Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Review: Ordained by Devon Ashley
Ordained by Devon Ashley
Published Date: March 2011
Genre: YA/ Sci Fi
The Story: Normally, the school creates the hunters - not the monsters.
Abby Sorrensten likes to play rough. Ripping the horns off the foreheads of demons, manipulating lightning and setting things on fire with the flick of your wrist can give you a serious rush. So she probably wasn't the best choice for the Order's experimental training program. Thirteen years of isolation, lack of affection and a bruised and broken body from horrendous training sessions creates more than just an exceptional fighter. It creates an evil within - an evil responsible for several deaths the night she left.
Two hundred years later Abby resurfaces as the very thing the Order trained her to kill: a vampire. A mythical demon has set his sights on the school and only the ordained hunter has the powers to face it. Unbeknownst to the Order, Abby's their precious ordained one and their only chance for survival. As much as she would love to leave them hanging, she's not willing to risk the life of Emily, a fellow friend and hunter also fed up with the organization.
But for Abby, locking herself away in a fortress with angry descendents of those she killed causes suspicions and tensions to run high. Abby must learn the demon's weaknesses for battle before the Order learns hers.
Ordained is the first novel in the urban fantasy series The Immortal Archives.
My Review: I LOVED this book. It was so engaging, and I honestly couldn't put it down until I finished it. Ashley has taken a completely different spin on vampires and monsters. Abby - a vampire - has come back to the school that destroyed her, to train them and to fight with them. She learns how to overcome her own weaknesses as she battles with her partner, and all the hunters. I am excited that there is another book after Ordained, I don't know if I could have handled it if there wasn't!!