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3.95  ·  Rating details ·  326 ratings  ·  95 reviews
“Then it is settled,” Felix declared. “Come hell or high water, when this is all over, at least one of us here will not make it out alive.”

When Bronwen Snow is pulled from her cottage in the middle of the night, she finds herself seeking the help of three mysterious boys who reside in an abandoned castle deep in the hillside. With only a hasty handwritten note and a vague
Published (first published March 15th 2013)
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Source: I downloaded this book for free from Kindle Unlimited.

Title: Evanescent
Author: Gabriella Lepore
Genre: Paranormal YA Fantasy
Overall Rating: ALL THE STARS

Plot: Woken up in the middle of the night by her grandmother, Bronwen is told to flee to the castle of Felix Cavara and his friends, Loki and Alexander. Grandma Ada believes that these boys are the only ones who can save Bronwen, as she's been marked by a paranormal hunter that will stop at nothing until it has her blood. Ho
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I felt like Evanescent was a twisted madern day fairy tale of Snow White. I absolutely loved it. Even if Gabriella Lepore did have me crying at the end. Shame on her!! lol I have to say Evanescent was not what I expected but it was so AH-MAY-ZING!!! The world built in this story is one I haven't heard before and loved reading something new and different for a change. It was still in the paranormal/fantasy genre that I love but had so much going on constantly. There was no awkward wait, the drama ...more
May 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I adored this sweet, beautiful, funny and entertaining tale. It made me laugh out loud, weep, shake my head and long for the days when I was younger. I enjoyed this as an adult but would have loved it as a child. The quality of writing, characterization and story were outstanding and reminded me of the wonderful Diane Wynne Jones’ works.

The innocent love between Felix and Bronwen is heart-warming and the brotherhood between Felix, Alistair and Loki is entirely endearing.

I feel I cannot write mor
Laura P.
This book 5 stars for breaking my heart and making me cry (and I never cry!).
It was such a beautiful tale of friendship, of love and of selflessness. It was dark, fun, with action, but also sweet and deep and tender.
Think Disney but with a darker.

There is some sort of insta-love but strangely enough it didn't bother me (as it usually does) plus the books is pretty short so--.
As I said, think Disney---I have never heard anyone complain because the princess ends up with the prince! This is a bit
Francine Soleil
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Originally posted here:

I really love the cover of this book although I’m not really sure how it’s connected to the story. But look at it. It’s so lovely, and I’m glad that it is because it made me download the book in the first place.

The book starts out with Felix, Alistair, and Loki. Three young boys that have been poisoned by the witch, Margo Bates. Instead of killing them, they were cursed with immortality. From this prologue, I was already connecting
Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
*Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review*
This was my first read by Gabriella and I found it to be quite entertaining. We follow three guys and our main character, Bronwen, as they try to protect each other while one of them is being hunted.
I thought Felix, one of the guys, was hilarious! His character was the one that captured my attention since page one. His personality was utterly amazing to witness and his heart was definitely something to appreciate. In my opinion, I felt li
Evanescent is a young adult/paranormal book. I read this within a day—unable to put it down. It is slightly different than your usual young adult books with a paranormal theme. Although you can see traces similar to retelling of fairytales and stories like Twilight, this book is its own.

Characters: The book is written in third person narrative mainly following Bronwen. Bronwen is cast into a paranormal world that she didn't know existed when her grandmother had a psychic vision that something wa
Sofia (Bookish Wanderess)
I really liked this story, i think it was different to other stories and it wasn't predictable. I wasn't expecting what bronwen discovered at the end, i was completely in shock because i knew they were hidding something from her, but never that.

I fell in love with Felix from the beginning, i have a soft spot for characters like him that are cocky, egocentric but kind and loving in the inside. I really liked the other characters as well Bronwen, Allistar and Loki. And the friendship between the
Elisabeth Wheatley
If anyone wants to see a perfect example of snark and sass with sweet romance, I’m shoving this in your face. This book was wonderful, even if the ending did leave me pouting a bit. A loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast, it’s one of those I’ve wanted to read for awhile, so when the freebie promotion came around, I couldn’t resist.

