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Hateful Burden (Carrier Trilogy #1)

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...Evil Has No Face...

Hateful Burden is a gaslight-era paranormal horror novel as well as a psychological thriller where friends and foes are not always what they seem. In this dark urban fantasy, paranormal powers are bred and collected.

Lady Ramillia Winmoore, daughter of the Earl of Brooksberry, has suffered from gaps in her memory her entire life. But this darkness is
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Paperback, 216 pages
Published April 29th 2013 by Ishtar Books (first published August 1st 2012)
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A.R. Von
Jul 22, 2013 A.R. Von rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my first time reading any of Natalie Gibson’s work. WHAT HAVE I BEEN MISSING!!?? I fully enjoyed Hateful Burden. Found it very hard to put down actually. It’s very well written, engaging, realistic, thrilling and intense. Anyone that enjoys a spooky, mysterious, exciting and slightly erotic read will definitely enjoy their time spent within this story’s pages!

Ramillia is a very young woman. A very unusual young woman with secrets even she is not privy to. Having spent much time being tr
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Katie Jennings
Jul 22, 2013 Katie Jennings rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gibson’s talent for mind-bending, vivid, and bizarre storytelling is nothing short of extraordinary. Not only is Hateful Burden one of the most unique novels I’ve ever read, it is also one of the darkest. The way the author portrays the dismal Victorian era setting and her usage of terms and vocabulary of the time had me hooked from the very beginning, startled back to an age when insane asylums were commonplace and their methods grotesque and horrifying. It was literally like taking a trip back ...more
Cindy Smith
Jul 22, 2013 Cindy Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a paranormal novel that has no vampires, werewolves or witches!!! How unique!!

Natalie has a refreshing style of writing that captivates you on page one.

Ramilla starts her story in an asylum. She is informed she is there for gruesomely murdering her parents, which she has no memory. She realizes that there are many points in her memory that are complete blanks.

While at the asylum, she realizes she has enormous strength. She is also very fast and heals quickly.

When she destroys the asyl
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Kay Glass
Jul 22, 2013 Kay Glass rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Author Natalie Gibson has done it again! She's made me fall in love with her writing, and I do believe I have a new favorite. I received this copy for review from the author, and I stayed up until nearly 4 a.m. reading it because it was too good to walk away from!

Ramillia Winmoore finds herself in an asylum. She had a mother and a father, but they were murdered- and she's accused of the crime. Subjected to horrible treatments that were once common practice, she still has no memory of that portio
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nfortunately, because of the terrible acts that occur in today’s society and the way in which they are heavily publicized, it doesn’t take much prompting for people to think the worst of each other. Gibson exploits this fact beautifully, setting the tone of the entire book in the first page by giving just the merest hint of depravity and letting the readers’ minds run with it.

The author leaves you no other option but to become so immersed in the story that you find yourself morbidly curious abou
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Judy
Oct 12, 2013 Judy rated it liked it
My Review: While most paranormal books deal with vampires and other known demons this book deals with a race unknown called the Carriers. While they look human and can pass somewhat in normal society they are far from human. They take over bodies and ride them for the thrill of experience. Most experiences they seem to crave is violent or sexual. The few women in their lives are used mainly as brood mares to raise more of their kind. Ramilla is unusual in that she is a woman Carrier with the ...more
Ashley Fontainne
May 14, 2013 Ashley Fontainne rated it really liked it
Hateful Burden is perhaps one of the darkest and most disturbing books I have read in years. Not only is the subject matter sick and twisted, but the way the author depicts some of the vile scenes, while difficult to read, they were written in a style that pulls the reader into the story and won't let you go. It was like being a witness to a tragic accident---you don't want to look but can't pull your eyes away from it.

