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I Belong


Review: Immortally Yours by Angie Fox

Title: Immortally Yours

Author: Angie Fox

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Series: Monster M*A*S*H (Book 1)

Publication Date: August 28, 2011

Format: Paperback, 320 Pages

ISBN-10: 0312546661 (St. Martin’s/Macmillan)

ISBN-13: 978-0312546663 (St. Martin’s/Macmillan)

Reviewed by: Michelle

Synopsis:

IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE GODS…

No one patches up the incoming wounded like Dr. Petra Robichaud. Recruited by the gods for her uncanny medical skills, she’s the best M*A*S*H surgeon in the army. Along with a nosy guard sphinx,vegetarian werewolf, and otherparanormal paramedics, she bandages soldiers who are built like Greek gods (literally). But when one sexy immortal ends up on her operating table—half dead and totally to-die-for—Petra’s afraid she’ll lose her patient and her heart…

NOTHING IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN LOVE

Commander Galen of Delphi is one gorgeous but stubborn demi-god. When his spirit tries to slip out of his fatally wounded body, Dr. Petra has to slip it back in—unwittingly revealing her ability to see ghosts. Now that Galen knows her secret, he’s convinced she’s part of an ancient prophecy. If the oracles are right, Petra could lead Galen’s army to peace. And if he seduces her on the way to hell and back? Heaven knows—all’s fair in love and war…

Quick & Dirty: Humor, action, and passion fill the pages of this medical war romance.

Opening Sentence: Attention all surgical personnel.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

Immortally Yours is the first series of Angie Fox’s Monster MASH series. I didn’t have any expectations when I started this story, only because I’ve never read any of Fox’s work prior to this. The synopsis seemed fun and it had promise of a good weekend read. The premise was new and not something that I’ve read before, so I found it refreshing.

In a war of New Gods and Old Gods, Dr. Petra Robichaud has been recruited to work in one of the war hospitals. Alongside other doctors, they do what they can to aid the demi-gods against the immortal gods. Petra was recruited mostly due to her half-fairy blood. She doesn’t have a choice in her service, and lives her mundane life day-to-day without excitement. Everything changes when Galen, a demi-god comes across her service. On the verge of death, Petra brings his soul back, tethering him and his life on earth. Petra now plays a bigger role in the war, one that Galen is bound to learn more about.

Petra was someone that I instantly liked from the beginning. She was easy to relate to, and regardless of her half-human and half-fairy lineage, she was realistic. But there was a point in the story that my connection to her started to dwindle away. At first, she had all of this strength, and after a while it disappeared. Petra became vulnerable and fragile, erasing any of the strong qualities that I first read about.

Galen is a warrior, and he was consistently written as one. He was strong and stubborn, never wavering from his beliefs and what he was fighting for. And behind the strong bravado, Galen cared. Not only for who he was fighting for, but for Petra. It was evident from his actions, and that was something that won me over.

Fox’s world in Immortally Yours was mostly around a battle ground. Weaving from dangers and unknown vulnerabilities, Fox created a fantasy-filled realm mixed with current day aspects. She filled the pages with humor and action, never going overboard with one or the other. I liked the mythology details that Fox brought into the story. It was nice to see a history built into the story.

I thought the pacing was great, but there were times when I felt like the story was disconnected from itself. I felt confused at the direction, thinking the story focused on one thing but instead it focused on another. I appreciated the voices of the characters, never feeling like it was too much or too little. I loved the way each one of the characters interacted with each other, no matter how big of a role they played.

Overall, I liked reading Immortally Yours. It is a good weekend read, and I think you’d like it also.

Notable Scene:

I was going to die in here. If I didn’t get out, I was going to die.

Okay. Deep breaths. I twisted the driver’s-side door open and nearly fell out onto the hard-packed dirt. Hulks of twisted metal appeared gray under the full moon. I started to run, until I saw an immense creature skitter out from behind the rusted-out bus next to me, its tail curled and ready to strike.

Fuck. Two? Chest heaving, I hustled back inside the jeep and slammed the door. Then I locked it. As if that would stop a giant scorpion. I was so screwed.

Monster M*A*S*H Series:

1. Immortally Yours

2. Immortally Embraced (February 26, 2013)

3. Immortally Ever After (August 27, 2013)

FTC Advisory: St. Martin provided me with a copy of Immortally Yours. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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