Friday, 9 December 2011

Amaranth Review

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

A copy was provided for review

Knowledge changes everything…

Hoodoo-influenced Southern Louisiana seems like the perfect place for Camille to escape her abusive past and dysfunctional family. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with the handsome Gavin Devereaux and plummet into the world of Amaranth, a place of exile for reformed vampires.

Wrestling to escape a deadly ex-boyfriend while giving Gavin a chance, Camille is confronted with decisions that threaten not only her life, but the lives of her inhuman friends she has come to love. Entangled in her friends’ quest for freedom, she dives into their realm and faces the threats of Amaranth’s ruler—the mother of all vampires—and her own inner demons.

Now Camille must decide whether she will derail her life and make the ultimate sacrifice for the monsters that interrupted her bumpy path back to sanity—what she still wants so desperately—or escape with Gavin before it’s too late for both of them.

I liked this book right away,  and I instantly liked Camille. One of my favourite things about this whole book was the Camille and Gavin relationship, they barely knew each other but there was instant chemistry that made me wanna read it even more. I really like the world-building Rachael has done, with the whole vampire secret society and the city Amaranth. There were also a few twists and turns that are totally unexpected and you don't know what's going to happen next, I totally loved it. Seems like most vampire books are all about blood-sucking and blah blah blah, but Amaranth isn't really about that, which is one of the things that makes it so good. Most of the story is told from Camille's point of view, but there's a part in the book where we get to see a little from Gavin's, which is nice. For a first book in a series, it's really good, builds up a lot of background and story, so hopefully the 2nd book is even better! :)

Cover Reveal!

Rivals and Retributions (13 to Life #5) by Shannon Delany

Release Date:August 7th/2012
320 pages

My Thoughts:
O.M.G.! I am FREAKING out over this cover!!! Isn't it gorgeous?! I've only read the 1rst 2 novels in this series so far, so this makes me wanna go get the 3rd and 4th now!!

What It's About!

Marlaena’s pack puts more pressure on the Rusakova family with the kidnapping of Jessie and the surprise that comes from triggering the wolf side of Pietr once again. Alexi realizes the impact of Pietr’s change sooner than either Jessie or Pietr and rushes to find a permanent cure for the life sentence lycanthropy brings in hopes it will squelch an unexpected side-effect. 
But Gabriel is still not satisfied with his role in the pack and is determined that getting rid of Pietr permanently in his new and weakened state is the best way he can grab power in the pack. Meanwhile at Junction High, the company’s meddling with the school food may have stopped but it doesn’t mean all of the kids the food triggered are suddenly without powers. With the enrollment of the rest of the pack’s pups, Counselor Harnek, Sophie and Jessie decide to try training the pups alongside the other powerful misfits. But Dmitri’s influence is far-reaching and even pacifist Gareth must make a dark decision or risk the destruction of everything he holds dear.


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