Friday, March 23, 2012

Perpetual Light by Jordan K. Rose: Review

Perpetual Light
By Jordan K. Rose
Published March 2012 by Crescent Moon Press
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Synopsis borrowed from Goodreads:

Fate is cruel. Especially when the one you’ve sworn to love for all eternity, the very soul who changed your destiny is the last person you should trust.
After more than three hundred years of running, Lucia Dicomano must make a choice.

Forced to take her place as a Pharo of Redemption, the divine slayer needs to master her forgotten powers. Lucia turns to Vittorio, the one vampire she’s failed to deliver from eternal damnation. But overcoming smoldering remnants of love, lust and anger aren’t their only obstacles.

Samuel, who may know Lucia better than she knows herself, hunts her with a fervor stoked by a thousand years of vengeful hatred. His plan—capture and enslave the weakened Pharo then take control of her elusive power.

Can Lucia trust Vittorio long enough to reclaim her powers? Or will she have no choice but to kill him and battle Samuel alone?

Darkfallen's thoughts:

Lucia is just your average girl. She has a loving mother and father. A great career that she loves...but all that changes when the man from her dreams turns out to be real. After Lucia finds out that not only is her dream man real, they're married. Well kind of. In fact her and Vittorio have been married since the 1600's. You see Vittorio is a vampire, and Lucia? She has been reincarnated time and again as a slayer sent to give redemption to vampires through death by delivering them to the light. And she will keep being reincarnated for the same fate until she can finally find the strength to kill Vittorio. Not only is he the love of her life, but he is the love of all her lives, her soul mate. Can Lucia finally give in to fate and let Vittorio go into the light? Or will the darkness pull her under?

First I want to say that this is the first book, in a long time, that hasn't been published by a big company with all their fancy editors, that was sewn up tight. I didn't find a single editing error anywhere and the flow of the book and the story was perfect and smooth. In a world were editing seems to be going to the waste side I can't stress how refreshing that is.

But what about the story itself?

I loved Lucia and her snarky ways. She made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion with her banter between her and Peter. (her co-worker) But better yet I just found myself falling in love with both Lucia and Vittorio. Both of their characters are well fleshed out and tangible in a way that sucks you in and you can't help but feel the anguish, the heartbreak, the anger, and the love with these two. I mean I physically felt heart wrenching pain in chest at the situation that these two are in. At times I just kept waiting for Lucia to fall to the floor at Vittorio's feet and cry until she passed out, because that is certainly what I would have done. Thankfully Lucia is a LOT stronger than I am apparently. LOL

Overall I really enjoyed this read and anyone that's a fan of the PNR with our vampire friends should definitely pick this up!


1 comment:

  1. Sweet review..i love when an author makes you become emotionally invested in the characters and their problems. I hadn't heard of this and i am excited to add it to my list!