Magnetic, fearless Fin Kahill has dedicated his life to ridding the world of its most vicious serial killers. Fin is used to roaming the earth freely - not getting stuck in sleepy Clare Point. But when the clan needs him close by, Fin agrees to take a summer job on the town's tiny police force. He expects little excitement - until he meets Elena, an ethereal Italian beauty. As Fin struggles against his feelings for Elena, the peace in Clare Point is shattered by the inexplicable murder of a tourist. The young man's throat has been cut, his body eerily posed. When the killer strikes again, Fin wonders if a member of his own clan is responsible. The only one he can turn to is Elena, but he knows that falling in love with a human can be a deadly mistake. Yet just as Fin edges closer to solving the murders, he discovers Elena may not be exactly who, or what, she appears...My Thoughts: I think I need to make an effort in the very near future to not read the 3rd, 4th, or 5th book in a series first. Seriously, it throws my brain out of whack and then I'm like O_o. And sometimes if I'm really lucky I'm like this O_O.
Which isn't to say this is a bad book. It isn't. I just had a lot of questions as I started unraveling the mythology and some of them weren't answered until the end-ish of the book and some of them weren't answered at all. The lack is in me, though, not the writing because (as mentioned before) I came into this series at book 3.
The biggest sticking point for me was the whole "being reborn" thing. It wasn't until the end that I realized that they were physically being reborn. As teenagers. Not a rebirth from human to vampire. Nope. They're teenagers again. Teenagers without the memories of their past lives. Which seems horribly cruel to me. Who wants to keep being dumped in a teenage body and have to go through all those awkward phases again. Torture!
My confusion aside, I loved the ambiguous ending to the book. It wasn't the usual happy ending and I thought it was refreshing. I liked the mystery and the reason behind it. I liked the characters (Oh, Regan, you idiot. *pets him*). As you can see, there was a lot of stuff I did like. I just had the confusion. And this is why reading out of order is not always a good thing. It's not always a bad thing, either. In this case, it didn't work out as well as I was hoping.
More books by V.K. Forrest
Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Paranormal Romance Challenge, The Vampire Challenge, The Morbid Romantica Challenge, The Show Me the Free Challenge
Immortal was a free Kindle download I picked up on April 1, 2011.