Amaranth (The Resistance Trilogy, #1)
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Knowledge Changes Everything…

Hoodoo-influenced Southern Louisiana seems like the perfect place for Camille to escape her abusive past and dysfunctional family. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with the handsome Gavin Devereaux and plummet into the world of Amaranth, a place of exile for reformed vampires.

Wrestling to escape a deadly ex-boyfriend while giving Gavin a chan...more
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Published August 2nd 2011 by Rachael Wade, via Smashwords (first published July 27th 2011)
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Meg ♥

I received this book to review for the ReadIt&Reap program in the ShutUp&Read group. Thanks to the mods and the author for providing this book for us to read.

Every time I start a new book/series that involves vampires I worry that I'm about to waste time reading the same story I've read so many times before. I love vampire stories, but they need to bring something fresh to the table, and be somewhat original for me to actually enjoy them. This book did that.

The first few pages of this b...more
Bella
What an amazing book I COULD NOT put it down it was a fascinating story and it flowed so lovely I was taken in from page one. This is a truly must read vampire book with love, excitement and adventure you will NOT WANT TO MISS!!
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
Overview

Amaranth (The Resistance Trilogy #1)

Camille has finally taken a step toward breaking away from her abusive relationship and dysfunctional family. A trip to Paris, where she has always longed to go, research for a book she longs to write (but has not even told her best about), and a "special" coat she spent way too much on, but it makes her feel happy and in control. It's here in Paris that she has a chance encounter with Gavin Devereaux. He somehow can tell she's searching for something...more
Cassandra
I purchased this book but didn't get a chance to read it until I received the second book for review and decided it was time to get my butt in gear and read this one first. (Holy run on sentence, Batman!) Let me tell you, putting it off was a HUGE mistake on my part.

I absolutely adore Camille and Gavin's story. The way they meet is the perfect love story type meeting and from there it just gets better. We are left in just the right amount of suspense about what will happen next and trust me, yo...more
Alyssa Corpus
This book is not for me. The only reason I tried to read was because it was free on Kindle. Amaranth is filled with line after line of overused cliches. The characters are either annoying, unbelievable, or underdeveloped. I couldn't care less about any of them. The way some of them reacted to certain circumstances was completely ridiculous. Not to mention the insta-love. There were just too many things about this book that I couldn't stand, and if I try to get through them all then I'll be writi...more
Nicole
First we have Camille who is a Seattle college student in Paris escaping for her birthday to a long awaited dream to visit Paris. A chance meeting and cue sexy Gavin, however Camille is in no shape to be starting a relationship and this meeting is a brief intriguing encounter. Camille has an abusive boyfriend back in Seattle…


Next chapter we skip ahead 2 years to Camille working in a small Louisiana town and attending school. After returning home from Paris she finally got wise and ditched the s...more
Fathima
Woohoo for Vampires with a Mission !!! This book wants me to actually visit Amaranth and see it for myself !!

Cover-speak : I absolutely loved this cover .. It has most of my favourites colors on it and also has this sparkly night-ish feel to it and once you are done reading the story you'll realise the significance of this bayou and why the girl is standing there .

Amaranth is the story of Camille , who runs away from her abused and broken life to start over again .The inspiration to do so comes...more
Krystal
This book was far from "just another vampire book." Camille is the mail character and tends to get into bad relationships...she dreams of finding that one perfect relationship. When Gavin steps into her life, she just might have a chance. Her last relationship was horrible, filled with abuse. She is still recovering...and he is still after her. She wants to believe Gavin could be her special someone, but Gavin has a shadowy past.



The story does contain that girl meets vampire and they have the p...more
Candace (Lovey Dovey Books)
When I decide how much I liked or loved reading a book I pay the most attention to the ending. The ending of Amaranth is an exception because, even though it ends with the slip of a big revelation in a casual conversation, it caused me to jump up and down whining that it ended too soon.

Rachael Wade wrote an incredible story filled with amazing, realistic characters. Camille was vulnerable from her past and trying to make a new life for herself - she did but not neccessarily in the way she wanted...more
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
“I’m completely crazy about you, Camille.” He moved in closer, his eyes assessed my reaction. “―I know there are details you didn’t want to mention before ... things about the guy you left back in Seattle, and your mom. But I want you to know whatever it is you’re still running from, you don‘t have to run from it anymore. You can talk to me. And I would never, ever, hurt you.”

