Out of Control (The Sentinels .5) by Alexandra Ivy-a review

OUT OF CONTROL (The Sentinels 0.5) by Alexandra Ivy-a review

Out of Control

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date: October 28, 2014

New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Ivy quenches your thirst for illicit desire with this seductive tale of the Sentinels—outcast humans with the ability to tread the line between life and death—and pleasure and pain…

Ph.D student Angela Locke has a crush on her sexy professor, Dr. Nikolo Bartrev. When she learns he’s actually a Sentinel with extraordinary powers, she joins forces with him to catch a psychopath. But soon, their hottest pursuit is of each other.


REVIEW: OUT OF CONTROL is a prequel novella (originally released in the 2013 anthology PREDATORY) in Alexandra Ivy’s The Sentinels paranormal, romance series focusing on a rare human species-known as high bloods- blessed (or cursed) with powers and magical abilities. To protect the high bloods from themselves and discrimination from the outside world, the ‘freaks’ and ‘mutations’ are secluded in the domed city of Valhalla, organized with a social infrastructure and hierarchy of Sentinels. There is a slight ‘X-Men’ vibe to the series premise. This is Hunter Sentinal Nikolo Bartrev and researcher Angela Locke’s storyline.

Nikolov lied to Angela. Posing as a visiting professor, Nikolov has been observing Angela for weeks knowing that something more powerful is hidden deep within her soul. But a rogue Sentinel warrior is on the hunt, searching for Angela in the hopes of a cure, and Nikolov has offered up Angela as bait.

The relationship between Nikolov and Angela is one of immediate attraction but one that is not acted upon until Angela’s life is in danger. Nikolov has found his mate but in order to save the woman with whom he is falling in love, sacrifices will have to be made and his life is the ultimate sacrifice.

OUT OF CONTROL is a short story; a quick paranormal romance read that introduces Alexandra Ivy’s THE SENTINEL series. It does not, however, offer up any information regarding the genetic anomalies or how the high bloods came to be. As a prequel novella, there is very little background information revealed but we do get a glimpse at how one seemingly normal but very brilliant human came to realize what it is she is truly capable of doing.

Reading Order
Out of Control
Born in Blood (Dec 2013)
Blood Assassin (Jan 2015)

Copy supplied by Netgalley.

Reviewed by Sandy


11 thoughts on “Out of Control (The Sentinels .5) by Alexandra Ivy-a review

  1. I have almost all Alexandra Ivy’s books and have been reading her work for a long time, going to have to check to see if I have this… Yes, I have lost control of my TBR list. Your fault Sandy… so many great reviews. Sigh.

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