~ Excerpt ~
Chapter 1To: Cassie.Scot@gmail.comFrom: Kaitlin.Meyer12@gmail.comRe: Jason is DeadJason is dead.Go ahead. Say “I told you so.” You never do, but just this once could you stoop down to the level of us mere mortals long enough to sneer like a ten-year-old? Put a little hip wiggle into it and wrinkle your nose. Roll your eyes at me like I’m the biggest moron on the planet.After all you did, in fact, tell me so.And when you’re finished, I need you to do me the biggest favor I’ve ever asked in my life. In all likelihood, the last favor I’ll ever ask. I need you to take Jay. I need you to keep him safe, because you and Evan are probably the only two people who can. I hope that one day you can find it in your heart to love him like you love your own daughter.Your Friend,KaitlinKaitlin closed her eyes as she hit send, praying that Cassie still was her friend. Praying that nothing went wrong over the next two days. And just… praying.* * *
~ My Review ~
I’m a huge fan of the Cassie Scot series and am enjoying the spin-off novels as well. Despite that, I was hesitant to start Kaitlin’s Tale. Why? I really liked Jason in the previous novels, even though we didn’t see much of him. But now he’s a vampire and in the Cassie Scot world, that’s a bad thing. A very bad thing. It did in fact take me a while to get into Kaitlin’s story. Jason peeved me off and Kaitlin seemed weak and boring at first. Well, let me tell you, first impressions can be wrong. Very wrong. Kaitlin turned out to be one of my favorite characters of the series. She has a lot of hidden depth if only someone would take the time to get her to open up.
Matthew Blair also had much more depth than expected. Like everyone else who has read the Cassie Scot series, I didn’t think much of Matthew. Yeah, I pretty much hated him. For the longest time in this story, my opinion of him didn’t improve. But Matthew grew on me; probably because he grew as a person during the story.
Once again Amsden has created a fantasy world full of action and suspense – a place I want to live in, despite the danger involved. There’s a lot going on in this world. Intrigue, mystery, political posturing, Kaitlin’s Tale has it all. Although this story can be read as a standalone, I don’t recommend it. There’s just way too much going on and readers will miss subtle hints and clues. And why would you not want to read all the other stories in this series, anyway?
If you’re looking for a well-rounded story that will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat, pick up a copy of Kaitlin’s Tale. You won’t be disappointed.
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