Review: Refraction: A Ripples in the Status Quo Story: Season One (Ripples in the Status Quo #6) by R. Phoenix

Refraction: A Ripples in the Status Quo Story: Season One (Episode Six)



Noah is still struggling to come to terms with his unwanted new life as one of the undead, and Khaz’s attempts to reach his childe seem doomed to fail. Reese risked it all to save his human lover, Ash, but he finds that his claim of pack leader might not keep him from losing everything. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and together, Reese and Noah set off on a mission to find Noah’s old rebel group to help them turn the tables against the status quo that threatens them all.


From light to grey to dark, follow those who test and defy the status quo’s subjugation of humans. In a world where the supernatural reign supreme, only love can set off the ripples that could change this depraved world for the better. But will the cost be too high?

‘Bought,’ ‘Ravel,’ and ‘Recoil’ feature different characters whose lives begin to come together in ‘Owned’ and ‘Temper.’

1. Bought – Jace & Elias.
2. Ravel – Ashton & Reese.
3. Recoil – Khaz & Noah.
4. Owned – Khaz & Noah, Jace & Elias.
5. Temper – Ashton & Reese, Jace & Elias.
6. Refraction – Khaz & Noah, Ashton & Reese

*Please note that the RISQ world has little place for humanity, and as a result, content in these works may contain graphic scenes of depravity, cruelty, and violence–sexual or otherwise–that could be offensive and potentially triggering to some readers.*




I’m so in love with this series. I think every time I finished a book, I feel like was my favorite. It keeps improving with each book. This one was amazing.


It won’t work as a standalone, it has to be read in the correct order to understand the position the character are when the book begin. In this one it was great to see the perfect clash of the main characters stories, previously it only had been separate stories with, mostly just the world they live in, in common, but here the stories get connected and it’s just great to see the characters interact with other people, to imagine how they would react and to wonder how much they are willing to risk to protect their love ones. I just loved it.


It take enough time with each couple, so I guess other reader would enjoy reading about their favorite couple, since both Khaz and Noah, and Reese and Ashton are feature in the book. I’m still missing Elias, but I was happy with the few moments he was on page and even if it wasn’t much, his presence is still an important part of the plot, what an amazing character who doesn’t even need to be in the book that much and yet he manage to alter the events.


What I enjoyed the most in the book was Khaz, after Elias he’s become my favorite character. In this book particularly, because he was very melancholic, it was heartbreaking to see how much he suffer and how hard he try to make things better. I just hated Noah’s attitude, I understand why he felt that way but I couldn’t help to get mad at him.


In terms of plot, this was very good, maybe the best so far, but I have a hard time thinking about the plot of just one book, because I see the series as a whole, but the way the stories were connected was something I really loved. It also had great action moments. Is less violent than other parts of the series.  It doesn’t have much romantic moments between the character but the love is there, is so easy to see it in the way every one of them act, it was lovely to see how much they care for each other.


In general, another fantastic book, I can’t get enough of this series.

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