Darkness Falls (Immortal Beloved, #2)
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Darkness Falls (Immortal Beloved #2)

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You can run from your past, but it will always catch up.

Nastasya has lived for hundreds of years, but for some reason it never seems to get any easier. She’s left behind her days of debauchery to find peace and forgiveness at River’s Edge, a safe haven for wayward immortals. There she’s uncovered her family’s epic history, reclaimed her magickal powers, and met Reyn, whom...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 2012 by Poppy (first published January 1st 2011)
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Darkness Falls is living proof that Middle Book Syndrome is preventable. More than preventable. With this second instalment of the Immortal Beloved series, Cate Tiernan interlaces humour, romance and a dark story line. With her witty protagonist, she creates a book both entertaining and full of depth. With her exploration of redemption and good and evil, she crafts together a thought-provoking plot that doesn’t fail to engross. In other words, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

Nastasya – the name...more
Darkness Falls is the second in Cate Tiernan’s Immortal Beloved trilogy. In Immortal Beloved, the first book, we met Nastasya, a burned-out immortal seeking enlightenment and redemption at the pastoral River’s Edge community. Darkness Falls continues her story, and book three will be titled Immortal Light.

Darkness Falls has the polar opposite of middle-book syndrome. Nastasya has a fantastic character arc here. She went through a huge amount of growth in Immortal Beloved, but all of that is test...more
If possible, I love Nastasya more now. Also Reyn. Also everything about this book.

I managed to beg an ARC from the Little Brown booth at the IRA convention this weekend, and then I promptly devoured the entire book on my way home. So good. So addictive.

At the end of Immortal Beloved, you think that Nas has her life in order: she's staying at River's Edge, she and Reyn have confronted their shared past, he's hot, she's hot, it's all good!

Yeah. No. Because there is too much of Nas's past boiling i...more
Five stars because I had to read this in a single day, because I was thoroughly - and shamelessly - satisfied with the ending, and because Tiernan's writing is just so. damn. good. I love the way she seemlessly incorporates flashbacks from different eras of Natasya's 450+ years. I usually get frustrated with such interruptions in a narrative, if they are too frequent. But here, with a few exceptions, they are just as engaging and vital as the main narrative. I almost gave it four stars, because...more
We are lucky ! I'm just so happy to be french right now. I read Immortal Beloved at the beginning of september and I was eagerly waiting for the second one Darkness Falls. But then I saw that the release date has been changed to January 2012... I was mad but as I said we are lucky in France because the release date was still September 14th ! I didn't know if I wanted to read it in french because I don't really like reading a translation of a book especially an english book... Fortunetely I still...more
curious little beastie
This review is also available over at my blog.


Actual rating is 4.5 stars.

Although I definitely adored this book, unfortunately for me it's not exactly as awesome as its predecessor.

The story continues where the last book left off. Nastasya is still in River's Edge, but things are suddenly going downhill in her life, and she feels surrounded by dark magick. She then finds out that her old friends are in town, including Innocencio, her ex-best-friend who wants her back in h...more
Just when you thought Nastasya might be on the road to recovery at the end of Immortal Beloved, there's suddenly a pot-hole in that road and she goes speeding straight into it. But the difference this time, is while she does make stupid mistakes and falls back into the destructive pattern of her old life, she's gone back in a changed woman. She has knowledge she never had before and, most annoyingly, she's acquired a few pesky morals. All thanks to her time at Rivers Edge, rehab for wayward immo...more
Jenni Arndt
You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads.

I am absolutely loving my luck with trilogies right now! Darkness Falls did not disappoint at all. Cate Tiernan gave what were already great characters an amazing amount of depth and made me love them even more. Darkness Falls starts off immediately following Immortal Beloved. Nas is still at River's Edge and she is doing great. But slowly things start taking a turn for the worse, weird things are happening and she has a sickening feeling that it...more
Ouaw ! Quel plaisir de lire ce livre ! J'avais vraiment adoré le premier tome, mais celui-ci dépasse de loin mes espérances ! Je suis devenu accro à Nasty, à son histoire, à sa répartie et à ses réflexions ! Puis le monde des Immortels est juste passionnant ! Cet opus m'a vraiment beaucoup plu ! Cate Tiernan a vraiment un don pour nous transmettre de nombreuses émotions et nous faire vivre ses romans !
La Traque nous ramène directement à River's Edge, lieu où Nasty, Reyn et les autres Immortels v...more
Immortal males should not be allowed to look like Viking gods.

