Sunday, May 5, 2013

Evanescent (The Countenance Trilogy #2) By Addison Moore Book Review plus teasers

by Addison Moore
Publication Date : April 10, 2013
Review for Book One

Young Adult Mature Situations/Language (More of a New Adult but others are Young Adult) 

FYI, for those who never have read any of these books, including the Celesta series, they are all descendents of angels, Nephilim, and there are different factions, the Celestra is the most powerful and good, the Countenance being evil, and do awful things to the Celestra to steal their powers. This series is 2 years before the Celestra, but they all tie in, and you can read either series first.


From the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Addison Moore

Sixteen-year-old Laken Stewart died last summer. Her resurrection at the hands of the Countenance hasn’t run smoothly. With the memory of her past life still firmly intact, Laken moves deeper into the Countenance organization in an effort to free her mother and sister from the deadly Celestra tunnels. 

The love she feels for her boyfriend, Wesley, is compromised when gorgeous Cooper Flanders teams up with her in the fight to free their families. Old bonds are slowly severed as new ones are galvanized. 
Wesley is sure that what he and Laken share is special but when it becomes apparent that she’s reading his mind, he’s determined to get the bottom of her true intentions. And one thing is for sure, the Celestra that’s giving her these powers is going to have to pay. Wesley’s love for Laken takes him to the dark places he never believed existed and what he discovers dismantles his world as he knows it. 

My Review:

I loved this book, it’s a great continuation from the first, and this one ties in with the Celestra series very well. We even get a little from Skyla , Logan and Gage in this one too. I loved that!!

I really love seeing how much Laken has grown, and boy I just adore Cooper. I still do not like Wes, dislike him even more. I think its great how determined Laken is to fight her own kind and help the Celestra, which makes her a hero in my eyes. Her and Cooper , who is Celestra himself as we know. I am anxious for book 3, as well as the final Celestra book, which I am sure will have some of what I read here on the meeting up with Skyla, Logan and Gage in it.

A must read for any fans of Addison Moore, if you have read and liked the Celestra series, then this is a must read series. It gives some useful information, and learning more about the Counts evil ways is interesting.

5 out of 5 stars, and LOVE the cover too!

Books in this series and Celestra that ties in with this one.

Click the name to go to Goodreads for the books

ETHEREAL (Celestra Series Book 1) (my review)
TREMBLE (Celestra Series Book 2)
BURN (Celestra Series Book 3)
WICKED (Celestra Series Book 4)
VEX (Celestra Series Book 5)
EXPEL ( Celestra Series Book 6 )
TOXIC PART TWO (Celestra Book 7)
ELYSIAN (Celestra Book 8)
EPHEMERAL (The Countenance Trilogy 1) ( My Review)
EVANESCENT (The Countenance Trilogy 2)
ENTROPY (The Countenance Trilogy 3) Out late 2013
ETHEREAL KNIGHTS (Celestra Knights) (Celestra book 1 written fron Logan and Gage’s point of view)

Here are some teasers that I liked and wanted to share: (Cooper’s Point of view)
“Laken.” He picks up my hand and reels me in.Coop washes over me with that magnetizing stare. Those hypnotic grey lenses of his are having their way with me, I can tell. Heat rises from our bodies. I can feel the fire of this special brand of lust we share percolating into something out of control, something I might never want to stop.

And here is another one (Laken’s Point of View)
Coop leads us out in the direction of the voices until we come up on Flynn and that thing parading around as Hattie. Another girl pops up alongside them, deformed and bedraggled, and I gasp.
“Shit!” I bury my face into Coop’s chest at the sight of the decomposing girl. I steal a quick glance before slowly taking her in. She’s a bona fide, partially resurrected, once-upon-a-person about our age with clothes shredded to pieces from the natural wear and tear that only several decades could bring. Her dark hair is splayed out like cotton candy, and she looks as if mud baths were a part of her normal routine.
My natural inclination is to take Flynn and Coop by the hand and run the hell out of this demented den of the ungrateful dead, or kill both Hattie and her little monster before they kill us.
“She’s here’s to help.” Flynn holds out a hand in the event Coop is motivated to beat me to the slaughter.
“Which one?” I say it sharp, my voice resonating boldly through the woods. “Because neither of them is human.”
Flynn shakes his head. “This one.” He slaps his arm over the Spectator’s shoulder, and her collarbone spears out as a jagged white shard. “Dude.” Flynn backs up heavy with remorse. “So sorry.”

And one more teaser from Wes’s point of view (if you read the Celestra Series, this part will make more sense.)
“So who did this to you, man?” Coop slaps me gently on the back as he examines the stitches running up the side of my face.
“Logan and Gage Oliver.” Their names roll off my tongue, rough and hostile, like drilling a jackhammer.
“You sure they’re not from Rycroft?” Coop ticks his head back. His jaw redefines itself as if he’s good and pissed on my behalf.
I know Coop well enough to realize what he’s up to. He’s memorizing their names, running it through the super computer that functions as his memory bank to see if he recognizes them. We used to be friends Coop and me. Good ones.
I shake my head at the thought of losing what we had over my incessant jealousy. Coop would do anything to help me out, anyone out, for that matter—he’s just that nice.
“Coop”—I step in and take a breath—“you’re one of us. You’re like a brother. I don’t want there to be weirdness between us anymore. I miss tossing the ball on the field and hanging out after you ran a perfect game. I really appreciate your concern with my new face, but the guys who did this,” I pause and press out a dry smile, “they’re from a couple years in the future. It’s some bullshit I got mixed up in, and they’re just doing what they think is right. I’ll get ‘em back though.” I’ll be damned if I let those two ass-wipes get away with ever laying a hand on me.
“Get a hold of a supervising spirit, and lets get out there.” Coop crosses his arms like he’s ready and rearing to go.
“It’s not that easy. We need a willing Celestra.” I leave out the part about my supervising spirit being an ass who doesn’t believe in doing me any favors.
Coop doesn’t say anything.

About the Author Addison Moore

Addison Moore is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Previously she worked as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit for nearly a decade. She resides on the West Coast with her husband, four wonderful children, and two dogs where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she's not writing, she's reading.

Author Links

Buy Links Smashwords click name of books (for other formats including epub for nook and more)

Ethereal (Celestra 1) (Free)
Tremble (Celstra 2)
Burn (Celestra 3)
Wicked (Celestra 4)
Vex (Celestra 5)
Expel (Celestra 6)
Toxic Part One (Celestra 7)
Toxic Part Two (Celestra 7)
Ethereal Knights (Celestra Knights) (Book 1 from Logan and Gage POV)
Ephemeral (The Countenance Book 1)
Evanescent (The Countenance Book 2)

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