Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan
Released Date: September 7, 2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages: Hardcover (407 pages)
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Immortal Beloved #1
Author Website: http://catetiernan.org/
Overall Rating: (5 out of 5 stars)
Description:Nastasya has 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.
Cate Tiernan, author of the popular Sweep series, returns with an engaging story of a timeless struggle and inescapable romance, the first book in a stunning new fantasy trilogy.
"Being good is something that one must choose over and over again, every day, throughout the day, for the rest of one’s life."
"I-just want you. I want you so bad, all the time. I know i shouldn't, I know I can't, I know it's wrong...but even when you're pissing me off, when you're reminding me of pain and despair and torture--its there, the wanting. I'm tired of fighting it. I fight so many things, all the time, every day. I don't want to fight this. Not anymore."
"Yes. Reyn is our resident horse master. He has an excellent seat."
I grinned. "I've noticed."
My Musings: I picked up this book during the final closing days at Borders. It was one of the few young adult books left over and I never heard of it. Looking at the back, the synopsis captured my attention with an original story of immortals, who go to a place equivalent to a rehab center for wayward immortals. If that is not enough originality to capture your attention then I don't know what is. I am really glad that I picked it up. The book is amazing.
Cover Art: I love the different use of colors on the cover. It really make the woman in the background standout.