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Cold, fine drops of rain fall softly on my cheeks as I emerge from the darkness of the ship’s interior to the gray, overcast sky of the main deck. Pulling my dark pea coat tighter to my body, the wind lifts red tendrils of my hair. I walk slowly to the railing overlooking the water. I catch my first sight of the Irish coastline; its craggy landscape makes me shiver in dread. I find it difficult to imagine now how the Gancanagh had made this their home for so long without anyone realizing it. The cold, moss-covered edifices practically scream their presence. As I study the shadows between the falling-down stone, I imagine creeping shapes of undead Faeries grasping the rock, waiting for our ship to draw nearer to their position. Tipping my face up, I let the rain wash over me. It bathes away the frigid sweat of fear that has broken on my brow. “You don’t know how fiercely beautiful you are, do you?” A quiet voice behind me asks, causing me to stiffen and fix my eyes on the rocks along the shoreline.

460 pages, Paperback

First published November 27, 2012

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Amy A. Bartol

20 books6,614 followers
Author of the Secondborn Series:
Secondborn (Book 1)
Traitor Born (Book 2)
Rebel Born (Book 3)

Author of the Premonition Series:
Inescapable (Book 1)
Intuition (Book 2)
Indebted (Book 3)
Incendiary (Book 4)
Iniquity (Book 5)

Author of the Kricket Series:
Under Different Stars (Book 1)
Sea of Stars (Book 2)
Darken the Stars (Book 3)

The Divided - A Science Fiction Romance short story, which is included in the Take Me To Your Reader: An Otherworld Anthology.

Amy A. Bartol is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Secondborn Series, The Premonition Series, The Kricket Series, and a short story entitled “The Divided.” She has won numerous awards for her writing and been nominated for several more. She's a graduate of Hillsdale College, which inspired the setting of her Premonition Series. Amy lives in Michigan with her husband and two sons, but she travels often, sparking her imagination to create more worlds like the ones with hidden angels, doorways to alien landscapes, and fantastical futuristic societies and technologies. To learn more, visit Amy's website at: https://www.amyabartol.com

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3,817 reviews32.4k followers
April 20, 2015
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Now I’ve read the first four books in this series in about 3 1/2 days... exactly how long do I have to wait for book 5 to come out?!?!?

Lets start out with our main players...
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“I want you to see that I’m unwilling to risk your life for his.”

“He is my life!”

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When I’m with Reed, it all fits. What I want is right in front of me. All I have to do is reach out and take it.

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“Just when you think that maybe Brennus is running' out of crazy, he shows up with a brand new can of it... economy size.”

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‘This is awkward as ass.’

Just when you think it can’t get anymore crazy... It does! We have some new players added in the mix...

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“How ex are we talking?"
"The kind where you have to take everything that he ever gave you and bury it in the backyard so there will be nothing to remind you of how much you loved him.”

I’m not sure how to review this without giving away mass spoilers of the first three books... If you haven’t read them, you may want to skip this paragraph-
Holy wow- that was a crazy ride! So many OMG freak outs while reading this book. The family is back together. Evie, Reed, Russ, Zee, Buns and Brownie are reunited. But danger is still close. Brennus is not giving Evie up without a fight. Reed calls in reinforcements. We get to meet Evie’s dad Tau (Dreamy Drew- lol) and his two pals, Cole and Xavier. So Evie knew them all in highschool- crazy right? And Xavier thinks he has a claim on Evie. As if she doesn’t have enough men in her life, lets add one more!!! Then we meet Anya. She claims to be Russ’s aspire even though he can’t remember her. Hot mess. Evie and Russ are really starting to tap into what they can do. They are much more powerful in this book then in the others. They kind of save the day. I really don’t want to talk much more about the story, because it is not one you want spoiled! Lets get to the characters-

Reed- My sweet Reed. Still love him as much as ever! Now Brennus. I have always had a soft spot for this guy, there were times he crossed the line for me in this book. I really was pissed at Brenn- but by the end, he did something that gave him potential to get back on my good side. I liked Russell better in this book, now that he’s not so all over Evie and Reed. Xavier... I still don’t know about this guy. I see where he’s coming from, but he needs to back it up. I’m still Team Reed! I LOVED that we got the last chapter of the book in Reed’s pov (about time!!!) Looking forward to book 5- hopefully we don’t have to wait too long!!!!

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175 reviews26 followers
August 13, 2016
So you think a love triangle is bad? Try dealing with a love pentagon! Now, in addition to Reed, Russell, and Brennus all being in love with Evie, Xavier gets thrown in the mix. I really love this series but I'm ready for the HEA. I'm so sick of Brennus and I can't stand Xavier. Every book seems to add more and more people trying to get in between Reed and Evie. It also bothers me that part of Evie loves all these other guys. Russell I can understand but Brennus? Really? I get the appeal of a bad boy but Brennus goes far beyond that and I don't get how anyone could be rooting for him. Then we have Reed who loves only Evie and has been there for her from the beginning. He has to deal with her having feelings for not one, but three other guys. I just feel so bad for him. That's the only thing I don't like about this series, other than that, it's great. Oh and I loved getting a little of Reed's point of view in this one. I can't wait for the next book, I hope Brennus dies and things get resolved. And I swear, if Evie ends up with anyone other than Reed, words cannot even describe how pissed off I will be.

