Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Immortal Eclipse by Sherry Soule (Review)

New Adult, Paranormal, Supernatural
Publication Date:  April 19th 2013
Published By:  Disenchanted Publishing, Inc
WebsiteSherry Soule 

Immortal Eclipse on Goodreads
My review copy:Review copy provided by author in return of an honest review
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Mystery, Murder, Manolo Blahnik

A devoted fashionata and practical New Yorker, Skylar Blackwell doesn’t believe in the supernatural—until she inherits Summerwind Mansion. . . .

When her uncle is brutally murdered, and the cops seem uninterested in following up the case, Skylar journeys to California to seek answers. Her search for clues is soon overshadowed by haunting nightmares of a young woman also murdered in the house.

Now the inhabitants of Summerwind are mysteriously dying, leaving no evidence as to how or why, and Skylar finds herself in a deadly race against time to expose the killer—before they strike again.

Armed with only wit and Pradas, Skylar begins questioning the servants, but the growing list of suspects includes the sexy and brooding caretaker, Dorian, a man desperately trying to forget his tragic past. And a major distraction for Skylar.

Determined to play detective—instead of the fashion police—and unravel the dark history of the mansion, Skylar is plunged into an otherworldly mystery that not even she can explain away. As the boundaries between reality and dreams blur, Skylar’s greatest challenge is to stay alive long enough to learn the truth.

A girl living alone in New York must be careful, even in in the Upper East Side.
My weird intuition often shows up right before I bump into an old friend, hear a knock on my door or a phone ringing, or worse, when I'm about to find myself knee-deep in shit.
Books are always the perfect fashion accessory.
Tonight the wind has that same insidious howl.
The Grim Reaper apparently wants to be my best friend, staying in touch on a regular basis. 
Of course, I realize that inner beauty is more important than outer, but I see fashion as a way to escape into a world filled with inventiveness, creativity, and expression. And the truth is...well, fashion is another way to look good on the outside, while hiding the pain I feel on the inside.

      I really enjoyed this book. It was an easy read that really delivered. Immortal Eclipse is about Skylar Blackwell who is a photographer and lives in New York. Skylar is a fashionista. Now I like fashion as much as the next girl, but I was very relieved that the fashion wasn't too prominent within the novel. Skylar is very relatable, at least she was to me. When she got laid off from her job, she decided that she needed a change in pace and moved out to Summerwind Mansion and dived into the mystery of her uncle's death. I really enjoyed Skylar as the main character.

     Skylar's uncle left her his mansion (Summerwind). It's there that we meet Dorian. He is the creepy caretaker of the mansion. What I liked about Skylar and Dorian's relationship was the fact that it wasn't a love at first sight kind of deal. It wasn't them making eye contact and knowing that they were going to fall in love. Their romance came when it was ready. Even though at times I felt like smacking Dorian upside the head cause it seemed like he was playing tug-of-war with Skylar. However, I really liked the aspect of them not falling madly in love when they first meet. It made the story connect with me a lot more.

     Now, as for Summerwind Mansion... I loved the feel of Summerwind Mansion. It was spooky and creepy and I wanted to hop on a plane and go visit there or even live there myself. Personally, I think it is the Summerwind Mansion that really got me loving this book. I loved the eerie feeling I got when reading about the mansion or the history. Soule kept me reading more and more with each word. She really has a knack at keeping the reader engaged with her immaculate writing even during the spooky and hair-rising moments.

     This book is a great fall/halloween read. It is an enjoyable yet hauntingly and spine-tingly paranormal mystery. It is full of eerie-ness and fantastic writing. Soule really does an outstanding job with writing the spooky parts and not letting you want to put the book down. If you like a good mystery with paranormal aspects you should definitely pick up this book, sit in a comfy chair drinking hot apple cider, and indulge yourself with goosebumps.

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