The Gathering: The Ivy Blackwood Chronicles
The Ivy Blackwood Chronicles
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Words like unnatural and impure started the whispers.
From the very beginning, Ivy Blackwood was different. She was only a child when she was accused of setting the fire, one she passively watched engulf the small house she had called home. Her fingertips burned and her hair singed. Some who watched her crossed themselves, convinced she was soulless for she showed no emotion at all. Calm and dispassionate, even when the screaming started that quickly turned to bellows of agony before dying into nothing but the roaring of the fire.
She was locked away where she couldn’t bring harm to herself or others. To all involved, they had protected the world from a monster, but sometimes things are not what they seem.
“There were some constants that link us all: destiny, fate, love…even magic.” ~ L.A. Fiore
This book needs to be made into a movie. It is soul consuming from the first word till the last. So many twists and turns. A fantastic read.
What a ride!
From start to finish I was hooked!
This book gave me the creeps, had me at the edge of my seat and gave me the swoons. It also had me laughing and falling in love with a whole slew of characters that I want more of and am very happy to know that I will get to spend more time with them as this is just the first in the series.
There is a huge part of me that wants to get into detail about Ivy, as well as Ivy and Bain, but that would just ruin it for you. But what I can say is that I loved the journey that they both took me on. Ivy is a unique character and I loved how her story evolved and unfolded. There were quite a few things I didn’t see coming, but it all worked for me. And as for Bain and Ivy. There’s is an epic romance, a little mind bending, but epic and the swoons these two caused were real.
I know this is quick and vague, but it kind of has to be since to give you more would ruin the story and even now I think I may have given a bit too much, but it is what it is. I loved the world that the author brought to life, it was vivid and bright, even in the darkness and I loved how unique all of the characters were and how they brought more depth to the world at large. And after that epilogue, I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in the series!
~ Copy provided by The Next Step PR & voluntarily reviewed ~
5 amazing stars
When you read the description of this book your going to scratch your head and be like ok, but let me tell you, the description only scratches the surface of this epic tale of good and evil, right and wrong, greed and sacrifice.
When it comes to Ivy, you will connect with her right from the start. As the story goes on and you start to understand her and all the motives of the story you will buckle in and just take each twist and turn as they come. All the characters play such a huge role in the bigger picture. This book was told from multiple POVs and while I was worried that it wouldn’t work, the author proved me wrong and really had it flow perfectly and I needed all the PoVs to get the story.
This book played havoc on my head and heart but it was so worth it. It was a wild ride, with an intense plot and beautiful writing. I laughed, cried and swore that I was going to stop reading to be an adult and I was never really able to do that. It consumed me. I had to find out what was going to happen.
If you are looking for something Intense, mysterious and all consuming then pick up this book. You won’t be sorry that you gave it a chance. I devoured it as fast as I could while savoring it because it was that good.
I can write hundreds for reviews and they never seem to get easier. When you read an amazing book it’s even hard to get into all the feeling because you don’t want to risk spoiling the book for others. That’s where I am at. I don’t want to spoil but I want to just rant and rave and just express. At times this review may seem like a jumbled messy just know that it’s hard to contain all my feelings for this book. 5 stars #2OCCJD