August 31, 2011

Title: Immortal Beloved
Author: Katie M. John
Series: The Knight Trilogy
Publisher: Little Bird Publishing House
Published: August 25, 2011
Pages: 450

Story (Cover) Synopsis: As Mina Singer tries to piece together her broken heart, Blake’s adventure in Egypt places his in serious peril. As ancient and terrifying Egyptian rituals are ressurected by the sorceress Morgan Le Fay, Blake embarks on the most horrifying quest yet – one which no other mortal has ever survived. This time, the damsel must rescue her knight in a terrifying race against death.

“Deeply moving, scary and thrilling, ‘Immortal Beloved’ is the compelling sequel to ‘The Forest of Adventures”

Immortal Beloved is going on my TOP SHELF!

My Thoughts: Immortal Beloved, the sequel to the amazing Forest of Adventures, leads us back into the life of Mina Singer. Mina is lost without her beloved, Blake Beldevier, and struggles to cope with the overwhelming pain and sadness that now blankets her existence. The reality that she is partly responsible for breaking her childhood love’s heart and landing him in a coma, along with Blake’s exile, his brothers death and the ruin of Meadowlake is taking it’s toll, looming heavily over her conscious and literally consuming her entire being.

After vowing to face her loss and finally let go of Blake, Mina suddenly finds herself catapulted into an impossible quest to save her Arthurian Knight from an atrocious real-life nightmare. Supported by her two closest friends, Delta and Sam, the threesome travel to Egypt and must somehow find Blake before times runs out and his soul is lost indefinitely. Mina quickly rights herself, faces her fears and determinedly faces the frightening afterworld her save her one true love.

The characters are all honorable in their own right and so easily lovable, allowing for readers to connect even more so with the story. Delta, Mina’s best friend, is probably one of my favorite characters ever. She’s quirky and sarcastic and strong but fiercely protective and loyal to those that she loves. The only negative (and it’s not necessarily negative actually… perhaps more so a personal preference maybe…) thing that I can say in regards to this book was that it seemed like it took forever and a day for Blake’s physical reinsertion back into the story (But, I also understand the need for Blake’s absence). I adored, couldn’t get enough of, and swooned frequently over his character and if you’ve read The Forests of Adventures, you know what I mean. #TeamBlake

The plot build up and explanations of Egyptian rituals and myths were conveyed in a matter that I found very interesting and quite easy to understand. The storyline is a uniqueness all its own and is overflowing with great twists, turns (some lovely, some scary) and legends that will keep you hanging from each page. I have completely fallen in love with this emotionally charged, enchantingly descriptive world that the author has so brilliantly created. The story is brimming with beautiful analogies and lyrical prose. I found all the ‘British-isms’ in her writing to be so charming and felt it adds something special to Katie’s already magnificent way with words. As with the first book, this book ended with a gripping cliff hanger that will leave you reeling for more. Can’t wait for the third and final book in the series. Highly recommend.

Amy and Celeste’s Review of The Forest of Adventures (Knight Trilogy #1)

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