pairs of shoes.

Portrait Credit: Megan Lara

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After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

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5 responses to “Review: Secret Unleashed by Sierra Dean

    • TheBookNympho

      I’ve had that same thought. I’ve been trying to figure out who I would cast as the narrator.

      It would have to be someone that does good male voices and is great with snark.

  1. Why would they name him the Doctor?!? As a Doctor Who fan that would make me batty. Names aside this sounds intense and I am wondering why the heck I am not reading this UF series. Eep, I need to check out book one!

  2. The Doctor is totally the most scary-ass villain ever. Even though it’s been a least a month since I read this book, reading your review gave me chills all over again. I love this series!