Publisher: Disenchanted Publishing
Date Published: June 7, 2013
Source: Provided as part of book tour
Description: Mystery, Murder, Manolo Blahnik
A devoted fashionata and practical New Yorker, Skylar Blackwell doesn’t believe in the supernatural—until she inherits Summerwind Mansion. . . .
When her uncle is brutally murdered, and the cops seem uninterested in following up the case, Skylar journeys to California to seek answers. Her search for clues is soon overshadowed by haunting nightmares of a young woman also murdered in the house.
Now the inhabitants of Summerwind are mysteriously dying, leaving no evidence as to how or why, and Skylar finds herself in a deadly race against time to expose the killer—before they strike again.
Armed with only wit and Pradas, Skylar begins questioning the servants, but the growing list of suspects includes the sexy and brooding caretaker, Dorian, a man desperately trying to forget his tragic past. And a major distraction for Skylar.
Determined to play detective—instead of the fashion police—and unravel the dark history of the mansion, Skylar is plunged into an otherworldly mystery that not even she can explain away. As the boundaries between reality and dreams blur, Skylar’s greatest challenge is to stay alive long enough to learn the truth.
Immortal Eclipse was a really interesting read. I loved the gothic feel of the story line with all the secrets slowly unraveling and the main character, Skylar, coming into her understanding of her family’s story. I enjoyed the vivid descriptions of the dreams Skylar kept having about Isabella and the romance building between Skylar and Dorian. I also like how Skylar found a friend in Emma when she really had no one to trust before.
However, I struggled with Skylar and Dorian’s see-sawing between accepting their attraction and pushing each other away. It felt so repetitive since it went on for so many chapters. I also had a hard time with Skylar refusing to believe the supernatural stuff she saw all around her. I wanted to reach through my kindle and shake some sense into her. The scene when Dorian finally tells her his secret was a bit annoying because it was like, really, you didn’t see that coming from miles away? She even teased him about him being some sort of creature earlier!
Ok, that aside, the story was good. The ending was pretty epic and there were some other cool bombshells dropped in the last third of the book that I wasn’t expecting, so that made for an enjoyable read. This would make a cool sci-fi channel original.
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