My Reed:

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178 reviews57 followers
February 7, 2013
2.5 stars

The worst installment yet. If I read one more time how powerful Evie is while she is cowering behind someone or dancing a fine line with death while someone else is saving her ass, I'm going to fucking lose it. Where Evie redeemed herself in other installments by these random moments of bad-assery that would allow me to forgive how naive and stupid she actually is, she didn’t even twitch her pinky in this one. I read 480 pages of dumb-assness that left me with this hate in my bowels! Hate! I tell you! And Rage! Hate and Rage, lodged. in. my. bowels!

Where to begin? There were so many things I hated about Incendiary…soooo many, but let’s start on a positive note; this installment left off where the other one ended, which I appreciated because I don’t like when weeks pass and they have to go back and explain shit. Don’t do that, just pick up where the other left off.

Then everything went to shit…Russell. Russell, Russell, Russell. He was getting on my damn nerves with the “I love Red and I’m never goin’ ta give her up” bullshit, let the bitch go! You’re my favorite character but Evie’s shit isn’t that good, man up and move on! Jeezus!

Then there was Molly, the hoe Evie still wanted to let into their (the “families) home because of that bleeding fucking heart...just shut up. Stop it. Oh! Then the “I’m Evie and I can take care of myself” repeated throughout this installment, enough to make me shoot myself because she was delusional and everyone around her enabled these delusions! There was only one person who saw that she wasn’t self-sufficient and that was her father, he saw how weak she was, how she couldn’t care for herself let alone anyone else. Oh and don’t get me started on the hissy fit she threw! She actually had the audacity to argue with daddy dearest about how much she knows Brennus and she is the only one who knows how to take him down and blah blah blah and the kicker? How she wants to kill him! Pffft, please, cause what does she do only mere hours later? She allows Brennus to bite her! Yes! WHAT?! YES! Russell had to save her! Just as he did EVERY OTHER PAGE! And what completely bunched my panties throughout this read is the fact that she had a severe case of amnesia because once she healed she’s right back on that high horse, it was just incredible how she was able to snap back from broken and pathetic to steadfast hubris. If I wasn’t in so much physical pain, I would have laughed.

Let’s see um, oh yeah, she allowed herself to get bitten – again! Why? Oh because she was too distracted, in the midst of a battle, by Reed’s glorious face, not once, not twice but MULTIPLE times! Where people tend to learn from their mistakes, Evie does not. Even when she is given the responsibility of keeping everyone safe, she gets distracted time and time again resulting in the injury of her “family” members, of which by the way I found the definition of the term “family” in the glossary at the back of this book and wasn’t surprised to discover that it translates to “fuck everyone else, as long as I have Reed” in Bitch.

Every single time she got in front of Brennus she just shut down. She allowed him to fuck with everyone around her. It felt like I stepped into the twilight zone, where this fragile delicate flower is being exalted as a powerful and unyielding force of nature...with no proof back any of it up. I was just mind boggled with the constant talk about how powerful she is…Yes, she can shoot fire from her hands, whoopty-fucking-do. I bet she is going to now spend all of her time thinking about how she will never do it again because she hurt the loves of her life…while everyone is going to die standing beside her trying to encourage her to be who she is “destined” to be. Give me a break.

Now Russell is the force to be reckoned with, let’s make that perfectly clear. He and he alone is the all powerful and unyielding angel, and he is the fucking awesome Seraphim that I absolutely love. Oooo and another thing I love is that he finally has an aspire and he completely lost interest in Evie! Thank you Bartol!!! His angel is fucking hot and she is stronger than Evie…Hmmm maybe you can write the next one in Russell POV cause I am sick, sick and goddamned tired of pathetic Evie and her “care too much” absurdity. Man the fuck up Evie and kill Brennus, stop trying to love everyone! Everyone who surrounds you continues to get hurt because of you. If Russell didn’t exist your “family” wouldn’t exist because you would have gotten them all killed, you selfish bitch.

And Brennus, I still like him if not love him. He has been the same evil undead fairie since the beginning. I’ve read other reviews and it’s interesting how people are up in arms about him being crazy evil…Ummm he’s ALWAYS been evil! He told her he was evil the first time they met and every subsequent meeting after that, it’s Evie who captains her very own ship and tries to save the cheerleader to save the whole goddamned world. I don’t blame him for what he has done, because it’s her who is stringing him along. “You’re the only one who can kill him Evie”...yep, that very well may be a true statement, but is she going to do it? Most likely not and then she’ll have the gall to be mad at whomever kills him…I’ll bet you 10 dollas?

And let's not forget...ANOTHER LOVE SICK MAN FOR EVIE!!! Are you fucking serious?!!! Stop it. Just fucking stop it, I can't handle this shit anymore.

I don’t know if I can bring myself to read this next installment, my eye sockets still hurt from all of the eye-rolling that ensued, this is the 4th book of same shit, different day. She doesn’t get any passes or empathy from me… oh jeezus, then there is the “Evie the leader” situation that has yet to be addressed, I just don’t think I handle another beating as I did with this installment.
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January 2, 2013
This is surreal. I don’t even know how to start writing about Incendiary.

It’s really unusual for me NOT to have over-pouring post-worthy fangirl comments for Amy Bartol’s masterpiece, but the fourth installment just got me tired. And I’m surprised at how calm I was after reading the book. Of course, I had these notorious tweets (that is out of the question), but I ended up really really sad (borderline depressed) starting from Reed’s POV up to the 1st chapter of Iniquity.

