Amaranth (The Resistance Trilogy, #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Amaranth (Book 1)
The Gates (Book 2)
The Tragedy of Knowledge (Book 3)
Unearthed (A Resistance Novella)

Knowledge changes everything?

Hoodoo-influenced Southern Louisiana seems like the perfect place for Camille to relocate and escape her abusive past. She didn?t expect to fall in love and plummet herself ...

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Amaranth (The Resistance Trilogy, #1)

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Overview

Amaranth (Book 1)
The Gates (Book 2)
The Tragedy of Knowledge (Book 3)
Unearthed (A Resistance Novella)

Knowledge changes everything…

Hoodoo-influenced Southern Louisiana seems like the perfect place for Camille to relocate and escape her abusive past. She didn’t expect to fall in love and plummet herself into the world of Amaranth, a place of exile for reformed vampires.

Thanks to her deadly vampire ex-boyfriend, she’s confronted with decisions that not only threaten her life but the lives of her inhuman friends that she has come to love. Entangled in her friends’ quest for freedom, she dives into their realm and faces the threats of the ruler of Amaranth—the mother of all vampires—and her own inner demons.

Will she derail her life and make the ultimate sacrifice for the very monsters that interrupted her bumpy path back to sanity—the one she wanted so desperately in the first place? Or will she find a way to escape with her vampire love before it’s too late?

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Editorial Reviews

Undead Passion
“I think I am in love. Characters will die, characters will love, family connections will be found out, and most importantly it will amaze you and leave you wanting more. An amazing journey…the characters were all well developed and I fell in love with just about all of them. It was like an emotional roller coaster. There were lots of laughs and lots of sadness. I loved the quirkiness of the characters and it was refreshing to have a leading lady like Camille.”
Diary of a Book Addict
“Left me speechless! I loved this story from the minute I read it. It is about love and finding your inner self. I stayed up until 3am because I had to finish. This is a vampire lover's must read! You will not be disappointed!"
Seeing Night Reviews
"A beautifully written story about love, sacrifice, and friendship that has a lot of fun twist and turns."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011439568
  • Publisher: Rachael Wade
  • Publication date: 8/2/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 4,838
  • File size: 718 KB

Meet the Author

Rachael Wade is the Amazon bestselling author of The Preservation Series, Love and Relativity, The Resistance Trilogy, and the upcoming sci-fi series, The Keepers Trilogy. When she's not writing, she's busy learning French, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. Visit her at RachaelWade.com and LightsOnOutreach.com, or come chat with her on Twitter via @RachaelWade.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Blah

    Ok, so I usually read about three or four books a week so I thought id give this one a shot... I got just a little over half way when I realized I didn't really care about any of the characters or how it ends. So I stopped reading thinking maybe id pick it up again later on. Its been about a month and I still don't want to finish it. I don't really know what I don't like about it, it just didn't hold my interest. But it does have a pretty cover :)

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2013

    It's okay... I am not invested in any of the characters. The re

    It's okay...

    I am not invested in any of the characters. The relationships are supposed to be very deep and binding, but it's difficult to tie the characters together emotionally.  The storyline is interesting enough to be an entertaing and fairly quick read, though it's not exactly a nail-biter. I'm not opposed to reading the second book, and that's the real test of a series, isn't it?

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    Where to begin..

    First, for the book having 400 and some odd pages, nothing gets resolved. It doesn't have an ending, just a boatload of "we will get there eventually". It was frustrating to me to invest the time into reading a book that does not resolve serious issues with the main characters, their interaction with each other, or the villian. I will never read another book written by this author. I can see a "to be continued" series as being enjoyable if each issues or pit falls are dealt with in turn. To have the book not explain or deal with the problems completely turns me off the author. It almost felt like it was written by someone who had ideas of problems to solve, but didn't have any idea HOW to solve them. It left me completely frustrated and annoyed. Now, the main characters are supposed to be in love, to me it seemed more like two friends trying to force themselves to love the other. Neither shares secrets or desires with the other, they don't tell each other anything until they are forced by circumstance. A girl has a crazy, abusive ex but doesn't share that with her partner? Not even when her partner sees the bruises?! Yeah,that is completely frustrating. Obviously these two need a couples councelor that would charge them 3,000 an hour. And again, that isn't resolved in the confines of this book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    not great

    Characters and relationships are one dimensional. Action slow.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    Good

    Good story, but the writing needs work. It was almost as though three people wrote thebook. The first third, all dialog. The second third, more dialog but some insight and world building. The last third had good description.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 30, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    This was a hard one to rate, as I enjoyed the story and it kept

    This was a hard one to rate, as I enjoyed the story and it kept my attention fully, but overall I was frustrated more often then not. I won Amaranth by Rachael Wade through a giveaway on the author's website. The opinions are my own.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2012

    Must read!! If you like good books ;)

    I loved this book! Its your classic paranormal romance.
    Camille is 21 and went off to Paris to escape, if only for a while, her abusive relationship with her now ex-boyfriend. While there she walks, literally, into Gavin. And he is gorgeous! Two years later life is as normal. While definitely getting away from her ex, states away, she found herself yet again in the break up stage from another abusive relationship. Trying to avoid Andrew, the almost ex, she runs into Gavin at the book store she works at. As their relationship takes off, a dark secret comes out. Not only is Gavin not what he appears, but neither is everyone else she thought she knew. Camille is terrified and angry. But Camille is also in love, and can't give up her best friend Audrey. As she plunges deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole Camille is faced with all new dangerous and foreign obstacles. This book had me laughing, crying and on the edge of my seat. Can Camille get a grasp on this new reality? Will love prevail? Read on to find out! I know I can't wait until the next book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    OK

