Emerge: The Heir (Immortals of Indriell Book 4)

Emerge: The Heir (Immortals of Indriell Book 4)

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Emerge: The Heir (Immortals of Indriell Book 4)
Publisher Name
Midnight Hour Studio
Age Group
14+
Published Date
May 28, 2018
ISBN Number
978-1986905701
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The last Immortal Queen of Indriell has named her heir. The title means nothing to Allie Carmichael. Nothing but more drama and attention she never asked for. Allie loves her newly discovered royal grandparents, but she just wants to finish her senior year of college and start her first job. Not step forward as the princess of a long dead nation she knows precious little about. At twenty-one, she considers herself an adult and has finally found the normal life she’s always craved. As normal as it gets for a young Immortal legacy—prophecy or not. For years, Allie and Aidan have gone their separate ways, doing the college thing and just living their lives. Apart. It was his choice to sever their ties. A sacrifice to give her the time she needed to come to terms with her bond with his brother, Darius. A sacrifice she’s come to believe was necessary for all of them. But when Allie discovers that Aidan hasn’t been in school all this time—and his family hasn’t heard from him in more than a year, she struggles to contain her rage and the powerful judgment that burns within her. Protecting Aidan, even from himself, fuels her every breath. She would do anything for him. Even step forward as the heir. The Mortal Instruments meets Red Queen in the Immortals of Indriell, a series of dark, paranormal fantasy tales. If you enjoy high-stakes action, strong female leads and the usual suspects: Vampires, werewolves and shifters, then you'll love Melissa A. Craven’s page-turning series.

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Man, oh man what a story! This takes 4 years after the events in books 2 and 3. I liked the jump in time because of the non existing events that happened to Allie in the past 4 years. Her grandparents are back in her life, Livia and Liam are now married, and Allie and Darius are about to graduate college. If the book would have picked directly up, it would have been really boring. Instead, the story picks up when Allie discovers that Aiden is not at school but in fact missing. The story was very fast paced and flowed fantastically. There were never really any boring parts and Craven provides the information from the non-mentioned 4 years throughout the story. I really liked the excelled plot line and the intensity of certain scenes. Personally, this story held a lot more emotion than the first two books. While I did enjoy the time jump, there were certain things that I felt like were missing. Even though all of my questions did get answered, it felt weird at first that they weren’t really prevalent or mentioned. My biggest one was what happened with Imogen, Lucien, and Dean. This lack of information or even the rest being worried about them created a little disconnect for me. Otherwise, I am really excited with the way this series is turning out and I cannot wait to continue.

Holy character development! I was blown away with the progression of these characters. Allie is still her hotheaded self but has calmed down a lot, which I am so happy about. She is really taking her responsibilities seriously and I love seeing this more serious side of her. While she can still pack a punch, with her fist and mouth, her development into the first princess of Indriell is really fitting for her. As she grows, so is her power and it’s been a really fantastic ride experiencing this with her. It took me a minute to get on the Livia train but as the story went on, I can understand how everyone is now very trustworthy of her. I felt like the time jump in the book caused the reasoning for me to take a while to like her. Without the experience the rest of the characters had, it was very surprising at first to see Livia already so intertwined in their family. Allie and Darius relationship is everything. I love, love, love their bond and how platonic it is while still being so emotionally evolved. Honestly, this was my favorite part of the book. It really made me so much more connected to them as they experienced their bond together and those certain scenes, I really hurt with Allie. Aiden broke my heart at the beginning, and I have a feeling it won’t be the only time he does that. He has grown so much as well and the events with him were crazy. One of my favorite things is this series continues to surprise me, especially with the characters. This time I did not see that twist with Naomi coming but it makes perfect sense. It is definitely going to cause some issues in the future but it’s going to be great to see this development. I cannot wait to continue these young immortals story and how they will shape the world for the generations to come.

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Overall, Emerge: The Heir by Melissa A. Craven was a fantastic installment for the series. The events that took place are really driving the plot and story in a great way. While events of the prophecy are now becoming more clear and clear it’s been amazing watching Allie and the rest of the immortals interpret the best outcome. While the jump in time did cause some disconnection with the plot and characters, it was definitely the best way to write this story. I loved the development of the characters and the roads they are taking to really define themselves. All of the bonds they are creating are fantastic and I can’t wait to follow them more. I highly recommend this series and can’t wait to see what else these young immortals have in story for us.

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So much fun!

A shining star in a great series.

The story:
Picking up years after the last time we saw Allie and Aidan, their lives are very different. They haven't seen each other since Aidan left for Germany. Allie still hurts from his abandonment but she has Darius, Aidan's brother and her other half. She should be moving on. Just when she begins to think she is, she finds out Aidan is missing and that she has a bigger role to play than she thought.
What I loved: Just about everything. This is by far the best in the series which is strange because Allie and Aidan are at odds for most of it. But her platonic relationship is truly special to watch and I really enjoyed seeing that develop without Aidan there to cause conflict.
The cast of characters we've come to know is just as lovable as always. I really loved getting to know her grandparents - the ancient queen and scholar. And the sisterly bond with Livia that has developed is really a strong point.
The story in this series has always been good, but it's been the characters that keep you glued to the page and that is especially true with the Heir.

What was just okay:
I suggest reading this right after the previous book or else the beginning takes a bit to get into. It's such a complicated world that it's hard to straighten everything out right away if it's not fresh in your mind.
I spent most of the book hating Aidan, but I think I was supposed to in order to really feel his struggle - which I did.

Final Verdict:
A fantastic story with characters who reach right out of the story to grab you and never let go. This is not a book I'll soon forget. I can't wait for the next one.

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