Will try to capture my incoherent thoughts in this post: both the awesome parts and tear-someone’s-heart-out parts.

1. For heaven’s sake, Russell. Stop fighting Reed for Evie. You don’t have a chance with my bby boy! YOUR EFFORTS ARE FUTILE.

2. Why do you never learn, Russell? WHY. DID. YOU. SWITCH. REED’S. PORTAL. WITH. YOURS??? I’m just so relieved that Reed was not trying to kill you. Because he was more than killing you in that chapter when he found you and Evie in Torun.

3. OH, ANYA. You’re a jem in this book, but you know that already. You’d make a better heroine than Evie, seriously. Your heartbreak is genuine and not annoying like Evie’s. I cannot imagine such torment in one’s heart when their aspire tells them to go away, let alone couldn’t remember them. Albeit you’re a new character, I can feel your pure love for Russell (I didn’t see this coming but am so happy that you came!!!!). So fine, I shall let Russell live in this novel just for you. Also, WHY, ON GREAT HEAVENS, ARE YOU SO DANGEROUSLY HOT? Haha!

4. What’s next? THE ARRIVAL OF THE THREE HOTTEST SERAPHIM ON EARTH. Oh yes, that is. What happened in that scene again? Did Evie say something? What? Oh, sorry, I was too pre-occuppied by how badass these Seraphim are. I shall throw a private party with just Tau, Cole and Xavier as guests. Feel free to crash it, just make sure that you’re not Evie. Reed and Zee are so so welcome. Hahaha!

5. For all the “I’m-so-raging-with-angel-hormones right now” scenes of Reed and Evie… *seductive smile*

6. Xavier is a one hot mess for Evie. She doesn’t deserve that kind of love. I don’t know yet, and I don’t even have a hunch of what will happen between Evie and Xavier seeing as our bitch remembers something already, but my heart cries with Xavier’s agony. I think it just got shredded with Xavier’s pleas for Evie to remember him and to get to know him, especially with everything that they went through in Paradise. It’s just too much. How can such a half-breed do this great destruction over the hottest angels in heaven?

7. I shall say this once, and I will stand by this statement. I think Tau, Cole and Xavier’s powerful influence and, well, literal Seraphim powers were not entirely maximized in this book. What? They were just introduced? When we introduce a character in a book, should it be that he/she has a peculiar role in the plot? Otherwise, they’re just accessories. And I don’t think that’s a better treatment for the three Seraphim, especially for Tau and Xavier. You know what pisses me off? THEY DIDN’T EVEN GET TO SLICE BRENNUS’ HEAD OFF, LET ALONE FACE HIM.

8. Let’s discuss Brennus. WHY IS THIS PEST STILL ALIVE? All those shit for nothing, really. Seriously. Where is the progress of the plot if we don’t move forward from one place to another? Is the book’s objective a mere transition from one book to another? Because it does not do any justice to the first three books of the series. Seriously, I’m so tired with Brennus. I know there was an attempt for a twist — like when Brennus let out his little gay side and took Reed as his temporary slave. But fck, when Evie killed a legion of Gancanagh (which almost got Reed torn into pieces as well), her blood unexpectedly saved Brennus and made him even stronger. WHAT KIND OF COCKROACH ARE YOU, BRENNUS? TELL ME!!!!!!!!

9. Now, let’s bash Evie. I can just think of hundreds of ways to kill and torture Evie, but that would just hurt my beloved, Reed. So, in respect to my feelings (I’m selfish like that), I just called Evie the Taylor Swift of her era. She’s a slutty whore-iffic bitch. Everyone��s been trying to protect her and what does she do? Ugh, I don’t even wanna enumerate her stubborn decisions. Is this the time for me to accept that why Brennus lives is because Evie actually loves him? Because she can just kill Brennus if she wants to? Why does she flirt with him? Why does she flirt with everyone while her aspire, Reed, always throws himself at a war just for her? Why is she so compassionate about hurting her family, but preserving Brennus? Does she know that every time she decides to barter herself with Brennus, it does not make any difference to save Reed? To save her family? This book hasn’t done any redemption for that ho. It just made her more annoying than ever. I hate a “damsel in distress” type of heroine ever since I’ve read the Hunger Games and Graceling and Vampire Academy. You should fight, girl. Not surrender. I think your evolution becomes more human than an Angel. Know where you want to be so we can start saving time and saving unrequited efforts to protect you. If you so wanna be with Brennus, then, as a reader, I shall be willing to give you to him. Be a Gancanagh, please. I’m so tired with your shit. You killed his army, but not him? I know I’m being irrational already, but come on! You know in yourself that you don’t want to kill him. To end this tirade, I’ll just rip you apart with my bare hands. YOU DON’T DESERVE ANY OF THEIR LOVE. REED’S, XAVIER’S, (and fine) EVEN RUSSELL’S.

10. Reed, baby, when the time comes that she will leave you, please try to live. Because I can feel that she will leave you regardless of your exponential movement to save her. I don’t know what’s up with that bitch but she definitely has feelings for every man / creature / whatever. It’s unfortunate that you bound your immortal life to a whore. You deserve genuine love from a genuine Angel who will never choose to leave you or cause you sorrow because you’re not entitled to feel any of those. Your fidelity, loyalty and affection are impeccable, always remember that. Please, live. You’re the reason why I hold on to this book. I shall stand by you.

And for once, I shall say that I’m so devoted to a series where I loathe the heroine, but I endure the experience because I am in love with her lover.