3.5 out of 5! I’d wanted to read Amaranth for a while so I was thrilled when Rachael Wade gave me a copy to review. Firs...more
Cassie
Nov 12, 2011 Cassie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All paranormal Lovers
Can this book be as wonderful and enchanting as its beautiful cover? Why yes, it most certainly can! :)


We follow Camille as she tries to escape an abusive past and make a new life for herself in Louisiana, but she has no idea what she’s in for when she meets the handsome and charming Gavin. Not only does he look familiar but he has an other-worldly aura about him. As Camille gets to know Gavin and his best friend Gabe, she is introduced to a world she never thought existed.


Camille is a woman af...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
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Warning: This book is Vampireistic!

My Cover Thoughts: I love the cover! There is a girl walking towards the bayou and it looks like she is searching for something. Will she find it?

My Thoughts/Review: Amaranth left me speechless! I loved this story from the minute I read it. It is a story about love and finding your inner self. Cam is running away from relationship after relationship when she decides she is going to Paris for a vacation. While the...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Camille has pretty bad taste in men. She fled her Seattle home for a Paris vacation, in order to escape an abusive boyfriend. And she followed him up with another winner once she moved to Louisiana. She is trying to turn her life around and break ties with Jerk #2 when Gavin shows up. He is a charming guy she met during that trip to Paris and she feels an undeniable attraction to him that seems to be mutual.

But there is much more to Gavin than meets the eye. He's actually a vampire, though it ta...more
Tiffany
I thought I'd try something different for this review - a reading diary. I'll also add a few overall thoughts at the end.

Initial Thoughts on Cover;
I absolutely LOVE the cover. The colors & the text make it simple yet striking. A beautiful cover makes you want to read the book. Oh, and purple and blue are my favorite colors!

Initial Thoughts on Summary;
Geez. Anything on vamps means I'm game.

14%
I love when a book captures you from the start. Something about the writing, the setting, the charact...more
Mallory Heart Reviews
Feb 28, 2012 Mallory Heart Reviews rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
The Resistance Trilogy #1

Wow is my first and continued reaction. I literally could not put this book down, it is so intense, so endearing, so inspiring of empathy. What the protagonist Camille endures-and her exquisite talent at self-analysis-is riveting. Absolutely impossible to break away from this book. Without need for a spoiler, I can express this: Camille has a major crack in the foundation of her psyche. For whatever reasons, her inner strength and her intuition don’t seem to match up. Wh...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Jan 15, 2012 Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) by: RI&R
Shelves: reviewed
I received this as a part of the Read It & Reap program.

Overall this was a good read. The author did a great job in building a new world that kept me very interested. The story line was not predictable. I would find myself reading think “X” was going to happen, but then “Y” and “Z” would be the twist the author took. I liked being kept off balance.

I did have some questions with this story. (view spoiler)...more
Kayla Eklund
This book was simply amazing. One of my favorites I have read this year. Not only was it a great vampire novel, but it also showed that women can overcome domestic violence. I loved how Camille was strong enough to back out of not only one abusive relationship, but two. Camille was without a doubt my favorite character. She was a bad ass in the way she always stood up for herself and never showed any fear, even when facing Samira, the evil ruler of Amaranth. I wish that the author would have giv...more
Wendy ~M/M Junkie~
Summary:
Camille has been in two abusive and horrible relationships. In between she met a man in Paris. After the second she runs into him again. His name is Gavin and he seems too good to be true. But he has a secret, he is not human...anymore.

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed this book and am immediately beginning book two. I didn't want to give anything away, but I will say that Camille and Gavin have an instant magical connection. I am so glad I read this book. It is one that I will read again and...more
Susan Griscom
This little gem took me by surprise on two counts. One because it was very good and the other, because I read it based purely on the cover. In fact, I never even read the short synopsis posted so I had no idea what it was about and the title gave me absolutely no clue, since the word amaranth is a plant often cultivated for food and cereal in Central and South America. (I admit, I had to look that one up to be sure, I knew it had something to do with plants). The name, Amaranth, and the cover in...more
Keren Hughes
First of all, let me say the cover is beautiful. It was what drew me to the book in the first instance.
I am a big lover of purple and blue, as many of you know already. I love the fact that the red dress provides a stark contrast to the ethereal feeling background. Honestly, big love to the cover artist, Robin Ludwig Design Inc!


