Fearless by Marianne Curley

July 30, 2015 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Fearless by Marianne CurleyFearless (Avena #3) by Marianne Curley
Published: July 1st 2015 by Bloomsbury Sydney
Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Genres: Paranormal
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4 Stars

For sixteen years Ebony didn't know she was an angel. Or that her true soulmate Nathaneal was searching for her. Now ready to start a life with him, in a cruel twist of fate Ebony is captured by a dark angel and imprisoned in hell.

As long as Ebony has Nathaneal's love, she should have nothing to fear. But with Nathaneal needing to move heaven and earth to break through to her, how long can Ebony fight against the evil before it consumes her?

With Nathaneal reach her in time? Can these long-lost lovers finally reunite and fulfil their destiny?

Fearless, the last instalment in the Avena series, concludes Ebony and Nathaneal’s story admirably, and I enjoyed every moment of it immensely. I’ve loved this series since I read Hidden, and am sad to let these characters and their world go.

Ebony is abducted by Prince Luca, trapped on the wrong side of the impregnable gates that no one, not even the Dark Prince, can open for a hundred years. She shines, using every bit of strength she can muster up to survive the emotional and psychological torment that Luca heaps on her. It’s heart-breaking to read about sometimes, but Ebony is one tough cookie! Throughout it all, her trust in Nathaneal and love for him doesn’t falter. It’s great to see how far Ebony has come, from not knowing who she is to fully embracing her angelic nature and the powers that come with it.

On the other side of the gates, Nathaneal musters up a team of angels to break Ebony out of her prison, alongside Jordan and Amber. His desperation to get the love of his life back is tangible. I liked Jordan and Amber’s story more than Nathaneal’s for most of the book, it was super cute seeing them come together. I also loved the secondary cast in this book, especially Mela, Elijah, Lhiam, and Shae.

In my opinion, Nathaneal became more interesting once the rescue mission actually began. In fact, the rescue mission changes the pace of the entire novel – the second half is much more satisfying than the first. Long buried secrets come to light and many mysteries are solved – Curley ties up everything neatly but realistically.

Reading the Avena series has been amazing, I’ve enjoyed my time with Ebony, Nathaneal, Jordan, and the rest of the gang. I’m eagerly awaiting Curley’s next venture, I’ve definitely found a new favourite author!

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