Thursday, December 29, 2011

BOOK REVIEW - DARKNESS FALLS by CATE TIERNAN - IMMORTAL BELOVED # 2

By : Cate Tiernan
Published By: Hodder & Stoughton
Release Date :10th JANUARY  2012
Details : Paperback,  ARC 392 Pages

Received from publisher for honest review back in August 2011.

RATING : 4.5 CRAZY INNOCENCIO STARS!!

Book Blurb: Taken From Goodreads

Nastasya has lived for hundreds of years, but for some reason, life never seems to get any better. She left her spoiled, rich girl life to find peace at River's Edge, a safe haven for wayward immortals. There, she learned to embrace River's Edge, despite some drama involving the sexy Reyn, who she wants but won't allow herself to have. But just as she's getting comfortable, her family's ties to dark magick force her to leave.  


She falls back into her old, hard partying ways, but will her decision lead her into the hands of a dark immortal? Or will it be her first step to embracing the darkness within her.



BOOK REVIEW:



I am really loving this series of Cate’s , it just keeps getting better in my eyes. Boy did Cate hit it out the ball park with the last few chapters...OMG!! I was literally holding my breath and Cate..oh Cate!!! You went their girl......oh did you go there. I am soooooo drooling for the third book in the series , ‘Immortal Light’, I have a tad long wait...*sigh*.


Oh, does Innocencio bring it in Darkness Falls...my, oh my , that boy has fallen into some darkness.


Reyn is just gorgeous and we still aren’t getting a great deal of Reyn, but, I understand why. The bit we get is hot ,hot, hot. He is trying to move forward with Nastasya there is this chemistry between them that keeps getting botched. Nastasya can’t seem to stop her mouth running around Reyn. She just isn’t ready to let the Butcher of Winter be just Reyn of the 21st century. I keep wanting more of the new Reyn....the one Amy manages to make laugh. He carries a great deal of guilt, he is trying to survive immortality.


I do enjoy Nastasya’s dialogue, when she is talking to herself or to the reader, it feels like you are part of the story. She has this down to earth way of talking about the crap she has got herself into.


There is still a lot of personal growth Nastasya needs to go through before she can wake up to what is right in front of her and see the light through her darkness, her past. She needs to stop blaming herself and Reyn and move on to a healthier existence. Living in the past is not healthy, it’s debilitating.


Things seem to be going wrong at River’s Edge, with every 10 steps Nastasya takes forward, she slips back 7. Sometimes it’s just easier to run....


River is still a most awesome, calming influence, selfless to the core. You learn a lot more about her darkness and what she has dug herself out of to get to where she is now.


I love the memories that come through in this book. They give the characters their depth with the pain they have been through and the darkness they have lead themselves. If they can become the people that surround Nastasya now, there is hope. She isn’t the worst River has tried to help. Compared to some, Nastasya’s 459yrs of life really wasn’t that terrible. Everybody that is at River’s Edge is there because coping with their life in the 21st century was just too much. Something had to give.


There is a bit of a mystery, a puzzle piece with a new character, very intriguing where this will go. I love the magick that is woven throughout the storyline . Nastasya has learnt a great deal about herself, but so have others and others want what she has......POWER!!


Cate Tiernan has written something very special with this series, the reader really ‘feels’ the emotions of being immortal, I found I am no longer naive to the ‘fluff’ of being immortal, there are consequences. This whole being immortal isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. It’s damn hard! It’s all about making the right choices. There is wrong and there is right. There is light and there is dark...which one would you choose?






Michelle

3 comments:

  1. I just added this series to my read list. Thanks for posting! Great review. DeAnna S.

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  2. Hi girls. I really enjoyed both books in this series. I actually read this one back in August but book released date got pushed back so I couldn't release my review. Then I just saw everybody else reviewing now so I released my posting. It's going to be a long wait between book 2 and 3 for me. I want me some more Reyn:D

    Quite an original read this series it touches on quite a few issues . This book really was on fire in the latter part that is why I have such a loooonnnng wait to find out more.

    Michelle

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