Kalliope lives with one purpose.
As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.
Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.
Her presence may inspire genius.
But it breeds madness, too.
Well damn! Cora Carmack has set a new standard of YA Paranormal with this beauty. This book was amazing, and that doesn’t even do it justice. When I opened up this book, I wasn’t sure what to expect. This is like nothing that Cora Carmack has ever written before, it is so much more! It takes a simple story and completely twists and turns it and takes it paranormal!
Kallie appears to be your average college student, but she is anything but. She has been alive for what seems to be eternity. Yup, she is immortal. She acts as a muse for artists, cutting them off before the push the edge of obsession, she knows she can test them, push them and potentially break them. Her job is just to inspire them. But Kallie often thinks of things that she would love to have but knows it will never be possible given her situation.
Oh, but that doesn’t stop the pull to Wilder. Now… Wilder… he has had his share of heartbreak and his past has led him to be the ultimate family man. But there is a lot more to his character as well. He can be dark and twisty but he is handsome and amazing with children.
I think what captivated me about this book was the duel points of view. Some books I feel demand it, others use it to fill pages, but Cora Cormack designed a storyline that it works flawlessly with. I absolutely loved having both perspectives in this book. Two perspectives really work well for this one and I was thrilled that it worked so well. It was great to see the raw emotions the characters were going through and though I think this story could have been told only from Kallie’s POV, I don’t know if it would have had the same impact on me as I was reading it.
The secondary characters were amazing as well. I just wanted so much more of the entire thing. There were twists, turns, bends and a bit of everything else you did not see coming. I cannot wait for more! This book is written to suck you in and never let you go. It caught my attention held on to it until the very end.
About Cora Carmack
Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.