Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Book Review for Evanescent by Gabriella Lepore


by Gabriella Lepore

Reviewed by: Tonya
Published:Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly

Source:Gifted Copy Genre: Fantasy / Paranormal / Young Adult / Romance

About Book

“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.

My Thoughts

With Mind Strong…
And Heart True…
I Will Live Eternity Loving You….

Tell me hearing those words wouldn’t melt your heart - OMG this book was so good, short but good. It drew me right in. A girl being hunted, a vision told to her by her grandmother. Three young boys sentenced secretly poisoned with dragon’s blood and sentenced to live eternally. After hundreds of years Bronwen is brought into their lives by the vision her grandmother has. At first Felix the oldest of the boys gives her a hard time, he comes across arrogant, snotty, stuck up even and very pig headed. But as the story goes on he softens and even begins to have feelings for Bronwen and she for him.

I can’t imagine what it must be like to live for hundreds of years, to have your loved ones fear you and curse you and having to live your life over and over forever and ever. And I can’t imagine being told that something horrible is trying to hunt me down and attack me or worse yet kill me and my life lay in the hands of a really arrogant young man who is older than he looks. LOL But that is what Felix, Alistair, Loki and Bronwen are faced with in this book.

As the story unfolds Felix begins to change a little at first it’s not truly noticeable unless you are really paying attention, then as time goes on he begins to soften where it comes to Bronwen and then one night you see his true feelings come out as he looks down on her sleeping, he sees the tears left below her eyes, tears he know he caused.

I love how each boy in turn has grown to like having Bronwen in their lives even if she did disrupt it by organizing and cleaning the kitchen. Or how Bronwen comes to love having them in her life even if Loki did wash “boil” her clothes almost down to doll size. It is something that the three boys have not had as for hundreds of years they have only had each other. Keeping to themselves, hidden away from everyone and everything. Stealing away in the shadows.

What they are up against to protect and save Bronwen from is not like anything they have seen before, it’s big, its strong and well Felix knows more than he lets on to any of them. And though they secretly wonder they trust. A trust built on hundreds of years together. But is it enough to get rid of this beast and save Bronwen and obtain the cure that will end their eternal lives? And as the days go by what Felix tried to stop from happening happens and feelings begin to grow. But when Felix finds out what the cure is, is he willing to go that far, are they all willing to go that far?

Get the book & find out because I certainly am not going to give that way. LOL

Oh yeah one more thing besides the laughter you will find bubbling out and the OMG moments – be prepared to pull out the tissues…