June 20, 2011

Review: Anathema by K.A. Tucker

Girl falls in love with vampire boy and live happily ever after. Oh as if Evangeline had it that good.
Anathema by K.A. Tucker


Evangeline has spent her teenage years in obscurity. Her foster parents have the emotional aptitude of robots and her classmates barely acknowledge her existence. About to turn eighteen and feeling like a social pariah, she is desperate to connect with someone. Anyone.

When Evangeline meets Sofie after literally stumbling upon her cafĂ©, she believes she’s found that connection. Willing to do anything to keep it, she accepts a job as Sofie’s assistant and drops everything to fly to Manhattan, where she is thrust into a luxurious world of Prada, diamonds, and limitless cash.

With such generosity and kindness, it’s easy for Evangeline to dismiss certain oddities . . . like Sofie’s erratic and sometimes violent behavior, and the monstrous guard dogs. She’s even willing to dismiss her vivid dreams of mob-style murders, beautiful homeless people living in caves, and white-eyed demons that haunt her each night as figments of her imagination—especially when one of those figments is the gorgeous Caden. When she wakes up with bite marks on her neck, the fairy tale quickly turns into a nightmare. She slowly unravels the mystery surrounding Sofie and friends, and the reality of the bites and the “dreams.” What she discovers is far more mysterious and terrible than anything she could have imagined.

In a world where everyone has motive to lie for personal gain, Evangeline must decide which deception is least likely to get her killed.

My take:

First of all I am not great at reviews…so if you take anything from this review let it be that you HAVE to read this book. I would also like to thank K.A.Tucker for a free ebook of Anathema.

Evangeline on the eve of her 18th birthday lands a job as a personal assistant with Sophie, a wealthy young woman. The very next day she is flying to New York and introduced to Viggo and Mortimer and their lavish lifestyle. Never before having friends, Evangeline is awestruck by their generosity.

But strange things start happening at night and Evangeline wakes up in another world. She meets Caden and his family learning they are Vampires and that humans have been extinct for 700 years. Evangeline believes she is dreaming only to realize much more is going on and lives are at stake. Now Evangeline must figure out who she can trust and how to make things right.

K.A. Tucker has an awesome imagination and spins it into an amazing story. You get a little of everything: fantasy, magic, dystopian, romance. Oh yeah there is romance! K.A. leaves you with the perfect cliffhanger, leaving you wanting more.

I finished this book while on the road during our vacation and immediately had to tweet K.A. to make sure she had the 2nd book in the works. Rest assure, she does! I don’t want to give too much away in this review, so go buy your ebook copy today. You can also get a printed copy June 29th.

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