A Love Story of Historic Proportions
As Valentine's Day comes to a close, I find it a perfect time to talk about a novel (and series) that truly speaks to the heart! ETERNITY is book #2 in an ongoing series by fantastic author, Jacky Pringle Velasquez. If you haven't read the first in the series, FOREVERMORE, then I beg you to stop now and download it to your reading list asap! Only then can you can enjoy the second installment.
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ETERNITY picks up where FOREVERMORE left off, with the budding relationship and understanding of two individuals, who at first glance would never be suited for one another. The intimidating and emotionally scarred Vladimir (i.e. - Count Dracula) and young, innocent mortal Julia. Yet, together, they find out what true love really is - and it's just begun!
If you are truly into vampires and have an interest in history, this series is for you!
If you're NOT into vampires, but love a GOOD love story, this series is for you!
Not the everyday 'campy' vampire story, Jacky has built up historical facts about Vlad the Impaler and blended them beautifully with Bram Stoker's Count Dracula to create her own extremely vivid and realistic character - Vladimir Drakyla! Not only can the reader envision him, but Jacky has reached deep down inside his mind and past to shown us his very soul - though he may deny having one!
As the story progresses, she shares how his horrific trials in life created the monstrous man history knows as Vlad the Impaler. Yet, she brings him down to Earth by sharing his fragility and vulnerabilities to the point where the reader finds themselves rooting for him! That feat in itself truly shows how well written and thought out these novels are!
On the other hand, Julia (our other protagonist) starts out in FOREVERMORE as a 16-year-old teen who, as most teens are, needs to mature in many ways. Though despite the horrific things she's subjected to, she digs deep within herself to really evaluate not only herself and her own insecurities, but those around her. By ETERNITY, she has matured into herself over time and is even more caring and loving, though not perfect - which makes her just that much more vivid and realistic as well!
Together, they make a perfect pair - a couple that is truly out for one another and strives to understand and love the other despite their imperfections - or maybe because of their imperfections...
Behind the love story, we also find plenty of interesting tidbits of real historic facts and locations, while also engaging in the fantastical world of the vampire and werewolf governments and societies. We find friends and foes, who bring us laughter and smiles, and also edge-of-your seat suspense.
Jacky's writing style and technical skill is exceptional and makes her novels difficult to put down! Her tone makes the reader feel like they are listening to the protagonists' points of view, and her descriptions details paint realistic pictures in the mind! It is evident that she's put a lot of work, heart, and soul into these books!
I highly recommend both ETERNITY and it's prequel, FOREVERMORE! And I can't wait for the third installment, ALWAYS to come out soon!