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3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  78 Ratings  ·  34 Reviews
When Marie Costa traveled to the Palace Moon Resort to attend a party with some Internet friends, what should have been a fun and exciting evening turned into a night of terror that would change her life forever. Ema Arius's spine-tingling and romantic novel, Pravus, is the story of a young woman threatened and yet somehow charmed by the magical, nefarious being, Damian. A ...more
Nook, 208 pages
Published March 29th 2011 by Tate Publishing
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Amber Treasure
May 04, 2011 Amber Treasure rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not one to read a book due to some massive ADD issues. I've never been one to be able to wrap my mind around the written word or sink my teeth into it's binding. When I received this book, however, it was different. I sat down to read a chapter. One chapter turned into half of the book. In less than 24 hours I devoured it. Ema writes so beautifully. She gives the reader an opportunity to truly connect with and to find similar parts of themselves within each character. When I reached the last ...more
Apr 28, 2011 A.Lux rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen-paranormal
Expect the UNEXPECTED! Arius did a wonderful job, I wasn't able to put Pravus down at all when I recived my copy! There were so many twist and turns in the plot that you didn't even expect to happen, it kept me on my feet and don't forget what amazing foreshadowing! You can't help falling in love with the characters, especially with mysterious Damian, the evil, souless demon who has his mind and heart set on Marie. though, there is still the question of why he chose her, but I think I understand ...more
Nick Adigu-burke
A superbly chilling read!! The spellbinding Pravus takes you on a rollercoaster journey of love, life and friendship. Transport yourself into a wonderfully gruesome and magnificently descriptive world that you won’t want to leave.

I am far from ashamed to say that Pravus has become my favourite bedtime companion, an inspirational text that I literally cannot put down. If marriage to books were not frowned upon, I’d have Pravus up the aisle faster than, something inexplicably quick; like a squirr
Apr 30, 2011 Jenn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jenn by: I won it here!
At first I thought, wow this is moving fast. Killing, demons, immortals all running around in the first couple of pages. I wondered how the author could keep up that kind of pace. No problem! It just gets better. All of that action is the set up to the story, one of good and evil existing in everyone. I have always thought that everyone had it in them to be evil if pushed and to be good, even if you are evil. A true love story between evil and good. I loved it!
Mar 31, 2011 Caitlin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book at a friends house a couple of days ago and I just had to enter to win the book and I did.

This is a really good book. It's very refreshing and it's eveything a teen romance should be.
Jun 03, 2011 Barbara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Recieved from Goodreads giveaway. I loved this book. It was hard to put down, a fresh story, and a fantastic debut. I'm looking forward to reading more by Ema Arius
Tracy Derteen
Jun 13, 2011 Tracy Derteen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great captivating book! I can't wait to read the next book in this wonderful series.
A true love story between good and evil.

I think people will either love it or hate it. Very fast paced. Thought it dove into the story very fast, but on a good side it grabs your attention. All the people dying in the beginning I was afraid wondering where it was going but it had a purpose. It really showed how evil and merciless the heartless demon leader (Damian) is. Then the tender moments to show even though he's a monster he loves.

