Author: Cate Tiernan
Series: Immortal Beloved #2
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Nastasya has lived for
hundreds of years, but for some reason, life never seems to get any
better. She left her spoiled, rich girl life to find peace at River's
Edge, a safe haven for wayward immortals. There, she learned to embrace
River's Edge, despite some drama involving the sexy Reyn, who she wants
but won't allow herself to have. But just as she's getting comfortable,
her family's ties to dark magick force her to leave.
She falls back into her old, hard partying ways, but will her
decision lead her into the hands of a dark immortal? Or will it be her
first step to embracing the darkness within her?
I absolutely loved the first book in this series, Immortal Beloved, and was anxious to have Darkness Falls live up to it -- which it totally did.
We continue with Nastasya's emotional journey as she's in immortal rehab, and while at times it felt like the first third of Darkness Falls was treading the same ground Immortal Beloved did, new ideas and revelations in Nastasya's life keep it from being the same old thing. I loved Nastasya as much as I did in the first book, and while I was so-so on Reyn at first, he skyrocketed to Book Boyfriend status in this one. His sexual tensions with Nastasya is amazing, and while there are plenty of reasons either would produce for not being together, I wanted to lock them in a room and make them have adorable Nordic immortal babies.
Nastasya's regression is done pretty well, from the reason she finally falls back into her old life to the allure of Innocencio and the darkness that seems to surround her. I spent the last thirty or so pages clutching the book in anxiety on Nastasya's behalf, and I loved the ending.
Here's to waiting forever for Immortal Light.