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Book Review-Immortal Rising by Lynsay Sands

by | Mar 26, 2022 | Book Reviews | 2 comments

This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.

About The Book

The Argeneaus are back! Filled with love, passion, and adventure, New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands returns with another sexy romance about everyone’s favorite immortals.

Stephanie McGill was attacked and turned when she was just a teenager. Worse, her abilities are unlike any other immortal. Now 13 years later, with the help of her adopted Argeneau family, Steph has carved out a new – if not lonely – life for herself. Until a new neighbor arrives…

Thorne is also one-of-a-kind. The result of a genetic experiment, he’s not an immortal, but he’s not mortal either. He’s looking for a place to hide, to get some peace and quiet so he can figure things out, and Stephanie’s sanctuary is perfect. In fact, Stephanie is perfect. For the first time, Thorne is free to be himself and he’s falling for her.

But if they’re going to have a future together, they’ll first need to deal with their past…because the mad scientist who created Thorne is now after Stephanie.

My Review

First Impressions

This is the latest in the Argeneau series by Lynsay Sands and what a book this turned out to be!!! I have to say I was highly impressed with this book, it actually just worked out so well for me here. And whew what a quick read that this one was here and I really was charmed by everything within this story here. I didn’t know quite what to expect from this one here but I knew that it would be a great one here. And I had completely forgotten about certain aspects in the series that I must have missed because DANG this hero….was so SWOON! I was really curious about what this one would contain, I mean a winged hero?? Yes please give him to me. But I also knew that his match would have to be very special indeed and I can guarantee that this author really worked her magic with this one here. And I related so well with these characters, there was something so emotionally raw with these characters and everything that they represent here. You definitely won’t go wrong in grabbing this one up


Stephanie McGill is different than any other immortal, she was turned into an Immortal when she was only a teenager, and unlike her sister and all of the others she has struggles that threaten to turn her into a rogue and one that her family may have to put down. Stephanie has the misfortune of being bombarded with the voices of all minds and not being able to shut any of them out. It’s why she lives a reclusive life, out in the country, away from the majority of people, and keeps to herself except for her pets. She has worked so hard to carve her own life without being a burden to others. Even though there have been times where she wanted to break, she keeps forging ahead. Then a sexy stranger comes to stay with her, and by some miracle, she doesn’t hear the voice in his head and she finds peace but doesn’t understand how or why. Thorne has his own demons, his own father turned him into this creature, where he isn’t fully man nor creature, he is a mixture of both and for that reason, he can never live among humans because he is different. But he can find a home with Stephanie. They have forged a bond stronger than most, they relate in a way where two of the strange circumstances revolving around their immortal births has only cemented their relationship in a way that they never expected. But there is an enemy that seeks to destroy everything good they have created together…..will he be defeated or maintain control over their destiny?

My whole existnece is flawed…Isolation…you make me perfect….you are the reason I stay alive

What I Liked

There were so many aspects of this story that I truly enjoyed about this one here. Immortal Rising was such a fun sexy story and I was utterly charmed by this book. And boy did I breeze so quickly through this one here. I was amazed by how quickly I read this one, and even for this author, I was amazed by it. I just couldn’t get enough of this romance here. There was something so riveting about Stephanie and Thorne coming together. They are both such lone souls that are in the need of love more than any other match that we have seen previously. They have both suffered in different ways but in a manner by which they are alone and forced into seclusion because of who they have become and not due to their own choices but the cards by which they have been dealt. My heart just broke for these here and seeing the heart-wrenching emotion that bursts within this story. Its definitely not an easy one and I really felt for what they have struggled with in this one. But also when they finally come together, their union becomes so majestically beautiful. What is really powerful is seeing the inner core of strength that just brightens from the inner self and brightens brighter than the noonday sun. Their love story is one that is so intense at times but in a way that you can relate with on a human level.

I want to be a part of your life, and not just for a week or so. For a lifetime…

What I Struggled With

There wasn’t much that I struggled with, now it didn’t have the magic that I have seen in some of Lynsay Sands other works, but also I felt like the conflict was resolved in a way that could have been used a bit more buildup.

Overall View

Immortal Rising is an enthralling romance that takes hold of your heart in a way that will have you yearning for each touch and each connection that seemed to embolden the story page by page….get ready for an adventure to curl your toes, bring true emotion to the surface, and liven the story at the right touch.

Book Details

Title: Immortal Rising

Author: Lynsay Sands

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Format: eARC

Source: Avon

Length: 448 Pages

Book Links

Amazon| Barnes and Noble| Kobo| Goodreads| StoryGraph| Literal Club

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Book Evaluation

Storytelling Quality: 4

Story Itself: 4

Character Development: 4

Writing Style: 4

World Building 4

Feels + The Romantic Heart 4

Pacing 4.5

Plot 4

Cover Art 4.5

Ending 4

Book Ratings

Overall Rating of the Book

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Steam Level

Simmering—soft warm touches and light intimacy

Warm- a medium level of sexual tension, a balance of sexual and emotional intimacy, lighter on the details in the sexual moments.

Steamin’ up the room -the sexual content is more explicit in the language and tone, heavier amount of sexual scenes.

Blazing fire to the building-The prime focus is the sex scenes, scorching hot, and could burn one. Less focus on the emotional intimacy to the relationship.

About The Author

LYNSAY SANDS is the nationally bestselling author who is known for her hysterical historicals as well as the popular Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series. With her witty and charming personality, Sands describes books as, “Waking dreams or stories, tales to amuse, entertain and distract us from everyday life.” She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus. Visit her official website at www.lynsaysands.net.

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  1. Sophia Rose

    I still need to start this series, but the last book seems to be a romance I can root for. 🙂

  2. ratmom

    I love this series. I really enjoyed this book a lot.


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