Friday, 6 May 2011

Book Review - Immortal Embrace

Title: Immortal Embrace
Author: Charlotte Blackwell
Publisher: Vamptasy Publishing
Release Date: e-book Spring 11, Paperback Summer 11


Synopsis
Sophia Pierce is a Vampire and is devastated when her Vampire brother kills his mortal girlfriend and runs away. She has major trust issue, not only of other people, but herself too. Her and her siblings are sent back to high school to ensure the newest member of their family can assimilate with the general population. They are able to do so because of a magickal stones given to them by a powerful witch. 

Sophia meets the popular quarterback, Nathanial and soon realizes they are soul mates, but has fears lingering from her brothers accident. A young Witch discovers Sophia secret and they soon become friends. Through everything Sophia begins to release her inhibitions and open her heart, only to have it all threaten by a rogue Vampire cult. Now She must fight to protect everything she has come to love more than ever before. 

Immortal Embrace is a romantic tale of young love, friendship, the meaning of family and a girl who finds herself when she thought it was all lost.

My Review
I was contacted by the author of this book and asked if I would read it in exchange for an honest review. I read the blurb and an extract on her website and decided it looked good and so accepted. 
Sophia Pierce is a Vampire, she never wanted this life but has learnt to deal with the consequences, her adopted family live by rules and refuse to feed off of mortals, they control their cravings and live on donated blood or animal blood. They try to blend into society and come across as a normal loving family. There is now a new member to the family,Danika, she has to be integrated and needs to learn the rules and her control. Sophia and her siblings head back to school to keep an eye on Danika and get her back into society.
Sophia doesn't particularly want to go back to school, she's done it all before and prefers to keep to herself, not get attached to anyone, that is until she meets Nathanial, the school hottie and it's love at first sight. Sophia must learn to open up and accept herself so others can accept her too.
I loved the twist of this story, the vampires weren't all blood-sucking monsters, but rather a special family unit that although different, wanted to be a part of others lives and were kind, caring, loyal and loving. I really felt a warmth and attraction to the family and almost felt like a part of their unit.
Nathanial sounds great, I wish I could find me someone like him, he is so understanding of everything, loving and sounds good looking too. I could just imagine his adoring smile. *heart melts*
The story is really well paced and once I had sat down I found it hard to pull myself away. I was sent the pdf version as I don't have an e-reader so I could only read it in the evenings when I was home with my computer, when I had to log off, I found myself wondering what would happen next and I struggled to read a different book, as I couldn't keep my thoughts off this one. I ended up reading it in three sessions, but it didn't take me long at all. I was captured into the story and felt like I was standing along side the characters.
For a first time novel, I am excited to see what else Charlotte will release. Most of all I am looking forward to book two in this series, as this book doesn't come to a complete conclusion, it's left me on tenterhooks and I want to know what will happen.
Definitely one to look out for.

I did an interview with the author a few weeks ago, if you want to know more about Charlotte Blackwell and her work, read it here.

Also check out her blog here  
And her page on Vamptasy Publishing website here

My Rating
I would give this book 9/10. A great new read, well paced and exciting. The characters really come alive. A great new Vampire adventure that you can really sink your teeth into. (couldn't resist) :D

3 comments:

Charlotte said...

Thank you so much Becky. I hope others enjoy Immortal Embrace as much as you seemed too.

Hugs,
Charlotte

Lazy Girl said...

That's super cool that you read a new work and loved it! I can't say I've read many Vampire books but I started "The Strain" by Guillame del Toro not too long ago and it's already pretty thrilling.

I actually am hopping by to thank you for completing my mini-challenge with an exclusive-no passing around or making a post about it-award that you can just throw in your pile of awards if you want!! Here's the link for you to grab it: Award.

Hope to see you back around soon!

xo,
Lah @ Lazy Girl Reads

barmybex said...

I'm sure everyone will love it. :D

Lazy Girl - I haven't heard of that book, might check it out.
Ooh cool, I shall paste it in my side bar with pride :D

Have a great weekend.