Monday, May 27, 2013


GARGOYLE (The Gathering #1) 
by Lorraine Beaumont 

GARGOYLE (The Gathering Series, #1)Briar Cliff Township- New England's best kept secret...turns out it has a few secrets of its own. For much of the year Briar Cliff is exactly the same as any other small town snugly nestled in forests of the New England coast. But once a year when the winds change old stirrings arise from long kept secrets, forgotten misdeeds and a thirst for vengeance. And so it begins...Something wicked this way comes. 

For those of you who aren't familiar with the series -these aren't your normal, everyday, ugly Gargoyle’s either. They are tortured, hot, witty and will make you wish you had one for yourself...Imagine what Edward did for Vamps; Jacob, for Wolves, and surprisingly enough, what Loki did for (swallow hard) ugly Trolls… enter a captivating world of magic, mystery, forbidden love, betrayal and sacrifice. 

This is a YA/NA/Adult novel with language, violence, and sexual situations. Not recommended for readers under the age of 17.





My rating: 2.5/5

If you put paranormal, hot guys, romance and a big party, you should get a good book but somehow it didn’t work out perfectly for Gargoyle. Summarizing, Gargoyle is a paranormal new-adult book.

This book has as many high as low points. For a start, the changing point of view was the worst part— I started feeling dizzy about the constant change of scenario and at first was a bit hard to know whose point of view I was reading. However, after reading half a book I got used to it and it didn’t bother that much.

The New Adult label is not really clear, there’s never a clear statement about how old the characters are. But for what we can read about college, the rooms and all that it seems like they are more than 18. Their attitudes made them look like hormonal teenagers but nowadays adolescence goes up to 20 something, so boys and girls around that age acting like younger kids sounds real for me.

The main girl Evie is ok. She is the typical virgin heroine who goes all crazy for the hot guy, what come on! Who wouldn’t? For what we can read she will have a bigger role as the series moves on.

Adriane, Simon and Alistar are of course the best part, the sexy gargoyles of the story. It’s great to read how they were as humans. They don't have very complete personalities but traces of them are well described.

The plot is a complete different story, only at the end I was able to fully understand what the story is about which means I will have to read book two. The first chapters are all about getting to know the characters and how much Evie wants Adriane (which is fun to read) and then we discover that there are like two kinds of gargoyle (which means bad guys vs good guys) but there is not as much action and fight as I would have like to read.

The book has a HUGE CLIFFHANGER at the end, you will have to read book two if you want some answers.

Overall, it’s up to you if this is your type of book. If you like sexy scenes, different points of view and gargoyles you should try this one.

*** I received an ecopy from the author in exchange of an honest review. ***

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the concern, Ruty! I am hoping to get back soon :) Sorry it took me a long time to reply to your comment on my blog. Hope you're having a good day :)

    Goldie @ My Book Musings


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