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(Evanescence #1)

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For the girl who has everything, Mercedes Strand can't possibly ask for more. But more she will get. She's earned it after all. She's kind, altruistic, and a total whiz on the computer. What will her rewards entail? How about a hot vampire boyfriend? Yeah, nearly draining her dry of blood and informing her she's earned the wrath of an evil psychopath vampire doesn't usuall ...more
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Published October 8th 2011 by Alexandra Pelaez (first published October 7th 2011)
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Oct 24, 2011 added it
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This, along with ALL the reviews posted on my Goodreads account, was originally posted on my blog, The Violet Hour.

EVANESCENCE is the first from Alexandra Pelaez, a novella that I am really hoping to get more of! After she contacted me for a review, I was so stoked to start reading. The summary sounded great. We've all read books where our vampire lore is scoffed at by vampires, but in EVANESCENCE some of them are actually real. A shot of concentrated garlic can knock out a vamp for a period of
Oct 20, 2011 rated it liked it
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Sara's Review from

First I want to give a tail wave and massive purr to Pelaez for writing to us and asking that we review her book. That takes a certain amount of bravery we felines applaud. Thank you! ~purrs~ Secondly, I wish to say that I’m honored to have been allowed the opportunity to read and review this story. Murr!

So what were my thoughts on it? Well, I liked it! Though it is short novella consisting roughly of 50,000 words, Pelaez has some great ideas and ve
Nov 05, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Evanescence is actually a creature in the book. Alexandra describes it as looking like a beetle with a lizard tail and rows of teeth. It is also the size of a medium dog and it purrs like a cat. At first, it kind of freaked me out but as the story goes a long you'll actually start thinking these things are cute.

The book started well, during the year 2075 (or sometime after), it was written wonderfully and the transitions were smooth. The book was entirely easy to read and I loved the characters
Jul 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
Evanescence was a slow read for me. It is only 97 pages long and took me over 8 hrs to read. I put my e-reader down several times to step away from the story. I was a bit confused on the vampire hierarchy, I didn’t fully understand the rankings and how each vampire was classified. I liked Mercedes online persona Countess better than her real life persona. I liked how Mercedes who has everything in the world is giving back to others and helping women who are from abusive relationships. That was p ...more
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Nice short story. I'm interested in seeing where it will go, so I will be getting the second book. I like Shadow and Mercedes is quite sweet. She does seem to be set up as that perfect girl that can do no wrong, though. There are people like that out in the world, so her character isn't unrealistic. Brandon is an interesting guy, too.

That cliffhanger is a doozy. Blackhole asked for Shadow's trust, so I hope he shows that he can be trusted. He's likable so far.

I enjoyed the multiple viewpoints fr
Julie Baswell
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the way this story was written. Mercedes is a not so ordinary human who crossed paths with a not so ordinary vampire. Unknown to either, it was a set up, with very evil intentions. When they discover their mutual love, they work together to bring down the evil plaguing them. I only wish there had been more time getting to know them as a couple.
Apr 10, 2013 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book even though I don't think it's great literature. I thought it was an easy read and probably wouldn't care about another until the last page or so… Now I have to get the next to find out what's going to happen. ...more
Melanie Cusick-Jones
Apr 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Review to follow - an interesting story and an unusual take on vampire society - 3.5* but I marked up because I found myself going back for more, which tells me the story had a grip on me :)
Angel Felt
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the first three books very much. It is a great story. Do u have an idea as to when u might have the 4th book complete. Patiently waiting.
Thank you.
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