Thursday, May 30, 2013

Book Review: Perpetual

                  Today's review is on Perpetual by Michaela Debelius

I was 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.

Then 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.

Battling 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
Available at Amazon

Book Description: via Amazon

“Some people say they don’t care. I actually mean it.”

Mercy 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.

Victim 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.


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