Wednesday, March 7, 2012

REVIEW: "Amaranth" by Rachael Wade

Book Synopsis (from
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.

My Thoughts: 
I purchased this book but didn't get a chance to read it until I received the second book for review and decided it was time to get my butt in gear and read this one first. (Holy run on sentence, Batman!) Let me tell you, putting it off was a HUGE mistake on my part. 

I absolutely adore Camille and Gavin's story. The way they meet is the perfect love story type meeting and from there it just gets better. We are left in just the right amount of suspense about what will happen next and trust me, you won't put the book down until it's finished. It's just one of those reads that you'll stay up until 2am reading.

Generally I focus on the main characters in a story but the sub-plots are actually quite good in Aramanth. We get to meet some wonderful characters and follow them through their journey as well. This isn't your typical vampire novel and it gently leads you into this other world.. and you aren't sure if you want to leave. 

Let me also mention that there is a point in the book where Camille mentions her love of my FAVORITE band, Breaking Benjamin. She definitely won brownie points with that.

I highly recommend that you check out this book.

4 out of 5 stars 
(lame.. I know.. I need to get a rating system!)

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  1. Oh that cover is so pretty!!! I love the colors!

  2. The cover is what drew me in.. and I'm glad it did!! The next book in the series has a nice cover but it's not nearly as pretty!


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