State of Grace (Resurrection #1)
by Elizabeth Davies
When Grace, 27 years old and with only a few months left to live, returns to her home town of Brecon, she is catapulted nearly 1800 years into the past. At first she attributes her hallucinations to her brain tumour but as the visions become more detailed and closer to the present day, she becomes involved with a certain wickedly handsome and rather inhuman Roman, who has an obsession with blood.
Grace is forced to confront her fears when the past begins intruding on the present, and she falls deeper in love with her phantom man.
'Death is only one option.'
A love story with a supernatural twist, it looks at vampires from an unusual angle, knitting together the twelfth century with the present day.
This is the first novel in the Resurrection trilogy.
Grace is only 27 and she knows she doesn't have long to live. She is back home and the last thing she wants from anyone is pity. She keeps dying to her self and tries to enjoy what time she has left. The last thing she expected was to time travel back in time. She ends up naked in the twelfth century and near an attractive man. Back in her own time she wonders if it is her sickness making her imagination run wild but soon she is going back into time more and more. What she finds is Roman a vampire who she falls in love with. She knows her time is running out and she tries to make the best of both the times she is in.
Grace is dying but I love how strong she stays. She doesn't want people feeling sorry for her or to trouble anyone. She doesn't let it stop her from doing things. She is afraid but she hides it well. Roman isn't like the normal vampires you read about all the time. He can go out in daylight, he does drink blood but he doesn't kill. He and Grace have some wonderful talks about what it is like and I enjoyed the chemistry between them. The author does a great job with both time periods and makes the jump easily. I could easily see why Grace fell for Rowan. The was only a few times I felt sorry for Grace in this book. Yes she is dying but she is making the best of it. I admire her determination. I will be reading the next one soon as I have to see what will happen to her next and to learn more about the connection between her and Rowan.
4 out of 5 Stars