The Immortal Chronicles
by Sloane Murphy
Descent (#1) - currently on sale 0.99p/$1.29
Six hundred years after The Outbreak, the human population stand side by side with the Fae & the Vampyrs to stop the Demon King from starting a second Dark War.
Seventeen year old Adelaide Tate is in her last year of the Academy, with her eyes set on becoming part of the Red Guard.
Who cares that no female has ever joined?
When a dark force develops an unhealthy liking for her, Adelaide needs to fight for her life and figure out what makes her so different from the others.
Betrayal. Fear. Anger.
She must overcome it all in order to turn her world the right way around again.
Adelaide has one choice. Accept the help offered to her by Xander Bane, or face the Demon Hoard alone.
One thing is for sure. The descent will be bloody.
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In that one moment everything changed. Everything I thought I knew shattered with just a few words.
Who knew the truth could be so devastating. I need to decide which side to take. But can I even trust myself?
She's gone, but I'll scorch the earth to find her if that's what it takes.
She's gone, but I'll scorch the earth to find her if that's what it takes.
I'll call upon friend and foe for the battle that is to come. The fires of hell couldn't keep me from her and whoever thinks they can take what is mine, is going to regret it for all time.
There is only so much one person can endure before they break. There was nothing I ever wanted less than to be Princess at the Royal Court. After devastation rocked my whole world, the return of my mother doesn't seem like the dream it was supposed to be. I know how to be a warrior. I have no idea how to be a princess... With her whole world turned upside down, and her heart still broken, who will Addie be at the end of it all? Hearts can break, faith can plummet, but souls can Soar.
Rapture, The Immortal Chronicles #4 The Final Installment I never wanted to lie to her, but I knew I couldn’t keep her safe if she knew.
I hurt her, more than I ever wanted to and I have to live with that each day that I’m away from her. But one day she’ll know, that every day spent away from her was hell.
Watching her move on.
Watching her change.
But it will all be worth it once she’s safe.
Even if she doesn’t know it, she is my Rapture.
Hi everyone! I'm Sloane *waves*. I'm 27, a total book nerd with a penchant for travel and I probably use the words Dude & Awesomesauce far too often in real life.! I write mainly Paranormal Romance NA & YA, but I'll be branching out into other Romance genres too.
I was born and raised in Peterborough, England along with 2 sisters, 2 brothers and a plethora of cousins, I come from a REALLY big family! I'm one of the clumsiest people you'll ever meet, but I try to stay on my feet *haha*. I still live here with Mr M & our fur baby Arya.
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Review of Descent:
Okay so I started this book unsure of what to expect. All I knew was that some type of outbreak happened six hundred years ago and the world was never the same. Also the supernatural world exists with the human population which always makes me happy. I can also say that I read book one through four in less than a week because I HAD to know what was going to happen. I honestly think the first book is definitely my favorite of the four. I loved the development of the characters and their relationships with one another and I love that Adelaide's goal for as long as she can remember is to become the first woman to enter into the Red Guard and Adelaide is a pure badass and I love it.
After an attack at the school and a lot of stuff goes down and we meet Kaden (who just happens to be the brother of Xander) and we get a really good sense of people's true natures and feelings and in a sense the side of right and wrong. People stand up and become some awesome people, while others betray people. One thing that bothered me with the tail of of this book leading into the next is the relationship between Xander and Adelaide. Adelaide doesn't know the full effect that Xander had in her life, but when we get his side of the story we learn that Xander has watched over her for a lot of years and somehow during that time gained a crush on her and wants to develop a relationship with her, even though he keeps saying it is against the rules and it won't be allowed and it's forbidden, which doesn't get answered for us and we are left wondering what in the heck he's talking about.
My other favorite character that we meet in this book is Michael and the image of this guy is pure brilliance. He is probably my favorite character. In this book Kaden and Michael are on the same side, but it really isn't the good side per say, they fell on the side of Cole the Demon King. The book ends with a great cliff hanger that after a bit I was pretty sure was coming, but I'm glad it was still a surprise and love the way it came out.
Review of Crash:
So first let me say that I truly did enjoy this series. However, I have some issues with the development of characters and their relationships. So we learn that at the end of book one Addie was take by Cole and has a truly unpleasant meeting with him.....like total douche. A person can only take so much before they break and what she has to endure is awful. On the flip side of that Xander is losing his shit because Addie has been taken and it's been awhile and he can't find her. Now while I can accept that, my biggest issue is the level of "love" that is supposed to be between Xander and Addie. First off he help (from afar) raise her....like ewww. And beyond that it's not like they were best friends or knew each other for a super long time, he just kind of came into her world and wouldn't leave. I just wish that maybe there would have been a bit more to develop their relationship if we were to truly take it as the earth shattering soul mate love that it is portrayed to be.
