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Review: By Sin I Rise Part I by Cora Reilly

By Sin I Rise Part 1 by Cora Reilly
By Sin I Rise Part 1 by Cora Reilly

By Sin I Rise part 1

Maddox – Mad Dog – White hates everything the name Vitiello stands for, after he witnessed his father and his men getting butchered by the Capo of the Italian mob in their territory. Raised by his uncle, the president of the Tartarus MC, Maddox is destined to follow in his footsteps. Now their chapter is on the rise again, but for their ultimate triumph they need to destroy the Vitiello empire. And what better way to do it than to steal the spoilt Vitiello princess and break her piece by piece until her father begs for mercy.

Known as the spoilt princess of New York, Marcella Vitiello grew up in a golden cage. If your father is the most feared man in New York, people gift you with reverence.

Destined to marry the boyfriend approved by her father, Marcella is sick of being treated like an untouchable porcelain doll.

She resents the life forced upon her by her family until everything she took for granted is ripped from her. Where she’s now, her name doesn’t bring awe, only pain and humiliation.

If you’ve grown up in a high castle, the fall is all the deeper.

Sins of the fathers have a way of catching up, who’s going to bleed for them?


This is my first book by Cora Reilly and I’m not a fan of MC stories, so I wasn’t sure what to expect but this book is excellent. I missed the part in the description that this is a duet and I absolutely hate cliffhangers but I still enjoyed it very much. The story starts off a bit slow but the suspense is perfect. Once the action starts, it never stops. I would have liked more dialogue between the Marcella and Maddox before they declare they’re in love but their relationship is still quite interesting.

Maddox was willing to sacrifice his own life to save Marcella, so I really like him right up until the last pages when I begin to have doubts. We’ll see how that turns out in the conclusion. Marcella is awesome, though. She’s a complete badass and I loved her more and more as the story progressed. I’m not going to go into detail about the plot because there’s no way to avoid spoilers but it’s going to be a real drag waiting until December for the conclusion. That’s a long time. I probably wouldn’t have read this book if I had realized there was a cliffhanger with a three month wait for the conclusion but I enjoyed the book very much and look forward to the ending.

I received an ARC from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

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