E-ARC Review: Immortal's Spring by Molly Ringle

Friday, October 7, 2016
Immortal's Spring (The Chrysomelia Stories, #3)
Author: Molly Ringle
Release date: June 1st 2016
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
Series: The Chrysomelia Stories # 3
Age Group: Adult / General
Genre: Fantasy
Add to your library: Goodreads

Sophie Darrow said yes once to a young man offering a realm of Greek gods and immortality. Now her home has been shattered, and her friends and family pulled along with her as they run from an evil cult and take shelter in the gloomy Underworld. But remembering the life of the original immortals long ago--Persephone, Hades, Hekate, Hermes, and more--may be their key to victory, as well as happiness.

In ancient times too, the murderous cult Thanatos attacked and destroyed nearly all the Greek immortals who sought to bring good to humankind. But those immortals planted seeds in both their realm and ours to ensure their season would someday bloom again. And spring is finally coming.  
(via Goodreads)

I received an e-copy of this from Central Avenue Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This however did not influence my opinion of the book or of the author in any way..

Review


OMG! I can't believe Immortal's Spring is the ending of this series. I know it's way past the release date, but I only got the time now. I am absolutely grateful to Michelle Halket of Central Avenue Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book.

I enjoyed Persephone's Orchard and Underworld's Daughter. Yet when I started this one, I honestly cannot remember everything that have happened so I was a little bored at the start. Little by little as I go along with the story, I understood everything.

The story continued with Sophie's parents dying, Thanatos still going after them, and the Immortals trying to outsmart their enemies. It was clearly a cat and mouse game. The build up of the thrill of Thanatos getting to them was long. In between were Sophie and Liam trying to recover from their parents' death, the Immortals' relieving their past lives, the reveal of some Immortals' present lives. At times, I felt as if the past lives of some Immortals were painfully dragging. Although I enjoyed Hekate's memories the most, full of love and magic.

The way that Sophie and her gang defeated Thanatos were easy. I somehow find the length of the story a little inconvenient since the action only was for a short time. As a fantasy book, I guess I was expecting more magic and tricks from the Immortals. Also as the last installment in a series, I was opting for a more action-filled scenes.

As much as I'll miss Sophie and Adrian's romance, Hekate and Hermes' love made me giddy and for sure I'll be longing to read about them.

Immortal's Spring didn't disappoint as an ending for the series. For sure more action would have been better, but I enjoyed it still. Surely I will be missing the Underworld and Hermes!


About the Author

Molly Ringle has been writing fiction for over twenty years. With her intense devotion to silly humor, she was especially proud to win the grand prize in the 2010 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest with one (intentionally) terrible sentence. Molly grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and lives in Seattle with her husband and children. Her studies include a bachelor of arts in anthropology and a master of arts in linguistics. She was a Tri-Delta in college, in an old sorority house that was supposedly haunted, which inspired some of the central ideas for 'The Ghost Downstairs.' She also loves folklore and mythology, and is working on new novels about the Greek myths. 'Persephone's Orchard' is the first in the series. When not writing, she can often be found experimenting with fragrances, chocolate, and gardening.

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