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TheHeights is, without a doubt, my biggest undertaking yet. And for thoseof you who've read my Hyde series, you know that's saying something. I'm so excited to introduce you to their world.
From the Back Cover
What would you give up for freedom?Everything.Even if it wasn't your own?
...a world overrun with the kind of darkness, temptation, and danger we only read about, if we're lucky. Those who aren't so lucky are forced to live it, to know it, to see it coming. Without the power to stop it.
...a world held in fragile balance by a bargain made centuries ago, one that stopped the endless and brutal slaughter of humans and the uncontrolled creation of more predators. But with every bargain comes a sacrifice.
...a world kept hidden by humans touched by death, only to return cursed to see things the rest of us can't. To protect the weak, the mortal, the prey, these people have no choice but to pay for our freedom with their own.
I love the fantastical world of The Heights where vampires, werewolves, witches, angels, demons and other supernaturals roam. Unseen by humans and ruled by the Prime of each zone, all races of supernaturals have lived in peaceful coexistence since the Treaty made centuries ago. In the North America zone, the vampire King and Prime Rhyse is brutally attacked and left to die in the sun. This act was supposed to be the catalyst to start a prophecy race war but is thwarted when Rhyse is rescued by an unlikely savior. Addison is a seer, a group of beings on the lowest level of power within the supernatural world. Her insane albeit courageous decision to rescue Rhyse could very well end her life but fate intervenes and an unimaginable romance ensues. From the start, their relationship seems doomed with threats from every conceivable source. Years of racial strife, prejudice, cultural and class disparities and an archaic system of servitude cause divisions and unrest within the Heights. A plot to topple those in power is unmasked and a race of beings long thought dead is revealed. I really loved this story and although I was highly disappointed with the very ending, I understand it. It's stated the ending is "merely an intermission" and I hope Ms. Stewart doesn't let her readers down. Great start to a new series and I can't wait to read more.
I loved this story! First of all we have Addison who is an kick a** heroine. I love her strength and will. Next we have Rhys the king his language (writing) is spectacular. I focused a lot on every word that came out of his mouth. I am in love with the king. Next up we have Davyn the demon. Totally love him he is hilarious everything that he says. more of his story in the next installmant *FIST PUMP*. Then we have Logan he played the "best" guy friend role. I didn't get a lot into his story except his past is truly awful and hopefully he will be "free" as soon as the storm is over. I am also super excited to see "M" the angel in the next few books!!
I don't give reviews spoilers when I love a book, because I want the reader to experience it on their own. I will say that this gal Lauren is a great writer, and I can tell with how she manipulates the story and the writing on every page. When you read this make sure you pay attention. There is a lot going on if you don't pay attention to detail you will not understand things going on in the future. It is a big book (with tons of characters), and there will be lots of things happening. Don't miss out.
I loved this but am confused about my ability to know what makes a five star. I found this humorous, brutal in parts,, extremely well-written, surprisingly novel in a genre that has a lot of this type of book and just a great read from the first page. Addison and Rhyse have a fascinating relationship, so hot, so unlikely and so well-developed despite the short space of time. It is hard not to connect with these two as well as some of the peripheral characters in a plot that is fast paced and full of unfolding events and hot sex. If it is similar to other things then tell me what isn't. being similar is not a problem if the author's voice still shines through. It does.
Some of the reviews however threw me as I could not see what these people were seeing so I guess it is an individual thing and this individual has discovered another author she likes very much, enough in fact to give five stars.
It has been a while since I have read a Paranormal Vampire Romance. It doesn't stop there however, with the supernaturals. There are werewolves, angels, demons, ghosts, witches and warlocks. There are humans and seers, too. All these different beings living in The Heights within the structure of the Treaty of All Races. Each zone has a Council led by a Prime who makes decisions for the entire zone. This is the world that Lauren Stewart has created for the story to be told.
Addison lives in this world. She is a lowly seer, who at the age of 18 was required to join this world with a job as a disposal technician. She spent her time keeping a low profile, just doing her job, and most of all avoiding any live supernaturals. One day on her way home, she spotted legs sticking out from between the black garbage bags in front of Addison's building. As a disposal technician she was use to seeing dead bodies, but this one was not quite dead. It was a vampire with a flawless face, slicked back hair, expensive suit, and the complete stereotype. And he was dying, probably because of the wooden stake sticking out of his chest. Against all her intuitions and better judgment, Addison “invites” him into her apartment, and ends up saving his life.
She had found him. All she wanted was for him to get well enough to leave. What she had not expected was for him to be King Rhyse, Prime of North America. To figure out what fate had in store for them, they went to visit an Oracle. The magical beings that figure out prophecies, and keepers of the past and future. By the end of their visit, for better or worse, their fate was sealed.
There are more books to the series, and more to their prophecies. The ending was merely an intermission.