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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Review: The Immortal Embrace by Charlotte Blackwell

Publisher: World Castle Publishing 
ISBN: 1937085473
Pages:274 pages
Genre: Young Adult  
Challenges-100+ Reading Challenge, Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
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Summary from publisher:

Immortal EmbraceBook One of the Embrace Series Sophia Pierce has suffered since her brother left, and is unsure if she will ever get over it. That is until her family decided to move to Wenham, Massachusetts. Her and her siblings have been ordered to protect their little sister, and must return to High school. This is where Sophia finds her soul mate Nathanial and life as she knows it is about to change. As a vampire, Sophia has always kept to herself, but as a high school student will she learn to step out of her comfort zone a little? Sophia has found a best friend in a powerful witch and a love to call her own. That is until something tragic happens and blood is spilled. Will Sophia be able to resist the sweet scent of her beloved’s blood? This is Sophia’s story, a story of a girl who finds herself, love and everlasting friendship. The excitement of this story wraps mortals, vampires, witches, and shape shifters all into a romantic tale of young love, friendship, the meaning of family. The story of a girl who tries to finds herself when she thought it was all lost.

My Review: 

This is one of those books that I read while I was laid up ill. On my Sony Reader from Hades no less. I found myself completely immersed in the story and completely forgot how miserable I felt. And that is the sign of a good book.

Sophia was one of those characters that I had myself prepared to dislike. I don’t know why. I do that sometimes. I dislike a character irrationally and have to read the book to get a better perspective. Sophia happened to be one of the most likeable heroines I have come across lately. She was so easy to identify with and was so likeable. She is so easily relatable even in her vampire state. Her search for normalcy is, I think, something everyone can relate to.  I also thought that Nathanial was quite dishy.

I loved this book. It even made the fact that I was reading on the Sony Reader (who I hate and I believe hates me too) a pleasurable experience. I hate to use a Twilight comparison because it really is overdone. But this felt at the start like a reverse of that. Girl vampire thinks boy human smells tasty and decides to love him because he smells so yummy. But this is was different in that Sophia was an amazing character, her motivations for loving Nathanial were not solely based on her desire for his blood, the writing was phenomenal and, most importantly, there were witches. Witches always make the story better.

I am really looking forward to the next book, Forbidden Embrace.


*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review.   My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies   made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the  blog.

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