Synopsis: Sophia Pierce has suffered since her brother left, and is unsure if she will ever get over it. That is until her family decided to move to Wenham, Massachusetts. She and her siblings have been ordered to protect their little sister, and must return to high school. This is where Sophia finds her soul mate, Nathanial, and life as she knows it is about to change.
As a vampire, Sophia has always kept to herself, but as a high school student, will she learn to step out of her comfort zone a little? Sophia has found a best friend in a powerful witch and a love to call her own. That is, until something tragic happens and blood is spilled. Will Sophia be able to resist the sweet scent of her beloved's blood?
This is Sophia's story, a story of a girl who finds herself, love, and everlasting friendship. The excitement of this story wraps mortals, vampires, witches, and shape shifters all into a romantic tale of young love, friendship, and the meaning of family. The story of a girl who tries to finds herself when she thought it was all lost.
Review: Immortal Embrace is the first book of Blackwell’s Embrace series. The synopsis held all the keys to a great story but seemed to barely come into play in the rush to “set the stage” for the series. There were a multitude of characters and with a couple exceptions were only at the beginning stage of development. I enjoyed reading the chapters from the secondary POV more often than the main character’s. Sophia grated on my patience in her frequent mood swings between broody and blissful. Only a few chapters into Immortal Embrace I wondered if the story’s origin was found in crossover fanfiction. I LOVE fanfiction and believe that it has a very enjoyable place in our reading collections. Successful transition from fanfic to original story relies heavily on the term “original”. It is what sets apart the new story from the source of inspiration. I enjoyed reading Blackwell’s action scenes and anything from Caspian’s POV. Unfortunately, the writing came across forced to me and the dialogue frequently awkward. I commend Blackwell for putting herself out into the literary world and accomplishing the difficult task of becoming published. I rated this book 3/5 stars.