Review: Plain Fear: Forsaken – Leanna Ellis

Although she knows that the Amish way is to move on from grief, on to a new season, Hannah cannot move on from Jacob, who was taken too soon.
Jacob’s brother Levi also cannot move on-his love for Hannah burns just as strong as ever. But he knows how much Hannah loved his brother, and the event that took Jacob from them.
And it’s a secret he must take to his grave.
So when a mysterious stranger comes to their community, he too carries a secret; one that will force Hannah to choose between light and dark, between the one she wants to love and a new yearning she fears to embrace.
My thoughts:
I have sure seen those Amish romance books around and wondered if I should try one, well I did (in a way), it seems my first Amish book was a Amish vampire romance suspense book.

Hannah is the heroine. The Amish do not dwell on things but she can’t forget Jacob. She seems very lost in her pain and she questions God for taking Jacob from her. Still she is a nice enough young woman and she can see that Levi, Jacob’s brother is in love with her. Levi, him I did like. He wanted to wait for her, until the end of times if that is what it took. A good man.

But something evil has come to Amish country. Dead animals and people, and a former cop named Roc comes hunting for answers. Yes vampires, we do get that from the start and that the vampire named Akiva is Jacob and he wants his lost love back.

I do like that it took place where it did. It just made it so more interesting, especially when they put their faith in God and what happens happens. And of course I also liked that vampires are evil. Nope they cannot become nice, they are evil and when they feed they kill. Just as vampires should be. 

Still something was missing for me at times, perhaps it was the love. I did like the poems here and there but I still do not know if I felt the love between Hannah and Jacob, but I did feel that Levi loved her. And that she was entranced by Akiva. Perhaps the spark was gone.

Conclusion:
Vampires and Amish, I do like that the author tried something new.
Rating: 
Ok

Cover:
Fits
Series: Plain Fear 1
Genre: Suspense paranormal romance
Pages: 424
Published: August 1st 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Source: From the publisher


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35 thoughts on “Review: Plain Fear: Forsaken – Leanna Ellis

  1. Jenny says:

    Amish vampire romantic suspense? That is a combination of things I would never have expected to see in one book:) Definitely makes me want to give it a try though:)

  2. Missie says:

    I remember wondering how this one would turn out when I first heard about it. Amish vampire romance. There is just something so genius about that. Plus, I like how you mentioned the vampires here are actually vampires and evil. That is a change. I might give this one a try. 🙂

  3. Blodeuedd says:

    @AnaAnd I like them hot, lol, but yes if they are not hot then they should be evil and real monsters@JujuGive it a go :D@JennyLol, I never thought I would see anything like that either. But then again I should not be surprised.@MelissaThe idea was definitely cool, but I guess there was a spark missing for me.Lol, no thank you to sparkly vamps

  4. Aarti says:

    I've never read an Amish book before and I admit I'm a little confused as to WHY they are so popular. And it's REALLY bizarre to me to add in the element of a vampire! What an interesting premise.

  5. Blodeuedd says:

    @IrenaI do like the Amish, the simple life. But then they do know we are curious about them. And then vampires among them, so cool.@MissieSo evil. They kill without remorse. Like their soul is truly gone, and I liked it. They only tempt to get dinner.@CarrieThe story sure made me read on even if I did not always feel the love@AmusedLol, I should learn not the be surprised these days ;)@CarolAye, I do not think it is for everyone

  6. Blodeuedd says:

    @MelI do like that authors are not afraid to try new things :D@AurianHm, so strange! I wonder why…must email you@ElysiumIt might not tempt everyone :/

  7. naida says:

    I have read Amish fiction before and it was interesting although it was YA. I think something like this would be more up my alley. Amish and Vamps? lol. They think of everything!

  8. Blodeuedd says:

    @NaidaLol, I know. How on earth do they come up with things like this? I guess I have no imagination at all.@DianaOh yes, you did not see that one coming ;)@Chris:/ I feel ya@Melissa My WorldI would not have either, but it works really well. makes me wanna think of and write something strange too@StephLol, I think not, but hey great idea. You should write a book like that

  9. Blodeuedd says:

    @Melissa SwimOdd and fun, gotta love creativity@AlexisI like that since here, well spawn of Satan and all that jazz@MariThanks.Aye, you hear about erevything these days, I do love that@VeensHm, how to explain it. I am not that sure about everything.Anyway, Dutch people who came to the States long ago, they still live like 200 years ago. Everything plain and god fearing. A religious group@AlyssaPerhaps it was me, but yes at least I liked that 🙂

  10. Staci says:

    I think it's great that you tried something new. so many people are content with just the same ol' books and hey you gave it an honest shot.

  11. paperbackdaydreamer.com says:

    Wow, very orignial story line! I've always enjoyed the Amish lifestyle and I enjoy reading books based on them…but this one is just interesting. Amish and Vampires?! How crazy. Awesome job on the author for going out on a limb…I might just have to check it out to see how it's completely done.

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