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More About the Author
Her books include:
The Accidental Assassin
The Dark Betrayal Trilogy
On Christmas Hill
Bedmates: An American Royalty Novel
If you would like to learn more about Nichole and her projects, check out her website and the following social networks.
Represented by Rebecca Friedman of the Rebecca Friedman Agency.
Top Customer Reviews
And this is indeed the case with author Nichole Chase's debut "Mortal Obligation". This first book in the Dark Betrayal triology (as evidenced by the title) is a considerable achievement for Nichole because she has in a number of subtle ways, introduced a resounding freshness and character to the genre which I think has been lacking in a lot of other titles of late.
Nichole Chase introduces us to Ree McKenna, a earnest and popular 17 year old at a cross road that is familiar to many of us. Approaching the end of high school she is looking towards a college future and has a creative mind and heart that will see her go far. Already, she has an artistic flair that befits someone much older and her job in an antiques shop no doubt fuels her love for all things arty. Unlike a lot of protagonists, Ree is less a loner and engages well within her peer group. She's popular and independent yet she is imbued with just the right amount of vulnerability that lends weight to the romantic threads of the story. In my mind Ree is the whole package, a gutsy young woman who is worldly and wise.
And because of the strength of Nichole's protagonist, Mortal Obligation's plot moves crackingly along.Read more ›
What pulls it up to 3 stars is it definitely picks up about half way through and I got a lot more invested in the characters. I'll keep an eye out for the sequel and see what happens but I won't be waiting with baited breath.
This book was ok. As an adult I have read a lot of good YA novels but this one seemed to be for a very young audience. It was a slow moving story with a lot of boring details about training. The love triangle was more annoying than intriguing. I don't really care who she ends up with. The thing about a lot of teen heroines is that all hell is breaking loose and their concern is does he like me as much as I like him. Then they have a tantrum about it. I don't plan on buying the sequel.
I love that Ree isn't your average high school girl. She's sort of awkward and shy. Mrs. Chase does this character a great honor by not allowing her personality quirks to disappear the moment she discovers she's "special."
Paden is a moral guy that is kind, warm, caring and good natured. His relationship with Ree is sweet. You feel for him through out the entire book, but you also empathize with Ree's frustration. Their relationship is real, honest and builds at exactly the right pace.
Roland. Enough said. He manages to steal every scene whether by accident or intention, and his presence in this book, in Ree's life, is undeniable. I am uber impressed at how ingrained his personality becamse with such an airy backstory. That is NOT a criticism on Mrs. Chase. In fact, quite the opposite. The way Roland is presented works for him. It woks so well that I'm totally Team Roland forever.
Bryce was another character that stuck out for me. I don't know. Maybe I'm a head case here, but he stole the show in the car scene. Don't get me wrong. Everybody else was present and accounted for, but until Roland was introduced I kind thought...huh...Bryce is a strong, bad ass character. He could be a second love interest for Ree. I know he had a girlfriend already and blah, blah, blah, (lol) but when a character has such overwhelming stage presence the reader automatically wonders hmm? What bigger role might he/she play? Good job, Mrs. Chase. Very good job.
Some other noteworthy events in this novel: the twist.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good story. The storyline was different and it gets you hooked. The only problem is that you have to buy the next book to find out what happened. I wish this was a complete novelPublished 3 months ago by Minnie
I've read a few young adult books that I enjoyed but this sounds like it has been written BY a teen. I couldn't get through the first chapter. Boring dialog and characters. Read morePublished 5 months ago by PhylGlad
The convergence of genres is cool, but I wasn't sucked into their world.Published 7 months ago by CraZLikAFox
Wow! I have had this book a while and finally got a chance to read it! It was excellent! I love all the action and interactions between the different characters! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amanda
If you want action from the first page to the last. This is the book for you. The characters are very well written. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Deausha for All About YA Book Blog
With there being so many stories about vampires and witches and other supernatural creatures it can get a little redundant. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Rebecca Jordan
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