Sunday, October 20, 2013

Only You

Only You by Stephanie Feagan
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Mythology, Urban Fantasy, Demons, Supernatural.
Age Group: Young Adult/New Adult

* * I received a free ARC provided by NetGalley * *


He’s living on the edge – she’s completely broken.

Orphaned at six and sent to live with abusive relatives in Bucharest, Mariah learned early in life to box up violent, agonizing memories and put them in permanent mental storage. Now almost nineteen, she has a paying job, a tiny apartment, and a plan to attend university. She loves her independence and is steadily overcoming her past, but when an enigmatic stranger walks into the pub where she works and the trajectory of her life changes yet again, she begins to wonder if she’ll run out of mental shelf space.

The only females unafraid of the Mephisto brothers are the extremely rare Anabo, born without Original Sin. Over one hundred years ago, Phoenix was first to find one, but he made a fatal mistake and she was murdered by his oldest brother and enemy, Eryx. Phoenix soldiered through the next century wrapped up in grief and guilt, his only outlet planning takedowns of those who pledged their souls to Eryx. When one of his brothers brings Mariah to Mephisto Mountain, he’s torn between his instinctive, powerful need to pursue her, and his certainty that he can never have her.

Drawn into the world of the Mephisto, Mariah sees the pain and misery Eryx unleashes on humanity, and the boxes in her mind begin to fly open, one by one. All that keeps her from slipping off the edge is her unlikely, sexually charged friendship with Phoenix. He’s incredibly screwed up; she’s completely broken. It would take a miracle for them to find happiness. Then Eryx brings the war for Hell to a whole new level, forcing Mariah and Phoenix to make a choice that will bind them together for all eternity, or rip them apart forever.
Only You was previously published as The Mephisto Mark by Trinity Faegen. This title is New Adult with graphic language and sexual situations, as well as references to past child abuse and sexual assault. This is third in the Mephisto Covenant series, but is a stand-alone novel.

 My Thoughts:

"Life is all about choices. We can't always control what happens to us, but we have a choice in how we live through it and who we are."

Mariah has had a tough life but shes making it on her own. She has little hopes for the future but does what she can. Things become strange when a guy shows up at her workplace mentioning about her sister looking for her. Mariah is then teleported to the strange managed home and finds out about a strange world that includes Mephistos, Anabos and Luminesces. 

"We're only doomed if we choose to be."

Wow, this book is dark, interesting, and unique. I've never read a book quite like this. I loved it, it was a breath of fresh air to read something new and different for a change. At first it was a little slow for me and then I just couldn't get enough of it. I loved that no matter what happened to Mariah she got through it. I loved how loving and dedicated she was with her sister. Even when she wasn't with her sister she loved and trusted her not matter what the costs. At first I didn't like how Phoenix and his brothers went about things but I liked that I got some views from Phoenix why he acted the way he did. I also want to point out to you readers that there is more than one point of views in the book which makes it more interesting and I found that it helped me understand the characters more. I liked how the book felt compete towards the ends with no cliffhangers and such. I just want to point out, I love the covers but if I had to choose I think the original cover was more beautiful and suited the book. The newer cover on Only You seems overused I've seen too many books with covers like it.

I didn't even notice till now that this book was apart of a series The Mephisto Covenant series This book is the third book. I think its safe to assume that the book are stand alone since I've read this book and felt that there was nothing missing. With how this book came out I'll be sure to check out the other books to this series.

Overall I loved this book and think you lovely readers will too. Highly Recommend! 5 of 5 stars!

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