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- Book 1 of 2 in A Broken Destiny Novel (2 Book Series)
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The Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny, book 1) by Jeaniene Frost
Part of me likes to believe that if I hadn't read The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz, or any of the other-world-with-demon books, I would have loved The Beautiful Ashes more. The reality is, it's just boring and quite honestly it does not bring more then two new things to the angel/demon genre. First was Frost's signature wit. The second thing is the mythology, while it's not 100% unique the bloodlines part is fun and I enjoyed Frost's interpretation and alternate view on all that biblical mythology. (And you'll want to have a certain Lady Gaga song handy.)
While I was excited that Ivy would be a different kind of lead for Frost, I soon realized that if Ivy was put in a line up with many other YA/NA characters out there I couldn't pick her out. Maybe if she cracked a joke, but other then that she doesn't stand out. Even with things I love such as bravery, loyalty, and perseverance to put her on my good side. Ivy isn't a bad character, and if anything it's nice to have a smart and strong lead. The genre needs them! What hurt my connection to Ivy is that there isn't much development and then at page 11 the male lead enters. He just happens to have broken in to her hotel and is waiting for Ivy, who just got attacked. She isn't worried, nope she instead thinks this:
"I knew I should turn around, open the door and run, preferably while screaming. That was the only logical response, but I stood there, somehow unafraid of my intruder. Great. My survival instincts must've secretly made a suicide pact."
No Ivy dear. What you're survival instincts are suffering from is what I like to call the plague of storytelling: Instalove.Read more ›
The very foundation of the BROKEN DESTINY universe is in itself somewhat of a spoiler, and although I'm sure that there will be plenty of reviewers who'll spill the beans, I won't be one of them. So, please excuse my vagueness, but I loved how the author selected a specific religious story, and built her mythology around it. One of my main problems with `angel books' is the whole Heaven vs. Hell plot line; it doesn't matter if it's vampires, werewolves, or witches because in the end it always comes down to good fighting evil. And, don't get me wrong, that is ultimately what THE BEAUTIFUL ASHES is about, but the story is also more personal because Frost has upped the stakes. Meet Adrian, a reformed Demon prince who's destined to screw up (anti-hero fan girls, REJOICE!!).Read more ›
The Beautiful Ashes presents a haunting world on the brink of a supernatural war. Ivy's situation feels reminiscent of that of Aislinn from Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series. Both have been able to see the supernatural world for as long as they can remember, and once they find themselves entangled in it, there is no escape for them. This is a dark and dangerous world that you cannot escape once you've entered it.
That said, while the world is one that many may find intriguing, however, the characters are a hit or a miss in this one. Ivy has a character that's pretty out there. One minute, she's calm and collected—and proud of herself for it. The next, she's a raging inferno. This is evident not just in her emotions but how she acts around people. She vascillates between feeling the hots for Adrian and reminding herself that he's a deranged psychopath, not to mention someone who essentially kidnaps her. And with Zach, she alternates between hating on him for not being there in her time of need and reminding herself that his boss (God) lets everything happen for a greater purpose. She can also be pretty manipulative, oftentimes so that she can go off and do something stupid and reckless. Besides the fact that there's little character stability in Ivy, I just couldn't like her because of the way she's so quick to change her mind about people without thinking about the possible reasons for them doing whatever they did that offended her.
Romance-wise, I just couldn't feel it. I think if events progressed differently I might have liked Adrian, but the way things are worked against him.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Let me start off by saying that I am a devoted Jeaniene Frost fan! This is a new series and I was excited to start it. Read morePublished 7 days ago by S. Maria M
The plot took me completely by surprise.
Complex characters, intelligent dialogue.
The romance between the main characters is still developing, after living in so many... Read more
A whole new different type of paranormal romance, totally different for the Cat & Bones stories. This was hard to get into in the beginning but towards to middle it got better. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Lenna WB
Paranormal romance has its go-to's such as vampires, witches, shape shifters...etc.
This book is completely unique and intoxicating. Read more
This wasn't a novel that I'd expect from Jeaniene Frost. I usually devour her books in a matter of hours. This one took me three days. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Samantha Dawson
I knew it was going to be good, but it is a fantastic love story. I really enjoyed the characters and how the story developed. Just cannot wait for next book in the series.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Interesting story line. Easy to read but not as additive as Cat and Bones. I quite didn't feel it when they said they loved each other.Published 1 month ago by Primero Ash Redfern
I often find myself liking the stories and the supporting characters in Jeaniene Frost series, but eventually hating the lead character. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BookWyrm
“I like all other J. Frost vampire series. This one really disappoint. I love the Adrian's character but Ivy is similar to Bella in "Twilight series" which I hate.... Read morePublished 1 month ago by PomponG
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