This series needs saving. Redemption must be done in the fifth installment.

Sorry for the lash out, but I haven’t had a book discussion with my friends at this point so my post became a repository of fangirl feels. I love the series so much that I am willing to give it a second chance. If this were any novel, I might have just tossed it over and never looked back. But no, this is the Premonition Series. I must have faith.

2013 Reading Challenge: 1 out of 35
*starting early for the next batch*
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237 reviews20 followers
December 4, 2013
oh my amy. I'm so excited for a fourth book. I hate saying good by after 3. I hate stopping period. :) this is really a great series.

I finished this a while back and I have to say Amy you amaze me so much. I've always been in awe of the world you portray in these books but each book gets better and better and the world just keeps getting more vivid with every detail in your words. I love all the new characters. They add so much more than I even thought was possible. Any fan of Amy Bartol knows that she is just Wow! I'm still in love with Brennus. How can you not love him. His passion for Evie is just so overwhelming and beautiful. You want to hate him because he's such a pompous jerk but than that's the same thing you love about him. And Reed! I have more love and respect for him now than before. Brennus always overshadowed him for me but this book showed more of his strength and devotion to Evie. He's proven time and again that he will sacrifice everything for her. Evie is still the same spitfire she's always been. She sees the good in everyone even when no one else does. She has to fight for what's hers again but she never thought that it would be against her own father.
I'm so excited for the next chapter of this story but it will be a bittersweet ending for me. This series brought me back to my love of books and I will be sad to see it end.
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44 reviews
December 4, 2013
In this book I'm really hoping that Rusell would stop pushing Evie, like kissing her for example it's really annoying .. Evie already have a bf and they are already bound so I really hope that the relationship issue would be resolve... And I wish I could read this book now !


Okay, I can't believe it that Rusell actually have an aspire which is also a Throne and that Evie have another man pining for her! God! I love the book ok? But I really think that the book shouldn't take more sequels cause I'm having a panic attack when there's a threat to Evie and Reed's relationship! And Brennus will you SHUT YOUR GOB !
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21 reviews2 followers
December 13, 2012
Brennus Brennus Brennus.... I have never loved a character like i love Brennus. I am dying for the December, that seems to be when it will be out. I am looking forward to alot of book releases in December but it's Incendiary that i am absolutely dying for.... And Dirty Red. lol.
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2,871 reviews932 followers
June 29, 2015
Wow! I loved this book. So. Much. Action! Awesome, awesome, awesome!

Things are getting even more crazy for Evie and her friends and it’s hard to be non spoilery about earlier books in the series, so read this at your own risk.

This book begins with Evie, Reed, Russell, Zee, Brownie and Buns all together again and once again preparing for danger. I love this group together! They play off each other brilliantly, and they truly have become a family. They tease and banter, and they work together so well. And then danger comes and all hell breaks loose. It’s action-packed and so exciting, and with Evie and Russell both coming in to their power now (I’m loving watching them develop), there are some fantastic supernatural powers at play which make it even better. Old players are back, determined to get their hands on Evie, and in the middle of all of the mayhem, new characters are introduced which add another layer of complexity to the story. And through it all, the family stand strong, fighting for their very lives, and the lives of the ones that they love.

It’s a rollercoaster ride, with surprise after surprised dropped, and I feel like I barely took a breath while it was all going on. I listened to this as an audiobook and had it playing at every opportunity, desperate for more, and not wanting it to end. And alongside all of the action and excitement, the beautifully swoony romance is still there, along with some added drama that I though was a fantastic addition to the story.

Evie’s father, Tau, finally makes his appearance, and I love the twist to his part in the story. He is a nicely complicated character – a total badass, but with a definite soft spot for his daughter (even if he does have a strange way of showing it), and I’m excited to see more of him.

“You were afraid of me? Don't you meet with the Fallen in Sheol?"
"Yes, but none of them had ever stolen my heart nor left me without words to ponder its loss.”

Xavier is a curious one. When he came along all I could think was ‘Really?”, yet another who is madly in love with Evie and wants her for himself. This series has gone from a love triangle, to a square, and now to a pentagon? WTF? Although I must admit, his story is really good and when he was pouring his heart out, I really started to feel for him. I’m still wondering how that particular storyline is going to play out.

Bartol does a great job balancing the love story. While it’s always Reed that has my heart, she does a wonderful job of introducing the new guys to the story, making me feel for them to the point where I start to question exactly where the story is going, and then she gives us some extra-intense Reed time to soothe my aching heart. I love that these guys all play such a big part in the story, each of them with their own feelings and stories, and each of them evoking different feels from the reader in a way that complicates the story but doesn’t make it annoying. It’s well done.

Badass karma angel Anya is also new to the series, with her own surprising story to tell, and I love, love, love how that’s all working out!

The new characters mean that information about both Evie and Russell’s backgrounds are being revealed, and it’s all so intriguing! And while there are some answers revealed, everything is becoming a lot more complex than I had ever imagined, and I can’t wait for all to be revealed.

I’m so happy that Russell is finally getting some romantic action. And, truly sappy romantic that I am, I love that it’s shaping up for everybody to find a way to be happy. Zee and Buns are still going strong, and Brownie seems to be getting a bit of action now, and I’m really happy about that.

Bad guy Brennus is still a huge player in the action and honestly, he just needs to give it up. I’ve been a fan of since he was introduced into the series. I’m not sure if I was supposed to feel that way, but I couldn’t help myself. Now, it’s just getting tired, and he needs to move on already.

