Outcast by Amelia Elias
Guardians’ League, Book 2
Samhain Publishing
Vampire Romance
ISBN 1-59998-089-4
Reviewed by Shannon

 

 

Eli is one of the Slayers; a member of the Guardians’ League dedicated to protecting humans from the Outcast vampires among them.  One night, when he is chasing several of his enemies, he is led into a trap.  A trap that, unknowingly, a mortal woman has also walked into.  Now faced with her possible death, he must keep her safe.  He runs, knowing that he will get revenge upon Caen, the Outcast that bit her, at a later date.

Now that he has her, Eli doesn’t know what to do with her.  One of the Slayers must keep her as a fledgling to guide her in her new life, and when his friend Diego refuses to do it, Eli has no choice.  One of the oldest among his kind, he must watch her through her Change and decide what to do with her afterwards.

Renee Hardin never expected this to happen to her.  She is furious that Eli has done this to her, but she has nowhere else to go.  She has to stay with him, learn from him.  With threats closing in all around her, Renee has to find a way to stay away from the Outcasts and the Slayers out for her blood.  When she finds herself falling in love with Eli, Renee doesn’t know what to do.  Can a Slayer and a woman sired by an Outcast find love together?

With appearances from Sian and Diego from Hunted, Outcast manages to take up neatly where the previous story left off.  The world within Outcast is interesting and multi-layered, the characters are fascinating and the love story is deep and complicated¾exactly the way I like it.  I loved the interaction between Renee and Eli, the little quips that she threw at him, their budding relationship and the revelations about Eli’s past.  Outcast had me captivated from the first page and I can’t recommend it enough.

     

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