Review: Asylum by K.A. Tucker

Posted 17 January, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Asylum by K.A. TuckerAsylum by K.A. Tucker
Series: Casual Enchantment #2
Publisher: Self Published on December 28, 2011
Source: Author
Pages: 252
Tucked away in Sofie's wintery asylum with no hope of release for years, Evangeline must come to terms with her situation: the curse still plagues her, she's now hunted by a
two thousand-year-old vampire, and the guy she's in love with tried to kill her.
Plus, she's locked up with a cranky Max and the Forero kids—two people everyone
seems to prefer dead over alive. Things aren't looking good.

Meanwhile, back in Manhattan, Sofie struggles to keep forty trapped and bloodthirsty Ratheus vampires at bay and a desperate Viggo from killing Evangeline's friends, all
while hints stir outside the walls of the NYC vampire asylum of a war brewing
between the Sentinel and the witches.

Is there any hope for Evangeline and Caden? Can Sofie control the rival powers? Is the fate of
Earth predestined? Find out in Book 2 of the Causal Enchantment series, a sequel to ANATHEMA.

Here Are My Thoughts
Check out my review of Anathema (Casual Enchantment #1)

Favorite Quote(s):

“Our eyes locked. I saw Caden’s eyes. The stunning green eyes I remembered, the eyes I thought I had lost forever. In that one look, eyery ounce of doubt, every moment of fear, every horrific memory washed away.”

Favorite Character: Caden again!
First Line:

“‘Forgive me,’ I whispered, knowing my words would never reach her ears.”

My Musings: Asylum was a great new installment in the Casual Enchantment series. In this novel, we learn more about the vampires, the curse, and the fate of the Earth. This novel, like the previous one, was a great and easy read. The writing itself was descriptive and enabled me to live the story through the eyes of Evangeline. The plot never failed to be entertaining, and there were twists and turns that I was not personally expecting!
In this novel, we’re introduced to some new characters, including Julian, and we learn more about characters that were not as prevelant in the previous novel. I enjoyed learning more background information to the whole ordeal, and it enabled me to more fully understand what was going on plot wise. In this novel, the plot continues to tangle and thicken, and it was enjoyable through and through.

Something I enjoyed a lot within this novel was the continuation of world building. We learned more and more about the world of Earth and its counterpart. We learned more about the characters and the history of the characters. This continued to build the world that Evangeline lives in. I enjoyed the personification of the characters as well. Instead of supporting roles being flat and static characters, instead Tucker created dynamic ones. It was interesting to learn about supporting roles such as Julian, Mortimer, and Sofie in addition to Evangeline.

Overall, Asylum was an intriguing read. It combined vampires, romance, and adventure into a novel that you don’t want to miss.

4 Stars

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About K.A. Tucker

Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.


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