Saturday, June 23, 2012

Review: The Heart's Ashes (Dark Secrets #3) by A.M. Hudson


Death never leaves us. Once it's touched our souls, it hungers for our return--waiting for us to fall. And if it finds Ara again, she will have no way to escape.

Moving on from David was hard, forgetting the abduction and torture was almost impossible, but nothing as devastating as the thought that now, because of her, David might face the horrific punishments of the Set. 

No one knows where David went after he lost Ara, but she can only hope he's the one leaving subtle clues for her to discover, and it makes her desperate to find him--desperate enough that she would risk her life, hanging out with an informant who means to kill her. What truths she is told about David's dark past, though, will threaten to change her heart and destroy the way Ara perceives everything. She must ask herself if it's right to love one monster, then hate the one who tried to destroy her. 

In all her searching, the promise of immortality will finally be renewed, but sold at a price Ara's not sure she's willing to pay. 

Is love enough to make her submit to this new role, or will it fail her once again and leave her reaching back for the grasp of death?

I want to swear so badly right now, because saying this book is good just doesn't cut it!!! But I have never sworn in a book review before. If I had the ability to write the way that this author does, then I would be able to find much better words to say what I feel. But, I can't, so I'm just going to go with the words that I have!! 

The Heart's Ashes is so F**cking AMAZING!!!

I love this series and I love this author!! Angie Hudson has this incredible gift. The ability to create these characters that have become a part of me. The ability to weave a story that has touched me with so many different emotions. There were times while reading this book that I had to put it down and walk away to gather my thoughts and feelings at the turn that the story had taken. The completely unexpected twists that had the tears rolling down my face or grinning with pure joy. The way that the author can so perfectly describe a scene so that you can picture it as if you are seeing it on a TV screen.

I LOVE these characters. They live in my head and my heart long after I've finished reading about them...

DAVID: I love him!! Unconditionally!! He can do no wrong in my eyes. Everything that we learn about him just adds to how much I adore him!! And this book has cemented that for me!!
ARA: There were times that I was so frustrated with her that I wanted to throw the book across the room, but as the story unfolded and things became so much clearer to me, I was completely blown away by her strength!!
MIKE: He found himself a special little place in my heart reserved just for him in this book. I'd never really been able to get what everyone on Team Mike saw before. But I got it in this book!!
ERIC: He's a new character we get to meet and I love him for his honesty and, for the most part that he tells it like it is... Oh, and he's hot, so that sure doesn't hurt!! 
JASON: Now that's a hard one. So much whirling around my head about him, but I can't tell you without giving things away, so for the moment, I have to keep it all to myself!! But once you read the book, I'm sure you'll get what I mean.
EMILY: Ara's friend plays a much bigger role in this book. There were times I loved her. Times I felt such emotion for her and times I just felt like I wanted to give her a good shake!!

The Heart's Ashes does not disappoint at any stage!! Take the next part of the journey with Ara, David, Mike and Emily. But be prepared for your heart to break!! Be prepared for your heart to be filled with joy!! And if you haven't already, be prepared to fall completely in love with these characters and Angie Hudson's writing because The Hearts Ashes is by far the best book in the series so far and I feel incredibly honoured to have had the chance to review it before it's release!!!

5 of the hugest stars ever!!

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  1. How have I never heard of this series before. It sounds awesome. Its now gone on the TBR and I want to read it soon. Thanks for this great review :)

  2. Ok, had to pop back to say that I just got the first book in this series free on amazon, so I will definitely be reading it soon yay..

    1. YAY!! I love this series!! And I love when I can introduce it to someone who hasn't come across it before!! I would love to hear your thoughts once you are done...

    2. I knew from the very start that Angie Hudson was going to go 'very' far ...and that was well before she even finished her first book of the Dark Secrets Series. I could tell that from a 'Writing Forum' I got to know her on. I had read much in the way of books, right across the shelf as they say, but my 'Romance' was minimal in that I had only known Jackie Collins and Mills & Boone (of which I enjoyed) as a raw 'male'. I love the Dark Secrets and can see why I was attracted by Angie's writing straight away. She is a very real part of the Golden Age of Vampire Romance that is currently sweeping the world (and being a saving grace for the Writing Industry in such a tough economical time)and for her to do so as an 'Indie' writer - is such a great achievement. Its an honour and a privaledge!! (Jason)

  3. Omg pleas tell me if david comes back in some magical way, because i dont know if i can keep reading this if he doesen't.

    1. Oh, you have to keep reading it!! Don't give up just yet!!

  4. This is the best series.Each book is better than the next. Please read and review mark of the betrayal.

    1. I haven't been asked by the author to review the next book in the series. She says it's definitely not YA!! :(

  5. At the moment im trying to find somewhere I can read this online...please help!!


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