Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny #1) by Jeaniene Frost

Publication: August 26, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin
Source: Publisher

In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate.

Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse--her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who's bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.

Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn't mean he can change his matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy. Together they search for the powerful relic that can save her sister, but Adrian knows what Ivy doesn't: that every step brings Ivy closer to the truth about her own destiny, and a war that could doom the world. Sooner or later, it will be Ivy on one side, Adrian on the other, and nothing but ashes in between...

Ivy and Adrian met when Ivy is searching for her sister whose been missing for over a week. Ivy discovers that the things she thought was just her mind playing tricks on her is actually real. Turns out she is the last person in a line of people who can sense hallowed objects and spot a real demon behind their human form. Among other things. In order to find her sister, she needs to find a certain relic in order to find the demon her has her hostage.

This is where the book started to really get interesting for me. Finding out the true background of Ivy and Adrian and seeing them learn how to trust each other (sort of) and attempt to work together. They both need the other one. Ivy needs Adrian in order to rescue her sister and Adrian needs Ivy if he wants to kill the demon that has her. But it was frustrating to see Adrian keep withholding information from Ivy. Especially when I thought she needed to know.

The Beautiful Ashes was a fun and entertaining story. I might have helped that I didn't really have any expectations about this series going in except interesting characters, wit, and good romance.  I felt like that was exactly what I got. And when Adrian and Ivy were fighting off demons it almost reminded me of the tv show Supernatural. A show I love. I'm still new to Jeaniene Frost's work, so far I've only read her Night Prince series, but so far I have to admit that I am a fan of her work and look forward to the next book in the Broken Destiny series.

RATING: 4 out of 5.


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