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Lucifer Rising Reviews
Lucifer Rising, the third novel of the Gothic Memoirs series, reopens the epic tale with startling revelations about the past that leave Nadija staggering. Some of the long-suppressed secrets leave her disappointed and resentful of those she once thought were loyal to her and her throne. Though disappointed, Nadija continues to secretly plot to rearrange council and assist the Vlkolak in their rise to power. In a series of strategic and surprising political moves, Nadjia begins to unravel the secrets that could potentially keep the Vlkolak king from taking back his throne. (Summary from Book)I said this for the 2nd book,Mariposa, and it applies to this one too: Mesmerizing. Captivating. Addictive. Perfect. I am so hooked, and can’t wait until Halloween when the 4th book is out! I was very pleased with how this story progressed, it has just gotten better if that’s possible, but it did, so far each book just grows the story, and that’s the kind of series I like. I am so amazed at Rebekah Armusik's writing style. It all flows so beautifully together. The descriptions are so vivid, you really feel like you’re there with Nadjia. I am extremely impressed. Rebekah has a huge career ahead of her, and would not be surprised to see her become one of the top writers. I really believe that. Give these books a chance. They will hook you in, the story is so intriguing, and the suspense is there, with such believable characters. You become attached to them, and you will feel all the emotions and the fears and excitement right along with them.Nadjia is a great lead character. I love her witty, sarcastic, sometimes harsh personality, it is refreshing to me, and that part of her, feels so real.We begin this book pretty much were the last one Mariposa left off. There is a huge revelation at the end of this book, that I won’t say what, but it makes this love story between Nadjia and Alexei EPIC, it really does. We finally learn some well hidden secrets that shed some light on why these two are so perfect for each other, and seem drawn to each other as if it was a magnetic pull. We also get to learn why Nadjia is so powerful. She also learns some pretty awesome magick, that has me in awe.Here is a very touching quote between Nadjia and Alexei, when he asked her if she was in love with James, she said she loved him, but not in love with him, and how he would not be able to fulfill all her needs, and that Alexei is everything to her, and then she says this:Kindle Location 4444“And to be honest, this entire time I was quiet because I was thinking about how much I love you. Every time I allow myself that quiet reflection, I begin to panic. I become paralyzed with fear, because the love I have for you is so overwhelming and irrational that I would never survive the absence of it. For people like us, forever is a very long time.”It’s so touching the relationship they have. It’s not perfect, they have their fights and all that, but they always come back to how much they mean to each other.I again, really love the relationship Nadjia and Alexei have. I also really love the love James and Nadjia have for each other. It’s platonic, but a very really love all the same. James is a great character too; I really love the final truth we learn behind the Vlkolak that Nadjia learns from her Aunt Lizzy (Olga’s much younger sister) we find out who James’s father is, and it’s a whopper of a surprise, and a nice one too. We know from book 2 that Nadjia wants the get the Vlkolak back on the council, and she wants James as their king. She can feel James is filled with goodness like no other. I was openly crying when Lizzy was telling her story about when she was very young, and about the King of the Vlkolak. It’s heartbreaking, and the emotional turmoil this will put you in is hard to describe. There are some funny parts too, as usual, as Nadjia does and says some funny things, she does have that quick tongue and it gets her into some funny situations. I can’t really quote some of the funnier ones, as they contain some language that I can’t post most everywhere, but hopefully you will find out when you read the books. If you have not read books one and two,(Mariposa) yet, I suggest you start with them, as you need the info in them, or you would be lost. These books are meant to be a series, as I can tell it’s been a well thought out plan for the series. Not like some books that were meant for one or two then the author decides to write more. I love some of the scenes that has Nadjia dealing with that horrid women who calls herself Countess, and she learns more about how she came about, and is NOT very happy about it, at all.I feel privileged to be able to go on this journey with Nadjia and the rest of them. It’s a story like no other out there. It has its own spin on Angels, Vampires, and Magick. It will have you dreaming and thinking of this world that Nadjia lives it. It will feel like a long wait for book 4, and will be counting down the days.Memoirs of a Gothic Soul is book one for those who do not know.Visit my blog for more reviews and extras. Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books
Lucifer Rising is the third book in the Gothic Memoirs Series. If you have read my other reviews, you know how much I like this series and Lucifer Rising did not disappoint.Nadija’s character is evolving so well. She is really coming to terms with her role, and seeing herself for who she truly is. Her relationship with Alexei was much improved in this book, a lot of the chemistry that was lacking in the second book returned in this one. As you may already know, James’ character has become a favorite of mine. I love the fact that he has an even more prominent place in the story. We also learn a little more about his feelings and what he wants for himself. In Lucifer Rising, we learn more about Nadija and Alexei’s family members, the history of the Vlkolak, and more about the fallen as a whole.There were some spots in the story that moved a little slow, but all in all I was once again impressed with Armusik’s writing. She has a true talent for weaving an engrossing tale. She pours so much feeling into the story that you can’t help but be impressed. The last few chapters of the novel had me on the edge of my seat and the ending left me with my jaw hanging.I will mention once again that this is probably a series you will want to start from the beginning or you will feel a little lost. Armusik writes the story continuously and doesn’t backtrack. I really like this style, because with some series, I feel like most of the book is a recap of the last; with these books you get straight to the story.I have heard the series being described as modern Gothic, and I would tend to agree with this. I would also describe it as an epic tale between good and evil. I feel really fortunate that this series was brought to my attention, and cannot wait to read the next one.**Reviewed by Teresa D. for VampireRomanceBooks.com**
