Kaitlin's Tale

Kaitlin's Tale

by Christine Amsden

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ISBN-13: 9781606192856
Publisher: Paladin Timeless Books
Publication date: 07/15/2016
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

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Kaitlin's Tale 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
Having read the Cassie Scot Series and loved them, I was thrilled to be able to read more of the author’s magical world and characters. Kaitlin’s Tale obviously features Kaitlin, a friend of Cassie’s. Being a non magical resident in a predominantly magical community, she’s felt like a bit of a fifth wheel. When Kaitlin learns she’s pregnant after a momentary lapse in judgement, she follows the father, Jason, and travels from place to place. But, what started out as a grand adventure soon revealed itself to be the stuff of nightmares. Jason is a vampire. All semblance of his human self is gone now, and he wants something from the baby. Finding a safe haven from the vampire soon proves to be another nightmare. The people of the Hunter’s Guild have no use for a non magical person. Kaitlin is allowed refuge because they also want something from her baby. And the man who could help her is not to be trusted. With no where to turn and time running out, Kaitlin has to make a choice. I’ve become so fond of this magical community and, while all of the characters have been through some pretty harrowing experiences, Kaitlin’s Tale is darker, right from the beginning. I was immediately drawn into a malevolent, unnerving atmosphere. One that actually had me mentally squirming in my seat. I always wondered if Christine could write something darker, more ominous, and she did a bang up job with this one. If you’re hesitant about this book because you haven’t read the Cassie Scot Series, don’t be. This can easily be read as a stand alone. And I bet you’ll want to read the other books after reading Kaitlin’s Tale. Truly hoping there will be more companion novels from the Cassie Scot Series. I’ll be first in line to grab them.
SherryF More than 1 year ago
The cover for Kaitlin’s Tale by christine Amsden is fantastic. I love it and I loved frolicking with Kaitlin through the pages of her life. For those of you who have read her Cassie Scot series, some of these characters will be familiar to you. The story is predictable, yet wonderful to read. I was happy I didn’t have to live through a love triangle, but the romance is there and I find a little love adds a lot to the danger that Kaitlin will have to confront. She will not be alone in her effort to save Jay, her child, wanted by vampires and the magical community she is immersed in. Kaitlin has all the problems of a young woman struggling to grow up and come to terms with the evil in her life, both the normal kind and the magical kind. Matthew has given up a chance to climb the stairs to the presidency of the United States, instead striving for the position as leader of the magical community. He makes his share of mistakes, but deep down is good and trustworthy. The problem is getting that across to the “people” that are necessary for him to accomplish this. There is plenty of magic, manipulation and treachery to go around and I was often confused as to who I could trust. Sometimes your enemy is your “friend”. This is the first book I have read and reviewed of Christine Amsden's. Needless to say, it will not be my last! I received a copy of Kaitlin’s tale from Christine Amsden in return for an honest review.
closkot More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!! ***Received the ebook for free for an honest review This is the 2nd companion novel to the Cassie Scot series. I really love this series. While you can pick up this book and read it without any trouble, the world experience will be so much more and you will understand references more if you read them all in order. You never really got much about Kaitlin in the series. This is a wonderful edition to this world. It was nice to finally get Kaitlin’s story, but also to learn more about Matthew. This book does on some subjects that some be sensitive with regarding to sexual abuse. I’d say this book is new adult. I loved being immersed into this magical world. I hope there is more to come because I want to know more about the White Guard and what happens next. If you loved Cassie Scot, you definitely don’t want to miss reading this book!
eternalised More than 1 year ago
