Sunday, December 30, 2012
Alexandra Ivy - My Lord Immortality
Amelia left her Mayfair home where she lived with her parents. She left when they decided to have her grown brother placed in Bedlam. Now she and her “slow” brother William were on their own! She loved taking care of him, but simple things like keeping him in the house at night, instead of out searching for cats, was proving a monumental task. Lately there had been quite a few ladies of the evening murdered and it would be easy for someone to place the blame on a person who couldn’t defend himself. Her job was to protect him. William was continuously getting himself and Amelia into sticky situations in his quest to find cats, but lately they were always saved by the staid Sebastian St. Ives, a seemingly self-appointed guardian of Amelia.
Sebastian, appointed guardian of the amulet bearer Amelia by Nephri herself, felt that he was not the best choice for the position. He felt much more comfortable behind the veil studying his books and pondering things. He would, however, guard Amelia with his life! Nothing nor anyone would ever harm her as long as he was her guardian. Now, if he could just guard her from a distance…then he wouldn’t be so tempted to ravish her himself!
There were things that I liked and disliked about this book. You may be surprised by what I have to say on this subject. I found that I liked Drake the villain, more than I did Sebastian the hero by a huge margin! I think it was because the entire prologue was about Drake. You understood him and you felt his emotions… that part of me that wanted to fix things was all primed to make him my hero. I was ready for him to go from zero to hero! But he stayed bad to the bitter end. Then enter Sebastian, who we are supposed to love, and he was so… nothing. I had no problem with him being studious, but he basically spent the entire book running away, showing up for a rescue and then running away again.
I was even less impressed with Amelia, who we spent a great deal of time with. She was supposed to be a wonderful person who was greatly desired…she was dull, just plain dull. She couldn’t even figure out how to hide a lock on a door that a “slow” person (the author’s term, not mine) couldn’t figure out. She was continuously chasing out in the night after her brother. That would have happened once with me, and the lock would have been rigged. I found myself rolling my eyes thinking just because this was written a few years ago and written about the Regency era, it doesn’t mean that the characters in it are any less intelligent than they would be now.
I wondered whether I would be trying anymore of these books. I am not quite sure. I think it will be on a case by case basis. However, I don’t feel compelled to read the 2 previous books in this series.
Until Next Time!
Book: My Lord Immortality
Author: Alexandra Ivy
Other Books in the Immortal Rogues Series: My Lord Vampire, My Lord Eternity
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