Contingency is the story of 18 year old Sage who is unceremoniously yanked back in time 100 years to the age of horse drawn carriages, and corsets WitContingency is the story of 18 year old Sage who is unceremoniously yanked back in time 100 years to the age of horse drawn carriages, and corsets Withing minutes of arriving she is attacked by a vampire, rescued and taken in my a secret society where she soon learns that vampires aren't the only things she has to worry about. She learns that she is a Warper, someone who can freeze time and time-travel and that she was sent to 1904 to help to put an end to a string of killings that could change the course of history as we know it. Sage was a great character. She was witty and smart and grew a great deal as the book progressed. She became a very tough young woman with a strong fighting spirit. She learned to adapt to this new world and how to control her new gifts. We are introduced to a whole host of characters. We have the people that Sage comes to trust and rely on: Elaine, Travis, Dr. Aldwin Blake. I loved Dr. Blake, I thought he was a great love interest. He was not your usual love interest. He is blind in one eye and has a horrible scar down one side of his face but Peggy still makes him in to a swoon worthy guy. Although I feel there is more to him than what we see. There is also a whole host a paranormal creatures too which make the story so much more interesting. There wasn't just vampires but shifters, merfolk and more. The story was very faced paced. From the very beginning the story shoots off and doesn't slow down until you have turned the last page. I thought that maybe the start was a bit rushed, but other than that the story was really enjoyable and will keep you on the edge of your seat. There was however the dreaded love triangle. You probably all know by now that I detest love triangles. BUT...I have a feeling this one could be interesting. We only got a little taste of a love triangle brewing. I haven't yet decided who I will be rooting for yet. It will be interesting to see who takes my vote. One thing to Peggy as well. What the hell is up with that ending?!?! You can't leave it like that!! :( That was so not cool! You better bring out book 2 soon or me and you will be having words! :P
Overall this book was a great read. Full of love, hate, mystery, betrayal, action and romance this book will have you laughing out load and bawling like a baby. A must for fantasy and paranormal lovers.
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I was a bit two minds about this book while I was reading it. On the one hand I thought it was a very unique and interesting story an3.5/5
I was a bit two minds about this book while I was reading it. On the one hand I thought it was a very unique and interesting story and I loved the fact that it was told from a male POV. On the other hand I didn't really like some of the characters and I thought some of the decisions they made were a bit, for lack of a better word, stupid.
Lets start with what I liked. I loved the fact that it was about killer mermaids. This is the first mermaid book I have read and so the fact that the mermaids weren't all nice and wonderful was a pleasant surprise. I loved that the book was told from Calder's POV. It's not often that you come across a book told from the "bad guys" perspective (to me anyway). I liked Calder. Even though he has killed people, he doesn't want to. He tries to change the way he lives but he can't escape the clutches of his evil sisters. They love the thrill of a kill and won't let him forget what they must do. You see a lot of character growth with Calder throughout the novel and so I was able to feel for him. Lily on the other hand I didn't really connect with. I thought she fell for Calder way too quickly and was way too forgiving when she found out what Calder was and why he became so interested in her. I did like how quirky and eccentric she was though.
The story-line was filled with many twists and turns so your were kept in suspense about what was going to happen next. When you thought you knew what way the story was going, you were taken in a different direction. Although I didn't really much care for the love story, overall I really liked the book. I will more than likely read the second one. I look forward to reading more mermaid books :)
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