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REVIEW! THE BEAUTIFUL ASHES by JEANIENE FROST
Posted by The Literary Melting Pot in Reviews on August 31, 2014
Title: The Beautiful Ashes
Author: Jeaniene Frost
In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate.
Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse—her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who’s bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.
Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn’t mean he can change his fate…no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy. Together they search for the powerful relic that can save her sister, but Adrian knows what Ivy doesn’t: that every step brings Ivy closer to the truth about her own destiny, and a war that could doom the world. Sooner or later, it will be Ivy on one side and Adrian on the other. And nothing but ashes in between…
What an exciting start to the series!
The author has creatively blended mythology, folklore, and fantasy with skill. The romance blooms slowly, but the action and suspense take a front seat in this installment. The background is revealed on a “need to know” basis, which fueled my need to know! As I raced through the pages, I was entertained and intrigued by the various obstacles Ivy and Adrian had to overcome. Biblical/Christian mythology is the front runner here, and very brilliantly implemented. It’s always a refreshing treat when an author puts an impelling twist in a novel that involves ancient beginnings that most can recognize.
Ending, or pausing, with a cliffhanger, I’m left with too many questions to stop now. Bravo to Frost, as you’ve hooked another fan with your enticing bait!
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ABOUT THIS LITERARY CHEF
Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series, and the upcoming Broken Destiny series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her.
For information on Jeaniene’s books, reading the first 20% of each book free, book trailers, deleted scenes, creature mythology, and more, please visit: http://www.jeanienefrost.com
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