Monday, December 15

Review: Inspire by Cora Carmack

Title: Inspire
By: Cora Carmack
My Copy: Ebook from Publisher
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Kalliope lives with one purpose.

To inspire.

As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.

Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.

Her presence may inspire genius.

But it breeds madness, too.

While it took me the first few chapters to get into the characters and plot line - once I got in it, I couldn’t get out.  I thought Carmack developed some great leading and supporting characters in this book.

Kalli meets Wilder at a grocery store and realizes that when she looks at him, there is a feeling that she has never had before with a mortal human.  Most connections that she has with humans are so that she can inspire their art so that she can release her energy and if a relationship evolves, then it is a timed relationship; too much of her can make the person mad.  However, Kalli feels a strong connect with Wilder when she meets him, a stringed connection if you will, but before she allows herself to long for it, she runs away because she knows that she dangerous to him.  And for most of this story, the twisted Fates keep bringing Kalli and Wilder together, teasing them with their connection, and Kalli keeps her secret and continuously pulls away.

I was expecting for this book to be a well-written love story that gives the readers the push and pull of the impossible love between these two characters, but what I did not expect were the small twist and turns that Carmack included that gave the ending a completely different edge than what I was expecting…and yes, it was a great ending.  It actually broke my spirit a little when I realized that the second part of this book is coming out sometime in 2015.  I need it…now! J

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