Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Book Review: Immortal Rising (An Argeneau Novel Book 34) by Lynsay Sands


Book Description

The Argeneaus are back! Filled with love, passion, and adventure, New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands returns with another sexy romance about everyone's favorite immortals.

Stephanie McGill was attacked and turned when she was just a teenager. Worse, her abilities are unlike any other immortal. Now 13 years later, with the help of her adopted Argeneau family, Steph has carved out a new – if not lonely – life for herself. Until a new neighbor arrives…

Thorne is also one-of-a-kind. The result of a genetic experiment, he’s not an immortal, but he’s not mortal either. He’s looking for a place to hide, to get some peace and quiet so he can figure things out, and Stephanie’s sanctuary is perfect. In fact, Stephanie is perfect. For the first time, Thorne is free to be himself and he’s falling for her.

But if they’re going to have a future together, they’ll first need to deal with their past…because the mad scientist who created Thorne is now after Stephanie.

My Review

After Stephanie and her sister were attacked and turned against their will, Stephanie developed the ability to hear others thoughts but she can't block it out or turn it off like the other immortals can. So her new family set her up in a house out in the middle of nowhere, far away from others. But they don't realize that her abilities are far stronger than she let on and she can still hear some of the people around her. 

Thorne was an experiment from the moment of conception. His father is a crazy scientist who tried to make children with special abilities through DNA splicing and he's one of the results. He has wings and small feathers on his head and he is hoping that he can have his wings removed so he can be somewhat normal. 

So he moves into the vacant house next to Stephanie and she can't hear his thoughts because something is happening with her ability which has her troubled. She and her family are concerned that she might go crazy and start killing people like what they call a no-fanger. It's happened before and she's concerned that her losing her ability might be the first step to her going crazy serial killer. But she doesn't say anything to her sister about it which I thought was kinda crazy in itself. 

Thorne is using the cabin close to her while her family figures out how to help him. Stephanie is so bubbly, so open and forthright that she makes Thorne feel comfortable right away. He feels like he's a freak and wasn't sure how she would respond to seeing him at first but they got along right from the start. They both find the other attractive right away and he finds her funny so they get along really well. It was fun to watch them fall for one another.

It would have been interesting if Stephanie could also hear her cat and dog's thoughts because they were so much fun but that wasn't part of the story which I thought would have been fun. 

When Stephanie finds out that she has a stalker or someone is just spying on her, she and Thorne try and figure out why someone is spying on her. She thinks it's because she's an author and maybe one of her fans is trying to find out information about her newest book but then things get more dangerous and they have to call in backup. 

I've been reading this series for a really long time. This is the 34th book in the series and I still love this series and look forward to reading the books when they come out. This was no exception, I loved Stephanie and Thorne, they were just so great together.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Disclosure: I was given an e-ARC of this book via NetGalley but all thoughts and opinions are my own.