Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The Beautiful Ashes by @Jeaniene_Frost #REVIEW
Broken Destiny #1
In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate.
Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse—her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who's bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.
Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn't mean he can change his fate…no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy. Together they search for the powerful relic that can save her sister, but Adrian knows what Ivy doesn't: that every step brings Ivy closer to the truth about her own destiny, and a war that could doom the world. Sooner or later, it will be Ivy on one side and Adrian on the other. And nothing but ashes in between…
I was very excited to see that Jeaniene Frost has a new series coming out. I am a huge fan of Cat and Bones and was sure which ever direction she decided to take this series it was going to be good. Glad to see I was right.
Things have not been easy for Ivy. She lost her entire family in the space of a week, was attacked and then kidnapped. you know things aren't good when the best thing that happens to you is getting kidnapped. Ivy doesn't want to be attracted to Adrian, but there is just something about him that makes her want to know more. be careful what you wish for girl!
Adrian is your typical sexy, broody lots of secrets kind of guy. But he may be the only chance that Ivy has to find and rescue her sister from the demon realm.
I know a lot of the girls in the book club aren't real big on first books in a series, especially a paranormal series, but I like them. I like delving into a new world and finding out the rules and not really knowing just what kinds of places I will see or the creatures I will meet. This book introduces us to a lot of different creatures...some good and some bad and some we just aren't sure of yet. I hope we see more of Brutus. It is a very unique take on the heaven and hell/demons and angels story line then I have ever read before.
If you like your books fast paced and with lots of interesting characters and surprising twists, then pick up The Beautiful Ashes!
RATING: 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries This book was given to us by the publisher. Many thanks.