Thursday, 20 September 2012

Review: Surrender (Mimics of Rune #2) by Aimee Laine

Source: Received an ebook from publisher for an honest review.
Release Date: Already Released.
Visit its page on the publisher website: Surrender

Face the past or look to the future? Both will hurt. One could kill her.

All her life, Lily Crane has supressed her childhood memories, masking the signs of abuse with a variety of looks. From brunette to blonde, tall to short — as a Mimic, changing shape is her gift. Her right. Her achilles heel.

It’s Lily’s latest likeness, chosen simply by accident, which threatens to repeat a history she’s desperate to forget. Worse, she must do so without the one man who takes all her pain away: Cael Aldridge.

Cael has no intention of leaving Lily on her own. He never has. Now, with the woman he loves in the hands of a predator who wants Lily for her genetics, Cael will do everything he can to bring her home.


He can only pray he isn’t too late.

I've loved Lily and Cael ever since I met them in Little White Lies, and I was extremely excited when I first heard that they were getting their own story in Surrender. I was even more excited to see what would happen with their relationship after they had both spent about 40 years thinking their love was unrequited. Now that I've read Surrender, I have to say that I was not fact, I was wowed! :D

I also have to say that this is one sequel that does not disappoint! Little White Lies was action-packed, and steamy...and Surrender definitely filled its own action and steam quota (although I don't think I could've ever gotten enough of Cael ;) haha). One of the things that I really enjoyed about Surrender was the fact that we get to learn more about mimics...and we even learn some things that the mimics in Rune didn't know themselves, which definitely fascinated me. :) I love how vast and flushed out the descriptions of mimics are and how defined they are a type of supernatural species. Aimee Laine has done an amazing job making her mimics stand out, and she's done a fantastic job with letting her readers learn about them. In fact, they fascinate me so much...I would jump at the chance to read a guide about them, or just anything that would give me more information about would be awesome! :D

Along with the fact that I love all the details about mimics...I especially loved the characters. :D I connected with the characters back in Little White Lies, but it's even better getting to see more of them. I loved seeing Charley and Wyatt again, and more of James and Maggie (who I'm hoping will be the focus of the next Mimics of Rune book...and I think I may be right because those two were getting close during parts of Surrender ;P)....and most of all, I loved getting to know Lily and Cael better! I loved getting to see their POVs and learning about their past. I feel like I understand Lily so much better now, and I have so much compassion towards her. She has also completely wowed me with her strength. Cael is as sexy as ever, and he also impressed me...he can be so sweet and sensitive. Plus, he's also extremely talented as a mimic! :D I love getting to see him do things that barely any other mimics can's pretty neat! :D

Now, I've mentioned Lily and Cael separately, but I also want to talk a bit about them as a couple, and as friends. :) Lily and Cael are first and foremost, great friends. I think that fact is one of the things that makes them so strong as a couple, and it also makes the reader root for them pretty hard. I love how Cael is always there for Lily, and how even though she considers herself weak, she's there for him to. They comfort each other, and have an amazing connection. I just absolutely love them together, and after seeing them through Charley and Wyatt in Little White Lies, I was extremely excited to see what happened between them in Surrender...and I was definitely ecstatic with how it all turned out. ;D

The plot of Surrender actually was teased about a bit in Aimee Laine's short story, "Misguided", that was within the Into the Unknown anthology. You don't need to read it to know what's going on in Surrender, but it was a nice bit of back-story that really helped connect the reader to where this book begins. It also kind of feels like you're in the loop if you've read "Misguided", which is pretty awesome. I loved the short story, and I loved all of Surrender! I got tonnes of new info on mimics, and I was constantly thrown for a loop and surprised...which I love! Surrender wasn't predictable at all, and it was extremely exciting! You also meet a bunch of new characters that I'm looking forward to seeing in future books!  Plus, you get an amazing romance through Lily and Cael! :D

 Overall, I loved Surrender and thought it was amazing! I would recommend it, and the Mimics of Rune series, to paranormal and supernatural fans who are looking for something new. This series is incredibly unique, and it's also flushed out with wonderful characters, fantastic plots, and writing that will surprise you and keep you caught up in the story until you read the very last word. :D

So...what do you think?

Does Surrender and the series sound like something you'd like?

If you've started this series, what do you think?

Any other fans of unique new paranormal stories?

Personally, I love getting to read something that's so keeps things interesting! :D And Aimee Laine definitely writes unique and fresh supernatural books. Her other series, Games of Zeus, is like that, too. :D


  1. This does sound like a super unique series! And I love this cover, too.

    Thanks for sharing, Ambur!

    1. It really is! :D Super eerie, right? :D And it's an amazing story, too. :)

      You're welcome, I hope you get the chance to read one of Aimee Laine's books one day, they're fabulous. :)


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