Saturday 4 February 2012

Review: Darkness Falls - Cate Tiernan

Nastasya has lived for hundreds of years, but for some reason, life never seems to get any better. She left her spoiled, rich girl life to find peace at River's Edge, a safe haven for wayward immortals. There, she learned to embrace River's Edge, despite some drama involving the sexy Reyn, who she wants but won't allow herself to have. But just as she's getting comfortable, her family's ties to dark magick force her to leave.

She falls back into her old, hard partying ways, but will her decision lead her into the hands of a dark immortal? Or will it be her first step to embracing the darkness within her?

Immortal Beloved Series:
Immortal Beloved
Darkness Falls
Immortal Light (2012)

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Nastasya is still struggling to fit in at River's Edge, life at the farm is very different to the partying life she has lived for hundreds of years.  She desperately wants to change but is convinced that there is something dark inside her and that she isn't capable of being a good person.  She is also finding it hard to fight her attraction to Reyn in spite of the things she discovered about their shared history.  It isn't easy to forgive past actions that had such a major effect on both of their lives.  It is also hard facing up to the things that she has done in the past so when her old friends catch her at a bad moment it is all to easy to slip back into old habits.  As she becomes increasingly worried about Incy's strange behaviour she starts to wonder if she has made a terrible mistake.

I really enjoyed Immortal Beloved so couldn't wait to get my hands on Darkness Falls and I think Cate Tiernan out did herself with this installment.  Nasty has changed a lot from the character we met at the beginning of the first book, she is learning what is really important in life and starting to see that she can choose to be better than she was.  I was a little disappointed in her when she ran away from her problems again by going with Incy straight back to her old lifestyle but I think it did her good because she immediately realises how shallow her friends are and how pointless her old life was.  It was nice to see her start to appreciate her life at the farm more and I think she will be even stronger now because of it.

The beginning of the story is fairly slow paced and character driven but this lets us really get to know Nasty and also some of the other residents at the farm.  I loved seeing more about River's past but I was a little disappointed we didn't get to spend much time with Reyn.  The chemistry between Nasty and Reyn is off the charts when they are together but I didn't think they were together anywhere near enough - I'm keeping my fingers crossed for much more in the next book!  I can't wait to see if they can find a way to work through the shared history they have.  The last third of the book is very fast paced and dramatic leaving me on the edge of my seat while I was reading.  It was a lot darker than I expected and I really did worry for Nasty's safety.

I'm really enjoying this series and I can't wait to get my hands on the next book Immortal Light.  If you haven't already discovered these books I would recommend starting with Immortal Beloved and if you're already a fan you'll love this latest installment.

Source: Received from Hodder in exchange for an honest review

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  1. I feel like I read the first one such a long time ago, but it's hard enough to read new books, let alone re-read books. i really enjoyed Immortal Beloved though, so even if I'm a bit foggy on details...i think I can go to the second one and enjoy it. Sounds great. thanks for the review.


  2. Oh I absolutely adore this series! Gasping to read the next book now.

  3. @ Lauren - that can be the worst thing about series when you have so long to wait between books that you forget what happened in the last one! I have that problem too lol. I think there were enough reminders in this one that you'd soon pick it up though :o)

    @ Clover - this series is very different to what I expected but definitely in a good way. I'm looking forward to the next one :o)



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