International sensation Abigail Gibbs draws us even further into the dangerous and romantic world of the Dark Heroines with AUTUMN ROSE, book two of her breathtakingly magical paranormal series.
Somewhere in a sleepy seaside town in England, Autumn Rose is living a seemingly quite life. But, buried deep under the surface are dark secrets. Autumn’s been dealing with a lot — her grandmother is dead and the whirling social scene of London in which she was brought up is a world away. To make matters worse, she’s shunned and condemned at her new school, all because of the swirling marks on her skin that prevent her from blending in.
At school, the appearance of a handsome young man sends her world in turmoil. He shares the same markings as Autumn, and knows many of the secrets she’s tried to keep hidden. His arrival at school thrusts her into the limelight, with the unexpected popularity bringing danger as her secrets threaten to come to light. And, Autumn keeps dreaming of a human girl who is about to be seduced by a very dark Prince. Time is her enemy, and she must figure out how to save the human before it is too late.
AUTUMN ROSE continues Abigail Gibbs phenomenal Dark Heroine series with an alluring story of romance, hidden secrets, and captivating magic.
I am not sure what I was getting into when I picked up this book. But I really enjoyed it. This is a paranormal story which for me, means it is going to take a little longer to get through and digest. But it is not to say that I am not going to like it. I just tend to stay in the rhelm of the current world and not venture to things that are out of the norm. With that said, there are a few paranormal books that I have truly enjoyed tremendously. They just typically take a bit longer for me to digest. But I did like this book a lot.
Autumn is a Sage. She is at her school to protect the humans from the evil ways of the Extermino. Most of whom don’t like her or trust her. But it seems for the most part, the feeling is mutual. But on her first day of the new school year, something happens. She turns around and he is there. Prince Fallon is now going to be attending the same school. But there’s so much more to Fallon and Autumn doesn’t like it. First, everyone around seems to be swooning over him and she knows that he is keeping a big secret from her about the death of her grandmother. The more Autumn and Fallon are around each other, the more they grown to need one another. But this story isn’t just about these two.
I loved the self-discovery journey that Autumn is forced to take in this book. She has to learn her place in the society and she has to make a really big commitment to them all and she has to do all of this and deal with the depression she is stuck in after the loss of her grandmother. Autumn has a new place and a new path she must follow. But her lack of respect for authority leaves a bit to be desired for me and I found that her character tended to get on my nerves a bit because of her attitude, I had to continuously remind myself that she is a teenager, regardless of her status or the dimension that she lives in. To top it all off she has to figure out why she is having visions of Violet and what she needs to do with the visions. This adds a complete other dimension to her character.
This book was really good, but nothing what I was expecting. I really did enjoy it. The writing is remarkable and Abigail Gibbs really paints a picture so you can see exactly what is going on. At times I got lost in the imagry of the people and places that I had to re-read what was going on in the scene. But it was remarkable. Abigail Gibbs does a great job with descriptions and though at times I was confused with characters and levels and situations, I didn’t want to put it down. The writing is amazing and if you like paranormal, this series is one to read!
Book 1 in the Dark Heroine Series
The addictive, enthralling debut by online sensation Abigail Gibbs. The sexiest romance you’ll read this year.
One moment can change your life forever…
For Violet Lee, a chance encounter on a darkened street draws her into a world beyond her wildest imaginings, a timeless place of vast elegance and immeasurable wealth – of beautiful mansions and lavish parties – where a decadent group of friends live for pleasure alone. A place from which there is no escape… no matter how hard Violet tries.
Yet all the riches in the world can’t mask the darkness that lies beneath the gilded surface, embodied in the charismatic but dangerous Kaspar Varn.
Violet and Kaspar surrender to a passion that transcends their separate worlds – but it’s a passion that comes at a price.
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Abigail Gibbs was born and raised in deepest, darkest Devon, England. She is studying for a B.A. in English at the University of Oxford and considers herself a professional student, as the real world has yet to catch up with her. Her greatest fear is blood and she is a great advocate of vegetarianism, which logically led to the writing of her first novel, The Dark Heroine: Dinner with a Vampire. She splits her time between her studies, stories, and family, and uses coffee to survive all three.