The plot:

This book is a pretty quick read, about two and a half hours-ish. I kind of wanted more expansion on the nature of the magical, who had made the magical w
Hayley Guertin
Evanescent was a wonderful book. It was an amazing story with characters I loved getting to know. The storyline as well put together and it was extremely original. I have to say, I've never read a story like it.

I loved how the story didn't have too much of a complicated storyline behind it. It was pretty simple, which made it a fast and easy read. Gabriella had a wonderful way of throwing things at you and being able to keep things secret until the very end. It definitely added to the drama of
Melissa Burcham
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2016
I was asked for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.


Wow what a book! I loved every minute. There were a couple of "I didn't see that coming" moments that I liked. The story line was well developed. I loved the paranormal twist. I really hated to see this book end. I really enjoyed this book.

Bronwen is a young girl who lives with her grandmother. Her grandmother has visions. When one of those visions show Bronwen in da
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. It was very well written and detailed. The characters were very realistic, attachable, and dynamic, something that I believe is very important in books.
The book starts with a chase. A young girl, Bronwen, is being chased by some unknown hunter for reasons unknown at first. Her grandmother, a psychic, sees this creature coming for her and calls for the help of three young boys who are immortal due to a witch's curse. These three young boys are adorable and naive due t
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)

See this review in its natural environment, Dani Reviews Things.

Do you ever read a book and fall so in love that you immediately add all of the author’s other work to your shopping basket? Because that is basically what happened when I read Evanescent.

So please bear with me while I fangirl the hell out of it.

YES. There were a few flaws. There was some insta-loving. There was some weird grandmother behaviour. It was also too short for my liking. :D

Aldii - perfectioninbooks
4.5/5 stars.

The Writing:
This point was what got me into requesting this book. I heard so much about Gabriella Lepore from benjaminoftomes and he said many times how amazing her books are that when I saw this I just had to give it an opportunity. And I’m glad I did. This book was fast paced and easy to read. I enjoyed the writing. We read mostly from Bronwen’s POV but there are some scenes that we get to read from other character’s POVs.

The Story:
I liked the concept of this story.
This is about th
Amanda urbas
Jul 07, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I got this book for free some time ago......(I don't even remember, it's been that long) on my kindle. I have over 100 unread books on my kindle and I was scrolling through some of my older ones trying to read then so I could remove them and trying to keep organized since I am constantly getting books to read. Anyways.....

I did not like this book. The characters were unbelievable. I think it might of been meant for a 10 year old girl? Which I am not against reading books meant for young readers,
Reviews of  A Shameless Fangirl

This book really draws you into the story. It's short but really well written and the type of story that is easy to get lost in. What I think I really loved about the story was that it read like a true folktale even if it was a classically formulate YA fantasy. It had all the makes of one of those epic stories. In fact, as I was reading it, I couldn't help but to be reminded of someone of my favorite Celtic Folk stories from when I was a child and it was awesome.

- Ciara Elizabeth
Full Revie
Laurie P
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016

What a great book! This is a wonderful book for YA. I think my granddaughter, who is a young teen, will like it as much as I did. It is refreshing to read a book like this one.

I don't want to give away the story but I will say this. It is about three boys who make an eternal mistake and the girl who saves them.

I really liked the view point of this author and her writing style. This is the first book of hers I have read and I hope it isn't the last. Great job, Gabriella!