Ms. Gibson is a very talented author that writes this gaslight tale with a re
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Ravenz Reviews
Jul 28, 2013 Ravenz Reviews rated it it was amazing
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Hateful Burden is unlike anything I've ever read before. Its shocking and thought-provoking. The characters are both likeable as well as easy to hate. The detail of the era seems amazingly accurate and has obviously been well researched. The way Gibson describes the high society of London, the attire, heirarchy, cuisine, and entertainment, it was so easy to picture it. I could close my eyes and see 19th Centurt London. Hateful Burden is clearly the start of an intriguing and fascinating trilogy. ...more
GypsyBelle
Jul 10, 2013 GypsyBelle rated it it was amazing
OMG! You want a thrill ride , you want to not be able to move , until you are done with a book. You want a " OOOOOOOOOO" moments?? Then you need to go pick up Author Natalie Gibson book Hateful Burden!!!! OMG I was into it so much , I didn't realize it was 4am before I finished it. And I was only going to start with a chapter or two ..... Trust me this is one of those books that will have you biting your lips , wanting more!
Lekeisha The Booknerd
I'm not really a reader of thrillers and suspense, but I found this book to be fairly good. Now that I've read this one, there's no way that I can not read the others when they're published. Loved Ramillia from the start. The ending could've been more detailed for the preparation of the next installment, but overall I enjoyed it.
Natalie Gibson
Jul 23, 2013 Natalie Gibson rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite

"When I started reading Hateful Burden - Book One of the Carrier Trilogy by Natalie Gibson, I was immediately drawn into the world of Ramillia, who is the main character of the story as well as the narrator of most of the book. She wakes up strapped to a table in an asylum and has no idea how and why she got there. The reader learns that she suffers from gaps in her memory and that everyone else thinks Ramillia murdered her parents (which she did but s
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Jeannie Holbrook
Feb 01, 2014 Jeannie Holbrook rated it really liked it

"Hateful Burden - Book One of the Carrier Trilogy" by Natalie Gibson

I finished Hateful Burden a couple days ago. I wanted to wait to write my review. I was really engrossed in Ramillia's world. Ms. Gibson had my undivided attention from page one till the conclusion. It has been quiet a while since that has happened. I am not going to say a whole lot about what goes in the book because I do not want to spoil any of the story
We first meet Ramillia when she awakens in an insane asylum and has no
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Kayla Burks
Sep 08, 2015 Kayla Burks rated it it was ok
I can only assume the people who reviewed this book so generously are friends of the author. The storyline has potential for being good, but the lack of information about the Carriers and the poor character development made me finish the story feeling I had wasted my time. The writing was that of a poorly written young adult novel with adult themes. The main character was incredibly annoying and childish. Her thoughts and actions seemed frivolous and unrealistic. Her relationship with Sally was ...more
Kevin Hammond
Sep 30, 2013 Kevin Hammond rated it it was amazing
I thought it was the writers ability to form something so completely out there and make it seem so ordinary that made this story great to read. the manipulation and the scope of the plan formed by Julian was well planned out and the salvation that Ramillia finds in the end is left hanging while she sinks deeper into her world. it seems like it has gone on long enough, when the abuse becomes plain, yet the writer leaves us hanging a bit longer until the plan is finally worked out and the ending ...more
Kathleen
Jul 11, 2013 Kathleen rated it liked it
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2.5 stars

This was a very strange book. Just can't describe it any other way. Not sure if it was really for me, but the overall concept was interesting, it was generally well written and not overly long in length.
Drava
Mar 22, 2016 Drava rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars - Okay, where's the next book?!?! This story had such an interesting plot and tone that I read it fairly quickly . . . only to find out that there isn't a second book in this "trilogy". Is there ever going to be one??? I hope so!
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Natalie Gibson
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Something different. It's weird and I loved it.
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I have always loved reading. In middle and high school, I could be found with my nose in a book between classes while others were flirting and primping. In a small way, I hated to turn 16 because it meant I could drive to school and didn't have the extra hour in the morning to read a few extra chapters. I love paperbacks. Hardbacks, not so much. They are heavy and cumbersome and come with dust ...more
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