Nemesis (Immortelle, #1)
I have been called many names in my long life. Kali. Hel. Santa Muerta. To the Cabal, I am simply Immortelle. As the daughter of Nyx and sister to the Furies, I was used to being an ever-living weapon to the Powers That Be that run the Cabal. As the mistress to War, Death gloried in the carnage I wrought as I danced with Mischief and Strife. Until one day, I fell in love with a mortal human who called me by other names. Lover. Partner. Wife. He gifted me with love and peace, and I thought I could be happy. And then too soon, he died. I mourned his death for one year and one day. On the next day, they came for me. Like I knew they would. War. Death. Mischief. Strife. Except they didn’t come to recruit me back. They came to tell me how my husband truly died. Now, I have taken on another name… an older name… one that I hadn’t worn in a long, long time… Nemesis.

Nemesis (Immortelle, #1) Details

TitleNemesis (Immortelle, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 29th, 2018
Rating
GenrePolyamorous, Reverse Harem, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Paranormal Romance

Nemesis (Immortelle, #1) Review

  • Wendy
    January 1, 1970
    John Wick with Vampires...........Yeah......it’s literally a paranormal take with entire scenes that are copied directly from the John Wick movie.....I mean, literally copied, to the point where it’s not even debatable. I didn’t even finish it because it was so copy/paste.....this is sad because I actually like her Brightling series, but this? Nope.......
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  • nicky
    January 1, 1970
    Next please.......One of the things I love about this author is the attention to detail. Really did enjoy this book and I hope there will be more to follow as I would love to see what happens next.
  • Jeanny
    January 1, 1970
    3 solid stars. I am interested in book 2 of this series
  • Myriam
    January 1, 1970
    The book is as beautiful, and as dark and ominous, as the cover that represents it. And I have to say that this is one of the most beautiful covers I have ever seen. The book is also one of the best and most beautiful that I have ever read. I do have to mention that this is not a book for people who enjoy happy ending and answered questions.I am still not sure whether this is a heartbreaking paranormal romance with an urban fantasy feel or an urban fantasy with a paranormal romance feel featurin The book is as beautiful, and as dark and ominous, as the cover that represents it. And I have to say that this is one of the most beautiful covers I have ever seen. The book is also one of the best and most beautiful that I have ever read. I do have to mention that this is not a book for people who enjoy happy ending and answered questions.I am still not sure whether this is a heartbreaking paranormal romance with an urban fantasy feel or an urban fantasy with a paranormal romance feel featuring a heartbroken main character determined to have her revenge. Regardless, it masterfully written and plotted, carrying all the possible and impossible intrigue of the immortal creatures and their shifty politics.I love the author's expression and her writing style, which portrays beautifully the timelessness of the characters and their longevity, in the sense of the time that they have already existed. This expression gradually changes in order to reflect the current times, however, that timelessness aspect lingers and it works beautifully for the story.Immortelle, the main character, is so incredibly complex and multilayered, partially due to her personality and partially due to her deliberate lack of certain memories. There is a number of very interesting and intriguing characters, which the author develops painfully slowly, in sync with Immortelle's perception of them.The author's idea and the plot, as well as the background story are original, interesting, and gripping. The characters are amazing and the world is beautifully thought out and well built. This is one of those books that grab your attention and won't let you go until you reach the last page and then start following the author to see when the next book is planned to come out. Maestra (Imortelle Book 2) is coming out in February 2019.
