Saturday, August 29, 2015

Review: Ashes by Erica Stevens

Ashes by Erica Stevens 
Kindred Series 
Book 2


For the past four years Cassie has only known vampires as her enemy. With the revelation of Devon’s true nature she must come to terms with the fact that not everything she knows is right, especially when the source of her Hunter powers is revealed. Slowly, Cassie begins to unravel the mystery that enshrouds Devon as the bond between them grows and intensifies. It’s not until a woman from his past walks into their present, that Cassie realizes there are far more layers to Devon than she ever realized. Layers that may very well destroy her, and everyone that she loves. 

Thrown off by the new arrival in their town, and struggling to survive, Cassie is not prepared for the devastating blow that leaves the world she knows nothing but a pile of rubble and ashes. Ashes that may very well give rise to something else inside of her, something that’s not entirely human.


I am the type of person who buys all the books in a series just so I can find out how it ends and this series was no exception. This book picked up right where Kindred had ended. Devon had healed the worst of Cassie’s injuries but it still wasn’t enough so he rushed her to the hospital. Since there were many questions from the doctors about what happened and how she has survived, Devon needed to use his mind control to change what they saw.

Once Cassie’s friends all arrive, it hits them what Devon is and they first instinct is hatred and killing him. They all have different opinions, but they come to terms with one another for Cassie’s sake. The true reason Cassie’s friends have accepted Devon is because of how alive and happy she is with him around. She is no longer going through the same motions every day since meeting him. Cassie’s grandmother took a liking to Devon immediately and told them they all need to stay close to him as he will protect all of them. While Cassie learns more about Devon’s past, she gains a new friend but she also gains a few enemies.

You meet two of Devon’s friends from the past, Julian and Isla. I really enjoy what happens and their reunion… I don’t want to say more and completely give it away, but wow! When you read this book focus on the details of Cassie’s eyes and every detail about her because it is important. 

I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to start the next book in the series!

Rating: 3.5/5


~~About the Author~~

My name is not really Erica Stevens, it is a pen name that I chose in memory of two amazing friends lost too soon.I was born in New York and moved to Mass as a child. I spent my time growing up between NY and Mass so I have some interesting times when sports games roll around. I was fortunate enough to marry my best friend over two years ago and I don't know what I'd do without him. I have a large, crazy, fun loving family that just loves to laugh. My parents are the strongest people I know. I have an older brother and sister, and a younger sister, who have blessed me with many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. I am nowhere near as old as the great nieces and nephews make me sound. I love to read and have wanted to be a writer since I was nine years old.

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