Saturday, May 30, 2015

Remembered (The Vistira Trilogy #1) by E.D. Brady

Remembered by E.D. Brady
Age Group: Adult
Pages: 320
Publisher: Create Space Independent Publishing
Publication Date: December 16, 2012

Emily's past is a mystery. Left abandoned on the steps of a police precinct as a young girl, she is unaware of the love she left behind in another world. When she seeks hypnotherapy to deal with haunting dreams of a handsome stranger, she is thrown into memories of being kidnapped and almost murdered.

Kellus's heart is torn apart by the strange and devastating disappearance of the only woman he would ever love. A secret kept from him as a child turns out to be the catalyst in a devious plot to control the world of Vistira. But first, the power-hungry Dinora, aided by the traitorous Lionel, needed to eliminate the one woman who could prevent them from bending Kellus to their will.

With the help of their family, the young couple must find a way back to one another and end the threat posed by their enemies, not only for their own sakes, but also for the safety of their entire world.

I was honestly hesitant to read this novel at first.  I am not a big romance reader.  I, however, enjoyed reading this novel immensely.  It was very well written, and I was very pleased with the plot.  I often find that I can guess the plot of romance novels from the first few pages, but this novel was not even close to what I expected.  It definitely exceeded my expectations.  One of the things I liked most about the novel was the differing points of view.  The author showed certain scenes of the book through both Kellus and Annie’s point of view.  I really enjoyed this because the same event was so different depending on whether it was looked at via Annie or via Kellus.  Seeing both points of view really helped with the development of the characters.  E.D. Brady did an exquisite job of showing the characters personality through both dialog and through their thoughts. 

At first I was a little troubled with the world that E.D. Brady created; it had an interesting mix of historical and modern aspects.  However, I reminded myself that this was an alternate world so anything was possible.  That makes the use of modern medicine and horse drawn carriages  plausible.  Over all I thought the world Vistira was an intriguing one.  I hope to learn more about it in the sequels. 

The only issue I can find with the novel is what about Emily’s life in the modern world.  What must her boss think? What must Cappy think?  Or do they even remember her?  There are so many questions I would like answered when it comes to Emily’s life.  I hope that they are addressed in the sequel.  

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