There should be a law against it - because you WANT to read the book for the strong heroine, the fight for good against evil, the heartbreak, the sorrow, the gory scenes...not scanning the pages for the words 'Reyn' or 'Viking god', which I will readily admit to doing on more than one occasion.

Loved the book and it was a brilliant sequel. Let's just say that immortal rehab sounds like a holiday resort - activities, friendships, good...more
Katrina Passick Lumsden
This...was not nearly as good as the first book in the series. Why is it that every time I find a female protagonist I actually like, she seems doomed to take a turn toward Idiotville and reside there for 95% of the sequel? *Rubbing hand over face* It's like some kind of sequels curse.

This book did eventually redeem itself when Nasty finally wised up a bit at the end, but her little realization....that moment where she was like, "Wait, I'm powerful!"....I was sitting there, staring blankly at m...more
DARKNESS FALLS focuses on Nastasya's fears and how she chooses to deal with this emotion; she has strong magick powers, but doesn't know anything about them, her belief that she is too tainted by her colourful and long past to save, her attraction to Reyn feels wrong considering their shared history and scares her and how when she tries to help others she always seems to end up hurting them.

I really enjoyed how we get to learn more about the other people at River's Edge and we also learn more a...more
Final rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★


Wow, this book was even better than the Immortal Beloved! I didn't even know how fast i absorbed this book. I just knew that i started it, and suddenly it was over. But i say wow for the ending, we see some action there :D and plot twists ofc.

Beware, spoilers are real :P


Story :

My body was not ready after all.Anyway-this was cool book. I had expected some things to happen, like Nas...more
Apr 11, 2012 kari rated it 3 of 5 stars
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3 and 3/4 stars
This book takes off within a few days of when the first one ends and has quite a bit more action and stoy development. I enjoyed it more than the first, but I'd have liked a little better pace. The first half sort of drags a bit and for a being who is over 450 years old, Nastasya seems to have so little self-awareness and tends to always jump to the wrong conclusion. She seems a bit dim for someone with so much life experience. She mentions that she never graduated high school or...more
I've been waiting a long time for this one and I'm lucky I wasn't disappointed. Nastasya has had a rough 450-year long existence where on her roughest days she might pass as a young girl in her early twenties. In the last book we found out about some of her more shocking history and in this installment we see her strive more for what she wants as well as a lot of Oprah aha! moments. She has to confront her shadier acts in history and discover what it may cost her to move forward. I love that the...more
I'm gonna say it now: I'm disappointed by how much Reyn was not so much involved with Nastasya. Yeah I guess it's going to add dept to your character is you push away the Viking god that wants you, but you're just going to mess things up for yourself. The giving up and running away was stupid, but I understand why she did it. I am a little surprised that there would be another person to get between Reyn and Nasty (well not that surprised. any woman with a working brain would be trying to get a p...more
This book is so much better than its predecessor because Nasty is just awesome, the plot is addictive, and there are fun smoldering tension-filled scenes with Reyn.
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Oh man...where to begin. There were times I was happy, sad, pissed, confused, and scared. I was mad at her for going back with Incy but I understand why now. He was batshit psycho and my instinct was right. Was sad what happened to Boz and Katy. That was horrible. I was a little confused on the whole Immortal/Human orgy power fest at Mrs. Edna's warehouse. How did they get all these people there and how do they know about the immortals? I must...more
Reyn + hay = happiness
Barbara ★
I liked this much better than the first one. Nastasya got on my nerves in Immortal Beloved but she's somewhat matured in Darkness Falls. Nastasya is really trying to become a better person but living on the farm and working at the drug store are really taking a toll on her psyche. No matter what she does, it is never enough and always seems to backfire. She is discouraged and disgusted with herself and her situation so when Incy appears out of nowhere, she gets right in the car with him and spli...more
RAIN  Holt
Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernan. Nastasya is everyone little dream girl. She’s immortal (aside from her head being cut off) and she has power but she’s not a little goodie two shoes; she can be reckless and loved partying. It’s like having all the perks and none of the downside. Well, that’s how she started and now she wants to embrace the power she’s ignored for so long; the power that is her destiny as her father’s heir and she’s starting to straighten out. Working on a farm at River’s Edge wil...more
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: The sequel wraps up loose ends from Immortal Beloved with humor, action, and more swoony romance with our favorite Viking God.

