Friday, July 22, 2011

Ordained by Devon Ashley

Ordained (Immortal Archives #1) by Devon Ashley


Rating: 5 Stars

Normally, the school creates the hunters - not the monsters.

Abby Sorrensten likes to play rough. Ripping the horns off the foreheads of demons, manipulating lightning and setting things on fire with the flick of your wrist can give you a serious rush. So she probably wasn’t the best choice for the Order’s experimental training program. Thirteen years of isolation, lack of affection and a bruised and broken body from horrendous training sessions creates more than just an exceptional fighter. It creates an evil within - an evil responsible for several deaths the night she left.

Two hundred years later Abby resurfaces as the very thing the Order trained her to kill: a vampire. A mythical demon has set his sights on the school and only the ordained hunter has the powers to face it. Unbeknownst to the Order, Abby’s their precious ordained one and their only chance for survival. As much as she would love to leave them hanging, she’s not willing to risk the life of Emily, a fellow friend and hunter also fed up with the organization.

But for Abby, locking herself away in a fortress with angry descendents of those she killed causes suspicions and tensions to run high. Abby must learn the demon’s weaknesses for battle before the Order learns hers.

First Thoughts: I can't remember how I found Devon but it was through Facebook and I 'liked' her page. After awhile she posted her novel was on sale in e-book format and I jumped at the chance. I ordered the book and got it directly on my phone using the NOOK app.

Writing Style: Devon is a great writer. I'm not a huge fan of third-person omniscient writing but I was able to deal and actually enjoy hearing other's part of the story.

Characters: Abby is such a fun character. She is a strong woman who doesn't let people run her life. I like Abby and Noel's relationship. It was interesting to learn about them and their life together. I liked Abby more than Emily but Emily was a great character too. She had a lot brought on her and almost dying can do that to people. Valerie was pretty cool too. I would like to learn a lot more about Valerie, as in I hope she have even a bigger role in the next book.

Final Thoughts: Some of it was hard to understand in the beginning but I wasn't disappointed. I loved the book and I am super excited for Metamorphosis, the next book in the series. I am super happy I found this series because I was getting used to the vampires and immortals but this is a whole new twist and a great read.

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Devon Ashley said...

Happy you liked it. :D

There aren't too many books out there that offer more than two points of view for YA. Technically, Ordained is adult urban fantasy since the characters are mostly in their twenties, but I wrote it with the YA audience in mind.