And then there is my man, Reed. OMG. The man/angel is perfection. He goes through quite a bit in this book, and I loved his storyline. I also love that for the first time, we get a chapter in his POV, and it made me fall in love with him even harder!

“Evie's head is pressed tightly to my chest; I would pull her inside of me and have my heart beat for us both if I could.”

“Her heart begins to sing to me, the Siren's song that's calling me to shipwreck. I go to it willingly. When her lips meet mine, I know I'm lost, I'm found - I'm home.”

And there’s even a bit of YA-appropriate (though still wall-smashing) steamy time!!

“I lose myself in her: her scent, her touch, and the taste of her. I will never get enough.”

This series is getting better and better, and there’s still so much more that needs to happen. I know there’s a bit of a wait for the next book, but here’s hoping it doesn’t take too much longer. I can’t wait to see what comes next.

5 stars.
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28 reviews2 followers
December 16, 2012
This was the best book so far, I swear this series just gets better all the time. After the last book I thought that Evie's purpose was to unite the different entities, now I believe that her purpose may be to provide redemption for those formerly unredeemable. I could be wrong but it seems like the kind of thing she would sign up for. The only thing that bothers me a little is that I am not into love triangles, especially when another person is then added (a love quadrangle?)
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May 8, 2013
I cant wait for book 4 i love this series I have to say guys i love reed and russel but i cant get enough of Brennus im rooting for the underdog in this one lol :)
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32 reviews6 followers
December 9, 2012
This book is the worst thing ever written right next to the previous 3 books. I am only into the second chapter and the thought of going outside and getting frostbite seems much more appealing then sitting inside my warm house reading this crap... If I have to read one more line about Bun's "cornflower blue eyes" I'm going to rip this book in half.....Also here is how I can summarize the first chapter.....

Chapter 1
Oh fantastic guess who is back Bruness (sp)… the faire who talks like he has been drinking to much siz-urp with Lil Wayne. Splendid cant wait to continue for the next 25 pages trying to decipher what this idiot is evening trying to get across… wait, what am I saying I can summarize what he he is trying to get across in a few sentences (normal English) “Evie I love you, you’re a fair maiden who has swept my heart away, I desire you like I have no body else but how can this be when Im such a dreadful creature and you’re an angel of pure innocence… oh evie.. oh evie.. Wait her comes Russell the southern gentleman turned angel who also speaks terribly and has unbearable dialogue for the next couple pages… Oh he wants you but I want you more and I will have you because Im controlling and stalker-ish but somewhere deep within your innocence you find me desirable……
Russell (normal English) – I don’t like this evil faire Red, Im your Knight in shinning armor… your soul mate… why cant you see Im only for you … nobody else….Im gonna make out with you now so Bruness gets mad, but also secretly because I’m trying to make you realize these lips are all you will ever need. –Kiss---
Breness: “oh how unbearable to watch but I know she is mine and will always be muahahahaha!” – disappears –
Reed comes over, “Yo, whatcha doing with my girl Russ….”
Russell: Im a gentleman so Im going to scowl at you and walk away... but when your not looking Im going to seductively look at Evie and she will crave me.
Evie: -Woah how did that fairie just disappear?- “Haha omg its rainy outside… Oh hey Reed.. Yeah some other guy was after me and touching me and kissing me but don’t get mad Im all yours.. rememeber? I have your name tattooed above my boob.. that means were soul mates”

P.S. - If i could give this book negative stars I would def. do so! Please provide this feature in the future goodreads!
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271 reviews524 followers
February 27, 2015
If it's possible, I loved that more than its predecessor even though I thought it couldn't get better than that. It did though. This book is the living proof of that.

This book can be characterized by its constant state edginess. Of the solidification of how series things are and how dangerous Brennus can be, not only to Evie but everyone.

Even after three book Mrs. Bartol introduces us to a new character, Anya which I'll only say I love, she's pretty incredible and I don't think there's any doubt by now that the author only creates phenomenal characters, even if they are villains.

Though, the end of the book gives off vibes of finality I think Mrs. Bartol did so in order to make us feel more secure about the next book in the series which is to come out two years after this, meaning this year. 2015. I'm glad I read this now and not two years ago because I wouldn't have been able to wait for the next book for so long.
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63 reviews
December 6, 2012

There is not one moment in this book that my heart stopped pounding!
Everything just keeps rising and rising and it's never flat!!! There's always something going on!!
I was trying to read this as slowly as I could and make it last, but let me tell you firsthand, that that is NOT POSSIBLE.
I was planning to read until 10 and then force myself to stop, but I could do it!!
I stayed up all night morning finishing everything!!
You definitely DO NOT want to miss this one, and this is probably the best paranormal series I've read .______.
I bought the whole first three books last time because of all the great reviews and I just found myself sucked into the series and finishing the whole three books in a day!!! It was THAT awesome!! But then I ended up sleeping late. Really late :B

And I LOVEEEEE that she brought new characters in!! And maybe after this book, you might find yourself switching teams :P and this book is filled with unexpected turns, so just when you think you've got it, BOOM! Everything changes and your back to square one.

