After a fatal hit and run accident, Ella Monroe fears that she’s lost more than her beloved parents. Horrifying visions of a past life and a disturbing voice in her head have psychiatric professionals convinced that she’s lost her sanity as well. But when Kale–a dark and handsome stranger with a mysterious past–reveals the true meaning of her visions and the tremendous power she wields through them, Ella must come to terms with the devastating truths of her own past, while eluding an ancient Dark Prince who seeks to control not only her future, but all of mankind’s, by means of abilities that Ella is only beginning to understand.
Enter the shrouded world of an age old battle between an ancient race known as the Immortals and their bitter enemy Laurent, the so-called Dark Prince, who commands an army of half-breed vampires known as Chorý. Both sides have been desperately searching for the prophesied emergence of the Arc, a clairvoyant with unparalleled power to recall the past and a soothsayer with clear vision into the future.
This paranormal romance told from the heroine’s perspective builds in intensity and intrigue to a finale you won’t see coming. Heart pounding action mixed with heartwarming friendships and heartbreaking romance will leave you breathless and begging for more.
The story revolves around Ella. She recently lost both parents to an accident, had a stint in a mental hospital and is currently living with family friends, the Carltons. The strain is palpable on both sides. Ella is trying to deal with the blackouts and voices in her head while the Carltons are dealing with the loss of their best friends and trying to help Ella cope. Add a vampire, an immortal, and Ella being the Arc and you have your plot. Ella learns from Kale that she has lived many past lives and that the soul of an Arc resides in her. She has the ability to see the past and the future or so Kale believes. Laurent has captured and used her in the past lives to destroy others. Kale tries to keep Ella safe from Laurent and the Council. Jace, who is a member of the Council, is trying to take Ella away to protect her.
In the synopsis the author refers to her book as a paranormal romance. This book is so much more than just a romance. There is suspense. action and drama. This is a nicely written book and a good introduction to this author. I will warn you that book one leaves you with a cliff hanger so if you are not into series then this is not the book for you. I enjoyed this read and immediately started Book 2. I would recommend this book.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Published: February 22, 2013 Publisher: Inger Iversen Book LLC EBook 269 pages Rating on www.goodreads.com YA, Paranormal,Romance
With no clue of what to do next and the responsibility of looking after Alex and Mia as promised, Kale is up to his ears in problems and no solutions. How will Kale save Ella, keep Alex and Mia safe, control Jace as well as control the Bloodlust that creeps beneath the surface waiting to be released? Will Kale be Ella’s savior or will he convict her to a fate worse than the one Laurent has already promised her?
What truths will she learn?
Ella knows that the choices she makes affects not only her but everyone else around her, but what about the choices made to find her? Ella learns the truth about the death of her parents, learns that the ones she thought she could trust aren’t so trustworthy after all.
How will Ella handle these betrayals, and will she be able to sacrifice what is necessary to obtain eternal life?
Book 2 in the Few Are Angels series picks up immediately where Book 1 ended. Ella has been taken by Laurent to a private island hideaway. Here Ella meets Ana and Darke who are her guards/friends. It’s a complicated and complex relationship. Ella learns from her talks with Darke and her flash backs with Laurent that The Council ordered the death of her parents to awaken the Arc in her. Of course this affects how she now feels about Jace, who is a member of the Council.
Kale with the help of Alex, Jace and 2 other council members are able to save Ella, but the cost she pays for her freedom is high.
Once rescued, Ella must deal with her loss, reopen the pain of losing her parents and try to deal with the blood lust that has gripped Kale. Ella comes up with a plan to make it possible to be with Kale forever so she goes to see the Council and bargain for her request.
The author does not disappoint with Book 2 of the series. This one is even more action packed that the first. I enjoyed reading Ella’s flashback scenes. it was interesting to see how her past lives shaped her current life and the decisions she made. I certainly hope there is a Book 3 in this series. The reader can defer from the ending in Book 2 several things however I do feel there is enough going her to warrant a Book 3. The author has published Immortal Heart to tell Kale’s story. While I haven’t read this yet it sounds like more of a prequel than a continuation of his story with Ella. With that said, I did enjoy this book and am now following this author to read other works be her. I definitely would recommend this series.
~Authored by Lynn
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