Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Icarus; The Kindred by J.S. Chancellor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I don't know where to begin. Icarus; The Kindred was unlike anything that I've ever read before. Everything was completely new and different in this vampire story! I didn't have any moments that felt like deja vu! Lately deja vu has become a very common occurrence in the paranormal books.
The main character is Jessie Slate assassin extraordinaire. At least that's who she thinks she is. She is going about her business doing her job. Next thing you know she's been kidnapped and these people are telling her that everything that she believes is a lie. She doesn't know these people but they seem to know her. Jacelynd's seems very familiar. She's been dreaming of him for ten years.
She manages to escape them and calls Trinity. He comes to get her and next thing you know she's blood tithed to him. He then tells her that those people weren't lying. He goes on to tell her that Jacelynd was her husband up until she blood tithed him. She obviously feels betrayed. She escapes him and finds Jacelynd again.
There is soooo much going on but trust me, the experience will be better if you read it yourself. No Spoilers here!
There is so much intrigue, mystery, action, and excitement wrapped up in this book that I can't begin to describe it to you. Every time I thought I knew what was going on, it changed! There are twists and turns around every corner. I truly was on the edge of my seat a number of times.
There is a love triangle involving Jessie, Jacelynd and Trinity. It's not a very involved and drawn out ordeal though! As soon as she starts to remember her past, she knows who her heart truly belongs to. The romance is mostly sweet.
There are bad guys aplenty and it takes awhile to figure out just who some of them really are.
If you like vampire books, a great plot, some romance, and kick a** heroines, this is a must read!!!
I received a pdf copy from Rhemalda Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
You can get your copy from Amazon or Barnes & Noble .
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