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  • Kylie Cole
    January 1, 1970
    NEMESIS (Immortelle, #1), a treat for lovers of urban fantasy, sees the return of Elle Cross in her most promising, compelling and currently her greatest work. A definite page-turner which simultaneously speaks to the heart and mind. It will make you almost feel your mouth drying with thirst as you enter the world of Immortelle. A richly satisfying and enthralling novel which follows the journey of Lucy (Immortelle), a former immortal assassin working closely with the four horsemen, who gave up ​NEMESIS (Immortelle, #1), a treat for lovers of urban fantasy, sees the return of Elle Cross in her most promising, compelling and currently her greatest work. A definite page-turner which simultaneously speaks to the heart and mind. It will make you almost feel your mouth drying with thirst as you enter the world of Immortelle. ​A richly satisfying and enthralling novel which follows the journey of Lucy (Immortelle), a former immortal assassin working closely with the four horsemen, who gave up everything just so she can live in peace, have a normal life and be with her one true love in the mortal realm. Immortelle is an astonishing and intriguing protagonist whose life begins to unravel after ten years of peace. Death, War, Strife, and Mischief, her past lovers, enter her life once more and help her overcome grief. Book one will focus more on Immortelle and Death. Drama, action, guns, poison, knife, heartbreaks, betrayals, twists and turns will happen. You will barely have time to recover for the twists before the next one beckons. The world building is astonishing and the characters are all well-written. It’s amazing how the book has the timeless ability to transport you to a different world which you could get lost to for hours. ​Elle Cross definitely exceeded all expectations. I feel blessed to read such a masterpiece from a very talented author. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to the next book in the series.
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  • Rhiannon Chillingworth
    January 1, 1970
    I liked this, but more the second half than the first.This world is cool and has a good twist on the typical supernatural mythology. To be honest, I'm not sure I fully understand it, as it's complicated and referenced rather than explained. There were bits that didn't feel massively original, like the hotel feeling like a replica of the John Wick film, but I liked the dark tone of it.Immortelle definitely gets more interesting as the book progresses. She mourning her husband at the start, who we I liked this, but more the second half than the first.This world is cool and has a good twist on the typical supernatural mythology. To be honest, I'm not sure I fully understand it, as it's complicated and referenced rather than explained. There were bits that didn't feel massively original, like the hotel feeling like a replica of the John Wick film, but I liked the dark tone of it.Immortelle definitely gets more interesting as the book progresses. She mourning her husband at the start, who we never meet, so it's hard to give a damn about it really and I found myself just wanting the action to start and for her to interact with Death, War, Mischief and Strife. The action definitely starts, but the latter not so much. There is some progression with Death, but the others are only in it briefly. If you like your RH heavy on the romance, then this maybe isn't the book for you. There is a lot of action and Immortelle is kick ass, which are not progresses more throughout. I also really liked the interactions with her and Death.I wavered between 3 and 4, as there were times my interest was lost a bit, but this has a real.dark quality to it which I enjoyed and I think if a serial is written then it will be even better than this, now things have properly kicked off!
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  • Leia
    January 1, 1970
    This is not for the faint of heart. It's a dark tale; almost reminiscent of a Grimm fairytale but with mythology. Lol. Make sense? No? Ok... lemme try and explain. Elle Cross writes exceptionally well. Her prose is smooth and VERY descriptive. Because of this, some may call her work... slow - as in, it takes a bit to get into it. This isn't a book to speed-read through. There is a lot of character development and world building involved, and for some this is too epic fantasy. But it's truly a w This is not for the faint of heart. It's a dark tale; almost reminiscent of a Grimm fairytale but with mythology. Lol. Make sense? No? Ok... lemme try and explain. Elle Cross writes exceptionally well. Her prose is smooth and VERY descriptive. Because of this, some may call her work... slow - as in, it takes a bit to get into it. This isn't a book to speed-read through. There is a lot of character development and world building involved, and for some this is too epic fantasy. But it's truly a world you don't want to miss.And I'm moving on, now. Lol. This book is an emotional rollercoaster and it's a very painful journey for Immortelle. However, she is a complete badass who also happens to have support from some devastating and powerful God's.It's a journey of painful memories and past life experiences. In which, Immortelle is trying to gain back. Heat level: there's a certain scene that is just... powerful, full of emotion and passion. It's not descriptive, nor crass. It's just perfect because it is filled with a certain individuals longing for Immortelle. This novel is FULL of intense feels. It's one ride you shouldn't pass up!
