Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Amaranth by Rachael Wade
Author: Rachael Wade
Series: Book # 1 of 3
Release Date: July 27, 2011
Source: Author Rachael Wade
Blurb: Knowledge changes everything…
Hoodoo-influenced Southern Louisiana seems like the perfect place for Camille to relocate and escape her abusive past. She didn’t expect to fall in love and plummet herself into the world of Amaranth, a place of exile for reformed vampires.
Thanks to her deadly vampire ex-boyfriend, she’s confronted with decisions that not only threaten her life but the lives of her inhuman friends that she has come to love. Entangled in her friends’ quest for freedom, she dives into their realm and faces the threats of the ruler of Amaranth—the mother of all vampires—and her own inner demons.
Will she derail her life and make the ultimate sacrifice for the very monsters that interrupted her bumpy path back to sanity—the one she wanted so desperately in the first place? Or will she find a way to escape with her vampire love before it’s too late?
Warning: This book is Vampireistic!
My Cover Thoughts: I love the cover! There is a girl walking towards the bayou and it looks like she is searching for something. Will she find it?
My Thoughts/Review: Amaranth left me speechless! I loved this story from the minute I read it. It is a story about love and finding your inner self. Cam is running away from relationship after relationship when she decides she is going to Paris for a vacation. While there she meets a handsome guy and gets his number and promises to call him. When she returns to the states she is right where she started and running away from another relationship until she sees Mr Paris in the book store where she works. He recognizes her and she feels like she knows him so she stares at him until he catches her and they begin to talk. She realizes who it is and sets a date up so they can go out.
They go out and hit it off but there is something a little off about him because he always has her home by midnight. As the friendship grows Cam finds she needs Gavin more and more. That is until she finds out his secret and is devastated to know things go bump in the night. Gavin explains to her that he never meant for them to fall in love but he could not help it because he loves her and would not change them meeting for the world. Cam is soon thrust into a world unknown to others and guarded by very serious people who want to keep it a secret. She will do anything to keep her and Gavin together no matter what it is.
She will sell her soul to the devil if need be. She will conjure up some voodoo and hoodoo just to keep them together. But what will happen in the end to them, will they stay together? Will they go their separate way? One question remains will their love surpass monsters that go bump in the night?
Memorable Quotes: Page 32 Gavin speaking to Camille: ―Before you ask anything else, he ran his fingers through his hair cleared his throat, ―I have to say something, or I might never get the guts to say it again. ―Okay, just say it. I turned toward him, too. A little warning. This is going to come off strong for a first date. He chuckled, adjusted his shirt collar. Unnerved by the urgency in his voice, I nodded to encourage him. I sensed what this was like for him, the fear that opening up to me, someone he barely knew, would give me power over him. I also knew that every once in a while, that was so undeniably worth the risk. Maybe his confession, whatever it was, would make me feel better about breaking the news to him about Andrew.
“I‘m completely crazy about you, Camille.” He moved in closer, his eyes assessed my reaction. ―I know there are details you didn‘t want to mention before ... things about the guy you left back in Seattle, and your mom. But I want you to know whatever it is you‘re still running from, you don‘t have to run from it anymore. You can talk to me. And I would never, ever, hurt you.
Advice: This is a vampire lovers must read! You will not be disappointed!
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You can find Rachael here: http://www.goodreads.com/goodreadscomauthorrachaelwade