Thursday, November 19, 2015

Review: Visions by Kelley Armstrong

Title: Visions 
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Book Two in the Cainsville Series
Published By: Dutton (August 19, 2014)
Source: Borrowed
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 5 Stars!


Book Description:
As #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong’s new Cainsville series continues, Olivia’s power to read omens leads to the discovery of a gruesome crime with troubling connections to her new hometown.

Omens, the first installment in Kelley Armstrong’s exciting new series, introduced Olivia Taylor-Jones, daughter of notorious serial killers, and Gabriel Walsh, the self-serving, morally ambiguous lawyer who became her unlikely ally. Together, they chased down a devious killer and partially cleared her parents of their horrifying crimes.

Their success, however, is short-lived. While Olivia takes refuge in the old, secluded town of Cainsville, Gabriel’s past mistakes have come to light, creating a rift between the pair just when she needs his help the most.

Olivia finds a dead woman in her car, dressed to look like her, but the body vanishes before anyone else sees it. Olivia’s convinced it’s another omen, a sign of impending danger. But then she learns that a troubled young woman went missing just days ago—the same woman Olivia found dead in her car. Someone has gone to great lengths to kill and leave this young woman as a warning. But why? And what role has her new home played in this disturbing murder?

Olivia’s effort to uncover the truth places her in the crosshairs of old and powerful forces, forces that have their own agenda, and closely guarded secrets they don’t want revealed. 









It didn't take me long to pick this up after finishing Omens. I was completely hooked, intrigued, and on the edge of my seat not only with the mystery that is Cainsville, but with all the characters as well. This truly is a stand out series that ended up being so much more addictive than I had planned for.

And while so much was finally answered and revealed in this installment, so much more was questioned and brought to light as well and even though I am still on the edge of my seat and can't stop thinking about it all, I freaking love it! 

I love books that worm their way into my thoughts and have me still thinking about them, days, weeks, later. 

Not only did I love all the omens and the dangerous situations, but the romance was just amazing. And even though I see a very plausible love triangle on the horizon, I don't even care because the writing and the storyline is just that good and the two men, even more so. 

I don't even know what else to say about this series without giving anything away other than if you are on the fence about starting it, don't be. Take the plunge and jump right in. It has so much to offer and truly is one that I think will stay with me long after I have finished it. 






48 comments:

  1. I'm just going to become a hermit and spend all my time reading. Then maybe I'll actually get to this dang series.

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    1. I hear ya. ;) I feel that way sometimes too, too many great books that need my attention!

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    1. Thanks I was so glad it was too because you just never know. ;)

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  3. This sounds like such a great book. I know Kelly does Sc-Fi/Fantasy so I'm intrigued it almost sounds like a thriller novel to me. I've always wanted to read her books but I think I must after this review. So glad you loved it! :)

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    1. Not quite a thriller, for mystery and fantasy than anything else.

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  4. Glad to see you enjoyed the second book! I'm going to have to start this series asap. I love Armstrong.

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  5. This is this series has been on my radar, and it sounds really good. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I love books like that have me thinking about them for a long time! This sounds amazing, Ali. I'll need to pick this series up very quickly! :)

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    1. I really do too and believe it or not, I'm still thinking about it! :P

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  7. Glad this second book was a great read for you. Usually that is not the case. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I know, it can be hard to find but I loved it just as much which was amazing!

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  8. Great to hear that the second book is just as strong as the first!

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  9. gah Ali i wish I had more time , i so want to read this

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    1. You will definitely love this I think. ;) Some day you'll have more time!

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  10. Sounds fantastic - it's great you loved the second book in the series. that can be rare! I need to read these.

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    1. You do, they are so much fun and really get your mind working. :)

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  11. AHhh!!! I really want to drop everything and read these now. Must wait until December.

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    1. I can't wait until you do. I'm so hoping you love them!

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  12. I'm glad you liked the second book in this series! I still need to read the first one. It looks so good. :)

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    1. It was, they both were and I'm dying to read the third but I'm trying so hard to wait since the fourth won't be out until August!

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  13. It sounds like you are loving this series! It sounds really cool. I want to finish the other Kelley Armstrong series before starting this one, but you make me want to start it now!

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    1. Nothing wrong in waiting, there is a year long wait between books, which is the only down side I can see so far.

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  14. Take the plunge... Sure. More time would be nice too!

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    1. LOL Sorry. We readers need special hours in the day just for reader where the rest of the world stops for us to be able to read. ;)

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  15. I'm a huge fan of this series as well. I still need to read Deceptions. I've been thinking about trying the audio, but I don't think I like the narrators. I just have so much more time to listen than I do to read.

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    1. I think maybe Kim listened to them but I'm not sure. I'll have to ask her.

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  16. Looks like this book really gave you that nail-biting urgency! I really need to check this out. I'm guessing all books are out! Would you recommend trying this Armstrong Kelley first before the rest?

    Faye at The Social Potato

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    1. They aren't all out! I think there are two more and the next doesn't come out until August. I really should have looked into it more before starting it because they are addicting darn it! I haven't tried her other adult series but I think this is a great place to start.

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  17. yay I'm glad it was a great time wit this one as well. You'll see book 3! So ggod as well! really curious for you to read it.

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    1. I can't wait to read it! I'm trying so hard to wait but I might just cave and read it anyway. ;)

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  18. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one (quite thoroughly). I've been dragging my heels with Visions. I'll pick it up soon, I promise!

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    1. Oh no, I hope it isn't because you aren't liking it. But I can see why if you don't, you wouldn't. Some of the unanswered things drive me crazy but in a good way. ;)

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  19. YES..this is exactly how I felt about book two! Have you started 3? I plan to read it in December

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    1. I haven't but I was trying to wait a bit since the next doesn't come out until August I think. We could totally buddy read it though. ;)

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  20. This is another series I desperately need to read. I'll be watching for the first at my bookstore.

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    1. Yay! I think you will really like it Candace!

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  21. Dang it. I've not even attempted these yet. There are just too many books! lol

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  22. These sound so good! Wonder how many will be in the series before it's over? Great review and so happy you loved it :)

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    1. I think so far Goodreads says 5 so I'm guessing at least that many!

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  23. When I find a book that makes me think about it weeks later, that is priceless!

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  24. This sounds so good! The series seems to really be taking shape in book two. I have Omens, but for reason put it off because it did not sound as appealing once I read a few reviews. I think I need to try it :)

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    1. Oh definitely try it Kim, I think you will as hooked on it as I've become!

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