*I was given this book in
Dec 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
Not entirely sure how I feel about this book. On one hand, I liked the plot, but on the other, it didn't work well for me. That being said, I think it might work better for a much younger demographic. I bumped it up to 3 stars because of the ending, it was unexpected, or I'm just a hopeful romantic that was caught off-guard.
Mar 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-kindle-copy, won
I'm still reeling over the ending! Oh the feels!
I really enjoyed this book. It was sweet, funny and I adored Felix.
It wasn't what I was expecting at all.
A must read!
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading Evanescent, part of a 3-book boxed set by @gabriellalepore_books I found on Amazon. All three are stand-alone novels, and I chose to read this one first, since Amy Lee (lead singer of Evanescence) is one of my favorite female voices. Yeah, that's how my mind works; don't judge me.
This tale concerns Bronwyn, a 16-year-old girl who is being hunted by something right out of legend. Her grandmother sends her to Felix, who agrees to protect her. But Felix and his friends hav
And it was Beautiful.
Honest to God up until about 98% this book was going to get a 3.5 from me but the ending was, awe-inspiring that i don't have the heart to stick with the 3.5, this book gets a solid four stars from me.

Two of my favorite lines - and this had a lot of good lines

"I've lived many years," He said, "but I have never love so deeply, and so unconditionally until this very second."

"I will live eternity loving you."

Um, okay, wow. Still reeling over how beautiful of an ending that
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not crying, says the girl in a sea of used tissues.
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
-ARC kindly offered by Xpresso Book Tours and the author in exchange for an honest review -

I gave a cut to my abstinence from books about witches thanks to Lepore who offered me a copy for this blog tour. What can I say? Obviously the first thing that hit me was the cover. I found it absolutely divine. Then I read the plot and I said: "let's try". I noticed with astonishment and regret, that there aren't many books that deal with witches who've read so far.

The story begins with the escape of Br
Rae Sontheyon
To Finally Have An End or Love? . . .

This story honestly left me conflicted, the plot itself is unique but the character chemistry felt odd and overly juvenile at times. The novel is young adult fantasy with a female lead who is supposed to be modern day girl and a male lead who reminds me of Peter Pan with friends that really do resemble the lost boys.

Set in England's Cynon Valley a seventeen year old girl named Bronwen Snow is rushed from her cottage by her grandmother Ada to seek sanctuary
Rickus Bookshelf
DNF at 20%. Did not like these characters.
Jennifer  (BTH Reviews)
*I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*

More Details about EVANESCENT

POV: Third person

Tense: Past

Setting: towns named but unsure of country or continent, modern day

Sexual Content: one kiss

Brief Plot Summary

Bronwen’s grandmother has a vision that someone is going to kill Bronwen. The grandmother sends Bronwen to Felix for protection. In exchange for him protecting her, the grand
Ashley Ehlers

Originally posted on Paranormal Sisters:

*Was provided with a copy from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for my honest opinion*

DNF: 59%

The prologue piqued my interest and it made me excited for the rest of the story but then I got further into the book and I lost that interest. Honestly I was quite bored and I think it's because I didn't really get to know the character before things went down. And throughout the story I was hoping to find that connection wi
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The story is about Bronwen ( a strange name right? Apparently of Welsh origin) she is 16 and lives with her grandmother. Life seems so ordinary and all she has to worry about is school and her grades. In one night her world is turned upside down when her grandmother who is a psychic tells her that she has to leave to a safe place or she will die. She tells Bronwen to run until she gets to a castle and she must ask for Felix Cavara who will be able to keep her safe. But what exactly is she runnin ...more
Heather A
I won a copy of this fantastic novella from a members give away. The blurb sounded good so I took a chance. I'm usually not that keen on novellas and tend to like my books to be at least 200 pages, but I'm so glad I took a chance on this one because as it turned out...I loved it to pieces.

It was a wonderful story. Engaging right from the start with an incredible cast of characters. Bronwen was an excellent main character, strong, smart with great voice. Half the time I wanted t
Aug 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A few minutes after reading the book, I concluded how I feel about it. I really enjoyed it. I did not like the ending because I am a hopeless romantic but, BUT I feel like it made Bronwen just grow as a person and character. I usually don't read books that are written in third person, I just prefer first person, but I will say that I gave this one a shot and I'm not sorry I had. As far as the characters go, Felix was definitely one of my favorites. Witty, charming, and just cute overall, and Bro ...more
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