Saturday, July 27, 2013

eternally yours

eternally yours
immortal beloved #3
cate tiernan
published 2012

After 450 years of living, Nastasya Crowe should have more of a handle on this whole immortal thing....

After a deadly confrontation at the end of Darkness Falls, the second Immortal Beloved novel, Nastasya Crowe is, as she would put it, so over the drama. She fights back against the dark immortals with her own brand of kick-butt magick...but can she fight against true love? In the satisfying finale to the Immortal Beloved trilogy, ex-party-girl immortal Nastasya ends a 450-year-old feud and learns what "eternally yours" really means.

A lackluster ending to what was a promising trilogy.


I won't say that I hated it because I did like it.  Nastasya is funny, but her continued self-confidence issues start to get old and the repetitive parts of the book are unnecessary.  We know how her parents & family died, we know how she escaped and we know how she learned about her immortal status.  We don't need a recap in the last book of a trilogy.

The book is slow.  Something wicked this way comes, but it's not coming any time soon.  Most of the book is spent slowly treading along.  We're treading along in an area that is great.  Nastasya is finally finding her passion, her place and her heart.  But this read like a book in the middle of a series, not the finale.  So due to that we end up getting rushed through the climax and get a halfhearted attempt to tie everything up.

In the end, the book didn't do justice to the promise of the trilogy, but the characters were rich and full and I will miss them.  :(

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