Gates of Rapture, sixth book of the The World of Ascension Series and therefore also the final one! I have to say I was really looking forward reading this book! But I have to say I have some mixed feeling while writing this review. For one thing I had never taken so much time to finish a book. I just couldn’t get in to the flow. It was absolute not a page turner. Although the story is strong, world building realistic and the characters as good as they can get. I still was missing something!
This book contains al the right elements like shape shifters and vampires and strange different levels of earth. But what I missed most was the interaction between the main characters, Grace and Leto! Don’t get me wrong the action is trilling and the hot love scenes are steamy but between them there was absolutely nothing!
Although I was reading the story about Grace and Leto, my mind was with a other character. I was finding myself wishing there where more lines about Endelle, she is fantastic with great outfits and snarky comments and wishing there was much less about the bad villain Greaves! As a final book I really hoped for a little bit more closure for all the previous characters from The World of Ascension Series!
So for me there was a lot I was missing and also a few pages that in my opinion could have been skipped. Way to many pages where fillers, or some situations to much explained so that the reader didn’t have to use his or her’s imagination. Not all things or situations have to be spelled out with every word. It was not in the previous 5 books so why now? This is just me telling you this, one readers opinion, some people like it, some don’t.
The main character has wing we know it because it we are already on pag. 40
“At last, his consciousness began to fade, and he fell down on her so that she collapsed under him.” (here it should have stopped) but Caris adds everytime that little filler! In this case…the real sentence ends with “…and under de covering of his wings.”
Overall the book is OK. A great read for the Paranormal fans and even better for the fans of this Series. But for the expectations I had, it was a little bit of a dissapointment. Don’t get me wrong this book is great and you should make up you own mind about this one! When you have read it. Please share your experience with me!
[frame_center src=”http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1337835597l/13517786.jpg” href=”http://www.pcbookreviews.com/review-gates-of-rapture-by-caris-roane/”]Gates of Rapture by Caris Roane
E-arc provide by Publisher for Review
Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Expected publication: December 26th 2012 by St Martins Press
ISBN 1250009952 (ISBN13: 9781250009951)
As a vampire and a warrior, Leto Distra is deadly. But after years of being forced to drink dying blood, he is now part beast—a wild savage thing lurking beneath the surface. With war on the horizon, Leto is determined to help the Guardians of Ascension destroy the enemy who turned him into a monster. And there’s only one woman who can help him.
Grace Albion is certain that she’s meant to be with Leto, but their future may be cut short by the impending battle. Now Grace must embrace her obsidian flame powers—and bind her powers with Leto’s—if they’re ever going to survive. With the fate of the world at stake, they must tap into powers they never knew they had…and unlock their deepest passions.
Sexy and thrilling, Gates of Raptures is the breathtaking final book in Caris Roane’s Guardians of Ascension series.[/frame_center]