ARC Review – The Uprising by Liz Meldon

Overall: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Steam: 4/5 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Feels: 😬😟😏😤🗡🥰

Tear jerker: No
Paranormal/Fantasy: Yes
Location: Farrow’s Hollow
Character age range: mid 20s & immortal
Lead: Ella Thomas
Love interest(s): Malachi Saevitia
HEA: Yes

Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Audible: No
Series: Yes – Companion Novel
1. Predator – released 02/23/18
2. Prey – released 03/23/18
3. Stalker – released 05/25/18
4. Killer – released 06/28/18
5. The Uprising – releasing 04/25/19

~QD 🔥~
Sex/kink type: manual, oral, penetrative
Possible triggers: violence

**You have to have read The Hunt series before reading this novel. And if you have, you understand why fangirls like me are so excited about it! It’s Ella & Malachi’s story.**

The Quick and Dirty: 😈 + 💪👩🏻 = ♥️⚔️🔥 Oh and there’s also some 😇🧙‍♀️🧛🏻‍♂️ action going on too!

After a kiss that nearly turned into something more, Malachi disappears for months only to show up with a deed for Farrow’s Hollow and grand plans to change how things are run there. Understandably, Ella wants nothing to do with him. But the attraction is still as strong as ever and when Ella experiences a life changing event that rocks her to the core, Malachi is the only one who can help her come to terms with it and protect her from those who are bringing war to her doorstep. 

We all have been waiting patiently (or maybe not so patiently in my case) for this book to arrive, and it was sooo worth it! I wouldn’t categorize it as a true enemies-to-lovers trope but there is definitely some fighting the fierce attraction going on. It is everything you would want from a romantic drama between Malachai and Ella (who if you remember, stabbed Malachi in the hand). There is violence and hot sex. Suspense and epic battles. And as a major bonus, Moira and Severus are very involved so we get to see their story continue too. If you loved The Hunt series, this book is such a satisfying companion novel you absolutely cannot miss!

** I was generously provided an ARC in return for a voluntary and honest review. *

From the ashes, a predator rises.

After stumbling into the supernatural world with her angel-hybrid bestie, Ella Thomas is doing just fine, thank you very much.

As the only human in her new social circle, Ella refuses to let the weirdness of living with angels, demons, and witches affect her. Not only did she conquer her master’s degree, but the fall term makes teachers’ college a reality, bringing her one step closer to her dream job.

If only her love life was shaping up as smoothly. Lately, every first date has been a dud, every guy Mr. Wrong, and she knows precisely who to blame…

A six-foot-seven hunk of chaos demon who disappeared months ago without a word. Try as she might, Ella can’t get snarky, seductive Malachi out of her head—and it’s driving her freakin’ nuts.

Lurking in shadows, he stalks his prey.

Sensing an opportunity to seize a valuable hell-gate, Malachi Saevitia descends into the pit, butchering and bribing and schmoozing until his name is on the deed to Farrow’s Hollow. No more useless demon mobs wasting a city primed for damnation. No more thuggish brutes making life difficult for his little brother. Under Malachi’s control, the darkness can—and will—flourish.

Before he can choose his faithful lieutenants, however, a summons sent by the Farrow’s Hollow angel garrison reaches him in Hell. Curious, Malachi goes topside, eager to see what the winged bastards want.

Only to once again find himself face-to-face with Ella Thomas. Breathtaking, mouthy, bold, she is the one and only human Malachi cannot seem to forget—a human who makes him fight his instincts and play the hero.

And for a chaos demon, there is no greater sin.

After the raid on Seraphim Securities, a power vacuum splinters the Farrow’s Hollow demon community, and from the pit, a monster stakes his claim—on the city, on the humans within it…

And most of all, on her.

The Uprising is a full-length companion novel to The Hunt, a demon paranormal romance serial. It is a direct follow-up to the four books and cannot be read as a standalone.



Liz Meldon

Liz is a Canadian author who grew up in the Middle East. She has a degree in Bioarchaeology from Western University, and when she isn’t writing about her own snarky characters, she is ghostwriting romance novellas, loitering on social media, or taking care of her many animals.

As a freelance ghostwriter, she has written over a dozen books ranging from romance to horror, full-length to novella-sized. A handful are currently on the market, and she stalks their “authors” with fiendish delight. She loves writing realistic characters in fantastical settings.