Monday, June 17, 2013

Artemis Rising - Cheri Lasota

$3.99 on Kindle
$3.99 on Nook
What if your name was your destiny? And what if that name foretold a tragic end?

It is 1898 in the Azores, nine forgotten islands of magic, mystery and mythology. Since birth, Azorean Eva Maré has been fated to take on the name and tragic life of Arethusa, a Greek nymph who is turned to water after the river god Alpheus falls in love with her.

But when she accepts her new name she learns at once that the river god she is to give herself to is none other than Diogo, the son of a rich ship owner, and his obsession for Eva is frightening.

When Eva is rescued by Tristan, an Azorean orphan, she finds herself drawn to him despite the overwhelming obstacles between them. But Tristan has a destiny of his own, one that leads him toward another girl, another life, and another tragic end.

Will Eva reach Tristan before he loses his life to a cruel twist of fate? Will Tristan save Eva from a fate worse than death at the hand of Diogo? Destined to be with Diogo yet hoping against hope that she will win Tristan's love, Eva must somehow choose between them, or fate will choose for her.

First thoughts after....
hmmmmm......solid ending but enough opening for more.......

How distracted did I get?
Artemis Rising is a fascinating story mixing mythology with "real life".  The twists and turns keep the story going as Arethusa, Diogo and Tristan traverse their lives to steer their fates.  You feel what Arethusa feels and root for her happy ending to the very end.  I had a difficult time putting this story down to even watch The Vampire Diaries after the boys went to bed.  Artemis struggled but Damon won.  

I give Artemis Rising........

4.5 Baskets!!!!!!

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