5 stars!! (I reviewed this as a series but have cut and pasted the relevant excerpts to each book)
Another author recommended this series to me, at the time, I did not know it was a paranormal. Because I trust this author implicitly, I downloaded all 4 books, agreeing that we would buddy read the 4th book. Anyone who knows me, knows I do not read paranormal. I have never quite been able to get into this genre. A few series have caught my attention and I have read them but not to the degree that Amy Bartol did.
To say I loved this series is a serious understatement because I absolutely adore this series. I was captivated from the start and read all 4 books in 3 days, I seriously could not put them down and as soon as one was finished I opened up the next and just carried on.
Inescapable ~ This book is really the foundation to the whole series. It really sets the scene well and you cannot help but connect to all the characters. Evie, I loved this girl, she never really had a sense of belonging, never knew her father and her mother died when she was born so her care was entrusted to her uncle, who was young at the time. As she got older, she more or less became the parent, looking after him and mothering him, but their relationship was close and extremely special. It broke her heart to leave him to come to college. When she arrives at college she knows no-one except a guy that she met once when she visited campus, he sort of takes her under his wing. But is this a good wing or a bad wing?
It is not long before she meets Reed and Russell, yes this is a love triangle of sorts but not your usual, Evie is extremely attracted to Reed, she can sense when he is near, he gives her butterflies but he seems to hate her. It turns out Reed is just extremely conflicted but we do find out why and goes someway to explain his rather erratic behaviour. Russell is extremely attracted to Evie, but she only ever sees him as a friend, but their friendship is intense.
"I wanted to destroy you," he says, and a shiver goes through me, "and I wanted to take you in my arms and love you, and I wanted to tear you apart, and I wanted to crush you anything that would harm you, all at the same time." - see very conflicted!!
Amy Bartol, sucks you in to this story hook, line and sinker. It soon becomes apparent that Evie is not all that she seems. The trouble is that Evie has no idea what is happening to her, luckily for her Reed is there for her and they soon work through their differences and once things are explained and are out in the open, they both give in to their mutual attraction and they become a couple.
"I want those thousand years with you, Evie, you have no idea how much I want them. I want a thousand years, and then I want a hundred thousand more."
All the characters in this book are written so well that they come to life, I totally adore Zee, Buns and Brownie too. I just hope that the good conquer the evil!
I absolutely loved Reed, in the beginning it was hard to understand where he was coming from, but once I was aware I was TEAM REED. If anyone comes between these two, I will kill them, seriously!! I was glad that Evie never really entered into the whole Love Triangle thing with Russell. The lines were set between them early on. I must admit the soul mate bit was a bit hard to take and left me with ill feeling as I was so Team Reed and was worried that at some point this may come between my cute and happy couple. We will see where this goes going forward. I am diving in right now!!
"Evie, you are the only thing that makes me want to live. If you leave here, if you ascend to Paradise, or even if you are cast into the abyss, or taken there by the Fallen...I will have to follow you, no matter where you go. Even if I have to pursue you into the dark...if you cease to be, then so will I. You are my sin and my redemption."
On that note, I will leave you with a brief summation. In short, this series is brilliant, amazing, fabulous, addictive and totally captivating. A story line that will keep you guessing, you can never assume anything as Amy Bartol will totally sneak up and bit you the bum. The twists and turns and plot curve balls will have you on the edge of seat, gripping the sides wondering where you are going next.
I want to see this series on the big screen, seriously, this series was made for the big screen. I often found myself at times picturing how a scene would play out on film in bright technicolour. The way Amy Bartol describes scenes in this book has your senses on hyper drive and your imagination running wild. In all seriousness, this would seriously kick some ass in the movies. It needs to be done and more importantly deserves to be done.
Amy Bartol, all I can say is you seriously ROCK! I have loved every second reading this series, never thought I would see the day where I love a Paranormal read, but this series did and has a firm place in my heart. I will be re-reading this series for sure.
I cannot highly recommend this series enough, for both paranormal lovers and those who have not tried or think they don't like this genre. Be next in line to be converted, you will hopefully fall in love with this series as much as I have. Totally and utterly adored it!
- フォーマット： Kindle版
- ファイルサイズ： 1520 KB
- 推定ページ数： 400 ページ
- 出版社: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 3版 (2013/4/27)
- 販売： Amazon Services International, Inc.
- 言語: 英語
- ASIN: B005JZTP16
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能）: 有効
- Word Wise: 有効
- カスタマーレビュー: 評価の数 715
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