Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Review: Ethereal Fury (Gemini Rising #1) by Jessica O'Gorek

*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review


Angry at the human race and its methodical destruction of her resources, Mother Earth recruits souls who have just left their bodies to serve Her, and turns them against humanity. Gemini, a clan of paranormal beings, picked from these possessed humans, emerges. A powerful, rising force proceeds to carry out Mother Nature’s plan to systematically destroy towns, cities, states… and eventually, the world. Amidst the chaos, a forbidden relationship between a human girl, Violette, and Onyx, a lead Gemini, begins. They will both find themselves in the middle of a revolutionary war that will either save, or destroy our world.

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My Review

Humans are destroying earth, one catastrophe at a time, and Mother Earth has had enough. Fed up with all the destruction the human race is wreaking on the planet she has set out to destroy them. How exactly does she plan on doing that? By recruiting some of the very souls that helped destroy it in the first place. With their memories wiped and their new mission accepted they become apart of the Gemini. Powerful beings that will rid the earth of humans, all humans. But for Onyx a lead Gemini, the idea of destroying all humans becomes a struggle when Violette graces his path. Now he struggles with himself, his race and everything he has been trained to do.

From the minute you pick up Ethereal Fury you instantly know you are in for a totally different kind of read. Jessica O'Gorek gives us a totally different side of Mother Earth. One that I have to say I would be frightened to face. But really how many people haven't thought about what it would be like if Mother Earth took her revenge. And with Jessica O'Gorek's Ethereal Fury we get to see her wicked, wicked revenge.

In Ethereal Fury we get a brief glimpse into the kind of man that Onyx was before his recruitment into the Gemini army and let's face it, he is not a good man. And one would think he even deserved what he got. I know I did. Then his memories are wiped and he is just Onyx. And with his memories gone he becomes a cold and heartless killing machine. But when the Gemini decide to try and take out a large church they are met with a resistance they have never seen before.

Suddenly the Gemini are meeting resistance and they discover that the humans are learning how to fight them. But for Onyx his resistance came in the form of the 16 year old Violette. An orphan living at the church, with the voice of an angel suddenly has Onyx rethinking everything he has ever thought about the human race and everything he ever thought about himself.

I loved the way that Jessica O'Gorek unfolded this story. Ehtereal Fury starts off harsh and is full of jagged edges. And by the time the story is unfolded the jagged edges have been smoothed some and we see hope and the possibility of more shine through.

Ethereal Fury offers up a story that's full of darkness, revenge, hope, love, and suspense and will take you right to the edge of wanting Mother Earth to win her war and wanting the humans to stand victorious. One thing is certain, Ethereal Fury will definitely leaving you wanting more.

"An angel he was not, but a guardian he could be." (kindle, p. 159).

First of all I absolutely love this quote from Onyx. I chose this moment because it is right at the height of when Onyx is seriously questioning himself. A war rages within him, yet he still finds moments to be like this.

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