Genre: New Adult / Paranormal / Urban Fantasy / Romance
Series: Book #1
After a fatal hit and run accident, Ella Monroe fears that she’s lost more than her beloved parents. Horrifying visions of a past life and a disturbing voice in her head have psychiatric professionals convinced that she’s lost her sanity as well. But when Kale—a dark and handsome stranger with a mysterious past reveals the true meaning of her visions and the tremendous power she wields through them, Ella must come to terms with the devastating truths of her own past, while eluding an ancient Dark Prince who seeks to control not only her future, but all of mankind’s, by means of abilities that Ella is only beginning to understand.
Enter the shrouded world of an age old battle between an ancient race known as the Immortals and their bitter enemy Laurent, the so-called Dark Prince, who commands an army of half-breed vampires known as Chorý. Both sides have been desperately searching for the prophesied emergence of the Arc, a clairvoyant with unparalleled power to recall the past and a soothsayer with clear vision into the future.
The Council of Immortals has sworn to protect the Arc, whom they have identified as young Ella Monroe, a college freshman from Virginia living quietly and unaware of her powers or her past. But a renegade Chorý has other plans for the protection of a girl he has loved through the ages. Can Kale convince Ella of who she is, what she is destined to become, and what he once meant to her? Is he truly the best protector to shield the world from the devastating misuse of her powers that Laurent is bent on controlling? Or will the forbidden love they share and Kale’s cursed condition as a retched and hated Chorý be used against them both?
This paranormal romance told from the heroine’s perspective builds in intensity and intrigue to a finale you won’t see coming. Heart pounding action mixed with heartwarming friendships and heartbreaking romance will leave you breathless and begging for more.
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My Two Bits
Ella is attempting to build a new life after the death of her parents. The characters were a little vague in their personalities though I found Mia entertaining. That girl was all kinds of spunk and psychological damage. She could carry the slower moments in the middle with ease.
It was the romantic scenes where the author really shone, I thought. Her sentences flowed wonderfully and she was able to create a very intimate atmosphere for the reader. I can easily see why people would fall head over heels for Kale and Ella.
My only ticks might be the overuse of melodrama in the beginning and the random unnecessary details or repetitive information like how her laptop wasn’t unpacked in two different chapters or how Ella would think something and in the next paragraph she’d say it out loud. But that last bit might just be me being twitchy.