ARC Review: Eventide by Elle Jasper

Posted March 6, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

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ARC Review: Eventide by Elle Jasper
Eventide
by Elle Jasper

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: March 6, 2012
Series: Dark Ink Chronicles #3
Published by Signet
Pages: 336
Format: ARC
 


Riley is going through changes. Having been bitten by Victorian and Valerian, she has all that strigoi power in her and is starting to take over.

At first it’s just dreams, then she’s losing chunks of time. Her tendencies are becoming more evident and harder to fight. But of course, Riley thinks she can handle everything herself. Even when she’s getting out of control.

The pace of this book was a bit slow, I think, and a lot of that is because we spend a lot of time in Riley’s head and in her “dreams”.

Eli is still just as sexy and as in love with Riley but she keeps him at a distance for most of this book. Him and most of the other characters are left on the outside while her bond with Victorian is strengthened.

There are many ups and downs, and we even get to meet Victorian’s father. You’ll probably enjoy Riley’s new powers though. That is when the story started to get more interesting. She can now see something that happened in someone’s life just by touching them.

By the end of the book I felt like this was more about setting up where the series will go from here since its taking them to a different place and with a whole new group of people.

I find the current setting of the series to be one of my favorite things in the series because it’s that southern vampire type story I’ve always loved, so I’m a little skeptical as to how I’ll deal with the fact that they’ll be leaving there now. Nonetheless, I’m excited that there will be at least two more books in this series. I am curious to see how this new bond with Victorian will play into her relationship with Eli.

*ARC provided by publisher

Release date: March 6, 2012

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About Elle Jasper

Elle Jasper spent her youth buried in the pages of Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and Stephen King. Growing up on the salt marshes of Savannah, Georgia, she was always fascinated by the city’s ancient cobblestones, eerie church spires and Gothic Revival architect—as well as the dark, not-so-publicized side of Savannah, both steeped in tumultuous history. After an education at Armstrong Atlantic University, she forged her love of Gothic literature with an active imagination to pen her own stories. She is now a full time writer and lives amidst the moss and shadows of Savannah.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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The cover is very pretty. Have not read this author but will be checking out this series. Enjoyed the review.

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because y’all review so many great sounding paranormals my TBR now has it’s own zip code!

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Sounds pretty good!!!