Title: Avenging Amethyst
Author: Kaitlyn Price
Publisher: < self published >
Release Date: January 21st 2013
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Quick Review: Avery and her mother have always been on the run. After her mother is murdered by something supernatural, she is left to fend for herself, alone and filled with questions. She receives a note by a stranger, giving her the opportunity to get some answers, and Avery warily accepts. She would rather face the truth than continue to be on the run.
What she discovers is nothing like she could’ve imagined. The stranger’s name is Felix, and he’s part of a race of creatures called Lovac. He tells Avery that she is a Lovac, too, and that they’re the distant descendants of the ancient vampire Nosferatu, along with two other races—the Nesmyr and Zhulik.
However, the Lovac are doomed to insanity, and nearly all of them lose their minds in their early twenties. The only way to be saved from the curse is for a Lovac to find their Dimidium, the one creature that can calm the darkness.
Nightmarish visions, kidnappings, and a lifestyle she never knew existed consume Avery’s life as she begins the search for her Dimidium and to get revenge for her mother’s death.
Detailed Review: [ Review copy received from the author herself ]
Kaitlyn Price has written such an interesting book about a race of vampires that have been split into two different 'clans' (Nesmyr and Zhulik) that are inflicted with half-breeds called the Lovac.
In the story, the main character is a girl called Avery. The story opens up when her mother ends up in a hospital due to a fatal accident, bringing bad luck along - Avery happens to be there at the wrong time. A ghostly-like woman appears before her mother and breaks her neck easily. This is where a turn of events have started from the moment, this mysterious woman dissipates into a vent and Avery running away from her old life.
I thought the book was really good bringing out a character with a lot of potential to fight for herself/himself. As Avery meets Felix, her old life was just a cloud of smoke as she moved further into the world of the supernatural; vampires and the Dimidium.
Dimidium? Like above Dimidium is a creature who can calm the darkness - a being that is able to tame the beast. I think the author has depicted each character really well, this definitely shows how each of their status and lifestyles of these species of vampires. One thing is in each vampire 'clan', they also have a characteristic that the same vampire clan have. For example, half-breeds Lovac have purple eyes while vampires from Nesmyr have red eyes.
BTW red eyed vampires are extremely dangerous so keep NOTE.
I was intrigued by the world that Avery lives in and the 'now' that has her coiled up on the inside, ready to spring as well her feelings for the new world being built before her eyes.
And the worst part is... Lovac's can't be together, the only way to be together is by being with another species/race meaning their Dimidium (soul mate) in order to be together. Yup, with a Dimidium - this is the only way a Lovac can be together so it doesn't cast even more darkness in the world.
Too bad, Avery and Felix are Lovac's' yet who knows what'll happen in the end, right? You never know... there might be a secret ending that will 'secretly' tell you this. Hmmm...
The author's writing explains it to such detail that it's easy to read and not confusing to it's readers. This will definitely be a book for everyone; supernatural-lovers, mystery-lovers and paranormal-romancers? This is a book that will surprise (hopefully) with its full-blown detail of the underworld city of the vampires!
When the second book comes out... I'll be definitely reading this! Of course without a second thought - life would definitely be boring with the gist of a good story.
I definitely recommend this book!
Brief Review: Avenging Amethyst by Kaitlyn Price has got me hooked on her series, Immortal Eyes with a captivating, refreshing read on a new species that's ready to rock your world!
My Rating: 4/5 "Really Liked it!"