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The Last Rising by Rachel Firasek

Sunday, August 28, 2011

After paying two millennia’s penance to Osiris, world-weary Phoenix Ice has had enough. Saving souls without any hope for her own redemption isn’t how she imagined spending eternity. Fed up, she decides her next death will be her last. But when she sacrifices her own life for a sexy Texan in a catastrophic plane crash, she has no idea the consequences will be so great…or that she’ll end up back in his life for her next assignment.

Now that Turner Alcott has survived the worst, finding a wife and mother for his son matters more than ever before. When the mysterious Ice comes into his life, Turner knows she’s the one—but love is the last thing Ice wants. If he wants to win her heart, Turner must teach Ice how to forgive herself, and prove that love is the ultimate sacrifice.

Goodreads Summary

This was a surprisingly good novel, not quite your typical romance.  The author actually focuses a good deal more on the main character, Ice, and her potential redemption.  Ice has been paying penance for a long, long time.  She finally decides that it just isn't worth it for the rest of whatever life she has to live.  She decides to sacrifice her life for what she believes will be a worthy cause.  What she doesn't know, is that Turner isn't quite ready to let her go yet...

Ice is an intriguing character to read about.  She's surprisingly hard on herself.  However, she is intelligent, caring, and somewhat calculating.  Turner is handsome, charismatic, and kind.  He's the perfect salve for Ice's open, figurative wounds. 

The events in this novel were fast-paced and fun to read about.  The plot was interesting and the characters, especially Ice, are the main draws to the novel.  This book is recommended to adults.

4 Stars


  1. Jessie said...:

    I saw the cover to this and thought it was quite pretty and wanted to read it! I missed it on NetGalley and your review has me regretting that! Nice review =)

  1. Anonymous said...:

    It was definitely worth a second look! If you catch it again, grab it :)

  1. Great review! I really enjoyed this book as well!

  1. Rachel Firasek said...:

    Krystal, thank you for the awesome review.