Thursday, April 28, 2016

Swoon Thursday # 182 ~ Iniquity (The Premonition #5) by Amy A. Bartol

Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound.
Since they are no longer with us, Naomi @ Naomi's Reading Palace has kindly created a central meet up point for those of us who wish to continue to share our swoons.
So ladies (and any gents who feel so inclined) please leave a comment below, and then head on over there to link up and spread the love.

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

(The Premonition #5)
Amy A. Bartol 

First - The Blurb:

I gasp as my body curls toward Brennus like a flower to the sun, for the pleasure of it. He holds me close to him. His nose grazes the length of my neck. He breathes me in. I feel the roar and rush of my heartbeat. I’m his toy; his energy streams into me. He winds the invisible key in my back and the euphoria ratchets and coils inside of me: tick...tick...tick... 

Another wicked surge of energy flows from him into me. Pain. Pleasure. Bliss. My jaw unclenches as my lips part. I make a small, breathy sound as we dance. Brennus responds with something close to a growl. “Ye’re killing me, mo chroí,” he murmurs. His hand moves down my back infusing me with a golden glow of power. My wings punch violently from me, tearing a hole in my day dress. They spread wide, like a red stain beyond my pale skin. I’m dancing now for the thrill of it. I follow his lead. 

As the song comes to an end, Brennus kisses my throat. He whispers in my ear, “When ye get back, come find me, mo chroí. I’ve healed wake up and banjax whoever banished ye here...” 

Second - The Swoon:

“One day, Reed,” I begin dabbing at his cheek again, “you and I will get in the car and just drive. We’ll wander from silver cities to golden coasts.” I use an alcohol swab to clean the blood from his cheek. “We’ll sleep when we’re tired. When we wake, I’ll find a way to make you laugh and I’ll live in the sound of it.” My throat gets tight because I long for that day to be now. “We’ll find somewhere you’ve never been and we’ll make it ours—fill it with memories of us. That’s what I want.” I finish with the alcohol swab. Leaning close, I gently blow on his healing wound to ease the sting. Reed takes my hand and brings it to his lips, kissing it tenderly. “And when we get that sleep, there will never be a your side or a my side of the bed—we’ll always meet in the middle. And when I hold you there, in our bed, you’ll let me rest my lips here.”

I first met Evie and Reed in Inescapable, a book I won several years ago. I didn't know too much about it but it sounded interesting so I read it almost immediately and was blown away by both the characters and the story. It was an amazing read and I couldn't wait for the next in the series - Intuition. And then the third and fourth - Indebted and Incendiary. It is one of those series that just gets better and better.

Iniquity was a long time coming, but it was well worth the wait. Told from multiple POV, it is an awesome ending to an epic tale. All my favourite characters were present along with a few not so favourite. New ones were added - these mostly bordered on evil. And the true purpose of Evie's existence was finally revealed. As you all may know, I love HEA's and this book delivered it in spades.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

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  1. So sweet! I'd love to know more about the context of the situation. I remember seeing this book around a while ago! Great swoon choice, Marilyn. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  2. How cute! What if one of them kicks in their sleep though, sometimes having sides is for self-preservation.

    My Swoon

  3. That is some great swoon, Marilyn. And I so happy the ending was so epic and worth the wait. :) I'll make time to meet Evie and Reed eventually. I promise!

  4. What a swoon! I have wanted to read this series for the longest time!

  5. Awww... sweet swoon! I am so glad it was everything you wanted in a finale!