“I really wanted to like this book and I did, overall. The premise is unusual and intriguing and the characters were well developed.There were funny times and serious times throughout the book with a nice balance between the two. The action was consistent throughout and I wanted nothing more than to get back to the book instead of working for the man to keep Top Ramen in my cupboard
Characters wise, Angie created some great ones that were fun and interesting. Dr. Petra is a strong heroine who has the ability to see ghosts and Galen is the warrior hero that Petra saves (and who doesn't love an Alpha man huh?) Even the secondary characters are great.
The romance, however, felt a little underdeveloped. Petra and Galen have some amazing chemistry and their intimacy is off the charts. Unfortunately, I was left wondering how exactly they fell in love. I could see the potential but between the action and their time apart I'm not sure there was enough time to develop a completely believable love.
On a positive note I do think what shines in Immortally Yours is the world building. Having been a fan of M*A*S*H* since I was young (I had a secret crush on Hawkeye shhhhhh don't tell) I was in love with the setting before I even started the book. For this reason alone I would tell everyone to give this book a chance.
“Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales
Quick & Dirty: Humor, action, and passion fill the pages of this medical war romance.
Opening Sentence: Attention all surgical personnel.
Immortally Yours is the first series of Angie Fox’s Monster MASH series. I didn’t have any expectations when I started this story, only because I’ve never read any of Fox’s work prior to this. The synopsis seemed fun and it had promise of a good weekend read. The premise was new and not something that I’ve read before, so I found it refreshing.
In a war of New Gods and Old Gods, Dr. Petra Robichaud has been recruited to work in one of the war hospitals. Alongside other doctors, they do what they can to aid the demi-gods against the immortal gods. Petra was recruited mostly due to her half-fairy blood. She doesn’t have a choice in her service, and lives her mundane life day-to-day without excitement. Everything changes when Galen, a demi-god comes across her service. On the verge of death, Petra brings his soul back, tethering him and his life on earth. Petra now plays a bigger role in the war, one that Galen is bound to learn more about.
Petra was someone that I instantly liked from the beginning. She was easy to relate to, and regardless of her half-human and half-fairy lineage, she was realistic. But there was a point in the story that my connection to her started to dwindle away. At first, she had all of this strength, and after a while it disappeared. Petra became vulnerable and fragile, erasing any of the strong qualities that I first read about.
Galen is a warrior, and he was consistently written as one. He was strong and stubborn, never wavering from his beliefs and what he was fighting for. And behind the strong bravado, Galen cared. Not only for who he was fighting for, but for Petra. It was evident from his actions, and that was something that won me over.
Fox’s world in Immortally Yours was mostly around a battle ground. Weaving from dangers and unknown vulnerabilities, Fox created a fantasy-filled realm mixed with current day aspects. She filled the pages with humor and action, never going overboard with one or the other. I liked the mythology details that Fox brought into the story. It was nice to see a history built into the story.
I thought the pacing was great, but there were times when I felt like the story was disconnected from itself. I felt confused at the direction, thinking the story focused on one thing but instead it focused on another. I appreciated the voices of the characters, never feeling like it was too much or too little. I loved the way each one of the characters interacted with each other, no matter how big of a role they played.
Overall, I liked reading Immortally Yours. It is a good weekend read, and I think you’d like it also.
I was going to die in here. If I didn’t get out, I was going to die.
Okay. Deep breaths. I twisted the driver’s-side door open and nearly fell out onto the hard-packed dirt. Hulks of twisted metal appeared gray under the full moon. I started to run, until I saw an immense creature skitter out from behind the rusted-out bus next to me, its tail curled and ready to strike.
Fuck. Two? Chest heaving, I hustled back inside the jeep and slammed the door. Then I locked it. As if that would stop a giant scorpion. I was so screwed.
FTC Advisory: St. Martin provided me with a copy of Immortally Yours. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.”
“ Angie Fox has done it again. In this new series you meet Dr. Petra Robichaud, as she operates on Demi God Commander Galen of Delphi, you’ll be amazed that you ever thought Hawkeye and Hot Lips of M*A*S*H* 4077 hot. Heated sparks occur with every touch as Petra and Galen work together at M*A*S*H* 8071st to solve how her ability to communicate with ghosts might save Earth.