Before you read this, prepare your beating heart and mind because you will find yourself pretty much swooning and internally squealing and fan girling just trying to keep the excitement inside so no one thinks your crazy :P and there are times where your heart just clenches and you just have your mouth gape open reading everything and basically thinking:




This book is just awesome, funny, hugely swoon-worthy, heart clenching and filled with ROLLERCOASTER up down up down up down Heart pounding ACTIONNNN!!! I could just go on and on , but it'd take forever :P
Just read it, you definitely won't regret it.

OKAYYYY , so I still can't decide what team I want to be on, because they're all just awesome!! So...

45% Reed
45% Xavier
10% Brennus

For some reason, I can't let go of Brennus :P

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404 reviews347 followers
November 18, 2016
Incendiary once again proved why I love this series so much!! Although there's not a huge cliffhanger at the end of Incendiary, the preview we get to book five destroyed my content with the ending and made me go in to full-blow "Ihave to read" mode!
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437 reviews708 followers
September 2, 2015
Actual rating: 4.5 Incendiary stars

“I’m lost without you, Evie. I’m only found in your eyes.”

This book is as great as the 3rd one, Indebted. There were breathtaking surprises at every twist in the story and nothing was expected at all. Basically, the plot still focused on Evie, or Genevieve Ava Claremont, the "half-breed" with Seraphim(a high rank angel) and human blood in her veins. Since the day she was born created, both angels from Heaven and demons from Sheol/Hell had been searching for her consistently because she was the only angel that possessed a pure soul. That is, she was inevitably stuck with lots of men many guys, including her aspire Reed, her soul mate Russell, her long-time...boyfriend(of course, she didn't remember anything before the current lifetime) guardian angel Xavier, and her futuristic king(I hope not!) Brennus.

Although this wasn't exactly a love-pentagon(because she already chose her "aspire" and bonded with him), she still seemed to be attractive to and irresistible when it came to those other guys. I mean, either she was coerced to kiss them or somehow she wanted to do that, the fact was that she did kiss a lot of guys in the story. It was just a tee bit annoying for me. Especially there was freaking vampire-like species, Gancanagh.

Another favorite part of this book was the action-packed scenario. The fighting scenes were uber fierce and all the characters were ninja-killers. Here's my all-time-favorite scene from the story:
As my finger’s graze Reed’s skin, I whisper to him, “Doubt thou the stars are fire…” My hand glows as if it’s being lit from within, drawing some of the poison from Reed’s flesh. Something breaks within my wing, while I see his wing straighten.

Reed stumbles back from me, breaking the connection before I can bond to him fully. He’s stunned, shaking his head, like he’s shaking the cobwebs from it. I move to him again, saying softly, “Doubt that the sun doth move…” I rest my hand on his shoulder and see the bloody puncture wounds marring his skin close up and smooth over, leaving it flawless once again.

“Doubt truth to be a liar…” I fall against Reed. His arms encircle me, holding me to his chest. “But never doubt that I love…” My voice falters as blood oozes from the opening puncture wounds along my neck and chest. The strength drains from me as I gaze up at Reed’s perfect green eyes.

And then, I hear Reed whisper near my ear, “But never doubt that I love…I love thee best, O most best, believe it,” while clutching me tightly to him.

Well, Evie and Reed's love was everlasting, regardless of the circumstances, and the story again proved that love is powerful and can conquer all obstacles between them. However, it appeared to me that Brennus was really in love with Evie. I didn't realize that he was actually falling for her because he was a totally evil jerk who coveted her soul and all that for me. Not until the end of the book did I start to see through his true essence in his good nature. ←That's another unexpected surprise, though.

As for the perspectives of the storyteller, it switched between Evie and Russell as usual, but this time, what I liked the most was the one from Reed's POV. It was also the first time telling what happened from his viewpoint and that was amazing.

All I can hope for is that Evie can end up with Reed forever instead of Xavier or Brennus.(Oh, I forgot to mention that Russell had his own aspire called Anya.) They'll be the cutest, sweetest, loveliest couple ever if they all survive those haunting nightmares. As their vow to each other goes,
I practically cross my fingers and pray that their sacrifice and sufferings won't be in vain eventually.
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940 reviews
December 16, 2012
Every time I pick up the next book in this series, I know I'm in for an intense, bumpy ride of unimaginable twists and turns, in a captivating world with characters that are near and dear to me. Once again, Amy Bartol brings her incredible imagination to life with this unforgettable fourth installment of the Premonition series, and she did NOT take it easy on her readers this go around!

Incendiary starts out right where we left off in Indebted, with Evie and Russell training with the other angels on Zee's island. But looks can be deceiving, because this story changes course quickly from the Russell vs. Reed vs. Brennus fight for Evie into something completely unexpected. Incendiary welcomed several new characters to the series that I loved, and boy did they ever shake things up!! Russell finds himself facing an unexpected tie to a beautiful angel that drops into their world (YES!!), and I would say it's a blast from the past, but more like a tornado meeting a hurricane from Evie's past comes bursting in and throws her world into utter chaos!! Just as she's learning to harness her abilities and fight with the best of them, Evie discovers that her past was not at all what it seemed. People who were nothing but torment for her younger self reveal their true identity-angels who have been with her throughout nearly her entire life, and a guardian who has known her since her inception. Evie understandably is frustrated to no end by the constant tug of war for her heart and soul, and she struggles with everything she has to hold onto Reed despite the odds stacking up against them.