Beyond that Addie gets a few shocks of her life in this book an after all the crap that Cole was putting her through, I was truly sorry for her to have to endure more. Again.....one person can only take so much before breaking. On the flip side Xander has hit wall after wall after wall after wall after wall and finally went to go see his brother Kade. Addie left such an impression on this group that they join forces with Xander to get her back and eventually a war is going to break out. We also learn that Addie isn't human as everyone thought. She's part demon and part fae....which is pretty cool. And she is super powerful and for some reason her other powerful side is like an alter ego that lives in Addie's head. It gets to the point that Addie's other half trusts Cole over anyone....like an idiot and blindly follows him. Addie tries to fight, but after the crap she went through she's getting weaker.
After the lead up to the war and a super super BIG shocker as well as a history lesson that was interesting, I feel like the battle was super anti-climatic with the fight with Cole. The only exception for that is another super shocking event that took place. I honestly didn't see it coming. I found it interesting that our author would do this, because I was hoping for some more awkwardness and happenings with Kade, Addie and Xander. Overall, I did enjoy this book, I just had a few issues with relationship development.
Review of Soar:
So the beginning of this book was horribly sad and I felt terrible for Addie and everything she was going through. I was honestly kind of hoping that something would come about with Addie and Kade, because I just wasn't a fan of Xanders. I wanted to like him and I knew that I was supposed to, but he was just meh to me....and secretly I really wanted Addie with Kade. And I thought they were really going to get their chance.....and then Addie's mother stepped her food into the scene and OMG is that woman a horrid person. It became clear that Addie's life would no longer be her own and that she would have to go to court and learn to be a princess and the life that she once wanted was just a distant dream.
Addie is still grieving and slowly learning her new role (thankfully she has Michael) and life is completely new for her and her mother is no use, while her step-father is like over joyed at her return. I honestly for the the longest time thought he was going to be a bad guy, because it technically wasn't his daughter and he wife cheated on him and all, but no he actually was excited to have Addie in the palace and as his "daughter." She learned very quickly though that the fae are not nice people and that is how little Sophie came to be in her life. I love the relationship there. It also became apparent that Addie was going to have to get married and had four suitors to chose from. I honestly could have been fine with three out of the four....the fourth one was an even bigger douche than Cole, if that's possible. I was very much okay with Addie's final decision and interestingly enough I feel like that's sometimes the thinking of real royals and their weddings/arrange marriages and from that standpoint it wasn't horrible for me to see her with one of these guys, even though it wasn't her "soul mate."
At the very end of this after Addie get married a GIANT ASS BOMB is dropped in her lap and shocker of all shockers comes right into Addie's face and honestly.......did not see it coming at all. And Addie is left with a HUGE choice to make and end to book three. lol
Review of Rapture:
And so begins the final book to this series. So this final review was extremely hard for me to write because I can't and don't want to give anything away because it will take away from the previous books. So I'm going to try and do what I can without giving anything away.
So the shocker at the end of book three rolls over into book four. And a ripple effect takes place. The book took several interesting turns and Addie's choice from book three plays a huge part in this book and I truly fall in love with this dude. Now technically speaking I still wanted Addie to end up with Kade, but as a runner up I am very much okay with her choice. He is very level headed and very understanding, while still laying it out for her. I wanted this book to have more and less at the same time. (Yeah I know that doesn't make a whole lot of sense). The parts that were short I wanted longer, I felt like they were just kind of thrown in. On the flip side some things took wayyy too long to work themselves out. Things that came to light really needed to stay dead and be gone and the reasons were stupid and I wanted to smack a few people around.
Also in this book, Addie's life is in danger and on top of all the other drama happening they have to deal with that too. I was blown away at the ending of this book. It was not at all what I was expecting, and the path to get to the end I felt was a little over the top. I felt like it was wrapped up in this pretty bow to make choices and decisions easier and I don't know for some reason I wanted it to be messier in the end. Not blood and guts, but after everything Addie went through to get to that point, I just didn't want something super clean. But that's just my personal opinion. Overall, I did enjoy this book as well as the series. For me it was uniquely different and because of that I truly enjoyed it. I just had a few little critiques here and there, but I highly recommend reading this series because it is so worth it.