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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Endlessly by C.V. Hunt (Review)


Genre:Paranormal, Horror, Fantasy
Publication Date  February 19th 2011 (Createspace)
Pages:202
Where to get:Book Depository, Amazon,
Website:
C.V. Hunt
Endlessly - Goodreads
My review copy:Received from the author (Thank you!)





          When Ashley walks into a shop run by the vampire, Verloren, they both get the surprise of their lives. Ash is about to learn that she's not just another pretty young woman, while Verloren is astonished to find himself falling in love. But how can a vampire love a human? And what if the human isn't as human as she seems? When Ash's true nature reveals itself, the entire power structure of the world's outsiders teeters on the brink of destruction. Verloren and Ash become more and more terrified as they grope their way toward the ultimate truth: that they hold the key to something much larger than their own survival.
(goodreads.com)



      She wasn't a typical incarnate, so what was she? Something I'd never seen before. I went through a mental checklist of  every type of creature I knew, but came up empty. Could she be from another world?
      "No", I said, "your soul isn't human. Most likely your soul is that of a creature of some totally different species. You could be anything. From anywhere."




     Endlessly by C.V. Hunt is a mesmerizing and gripping Paranormal story, with elements of Horror, Fantasy and Romance. It's a highly addictive and very enjoyable read. C.V. Hunt has a way of telling the story in a way that makes you hold your breath and turn the pages frantically, and there's simply no way you could put the book down once you've started reading!

     Verloren is a vampire with Curt Cobain's looks, who runs a paranormal store in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is no Twilight-kind-of-vampire, no sparkles and squirrel-eating habits. He's a bad-ass (forgive my language) kind of vampire, goth-looking, with albino-like skin and long hair. He is the kind of vampire that you should stay away from. He feeds on human blood, because that's the only thing that keeps him alive. And yes, he's very much alive, his heart is beating, his body is warm and even though it hurts his eyes a bit, he can walk in the sun without any serious consequences. Most importantly, though, he has a special ability to see people's auras, and so, just by looking at them, he can tell who they are and how they feel.

     The only thing that Verloren is afraid of is death, because vampires have no soul, therefore they can not reincarnate and death brings a final end to their existence. And so Verloren is doing his best to avoid getting into trouble with Quatre, a committee of four people that makes decision for all the supernatural beings, including vampires and incarnates (shape shifters). But when a beautiful and mesmerizing girl walks into his store, Verloren's world is about to be turned up-side-down, as he learns that there are feelings more powerful than fear, feelings like love and lust.



     Just when I thought there was nothing more in the Paranormal genre that could surprise me, along comes a book like Endlessly and, with a strong punch in the guts, makes me realize I was wrong.

     This book was such a great read! I finished it in few hours, as I was literally glued to it (well, ok, not literally, but it sure felt like it!). It's a fast-paced, action-packed story, with just the perfect amount of horror and romance. There's not a single boring passage in this book, C.V. Hunt makes every word count. I like how the story is told from Verloren's perspective and I'm very thankful to C.V. for using first-person narrative, it makes the story flow seem very natural and the passages are easy and pleasant to read! 
     
     The lead characters have amazing chemistry between them, you can almost see the sparkles flying from the pages, but at the same time the romance part of the story is not overwhelming, which I very much appreciate. And then there's the mystery part, which was oh-so-wonderful! I thought the story was really good from the very beginning, but when I reached the part where we learn about Ashley's true form, I was left speechless, with my jaw on the floor. What an amazing idea this was, C.V! 
     Endlessly has this thing I like to call  a "WOW factor", that's the thing that makes you nod in excitement while reading one passage after another, and go "wooow, that's so cool!". I definitely recommend it to all Paranormal fans! I can't wait for the sequel!



 

29 comments:

Brittany said...

Its been a while since I've read a vampire book and this one sounds fantastic! I am definately adding Endlessly to my TBR list!

Great review Evie :)

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

This sounds interesting. Is it YA or adult?

Bonnie said...

