Amaranth (The Resistance Trilogy, #1)

Amaranth (The Resistance Trilogy, #1)

by Rachael Wade
3.5 42

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Amaranth 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
MamaLucy More than 1 year ago
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?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Characters and relationships are one dimensional. Action slow.
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
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.
DimkaLove More than 1 year ago
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.
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Fantasybkgirl More than 1 year ago
Amaranth is not your typical vampire novel. The author takes a somewhat different turn. The ending will leave you wanting more! Camille has had bad luck with boyfriends, the last two were physically abusive to her. After moving to southern Louisiana to escape the first one she is now working at a small bookstore trying to move on with her life fro the second abusive ex-boyfriend. Unfortunately her last ex-boyfriend Andrew will not let their relationship end. In between boyfriends Camille spent a short time in Paris while on vacation. It's there that she met Gavin, a great guy who she later runs into while working at the bookstore. They decide to go on a double date with his friend Gabe and her best friend Audrey who is in town for a visit. Both relationships progress very quickly. Camille has no idea what is in store for her. She quickly finds out that her best friend has become a vampire. Things really start progressing from then on. Audrey, Gabe and Gavin have to go to Amaranth to get their curse lifted so that they can be mortals again. When Camille learns that they might never return, she takes matters into her own hands. She enters a portal to Amaranth where she meets the vampire Samira, the mother of all vampires. Although now she has no idea that she has just walked into a trap that will lead her into a war between vampires. The beginning of the book was a bit slow for me but as I continued to read on I realized that it was all part of the story building. The things that happened in the beginning make sense as the story progresses. The last part of the book is really good and the ending had my jaw dropping. Overall a a great story. I am looking forward to reading the other books in this trilogy. This e-book was provided to me for review. This did not affect my review in any way.
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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started it but it couldn't hold my interest. Which is saying a lot since I will usually read almost anything.
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Wonderful, well written, cannot wait to read the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Not the greatest read
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