October 5, 2012

Blog Tour - Review: Metamorphosis by Devon Ashley

I'm thrilled to participate in the Metamorphosis (book 2 of The Immortal Archives series) blog tour. I previously participated in the Ordained (book 1) blog tour as well, so I was really excited to read and review Metamorphosis. There is a great giveaway associated with this tour, so if you haven't entered yet, feel free to do so at the end of this post. Good luck!

Since Metamorphosis is book 2, I want to warn that there will likely be spoilers for Ordained in my review.

Title: Metamorphosis
Author: Devon Ashley
Genre: YA Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Devon Ashley (Nov 15, 2011 )
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Change is not always a good thing...

Some survived the battle – but not without a price. As one heart starts up again, another dies down. The pure vampires learn their immortality isn't as strong as they'd thought – the status of their hearts determines their vulnerability. And when the truth gets out, a betrayal by one of their own will cost more lives.


When we last saw Emily, she had a decision to make. She had been accidentally exposed to Abby's blood which infected her with the vampire virus; however, because it was only a very small amount, it won't turn her into a vampire, it will kill her. So her choice is to either allow Abby to turn her into a pure vampire or die. Not really much of a choice, is it?

Metamorphosis starts off shortly after where Ordained ended. Emily is transitioning into a vampire and learning about herself all over again. With the help of Abby and Noel's training, she's slowly but surely familiarizing herself with her new abilities ... some of which even Abby and Noel didn't expect her to have.

For pure vampires, injuries and illnesses cause their hearts to start beating again until they have healed. So for Emily, it took a little while after being turned for her heart to stop beating, but for Abby, having been seriously injured at the end of Ordained, her heart is still beating despite her physical injuries having healed, causing Noel concern.

Now as much as I would like to say more regarding the storyline, I can't. Devon Ashley takes you on a crazy ride with this book. There are some surprises throughout this book and one mega serious betrayal that I never saw coming and which I honestly became emotional over. Truth be told, I wanted to yell at Devon and say, "How could you?". You also learn more about Abby's past, her family that is important. Having read Metamorphosis, I understand why the synopsis of the book is so vague. You can't go into too much detail without spoiling some of the surprises and shocking revelations.

While I very much enjoyed this book, I felt as if the beginning was a tad slow. But seriously, once it gets going ... hang on. As I've said, there are a number of surprises plus there are things that are revealed that will surely be important in the next book, and I'm so looking forward to finding out what happens next!

** I received a ecopy of Metamorphosis from the author in exchange for a review.**

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