Soon-to-be college freshman Evie Claremont had hoped that once she'd arrived on Crestwood's campus, the nightmare that she'd been having would go away. It hasn't. She may be an inexperienced 17-year-old, but she's grounded... sane. She looks for rational explanations to even the strangest circumstances. Since meeting sophomore Reed Wellington, however, nothing makes any sense. Whenever he's near, she feels an attraction to him - a magnetic kind of force pulling her toward him.
Unfortunately, Reed acts as if Evie's the worst thing that has ever happened to Crestwood...or him. But for some reason every time she turns around he's there, barging into her life. What is the secret that he's keeping from her? Evie's hoping that it's anything but what she suspects: That he's not exactly normal...and neither is she. So, maybe Crestwood won't be the making of her, but it could be the breaking of her. Evie's now left to wonder if the dark future her dream is foretelling is...inescapable.
©2011 Amy A. Bartol (P)2013 Tantor
I have 3 kids that occupy all the TV's in the house...enough said...addicted to audiobook ....shhhh don't tell my husband ;-)
I love paranormal primal lust with a side dish of loaded mystery! It completely kept my attention. Evie is off to college only to run into a gorgeous upper classmen Reed who seems to loathe her existence and always seems to be around her even when she tries to avoid him. Evie finds comfort in her friends especially with a football player named Russell. Evie feels completely at home with Russell but completely in lust for Reed. Of course Evie is no ordinary girl and she is just finding out how special she really is. I'm off to the second book! I have high expectations now I hope it maintains the mystery and lust. Yes, Very credit worthy!
Loved it. Lots of turns and twists in the story line all the way to the end. Some parts are a little over juvenile (use of slang seems weirdly placed at times) but still very nicely written story. Love triangle causes a lot of angst, but looking forward to next book. Really liked the sound of the narrator! Worth the credit.
characters were nice, love triangle, unexpected bad guys and good gals in story which added suspense even to the end.
Loved her narration
No. It's long so requires more than one sitting.
This series is a great listen, and I quickly picked up the rest after finishing this one. A great plot, fun characters and narration that portrays each well, and sets off the storyline without overpowering it, as some narrations can. Evie's evolution into something new and unique is wonderful to follow along with. I think the only complaint I can make about the series is that her own personality and character doesn't seem to evolve with her changes. I don't get a strong sense of why she is such a riveting character, outside of the simple "rule" that angels are drawn to her - and not all are. So it's a strange dichotomy.
I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys young adult-style fiction with a definite supernatural twist. I'd listen to this again.
“Never laugh at live dragons.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien
I am a huge fan of this series and I love listening to my audio books as well so this has been long awaited in my book! (pun intended)
Narrators in general can make or break a good book. Is this the case with Inescapable? Maybe so. There were many times I felt the cynicism, and sarcasm was lost on Miss Zeller. This key ingredient was one of the reasons I connected with this book, I understood the main character, Evie through and through. I do recommend listening to this series because AB is an incredible story teller with an exciting heart pounding twist on love, friendship and all things paranormal. Tell your friends and buy em' all!
I bought this title on a special 2 for 1 offering by audible, not really understanding that it was a YA book. After listening to it for awhile, I became interested in the main characters and invested in what happened to them, especially Evie. When I finished listening to Inescapable, I immediately bought the next 2 titles and then the 4th as well. I also downloaded them to my spare iPod to share with my 13 yr old granddaughter, so we could listen to them together. Emily Woo Zeller is a fabulous narrator, there are so many voices and dialects in this series and you forget that it is only 1 person reading it!
Not predictable, there is really no way to know where it is going, especially by the time you get to book 4.
Well, there's some pretty basic things that are confusing here. She has a main character, Russell, who's from Asheville-ish NC. And... He's somehow not familiar with "real Winters". Let me tell you, Asheville, NC gets dumped on. And it's a regular enough thing that the town doesn't close down. Also, Southern women? Can do shit. And don't peevishly mouse out and ask for help. I'm not Southern myself, but I lived in Charlotte, NC for 8 years (frequently traveling to Asheville, actually), and these women are quite independent, strong, and capable. Sometimes they may act like they want/need help, but they can fix that whatever just as well as the men. So, this threw me off immediately and kept me from getting into the book.
My next big problem is... well, the whole plot. And how easily Evie is like, oh yeah. I'm clearly an angel, and this is fine. What could easily have seemed like an older collegiate just being an ass is almost immediately brought to seem like it's this awful situation and her life is spiraling out of control. It all seems very contrived. And like all the drama in the world is happening in the time of three days.
Also certain plot holes are quite strange: I swear the angel Reed says he's never been to paradise, has been on Earth the whole span of his life, but later he refers to his time in paradise. Confused.
I don't know why I'm still listening. I'm curious so who knows I might pick up the next book.
Decently, but the mens' voices were... very strange. Can't explain it but they sounded like absolute caricatures.
Emily Woo Zellar. A different type of story. Good antagonist/
I like them all.
Brennice (not sure of the spelling).
Great story. It took about 3-5 hours to get into the true basis of the story. For awhile I thought "If this is another vampire book, I'm going to be upset." I don't want to share details. It's a very unique story.
I would recommend this book, the story is good
Inflection for one and her use of slang was almost painful.
5 chapters in I couldn't take it any more, the narration was so bad I went out and bought the book so I could find out what happens without being subjected to the monatone horror. The story is good tho, could have used more lead up. The heroine went from being oblivious to suddenly knowing without any freak out and didn't even have a stage of disbelief.
I found the book a bit too cheesy. The main character is very easily manipulated and I found myself asking WHY would you do that. She and everyone else in the book are so quick to believe the supernatural surprises that I think would take some more persecution in real life. I like a main character who is strong willed and maybe even a bit stubborn but I just found the one in this story to be too easy and naive.
"Good performance and story"
I liked the concept and will be getting the next book in the series. I wouldn't say it was particularly smart or gripping but the story flowed with a good enough twist to keep you engaged.
Everyone was raving about this book so you can imagine I was chomping at the bit when I could download it, I listened with baited breath straight away.
First off Zeller narrates wonderfully, it's the story, plot and characters that did not do for me, there was nothing new and I found the love triangle confusing, without giving away the plot it is difficult to explain, suffice to say it was as if Evie wanted her cake and the whole patisserie shop.
I found the plot spread too thin, but if you like romantic entanglements, with a hint of trouble to come, peppered with the odd bit of action this might be for you.
I don't like to be harsh but I was just plain bored obviously not for me, premise was great, just did not deliver.. don't let me put you off though there's lots of people who would disagree and swear by this new series.
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