Author: Cate Tiernan
Series: Immortal Beloved #1
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spent the last century living as a spoiled, drugged-out party girl. She
feels nothing and cares for no one. But when she witnesses her best
friend, a Dark Immortal, torture a human, she realizes something's got
to change. She seeks refuge at a rehab for wayward immortals, where she
meets the gorgeous, undeniably sexy Reyn, who seems inexplicably linked
to her past.
Nastasya finally begins to deal with life, and even feels safe--until the night she learns that someone wants her dead.
When I picked this up from the library, I didn't have a real idea of what it involved. I just knew it was an interesting sounding paranormal romance novel, and it's been on my TBR list for a while.
Holy cow, I did not expect to be as enraptured by Immortal Beloved as I was in the last day.
I didn't expect it to be a complete character journey. Sure, Nastasya is an immortal and lot of what she does is learning to control and use magick, and sure, there's a bit of a romance aspect to it, but none of that compares to the journey of self-discovery Nastasya goes through. There could be no paranormal aspects about it at all and I'd still enjoy every single page.
If you were truly immortal, how would it change you? How would the weight of hundreds of years of mistakes, joy, pain and indifference change you? What would you do to change yourself for the better, and would you be strong enough to do it? The work Nastasya does to answer these questions (and many more) and to uncover the emotions she's hidden is so interesting and insightful, and while it felt at times that she went in circles with certain ways of thinking, it all felt true to what she was doing.
This was definitely a delightful surprise, and I'm totally grabbing Darkness Falls (book two which just came out last month) as soon as I possibly can.