ARC Review: Waking Up Immortal by Rachel Carrington

Posted: November 30, 2012 by Booked & Loaded in Uncategorized
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Waking Up Immortal is the first installment of Rachel Carrington’s Universal Security series.  Waking Up Immortal had it’s positives and negatives.  I did enjoy the overall story line and it was a good start for a series.  I am a sucker for sci-fi feel romances and Waking Up Immortal had that feel to it.   Chloe just found out she is immortal.  She cannot die.  Don’t think vampires.  More like humans that just heal and don’t croak.  Kier, the love interest and machine man prison guard, was so much fun to read about.  The banter and dialog was well written between the characters and the book had a smooth feel to it.  I didn’t like feeling Chloe was so emotionally disconnected from her family and reality.  Several things happened in this book that should have been a big deal and Chloe just continued on the same path like those events were nothing.  This was confusing to me and often I actually put the kindle down and thought I missed something. Chloe just seemed apart from the story.  Almost like it was someone else’s life and family.   I am not sure that was an intentional character trait the author was looking for.   However, overall I did enjoy this story.

Blurb:

I could die today, and it wouldn’t matter. I’d still wake up tomorrow. Some people might consider that a good thing, and the time I took my first bullet, well, I can’t say I complained when I woke up, but that’s the middle of the story. 

At first I didn’t want this “gift” which led me to a long search for my father. I thought he could help me. Turns out my father was in prison, and I just happened to get on the bad side of his warden—a huge, cyborg type of guy who could body double for Sylvester Stallone. He didn’t want me to see my father, and he was a pretty big obstacle for me to overcome.

So here I am trying to convince this guy, Kier, to let me see my father when all hell breaks loose. Then I suddenly learn I really don’t want to see dear old Dad after all. My life isn’t in danger, but how I spend the rest of my immortal existence is. The only thing standing between me and certain torture is Kier. 

I don’t doubt he’ll protect me, but being so close to him makes me forget about things like safety. And the first time he kisses me turns into heat up the windows type of scene in the front seat of my car. 

My immortal existence is safe with Kier. My heart is on shaky ground. Only I could fall in love with a cyborg while my life is going to hell in a handbasket

I rate Waking Up Immortal 3.5 out of 5 Bullets

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To learn more about the author, Rachel Carrington, you can go to her:

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*I received Waking Up Immortal directly from the author in exchange for an honest review.  I received no compensation for this review. 

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