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  • Margaux Espinosa
    January 1, 1970
    I’m not sure what it is about Elle Cross’s books but I always have a hard time sinking into the story until about the second chapter. The lead up and prologues are always so dry to me, but I ALWAYS push through it because it’s so WORTH IT! This book is fast paced, action packed and Lucy is one seriously bad ass female. Elle Cross is an extremely talented writer, the world building, attention to detail, the complex story line and the even more complex characters. Nemesis is about Lucy (Immortelle I’m not sure what it is about Elle Cross’s books but I always have a hard time sinking into the story until about the second chapter. The lead up and prologues are always so dry to me, but I ALWAYS push through it because it’s so WORTH IT! This book is fast paced, action packed and Lucy is one seriously bad ass female. Elle Cross is an extremely talented writer, the world building, attention to detail, the complex story line and the even more complex characters. Nemesis is about Lucy (Immortelle) whom was basically an immortal assassin and worked closely with the four horsemen. She gives up all she’s known for a chance at a normal life and the love of a man that will care for her, in the mortal realm. Many years later in an accident Lucy’s husband dies, while she is stuck in grief there are big stirrings happening in the immortal realm and they all have to do with Immortelle. This is basically where shit hits the fan and it turns into something reminiscent of that Keanu Reeves movie, John Wick. Tons of assassin drama, guns, knives, poison type stuff and the whole neutral hotel thing, epic. Very well done and I enjoyed reading it all, I can not wait for book two to come out!
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  • Tracy Hoyt
    January 1, 1970
    Revenge served cold with white hot furyOnce again, the author knocks it out of the park! I love her take on this vengeance tale and, though it pays homage to favorites of the author's, it is wholly its own unique story! Once again, the main character Immortelle is fully realized, and I felt her pain and anger right alongside her. A tale of love lost, it spans unique immortal and mortal realms alike. Though it's a tale of vengeance and fury, the heart of the tale starts with love, and how far one Revenge served cold with white hot furyOnce again, the author knocks it out of the park! I love her take on this vengeance tale and, though it pays homage to favorites of the author's, it is wholly its own unique story! Once again, the main character Immortelle is fully realized, and I felt her pain and anger right alongside her. A tale of love lost, it spans unique immortal and mortal realms alike. Though it's a tale of vengeance and fury, the heart of the tale starts with love, and how far one woman is willing to go to redeem that love. The betrayals run deep, and she's only just beginning to realize all the cast involved. Of course, this tale is wicked and elegant, sharp and smooth in it's delivery, something I've come to expect from the author. The revelation at the end means our heroine will be tested to the end of her limits. I am hoping to see more with the males and sisters of her past, as she learns to navigate an uncertain future. A fantastic new series start, I'm salivating for more of Immortelle's brutal truth.
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  • Vivian
    January 1, 1970
    In this first book we get to know Lucy a little bit and from the begging the story is so fast paced and full of adrenaline that we have to follow through the end. Lucy was once known by many names and the last one was Immortelle. She left the immortal world behind for love and other things. So after 10 years of peace her life unravel and the story begins. About Death, War, Strife and Mischief they were her past lovers and do what they can to help her now. But we get little glimpses of them and i In this first book we get to know Lucy a little bit and from the begging the story is so fast paced and full of adrenaline that we have to follow through the end. Lucy was once known by many names and the last one was Immortelle. She left the immortal world behind for love and other things. So after 10 years of peace her life unravel and the story begins. About Death, War, Strife and Mischief they were her past lovers and do what they can to help her now. But we get little glimpses of them and in this first book we learn more about Death. And Fear is now an interesting new question mark. The men are not the focus in this first book, this is more about Immortelle and her new role and quest as Nemesis.
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  • Joann
    January 1, 1970
    Nemesis Is Absolutely Amazing!No spoilers of any kind included!Elle Cross has done it yet again and created another amazing masterpiece!This book pulled me in after the first page and would not let me go until I had gotten to the end of the story, I absolutely love it when a book does that. So many ups and downs and twists and turns that I actually forgot that I was reading a book, I felt like I was actually in that reality experiencing it all right along with Lucy aka Immortelle! I definitely l Nemesis Is Absolutely Amazing!No spoilers of any kind included!Elle Cross has done it yet again and created another amazing masterpiece!This book pulled me in after the first page and would not let me go until I had gotten to the end of the story, I absolutely love it when a book does that. So many ups and downs and twists and turns that I actually forgot that I was reading a book, I felt like I was actually in that reality experiencing it all right along with Lucy aka Immortelle! I definitely look forward to the next book in this series because I have to know what else happens to Immortelle, Death, Mischief and the rest of the men. So yes I most definitely do recommend this book because I thought it was amazing and I think you will too!
