Published by Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing on March 15, 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal
Format: Kindle Copy
Source: Xpresso Reads, Blog Tour
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“Then it is settled,” Felix declared. “Come hell or high water, when this is all over, at least one of us here will not make it out alive.”
When Bronwen Snow is pulled from her cottage in the middle of the night, she finds herself seeking the help of three mysterious boys who reside in an abandoned castle deep in the hillside. With only a hasty handwritten note and a vague sense of dread to guide her, Bronwen is forced to put her trust in the eccentric and willful Felix Cavara and his eternal curse – immortality.
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I enjoyed reading Evanescent, it was a quick and fun read with an interesting concept. I really enjoy paranormal books and thought this one had an interesting spin with 3 boys being immortal from drinking dragon’s blood and actually wanting to die but being unable. The twist at the end was unexpected and broke my heart. I found Bronwen to be a kind and likeable character that I could root for. I do wish she had been a bit more inquisitive and had asked more questions about why a hellhound was hunting her. Overall she dealt with being thrust abruptly into a supernatural world and having to flee her home pretty well.
My favourite part of Evanescent by far was the dynamic between the three boys Felix, Alastair and Loki. They had to rely on each other for hundreds of years and formed a unbreakable connection and brotherly love for one another. They would do anything to protect each other and stayed away from the world, fearing a repeat of their families turning on them and casting them out. Most books don’t focus on these types of relationships, just the romance, so it is very refreshing that Evanescent does. Felix was hands down my favourite of the boys, he reminded me of Peter Pan and acted exactly how I imagined a 17 year version of him would. He had a sarcastic and go lucky attitude and provided most of the comic relief. He had his own pack of lost boys and was to able to really love anyone besides them. Being ageless was a curse he blamed himself for and carried that burden secretly. He was a genuinely good person who made a mistake and was trying his hardest to make up for it. I could see why Bronwen liked him so much and was drawn to his charisma.
I did have trouble immersing myself into the world of the book, I wish there had been a bit more back story before the author jumped into the action. I had a lot of questions that took me out of the reality of the book, including not knowing if it was modern times at first (until they mentioned jeans) because they so casually mentioned the old castle outside of town. There is not many castles in my country. I think a bit more background story about the town and Bronwen would have helped me stay a bit more ground in the story.
Overall I give Evanescent 3 stars out of 5. I would like to read more of Gabriella Lepore’s stories in the future and would recommend Evanescent as a fun read.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2016 Reading Challenge