I was being nosey on Twitter (as some of you now know I am a lot) and I came across Rachael. This was a few months ago now and I was intrigued by the look of AMARANTH. I...more
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
4.75 Stars :)

How could I not love this story. What a great new take on vampires! I was a little lost at first, but didn't take long for me to get what was going on. The story begins with our heroine, Camille, roaming the streets of Paris when she first meets our hero, Gavin. Let me tell you right now, I fell in love with Gavin FAST. The book then fast forwards two years later. We find Camille in Louisiana trying to get out of yet another toxic relationship with an arse named Andrew. However, th...more
Shy The WidowMaker
Again another amazing cover. The cover art is always an eyecatcher for me. This book took me on a rollercoaster ride from beginning to end. I loved Camille she has the makings of a good heroine. I loved that she has no problems realizing a bad situation and moving on from it. Its refreshing to have heroines that stand up for themselves and aren't so codependent. I loved having Louisana as the backdrop for this story as it is such a place of mystery and intrigue. I could imagine vampires being ab...more
Tabitha
This review originally appeared at http://tabithabookblog.blogspot.com/2...


Amaranth is the debut novel of author Rachel Wade and the first book of The Resistance trilogy. This seriously blew my mind away. I wasn’t expecting to like it at all. I read the description and was expecting some corny vampire story, but boy was I wrong. This book is so different from any other vampire stories I’ve read. The vampires in this story actually have a purpose in which they live for. This book covered a lot of...more
Sarah
I loved this book! Its your classic paranormal romance.
Camille is 21 and went off to Paris to escape, if only for a while, her abusive relationship with her now ex-boyfriend. While there she walks, literally, into Gavin. And he is gorgeous! Two years later life is as normal. While definitely getting away from her ex, states away, she found herself yet again in the break up stage from another abusive relationship. Trying to avoid Andrew, the almost ex, she runs into Gavin at the book store she w...more
April Smithson
I love a good vampire story and Amaranth didn’t disappoint. It gave a fresh new twist on a time old tale of love, death, and ever after. I was captured by the grace of the opening chapters in Paris where we find our young heroine reinventing herself, falling for the beauty of Paris and of a handsome gentleman who stumbles across her literally in the café.

Her return to the states was a bit disjointed for me. The character development was good and I enjoyed the lovely description Louisiana, howev...more
Carly
Amaranth is the first book in The Resistance Trilogy and Rachael Wade's début novel. What a way to kick start the trilogy, I was hooked from the first chapter.This is so far away from your typical vampire stories. Rachael Wade puts together an exciting new story which is extremely well written, while tackling serious issues like emotional and physical abuse, which she handles superbly.

The story follows Camille Hart, as she tries to escape and move on from the physical and emotional abuse she ha...more
Tt (Never Ending Stories Book Blog)
I really and truly loved this book! It was so different from what I usually read in the fantasy genre.

I liked the main character Camille Hart. She was insecure and vulnerable through most of the book which wasn’t a bad thing. The main reason being that Camille was a victim in an abusive relationship with her boyfriend Andrew; she is trying to find herself through all the chaos. I also enjoyed the Side characters a little more to tell the truth especially Camille’s best friend Audrey. She is what...more
Lily
** This book was kindly shared by the author through 'Read it & Reap' for the purposes of review.**

3.5 out of 4 stars

I enjoyed this book. If I say that with a slight note of surprise, it's because that, indeed, I was pleasantly surprised.

It's a story of vampire meets girl and they both fall in love, and they both face challenges to be together. With so much out there with the same type of plot, it is really difficult not to make comparisons.

This book was shorter that I thought it would be....more
Kate Givans
I will be honest, I was pretty skeptical at first. I haven’t had much luck lately with Indie authored books. But, when I found out that Rachael was giving away copies of the book in e-book form to bloggers, I couldn’t resist the indulgence. The following is my review of Amaranth by Rachael Wade, the first installment in the Resistance Trilogy.

Can You Judge a Book by its Cover?

Okay, so there are plenty of yucky book covers out there that house good reads but Amaranth has anything but a yucky cov...more
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Rachael Wade writes edgy New Adult and Adult romance and science fiction. She is the author of the Amazon bestselling PRESERVATION SERIES, THE REPLACEMENT, and LOVE AND RELATIVITY, as well as the paranormal romance series THE RESISTANCE TRILOGY. When she's not writing, she's busy going to concerts, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. She's an avid Bra...more
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“Don't start that again. It's not my fault you don't have any masculine aprons."

"That's because aprons aren't masculine, genius."

"Don't make me have you for dinner, princess."

"Whatever, Betty Crocker. Knock yourself out.”
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“Do you really want to put yourself through this? Is loving me really enough to endure everything you have to just to be with me?"

Meeting his fiery gaze, I ran my fingers through his hair, kissed him gently before I attempted to set us both free.

"It will always be enough.”
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