Pages: 327 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Started: 7th of September, 2013
Finished: 27th of September, 2013
From the time college co-ed Arielle Lloyd had been young, she had been able to hear the thoughts and feel the pain of certain others, and those she comes to think of as her special group. One friend’s dabbling with spells and magic showed her the power of love that can endure beyond the grave. But another friend’s terrifying encounter with a warlock left Arielle wary of those who claim otherworldly powers. On holiday in the south of France, a chance encounter could change her mind. Or could cost her life.
MY THOUGHTSParanormal Romance books are not my favorite genre of Young Adult fiction. I think this was because I read the Twilight Saga and I wasn't really fond of the books. I prefered the movies. But that's another thing. I got Arielle: Immortal Awakening for free in exchange for an honest review.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started on this book. I had some other books that were in my to be read list, so I didn't really know when to start. I had promised to put up the review at least in September, so that was my goal. In the beginning it was hard to get into the book, but after the first 50 pages, the words started the flow and I actually got excited to read further in the book. That's why I really want to read the next book, especially after that ending, you really want to read the next part, because you just need to know what is going to happen next.
In Arielle: Immortal Awakening, we follow college student Arielle and her friends, Gabrielle and Eva. Arielle is able to read their friends mind and some other selected people. She can't control whose mind to read, it just sort of happens. Eva has gotten ino the paranormal world, with spells and other paranormal happenings. Arielle is afraid of telling her friends about her 'powers', but Eva does take their friends into trust and tells them about her 'powers'. One summer, Arielle who spends her time in France, meets Sebastian, a really nice and handsome guy who is in love with her, but she is yet to be in great danger.
Lilian Roberts has a way of writing words as if they were poetry. It just flows. Some of the words I hadn't even heard of before. That made it a little hard for me sometimes, but besides that it was wonderful to read and I would highly recommend this to anyone who is a paranormal fan.
Arielle falls head over heels in love with Sebastian, who has lived on this earth for centuries (I had to think about Twilight here, I'm sorry). Sebastian sort of creeped me out by him constantly saying “I love you” and “Miss me” when they were ending the conversation or just sometimes out of the blue. I mean, I had the feeling they had been dating for a week and they were already saying “I love you”, which to me sounded a little unrealistic. Besides that, the “miss me” thing creeped me out. What was he trying to do? Persuade her into loving him?
The book is rich in character description, you can't help but to love the characters in this book. I really felt attached to Gabrielle and Eva and also to Arielle, of course.
On top of all that, the cover is just beautiful! I really love the bright colors and the castle in the background, it actually makes you think it's a historical fiction, but it's not. Kudos for the beautiful cover designs. I think I would make something like this if I were to publish a book.
I need to read the next part of the book, and then probably the next part, and the next part. I loved the book a lot and I highly recommend it if you are into paranormal young adult fiction and if not, you should just read it as well, because it's not quite a well known book, it should just get a little more known.