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Friday, August 30, 2013

Plain Fear: Forgiven by Leanna Ellis & Giveaway

15942651 Title: Plain Fear: Forgiven

Author: Leanna Ellis

Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark

ISBN: 978-1-4022-7979-9

Format: Trade Paperback $14.99

How I Read It: Trade Paperback ARC from Publisher

Rating: 4 Crowns

WHAT MUST WE SACRIFICE TO BE FORGIVEN?

Samuel Fisher has committed a sin of biblical proportions—he killed his own brother, Jacob. Haunted by guilt and stalked by a vampire for his soul. Samuel starts down the same dark path of destruction that led to his brother’s death.

A captivating coming-of-age story unlike any other: Plain Fear: Forgiven pits redemption against temptation, love against fear, and simple faith against the intricacies of sin and salvation. In the gripping final battle between hunters and vampires, Samuel must chose where his loyalties lie. The lives of those he loves—as well as his own ultimate forgiveness—hang in the balance. (from the back of the arc)

My Thoughts:

The Plain Fear trilogy by Leanna Ellis comes to a close with Forgiven.

Although you can read this as a standalone novel, first time readers may be a little lost as each of the previous books deals with what happened in the book before it. In Forgiven, Samuel is dealing with the guilt of killing his brother Jacob. Now Samuel finds himself heading down the same path that led to Jacob’s demise.

I am fairly sure that most people are familiar with the Biblical story of Samuel and Jacob. However, you haven’t heard it the way that Leanna Ellis portrays it set within the Amish community amidst the paranormal backdrop of vampires.

While the story is dark, it isn’t too dark and almost has a slight gothic touch. The vampire aspect of the book was handled very lightly without gore or many of the other elements associated with typical vampire books.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy and was sad to see it end.

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I have 3 sets of the Plain Fear Trilogy to giveaway

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Giveaway ends September 16, 2013

3 Winners will be selected on September 17, 2013

7 comments:

Amy C said...

I love this series! I can't wait to read the third book. Thanks for the giveaway and review!
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lag123 said...

I have not yet read any of this series. It sounds really good.

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Maureen said...

It sounds like a unique series.
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traveler said...

This series sounds wonderful and very special. thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

Great review and giveaway. Interesting series. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Angela Holland said...

This sounds like such and interesting series. Thank you for the chance to win it. griperang at embarqmail dot com

Mary Preston said...

I would love to read the Plain Fear Trilogy thank you. Wonderful!!

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