I've had a serious weakness for Brennus since he was first introduced in Intuition, and I was so torn about my feelings for him when I've always known Reed and Evie must end up together when all is said and done. He was such a tempting sexy bad boy, and I worried how I could ever be okay with him not being in the picture anymore. I have to say, though, events that transpire in this book definitely started the painful process of pushing Brennus out of my heart, because he truly has been blackened by the loss of Evie. There will always be a part of me that wants to love that side of Brennus that made me head-over-heels for him, but the depths of his evilness were definitely made clear. I will miss the humor and intrigue of the fellas and their time with Evie, and there were losses in Incendiary that broke my heart, but the tides have definitely turned for the Gancanagh.

There has never been a shortage of creepy beings and gut-wrenching scenes in this series, but Bartol really went all-out with Incendiary. Evie and the crew are in constant danger from the Gancanagh and the Fallen, and when the Ifrit, Werree, Inikwi, and Risers join in for the fun, it makes for some intense fighting that truly puts our beloved characters to the test. I cringed, I cried, and I wanted to scream when it just seemed like Evie would never untangle herself from the never-ending maze of challenges she faced, but she was determined to never give up and prove to everyone that she was Reed's, body and soul. This book truly pushed Evie to the brink, and me right along with her, as she and her friends battled for their lives and their loves. I was completely lost in their story and their struggles, and by the time the last page came on my screen my heart felt like it had run a marathon. It was so incredibly hard watching them go through so much pain, but it only makes me that much more excited to see them FINALLY get their happily ever after. I want it to be epic, beautiful, and unshakable, because if ever there were a cast of characters who deserved it, it was these beaten and tortured angels! Kudos to Amy Bartol on another unforgettable book in this series, and let the torturous wait for Iniquity begin!
6 reviews
December 10, 2012
I was so disappointed with this book.

I reread the other 3 books before this one came out so the story would be 'fresh' in my mind. I thought the series was going to end with this novel, and it really should have.

My biggest issue is the plot keeps going in circles. The same thing keeps happenening over and over. For example the whole thing with Brennus? Honestly how many times has he been on the verge of making her undead? Enough already! He should have died by now. I feel as though it centers way too much around the conflict with him. The struggle between Evie and Brennus hasn't really changed since book 2.

My second issue is with the character development of Evie. I felt between books 1 and 2 there was great character development, but then she just became sort of stagnant. Its too predictable. Someone she loves gets threatened, she puts herself at risk, is on the verge of almost dying and someone magically comes to her rescue. How many times has this happened at this point now? Its like there is just a lot of 'filler' in the story line and none of the conflicts are ever really resolved. Not to mention the last chapter of the book was really weird with Evie and Reed. It just talks about Evie and Reed professing their love to each other and them making love like 5 times in a row. I felt like the other was just feeling randy and decided to put it in writing.

After reading the book I was really angry. I've never given a book a negative review, but after reading this I felt like I wasted a lot of my time. Not sure if I'll read the 5th book when it comes out, probably will just be more of the same...
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528 reviews263 followers
January 19, 2023
5th go around


Reading for the third time! :)

This series was recommended to me by someone who has great taste in books and it was one of her favorites so I wanted to give it a shot. I started Inescapable and thought damn it, I'm gonna have to tell her that I hate her favorite series ever, but then as Inescapable went on I knew she knew what she was talking about. Then I started the second and I really understood why she loved these so much! As I read on to the third it just kept getting better and now finishing the fourth I just can't wait to devour the next when it comes out!

Amy A Bartol has a plan for this series, you can tell as you're reading that she has an ending thought out before she wrote the first book! I love reading a series that by the time you reach the fourth book there are still small details you find out that go back to the first book. I love when everything melds together in a way that makes you freak out - The good freak out not the bad freak out! ;)
Needless to say, I can't wait for the fifth book to be finished. I will be waiting very "patiently impatient" because I want the ending to be as magnificent as the rest, but until then I will be stalking you Amy...

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213 reviews43 followers
March 7, 2013
I love this series. I love everything about it EXCEPT please stop making people fall in love with Evie.
I mean my lawd! How many men are going to make an absolute fool of themselves over her?

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Reed.. oh how I love thee
Brennnus is hot but its time to go
Russell. Well sometimes I just wish they would have let him die. A completely tortured life to live watching your soul mate love another.

Evie.. Make up your fucking mind!!

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*edit because I messed up my names for minute because my kid was screaming at the cat*
Want to read
June 14, 2012
I am so excited for the 4th book!! I could die of anticipation here.. When will it be out, by the way?

I can't wait for how it all ends and for their happy ever after. There's no question on whose team I'm on. It's really not worth debating on, in my opinion. Reed all the way!!

Ms. Bartol, please don't prolong the suspense. I ask of you. And thank you for sharing to us mere readers your imaginative thoughts. God bless talented authors like you :D
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492 reviews171 followers
January 2, 2018
First book of the new year done!

What a mind grenade of emotions. I've never seen so many love interests in a book and it hurts my brain. Let me say though, every guy but Reed can seriously eff the hell off.

I feel like this is a book filled with incredible story telling, character building, action and boys who don't know the word no. Despite Reed, I feel that he is the only one that will go away if Evie said she wasn't interested because that's the normal thing to do. Brennus is a psycho, Xavier needs to seriously get stuffed and Russel has Anya now. Anya who was a seriously awesome additive to these books. We don't get enough of Buns and Brownie so I love seeing another woman/Angel that kicks serious ass. Back to Reed, if those two don't end up 100% together without people interrupting them in going to throw this book out a window.

Now on to the next book before I lose my mind with anticipation.

