Desolate (Immortal Rose #1)

Desolate

Author: Amy Miles
Publish: March 18, 2014
Pages: 288

Stars: 5 out of 5

Synopsis:

A wedding massacre. An innocence stolen. Mortality stripped away.

In a single night, everyone Roseline Dragomir has ever loved is slaughtered before her eyes. Alone in the world and bound by a solemn marriage vow to a vicious murderer, she must find a strength buried deep within her to keep going or risk completely losing herself.

When a mysterious stranger crosses her path, Roseline will discover that not all immortals are evil. Some even bear emotional scars that run just as deep as her own.

Will she uncover a will not just to survive…but to fight back?

***DESOLATE is the first book of the prequel trilogy to my YA paranormal romance AROTAS trilogy. This book contains elements that may be sensitive for some YA readers. Please download a sample before purchasing this book to ensure it is suitable for your teen***

Review:

Simply magnificent! This story is not only captivating but refreshing. This book is about grief, rape, torment, brutality, and the depths of madness. But it’s also about survival and realizing the strength within. I quickly fell in love with story and cannot wait for the sequel. The main character is turned against her will and becomes a vampire. But not the kind we have come to expect. These vampires can easily be categorized as barbaric animals. The more blood they consume, the stronger they become. But they also become more savage. This book is not for the weak of heart. The author does a fantastic job describing rape and other horrific scenes. You should give this book a shot, you won’t be disappointed.

The Veil (Devil’s Isle #1)

Veil

Author: Chloe Neil
Published: August 4, 2015
Pages: 336

Stars: 3 out of 5

Synopsis:

Seven years ago, the Veil that separates humanity from what lies beyond was torn apart, and New Orleans was engulfed in a supernatural war. Now, those with paranormal powers have been confined in a walled community that humans call the District. Those who live there call it Devil’s Isle.

Claire Connolly is a good girl with a dangerous secret: she’s a Sensitive, a human endowed with magic that seeped through the Veil. Claire knows that revealing her skills would mean being confined to Devil’s Isle. Unfortunately, hiding her power has left her untrained and unfocused.

Liam Quinn knows from experience that magic makes monsters of the weak, and he has no time for a Sensitive with no control of her own strength. But when he sees Claire using her powers to save a human under attack—in full view of the French Quarter—Liam decides to bring her to Devil’s Isle and the teacher she needs, even though getting her out of his way isn’t the same as keeping her out of his head.

But when the Veil threatens to shatter completely, Claire and Liam must work together to stop it, or else New Orleans will burn…

Review:

I was a little disappointed in this book. I think I had such high expectations that this book would be like her other series- with strong characters, fast entertaining plot, and fun character sas. But The Veil was not like that. The main character, Claire, was alright, but not as strong as I would have liked. She came across more wish washy at best. The plot was dragged down with extensive amounts of historical details. You can tell Chloe Neill did a lot of research for this book but I think it was a bit of an overkill with how much historical detail she added. The love interest between Claire and Liam was over dramatized. It really didn’t need to be as difficult as they were making it. I really liked the idea behind the book, I just felt like the execution wasn’t the best. but even with that said, the book wasn’t horrible. It was entertaining and a fun read.