Immortally Yours has Gods, Demi Gods and their creatures battling each other in a dimension unknown to humans. Medical staff, from all species, work 24/7 to have the wounded back on the front lines. The quirks of a reluctant Vampire and a lovelorn Werewolf living with Petra in their doctor’s ‘swamp’ are just a tease of events to come. My laughter throughout this book had me telling my friends to get this book to read this wonderful paranormal romance adventure.”
“As the gods rage, the rest of the world falls. Unwilling drafted into the war between the old and new gods, Dr. Petra Robichaud works in a MASH unit, patching up wounded immortal soldiers and sending them on their way. Her latest patient is different than the rest as he sparks something in her long cold heart as she scrambles to save him, and accidentally reveals her ability to see ghosts, an instant death sentence. To protect herself, she tries to stay as far away from him as possible, but that proves difficult once he decides she is the one in the ancient prophecy who is supposed to stop the war. Galen would move heaven and earth for peace, and his method of persuasion is seduction, the one tactic Petra seems helpless to ignore.
I absolutely loved the setting for this book. It reminded me of the MASH tv shows that I watched growing up, only with a supernatural twist. Not only was the setting in a war triage unit, but there also was a great deal of humor just like the old episodes, making it a very enjoyable read. The paranormal elements only stepped my enjoyment up an even higher notch. There was a plethora of supernatural characters blended in with Greek Mythology, making for a very rich world. I particularly loved the dynamic between Petra's bunk mates, the werewolf and the vampire as their interactions were hilarious to say the least. Add that in with the constant prank attempts and the very nosy nature of the entire MASH staff and the crazy, but fun hilarity of it all kept me very entertained.
Petra and Galen made for an interesting couple to say the least. There were so many obstacles in their path, and yet something about them seemed to just perfectly fit from the very start, even though it took a while for any real "magic" to happen. Granted all the resistance came from Petra's end, but she had a very good reason for trying to hide herself from him and his demands. Not only could opening up to him mean an instant death for her if her secret abilities were to be revealed, but also his insistence that she is the prophecy absolutely terrifies her. Even so, Galen was relentless in his pursuit making him seem almost caveman in his pursuit, yet he somehow made it so charming at the same time. Petra's sass and frustration became rather hilarious at times as she tried to avoid Galen left and right. In fact, because of this I almost enjoyed the build up more than the actual relationship, and considering my strong love for all things romance, that is really saying something.
The overall feel of this Immortally Yours was really interesting, and quite entertaining. Both plot and situation the characters were placed in, were rather dark, and yet the entire book felt rather lighthearted due to the large amount of laugh out loud moments. This blend of dark and light made for the perfect afternoon read. With all the darker paranormal romances/urban fantasies that I read it is always nice to come across a lighter title for a change of pace. With laugh out loud humor, stellar characters, and an awesome mythology to boot, Immortally Yours is not to be missed!
“Immortally Yours by Angie Fox is the first novel in her Monster MASH Series and I enjoyed reading it. I have to be honest that I haven’t read any of the other books by this author and didn’t quite know what to expect. But I have to say that this book pulled me in from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down for long, I just loved the book.
I loved the way this author created a world where immortal gods and demi-gods are fighting each other. Now things are getting out of hand, which shifts the balance on Earth.
Dr. Petra Robichaud has been recruited to join other doctors and work in one of the MASH hospital right in the middle of this war. She didn’t have a choice and knew this was something for the rest of her life. She is one of the best surgeons they have, but she has a gift she wants to keep quiet. She can see ghosts and if the gods finds out about this, she will be dead before dawn.
When demi-god Galen turns up on her table with a deadly wound, she cannot help herself and use her gift to slip his spirit back into his body. Now Galen know her secret and is convince she is the female doctor in the prophecy and that she could turn this war in the right direction.
Petra and Galen are the hero and heroine of this book and they are exactly what I thought they would be. She is the human, down to earth doctor with a paranormal ability to communicate with ghost and sometimes help them back into their bodies. He is the handsome demi-god and very determined to convince her of the prophecy.
Secondary characters and Petra’s roommates a werewolf doctor and a vampire doctor are hilarious, the companionship between them is so good, they had me laugh quite a few times.
Angie Fox has written a fabulous novel with some amazing characters, great world building and a very good storyline. I always loved to watch MASH on TV and this really reminded me of that time when I was younger, only the male characters in this book are definitely better looking.
I’m definitely going to check out Angie Fox’s Demonslayer Series, because if they are as good as this one, then I know I will have a great time reading them.
I received this novel as an ARC, courtesy of Angie Fox and St. Martin’s Press.”