Today's review is on Perpetual by Michaela Debelius
actually scheduled to read another two books before beginning this one,
but as luck would have it I was instantly hooked and had gotten through
25% of it before I realized it was not the book I was suppose to be
reading. It was then that I decided that I just had to keep going, I had
to see what was going to happen next.
In the ever growing
literally world where it seems that every other book you see is about
vampires or werewolves, Perpetual offers something different. Though the
main characters are immortal, they don't crave blood or change into an
animal at the full moon. Instead they live relatively "normal" lives.
And though not superheros, they each have a different trait. Some have
extraordinary strength, some can control the elements. Some seem to fade
into the scenery, and some are Pumpers.
Mercy Green has been
dead a few centuries and has led a pretty solitary life since. Meeting
others with her "condition" has taught her to not trust them. They are
unpleasant and usually only need help disposing of a body of two. But
other immortals are not the only beings she avoids. She also keeps
humans at a distance.
Mercy never stays in one place very long
and lives a very lonely and recluse life. But things are different in
Birchwood Creek. This time there is Adam. A man that she is helplessly
in love with but is unable to have. But that doesn't keep her from
consoling him when he breaks up with his girlfriend, or from offering
her help in getting back what his ex stole from him. His paintings.
Mercy meets Nick; another immortal, she finds out that she is a Pumper.
Then, after meeting his friends she realizes that not all immortals are
what she believed. Some are loving and caring. but that's not the only
thing she learns. She also learns that her blood can kill an immortal.
not only Adam's ex; who is out for more than just vengeance, Mercy and
her friends are fighting against the notorious Jack the Ripper.
A very welcome change from your average take on immortal beings. I am looking very forward to the next installment.
4 of 5 stars
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Book Description: via Amazon
“Some people say they don’t care. I actually mean it.”
Green didn’t become this way overnight. Centuries of monotonous life
have left her jaded and detached. Humans weren’t meant to live forever.
But then again, she isn’t human. Adam is though, and his purity baffles
her. How can he remain unpolluted in a world tarnished by corruption? It
doesn’t matter. Her time in Birchwood Creek is coming to an end and she
must prepare to relocate. That is, until she inexplicably wakes up in a
pool of her own blood. The answer seems simple enough: leave
immediately. But when an attempt is made on Adam’s life, a failed murder
she inadvertently caused, she feels obligated to stay and protect him.
But then she’s attacked again.
And Adam begins to ask questions.
to an unseen stalker, Mercy’s forced to seek help from Nick, an
immortal teenager whose sudden appearance suspiciously coincides with
her plunge into chaos. With her structured life unraveling and
revelation of her immortality looming, Mercy must accept the truth:
she’s being hunted. But why?
…And she thought immortality was boring.