Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Book Review: Amaranth

Title - Amaranth
Author - Rachael Wade
Series - The Resistance Trilogy #1
Genre - YA Paranormal
Published - July 27th 2011
Publisher - Rabbit Hole Press

Knowledge Changes Everything…

Hoodoo-influenced Southern Louisiana seems like the perfect place for Camille to escape her abusive past and dysfunctional family. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with the handsome Gavin Devereaux and plummet into the world of Amaranth, a place of exile for reformed vampires.

Wrestling to escape a deadly ex-boyfriend while giving Gavin a chance, Camille is confronted with decisions that threaten not only her life, but the lives of her inhuman friends she has come to love. Entangled in her friends’ quest for freedom, she dives into their realm and faces the threats of Amaranth’s ruler—the mother of all vampires—and her own inner demons.

Now Camille must decide whether she will derail her life and make the ultimate sacrifice for the monsters that interrupted her bumpy path back to sanity—what she still wants so desperately—or escape with Gavin before it’s too late for both of them.

I received Amaranth in return for an honest review as part of the Fated Release Blitz. Camille is drawn to the wrong guys she takes a vacation off to Paris for her birthday while there she has a chance encounter with a handsome stranger. Returning to the states she relocates to Louisiana to start a new life across the country far away from her ex. Camilla ends up meeting another Mr. Wrong but she can’t seem to get away from the bad guys and ends up in another abusive relationship. With the arrival of her best friend to visit Camille has resorted to casting protection spells.

It’s while at work that Camille meets Gavin who happens to be the handsome guy she met in Paris and agrees to go out later that night. They quickly for a bond spending the next few weeks getting more attached to each other during which Camille doesn’t hear from her recent ex. However after Audrey returns home and Gavin is dropping Camille off for the night do they encounter her ex Andrew who isn’t ready to give her up without a fight. When Camille wakes up from being attacked she learns that Gavin isn’t human but a vampire and that there is a whole world she didn’t know exists. In order to keep Camille safe Gavin will have to risk everything going against the leader of his people and they may not survive.

I wasn’t sure about Camille but as the book progressed on me plus she loves books and wants to be a writer I can’t not help liking her. I loved Gavin right away I knew there was something special about him and a good guy with a good heart. I liked the idea of Gavin being a knight in white showing up to save Camille from her abusive boyfriend. I also liked her friend Audrey but I wasn’t sure about how quickly she connected with Gavin’s friend Gabe and was so willing to join his lifestyle so quickly.

I honestly didn’t even read the synopsis because the cover was screaming read me so the whole story was a pleasant surprise that I enjoyed. I was captivated right from the start drawn into Camille’s world she has a tragic past so finding Gavin was exactly what she needed. Amaranth is filled with suspense, action, and sweet clean romance that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. I actually finished the book within just a few hours I couldn’t put it down I had to know what would happen next. I really enjoyed the unique vampire concept with the author’s own twists she created an exciting world. The author has created memorable characters that I was able to connect with and can’t wait to see what happens next in their lives. A very well written story that flows from start to finish that captures the heart. This is my first book by the author Rachael Wade and I can’t believe I waited so long to check her out. 
5 out of 5 stars

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