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Thursday, December 4, 2008

My Immortal

My Immortal by J. K. Coi
Publisher: Linden Bay Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full
Other: M/F
Rating: 5 Cherries
Review by Lilac

Evil lurks in the darkest of shadows, but a band of warriors stands ready to defend humanity against hell’s own monsters—Immortal men hand-picked by destiny and taken out of time hold the fate of the world in their hands.

One of the oldest of his kind, Immortal warrior Rhys Morgan spends his nights on the streets of Chandler protecting the city’s innocents from the demons that hunt them. Unyielding in purpose and uncompromising in battle, Rhys thought he’d never meet his match, until he met Amy Bennett.

Rash and impetuous, Amy dashes into a fight, taking Rhys by surprise. He can’t decide whether she’s incredibly brave or incredibly stupid. But when the fight is over and Rhys is unable to get the beautiful human out of his head or his dreams, he knows his life is about to get complicated.

The barriers between the unlikely pair may be as thick and strong as the evil that threatens them, but some things can’t be denied…and dark, mysterious, sexy Rhys Morgan is one of them.

Immortal warrior Rhys Morgan spends his nights fighting demons and protecting innocents. Since the death of his partner and fellow Immortal, Rhys has been determined to find the demon responsible. But lately Rhys has been distracted by dreams he is having of a mystery woman named Amy, a woman he has never met until one fateful night in an alley.

On her way home from work, upon hearing a scuffle in an alley, Amy Bennett charges in hoping to be of some assistance. She could never have anticipated what she would discover as she encounters Rhys and a fellow immortal engaged in battle with a demon. Intrigued by Rhys, Amy soon finds herself longing to learn more about what she saw and his world.

With Amy, Rhys has finally met his match and a new battle begins as they try to fight their attraction to one another. In the meantime, an evil force is seeking to destroy the Immortals. Rhys, along with some help from some surprising and interesting sources, is determined to fight it.

With My Immortal, author J.K. Coi has created a fascinating and complicated world filled with demons, immortals, and more.

In this story, the vivid descriptions used by the author helped me to envision not only events but also the author’s take on a contemporary setting with a bit of a paranormal twist. I especially enjoyed the action scenes of the story as I could easily picture each fight scene as though I were there.

The characters also helped to bring the story to life for me. I was intrigued by Rhys and his fellow Immortals as well as by the heroine, Amy. I enjoyed learning about the characters and their world. I also found watching the relationship between Rhys and Amy develop fascinating. Both were strong individuals who butted heads many times, but the chemistry between them was obvious as the sparks flew. The connection between them was undeniable and Rhys was determined to protect Amy from his world and life and she was just as determined not to listen.

The interactions between all of the characters were very well-done and I enjoyed the banter and sarcasm that existed between not only Rhys and Amy, but between them and the other characters of the story as well.

While reading My Immortal, I became lost in the story and the world created by Ms. Coi and didn’t want it to end. I enjoyed each and every twist-and-turn and watching as the story and characters grew and changed. There is so much more that I could say about this great story as it was filled with many surprising developments and characters as well as a complex plot. I will say that My Immortal was a wonderful start to a series featuring the Immortals. Since I was definitely intrigued by many of the other characters in the story, I look forward to reading more in the series and finding out what happens next.

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