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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Incandescent by M.v. Freeman

My review for: Incandescent by M.v. Freeman
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Shanna Roberson

*I was lucky enough to have received an advanced reader’s copy of Incandescent in exchange for an honest review.

First let me say that is this the hardest book to write a review for. Not because I didn’t enjoy it but because the depth of M.v. Freeman’s world is so complex that it is hard to find the right words to do it justice.

Incandescent has it all from a totally kickass heroine to sexy Russian alpha males. From page one; M.v. Freeman draws you in to a world full of Elementals, Mages and a vampire like species called the Darks, all living secretly among humans and desperately at war with one another.

Mikhail Petrov, a powerful Tri-elemental, has known death and suffering at the hands of the corrupted Mage for years. He has watched them brutally drain his younger sister of her power without a second thought until there was nothing left of her. Their greed of power so profound that they would do anything to become more powerful even enslaving young elementals if that would aid in total dominance over all the fractions. And it has been that way for years because no one dare challenge the tyranny of the Mage.
But the rules of the game changed when Mikhail stumbled across a rare and very powerful fire Elemental called an Incandescent.
Now Mikhail has all the tools he needs to start a war against the Mage and stop the injustice done to his people once and for all.

Laurie Hudson keeps everyone at a distance; only allowing her two best friends to get close enough to her to know that she is special. Not in the wonderfully unique sense of the word, but the kind of special as in the ‘make me angry enough and shit starts to burn’ kinda way. Literally catch the world on fire. Laurie is an Incandescent and one of the most powerful fire elemental in years. But all of this is unknown to her. Instead of thinking her unique ability to spontaneously combust a gift, she shies away from using it at all. She only wants to be normal and not have to worry about burning her loved ones to death. Little did she know that her whole world was about to be ripped out from under her when Mikhail throws her into the thick of a war she wants no part of.

Lines are crossed and feelings deepen as Mikhail trains her to be his secret weapon. Neither one of them are prepared for the undeniable attraction they have for one another.

Will Mikhail be able to let go of his need for vengeance against the Mages in order to keep Laurie as his? Will Laurie be able forgive him for the horrible act he commits against her in his quest of vengeance?

I really can’t stress enough how much I enjoyed this book. Hands down, it’s my favorite read so far this year. Incandescent is beautifully written and terribly addictive. M.v. Freeman is one debut author you can’t overlook.

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