Opening Sentence: ”I want you.”
The Review:

The novel’s first line, “I want you.” comes from Reyn, so believe me when I say he has you swooning from page one. Nastasya is still at River’s Edge, learning Tähti magic and clean living and hiding from her not-so-BFF Innocencio. She’s still a smart-a$$ immortal with huge in...more
I want to start by saying that I loved this book so much more than the first one! The story line just seemed to flow better, and the flashbacks were cut WAY down. Although I guess that's why it flowed better ;)

Things keep happening at Rivers Edge. Dark, evil things. No matter how hard Nas tries to get her magic right every time she tries to work a spell, or join a circle, something goes very very wrong. Feeling beat down and alone she starts to realize all the darkness is coming from her. Believ...more
Bailey (IB Book Blogging)
DARKNESS FALLS is an entertaining sequel to IMMORTAL BELOVED that falls a little short. While it was enjoyable, I felt like it was missing...something. The action was barely there until the end and the synopsis doesn't even begin to play out until the middle of the story. It does end on a happier note so I will be anxiously awaiting the last book in the trilogy.

Nastasya was much less annoying and immature than in IMMORTAL BELOVED. She has grown so much since first coming to River's Edge and I wa...more
I really enjoyed this book a lot. First, I need to give kudos to the narrator, Kelly Lintz. She played the perfect Nastasya. Her voice was snarky, exactly like the character herself. She really helped me get a feel for the main characters.

I had not read the first book, Immortal Beloved, but it really did not matter too much. I was able to follow along easily. By the end of the book though, I felt like I needed to get the first in the series, so, you all may be seeing a review for it soon:)

I love...more
Majibookshelf Juhina & Farah
Darkness Falls definitely breaks the curse of sophomore books in a series. Many times a second book in a series would somehow be a disappointment or a letdown compared to the first book, however Darkness Falls was so much better!! We got more backstory on the main characters, more development plot wise and character wise and we finally get a chance to meet Incy! Nasty's best friend of over a century. I really enjoyed Darkness Falls because Nasty has finally toned down the whining and "why me" at...more

I enjoyed this book even more than the first one! Nastasya's voice totally cracks me up - I love her sarcastic humor, and everything about her thought process seems right on the money (with one exception which I will get to in a moment). I was pre- warned by the title that our "former bad girl" was going to re-visit her dark side, but still I had hoped for a little development of her good side, not to mention her budding romance with the "viking god" Reyn, before all hell broke loose! I lo...more
So, last year, I wrote up a truly gushing review of Immortal Beloved, the first in this trilogy. I mean, I loved that book. LOVED. So let me tell you all I would've thrown the world's biggest temper tantrum on twitter (I mean, bigger than the one threw when Pottermore sorted me into Slytherin) when the publication of Darkness Falls was pushed back from September to January. I would have....except I had an ARC and all was well in the world.

I love Reyn so much! He gets the very first line of the b...more
Michelle (Much Loved Books)
In Darkness Falls Nastasya starts to get restless at Rivers Edge, and after a string of bad things happening decides its her fault and leaves. n the process of leaving Rivers Edge Nastasya bumps into Incy who persuades her to join him and her old friends.

Nastasya goes back to her old ways of partying but now she can actually see what she is doing and starts to have doubts about her old lifestyle. It all finally comes to blows when she notices Incy using magick and draining energy from a human an...more
Tabitha Olson
I read the first book, Immortal Beloved, last year and was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved it. I’ve been looking forward to reading this book, but it’s been a busy year and it took me this long to find the time to read. But it was SO worth the wait. Plus, the next book comes out in only a few weeks, so I don’t have to agonize for a year. Bonus!

Nastasya is such a frustrating character. She’s selfish, prickly, self-absorbed, and cowardly. But, dang it, she’s funny. Her scathing sarcasm ha...more
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“You went to all that trouble just for my body?" I said, amazed and so grateful.
Reyn looked up, irritation on his face. "Yeah. We were going to have you stuffed, as an example to future students."
I grinned, "You could put me on wheels, move me from room to room.”
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