Think Twilight all grown up, with gothic horror, epic mythology, detailed terror and an underlying threat to the world hidden in ancient prophesies. Lucifer Rising is the third in Rebekah Armusik’s 13 Gothic Memoirs series, and the author’s tone reflects the unsettled heart of a misfit turned queen, mixing immaturity and awesome power in equal proportions. Honest concern for her fellow humans traps the mysterious queen Dija between goodhearted kindness and cruel vampiric torture, making her a constantly conflicted character while her emotions flip and change.The author’s series promises thirteen memoirs as Dija grows into her powers and, hopefully, finds salvation somewhere on a path between the religious goodness of Father, God’s absent betrayal, and the selfish cruelty of the lost. A scary tale with detailed pain and torture and much heart-searching, this novel fills in the next step of Dija’s adventure, bringing surviving characters forwards through death and death-dealing to a tear-jerker ending before the next book, and lifting parts of the veil on the past as it goes. The author jumps straight into the tale on page one, so readers should be sure to read the previous two volumes before embarking on this.Though it reminds me of Twilight, this isn’t teen fiction. The sexuality is underplayed, but sexual tensions, especially in vampiric feeding, are pretty clear, and the gruesomeness factor is high. The series is definitely episodic, and should probably appeal to those who wish their teen fantasy, mystery and heart-searching could be freed from the restraints of a PG13 rating.Disclosure: I was given a free ecopy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
Lucifer Rising is the third book in the Gothic Memoirs Series. If you have read my other reviews, you know how much I like this series and Lucifer Rising did not disappoint.Nadija’s character is evolving so well. She is really coming to terms with her role, and seeing herself for who she truly is. Her relationship with Alexei was much improved in this book, a lot of the chemistry that was lacking in the second book returned in this one. As you may already know, James’ character has become a favorite of mine. I love the fact that he has an even more prominent place in the story. We also learn a little more about his feelings and what he wants for himself. In Lucifer Rising, we learn more about Nadija and Alexei’s family members, the history of the Vlkolak, and more about the fallen as a whole.There were some spots in the story that moved a little slow, but all in all I was once again impressed with Armusik’s writing. She has a true talent for weaving an engrossing tale. She pours so much feeling into the story that you can’t help but be impressed. The last few chapters of the novel had me on the edge of my seat and the ending left me with my jaw hanging.I will mention once again that this is probably a series you will want to start from the beginning or you will feel a little lost. Armusik writes the story continuously and doesn’t backtrack. I really like this style, because with some series, I feel like most of the book is a recap of the last; with these books you get straight to the story.I have heard the series being described as modern Gothic, and I would tend to agree with this. I would also describe it as an epic tale between good and evil. I feel really fortunate that this series was brought to my attention, and cannot wait to read the next one.**Written for VampireRomanceBooks.com**
I'm not sure where to start this review. I didn't enjoy the story as much in this third installment of the series, and there wasn't much that jumps out to me to say. Although the characters were certainly more interesting this time around. That awful Countess is back and she is certainly causing a ton of trouble in Nadija's family. Even though I don't like her, I can't help but be fascinated by her awfulness. We also learn alot more about Jozef, and it's not good at all. I loved reading the interactions between Nadija and James especially.Their relationship is getting quite complicated as they grow closer. There's no doubt that they love each other, but at times it seems like James wants more from Dija. I do admire for Dija for not giving in to temptation and remaining faithful to Alexei, but I do feel sad for James. He's a good man, and he needs someone who can return his feelings. I also think he'll make the perfect king, so I hope he gets his chance.Even though the story was a bit dragging for me, I'm still fully enjoying this series. I love the author's writing style, and she's given Nadija a very clear, strong voice. There was a surprise at the end which I wasn't expecting, but it definitely makes perfect sense. I can't wait to see what Nadija does with her new found knowledge in the next book!Read more of my reviews at Pinkindle Reads & Reviews.
Those that are reading the review of Book three should be well informed about this Series by now. I can not effectively give an accurate review of this book, without giving too much of the story away, because the direction this story is going is incredible. The Characters are developed and very familiar at this point, and although they are all complex and emotional, we can all relate to every Character in this Series, because we all know someone who fits these Characters well. Naudia is a strong, proud, stubborn Queen that has finally grown into her skin. She has the will of a God, and her powers can easily back up her tongue at this point. How refreshing to see a main Female Character that is not a helpless, whiny sad case of a person. Naudia is the Heroine for the Ages, and will reign supreme in any battle.All Hail Queen Naudia!
I loved this book, I love the whole series. I can't wait for the next one to be out, at Halloween.This is so different than anything I have ever read. A whole new take on angels and vampires. Not what you expect.The writing style is so beautiful. I was blown away. This whole series is a must read to me. I highly recommend it.Start with Memoirs of a Gothic Soul and then 2nd MariposaRebekah Armusik is an amazing writer. Truly gifted.
Mariposa is continued through Lucifer Rising as additional circumstances and situations unfold in Nadjia's complex life, including an unexpected family twist with which she must come to terms with. Dark truths from the past of the Vlkolak people are disclosed along with a profound revelation explaining the deep love between Nadjia and Alexei. Rebekah Armusik has done it again! Her brilliant story-telling leaves me mesmerized with each surpassing novel and I am left yearning for the next installment.
Loved the book! Rebekah outdoes herself once again! I enjoyed traveling on the journey of Nadija and meeting new characters. the emotions behind her words are impeccable and it was hard to stop reading! I love the stregnth to Nadija, it is so refreshing form other books where the woman is such a victim. If you have not read the 1st 2 books, YOU MUST! Each book only gets better and better, if that is possible!
I cannot say enough how much I am enjoying this series... Writer is a local gal using local references which I enjoy immensely... I can't wait to read the next book!