Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Blog Tour Stop: Iridescent by Carol Oates: Review

Title: Iridescent
Author: Carol Oates
Publisher: Omnific Publishing 
Publication: October16th, 2012
Format: eARC
Rating: 4 Stars

 Good reads Synopsis

Candra Ember used to dream of saving the world one person at a time. She never expected to become an angelic weapon and the last hope in the battle against ultimate darkness.

Falling for a Nephilim wasn’t part of Sebastian’s plan. Distraction is something he can’t afford when his rival, Draven, wants what Sebastian has.

Lies, manipulation, and corruption are twisting the lives of the citizens in Acheron. The Arch is missing from Heaven, and a demon is intent on claiming the city. At a time they should be growing closer, grief and paranoia is driving Candra and Sebastian apart.

If the price of restoring the Watchers to Heaven is a human soul, who deserves to be saved?

My Review

 This was a great sequel to Ember!!!  Iridescent picks up right where Ember left off.  So of course, I cry some more.  The whole thing with Ivy is just very sad.  Candra gets home and finds a woman in her bedroom.  She thinks it is Ivy, but it turns out it is Lilith.  Lilith feeds on souls which turns out she has Ivy's soul.  This just tears Candra up even more.  What sacrifices will Candra be willing to make to save Ivy, the angels, and Acheron?

I fell in love with the characters even more in Iridescent.  I enjoy seeing the characters grow through each book.  The choices and sacrifices each character makes in this book are unselfish.  They base their decisions on the people around them and not on themselves.   Which is pretty much what happens through both books.  A lot of the characters gave up everything to protect others.  The decision that Sebastian made with Ananchel made me mad.  I understand why he did.  He was putting Candra before him, but I still didn't like it.  The sacrifice Candra made at the end was scary.  She is a very strong character.  I don't know if a lot of us would have been able to do that. 

I was shocked several times in this book.  Candra finally learns about who and what she is.  That surprised me big time.  I also learned how and why she has a soul.  Lilith obviously can't be destroyed so the method to do that was scary.  The person that created Lilith for revenge wasn't entirely shocking, but I still didn't suspect it. 

It took me forever to finish the end of this book.  I could not quit crying for the life of me.  I was torn to pieces  I didn't even want to finish it.  I had a little hope though so I kept going.  The ending, WOW!!!  Carol Oates knows how to shock us with endings.  Perfect ending for me.  I am hoping there is a another sequel, because there were a few things at the end that I still need answers to.  The way it ended though, I don't know if there will be another sequel.. 

There were a lot of surprises in this sequel.  I laughed, cried, wanted to throw the book at times, but over all, I loved it.  I really enjoyed it.  I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.  It took me on an emotional roller coaster ride.  I can't help but to love the characters in this story. I recommend this book to everyone!!! This is a must read!!!   

Favorite Quote/Scene

"I will find you again." he whispered.  "I swear.  Even if I have to cross time and space, if I must claw my way from the bowels of hell or endure a thousand life times of nothingness.  It's no more than I deserve.  I have committed despicable atrocities, the worst of which was denying my heart."

"This can't be the end.  I don't believe that anymore.  What I feel for you is too strong to fade away to nothing.  I will have my moment before the Arch.  I must be good...I must be worth saving, because you loved me."

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review...this book sounds great--- I had seen it on goodreads but couldn't decide if I wanted it on my tbr list!