Book Review: Immortal Games by Lauretta Hignett

Reviewed: May 2nd, 2022
Released: April 27th, 2022
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Immortality sucks.

Just ask Imogen Gray: Over two-hundred thousand years old and teetering on the edge of total insanity. Strong as a shifter, faster than a vampire, Imogen’s walked the earth forever, always alone, never growing, never changing.

Never learning, either. Her smart mouth and quick temper get her into trouble far too often.

When that happens, she gets hurt. Sometimes, very badly, and it can take a long, painful time to heal from severed limbs and disembowelment.

She’s tired of it all. So tired.

Imogen’s on a mission to find the next reincarnation of her father, the only person in the world who knows how to complete the transition to human, and get rid of the curse of immortality.

He must know, because he did it himself. He wasn’t human when she was born – he was something else. But he died a human, and he keeps coming back to experience human life, again and again.

He’s here in Emerald Valley, somewhere, hiding amongst the eccentric locals, or hobnobbing with the billionaires that visit the Vampire King’s country club up on the western ridge. She just has to find him.

But when her delinquent teenage ward accidentally summons a powerful Fae Prince through the portal, suddenly, finding her dad has to take a backseat. There’s a homicidal maniac on the loose, one who has his eyes on the Vampire King.

Her Vampire King.

Worse than the burning jealousy is the fact that the Fae Prince seems to know exactly what she is.

Immortal Games is Book Two in the fast, fierce and fast-paced Urban Fantasy series. A slow-burn romance, it includes a diverse cast of characters, shifters, witches, fae, cryptids and more.

Helen’s thoughts: 5/5

I was so happy to return the crazy, messed up world of Imogen Gray. This second book in the series is even better than the first! Imogen is such a fantastic character, and I absolutely love her relationship with Raphael, the vampire king.

We get to see more of Raphael as well; he is so lovely! and Imogen’s jealousy around him is so funny. There are many light hearted moments in this story. I love her irreverent snarkiness around Raphael, and her attemps to be a good parent for Leroy.

Imogen has found friends. Her usual icy facade has cracked and she has allowed mortals to inveigle their way in, and she is feeling things she hasn’t allowed herself to feel in aeons.

Hignett creates a plethora of magical creatures who continue to accidentally fall through the portal, and the way Imogen overcomes them is hilarious! I loved the banana and the tupperware container!

This book is so entertaining and it just flows. You will read it much faster than you realise. Can’t wait for book three!

There is a content warning but personally I didn’t have any issues : Occasional coarse language, sexual references and drug references. No explicit sex scenes. Content note for suicidal thoughts.

I recieved an ARC from Hidden Gems and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

About the author:

A raving fangirl for all things paranormal, supernatural, supernormal and fantastical, Lauretta writes fun Urban Fantasy, PNR and Superhero adventures with a dash of sweet romance and humour. She’s a massive fan of Young and New Adult fiction, loves a plot twist, hates cliffhangers, and always keeps her readers on their toes.

When she’s not writing, Lauretta enjoys fad diets, sunshine, her two little children, weird craft projects and massive amounts of dark chocolate.

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