Narrator: Amy Melissa Bentley
Series: The Forsaken Chronicles #2
Published by Tantor Audio on September 19, 2018
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
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Rebuilding a life while still missing an identity isn’t easy, but that’s what Adara’s determined to do. It’s why she’s been ignoring the overtures from an elegant vampire and the stalking by an overprotective werewolf.
However, when a mysterious presence begins to haunt her memories—and dreams—wakening a primal terror, she has no choice but to ask for help.
The problem is, unraveling her secret past seems to be triggering demon attacks. Someone doesn’t want her finding answers.
Adara might be forsaken, but she certainly hasn’t been forgotten. For he is coming after her...
Warning: This story is a dark urban fantasy rife with violence and mature subject matter. Reader discretion is advised.
This is the second book in Eve Langlais’s The Forsaken Chronicles series. I really enjoyed the first book, Dreams of Darkness. It is no secret how much of a fan of Eve’s work I am. When I saw that there was a disclaimer on the first story, I was very interested in what this new series would be, because Eve’s work is usually more light, fun and extremely funny. I really enjoyed the first book and was excited to get Awake in Shadows to see where book two takes us.
So, in the first book, we meet Adara. She has no memory and is having nightmares. Demons are coming after her. She meets Logan and Titus, the local head of the werewolf pack and vampires respectively. They are trying to help her.
Adara is in a better place than she was at the beginning, but she still isn’t in a good place. She’s getting some help from a woman’s shelter, but she’s squatting in an abandoned church basement. She’s going out and hunting demons at night. She’s also seeing a shrink.
So, we get points of view from Adara, Logan and Titus. They all have some difficulties in this story, but they do make some progress in this story. We also learn a lot about their backgrounds here. Adara even learns more about herself.
I don’t want to go into too much, so as not to spoil either this book or the previous. If you’re a fan of Eve’s, this is a fun story, but much different from anything else I’ve read from her. It is much darker. If you haven’t read Eve before, this is a fun series to start. If you like dark Urban Fantasy stories, this is a really good one. I can’t wait to see where book three takes us.
This is only my second time listening to Amy Melissa Bentley, the first time being book one in this series. I continue to enjoy her narration of this series. This series features mostly men and she does a good job with the voices of those men. I liked her pacing and tone for each scene and there are some tone scenes in this series. I would recommend her.
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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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