Emily Jacobs is the descendant of a serial killer. Now, she’s become the hunted.
She’s on a quest that will take her to the ...more
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This book was SO frigging good. Descendants of Elizabeth Bathory the Blood Queen being hunted by descendants of her supposed victims. Secret societies, paranormal elements, and twist and turns galore. We are thrown into the action from the get go, and it just never lets up. Who to believe, who to trust. This book read like a Dan Brown novel. Beautifully wr ...more
Once the action starts, it doesn't stop and the characte ...more
Helper asks Emily to give her a ride into town, but before they go, she gives Emily a letter written by her pre-memory erased self.
She can read it when she returns.
While in town, Emily (who lives in the middle of nowhere) decides to hit the store, where she meets a man who watches her and behaves str ...more
Original review can be found at Booknest.
It got better.
When I first picked up this book, I was pretty excited. Tosca Lee cowrote an amazing trilogy with Ted Dekker, one of my favorite authors of all time, called The Books of Mortals (the first book is: Forbidden). It was Christian speculative fiction at its finest. I’ve read Havah: The Story of Eve by Tosca Lee, which was a reimagining of the life of Eve, but that’s the only book I’ve read written by her alone. When I saw ...more
I wish I hadn’t really bothered with this one. I can’t even muster up enough energy to go through all the things I had issue with in this book, but the big one is bas ...more
Of course the past has a way of catching up to us even wh ...more
One girl is the center of mystery, she just doesn't know it yet. Emily Porter is the descendant of a serial killer. She's smart, intuitive, and gifted, and she would do anything to save the ones she loves.
I loved this book! I mean...I didn't expect anything less from Tosca because anything she writes is fabulous, but I wasn't sure what I would find hi ...more
There is so much going on in this book, I recommend that you don't blink while reading it.
When I first picked up this book, I wasn't 100% sure what I was getting myself into. Would it be an amazing action adventure story? Would it be a sci-fi romance? Would there be sushi mentioned? I wasn't even sure who the Blood Countess was in history.
From the very beginning of this novel, things just move and don't stop. You are left putting together the ...more
I loved Audra's story, right from the beginning with her missing memory, confusion, and mystery. Danger nips at her heels from the get-go and really never lets up as she traipses across the globe ...more
I must say, this was a lot more enjoyable on the second read. I hope this duology ends well, so that I can say for certain I am happy to have read it. I’m leaving my original review intact, because it’s still a decent summary of my thoughts.
So the Progeny revolves around Emily, who is really Audra, who in the first two pages of the novel undergoes a procedure which completely wipes her episodic memory. That is to say, she has no idea who she is, everyone she ...more
Here's my main issue with this book: I spent 85% of the book shouting (in my head), "WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL? WHY ARE THESE PEOPLE TRYING TO KILL EVERYONE?!"
Seriously, I didn't get it. The premise didn't really explain the craziness of the plot. The premise just says that Emily is the descendant of a serial killer and she has become hunted. Sounds exciting enough, right? Here's what the premise didn't say: Emily is hunted FOR NO O ...more
I didn't come to start over.
I came to hide.
Emily Porter has had her memory wiped—voluntarily. She can't remember anything about her life before, or even why she decided it was a good idea to forget everything. On top of not knowing the important whos, whats, whens, wheres, and whys about her life, the procedure has left her with a sketchy short-term memory as well. The be ...more
The beginning was a bit slow, but once the story continued, it was absolutely fast! I think the way it started made perfect sense because it helped me to understand the ...more
Unfortunately, I had some concerns. There was a bit of minor language. And the worst, three or four misuses of God's name. Though The Progeny had somewhat of a faith theme, I'm not sure it's actually a Christian fiction book. Also ...more
This book has been on my to-read list for a while now as it sounded very interesting. It grabbed me from the tagline of a serial killer descendant and the amnesia storyline. Emily Jacobs wakes up in a small hidden town of Maine with no recollection of her past or her life. All she has is a letter explaining to her that she paid for her memory to be wiped and it to look like she has been killed in an accident. That's all good and well, but she is about to discover that she is being hunted by a gr ...more
This historical mystery kept me on edge till the very end! Such an intense and fast paced read. Very intriguing and complex concept! I love that Tosca Lee took this old historical myth and weaved this story from it. I haven't seen much done in the Croatia-Hungary-Russia setting either so that was a very refreshing and unique aspect this book had as well.
The characters were very enjoyable and very diverse. American, Croatian, Slovakian, Hungarian, French. The list goes on lol. I l ...more
AHHHH! Fantastic! Such a wild ride! Fast paced, action packed, full of mystery, and suspense. I loved it!
OK Deep breath. Maybe write something slightly more collected.
I read The Progeny beginning to end in one sitting and finished at 1:22 A.M. It was amazing! I’m now in the process of rereading it. I fell in love with the characters immediately. The tension between them, the chemistry, all the rich subtext in their interactions with each other, and the layers upon layers of personal ...more
Tosca Lee writes an exciting book revolving around ancient murders linked to the Blood Countess, the Hungarian noblewoman who allegedly murdered 300 women.
History is woven with the science of today, DNA plays a rol ...more
- The series is fast paced with twists and turns you won’t see coming.
- The world is fascinating and unique.
- I definitely recommend starting with the first book and I recommend both.
There is so much in this book that is so hard to explain. The story centers arou ...more
Emily Jacobs is the descendant of a serial killer. Now, she’s become the hunted.
The only bad thing about reading an arc is when it ends on a cliffhanger - why Tosca Lee, why?!
This was my first Lee book and I was enthralled from start to finish. The premise of this book sounded really interesting and I'm happy to say I thought it was executed perfectly. Love all the historical facts strewn throughout and felt like I learnt a little bit ...more
I just didn't like this story. I thought that it would be akin to historical fiction or rooted in something along those lines but it was more on the magical realism side, based on a historic fact. I think that the protagonist got on my nerves and made the story so far fetched and unbelievable that it turned me off to the mystery. Who erases their mind, then believes some stalker and tries to find out why their mind was erased in the first place, when it will mean people will be hurt? M ...more
Modern-day Emily Jacobs, one of those descendants, has her memory wiped clean to protect her but how can it really protect her when she doesn't know who to trust. Honestly, it begs the question: why have your memory wiped in the first place if you spend all your time trying to remember.
Not really my thing and definitely giving Book 2 (yes anothe ...more
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"One of the most gifted novelists writing today."
-Steven James, bestselling author
Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times, IndieBound, and Amazon bestselling author of eleven novels including THE LINE BETWEEN, A SINGLE LIGHT, THE PROGENY, THE LEGEND OF SHEBA, ISCARIOT, and the Books of Mortals series with New York Times bestseller Ted Dekker. Her w ...more