Gravitational Pull by Marissa Carmel
Series: Vis Vires Trilogy #2
Publisher: GMTA Publishing
Date Published: June 4, 2012
Source: Provided as part of book tour
Description: Touch me, and bring me to life...
How do you move on when you don't even know where you were going in the first place?
The Spirit Stalker is dead and I have finally started to erect my life. But I quickly discover, that just because the structure is built doesn't mean the foundation is sturdy. As much as I try to manage my abilities, I can't completely control them. The physical impossibility of the relationship I have with Justice has reached a boiling point; our fundamental problem, my inability to control myself from absorbing his power, and his fear of touching me because of it.
As if that wasn't deal-breaker enough, a new threat looms on my horizon - Darklings. They are grim reapers of the immortal world who surface every five-hundred-years to feed off the souls of magical beings who are weak, aimless, lost; those who have given up and want to move on.
They also hunt power. Which means, they're hunting me.
Abandoned by the one person I need the most, I find myself in Melenia's realm. There, I’m courted by Siberian, a dangerous pixie who covets me, hunted by Death personified; all the while hiding my powers and my ancient bloodline. The pixie prince is alluring, and I feel so broken and vulnerable. I know giving in to him means giving myself over to him. But right now, I don't care. All I want is to feel anything other than the loss and rejection Justice left me with. Anything other than pain.
So what do I do when I'm scared to be touched, even though I know it's the only way to bring my soul back to life?
Overall, I did enjoy Gravitational Pull, even though I struggled with it at times. Liv is still learning about her powers but she seems to have a lot more confidence and uses her powers with purpose instead of on accident. She can now heal her friends from emotional pain, siphon another’s powers and use them herself, on top of exploding things. She’s pretty neat if you ask me.
Liv’s relationship with Justice is what I had a hard time with in this book. They had a magical miscommunication and Justice lets his own insecurities take over and pulls away. It was so obnoxious. First he’s saying they should move in together, then in the next chapter or so he is leaving her. Gah! So most of this book was her pining for him and being understandably but annoyingly sad. One of her other bodyguards decides to take her on a special trip to a magical realm to cheer her up. But there she encounters other dangers, like the Darklings who are drawn to her power.
They try to run from the danger but one evil being attacks Justice and tries to steal his immortality, and Liv manages to save him. But they’re still fighting and things are awkward between them for a few more chapters. Luckily, Liv meets a gypsy who decides to give her a gift and a warning of the future. That gift ends up keeping Justice from burning Liv as they fly away from danger on his fiery wings, so yay a convenient fix to one of their problems.
Eventually Liv grabs Justice’s hand and feels his true feelings and fears, and they . . . get back together. The last part of the book was very sweet. I really enjoyed their rekindled relationship and all the emotions that they finally were able to accept and share with each other.
Marissa Carmel has been writing since a young age and although it has always been for personal enjoyment, she finally decided breakout and share her imagination with the world. She hopes that her universe is as fun and intriguing to her readers as it is to her. Marissa Carmel is originally from NJ but moved to Maryland several years ago, she enjoys reading, writing, and catching up on her ever growing DVR library. She is currently working on the sequel to iFeel, Gravitational Pull and the third and final installment of the Vis Vires trilogy, Constellation.
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