Hype Post – Viper by Bex Hogan


**Disclaimer, I have not read Viper or any spoilers about it.  The following post is pure speculation on what I think I will like and dislike about it.**

Title Viper

Author Bex Hogan

Description from Amazon

He will make me a killer. Or he will have me killed. That is my destiny.

Seventeen-year-old Marianne is fated to one day become the Viper, defender of the Twelve Isles.

But the reigning Viper stands in her way. Corrupt and merciless, he prowls the seas in his warship, killing with impunity, leaving only pain and suffering in his wake.

He’s the most dangerous man on the ocean . . . and he is Marianne’s father.

She was born to protect the islands. But can she fight for them if it means losing her family, her home, the boy she loves – and perhaps even her life?

Initial Thoughts

This book was super hard to track down.  Amazon in the US doesn’t seem to have it so I had to order it from Book Depository and it came from the UK.  I was, however, very excited to get a copy and in paperback.  I do love the fanciness of hardcover books but paperbacks are so much easier to read.

I had seen a lot of hype about this book on bookstagram which was why I wanted to read it.

Cover Art

I really like the cover of this book.  It’s vibrant and I love embossing.  There’s gold silver and purple that really make this cover pop.  I don’t keep this one facing forward on my shelf due to certain people I know who are terrified of snakes, but, I think this one is super cool (and I would keep it front facing if it wouldn’t disturb those people).

Notes on the Dust Jacket

I’ve been reading a lot of books that take place on the sea or on boats recently (please see Dark Shores, Isle of Blood and Stoneand To Kill a Kingdom) so I was definitely drawn to the setting here.

The description is quite short, so there isn’t much to speculate on but I was intrigued by what I saw.

Final Thoughts

This was a bookstagram-motivated purchase.  It’s super on theme with other books I’ve been reading lately so I don’t have anything to lose by giving it a try.  I don’t expect too much but I hope this is a series I would want to continue with.  There’s nothing worse than starting a series that after one book you know you will never go back.

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