Thursday, May 7, 2015

***SPOTLIGHT REVIEW***The Illusions of Eventide by Sarah M. Cradit

Nicolas spent 30 years under his flawed set of principles. Mercy, three millennia under hers. Both are bound by these chosen illusions, until their paths unexpectedly cross.
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Nicolas Deschanel was betrayed by the only two people who matter to him. Their disloyalty stung and an overwhelming sense of loss lingers. Nicolas has lived the high life professing to not have a care in the world, and now this illusion is calling his bluff. 

Determined to take control of an existence now devoid of purpose, he sojourns to his family's holiday home on the Gulf of Mexico. Resolved more than depressed, he plans to privately say goodbye to a world which no longer needs him. Of questionable fortune, he finds a woman, Mercy, sitting alone on the shore at eventide. Nicolas is conflicted between an obligation to help, and annoyance at her intrusion. 

Mercy has many layers of secrets. Deepest of all, she cannot tell this Child of Man she is thousands of years old and very powerful. In her presence, Nicolas’ own dormant powers begin to surface, triggering a sequence of events that cause both of their lives to spiral further out of control. When old friends from both sides come to help, together they all learn a painful truth: new life can only begin once you’ve set free what means the most. 

Here's a link to the Eventide page on my website, which has teasers and a playlist:

3.5 Stars

Nicolas is tired of it all, the b/s that is life has grown to be too annoying and with the lies and secrets those closest to him have recently shared he is done. Going to the island to end it all is the plan until She wrecks it all.

He must be her final test. It's the only explanation Mercy can come up with. She must listen to her inner voice and follow her instincts if she is to ever Ascend. But as they grow closer and secrets come out does she really know as much as she thinks?

Nicolas is an arrogant playboy who seems to care about nothing but himself. As things progressed though we saw him come out of his shell and become a better person and more enjoyable character.

Mercy has lived a long time, but she never really lived her life. She started living and enjoying life once she met Nicolas and I enjoyed seeing her learn to accept new things as time went by.

It took me awhile to understand what was going on with this story and once I did I never fully got into it. Allot of the story was layered and because it didn't reveal itself quickly enough it was hard to keep up with. I also found as the story went on that there was allot untold because while this was a separate series previous book had already introduced the character before, and it seems I would have understood more if I had read them first.

I wanted to enjoy it more because the concept was interesting, but in the end while it was an ok read i wish there would have been more to it.

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