Written by: Kristin Cast
Series: The Escaped Series
Sequence in Series: Book 1
Paperback: 254 pages
Publisher: Diversion Publishing
Publication Date: June 9, 2015
Genre: Romantic Fantasy
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There is a world that runs parallel to our own, a world in which the souls of the damned are caged, where they are looked over by the Furies, and where they spend eternity in torment, mirroring the devastation and mayhem they created when alive.
Someone has opened the cage.
The worst of terrors has crossed the barrier that separates our world from theirs, and the Furies send a great, albeit untested warrior—their only son, Alek—to try to bring those souls back. He is young and handsome, headstrong and impulsive, and he won’t be able to do it alone.
Eva has grown up, beautiful and beloved, but surrounded by secrets. First, she will be hunted in an ancient feud that will threaten her life. Then, she will become the hunter.
With the police closing in and two worlds on the verge of crumbling around them, Alek and Eva must find each other, discover the limits of their powers, and work together to save everything they hold dear, including one another. Blending elements of mythology with the dazzling storytelling that her fans have devoured through the House of Night series, Kristin Cast weaves a spellbinding and passionate tale that starts a thrilling new series with an explosive charge.
Amber Smoke by Kristin Cast
Amber Smoke is a story about a modern day descendent of the Pythia, Eva, being saved by the son of the Furies, Alek.
The Furies send Alek to the human world to save it from the evil that escape Tartarus. The original Pythia tells Alek that he needs Eva, a descendent of the Pythia or he won’t be able to save the world.
Eva is captured by a serial killer after leaving an attempted date rape.
This story just wasn’t for me. The premise had me 100%, it was in the telling that it lost me. It was slow moving, at around 1/3 of the story Alex is finally going to find/save Eva, not to mention the outrageously cheesy dialog that had my eyes rolling.
In the end, it did have some good parts but overall it was just an okay read for me.
I received this ARC copy of Amber Smoke from Diversion Books in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication June 9, 2015.