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November 06, 2012

Review: Eternally Yours by Cate Tiernan


Title: Eternally Yours (Immortal Beloved #3)
Author: Cate Tiernan
Publisher: HBG Canada (Poppy)
Publication date: November 6, 2012
Genre(s): Young Adult (Paranormal/Magick)
Source: Publisher
Format: ARC
Pages: 458
After 450 years of living, Nastasya Crowe should have more of a handle on this whole immortal thing....

After a deadly confrontation at the end of Darkness Falls, the second Immortal Beloved novel, Nastasya Crowe is, as she would put it, so over the drama. She fights back against the dark immortals with her own brand of kick-butt magick...but can she fight against true love? In the satisfying finale to the Immortal Beloved trilogy, ex-party-girl immortal Nastasya ends a 450-year-old feud and learns what "eternally yours" really means.

Laced with historical flashbacks and laugh-out-loud dialogue, the Immortal Beloved trilogy is a fascinating and unique take on what it would mean to live forever
This review may contain a few small spoilers of Immortal Beloved & Darkness Falls 
This book was just so perfect. I loved every page of it, Cate Tiernan really knew how to wrap everything up without it seeming too happily ever after or even too open ended. She always manages to be realistic in her books no matter their genre. Eternally Yours is my favorite book from this trilogy. The journey Nastasya took together with us was full of laughs, sarcasm, immaturity (mostly from Nasty), character development, great secondary characters, a complex yet hot romance, and most of all magick! I am a huge fan of her Sweep series so I was so glad that I picked up this series. At the beginning I would always compare it with her Sweep series but over time it started building its own distinctive voice and the comparisons stopped. Eternally Yours was the ending all fans of the Immortal Beloved series would want. 
Nastasya, as usual, is still struggling with coming from a dark family. She is trying her best to stay good however there is always this seed of doubt that she won't be able to pull it off for the rest of eternity. The maturity (well most of the time) with her way of thinking shows us just how much she developed and grew as a character. Her romance with Reyn was also still as complicated as always because of her inability to stick long enough in a relationship to be called a relationship. Also with the addition of River's brothers popping up, Nastasya didn't think she'd be able to take the pressure. I really felt for her. Especially since her worries and problems finally have some importance to them.  In this novel Nastasya finally solidifies some semi-friendships from Darkness Falls and actually starts new friendships. This was a definite turning point for her character since she has finally started to care for people, not just trying to impress them like how her friendship with Incy was like.  
My only small issue is the amount of characters in this series. I honestly, till now, still couldn't keep up with all of them. Solis, Rachel, Charles, Asher, Anne, Brynna.. some of them were memorable but others were not. However I loved that this novel had more magick involved and many of the mysteries and our questions got solved and answered. Usually 400+ novels, like I've mentioned before, tend to drag or have fillers in them. However, Eternally Yours's 458 pages had a purpose toward the main plot and the overall understanding for the readers and the enjoyment level. I inhaled the full novel in three days. Three days that included traveling cross continent and spending hours with relatives and outside. I basically sacrificed my sleep because I just couldn't stop reading. 
All in all Eternally Yours is really a great conclusion to this series. I am kind of disappointed that this is the end of Nastasya's journey because I just love her to bits. Cate Tiernan is officially one of the few authors I would blindly pick up their book without reading the synopsis because I trust that anything she writes I would love.  



Reviews of the rest of the Immortal Beloved series:


14 comments:

  1. I've heard so many mixed things about this series I have no idea in which camp I'd fall into. BUT BRO. I like dark magic books. This seems darkly magical. So... why haven't I read it?

    (As if you know.) xD

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  2. OMG! Thanks so much for this review! I'm dying to see how this book will end!

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  3. I have the first book in this series, but have not read it it yet. I know you enjoy this series a lot Juhina so I may need to try and get to that soon :) Awesome review, which makes me want to read the first one even more.

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

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  4. I'm so so pleased to hear this is a great conclusion to the series! I think I only really started it last month - it's crazy that it's going to be over so quickly for me now. :D

    Brilliant review, Juhina!

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  5. I didn't read your review since I haven't read the series, but I see that you rated it 4.5 and I am glad to know that the series ends well!!

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  6. I've been wondering how this series would end and it sounds like you had a great time enjoying the book! And it's even better for me to know that things aren't unrealistic even when the story is about dark magic. Thanks for sharing, Juhina!

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  7. Ah! I'm so far behind in this series! I've only read book one, but I really enjoyed it and definitely want to know how the series concludes. I'm so glad this last book got such a high rating, I love when a series ends strongly:)

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  8. This is a series that I have seen and wondered if it was something I would get into. Great review, I am going to have to find them...


    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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  9. Good review. This sounds interesting.

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  10. I actually haven't heard of this series but from what you describe I like the sound of it very much. It sounds very interesting...and I also like books that feature realistic themes in them. I'll definitely check this out! Glad you enjoyed this! Fantastic Review!

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

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  11. I'm glad this book provided a satisfying conclusion to the series for you Juhina, I've had to say goodbye to quite a few amazing books this year and seriously it feels like I've lost a good friend! :) I really need to get to this series soon, you and Sam both seem to love it and this cover is just gorgeous! Lovely review! :)

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  12. Yay I loved this wrap up to the series too. I am going to miss Nas's sarcasm and her immaturity is even a breath of fresh air. There are so many characters in this book, one thing I did like about that was getting to hear their stories of their past and why they were at River's Edge. Great review!

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  13. Had to quickly just skim over the review to avoid spoilers, but I must- MUST- read this series soon!

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  14. I just barely started hearing of this series! It sounds great! I need to pick up the first book.

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