I didn’t read the Cassie Scot series yet, of which this book is a companion, but I didn’t have much trouble diving right into Kaitlin’s Tale. Kaitlin is on the run from her baby’s father, a vampire who wants them to join him. Kaitlin wants to save her son from becoming part of the undead, so she seeks sanctuary with the Hunters Guild. Unfortunately, they have plans of their own for Kaitlin’s son, and she’s not as safe there as she had hoped. When she runs into Matthew Blair, she’s hesitant to trust him because of what he did in the past, and because he’s a telepath. But Matthew might be Kaitlin’s only hope to escape, and to save her son. I’m pretty sure I missed some subtle clues I would’ve picked up on if I read the other books, but I did enjoy reading this one. Kaitlin is a likeable heronie, although it took a while before I started to really like her, at least a few chapters. However, she’s intelligent, and willing to do whatever it takes to protect her child, and I respect that. The world building is excellent, and I look forward to exploring more of this fantastic world author Christine Amsden has created. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
ELF-thereadingaddict More than 1 year ago
Kaitlin's time in the spotlight “Kaitlin’s Tale” by Christine Amsden is connected to the ‘Cassie Scot’ series as well as its spinoffs. This story focuses on Kaitlin Mayer who seems to have consistently made poor life choices, but whose main goal in life has become to keep her son Jay safe—from his vampire father and from the multiple factions who want to use the power he is demonstrating at such a young age. Kaitlin has developed her own usefulness, although she can’t quite see it as such, and when she is forced into proximity with the powerful Matthew Blair, she must decide whether she can trust the man who betrayed her best friend and doesn’t adhere to the rules he requires of everyone else. The trick will be to decide who, if anyone, is the lesser of two or more evils. This poignant paranormal tale continues to be unique in this genre because of the non-traditional characters who show that they are not perfect. The harsh life that Kaitlin has already experienced has bowed but not broken her and I like the way she displays ferocity and tenacity when it matters, although I ache at her trials and tribulations. There are a myriad of interconnections and I suspect that it would be difficult to read this story as a completely stand-alone title, but I think that one could get the gist of the story using the explanations that are scattered throughout. I think it might be useful to have a list of the characters and how and who is connected, because there are so many different factions and it is difficult to keep everyone straight. There are unexpected revelations communicated in this story, some of which are significantly heinous, and those who have serious trigger issues would be advised to use caution. The author does a great job of conveying the angst and conflict of her characters and, while some things are resolved and certain persons display wonderful courage and growth, there are still conflicts and power struggles yet to play out. This was a great addition to the ongoing saga of Cassie Scot and her friends and allies and I look forward to learning how things will continue to evolve. A copy of this title was provided for review which has been submitted to Night Owl Reviews
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
This novel starts out quick and furious and never lets up!! There are so many twists and turns and turn abouts as Kaitlin's Tale unravels, and we learn about her background and what has made her the way she is. You also get a glimpse into some of the other main and minor characters from the previous novels. Friends--foes--who is who and which is which. Will Kaitlin be able to finally find and accept herself--will she be able to let go and actually trust again? I'm afraid that is all I am going to write--I definitely don't want to spoil this one for you!!
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
Everyone has secrets, and even the walls might not be what they seem in Christine Amsden’s novel, Kaitlyn’s Tale. But some people have bigger secrets than others, and some don’t even know what secrets they hide as the powerful struggle to control the powerless, and those with nothing struggle to find what’s hidden in their souls. Readers of Christine Amsden’s Cassie Scott series will be pleased to rediscover all the familiar characters, and to find out more about them. Meanwhile new readers will be intrigued with a genuinely different take on vampires, werewolves and magic, a world full of believable adults just slightly outside our experience, a woman struggling to work out who to trust when she won’t even trust herself, and survivors finding hope. Author Christine Amsden deals with some serious real-world issues, and creates some wonderfully sensual love scenes between great protagonists, while continuing a story of the power-hungry balancing what they can do against what they should or more probably shouldn’t. It’s a haunting tale raising intriguing thought-provoking questions. But it’s also a great adventure, a pleasingly different romance, and a wonderful novel of hope and recovered strength. I didn't want it to end, though it ends beautifully. And I hope the author will write more. Disclosure: I was given a copy and I offer my honest review. Also, I love the series!