Friday, August 13, 2010

Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan Review by Ana

Publishing Date: September 7, 2010

Publisher: Little Brown for Young Readers

ARC recieved free from publisher

New name, new town, new life. Nastasya has done it too often to count. And there’s no end in sight. Nothing ever really ends... when you’re immortal. But this time is different: Nastasya knows that this new town must hold her salvation—or her death.

Nastasya was born into darkness, and has embraced it her whole life. Four hundred years ago, a tragedy robbed her of her birthright, and she’s been living a lie ever since. Now, four centuries of exploring the depths and limits of dark power has left Nastasya feeling sickened unto death. If she continues down this road, she will end up as a very dark, twisted, evil thing—with unthinkable power. Or she can begin the long, painful road toward light, and reclaim the destiny that others tried to destroy.

They’re rare. You may have never met one, never sat next to one on a plane, never eaten in the same restaurant at the same time. But the Immortals are there. Have always been there. Will always be there. Moving among humans, playing out their own cursed fate. Sometimes subtly, sometimes with huge, sweeping implications for mankind. But no one will ever know. Except you.

I was taken away from this book from the start. I love the concept of Immortals and believe they are making a great start. Nastasya was a very changing character. In the beginning of the book, she was always going to parties and very careless of others around her, until she see's her friend kill someone. Then, she begins to change.

I really enjoy characters changing and some change for the better, and in this case it was true. I was glas Nastasya went to River's Edge to start again. But I loved how Cate Tiernan incorporated Reyn. He was cold towards Nastasya and mysterious and the entire time, I wanted to know what was up with him. Was he good? Bad? Also, the book has action, not as much as I hoped, but enough to keep me wanting more!

The cover is okay. I liked all the colors mixed up together and the girl in the background. She really does look like how I picture Nastasya.

I was very satisfied with the ending. There was no cliffahnger (which I'm happy) and it summed the book up perfectly. I'm so glad Cate Tiernan is back writing a new triology which I'm really excited to continue.

Overall, I liked the book and will be looking foreward to the sequals.


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