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Sunday, October 17, 2010

My 100th post/ Immortal Beloved Review

Yup, this is my 100th post. I know, pretty small amount considering how long I've been blogging. I'm doing a play for competition at school so I'm rehersing a lot. Rehersal=no reading.

Anyway, below is my review of Immortal Beloved. Enjoy.

Title: Immortal Beloved
Author: Cate Tiernan
Release date: September 2010
Rating: 4.5/5
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Summary(Goodreads):
New name, new town, new life. Nastasya has done it too often to count. And there’s no end in sight. Nothing ever really ends... when you’re immortal. But this time is different: Nastasya knows that this new town must hold her salvation—or her death.
Nastasya was born into darkness, and has embraced it her whole life. Four hundred years ago, a tragedy robbed her of her birthright, and she’s been living a lie ever since. Now, four centuries of exploring the depths and limits of dark power has left Nastasya feeling sickened unto death. If she continues down this road, she will end up as a very dark, twisted, evil thing—with unthinkable power. Or she can begin the long, painful road toward light, and reclaim the destiny that others tried to destroy.
They’re rare. You may have never met one, never sat next to one on a plane, never eaten in the same restaurant at the same time. But the Immortals are there. Have always been there. Will always be there. Moving among humans, playing out their own cursed fate. Sometimes subtly, sometimes with huge, sweeping implications for mankind. But no one will ever know. Except you.
It's a good book.

The first sentence really grabs you:
Last night my whole world came tumbling down. Now I'm running scared.

I love Rayne. He annoys the crap out of Nastasya, but I can't help but to love him. He's adorable. A girl is throwing herself at him and he doesn't even notice. I laughed at that part. What guy wouldn't notice a girl throwing herself at him? An Immortal guy, perhaps?

I like that Nastasya when she first gets to River's she doesn't really understand what she's doing, how she's going to live with what happened 'that night' and how she is planning to stay away from Innocencio after what he'd done. She has to find herself and try to care about people, care about her life, care about someone special, care about what she does and what pleases her.

I gave this book a 4.5 because sometimes I had to push through a scene or maybe even just a paragraph in order to continue. It would just be one of those parts that are just too slow to manage.

I would recommend this book to everyone of my friends and make sure they read it.
The main character, Nastasya, is a strong character along with the rest of the Immortals. It's an empowering story in my view because it gives you a way to look at things. For example, Nastasya has always been partying, not carrying about herself, about her life. Then when she goes to River's house she has a whole new look on things. She doesn't need to run anymore, she can feel again.

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