Noel Kennedy lost her boyfriend, her job, and her dignity all in one week and then gained an entirely new life. Hunted by a mysterious league of immortals, Noel must rediscover her forgotten past while uncovering the truth behind the two men who battle for her heart, both in dreams and in reality.
Entranced, she slowly unravels a world she was meant to stay out of, one filled with creatures she once thought to be myth and dangers that threaten her very soul. Now Noel begins the fight for her life and must choose between two men who call to her heart. Can she escape a life of servitude or immortality for a chance at love?
Book one of The Persephone's League of Immortals series
©2013 Andrea Heltsley (P)2014 Andrea Heltsley
This book had a little mythology in it, but I would have liked more. However, I still really enjoyed the book. I love paranormal as well, so I wasn't disappointed.The narrator did a great job helping me picture in my mind the different characters.
I was excited to listen to this book, expecting a new twist on the well worn genre given the reference to a Greek Goddess in the title. I found myself hoping for something a bit different than the usual supernatural young adult fare. I was disappointed in that regard. The book is standard, middle of the road, witch, vampire, magic, love triangle stuff. I enjoyed it, but did not find much to let it stand out from the hundreds of similar offerings.
The infusion of a level of Greek mythology into the story was interesting, but there was not enough of that to keep me really enthusiastically listening. The least interesting aspect was the typical story aimed at young adult readers; primarily female. Key story elements are similar to the Twilight series, the Mortal Instruments series, etc. The sexuality in the story surprised me a bit and seemed a bit much for the likely age of the average reader of the genre.
The narrator is very talented and created quite distinct character voices. However, over time I found myself distracted by the unusual cadence and rhythm of several of the female character's speech (excludes main character). There were obviously purposeful, frequent pauses in the narration at times that just do not make sense in terms of every day speaking. Maybe this was done to help distinguish the characters from each other, but it was used too often. I found it hard to follow the story line when some characters were narrated--the really odd pausing at unusual times (mid sentence, between seemingly unimportant words, etc.). The narrator's considerable talents were detracted from in this regard. I would really enjoy hearing another book from this narrator where this was not the case.
Probably. I am a fan of the genre and go see most similar movies.
Disclaimer: I was offered a free listen of this title in exchange for an honest review. I have done my best to meet that agreement.
I have to admit that I had a hard time getting into this one. At first the story felt stiff and I couldn't connect with the main character. But as it went on, it became quite enjoyable. A good read.
The performance by Meghan Kelly is what kept me listening when I wasn't so sure... She did a magnificent job. She is on my short list of favorite narrators. I would likely buy a book out of my normal genre if she were narrating.
Yes. It's an interesting, unique story.
The main character Noel.
No, but I enjoyed her voice in performing this.
Just what Noel goes through.
I just couldn't get too far in this book. First the way it is worded it kinda sounds like a high school student wrote this story. Also I tried fast forwarding to see if it got any better, like sometimes with shows you just need to get past the pilot to really get in to the show, but it didn't get any better.
The way it was worded.
I don't think it was Meghans fault the story was so bad so it would be hard to read this when you are used to reading quality ones.
The main character.
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