Immortal Beloved – Cate Tiernan
Hachette - Available NOW
I vastly enjoyed this and the new twist on the immortal theme, where immortals are born rather than 'made'.
I loved the depth and breadth of the past that was divulged by the main character Nastasya (Nasty to her friends) some of it dating back 400 years to her immortal childhood and adolescence - it really gave you a sense of time and place and the vastness that it means to be immortal, a concept that is often skipped over in many other books of the genre.
I was cheering for Nasty during her quest of personal discovery and reveled in the rawness of her character, the story follows seemingly mundane activities but still manages to keep you highly interested and turning pages at pace (this is another one I finished in 3 or so days).
I can’t wait to see what happens in book two, especially where her Viking nemesis turned love interest is concerned… and it just so happens that I have the manuscript in my hot little hands *glee* - dont worry, i'll let you know how it goes :)