This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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Author 8 books86 followers
December 11, 2012
Oh my flipping holy monkeys! this installment of the premonition series was truly breathtaking and full of what the ef!-shocking moments. It will leave you hanging on the edge of your seat while your intestines do loop-de-loops inside of you from the amount of emotional b*tch slapping this book will put you through. ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS EVER! *happy dance* I'm in love ;)
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1,098 reviews140 followers
July 20, 2014


I can’t get my words together to write this review. This book was out of this world. It was really detailed and complex. I believe everything that happens in Amy Bartol’s book has a purpose. You may think at the time that’s it’s insignificant but then when it’s explained in future books you’re just amazed how thoroughly she thought this whole series through. Be prepared to get pulled into this book. Several new characters come in play in this book. Anya, Tau, Xavier, & Cole come into the picture and turns the table on everything.

Evie finally gets to meet her father, Tau. Though it’s not how she envision it to be when she did meet her father, none the less, she is touched by how she finds out that he has always been there when she didn’t know he was. He was “called” away and couldn’t disobey orders.

I am so torn between all of Evie’s love interests.


Brennus (Evie’s undead faerie) is a great villain you love to hate and hate to love, but sometimes he gets under your skin. He can be so sweet at times and then be so scared of what he’s capable of doing if you cross him.


Reed (Evie’s Power Angel) is so loving and protective and sexy and loveable and strong…I can go on and on about Reed. Can you tell who I’m rooting for? Hehehe I can’t get enough of Reed. Whenever he’s not in the scenes, I find myself anxiously waiting until he shows up again and then when he’s back I get all giddy.


Russell (Evie’s soulmate) is just a big cutie. He loves Evie and promises to do anything for Evie and you will see that he lives up to that promise.


Xavier (Evie’s guardian angel) hmmm…I kinda like him…kinda don’t, because he wants to get between Evie and Reed. I think we will see a lot more of Xavier in Iniquity. I’m anxious to see what happens when Evie’s memory of Xavier comes back. Eeeekkkkk!!!

Thank you to Amy for taking me to a whole another world with angels, faeries, & monsters. I can’t wait to see how everything plays out.

“Not without you. Never without you,” he says. He looks into my eyes and mouths silently, “I love you.” Then, his lips lower to mine and I have no choice. I let go.

"The most fortunate day of my life," my voice falters and I have to pause before continuing, "was when I stumbled across you, Evie. I need you to stay with me...please...I will love you every day until my last. I promise you that I will." Then I do the hardest thing I've ever done in my life: I let go of her.

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353 reviews130 followers
January 10, 2023
We still don't know why everybody wants Evie.

There is a new love interest ... YES, ANOTHER ONE
I'm not kidding you ... this book has a F*CKING LOVE PENTAGON
Sort of ...

Ohh and by the way, what's that of Russell being all alpha-male ... Reed and Zee I get it, but Russell??? I was like ...

Well Russell let me introduce you to real alpha males like Curran, Bones, or Barrons *swoons*

I can't stand Brennus, I had to make a new shelf for this series called super annoying villains ... I've read my share in YA books, believe me ... and I have never, ever, encounter such annoying, frustrating, stupid, plain, chafo (there is no translation in english for that spanish slang) and utterly infuriating villain.

Every time I read him I wanted to

'Cause believe me, it was pure torture!!!

The book was mostly the same as the last one (Evie this, Evie that) up until 70% when things began to pick up, just to fall down at the very end ... and I wanted to scream

Come on sing with me!!!

And isn't it ironic... don't you think
It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid

Who would've thought... it figures

But you know what ... just ...

And the reason for that is .

Why I hate Evie so much you wonder ... because everybody is telling her all the time how beautiful and special she is, bla bla bla and what does she says about the other person?? NOTHING!!!! Reed says a super corny speech of half a page and she answers "you're my heart" ... WTF is wrong with you gal!!??


And believe me or not, this 4th book was MUCH better than the 2nd which was also much better than the 3rd.

That's it ... I'm out.

Ira ... this is the proof of 14 years of friendship!!! I'm reading the series for you ... you owe me Darkfever.

IG @cafecitoxlibros
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4 reviews
Want to read
May 8, 2012
Cant wait for this one to come out, anyone have a date for it? been searching but cant seem to find out when. Almost cried when the last one was over, need more lol
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Author 1 book369 followers
March 19, 2017
But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.


I cannot tell a lie... I totally love this series. YET... it drives me CRAZY that everyone is in love with Evie and that everyone tells her how super awesome and special and wonderful she is but, of course, she doesn't know it. *exaggerated eye roll* Also, one minute she's whining and saying how scared she is, and the next minute someone makes her mad and she's doing something so powerful that no one's ever seen before. What the ????


So even though I want to squeeze Evie's neck and shake her and say, "Why don't you just listen to what everyone's telling you about yourself and figure out a way to use your never-before-seen abilities to save the ones you love instead of sacrificing yourself over and over again and putting your "family" in danger", this book (and series) rocks and I've already downloaded Iniquity.

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114 reviews6 followers
Want to read
June 2, 2012
I'm really hoping we can lose the creepy, stalker, vampire, faerie in the 4th book. Seariously, get over it. Not gonna happen...
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112 reviews18 followers
Want to read
June 8, 2012
When? When does #4 come out?! I don't think I can handle this. I have done nothing but read these books, they have taken over. I NEED Incendiary.
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