Friday, March 14, 2014

Blog Tour: Anomaly (Causal Enchantment #4) by K.A. Tucker

Welcome to our stop on the blog tour for K.A. Tucker's Anomaly. This is book #4 and the final instalment in the Causal Enchantments Series - which has been fabulous so far.  I couldn't wait to read the conclusion to Evangaline's story and I was not disappointed!

She was merely a pawn in their game.
And then something happened.
Once the fragile, na├»ve human, Evangeline has become altogether … different.
A being who holds formidable power, she may be the key to changing the course of fate.
Or she could be the final nail in the world’s coffin.
But Evangeline doesn’t know exactly what she is, what she can do. She knows only that she has to stop an enemy far worse than the Sentinel and the sorceresses—one driven by revenge.
And he’s hunting the man she loves.
As Evangeline fights to keep Caden alive and the human population from eradication, she can’t help but sense the imminent doom.
Find out if fate will prevail in the harrowing conclusion to the Causal Enchantment series.

Anathema (book #1 in this series) was one of the first indie books I read when I got my first kindle (yes, I now have more than one!) just over two years ago. It was (and still is!) free and as a someone who tends to choose paranormal reads as my 'go to' genre, I loved the vampire and witch element. I worked my way through the first three books in the series, increasingly falling in love with the characters, the story line and K.A.'s writing style. I couldn't wait for Anomaly to come out and jumped at the blog tour sign up when I saw it.

Anomaly was the perfect conclusion to this series. The romance element was light, but it was fitting given the stage of development of relationships between characters. The entire time I was reading I was on the edge of my seat: the suspense K.A. created was amazing and I was desperate to understand what the fate of the characters, and in fact the world, was to be. I was hooked back into the story really quickly, even though quite some time had passed since I finished book #3. In fact I was quite surprised at the detail I was able to recall from previous books as I read Anomaly, which for me was a testament to K.A.’s story telling.

While there are a number of amazing characters in this series my favourites have always been Evangeline, Caden and Sofie, and book #4 was really about Evangeline's 'coming of age'. In the preceding books she was very much the vulnerable one, at risk on many fronts, with Caden and Sofie working to protect her. Now, there are things about Evangeline that no-one understands and she is far from the helpless girl she was before. Evangeline faces many challenges and is forced to question things she never thought possible. As she comes to grips with what is happening to her she begins to realise the fate of the world may very well rest in her hands and she must make choices about who she can trust, who she can't and just what she is prepared to do.

If you've started this series and enjoyed it I can't imagine you not following through to the conclusion, and in my humble opinion, I don't think you'll be disappointed with this final instalment. If you haven't yet picked up the Causal Enchantment series then you should. It is a different take on vampires, with witch magic thrown in and not to mention the pesky Fates manipulating circumstances for their own entertainment. K.A. Tucker has a gorgeous writing style and has built a world (in fact more than one) that is easy to get lost in.

4 out of 5 stars

Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

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