Narrator: Amy Melissa Bentley
Series: The Forsaken Chronicles #1
Published by Tantor Audio on September 19, 2018
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
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Warning: This dark urban fantasy contains scenes of violence. Reader discretion is advised.
Waking with horrific injuries in a hospital, Adara can’t recall her past. Who is she? And more importantly what is she? Her only hints come during her nightmares.
Dark dreams that are forgotten when she wakes.
Having amnesia doesn’t stop danger from stalking her. She attracts the attention of a werewolf and a vampire. As events spiral out of control she wonders if she’s losing her mind.
Magic and supernatural beings can’t exist.
Her mind says ‘Forget.’
But she wants to remember. However, if she does, will the truth shatter her?
I’ve been a huge fan of Eve Langlais for many years now, I think it goes back to like 2010 or so. I’ve read so many books by Eve (according to Goodreads, I’ve read 67 of her books, but some might be different editions of the same book, like print versus audiobook). Anyway, I really like Eve (and she’s even more fun in person. If you can go to a book con she’s at, please do look her up, you won’t regret it).
Eve Langlais is one of my top go-to authors when I want a laugh. Imagine my surprise when I go to Goodreads to add this book to my TBR list and I see a bold warning at the top of the blurb; “Warning: This dark urban fantasy contains scenes of violence. Reader discretion is advised.” This struck me as odd and made me even more interested in trying this book. I’m a big fan of dark stories (I seem to go from dark and depressing to hilarious stories. They seem to balance each other out). I couldn’t wait to see what my funny author would do with a dark story.
Adara has amnesia. She is recently out of the hospital and in living in a bad area and working in a worse one, during the evening shift closing the comic book by herself. It is almost as if someone is trying to get her killed. Then she gets attacked by zombies. Luckily, a certain alpha werewolf comes to clean up the zombie mess and saves her.
Logan, the above mentioned alpha werewolf, has an instant and strange attraction to Adara. His wolf is very interested. But he’s also very interested in finding out who she is. She doesn’t share much information. He is also very hesitant to show her what he is.
Titus is a master vampire. He hears Adara’s mental cries of agony when she’s sleeping and having nightmares. He knows she’s not fully human, but has no idea what she is. He also knows he can’t bear her mental cries.
There is also the hint of romance. Nothing has really started yet, as the first priority is to get Adara out of trouble. But there is definitely something there. The question becomes, which man will win her over (or will she end up with both. It wouldn’t be the first time for Eve to have more than two people in a relationship together). There is a strong battle between Logan and Titus and jealousy too.
So, this story is much darker than Eve’s normal stories (but not as dark as many of the other stories I’ve read, but I think the warning is good for people who are used to this author). She really has me intrigued with this story. We learn a lot about Adara throughout the book, but I think it ends with more questions than what we learn. I must learn more.
This is my first book with Amy Melissa Bentley. I have to say she’s done a great job. The cast isn’t very large, but she did very well with the mostly male cast. She gave a good performance with the dark topics and really put the emotions of the characters in their voice. Her pace and tone were well done. I would listen to her again and will continue this series on audio.
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I started listening to audiobooks when a new book in a series was coming out and I wanted to get a refresher, but didn’t have time to read all the books (I think it was Anita Blake). I fell in love. I stayed with strictly re-reading books that I’d already read for a long time. I eventually tried an audiobook for something that I hadn’t read first and was hooked there too. Now, I listen to audio for both re-reads and first time. I have some series that I’ve given up reading and only listen. I try to get any many books/audiobooks from the library to help save on my budget. Books on CD and the newer digital downloads from the library really allow me to listen more. I then purchase my favorites (because who can wait in line for your favorite book??) and less mainstream books from Audible or some other online retailer.
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