    Stats: 400+ nook pages. Paranormal romance. Just OK. I stopped reading around page 250. I didn't like ANY of the characters.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2014

    Loved it

    Amaranth was a great book that I found hard to put down. The main character Camille was an excellent strong female character that still had human flaws. It made her real to read with her confusion and internal debates.
    There is an amazing story between her and Gavin, from how they meet to what secrets he's keeping from her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2014

    Dragged

    The story dragged on too much. I didn't even finish reading it. There were typos and it was just not good enough to continue. I moved on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    Not bad

    This wasn't a bad book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2013

    Enjoyed it

    Good book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    Loved it

    Wonderful, well written, cannot wait to read the next one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    It was good enough that I finished the book, but I just don't ca

    It was good enough that I finished the book, but I just don't care enough about the story or characters to finish the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    No

    Not the greatest read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Anonymous

    3.5 stars. Good read.

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  • Posted February 29, 2012

    Unstoppable Paranormal-Fantasy

    The Resistance Trilogy #1 Wow is my first and continued reaction. I literally could not put this book down, it is so intense, so endearing, so inspiring of empathy. What the protagonist Camille endures-and her exquisite talent at self-analysis-is riveting. Absolutely impossible to break away from this book. Without need for a spoiler, I can express this: Camille has a major crack in the foundation of her psyche. For whatever reasons, her inner strength and her intuition don’t seem to match up. What she is, is a magnet for domestic abusers, in her case relationship abusers, males who first build up their hold over her by verbal and psychological denigration, then “progress” to physical battering. Due to the quake faults in her psychological makeup, Camille gravitates to these, and magnetizes them; but when she encounters anyone who might be more “normal” and non-abusive, she can’t recognize that individual’s worth and tends to shunt him aside. Her only outlets seem to be a complete change of foundational beliefs, so that she can break away and then stay strong, on her own; or suicide; or enduring till one of these violent males eventually kills her. Not much of a choice, and to the reader, the only right option seems obvious; get real, get right, and get out. But such a solution is not the way our heroine sees it: instead she turns to Hoodoo, the Southern Louisiana version of Voodoo as it has been practiced in Haiti and elsewhere. Camille intends to rely on protection spells to keep the abusers away and at bay-not legal protection orders-despite the fact that her local supplier insists there is more at stake than Camille realizes and that the protection spells may not stop the abuser’s advance. Where many modern-day women and girls would think first of abuse shelters, arrest warrants, and restraining orders, Camille heads for the paranormal resources: first, the Hoodoo spells; and then, the reappearance in her life of the sexy yet diffident Gavin Devereaux, whom she had first unexpectedly encountered two years earlier on a visit to Paris. Gavin, of course, is very much more than he appears. Camille is about to peel away a veil that has kept an entire different probability hidden from her-and she has tangled with powers greater than her own human strength. This is a well- and carefully-thought-out novel, with skillful world-building, believability, and characters who ring with intensity and reality. The plotting (on both sides of the veil of reality) is extraordinary and very realistic-the reader will accept that any and all of it could actually come to pass. Whenever you begin this book, do set aside a block of time, for you won’t turn away from it till you’re finished, and you’ll find yourself longing for the next volume in the trilogy.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2012

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    Must Read

    Intent on outrunning her abusive past, Camille has decided to set up new roots in the beautiful state of Louisiana. It’s lore and intrigue draws her in and she soon feels at home amongst the people there. Yet she can never forget that wonderful man she came across while vacationing in Paris. Unknowingly spiraling into another abusive relationship, Camille is determined to get out of it, once and for all.

    Yet she never imagined Andrew would make it so difficult to get out of it. He’s intent on claiming her completely and will not allow anyone to get close to her. Until Gavin enters the scene, of course. It’s then that Andrew’s petty jealousy’s come out to play.

    Thwarting her ex-boyfriend’s attempts to end her life at every turn, Camille finds it within herself to fight back completely. She refuses to allow him the upper hand and tells herself she will not fall into his traps ever again. When Gavin’s true nature is accidentally exposed, she realizes that the legends surrounding vampires are actually real. These supernatural beings really do exist.

    As she begins to wonder what she’s gotten herself into, she takes matters into her own hands and decides to help Gavin every step of the way. Her love for him makes this possible as she never felt anything quite like what she feels for Gavin for anyone else before. As the enemy’s forces draw ever closer, the couple is determined to set things straight and band together in hopes of achieving the goals they’ve set forth. Yet they never imagined that the secrets of the past would come back to haunt them in the long run.

    I absolutely loved this book. Absolutely loved the vampire angle on this one. I think Rachael did beautifully in building the world around her characters. The topic of being in an abusive relationship is something anyone can relate to and she did a remarkable job in drawing out Camille’s thoughts and feelings as well as her insecurities. I’m looking forward to what’s coming next in this series.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2012

    Highly recommended

    Camille is trying to make a new life away from the fear and abuse. She seemed to repeat the pattern of choosing abusive men until she met Gavin and his friend Gabe. They introduce her to a new world where she learns not to fear. I can't wait for The Gates to be released so I can continue the journey.

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  • Posted December 21, 2011

    Fantastic book....:)

    What an amazing book I COULD NOT put it down it was a fascinating story and it flowed so lovely I was taken in from page one. This is a truly must read vampire book with love, excitement and adventure you will NOT WANT TO MISS!!

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