~~~~~~~~~~~~~Natasha’s 4 Star Thoughts~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I was asked to read an ARC of Envisioned by Nikki Narvaez due to my love of paranormal books. I’m so thankful for being asked. I love being introduced into new worlds! This is the first book in her Elemental Prophecy Series.
Brielle De Luca has been plagued with nightmares of evil and demons every night for as long as she can remember. Awakened by tormenting thoughts of a man she does not know but cannot forget. She does somehow know that he is the man of her dreams – Literally! She has this need to find him and cannot understand why.
“Why did he stare at me like I was his salvation? Why did he elicit feelings of longing in me like no other?”
Jace Vazquez is a tough as nails guy. Also chased by the same nightmares of a girl with honey colored eyes that he is not able to save from a terrible situation. The only thing he knows is that he has to get to her no matter what!
“I needed to find her, to save her from the fate in the nightmare, but I had no idea where or who she was, not even her name”
Brielle is just like any other teenage girl excited that she is about to turn 18 and has no idea that her world is to be turned upside down. Best friend Kimber has huge birthday plans for her. Little does she know so does the universe. Not only does she run into Jace, the man from her nightmares, she learns that she is “The One” in a prophecy that foretells her as the one to stop the Apocalypse. She is very quickly thrown into a world she knows nothing about, with the expectation of saving it. On top of that, having to deal with an intense and very overwhelming connection to Jace.
The book starts off slowly, introducing you to the characters and World of the Elementals. You get to go along with Brielle on her journey as she is pulled out of her ordinary secluded life, into a life of chaos and of all that is expected of her. Watch her learn and take hold of her special powers that she acquired the night she turns 18 and prepare for the fight for her life, and the selfless decisions she must make to save the ones she loves.
You get to watch this all consuming love between Brielle and Jace take place. Its so pure and unconditional. The way Jace will go the ends of the earth and do anything to protect Brielle and those that she loves is very heart warming. The way they rely on each other reminds you of what love should be like. Doesn’t hurt that the love scenes between these two are beautiful and smokin hot!!
“She was perfection” – Jace “He was my light in all of this Darkness” – Brielle
This book has the perfect amount of paranormal to it, whether you enjoy that aspect of a romance novel or just trying it out for the first time. Its not at all overpowering. The storyline and characters are easy to follow, and get attached too. It has a little bit of everything: friendship, romance, action, sadness, anger, ect. This is your classic Good vs Evil. Nikki does a great job of bringing you into a world of magic, mythology, Elders and Gods. There are many twists and turns as Brielle navigates this new world she never knew about, and a slight cliffhanger that leaves you wanting more – Good thing there’s a 2nd book coming.
Cant wait. Its gonna be a wild ride. I recommend this book to ladies looking for a great romance with a little action on the side (Pun Intended)