Revenant by Kat Richardson – Review & Giveaway

Revenant by Kat Richardson-Review and Giveaway

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Greywalker Series – Book #9
by Kat Richardson
Release Date: August 5, 2014

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Harper Blaine was your average small-time PI until she died—for two minutes. Now Harper is a Greywalker, treading the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm. And these abilities are landing her all sorts of “strange” cases….

Turmoil, sickness, and destruction are sweeping through Europe—and its effects are being felt all the way across the world in Seattle. Harper Blaine and her lover, Quinton, suspect that Quinton’s father, James Purlis—and his terrifying Ghost Division—are involved.

Following a dark trail of grotesque crimes and black magic across the Old World, the pair slowly draws closer to their quarry. But finding and dismantling the Ghost Division won’t be enough to stop the horror that Purlis has unwittingly set in motion.

An ancient and forgotten cult has allied with Quinton’s mad father. And their goals are far more nightmarish than Harper and Quinton—or even Purlis—could ever imagine.

The pursuit leads to Portugal, where the desecrated tomb of a sleeping king and a temple built of bones recall Harper’s very first paranormal case and hold clues to the cult’s true intentions. Harper and Quinton will need all the help they can get to avert a necromantic cataclysm that could lay waste to Europe and drag the rest of the world to the brink of war

Revenant by Kat Richardson is the 9th and final book in her Greywalker series. I had heard a lot about this series, but unfortunately had not read any of the previous books. With no time to go back and read all the books in this series, which I would have loved to do, I did some research and reviewed all the descriptions, as well as many reviews of each book. Once that was complete, I dove into Revenant.

It was an exciting storyline, with a wonderful heroine, in Harper Blaine, who is a PI. Harper died for two minutes in the first book, and when she came back to life, she was a Greywalker. What is a Greywalker, you ask? She can step in the grey in between world of life and death, which includes ghosts and monsters. Harper over time, learned to use this new ability to be able to help ghosts and others as a PI. Each book, had its own missions for Harper.

Quinton is Harper’s lover, who in this book, she has not seen in a year, as he was out of the country trying to find his evil father. This is the focus of this story, as Quinton’s father, and Rui, powerful mage are in the process of using ghosts, bones, and magic to bring upon the destruction of the world as we know it. Quinton asks Harper to help him and come to Portugal. Harper brings her friend, Carlos, who is a master vampire to help them.

What follows is a very complex story of the ultimate evil that seems unstoppable the entire way. It was very good storyline, but I did suffer the consequences of not reading the other books. Perhaps the other stories didn’t matter, and read well as a standalone. Technically this probably was ok to read as a standalone, but I found myself somewhat confused at first with the grey world, and then all the details of what the mages were doing. Kat Richardson has created a very exciting, but detailed story. I came away amazed at how she was able to write things about bones, magic and ghosts helping the villains, and make believers out of us. It was a hard read for me with so much going on, and the in depth details. But I have so much respect for Kat Richardson, for the research she had to have done, as well as her imagination. If you have read this series, you will love this book. If you have not, I suggest you start at the beginning, which I wish I had the time to do.

Reviewed by Barb

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DIE FOR ME (YA) Revenant #1 by Amy Plum

DIE FOR ME (YA) Revenant #1 by Amy Plum

DIE FOR ME (YA) by Amy Plum

DIE FOR ME is the first book in Amy Plum’s YA Revenant Trilogy. With the May 2012 release of Until I Die, I had the chance to read the premiere story. Set against the backdrop of modern day Paris, France, Die For Me can easily cross several genres including paranormal and urban fantasy.

Following the death of their parents, Kate and Georgia Mercier made the decision to return to their father’s birthplace in Paris France. Every summer the girls had vacationed at their grandparents home in Europe so the lifestyle and ambiance would be relatively familiar and easily accepted. But Kate’s depression worsened as the summer wore on and with the new school year approaching, something or someone would have to change.

Vincent is a revenant-an immortal who was once human. Revenants are re-animated humans who feel the need to sacrifice themselves continuously to save the lives of others. In his nearly 90 years, Vincent has only loved once, but he is drawn to Kate like a moth to fire. She is young, beautiful and alone. And on the occasions he has had the chance to talk, he has made a fool of himself. But there is something about Kate that he needs, he wants and he knows that falling in love with a human would place everyone in danger.

We are introduced to Vincent’s fellow revenant’s-the twins Charlotte and Charles, Ambrose, Jules, Jean-Baptiste and Gaspard. As part of their re-animation, the revenants must go into a once monthly ‘hibernation’ to refuel, but it is during this down time that their bodies are susceptible to attack and death-their mind and body will separate and the spirit becomes Volant-with the ability to leave and communicate with the others.And each time they ‘die’, their body must be recovered before medical science and the authorities take possession. As the relationship between Vincent and Kate develops, so does their ability to communicate during Vincent’s times of dormancy. Seemingly rare between a human and a revenant, so too is their ability to share one body, but Kate and Vincent are connected at a higher level than most.

Like every paranormal storyline, there is always the dark side. The numa-are a species of revenant who have chosen the bad side of life while human and now face eternity fighting a war against the good. But it will be Kate and her sister Georgia that will become pawns in the numa’s hunt to discover the current location of the revenant household and take out the lives of everyone close.

Die for Me is an interesting storyline. The characters make light of their re-animation, liking themselves to zombies without the grotesque bodies, but the premise of a self-sacrificing being who feels the need to die over and over to save others has its’ moments. Like all YA storylines, there is denial about love and need, as well as the risk of hurting someone you love, but I must give kudos to Plum, for she writes a story that shows respect for the adults as well as the young. Look for my review of UNTIL I DIE in May.

AMAZON Kindle: $2.05 Die For Me
KOBO: $1.99 Die For Me
B&N NOOK: $1.99 Die For Me

Reviewed by Sandy