Claire is sassy, human, and an outcast of society.
Alex is arrogant, selfish, and an Immortal warrior.
When their paths cross, chaos ensues. To complicate matters, Alex is assigned as Claire's guide and guardian.
Can they survive this journey together, or will they end up killing each other before the enemy does?
About the Author
Murees Dupé was born and still lives in South Africa. When she is not thinking up new stories, she is spending time with her family, playing with her four-legged kids, watching TV, or overindulging on desserts.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite The Amaranthine by Murees Dupé is a unique take on an urban fantasy tale, mixing the few common ideas of Vampires and Werewolves with Dupé’s take on Immortals called the Amaranthine. Claire is on her way home from work when she’s attacked by two beings called Skinners, creatures whose existence she'd only heard of through tales. When she’s saved by a handsome, selfish, and arrogant stranger, her life changes for better and for worse. She encounters a rude awakening when she learns her savior is actually her soulmate, and he’s anything but keen on the idea. His father, who happens to be royalty, puts him in charge of protecting her and turning her into an Immortal. Trips to various supernatural clubs give Claire a harsh look at the reality of each option. Murees Dupé creates a world that stays true to the morals and flaws of humanity. Where the Immortals are otherworldly and beautiful, Claire is a normal woman who wants to be able to control something in her life. She’s easy to relate to. She has a job she hates, a below average apartment, and her clothes are basic, but she works hard for what she has. Claire isn’t immune to making mistakes, but she owns up to them. The characters are far from perfect, but Dupé realistically shows their strengths, weaknesses, flaws, and heart. It’s a fantasy world called Thelum, but it mirrors Earth right down to the apartments and coffee. The world is flawed, yet as charming as the characters. The Amaranthine is funny and realistic, serious and romantic, full of magic and charm.
Author Murees Dupe has created a cast of intriguing characters in THE AMARANTHINE. The heroine, Claire, feels like an outcast without family and friends, giving readers someone to rally for. As her character develops, strong traits surface. The hero, Alex, is someone readers will both love and dislike a bit. As his gentler side shines through occasionally, readers will begin to overlook his arrogant behavior. Readers will be able to relate to the tug-of-war the couple faces with their feelings. The setting of humans and immortals will pull you in as the author creates a believable world where both exist. The paranormal seems normal in this captivating new realm. The story moves at a good pace and is filled with action and suspense. There are a few surprises along the way to keep you on your toes. As the story unfolds, readers will enjoy the growth of these characters. The process holds your attention from beginning to end. The secondary characters add depth to this fascinating tale as werewolves and vampires are added to the mix. THE AMARANTHINE is the first installment in what promises to be an enthralling new series. FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
I read this as an author-peer and give it a RECOMMEND simply for the humor. I can say I thoroughly enjoyed the first 2/thirds. As a curmudgeon who writes Dude Lit the 'battle' scenes didn't cut muster for adult fiction. But I recommend this as YA anyway. I don't think Paranormal Romance is the best category for this either. It is more Grimm's Fairy Tales (other-word FANTASY) with gratuitous vampires and werewolves thrown in for flavor. All in all, a good read.