I noticed this book had lots of underlying things happenin
Shannon Baas
Mar 28, 2011 Shannon Baas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an interesting science fiction book. The character falls in love with a guy who ends up being an former prince who has come back to life. He is very violent with everyone but her. I would definitely recommend it.
Sep 16, 2012 Chante rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVE LOVE LOVED this book! Anxiously awaiting her next books release!! This woman is an amazing author. I absolutely could NOT put this book down! I read it in a day and was upset i had done that when I finished! Very catching story. I found myself completely wrapped in it!
May 09, 2011 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition was so dark & suspenseful. Loved it.
Aug 21, 2014 Julyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazing plot twists, unpredictable. My mouth will just open in shock of the events. Nice construction of characters. Thrill of romance.
Sep 15, 2012 Monica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fast paced so it kept my attention which is hard to do. Really dark, I loved it! I can't wait for the next one of this series.
Kim Harrison
Mar 11, 2011 Kim Harrison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love, love, loved the book! Can't wait for the next one. I did not think this was my kind of book but once I started I couldn't put it down. Two sittings and I was finished. You rock Ema! xoxo
Mar 12, 2011 Shylo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I hate to read but damn i couldnt put this book down LOOOOOOVED it!
Sep 18, 2012 Sorcha1433 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one of the best books I have read in over a year! I loved how the author made you feel like you were there with her and the picture she painted, you could feel the emotions of each character! I finished it in 2 days, and normally it takes me months to read a book! You could feel the sadness, romance and pureness of it all! I highly recommend it to all of my friends! I even bought a second hard copy for myself, couldnt get enough! Cant wait for more books to come! She is a brilliant auth ...more
Oct 31, 2011 Ellen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. It was very fast paced, and it started a little too quickly, but you really did catch up with the characters. Not sure I agree with the basis of the romance, but with the suspension of disbeleif, it worked out okay. It did leave some unanswered questions, so, hopefully, there will be more to come!!
Jaleesa Hansen
May 10, 2015 Jaleesa Hansen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will never forget the first time I picked it up. I couldn't put it down. It sparked my interest right away. It keeps you intrigued. I couldn't put it down. I think I read it in one sitting. It is still probably one of the best books I've ever read.
Apr 17, 2013 Lauren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dark and different. Loved it!
Aug 27, 2012 Lezlee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jul 09, 2011 Emily rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book deserves to go into a box of shame, never to be opened again.
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Ok so I totally thought this book was going to be good just reading the initial reviews and the quick synopsis on the back. Man, what a let down this was for my October reading frenzy.

Let's start with I absolutely hate the writing style in this book. The story took off immediately as though I knew the characters and I was thrown into a story line that made no sense. Then not even 30 pages into the book people are dying left and right with no explanation, (main character) Marie has fallen for th
Jun 03, 2011 Emc rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Must Read - Highly Recommended!!!
Magical, Captivating, Fun, Scary, Romantic! The strong characters in this book pull you in quickly and keep you wanting to read faster because you can't wait to see what's going to happen next! It's thrilling and unpredictable. It's full of humor and intense feelings. This is a Beautifully written novel that is going to linger on the psyche of readers for quite some time. Hollywood turn this into a movie. Readers BUY this book, it's definitely one to have in yo
Lucian Escobar
Mar 11, 2011 Lucian Escobar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I heard from a friend that this book was amazing. Luckily I was able to order a copy straight from the publisher, Tate Publishing. I'M GLAD I DID. I absolutely could NOT put this book down until I finished reading it. It was SO addictive! As much as I tried I just couldn't put it down... I had to bargain with myself to actually stop so I could go to sleep! The story is fabulous and full of substance. The characters are well thought out and perfectly complex. It kept me on the edge of my chair fr ...more
Jul 25, 2011 Winnifred rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Needless to say, the cover wasn't that attractive but thankfully the story was, sorta. The pace was moving so fast!!
In the first 20 pages, dozens of people just died and makes you backtrack and say, What the hell just happened?

But I thought that there was more to develop on, and it just ended too shortly.
May 04, 2011 Julie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book needs mad work, way too many plot holes. I could tell almost immediately that this was a first draft and kudos to getting it published but this was not an immaculately written book. That isn't to say the author wont create art later on.
Apr 11, 2011 Robert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am not much of a reader however, a friend of mine sent me a copy and I could not put it down! A must read!
Tobyann Aparisi
the cover of this book is bone chilling, creepy and cool!
Apr 11, 2012 Maggie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this book as a part of the First reads give away and began to read it right away. I mostly enjoyed this book even though it was a bit predictable, and parts of it were a bit to gruesome and graphic for my personal taste. The story moves at a quick pace to keep the reader interested, though parts of it did feel a bit rushed. The characters were enjoyable and had their own distinct personalities. It ends leaving room for a second or more books to follow which is nice but also always a bit fr ...more
Cassandra Feliciano
Really like the story concept and all the descriptive horror in the beginning and not knowing how this was all going to end. I love the idea of the killer being in love with the girl and she in turn falls in love with him. So weird! I felt the grammar wasn't on point though which kind of turned me off.
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Ema's first novel, Pravus, was originally released January 2008 with an Ebook publisher,, before her path collided with Tate Publishing where Pravus was re-released as her Paperback, Hardcover debut in 2011.

She is currently working on the sequel to Pravus as well as a new novel.

Dates to be determined.

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