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Friday, April 1, 2011

ARC Review: Ascension by Sable Grace

Release Date: April 26, 2011
Publisher: Avon
Rated: Adult
Preorder Ascension: A Dark Breed Novel
*ARC provided by the publisher*

The gates of hell have opened, and one woman will stand in the crossfire as the Dark Breed—vampyre, demons, shape shifters—and mankind fight their last battle for survival.

Kyana is half Vampyre, half Lychen . . . and the last of her kind. Determined, dangerous, and damned, she has no love for the mortals who have imprisoned and misused her. But when the Order of Ancients entrusts her with a mission—to find the key that will send the Dark Breed back into Hell for eternity—Kyana has no choice but to accept.

She is furious to learn her assignment comes with an escort . . . Ryker, a demigod and fierce warrior who long ago found a way under her skin and stayed there. In a shaky alliance, they discover an ancient cult with dangerous motive and a god who seeks to destroy all others. And as Kyana begins to feel the heat that threatens to bind her to Ryker, she knows she has to resist. For it could only mean the undoing of them both . . .

What I thought:

When I first saw this book, I thought this would be more along more common urban fantasy type vampire books. I was mistaken and I was in for one great read! While we get the regular world that is under attack, we also have two other places referred to as Below and Beyond which were very fun to explore.

What I loved about this, aside from not being a typical vampire story, is that it incorporated the Greek Gods. I love Greek Mythology and I love paranormal books that can incorporate them into the storyline. What I liked is the twist that was thrown in about a God no so often written in, and I have to give my props to the author for this! I can't wait to see how it continues in the next book. I loved Kyana and Ryker, I thought they were great characters. I loved the trouble they got into as well.

This novel had all the makings of a great story. Even better was the fact that I didn't want to put this down and it kept me engaged through the entire story. Wonderful writing! I can't wait for the next book!

My Rating:


Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

Below and beyond that sounds interesting. Great review

Aimee said...

Thanks Liz!

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