Friday, October 5, 2012
Blog Tour: EPHEMERAL - Review
By: Addison Moore
Release Date: September 12, 2012
The last thing Laken Stewart remembers is the oncoming car, then bursting through the windshield.
Two months dissolve without her knowledge and she finds herself in unfamiliar surroundings with strangers who not only profess to know her but insist she’s someone else entirely.
Laken discovers her long dead boyfriend, Wesley, has been thrown into this alternate world as well. He is quick to inform her she suffered a horrible fall and that her memory hasn’t fully returned. According to Wesley the other life she had—her name, her family, they were simply a side effect of her brain trauma.
In her quest for answers she meets Cooper Flanders, the son of her psychiatrist who readily believes every word she says.
Laken Stewart knows she died on that hot July afternoon, but now she’s alive—or is she?
I was intrigued by the premise of this story and was hoping to go on a whirlwind adventure on what is and isn’t reality and it’s exactly what I received. Addison Moore created a place where I’m not sure I want to be in, but in a good way. We meet Laken as she was just in a horrible car accident where she goes through the windshield only to wake up in the woods of all places being attacked by a zombie. Out comes a guy to rescue her then he disappears. She’s ushered onto a school campus where she apparently attends. This is all news to her because she thought for sure she was dead.
Laken gets introduced to her roommate and ever her sister, who is not really her sister from the way Laken remembers her. She also gets reintroduced to Fletcher, her deceased brother and Wes his best friend (who died with her brother) and who used to be the love of her life. Of course she’s taken off guard by the fact that she has him in her life again. It’s him, but it’s not really him and she can’t shrug off the nagging feeling that he just doesn’t remember the person he used to be, as if he’s brainwashed.
There is so much going on in this book, apparently there are different groups of people and each one has certain powers. But one is greedier than the other and Laken believes they are behind everything that is happening. The Counts is that group and she is one of them. She meets Cooper who was her savior in the beginning and they are drawn to each other, they have this connection that’s undeniable. But she is dating Wes and even though she has feelings for both she has to keep the pretense with Wes if she wants to be free of this mad world she is now living in. I’m completely Team Cooper, but then again sometimes I think Team Wes. It’s all very back and forth for me which is also fun.
Throughout the book there are zombies, nephilim, ghosts, fems, and overall bad people and mean girls. This story had a little bit of everything in it, even a little taste of vampire tendencies thrown in for good measure. This was a good read, and I feel the need to read Addison’s first series the Celestra because they seem to play a part in this series. I really can’t wait to find out what happens next because this book just left my mind reeling of the possibilities of what could transpire.
About the Author:
Addison Moore is the author of young adult fiction and romance. She has worked as therapist on a locked psychiatric unit for almost a decade. She is the mother of four wonderful children. She resides on the West Coast with her family and two dogs where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she's not writing, she's reading.
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