Publication date: January 24th 2018
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy
In an abandoned warehouse in Manhattan, two enemies battle to the death, while outside, a malevolent entity watches and waits and plots, eager for blood. On an island in the heart of Seattle, an immortal princess struggles to lead a normal life just as a flood of terrifying creatures starts to pour in through a portal that should not be there. A young man meets a classmate while walking home from the college library, and embarks on the most dangerous adventure he’s ever known – will he survive? A deranged madman hunts the girl he’s lusted after for a century, in a relentless pursuit for vengeance. A prehistoric, mythical beast jealously guards a primeval land, which is leaking into present-day Seattle. A sweet, forbidden passion blossoms between two lovers who steal moments whenever they can, while unbeknownst to them, they’re hunted by a deadly creature.
A royal family threatened at its weakest – yet lethal in its own right – is stalked by an ancient evil that will not rest until they are utterly destroyed: a nightmare incarnate that has waited millions of years for revenge threatens the very existence of the young lovers and their family.
Will they prevail?
* I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.
So the book starts out with one really wild and crazy fight that introduces us to a family of vampires that really have some power behind them. Once the bad guy kills the father the rest of the members retreat across the country to save their lives. Once they get established Anna meets a young man in her art class but as they start to get to know one another crazy stuff keeps happening that she has to hide from him until finally it comes down to telling him their secret or letting him go. Being in love of course he gets the secret so they all work together in an effort to fight the bad guy that has been hunting them for centuries. This all comes to a head in the end with one crazy ending that I admit I did not totally see coming. This is a world full of paranormal elements that really add to the world building to the point that I was wishing some of the stuff actually existed. The whole story is one weird take on the Romanov/Rasputin legend that really pushes the boundaries of the actual story. Great for fans of urban fantasy or vampires in general. I liked the story but there were some parts that really bogged down so I can only give it 3/5 stars. Still a good read though.
Samaire Provost lives in California with her husband and son.
Her love of paranormal stories, odd plots, and unique tales as well as the works of Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Susan Cooper, Madeleine L’Engle and Stephen King has deeply influenced her writing.
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