New Release Review: Thomas’ Heart by Melissa Haag
New Release Review: Thomas’ Heart by Melissa Haag
Yesterday was release day for Thomas’ Heart, the 4th book in the Judgement of the Six Companion series, by Melissa Haag. I love this extremely unique shifter series and the companion books bring so much more to the table! If you want to start the series the first book is Hope(less) and the first companion novel Clay’s Hope are both FREE on all ebook platforms! So get reading!
Thomas’ Heart (Judgement of the Six Companion Series #4) by Melissa Haag
Category: Young Adult, Paranormal
Publication: November 22nd, 2016
Thomas’ race is dying. To protect those left, the Elders create a safe haven. However, the safety of their sanctuary is threatened by the cause of their kind’s decline. A human. But, she’s not like the rest; and despite his hatred of humans, Thomas wants her for his own.
When females start dying while trying to reach safety, Thomas realizes it’s no longer just humans who pose a threat, but desperate males. Thomas must secure his place at Charlene’s side as leader of sanctuary, or everything they’ve worked together to build will crumble, and any hope of a future for Thomas’s race will die.
“There can be no life without purpose and no purpose without reason.”
This review will not contain major spoilers, but since it is a companion novel, alternate POV, to the 4th book in a series, there may be minor statements that would be known if you have read at least the first 4 books in the main Judgement of the Six series. If you have read none of the prior books than I do not recommend you read more of this review if you fear spoilers.
Thomas’ Heart was really spectacular in the arena of companion novels, this one is the pair to Un(bidden), which is Charlene’s story. I think it is my second favorite out of all the companion novels for the Judgement of the Six series (because Clay’s Hope will always be number 1, because Clay doesn’t speak in Hope(less) so hearing his side was just soooo much awesomeness). I feel like in this book I got the most enhanced point of view, learned the most about the pack history, and it gave me some really clear indicators on where the wolves were before Charlene was introduced to the pack as the first Judgement.
This book starts with major action from behind the scenes of what Thomas and his pack were doing before he ventured to sanctuary, and met Charlene. I loved learning this side of him and what he was trying to accomplish to help protect the northern wolves. It really gave me insight about why he was so angry and hesitant when he first heard of the human causing such discord at sanctuary. Everything Thomas experiences, are all new to him, whereas as readers, we are already invested in the packs and the Judgements, but Thomas and Charlene’s story is really set in the past, as she is the first human companion to be known to the wolves as far back as their verbal history has been passed down.
There was so much information that we didn’t know and how Charlene’s impact was so immense because we were only viewing the wolves world from her POV. We don’t see how insanely different it is to the human world, until you see what she does and how she makes changes through Thomas’ POV. Charlene was the start of everything, and she wouldn’t have made it without Thomas…or really without Winifred. Winifred knew in her heart that Charlene was more than just a special human, she had a real sense that Charlene was the change she had been trying to expand upon her pack without success. But once Thomas realized that Charlene was his mate, without his strength and ultimately his obstinacy, Charlene may not have stayed with the wolves after so many attempts on her life whether they were well intentioned…or not.
Charlene was truly the start of the judgement cycle and instrumental in the continued success of the pack as well as Thomas’ strength to build the largest pack and hold sanctuary for all those who needed shelter. When I first read Un(bidden) I was not a fan of Thomas, but I fell for him as the novel progressed, knowing already whom he became in that novel, I had absolutely no reservations for Thomas going into his POV, so I immediately laughed at all his silliness or shall I say stubbornness. Reading this novel didn’t feel repetitive, it felt new and instrumental to the forthcoming end of the series. We were really clued into a lot of the pack business, and just how important the Judgements are to the wolves.
I highly recommend reading Thomas’ Heart to any fans of the Judgement of the Six series, it is surely an installment that is not to be missed! Thomas’ story is the fourth in the series which means we only have 1 companion novel left, Carlos’ Peace, because the final, 6th book in the series, will be dual POV from both the wolf & Judgements points of views. So you definitely want to read all the companion novels before that final book!