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Almost Human Box Set
The First Trilogy - Volumes 1 - 3
Book: Almost Human Box Set - The First Trilogy, Volumes 1-3
Volume 1 - Fatal Infatuation
Volume 2 - Lost Reflections
Volume 3 - Evolving Ecstasy
Author: Melanie Nowak
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Romance (Vampires)
Length: Box Set Approximately 646 Pages
**Note: Each Volume may also be purchased individually
First, let me just say that I am exhausted after reading ALMOST HUMAN - THE FIRST TRILOGY by MELANIE NOWAK. I couldn't put it down, and I couldn't stop thinking about it when I had to put it down. I fell so head over heels in love with these characters that I had a difficult time sleeping because I worried over them so. As a reader, I want to be involved with the characters and feel their joy and pain as they do. I want the words to escape the page and form pictures in my mind as if I were truly there with them experiencing everything as they do. Ms. Nowak did just that with this trilogy.
The ALMOST HUMAN first trilogy is more a serial than series and must be read in order. This can be a difficult thing when the reader is a worry wart like me because I just had to make sure that everything turned out okay for the characters which meant getting up at 2:00 a.m. several mornings just to read. This is not a book that you put down lightly and then just stop thinking about what is happening within the pages. There is not a conclusion to the story at the end of each of the volumes until you get to Volume 3 which ties everything together beautifully. The story just seems to flow from one volume to the next with an ending that will be more than a little surprising to the reader. I thought it was very clever how Ms. Nowak brought everything together in Volume 3. To be honest, it's a very different resolution than I was expecting. I cried (a lot) and then I realized that it really couldn't have ended any different than it did. It was just perfect.
Another aspect of Ms. Nowak's writing came shining through as Cain (one of the oldest living vampires and known as The Teacher by other vampires) describes the faults and drawbacks of vampires. I thought this was so refreshing because most vampire romances depict them as heroes rather than the dark entities they are meant to be. Thus making Cain, in my eyes at least, a true hero.
I can't wait to start the second trilogy, but I'm going to give myself a day or two to recover from reading the first trilogy. I need some sleep. The ALMOST HUMAN - FIRST TRILOGY by MELANIE NOWAK is an AMAZING read and I highly recommend it.
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In this paranormal fantasy, chapters alternate between a vampire and a young woman, as they join an ensemble cast to navigate difficulties of addiction and desire; perils of zombies and vampires; and struggles with abuse, morality and... college.
~ Volume 1: Fatal Infatuation ~
Felicity views going away to college as an opportunity to mature into a confident young woman, but her new beginning turns out to be more of an adventure than she bargains for when she finds that her school is plagued by vampires!
Cain is an elder vampire who displays quiet confidence even as he struggles to overcome sins of his past. Surprisingly, he found that in losing his life he gained his faith and a purpose.
His mission: find the hostile vampires that inhabit this small college town, and educate them to live in peace with humans. Their leader, Sindy, is a wicked temptress who has set her sights on Felicity's new friend Ben. She will be difficult to control, but after meeting Felicity, Cain's most difficult task lies in controlling himself.
~ Volume 2: Lost Reflections ~
Felicity has helped her friends to escape the venomous vixen Sindy, but cannot divine the motives of Cain, the vampire who captured first her gratitude, and then her heart.
She finds the historical account of Cain’s past enthralling and frightening. Now she must determine whether the addictive venom in Cain’s kiss is clouding her judgment, and if his thirst for her blood is a driving force too strong for their love to conquer.
It’s difficult to contemplate such questions while under the attack of a vengeful vampire and his zombie slaves. Felicity’s heart has already been lost to Cain; will she lose her life as well?
~ Volume 3: Evolving Ecstasy ~
The relationship between Cain and Felicity has crested to a peak that leaves them unsure whether to step back from each other for safety, or jump into a future united in death. Felicity is unlike any human Cain has known before. She treats him as an equal; a man worthy of friendship, respect and even… love. She embodies qualities of gentleness and loving trust that he has never found among his own kind. This makes her far more desirable to him than any creature of darkness could ever be.
The venom of Cain’s bite could protect Felicity from hostile vampires, but it would give him a measure of psychic control over her as well. Would Felicity only accept becoming a vampire, due to his addictive venom, coupled with the foolishness of a young girl in love?
Perhaps there is a brighter future for her in the human world. Is Cain’s desire for Felicity’s love worth the loss of her life?