Review: Intuition by Amy Bartol
Author: Amy Bartol
Release: December 2011
Series: The Premonition #2
I don’t open my eyes so I can’t see him, but I can smell him. He thickens the air I breathe, choking me with his scent…his aroma. I shiver. I have to resist. If I’m not strong, then I will be relegated to the same fate as this predator whose sickness infects me even now. But now, I crave him and he knows that; he has been counting on my need to end the gnawing pain. How he would savor my surrender. I’m alive, but how much longer will it take until I beg him not to be?
Once again Amy A Bartol has totally outdone herself in the 2nd book in the Premonition Series INTUITION. The book immediately picks up where the first ended and takes us on a non-stop roller coaster ride until the end. Somehow Bartol manages to mingle the most romantic moments and words into her plot lines that leave me misty eyed and hanging on the edge of my seat all without a lull in the action.
The plot centers on the fact that Evie comes to the conclusion that she is putting those she loves in danger. She can’t imagine what life would be like is something happens to Reed and the others because of her so she sets out on her own with Russell in tow. As you can imagine this opens Evie up to a whole new world of trouble……
In INTUITION we are introduced to a new villain in the series. In fact, we are introduced to an entire new supernatural group the Gancanaugh, which are similar to vampires but not exactly vampires! How on earth does she manage to make the bad guy so darned sexy and so endearing? Oh Brennus will scare the living daylights out of you and thrill you at the same time! He actually does some really sweet things at moments but his capture of Evie about sent me over the edge. I found myself crying and totally in despair with Evie’s feelings during her time with the Gancanaugh. She is battling for a thread of hope and so close to caving in. Brennus is powerful though and he is determined that Evie is the one he has long waited for to be his queen. Whew, I sense that we will see more of Brennus and I’m excited and scared all at the same time!
The love relationship with Reed intensifies in this book and some of the most endearing quotes come from him. You just want to take him and hug him! Just an example, “I was telling you that I have waited for you to come to me for an eternity. You set me free and I would wait for you forever because there is nothing about you that I would change… you are perfect”. I know, your heart just melts. One thing I really appreciate is feeling that even though we have a love triangle we know that Evie is torn but we are certain how she feels for Reed! Evie has such strong love for Reed that it blows me away at times.
Though Evie loves Reed it is still complicated with Russell and part of the book is in his perspective so we get to know how he feels. He is growing stronger and evolving along with Evie and wow what a character! I am enjoying watching him grow and his commitment and love for Evie. Bartol is taking us along for the discovery as Russell becomes stronger and stronger and more and more sexy.
Not only do we meet the Gancanaugh that Brennus heads up but we are introduced into more of the world of the angels and how they work. We learn more and more of their caste system and their politics. As the book draws to a close we are pitched into a new world where both sides good and evil are realizing what Evie is capable of and everyone is out to have her for themselves. Another touching moment for me is when the “Miracle” angel tells Evie “Instead of asking youself how you can change that aspect of you, maybe you should be asking yourself why you were created that way. For what purpose do you exist the way that you are?” I found myself pondering the purpose for Evie and her friends and what on earth could come of the unfolding events. Things are definitely going to heat up even more in the next book.
I really do not have the words to tell you how much I enjoyed this book. I couldn’t put the book down! I started first thing in the morning with my coffee and couldn’t bring myself to even shower until the last page was read. Bartol has created such an amazing heroine and fabulous characters to support her. She is so talented at writing in a way that pulls you in emotionally. I was feeling the broad range of emotions that Evie goes through so intensely. I will not soon forget Evie that is for sure. I am baffled that everyone isn’t talking about how amazing Amy A. Bartol is. I am so excited that a good friend told me to pick up her book and I look forward to many more happy days reading about Evie as she learns who she is and what her purpose is. Bravo Ms. Bartol!