Review: Evanescent – Carlyle Labuschagne
Forced to confront her dark destiny, Ava never once imagined what the repercussions of doing so would be. In her mind, she thought she’d retain a sense of who and what she is. That she’d get to make her own decisions when the time came. Sadly, nothing seems to be what she thought they’d be.
Determined to overcome the disease that is now running rampant through her veins, Ava knows that her time is growing short. Her loved ones are in danger, and there’s nothing she can do to stop what’s coming their way. Though she’s not sure as to how to control the darkness growing with her, she knows she has to try. Enoch must be stopped at all cost, and she’s the key to doing just that.
Recalling the rumors about her kind, Ava knows there’s something within them that might help her overcome the Shadowing. Granted, she doesn’t quite know what that something might be, but she’ll do everything possible to uncover the secrets of her past. The knowledge she seeks is buried within her mind. She knows it. She just needs to get past her uncertainties to find what she needs to know.
As the enemy’s forces grows stronger, Ava comes to the realization that things aren’t going the way she thought they would. The secrets she’s uncovering don’t make sense, making it harder to trust in herself and those around her. If she’s to succeed in vanquishing the Shadow, once and for all, she’ll need to come to terms with who and what she is. Only then, will she be able to seal the rift within and around her growing stronger by the day. A rift that may end up breaking her completely when all is said and done.
Taking up where The Broken Destiny left off, Evanescent throws the reader smack-dab in the middle of Ava’s tumultuous life. She’s dealing with so much, so soon, unsure as to what it is she needs to do. Carlyle has further fleshed out the world of the Broken, adding many twists and turns that will definitely keep the reader guessing as to what happens next. Will Ava find herself, once and for all? Will she overcome the Shadowing in order to do what’s right? It’s hard to say. Looking forward to book three when the time comes.
Her fall has just begun. Only his touch can save her from the shift that could destroy it all.
Within my blood runs a thing our kind calls the Shadowing Disease. It shadows over, and bends everything to its will. When the first blood- shift came, it tore through flesh and blood, threatening to bend me, break bone, shatter my mind and entrap my heart with its honeyed, seductive poison. It came with vicious intent, moving my thoughts and altering me forever.
The shift has caused a rift within me. No one was safe when it entrapped me in its claws of foul lust. But I have the only antidote against the evil that becomes me – his touch alone has the power to release the spurs of sweet darkness that clung on for dear life.
I knew what I had to do; the desperation pulled my mind with the deep determination of a hungry predator. By the time the revelation raised me from the dark dungeon of my bounds – it might have been too late.
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