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Author: Abigail Gibbs
Reading Level: New Adult | Adult Fiction
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Released: January 28th 2014
Review Source: William Morrow
Autumn Rose has the chance to save the world she loves. But how much will she have to sacrifice?
Autumn Rose lives in a sleepy seaside town, but buried deep under the surface of her quiet life are dark secrets. Her grandmother is dead, murdered eighteen months ago, and the vibrant London social scene in which she was brought up is a world away. Even worse, at her new school she is shunned and condemned––all because of the swirling marks on her skin that prevent her from blending in with the crowd.
Then the appearance at her school of a handsome young man—who has the same curious markings as Autumn—sends her world into turmoil. Suddenly the marks are deemed cool, and Autumn is thrust into the limelight. But her sudden popularity brings danger as her secrets threaten to come to light. And then there are her recurring dreams about a girl who is about to be seduced by a very dark prince . . . and Autumn must figure out how to save her before it is too late.
I stayed away from early author interviews and blog posts, because I like the element of surprise. Surprised I was, to find that Autumn Rose was the beginning of a new saga that would soon cross paths with Violet Lee. To my disappointment Violet and Kaspar are no where in sight until the very end. It’s all about Autumn Rose. Autumn is a Sage. Bound to guard the humans of the present day from the Extermino. She tries very hard to appear to be your average student, in an everyday high school. Deep down however, she isn’t. She’s royalty, she’s a protector, a guardian with a mission. She is determined to save and protect those that she is destined to save. Along the way she speaks to her grandmother who has died. She looks to her spirit and voice for direction in stressful times. Wishing for answers to bring two worlds together.
When I was 75% finished with Autumn Rose I knew it would be a 4 tree review. However, the ending was a review changer for me. Ms. Gibbs truly hooked her readers in book 1 with Violet’s distressed story and final revelation. She did the same with Autumn Rose. She provided the reader with so much back story that it gave us a closer look of the settings and missions being presented. I hope my wait for book 3 will not be as long. It is truly exciting to see female protagonists grow and grow within a series. There are several minor characters that know have a story waiting to flow from the pen to paper. This series will continue to go far in so many ways. Lastly, there are many questions left unanswered. For me, that is what makes amazing writing!
Check out Deitre's Review of The Dark Heroine: Dinner with a Vampire
About Abigail Gibbs
Abigail Gibbs was born and raised in deepest, darkest Devon. She is currently studying for a BA in English at the University of Oxford and considers herself a professional student, as the real world is yet to catch up with her. Her greatest fear is blood and she is a great advocate of vegetarianism, which logically led to the writing of her first novel, Dinner With A Vampire. At age fifteen, she began posting serially online under the pseudonym Canse12, and after three years in the internet limelight, set her sights towards total world domination. She splits her time between her studies, stories and family, and uses coffee to survive all three.
Now, because I’m really funny about books and I have a feeling that I’m going to have to have a complete set one day, at the last minute I’ve decided to give my ARC copy away. Here at OUaT, you know we like to shower our readers with the good reads that we can not put down!