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  • Danni Rogers
    January 1, 1970
    This book starts with complete heartbreak, of which you add constant glimpses of throughout the book. But you still get the urge to keep reading just to see where she goes from here. Immortelle loses her husband. The one she gave up her immortality to be with. All she wants is to live in love and peace, but she finds herself the victim of Assassin after Assassin. So she fights for revenge. She fights for freedom. And she fights for answers. A great start to the series. I look forward to reading This book starts with complete heartbreak, of which you add constant glimpses of throughout the book. But you still get the urge to keep reading just to see where she goes from here. Immortelle loses her husband. The one she gave up her immortality to be with. All she wants is to live in love and peace, but she finds herself the victim of Assassin after Assassin. So she fights for revenge. She fights for freedom. And she fights for answers. A great start to the series. I look forward to reading the next book.
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  • Norma
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first Elle Cross book that I've read and, man, am I glad to have found her. Nemesis is incredible. It's brilliant storytelling, with rich characters, mystery, intrigue, and a little spice and romance. There are just layers upon layers of plot that twists and turns as Lucy finds out more. Lucy really tugged at my heart with her simple wish for peace. And I cheered for her when she got a little justice, but that ending lets the reader know this is just the tip of the iceberg. Great rea This is the first Elle Cross book that I've read and, man, am I glad to have found her. Nemesis is incredible. It's brilliant storytelling, with rich characters, mystery, intrigue, and a little spice and romance. There are just layers upon layers of plot that twists and turns as Lucy finds out more. Lucy really tugged at my heart with her simple wish for peace. And I cheered for her when she got a little justice, but that ending lets the reader know this is just the tip of the iceberg. Great reading! I thoroughly enjoyed it!
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  • Kayla
    January 1, 1970
    Another amazing release from Elle! Immortelle (Lucy) just wanted to live in peace and away from being the weapon that she used to be. However, there are others who wanted to get rid of her even with her living her peaceful life. There were some twists and turns and I felt so bad for Immortelle after she found some horrible information on what truly happened when she was living her peaceful life. And her old lovers, ugh I love Death <3 we only got a few moments of the others and I'm interested Another amazing release from Elle! Immortelle (Lucy) just wanted to live in peace and away from being the weapon that she used to be. However, there are others who wanted to get rid of her even with her living her peaceful life. There were some twists and turns and I felt so bad for Immortelle after she found some horrible information on what truly happened when she was living her peaceful life. And her old lovers, ugh I love Death <3 we only got a few moments of the others and I'm interested in what role Fear will have. Can't wait for the next book!
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  • Meghan
    January 1, 1970
    Chills. Literal chills reading this. The savagery, the heartbreak, the vengeance, the emotion. Whoa. Just whoa. Betrayal brought one of the most feared beings back into play and damn is she good. Elle Cross wrote an incredible story that honestly left me a tinge bitter that it ends in a cliffhanger. But that's merely because I want to see what Lucy/Immortelle does. I literally did not want to stop reading this.
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  • Abi
    January 1, 1970
    This was a great book! I also love Elle Cross's Brightling series, and I was excited to read Nemesis. The world was quite interesting, and I would like to learn more. The characters, especially the main one, Immortelle, were also quite intriguing. I can't wait for book two in February, as the story of Immortelle and her quest to unravel her enemies' plans and her husband's death continues! She's very powerful and kickass, and I can't wait for more of her story! 5 stars!
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  • KUAvidReader
    January 1, 1970
    First I'm going to be honest and say that I wasn't sure by the description if I wanted to read the book. The blurb doesn't do the book justice. While I can say that if you need to you can put the book down but you won't want to. "Lucy" is a very relatable character. Sorry sometimes revenge is necessary 🤷♀ Especially if it is justice being served. I am definitely intrigued and would cannot wait to find out more. The cliffhanger gives me hope for her. First I'm going to be honest and say that I wasn't sure by the description if I wanted to read the book. The blurb doesn't do the book justice. While I can say that if you need to you can put the book down but you won't want to. "Lucy" is a very relatable character. Sorry sometimes revenge is necessary 🤷‍♀️ Especially if it is justice being served. I am definitely intrigued and would cannot wait to find out more. The cliffhanger gives me hope for her.
