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First read 5/2014
OMG I fucking love me some Bastien. The Immortal black sheep just does it for me. Misunderstood, treated like shit, and excluded Bastien wasn't brought into the fold with welcome. Every time one of the others treated him shitty I wanted to reach though my book and backhand them. Richart is one of the first Immortals to treat him decent and for that I love Richart.
Sebastien Newcombe was all that was mouthwatering. He had a colored past, was lie ...more
Bastien on a rampage. BEST THING EVER!!!! My favorite scene in this series so far, will probably remain so even after I read the other ones. THE BEST!
I totally enjoyed this installment in the Immortal Guardian series. Bastian is a truly tortured soul. Having lived life for 200 years believing something that was not true, he can do nothing right now and has stopped trying. Melanie is the doctor that has always looked at him and seen good when no one else does.
Yes - he fights the attraction some. But is not too hard to come around. I think his downfall into love was sweet. Usually I do not like when the heroi ...more
Bastien may ...more
Dr. Melanie Lipton is struggling to find a cure for the madness that eventually attacks all vampires. She befriends the vampires in her care and has always been kind to Bastien. Bastien is ...more
Didn’t think I’d like this one as much as I did. I wasn’t necessarily a big fan of Sebastian (he’s the black sheep of the immortal family) and Melanie hasn’t played a big role in the previous books. Having said that, Bastian totally grew on me! Fell in love with both him and Melanie. They’re a great PNR pairing.
In addition to the continuing plot twists in the overall story (again I was completely surprised…hand clapping for Ms. Duvall), I love the dialogue between the characters. Some ...more
I liked this book, the heroes were unexpected and I loved the female character (as you may know by now, I love strong, sarcastic characters).
The story was fun and I enjoyed the plot although, true, there was nothing unexpected. Still, it was a fun book to try out :D
Steaminess: HOT HOT HOT
Thumbs Up: 5
Overall: I was left wanting more
Characters: Well Written
Plot: There is war and no one is safe
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Book Boyfriend: Sebastian
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Okay, it’s been a while since I read this series. I spent the first several chapters trying to reacquaint myself with the series. Still this book was on the move. It m ...more
Another great book from a great series! I have to say that IMO, Dianne has knocked one out of the park with this series. So far I love the characters, the storylines are interesting and engaging in a way that keeps me wanting more and the quality of the stories has been maintained as the series continues!
Melanie is a doctor at the Network (the human network that helps the Immortals). She works with the Vampires they have at their facilities, trying to work with them to keep the madne ...more
We all love it when the asshole falls in love, and Bastien is an asshole. Still battling with the bitterness of his past, he has major trust issues. He is ostracised by the majority of the Immortals due to his shady history and his more recent past as their enemy, and is an an ...more
Sebastien Newcombe use to fight against the Immortals with his army of Vampires, now he fights alongside them but no one fully trusts him. And why should they when he killed one of their own? Bastien doesn’t seek acceptance though, or so he tells himself. But when Dr. Melanie Lipton enters the picture and ignites feelings ins ...more
Given Bastien's confusion over who he was and ...more
(view spoiler)[OK, we get it already. Everyone hates Bastien. Do we have to be reminded of that EVERY.DAMN.TIME there's any sort of gathering. And i don't like him getting his ass kicked so much either. I kinda see w ...more
The attraction was instant for Melanie, and he sees what everyone doesn’t see in Bastien, compassion and care for others. As for Bastien, he found something in Melanie th ...more
This is another series that I have loved right from the very start and have eargerly awaited for this installment to be released! I fully appreciate that it takes time for an author to write a book that is of high quality and for it to be published, but I really wish the process was a lot quicker....Yet again I struggled in places with this one as I racked my brain to remember events or characters of the past. I know that at times we often groan about the amount of background informatio ...more
He is a very interesting guy who use to fight the immortal because a big misunderstanding.
I kind of feeling sorry for him and love his 'don't care' attitude but he is so sweet to his very understanding girl:)
Still multi POV, but since the story continuing from the earlier books, all good!:)
*off to the next book*
I first read this around September 25th, 2013. The third in the Immortal Guardian series and I have to admit I liked it better than Kresley Coles’s Immortals After Dark series, of which I read the first 14 then stopped. There was just something more exciting about these books, better storylines, and the characters were so much more likable. But, that’s just my opinion.
AnyWHO, I Love, love, loved Sebastien and Melanie’s st ...more
In Book Three, the Vampire King is dead but now humans have gotten in on the deal. ...more
Bastien is almost universally despised by the other Immortals. After all, he was essentially the villain of book 1, but it wasn’t his fault. He truly believed that he was a vampire and that the Immortals were the enemy ...more
Hmmm ... so, I really enjoyed the first two books in this series. If you are looking for the intense, ramped up Black Dagger Brotherhood-esque stories? These are not the droids you're looking for. If you want emotionally damaged men, saved by falling in love with good women, with a minimum of relationship angst? BINGO! You have won the gift card to the Friday night buffet at David's house.
Some of the elements that worked in the first two books got a bit tired by round three. I was hear ...more
I liked that Melanie took the lead, because Bastien had worries over how she would be treated once it became known they ...more
I'm just re-reading the Immortal Guardian series as book 8 Awaken the Darkness will be published on 10th July 2018 and I wanted to reacquaint myself with the characters and remind myself of the action so far... Bastien was one of my favourite characters, I'm glad to say my love for his hasn't diminished.
You can read my full review on my WordPress blog, Flora's Musings...
So, what did I like about it?
I have become a definite fan of Ms Duvall’s writing style and find her book ...more
Last year, this was one of my new favorite series and I have been dying for Bastien's book. The original bad-guy (in book #1) this is an Immortal that has been on the outside for much too long, when he didn't know any better.
Now, three books later, he has settled into the Immortals group, although no one is very comfortable with the fact. He is daily faced with outright distrust and aggression. What makes this so heartbreaking is the fact that he's truly a good guy. He's always out th ...more
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Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians and The Gifted Ones series. Reviewers have called Dianne's books "fast-paced and humorous" (Publishers Weekly), "utterly addictive" (RT Book Reviews), "extraordinary" (Long and Short Reviews), and "wonderfully imaginative" (The Romance Reviews). Her books have twice been nominated for RT Reviewers' Choic...more
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