ARC Review: The Immortal by Gena Showalter

Halo Phaninon, assassin of gods, is as cold and merciless as a machine. For victory, he crosses any line. When tasked to kill twelve of mythology’s fiercest monsters in twenty-four hours, Halo eagerly accepts. Except, each morning he awakens to the same day, forced to relive new horrors. Only one other person retains their memory—the beauty who threatens his iron control.

Ophelia the Flunk Out hates her disaster of a life. She’s the family disappointment, a harpy warrior without a kill and powerless—or is she? Nearly every night she’s doomed to repeat her own murder, but each morning she arises to spar with Halo, the ruthless warlord increasingly determined to save her…and lure her to his bed.

Halo’s insatiable desire for the stubborn Ophelia drives him wild…and he only craves more. If he remains in the time loop, they stay together. But if he escapes, they lose each other forever.
One of the things I always enjoy about reading a book by Showalter is the way she balances all the things that are important to me. She always writes stories that drag you in from almost the first page. You won't be able to not fall in love with her heroes. Her stories are chocked full of humor, love, and at times tears. You won't be able to sigh while reading them. 

I right away got into The Immortal and didn't want to put it down. I loved the whole idea of the story. 

Ophelia is so much fun as a character. She's tough and full of fight. I love how mopy she is about her life. She thinks poorly about herself but I don't see what she sees. I find her fun and loving. Well-loving in her own way. It seems that we all have family issues even harpies.

You'll love Halo. He is tunnel-visioned and can't see anything but what he was taught. You wonder if he can ever love and show any warmth. I didn't even know if he could even crack a smile. 

You'd think these two would be opposites and not be able to come together but you'd be wrong. Ophelia brings life to Halo's being. He's fun with her even when he doesn't try to be. I love the back and forth between them. I chuckled more than once. I really liked them together. You'll love the theme of this story and how much it brings to the story. 

The Immortal reminds me why I enjoy paranormals so much. Make sure to also pick up The Warlord if you haven't gotten it yet. It's best to read that first then The Immortal. The series is better for reading them in order. I'm looking forward to what comes next. 





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