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  • April Bock
    January 1, 1970
    A masterpiece..I woke in the middle of the night and couldn't fall back to sleep. So I decided to read Nemesis. Bad idea! I literally couldn't put it down. Almost got my son off to school late and don't remember the rest of my morning routine because I was doing it on autopilot. I literally couldn't stop reading this!The characters are amazing. I am going to make a bold statement but Lucy is my new favorite MC. By far. I love her so hard.
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  • Danielle Grimes-Oliveira
    January 1, 1970
    No words!!!! So goid !Oh wow!!!! Love love love Lucy (immortelle) she was awesome. I always love vengeance movies and this should be a movie. I cried a few times. Elle made you feel Lucys' pain. The loss of her husband then to start to find out all the details . I can't wait for book 2!!! Elle never stops a!axing me with her writing.
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  • Barbara Rovtar
    January 1, 1970
    Amazing!This book and concept was absolutely mind blowing! Immortelle/Lucy is a kick*ss woman with a huge heart! I felt like I was right there with her going through the highs and lows. You left us with a HUGE cliff hanger though Elle! But that only makes me need the next book even more! As always, your writing is amazing and I will be impatiently waiting for Maestra!
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  • Ola Adamska
    January 1, 1970
    This book was something else! As here There is nothing like The usual reads you can find. Nemesis is dark and a powerful read that will take you on The Wild ride (trust me - read with caution!!). Im still not sure what is going on There but crap Im into it for sure!I really enjoyed Nemesis as The author for sure knows Her work as this is SO visual and entertaining read. Cant wait for book two
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  • Ashley Martinez
    January 1, 1970
    Believe the hype I have been waiting for this since i seen the cover release and the inspiration for the book it was everything if not more than what i could possibly imagine and i think the savage queen is coming for the spot as queen of cliffhangers because man was that one a crazy one..
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  • Amber
    January 1, 1970
    EpicWow! This book was fantastic. The world building was beyond amazing and with the foundation set there is no where to go but up. There are glimpses of the guys that will probably be apart of Lucy's life but this was more about her. I can't wait to see how this story plays out. I am sure it will be epic.
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  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    Believe the ducking hype because this book is epic i have been dying for this release since Elle release the cover in the court and damn was i not even remotely disappointed.. this was beyond what i cld even imagine. The hotels the neutral places the fighting the blood the ending what cliffhanger from hell
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  • Andrea
    January 1, 1970
    Wonderfully unique story!Nemesis was such a wonderful story! A unique and captivating read, you simply can’t help but to fall under Lucy’s spell! We are left with a huge cliffhanger, that lets you know Lucy has more vengeance to seek! Can’t wait for book 2....can’t get here fast enough!
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  • Jess Hammond
    January 1, 1970
    This book and concept was absolutely mind blowing! Immortelle/Lucy is a kick*ss woman with a huge heart! I felt like I was right there with her going through the highs and lows. You left us with a HUGE cliff hanger though Elle! But that only makes me need the next book even more! As always, your writing is amazing and I will be impatiently waiting for Maestra!
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  • Kim Latham
    January 1, 1970
    WonderfulNemesis is a wonderfully written story that keeps you holding on from page one. I've read it twice in one week. I love the MC and her story is truly different than others. I am looking forward to seeing how this story unfolds in the future of this series.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    really unsure how I feel about this book, almost stopped reading at one point but kept at it, the ending turned around my opinion and now thinking of keeping an eye out on the second but wont rush it.
  • Andrea Carruthers
    January 1, 1970
    Thoroughly enjoyed it!If your looking for a good storyline, look no further. The mc is a take charge, kick a** woman. I'm hoping we get more details about the men in her life, especially Fear. I look forward to reading the rest of her story.
  • Korissa garcia
    January 1, 1970
    The book was greatI’m Love this book is was so good I couldn’t put it down and I never wanted it to end I can wait for book 2
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