Seriously, I can’t believe how jealous of me you are right now!!!!!!!! And if you’re not, you SHOULD Be!!!!!!!!!
I just finished reading an ARC of Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan, and it’s good in so many ways I can’t even tell you!!!!
I’m a HUGE fan of Cate Tiernan’s SWEEP series, so when I heard about Immortal Beloved, I practically started drooling!!!! SWEEP caught me up in the beginning and I found myself looking forlornly into bookstore windows every month to see if the newest book had arrived.
Well, when Immortal Beloved arrives in September, it will not disappoint. I was swept up into Nastasya’s story more than any I have read in a long time!!!!
—And I’ve been reading some pretty awesome books lately!!!
Nastasya is an immortal. But not in the undead way. She’s been living it up for the past four and a half centuries. Then one night, when Nasty is out partying with her friends, she sees something she doesn’t like, about them, or herself. Is this dark side something new? Or has she been ignoring it? All of a sudden, Nastasya is wondering if she’s really been living, when she spends every day trying to numb her existence. In one night, Nasyasya begins to wonder if her friends are really her friends—Nastasya panics—She’s suddenly afraid of what they’ve all become.
Nastasya has only one hope; a few decades ago, River, another immortal offered her help. Now Nastasya is looking for refuge, but she’s not sure if she can be saved. She’s not even sure if she wants to be saved.
I still have a rush from reading this book, and I want to go back and read it all over again!!!
Nasty was more human than any other immortal I’ve seen in a long time. She’s the classic definition of hard to kill, but she’s not invulnerable. While these immortals don’t get the big things, like cancer, they’re not immune to getting sick from the flu or a cold. They get broken bones. And they recover, but not overnight. And they do feel the consequences of their actions—A binge-drinking session that might kill a human is going to leave an immortal with a hangover wishing they were dead…until the next night, or the next party.
Immortal Beloved is full of mystery and intrigue, and romance, with a little magick thrown in. I love the magick, but it’s very subtle, because the story is really about a lot of characters who have been lost for a long time and are trying to find themselves. Tiernan gives us a rich cast of characters to interact with each other. Everyone is coming from someplace, with some history—There are no background characters, Tiernan makes them each feel important, like they each have a story. And with centuries of history, you just know there’s a lot more to come!!!!