by Elise Walters
Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Permuted Platinum
Pub Date: July 15 2014
Genre: Young Adult
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The legacy begins in the sands of Egypt in a time when an ancient city called Tentyris flourished. Its secretive people, ruled by the Council of the Zodiac, lived peacefully alongside humanity. That time was 53 B.C. More than two millennia later, the power of the Tentyrian people has been all but forgotten. The remnants of memory that live on have been turned into twisted folklore about vampires and astrology.
One girl on the cusp of womanhood is about to discover just how real that folklore is.
With telepathic powers that made her parents send her to a mental institution, Arianna Parker always knew she was different but she never thought a job interview would lead to the discovery of her being a prophesied descendent of an ancient Egyptian vampire race. Nor for that matter did she think she would fall in love with Maximos Vasilliadis, a 2,225 year old vampire. Maximos is the creator of the Tentyrian Brotherhood a secret order of warriors, pledged to prevent a catastrophic event predicted to wipe out Earth.
Maximos believes Arianna is a descendent of his kind the Tentyrian vampires and she has been destined to lead their cause in saving the world. With her 25th birthday approaching, an event that will change her forever, Arianna finds herself caught in the middle of warring vampires some of whom intend to use her and her power of telepathy for evil.
From the manicured lawns of Connecticut, to the streets of New York City and an exotic island in the Ionian Sea, Arianna must learn to trust Maximos and her heart if she is to save the world, herself, and the Tentyrian legacy. "
My Review: Um um um um um....I have no words for this book. I just Freaky love it!!!! Romance, Egypt, Vampire, you know just some things to make an awesome book with.
Arianna has just graduated from Harvard! A very good school indeed. Now in this new world, her gifts will bring great things and some trouble as well. She can hear many voices and read minds. A gift that I would love to have for when I need it, otherwise I wouldn't want to know every little thing a person is thinking. But Arianna can't exactly just chuck this gift out the window, so she learns her gift to make it work for her.
In the mean time, the Dark Coven wants her. Before they can, a mystery man appears! A lovely guy named Maximos. He is gorgeous in every way! He is also a Tentyrian and has to somehow get Arianna to believe him about her being one as well.
Will she end up traveling to do what is needed to survive and protect everything? Or maybe Arianna will ignore everything, and let them deal with things themselves. Well as you can probably tell, nothing is ever that simple. If it was, I wouldn't even give this book a review.
So Arianna decided to follow her instincts. Love Maximos. Fight to win and protect the legacy. And boy is she killer at it all! Has to be one of the best vamp chicks I have ever read about! Seriously amazing! I do love me a good vampire book and I will be picky, seeing as I've read many vampire books. But this one brought me a new legacy, new vampire titles, new love and the perfect twists and turns.
I really wish there was another book after this. I would just dive in and lose myself into the book. This was just simply amazing and left me lost for words and I'm still living in the pages even though its all done and read.