Monday, 1 July 2013

Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan

Received for review
Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (1 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444707019
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444707014
Nastasya has spent the last century living as a spoiled, drugged-out party girl. She feels nothing and cares for no one. But when she witnesses her best friend, a Dark Immortal, torture a human, she realizes something's got to change. She seeks refuge at a rehab for wayward immortals, where she meets the gorgeous, undeniably sexy Reyn, who seems inexplicably linked to her past. 
Nastasya finally begins to deal with life, and even feels safe--until the night she learns that someone wants her dead. 
Cate Tiernan, author of the popular Sweep series, returns with an engaging story of a timeless struggle and inescapable romance, the first book in a stunning new fantasy trilogy.

Cover:  Love this atmospheric and relevant cover.

I loved this book.  I was totally hooked.
The whole concept of immortals and magic was excellent.
I felt this whole book was unique.  Nastasya was a fascinating protagonist.  The fact that she's over 400 years old, finding out where she's been, what's she's done, gave the story so many layers.  Seeing that she may not have always been good, made wrong decisions, been unfeeling, and we're able to sympathise with here.  I liked that her past wasn't revealed all at once, but rather we got to see more of her gradually, piece by piece, while she also started to remember her past.
River's Edge- rehab for immortals was such a fantastic idea, and seeing Nastasya start to find herself and discover who she wanted to be was brilliant.  As well as meeting the other immortals there.
There is a romance element but it's more introduced in this book, and going to develop in the next two books.  Both Nastasya's and Reyn's past make it complicated for them to be together, but their chemistry/love-hate was amazing.  I can't wait to see how their relationship develops, as I think they could become one of my favourite fictional couples.
The writing style was unique, I loved Nastaya's voice, she was witty and sarcy, and made me laugh more than once.
I loved every second of this.
I highly recommend it and can't wait to move onto book 2.

1 comment:

  1. Looks and Sounds like a Good Read. Thanks for sharing. :)