Friday, August 23, 2013

Immortality is Forever

Our Blissful Bayou Beginnings (The Duck And The Doe, #1) by Danielle Peterson

Disclaimer: I received this book from the author in exchange for a review. 

Summary: The Duck And The Doe is the tale of two immortal beings whose eternal love has soured a bit in the last two centuries. Written as memoir by the "hero," this novella is a musing on both what love is and how much America has changed since the early 19th century. The first volume deals with both the supernatural and the racism of the old American south. Told with humor and passion (and the occasional rant) the story of these strong characters, including a wealthy young lawyer and a clever courtsean, will change your idea of what "love forever'' really means.

Review: A thoroughly enjoyable tale of the supernatural and love.

As much as I love the supernatural, especially vampires, I can easily get sick of all the supernatural books out now. Adult supernatural novels are still popular, but what's worse are the young adult novels. Don't get me wrong. I love supernatural young adult novels, but it's nice to read something different and Our Blissful Bayou Beginnings is certainly different. The story is told from Remi's point of view so a reader can get into his head. While Violet was a main character, she wasn't as easily knowable and seemed rather cruel at times.

Remi has a very interesting perspective on how much life has changed since the early 19th century. He does remind me that I really need to appreciate how easy we have it, in certain aspects, today. The story of Remi and Violet was tragic although Remi acted like a typical love sick desperate young man. Remi does jump and skip around in time, but it made sense considering how he was telling the story. While I wasn't the biggest fan of Violet, I do feel bad that she was brought into immortality without being asked. It really wasn't fair to her.


Recommendation: I would recommend this book to those that like supernatural stories.

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