Sunday, January 18, 2015

Tempting Fate (The Immortal Descendants #2) by April White

Tempting Fate by April White
Age Group: YA
Format: Paperback/Ebook
Price Ebook- $3.99
Pages: 400
Publisher: Corazon Entertainment
Publication Date: June 29, 2014

Seventeen-year-old Clocker, Saira Elian is back on the run and being hunted by Mongers. The Descendants of War are amassing power in the 21st century, bent on controlling all the Immortal Descendants. Their attempt to kidnap Saira, a rare Descendant of Time and Nature, reveals just how brazen they’ve become. Archer, the vampire who has loved Saira for over a century, is willing to risk everything to protect her. When a horrific vision reveals Ringo, thief and loyal companion from 1888, being tortured at the hands of the bloodthirsty Bishop Wilder in a Renaissance prison, Saira and Archer realize there has been a ripple in the river of Time, and they must travel to 1554 to find its source and save their friend. Their rescue mission lures them to the Tower of London, site of the most notorious executions in history, where they encounter the mysterious Lady Elizabeth who is confronting a terrible fate of her own. The time-traveler, the vampire, and the thief will need all of their skills and ingenuity as they race against time to steal a document that could change the course of history and put the Immortal Descendants at the mercy of the Mongers. Can they stop a madman bent on collecting the blood of history’s most powerful Seer before the executioner’s axe falls?

I was ecstatic when I found out  April White’s first book, Marking Time, was going to be part of a series, and even more excited when April White asked me to review it for her.  I can honestly say I was blown away by the second installment of The Immortal Descendants.   It exceeded every expectation I had for this novel.

 I absolutely love April White’s writing style.  She has so much voice and description to her writing that it makes it easy to lose yourself within her books.  Her novels take the reader on an adventure.  She creates a new and exciting world within our own that leaves the reader hooked and wanting more. 
White brings back all of the characters that I came to love while reading the first novel, as well as adding some new witty and brazen characters.  I said in my review of Marking Time that Ringo is my favorite, and while that still holds true, I absolutely loved Elizabeth Tudor and her ladies in waiting.  Elizabeth was so spunky, and for lack of a better term bad ass, I couldn’t help but fall in love with her character.  I thought it was amazing how she took a person from history and portrayed her in a way I never would have expected. 

I am so excited for Saira’s next adventure, and to see what time period she and her friends will end up in next.  The end of this book has left me wanting more.  I absolutely cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out.   

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