Jan 5, 2012

ARC Review: KA Tucker - Asylum

KA Tucker - Asylum
(Casual Enchantment #2)
Stef's Review

• Pub Date: December 12, 2011
• Publisher: Papoti Books
• Format: Paperback/Ebook
• Age Range: Young Adults

Tucked away in Sofie's wintery asylum with no hope of release for years, Evangeline must come to terms with her situation: the curse still plagues her, she's now hunted by a two thousand-year-old vampire, and the guy she's in love with tried to kill her. Plus, she's locked up with a cranky Max and the Forero kids—two people everyone
seems to prefer dead over alive. Things aren't looking good.

Meanwhile, back in Manhattan, Sofie struggles to keep forty trapped and bloodthirsty Ratheus vampires at bay and a desperate Viggo from killing Evangeline's friends, all while hints stir outside the walls of the NYC vampire asylum of a war brewing between the Sentinel and the witches.

Is there any hope for Evangeline and Caden? Can Sofie control the rival powers? Is the fate of Earth predestined? Find out in Book 2 of the Causal Enchantment series, a sequel to ANATHEMA.

Tucker has done it again! With Asylum she thrusts us right back into the strife happening in Evangeline’s world. At this point she has been separated from her love and stuck somewhere remote on who knows what continent, thanks to Sofie.

The ending of the last book had Evangeline bringing in her troupe of new-found companions to Earth, only to find out that she brought more people than she intended… and some of them REALLY do not like her. As is, two of the vampires we met in the first book, Viggo and Mortimer, are ready to destroy Evangeline in order to restore their long lost love Veronique.

Asylum continues this incredible story, focusing on Sofie and her struggle to save not only her sister Veronique, but Evangeline who is in possession of the only key that will save Veronique… but if separated from her will kill her. This book focuses on some other character building, we see more of the side characters from the first book (like Viggo’s cover family), as well as meeting quite a few new characters. There’s also a lot of internal conflict – Evangeline’s new friends may not be who she thinks they are…

The end of the book, once again, throws us for a huge loop. I really enjoy how Tucker ends her books. I REALLY enjoyed this continuation of the series, and I have to read the next one!

Bottom Line: READ IT! And if you haven't read #1 (Anathema), get it here for FREE right now!


4/5 book squirrels


  1. Great review. I have Anathema and still haven't read it yet. That seems to be the case with a lot of books lol. I hope to get to it sometime soon, and then read Asylum.

  2. I am not fan of the cover, but the story is interesting. I should check the first book in the series and see if it's something that I'd like to read ;)

    Happy midnight reading!


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