OctobeRec Fest Review #3 ~ The Immortal Coil ~ J. Armand

Posted 4 November, 2020 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 3 Comments

OctobeRec Fest Review #3 ~ The Immortal Coil ~ J. ArmandThe Immortal Coil by J. Armand
Series: The Immortal Coil #1
Published by Beau to Beau Publishing on March 11, 2015
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, LGBT, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 392
Format: Paperback
Source: Giveaway Win
4 Stars

Dorian Benoit is about to learn a history lesson not taught in any textbook.

The blood-soaked reign of man may be a fascinating tale of triumph and tragedy, but hardly an original one. Since the beginning, humanity has been locked in a never-ending cycle of destruction and rebirth. Wars are fought and civilizations crumble only to be reborn and start anew. Names and faces may change with each cycle, but the game remains the same.

Humans are not the only players on the board, however. Sinister forces watch from the sidelines waiting for every opportunity to manipulate the fate of mankind for their own benefit. These immortal beings have purged the knowledge of their existence from our archives and stricken the true past from the record books to shroud the world in ignorance so that they may gain every possible advantage over the hapless cattle they seek to control.

Now, with the modern era coming to a close, it is time for the immortals to make their move once more. And for some, their plans include young Dorian, whether he likes it or not.

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I can’t believe October flew by so quickly and I only got 4 books read! But OctobeRec Fest was successful in my opinion. I read some good books and got 4 books off my shelf. 😉 Be on the lookout for a blogger wife chat review soon of Carmilla – the 4th book I checked off my list.

I didn’t quite finish The Immortal Coil before October ended but I was close. 😉
Kristen @ Metaphors & Moonlight turned me on to The Immortal Coil AND I happened to win a signed copy in a giveaway she held. Yay! Oh, and the beer pairing? Four Noses Pump Action Pumpkin Ale. Yum!

For a large portion of the book, I was engaged but not invested. It took awhile to set up the supernatural portion of the book but it was interesting. I liked the infection element of the story – relevant in 2020 😉 – and it created suspense and action. JArmand also created a cast of characters that kept me curious. But the MC, Dorian, was kinda whiny and wishy-washy and it annoyed me. Then there was the fact that I was having a difficult time figuring out what it was all for.

Then the last quarter of the book everything was illuminated! The supernatural history – of vampires – was explained and it helped me make sense of things. Character development is a requirement for me in a story and Dorian did some major growing, having some profound epiphanies that made me proud.

Before the last quarter of the book, The Immortal Coil would have been a 3 bookworms read. I liked it but just wasn’t completely enamored. But that last quarter…it was even more action-packed and emotional and delivered some emotional growth. In the end, it was a 4 bookworm read and I will continue the series to see what happens with Dorian and his friends next. Thanks for the rec, Kristen!


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About Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Brandee is a mom of 3 and a soon-to-be empty nester. She is also an avid reader, a genre omnivore, and a compulsive one-clicker - but she's in recovery. Besides being a reader, she's also a writer and hopes to divide the vast quantities of spare time she'll soon have between reading and finally publishing her first book.

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3 responses to “OctobeRec Fest Review #3 ~ The Immortal Coil ~ J. Armand

  1. Jen

    I’m not familiar with the series, but it sounds interesting. I’m glad you enjoyed despite the slow start.

  2. Sophia Rose

    Love that it came through with a bang up finish for you. Good to know that it’s the sort of book that builds slowly, but eventually it is worth it.

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