Series: Casual Enchantment #3
Publisher: Self Published on September 20, 2012
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Evangeline finally got what she longed for – the cursed pendant off her neck and Caden in her arms - only it has come at a steep price. An unknown poison now courses through her body, slowly morphing her into something no one but the Fates can foresee. She has her suspicions though...and, if she is right, it will spell certain ruin for her and Caden. She won’t last long enough to realize that though, if Viggo and Mortimer uncover the treasonous secrets she keeps from them– that Veronique is now free of her entombment and in the torturous clutches of the Witches and the Sentinel or that she is protecting a Sentinel within their very midst.
Always the naive human caught in the midst of the vampires’ web of deceit, Evangeline is now weaving her own dangerous web in order to keep her friend alive, rescue Veronique, and stop a seemingly inevitable war from starting. But can her honorable nature handle the depths of duplicity for which she must go to be in league with the Vampires?
Dark and gripping, full of angst-riddled scenes, Allegiance will have readers anxiously turning pages to find out if Evangeline can survive this spiraling disaster.
Check out my review of Asylum (Casual Enchantment #2)
“He leaned in that last inch to skim my neck with his bottom lip, hardly touching and yet sending shock waves through me, deep into my belly.”
Favorite Character: Caden. He’s that tortured hero that you can’t help but fall in love with!
“A spine chilling crack jerked Imogen’s attention to the center of the atrium.”
My Musings: What a thrilling installment! Although I’ll admit that this series so far has not been the best I’ve read, it nonetheless enraptured me into the world of Evangeline. Like the previous two installments, this novel managed to keep me interested the whole time. Tucker’s writing was detailed and descriptive. The characters are well developed, and we get to know some of them better in this novel.
Now that Evangeline has gotten the cursed pendant from around her neck–sans the instant death, all should be well for her and her vampire boyfriend, Caden. However, when is the life of Evie ever that simple? The magic that got the pendant off of her neck, of course, came at an unforeseen price–Evie now begins to morph into a creature that could very well be fatal to all whom she touches. The race against time now begins to cure Evie, Julian, and Veronique from this curse now running through their veins.
This plot was full of twists and turns. Just when you thought that Evie would get her happily ever after, another curse becomes apparent. Just when you believe that Veronique will be freed, something gets in the way. This book kept me on my toes regarding what would happen–it was almost impossible to predict!
The characters were the icing on the cake. I loved seeing Sophie interact with Mage, Sophie interact with Evie, Sophie interact with Caden, Caden interact with Evie, and Julian interact with Evie. I loved the friendships and bonds that formed over the course of this book, and I cannot wait to discover the effects of them as the series progresses. Even more than the friendships, I loved the romance. Evie and Caden are perfect for each other. they get each other, they strengthen each other, and they love each other it’s almost disgusting. However, their cuteness factor is off the charts. I also loved Julian and Amelie! they were such an unexpected couple and I was like whaaaaaa?! However, i do think that they will be good for each other, with Julian’s calmness and Amelie’s..not calmness! The last pairing that I loved was Mortimer and Veronique! Even though we see little of them, I love them more than Viggo and Veronique. But I guess you’ll have to read the book to see who she chooses won’t you?!
Finally, that cliffhanger! Tucker definitely kept me wanting more. Never have i had an ending like that! I’m anxiously awaiting the next installment to the Casual Enchantment series.
Tucker procured an exciting and exhilarating read–one that will take you on an adventure to a place like you’ve never known!