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Ephemeral (The Countenance)

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    Whoa. Ephemeral was C-R-A-Z-Y. The good kind of crazy, definitel

    Whoa. Ephemeral was C-R-A-Z-Y. The good kind of crazy, definitely. You have a spirited, hard-headed main character in Laken, whose passion and temperament rivals that of her Celestra Series counterpart, Skyla. Laken, who also is dropped into the crazy world of angel factions, the Transfer, and viscious high school rivals, also has the dreaded/beloved love triangle to deal with.

    Yes, another triangle. For fans of Moore's Celestra Series, you know this is a good thing! This time, we have Wes, Laken's one true love, her perfect match. But, there's also Cooper. A sweetheart of a guy, who seems more willing to believe Laken and to help her uncover her past and the truth about what is happening in this insane alternate world. Laken wants to be with Wes, loves him, but cannot deny her attraction to Cooper. I have a feeling this entanglement may end up rivaling that of Skyla/Gage/Logan.

    Ephemeral had so much going on. You have Laken trying to navigate and unravel this alternate world she wakes up in. The people from her other life are not the same in this world. Her family is not the same. Laken is driven to the edge wondering whether she is dead, alive, or insane. Those she trusted in her old life are the same she must be wary of in this new life. There are monsters in the forest, possible evil among her family and friends, and a battle for her heart and mind.

    Ephemeral is a great spin-off to the Celestra Series. Those who've read and loved that series will be extremely happy with this new series. I'm excited to find out what happens next in book two, Evanescent.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2012

    *****COOP********

    I love the celestra series.. This book was good nice to get something from the other side but it has potential to turn out really good or aweful im hoping for good!! As for the love triangle i like wes but i am team coop all the way....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    This is a roller coaster of a story! Is Laken in Heaven or a wai

    This is a roller coaster of a story! Is Laken in Heaven or a wait station, or totally somewhere else? She is still in high school dealing
    with bratty girls with perfect bodies and pouty lips. She finds her beloved boyfriend Wes, but he tells her they are just friends. Nothing
    seems to be real to her until she another boy, Cooper comes into her life. Together they fight to find the truth.
    This book does not have an ending as it is a trilogy. Can't wait to read the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Loved it!! It's better than the Celestra series in that she got

    Loved it!! It's better than the Celestra series in that she got the leading female right this time! I never really liked Skyla, but Laken is wonderful! I definetly recommend this book. On to book 2! So excited! 

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  • Posted December 21, 2012

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    Through the whole book I kept wondering: Is this a dream? Is she

    Through the whole book I kept wondering: Is this a dream? Is she dead? What!? It kept me wanting to know more, and I flew through the pages. This story was definitely unique which is something that is hard to find. When you find a truly original book, it's like finding a rare gem. Which is exactly what Ephemeral is. I can't wait to see where the author takes us with this series! Ephemeral by Addison Moore was provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

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  • Posted October 10, 2012

    One crazy twist...

    Ephemeral is one enormous, complex twist. Laken finds herself in a world where the impossible is real and the truth is hidden. Those she thought were dead are in the flesh and people she doesn't recognize are wreaking havoc on her sanity. What is real? Who should she believe?

    I liked Laken ~ she's determined and courageous. The girl's got some raging hormones, though, and it's no wonder. What would you do if the guy you've loved all your life ~ who you thought was six feet under ~ happened to turn up in this alternate universe you've woken up in? I'm not sure I'd be able to reign myself in either. But Wes seems to be more of a distraction than anything ~ something to keep an eye on Laken. He diverts her attention, and instead of asking the most important questions ~ like why am I here? ~ Laken stays pretty occupied in her awe of his magical reappearance.

    I'm totally team Coop ~ all the way. The guy is just amazing. C'mon Laken, what are you thinking? Wes is your long dead love reincarnated and all that, but he's definitely not the same guy, and you know this! Laken finds herself torn between her heart and her memory, and it's excruciating...

    Love triangles aside, the storyline is pretty imaginative, to say the least. There's a whole new level of zombie and angel ~ an odd combo that, surprisingly, works... Although, I do wish there was a little more history on the whole Nephilim thing .. It's there, but I just felt it deserved a little more focus.. But overall, the twisted combination of conspiracy tied in with angel blood and zombies (or in this case, Spectators) ~ enticing ;)

    Addison Moore's writing style is incredible. This writer has a vocabulary that had me using my kindle dictionary constantly. It's poetic ~ the descriptions are beautiful, haunting, and completely unique. Laken's voice is smart and hilarious at times, her sarcasm and blunt manner completely grasping.

    Overall, great read! I really enjoyed Laken's introduction to this crazy world where the truth is beyond anything she could ever have imagined. Can't wait to see how the story continues!

    Four out of five stars from this reader :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2012

    Love the characters

    This story is really good, pulls you right in and you don't want to stop reading. Editting did not do a great job though. I had missing pages in my copy and the page numbers were wacky, skipping 20-30 pages each time I turned. It was a very long book, but didn't feel that way because of the great characters. It is very similar to the Celestra series as far as development goes....which could be why I loved it!

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