My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the 4th and last book in the Causal Enchantments series by K.A. Tucker. It is a wonderful young adult paranormal romance series about vampires in a contemporary setting dealing with end-of-world issues and greater powers that be. There are twists and turns, more lies and revelations... you constantly wonder where the story is taking you and how all the problems will be resolved. Book 4 (Anomaly), was no exception. I enjoyed it!
The series just got better and better with every book. It was hard to put down at times. I would classify this series in my "entertaining & enjoyable" reads. It had all the ingredients that I like in a young adult paranormal romance: vampires, romantic tension, lies, deceit, magic, action, suspense, death, unexpected friendships, unpredictability... My constant main concern throughout the series had to do with Evangeline's character and how weak and naïve she was. In Anomaly, Evie evolves into a strong, confident young woman who takes charge of difficult situations. She stands up & defends her decisions, even if the outcomes aren't quite the ones she expected. Two thumbs up for Evangeline! As with books 2 & 3, book 4 is told from both Evie and Sophie's point of view. I've loved Sophie from the get-go and the turn of events in her character's story surprised me. She shows a vulnerable side of herself that I didn't know she had. None of the characters are perfect and that's what I love about them.
Book 4 has a bit more combat-strategy feel to it but it is not so overpowering that it takes over the story. The general feel of the story is true to the rest of the series.
As for the romance between Evie and Caden, it gave me shivers at times! They are such a cute couple! There could have been a bit more romance but, then again, when you're trying to save humanity, there may not be time for lovey-dovey stuff!!!
My only little minor concern: the ending (NO SPOILERS) may have been just a little too perfect for some readers. Personally, I like a happy ending & was satisfied but I can guess that some people may be cringing at the perfectness of the end.
Technical stuff: Young adult paranormal romance (parental guidance: violence, death, blood, sexual reference but no explicitly descriptive sexual content). It took me 7.5 hours to read it.
She was merely a pawn in their game. And then something happened. Once the fragile, naïve human, Evangeline has become altogether … different. A being who holds formidable power, she may be the key to changing the course of fate. Or she could be the final nail in the world’s coffin. But Evangeline doesn’t know exactly what she is, what she can do. She knows only that she has to stop an enemy far worse than the Sentinel and the sorceresses—one driven by revenge. And he’s hunting the man she loves. As Evangeline fights to keep Caden alive and the human population from eradication, she can’t help but sense the imminent doom. Find out if fate will prevail in the harrowing conclusion to the Causal Enchantment series.
RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY (Signed Set of the Causal Enchantment Series-International):
Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.
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