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Evanescent [Kindle Edition]

Gabriella Lepore
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Book Description

“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 sense of dread to guide her, Bronwen is forced to put her trust in the eccentric and willful Felix Cavara and his eternal curse – immortality.

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"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."

Product Details

  • File Size: 499 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing (March 14, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BUG7SN0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #514,276 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review for Evanscent March 23, 2013
By Maria
Format:Kindle Edition
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 was hunting her. Bronwen is sent to an abandoned castle where three boys reside. These are not your typical boys; they cannot die. No, they are not vampires or werewolves or anything like that, but I'll let you read what happened to them. Felix, Alistair, and Loki are friends but more like brothers after spending over two hundred years together. They are fun loving and compassionate. Bronwen is also easy to like and relatable. The characters were fun and complimented each other well.

Plot: The plot moves along well and would be an easy read for most young adults. Unlike most British reads that I have read (yes, I am American-but probably born British in another lifetime), I hardly noticed the few British terms and phrases in this book. The book keeps you wondering the why's and how's at a steady pace, but eventually answers everything by the end. It also has a sweet romance, not heavily done which made it realistic and nice to read.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. It was a great fast read, and I hated to see it end. If you like young adult books with a paranormal twist, then you should try this book out.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! April 17, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Another great book from Gabriella Lepore. Beautifully written, well thought out and once again, I was absorbed into another time, another world thanks to this Author.

I started this book a little earlier today and read it in one sitting. I absolutely loved it.

Such humour, such wit and yet such a powerful and emotive piece of writing that leaves you with the realization that sometimes we all just... exist. I know I do. My days roll together and I share the feelings these three boys have felt. But finishing this book pushes me to think, maybe I should learn to live. After all, ours is only a fleeting existence.

This is the type of book I'd have loved to pass to my daughters to read. A gorgeous and efficacious lesson is hidden within these pages. A lesson I feel is universal, suitable for all...

Review by Sarah, Owner/Manager of Fae Books
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bittersweet April 16, 2013
By woven
Format:Kindle Edition
Evanescent is about a girl named Bronwen who finds protection with three teenage boys after she discovers she is being hunted by a creature known as a Severen. The three boys aren't ordinary boys though. In fact, they've lived for 200 years already because of the dragon's blood coursing through their veins that gave them eternal life. As Bronwen falls for one of the boys and realizes there might just be a cure for them, she has to come to terms with the fact that life was never meant to be lived forever.

My favorite thing about Evanescent was Felix, the boy Bronwen fell in love with. He was funny and sarcastic. I was giggling from the very beginning because of him. I thought his personality stood out from all the characters. That being said, I can't say I ever really connected with him, the rest of the characters, or the story. I also felt the romantic feelings between him and Bronwen evolved rather quickly. I'm not sure I found their love quite believable. I guess it worked for the pace of the story though.

Speaking of the story, it was bittersweet. I kind of had a feeling where it was going by some of the reviews I read. How everything played out seemed fitting, but I still wish it had ended differently. If you don't mind bittersweet endings, you might enjoy Evanescent even more.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poignant May 1, 2013
By Morgan
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This is a poignant and touching tale any publisher would be proud to publish. It's para-YA with a haunting surrealism to it. I don't need to tell you what it was about, what i will tell you is that it is an emotional journey, one which left me with tears in my eyes. To know peace is the greatest gift, and love is eternal. Love should give peace, but after all their tribulations I hoped they'd age - then die.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THIS BOOK~ December 31, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
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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 with the three of them, and I really felt sad for them. Yes, they were foolish, but they’re not really terrible people. I think love at first sight is possible because I loved these three from just that one scene.

Fast-forward to hundreds of years later~ Ada Snow, Bronwen’s grandmother has the gift of foresight. And when she sees that Bronwen would be in grave danger, she sends her away to Felix for protection. But things aren’t so simple because Ada has a lot of secrets that she isn’t willing to tell Bronwen. She merely asked Bronwen to trust her, which of course Bronwen did because Ada was her only family left.

There’s a lot of action because of what hunts down Bronwen, and I was definitely scared. It was really powerful, and defeating it was definitely not simple. But I also really wanted to know that everything would be okay. I mean it’s a book so it should be, but of course I need to know exactly what happens. There were so many secrets and mysteries that I just needed to know about! I was just so captivated by the story, and it turned me into an emotional wreck. I got so hung over by this book.

I think that Bronwen has erratic behavior, but it didn’t stop me from loving her.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I LOVED it!!!!
Gabriella Lepore is an amazing author. I could not stop reading this book at all. This book was great in all the right ways except for the ending. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Natalie Cole
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Published 8 months ago by Stephenee
5.0 out of 5 stars Snark and sass with sweet romance!
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Published 9 months ago by Inkspelled Faery
5.0 out of 5 stars wonky but really really good!
When Bronwen is sent to the castle in the middle of the night with a note from her grandmother. Things get a bit weird. The boys are a tad odd but one seems to be fond of her. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Wintershade
5.0 out of 5 stars a fantastic book
I love romance and fairy tales, grew up on them. This was as good as any fairy tale I have read. It had excitement, adventure and romance all rolled into one. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Carmela Wallace
5.0 out of 5 stars loved this book!
It was different and amazing! I could not stop reading. You fall in love with each character you love them you ache for them and then you have to let them go. Read more
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Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
This was a really good book. It is a young adult book but I think that any one who enjoys this kind of book would enjoy this one. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Patricia Burleson
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I love tales of immortality and this one didn't disappoint! Great story!
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Gabriella Lepore lives on the coast of Wales in the United Kingdom. She began writing at an early age and grew up with a passion for all things supernatural. She currently has three young adult books in print: How I Found You (2012), Evanescent (2013) and The Witches of the Glass Castle (2014).

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