(The Few Are Angels Series, #1)
Release Date: May 28, 2012
Publisher: Inger Iversen; 298 pages
After a fatal hit and run accident, Ella Monroe fears that she’s lost more than her beloved parents. Horrifying visions of a past life and a disturbing voice in her head have psychiatric professionals convinced that she’s lost her sanity as well. But when Kale—a dark and handsome stranger with a mysterious pastreveals the true meaning of her visions and the tremendous power she wields through them, Ella must come to terms with the devastating truths of her own past, while eluding an ancient Dark Prince who seeks to control not only her future, but all of mankind’s, by means of abilities that Ella is only beginning to understand.
Enter the shrouded world of an age old battle between an ancient race known as the Immortals and their bitter enemy Laurent, the so-called Dark Prince, who commands an army of half-breed vampires known as Chorý. Both sides have been desperately searching for the prophesied emergence of the Arc, a clairvoyant with unparalleled power to recall the past and a soothsayer with clear vision into the future.
The Council of Immortals has sworn to protect the Arc, whom they have identified as young Ella Monroe, a college freshman from Virginia living quietly and unaware of her powers or her past. But a renegade Chorý has other plans for the protection of a girl he has loved through the ages. Can Kale convince Ella of who she is, what she is destined to become, and what he once meant to her? Is he truly the best protector to shield the world from the devastating misuse of her powers that Laurent is bent on controlling? Or will the forbidden love they share and Kale’s cursed condition as a retched and hated Chorý be used against them both?
This story for me at first was slow going, but it picked up towards the end and I was completely engulfed in it that the slow start didn't bother me at all. What an interesting story! Such a unique concept and I love how it isn't something that you have really read before.
My heart went out to Ella right away, lost both parents, being placed in a mental hospital, all because she is an ancient arc, and is having flash backs of her previous life, making everyone think she's losing her mind because of the loss of her parents, doesn't help these "visions" make her pass out cold. Under the care of her parents best friends, Ella is feeling guilty for them having to put up with her, and hates seeing what her parents death has done to all of them.
Kale comes into her life at the perfect time, but he isn't a ray of sunshine. Kale is tormented by the loss of his love, but confused because he feels her in Ella. The interaction between these two characters is a bumpy ride, but well worth it. You can feel Kale's heart ache and anguish throughout this book, and it makes you as a reader fall in love with him as well as Ella.
I love the authors twist on the vampire. The Chorý is an interesting twist on a creature that hs been used time and time again in stories!! I have to say though, when I was finished with this book, I'm very very happy I had the second one waiting for me!
Awakened by Inger Iversen
Release Date: December 18, 2013
Publisher: Inger Iversen; 268 pages
What must he overcome to protect her?
With no clue of what to do next and the responsibility of looking after Alex and Mia as promised, Kale is up to his ears in problems and no solutions. How will Kale save Ella, keep Alex and Mia safe, control Jace as well as control the Bloodlust that creeps beneath the surface waiting to be released? Will Kale be Ella's savior or will he convict her to a fate worse than the one Laurent has already promised her?What truths will she learn?Ella knows that the choices she makes affects not only her but everyone else around her, but what about the choices made to find her? Ella learns the truth about the death of her parents, learns that the ones she thought she could trust aren't so trustworthy after all.How will Ella handle these betrayals, and will she be able to sacrifice what is necessary to obtain eternal life?
I was very curious to see what would happen in book 2, considering how book 1 had ended. I don't want to say what happens, because I do not want to give away the ending, but I was quite curious what was going to happen with everyone with how things were left off.
How can Kale save Ella when there are so many forces working against him? Jace, Blood Lust, Alex. In this book, Kale finally opens his heart to Ella and you can really feel the passion between them. There are a few tear jerking moments, but I think necessary to the story, I will just say that whole situation with Alex, DAMN! This is going to be an interesting part in the next book. Oh Ana, what will we do with you?
What will happen to Ella, and her promise of 20 years, and what will happen to Kale, with his blood lust bursting to come out? Oh man, I cannot wait for the next book. This book was an amazing sequel and it just sucks you into the story more and more and you just cannot wait to see what happens with EVERYONE!
About the Author-
Inger Iversen lives in Virginia Beach with her tree-hugging boyfriend Joshua and her overweight lap cat Max. When not reading or writing she spends her time watching reruns of True Blood or killing zombies in Call Of Duty.
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