Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Book Review: The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

Goodreads Summary: In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate. 

Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse;her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who's bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.

Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn't mean he can change his fate no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy. Together they search for the powerful relic that can save her sister, but Adrian knows what Ivy doesn't: that every step brings Ivy closer to the truth about her own destiny, and a war that could doom the world. Sooner or later, it will be Ivy on one side and Adrian on the other. And nothing but ashes in between. 

The first in a stunning new series, this is New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost at her dazzling, inventive best.

This is the first book in the Broken Destiny Trilogy by Jeanine Frost. This story opens in Bennington, Vermont. Ivy is looking for her missing sister which Bennington happens to be the last place her sister was seen. All through out her life Ivy has been having visions that she has not been able to explain which leads her to seeing doctors and taking medication. Even though none of that works she still have the visions but does not tell anyone that they are still occurring. After her accident at the B&B she goes back to her hotel and their she meets Adrian. He opens a world to her about her visions that she had no idea existed and what her fate is.

What I liked about this story was how it got right to the point but not in a bad way without giving everything away at the very beginning. It was a page turner from the first page until the end. Ivy's character was very interesting to read about. I loved her no BS attitude and how she takes action even though she may not come out on top she still does not give up.

Adrienwas full of secrets and I was dying to find out what he is. It was those moments when he would open up just enough and then close off at the last second. I understood why he was secretive and a part of me had hurt for him because it was nothing that he had brought upon himself. It was passed down. 

Ivy and Adrien were good together but it took me a moment to connect to them together. It was instant but it didn't hope right into the I Love You's. It played out throughout the story. 

There was a bit of both paranormal and biblical background added into the story which I thought was neat. Overall I enjoyed reading this story and I look forward to the rest of the series. 

Rating 3.5Stars
Recommend? Yes