I love how you say that Verloren "is no Twilight-kind-of-vampire" - I've noticed that lately there is an increase in "softie" vampires, broody and wanting to be human and all that. This book sounds like such a great change from a lot of what is out there right now.

What a great review, this sounds like another excellent book for my TBR list!

Shelagh said...

I saw Endlessly at Goodreads and it caught my attention. But it's good to read a review that backs up my hunch about it.

Good review.

Chey said...

It doesn't sound like the typical vampire book I imagine, maybe I'll look into it.

Monika said...

It's on my to-read list, too. Great review.

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Sounds great but this one would win me over just on the cover.

Book Flame said...

Finally a Vampire who drinks human blood lol I'm getting so tired of reading novel after novel where vampires have become huge softies. I'll be adding this book to my TBR.

Ronyka7 said...

thanks for the review. Like a horros story.

Aleetha said...

oww..it's about fierce vampire.
What? Curt Cobain looks? Great!! Id' love to read this one.
What something that the girl have till that kind of vampire fall for her.

Ashley said...

Sounds like a different take on vampires as opposed to the current trend of vampire novels that are popping up. The second quote you posted really grabbed me for some reason and made me want to read this! Thanks!

Jeanne said...

First of all I really like the cover so I´m thinking that I´ll read it. Now I read your review so I want to read it more.

Jennifer said...

I do like vampire books although not sure that this description really sounds like it's for me.

The cover is very odd. Glad you liked it.

scarletkira said...

I'm adding this to my wishlist cause I love vampires. Annoyed at the softies but still interested in vampires in general.

Ishita aka Fishy said...

i've been wanting to read this book so entered a giveaway on goodreads...i hope i i win cause i really want to read this book !!! and especially from the way to review it !

Joanna said...

It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed Endlessly. I've been interested in this book since the giveaway opportunity from Goodreads. I love paranormal stories, and I like my vampires brooding... so, I'm glad to see that's how Ms. Hunt's Verloren is. I also read your author interview, and am glad this will be a series, countinued by its side characters' POV. I enjoy books with good side characters. They help smooth out a story. Thanks for reviewing and sharing with us what Endlessly is all about.

Nikita said...

I won this boook with an autograph (which is sooo great and I am sooo happy:D) and I am really looking forward to read it. I am glad you like it. :) I am going to read it in summer! :)
Nikita

ibeeeg said...

I have not read a vampire book in a bit now. This one sounds like the vampire book to read for the summer. I like that you found it to have a different twist from other books you have read in the paranormal genre.

Megan @Reading Away The Days said...

I havent read alot of paranormal books in a while espcially a vampire one. This book sounds interesting and the cover really caught my eye and intrigued me :) Great review

Seesen said...

If I werent on a vampire books diet, I would consider reading it, sounds good (and I love the cover). Well maybe next time, when vampires come out of fashion (riiiight, that´s so gonna happen soon *sarcasm*) :)

landofbooks said...

This sounds like a great read.

aurora M. said...

sounds like something to check out. Thanks for the review and the cover is enough to get me to check it out.

Krystal said...

Yay! I just received this book from the author :) I thought it looked terrific. I usually love paranormal romances.

Rachel Bohlin said...

I like the cover, and the book sounds good! i love vampires and is she an alien o.O

therainhouse said...

I should read Endlessly . I love it when authors reinvent the mythology..

It's cool that he can walk in the sun without the need of a ring or some sort of talisman.

Yvonne said...

Love the cover, and the story sounds good. Must check it out

Munnaza said...

I'm not a fan of vampire fiction anymore (because it's just overdone in fiction today, and most of the plots sound the same), but the way you described the characters, Verloren in particular, has me intrigued. And I am a huge, huge fan of mysterieis, so I'll definitely be adding to this to my to-read list! Thanks for the recommendation!

AgnesPink said...

The cover is gorgeous and you make it sound really exciting! Added to tbr list.

Jaime Lester said...

I am heading to Amazon right now, in just a minute to add another book to my growing Kindle reads. The blurb caught my eye, your review drew me in and won me over. Nuff said.

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