The Lost Saint by Bree Despain is a Must Read in YA Paranormal Romance

The Lost Saint (Dark Divine #2)

Author: Bree Despain, released 12/28/2010

Book Review by Holly Simmers, Immortal Fiction

The Lost Saint (Dark Divine #2) by Bree Despain is hands down, the best book I’ve read in a long time.  A must read for anyone who enjoys this genre, I was intrigued and captivated by book 1, but then book 2 had me so engrossed from beginning to end that I had to take time to review it (at 4 in the morning!)

The Lost Saint is a riveting, compelling and engrossing Paranormal Romance Thriller unlike anything I’ve read in the young adult realm, though most comparable in appeal to The Wolves of Mercy Falls (Shiver, Linger) by Maggie Stiefvater.  With character and plot development that rivals Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson and Rachel Vincent’s Werecats/The Shifter novels (all favorites of mine) I anxiously await the next novel in this series with thin restraint.

Unlike many YA-PR books, The Lost Saint remains clean enough for young teens so the “hotter romance” description above is a bit misleading compared to The Wolves of Mercy Falls, Vampire Academy, Twilight and The House of Night novels (other YA favorites of mine). The yearning and sensuality are comparable to Eclipse (my fave of The Twilight Saga) as well as the inspirational perspectives on love, honor and social responsibility woven in, but its best features are the captivating, memorable and well-paced storyline packed with well-developed relate-able characters, delivering a complex plot that’s not hard to follow but keeps you guessing from the edge of your seat.  The Lost Saint is a highly recommended must read!  Buy the Hardcover edition

Equally compelling is the spectacular job of narration (acting!) that Eileen Stevens delivers, bringing these characters to life with movie-quality substance especially throughout the climactic scenes.  A rare performance of a Best YA-PR Book of the Year contender.  Listen to a Sample of the MP3 Audiobook

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IF Book Review of INFINITY: Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon

INFINITY: Chronicles of Nick
Sherrilyn Kenyon

a Dark-Hunter series off-shoot (spawn
)
Released May 25, 2010

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IMMORTAL FICTION REVIEW

I absolutely loved this book! strong characters, great storyline, humor, and suspense. An excellent way for young adults to dive into Sherrilyn Kenyon’s masterful mixing of ancient mythology into the modern mayhem of paranormal adventure worthy of today’s fast paced reader consumption!

I can’t wait for more stories of what I expect to become the remaining nine objectives Nick must learn to become fully self-aware and controlled with regards to his undiscovered talents and abilities. That’s the best I can do without spoiling anything at this point!

This book is a special treat for those of us who already know and love many of the characters woven into this story from all the other Dark-Hunter, Were-Hunter and Dream-Hunter novels by the brilliant and mysterious Sherrilyn Kenyon! Take a break from reality and visit (New Orleans) Gautier style. Continue reading

IF Book Review of Spirit Bound, Vampire Academy 5 by Richelle Mead

Spirit Bound bookSpirit Bound, Vampire Academy #5
by Richelle Mead

5 Star Review by Immortal Fiction

Vampire Academy has been my all time favorite series the past 2 years and this one was a wonderful read, though I have to say the 2nd & 3rd are still my favorites. I thoroughly enjoyed this book all the way through. But I must say I was unsettled, unfulfilled by the end. I felt like it was missing the final chapter or one just prior to the final chapter. Continue reading

2010.03.23 New Release: Mind Games by Carolyn Crane gets rave reviews

MIND GAMES

The Justine Jones: Disillusionist trilogy
by Carolyn Crane

book #1 – Mind Games 03/23/2010
book #2 – Double Cross releases Sept 2010

EDITORIAL REVIEWS
“Wow! Crane’s writing style brings to mind old-school noir, with the compelling attitude of superheroes from a graphic novel. A masterful blend of dark and light, good and bad and all the grays in between, it will draw readers thoroughly into her tale, as they root for the good guys—while trying to figure out just who the good guys are. The ending promises more adventures, and that is a very good thing.” 4.5 stars—Romantic Times

“With a twisty, edgy storyline, a unique premise and a fascinating heroine, Mind Games jumpstarts a smart and original urban fantasy series. A fabulous debut!”—Meljean Brook, The Guardians series

“Carolyn Crane writes with deft and evocative flair, creating a fantasy-noir world touched with comic book cool. With a twisty plot, a unique heroine, memorable supporting characters, and an amazingly fresh premise, debut novel Mind Games is a delicious, unforgettable delight. I can´t wait for the next book!”—Ann Aguirre, author of Blue Diablo

“Carolyn Crane’s debut novel is a brilliant original in every way.  Just when I think that urban fantasy heroines are becoming too clichéd and predictable, Mind Games blows me out of the water with its unique premise.  Justine does not wield a katana, or ride a Harley, or kick like a ninja.  Instead she fights with her mind, and speaking as a nerd myself, I find that concept oh so sexy.”—dirtysexybooks.com Continue reading

Read Excerpt of Spirit Bound, Vampire Academy #5 by Richelle Mead

Blood Promise book

Spirit Bound

Vampire Academy novel #5
by Richelle Mead
Release Date: May 18, 2010
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Read an Excerpt

Dimitri gave Rose the ultimate choice. But she chose wrong…

After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s—and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy’s iron gates to begin. But Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he’s out there, somewhere.

She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true— Dimitri has tasted her blood, and now he is hunting her. Only this time, he won’t rest until Rose joins him…forever.

2010.03.08 new release: The Silver Kiss audiobook by Annette Curtis Klause

The Silver Kiss

Audiobook (03/08/2010)

In Annette Curtis Klause’s critically acclaimed debut novel – life’s tough for 16-year-old Zoe Sutcliff. Her mom is dying, her dad is growing distant, and her best friend is moving. Sorting out her thoughts one night, Zoe sees a man lurking about. Taken aback at first, she finds herself drawn to the handsome stranger who seems to sense what’s in her heart. As the two exchange life stories, he makes a startling revelation.

He’s a vampire bent on slaying a ruthless fiend – and he needs Zoe for more than just a blood-draining kiss.

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March 2010 New Releases in Vampire/Paranormal Romance Novels

MARCH 2010 New Releases
Mar 2: Shift (Werecats/Shifters 5) by Rachel Vincent
Born To Be Wild (The Others 8) by Christine Warren
Roadkill (Cal Leandros 5) by Rob Thurman
Velvet Haven (Immortals of Annwyn 1) by Sophie Renwick
Atlantis Redeemed (Warriors of Poseidon 5) by Alyssa Day
Master of Fire (Berkley Sensation) by Angela Knight
Mar 9: Hourglass (Evernight 3) by Claudia Gray
The Vampire and the Virgin (Love at Stake 8) by Kerrelyn Sparks
Mar 16: Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn
Shadow Souls (Vampire Diaries The Return 2) by L. J. Smith
Mar 18: Audio CD: Blue Moon (Anita Blake 8) by Laurell K. Hamilton
Mar 18: Audio CD: Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake 9) by Laurell K. Hamilton
Mar 23: Mind Games by Carolyn Crane
The Devil’s Playground
(Morgan Kingsley 5) by Jenna Black
Mar 30: Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson 5) by Patricia Briggs
The Mage in Black (Sabina Kane) by Jaye Wells
Beyond the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity 6) by Alexandra Ivy