Book Review: Evanescent by Gabriella Lepore

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favoriteTitle: Evanescent
Author: Gabriella Lepore
Published: March 15, 2013
Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly
ASIN: B00BUG7SN0
Format: Kindle edition
Series: N/A
Acquisition: FREE Download on Amazon

Purchase at: Amazon

“Then it is settled,” Felix declared. “Come hell or high water, when this is all over, at least one of us here will not make it out alive.”
When Bronwen Snow is pulled from her cottage in the middle of the night, she finds herself seeking the help of three mysterious boys who reside in an abandoned castle deep in the hillside. With only a hasty handwritten note and a vague sense of dread to guide her, Bronwen is forced to put her trust in the eccentric and willful Felix Cavara and his eternal curse – immortality.

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This is part of my Random Reads where I read free Amazon downloads, and it was also part of the Free eReadathon that I participated in last week. I really love the cover of this book although I’m not really sure how it’s connected to the story. But look at it. It’s so lovely, and I’m glad that it is because it made me download the book in the first place.

The book starts out with Felix, Alistair, and Loki. Three young boys that have been poisoned by the witch, Margo Bates. Instead of killing them, they were cursed with immortality. From this prologue, I was already connecting with the three of them, and I really felt sad for them. Yes, they were foolish, but they’re not really terrible people. I think love at first sight is possible because I loved these three from just that one scene.

Fast-forward to hundreds of years later~ Ada Snow, Bronwen’s grandmother has the gift of foresight. And when she sees that Bronwen would be in grave danger, she sends her away to Felix for protection. But things aren’t so simple because Ada has a lot of secrets that she isn’t willing to tell Bronwen. She merely asked Bronwen to trust her, which of course Bronwen did because Ada was her only family left.

There’s a lot of action because of what hunts down Bronwen, and I was definitely scared. It was really powerful, and defeating it was definitely not simple. But I also really wanted to know that everything would be okay. I mean it’s a book so it should be, but of course I need to know exactly what happens. There were so many secrets and mysteries that I just needed to know about! I was just so captivated by the story, and it turned me into an emotional wreck. I got so hung over by this book.

I think that Bronwen has erratic behavior, but it didn’t stop me from loving her. There were some times that I didn’t like her because she wouldn’t listen or she would start drawing out conclusions, but I’m not sure if we can blame her considering the situation she was in.

My favorite part of the story were definitely the boys. Even though Felix was given most of the attention, I also got to know Alistair and Loki better. I love love love them! (Sorry if I keep on repeating myself) Felix can get cocky and impatient, but he’s also adorable, he’s really sweet, and he likes making people laugh. I guess he can also be considered the leader of the group. Alistair is the eldest of them all, and he’s the silent and perceptive type. Loki is the pudgy kid with a lot of energy. He’s also very sweet and he even considered Bronwen as a sister. They were really great characters. They loved each other dearly, and I think they were lucky enough to live a long life with each other. They just really made me want to cry.

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OVERALL, I LOVE THIS BOOK! I really really really love it even though it badly broke my heart. I just love the three boys, and I feel so sad for them, and I just love them. The story was thrilling and entertaining, and I was surprised so many times along the way. This was just really wonderful, and I’m glad I tried it out even though I first judged it by its cover. It’s as beautiful as it looks. It’s funny. It’s captivating. It’s awesome.

RATING:

5-star

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Disclaimer:

  • This is all based on personal opinion, and as much as I’m open to other people’s opinions, I hope you understand that this is based on what I feel. I avoid giving out spoilers as much as possible, too.
  • I do not own any of the images I use, but some may be subject to editing.
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8 thoughts on “Book Review: Evanescent by Gabriella Lepore

  1. Now I really want to read this book, and it’s not free any more D: I swear this happens every time I read one of your free reads reviews. They’re always gone, haha.
    I love the sound of the characters, and that cover is seriously gorgeous!
    I really hope that it goes back to being free so that I can grab a copy 😀

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