Series: Otherworlds Summons #1
on July 12th 2013
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal
Source: ARC for Blog Tour
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Summonari don’t trust. Under their command, they summon any number of creatures from the Otherwolds—but never trust them outside of the summoning.
Gargoyles don’t love. Fierce descendants of dragons, they function on power and fear—never love.
Karla isn’t the happily-ever-after type of girl. No territory-hungry guy is going to stick flags all over her unclaimed grounds.
Kann’s world is death and betrayal. As Dar Primus of Haus Varis, he’s expected to follow tradition but he’s not your regular gargoyle. In fact, he’s anything but.
One fateful Friday night, Otherworlds collide. Stuck together in one world or another, Karla and Kann face everything from Awakenings and turbulent love to Festnavals and bloodthirsty scorned suitors.
If there’s one thing they can’t escape, it’s the addiction to each other. And they’ve got it bad.
I am reviewing Gargoyle Addiction as part of the Gargoyle Addiction Blog Tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. I was given an eARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Karla Stephens leads a pretty uneventful life and keeps people at a distance due to the fact that every female in her family including her grandmother, aunt and mother have all died before the age of 35. It’s always a freak accident but without fail it happens and Karla does not expect to lead a full life therefore she doesn’t want a glimpse of what she could have had if she weren’t cursed.
Then one night after falling asleep while reading her favorite series the main character Kann, a gargoyle with a seriously bad attitude and scary demeanor shows up in her bedroom. Kann seems to think Karla summoned him to her world but she has no idea what he is talking about. Turns out Karla comes from a line of very powerful summoners and Kann has decided that he wants to claim her as his own.
When I first started Gargoyle Addiction I wasn’t really sure I was going to like it but the story drew me in the further I got into it. I disliked Kann and Karla’s relationship a lot at first he just seemed to take whatever he wanted regardless of the consequences. He was so cold and ruthless I had a hard time picturing him ever treating her well. He didn’t have a lot of redeeming qualities at first but eventually you start to see that he is not as bad as he tries to make you think and he just may care about her. It was also really interesting discovering the different worlds that existed within this universe. After Kann claims Karla as his mate she gets drawn back to his world Piatra with him which is a barren and viscous place. She also surprisingly makes some new friends in Kann’s brother Hanu and his mate Dag. I loved Dag he was a half fairy/half ogre and the cutest thing ever! He was one of my favorite characters and I hope to see more of him in the next book. Dag helps Karla discover more about her powers and how to train herself to use them. I don’t want to give too much away but by the end you will be wanting more!
Karla was a very broken and scared girl who really wasn’t living her life very fully when I first started Gargoyle Addiction. She only had one real friend Adam who was pretty much a brother, a best friend and a Father all rolled into one. She keeps to herself and lives vicariously through her books. Then she meets Kann and her whole world is turned on it’s head. Even though she was terrified of him she gave him as much crap as he gave her and stood up to him quite often. After awhile she even starts to fall for him and has no idea if he even feels the same way which terrifies her. After being taken to Kann’s world she realizes she has to be stronger but doesn’t want to lose herself to the Gargoyle’s ways.
I really really disliked Kann at first. I’m all for bad boy characters but he was such a domineering asshole I was really just wished I could reach in the book and punch him in the face. He forced his bite on Karla and used their connection to get her in bed. Once in Kann’s world though you see that he is good at putting on a show and has more feelings than what is considered natural by Gargoyles. By the end I definitely saw him in a different light.
I give Gargoyle Addiction 3 stars! I enjoyed the book but didn’t love it since I had such a hard time getting into it at first. I would recommend giving it a read and I am looking forward to reading the next one!