Monday, March 18, 2013

Evie's Knight by Kimberly Krey

Title: Evie's Knight
Author: Kimberly Krey
Format: ebook
Pub. Date: September 11th 2012
Source: Amazon


4 solid stars.

Evie has a bit of a sad life, and it appears to be on a downward spiral. Her mom is gone, her and her dad are both sad with out her, and now her best friend in the world has started hanging out with a party girl, knowing that Evie isn't into that scene at all. But her world changes when she officially meets Calvin Knight, a boy in her art class. Their worlds collide in a way that no one expected, unleashing a curse on the Knight men- the women they will love will be taken away from them. Calvin fears for Evie's life. He must decide whether or not he can beat the Raven haired ghost and save his love.... Or lose Evie forever.


I have to say, I loved this book way more than I expected. It took a different turn than I thought, making this story one that I will remember.

+Calvin. Calvin earns three stars on his own. I love him. He will be the newest member of my fictional boyfriends list. He is soft spoken, but protective and aggressive when he needs to be. He's caring, thoughtful, and sexily bilingual. I don't know how Evie resisted the urge to surrender herself to him. I was sexually frustrated for her.

+I really liked the uniqueness of the paranormal aspects of this book. Calvin and his brother, Parker, develop powers to help beat the ghost. This gave the story more of a superhero type feeling, as opposed to the witchcraft like powers that I was expecting. I also liked that they struggled with their powers. There was no instant satisfaction and mastery of their talents.

+I appreciated the cleanliness of Evie's Knight. I'm not shy or prude in anyway, and enjoy more.... Colorful novels now and then. I liked that this book portrayed romance without an abundance of sex. It made it seem more realistic, and yes, I am saying that about a book where they have to hunt a ghost.

+Calvin. Did I mention that?

+- There were quite a bit of fight scenes. It is my own personal hangup- I get bored and confused during them. They seemed well written, so I'm not marking this as positive or negative. It's just my own issue of trying to picture a fist fight in my head... It doesn't usually go well.

+-The Loft is the training ground for Parker and Calvin. I'm still not sure how to feel. Calvin can decorate it however he wishes, using his art skills and his mind. Upon the first description of this place, I got a really weird image of the old music video for Take on Me from the 80's, and it disturbed me. But later he used it to create a really romantic space that sounded lovely. My opinion is torn on this part.

-There were some odd time jumps in this book. A new chapter would start and it would be a month later. The author always made a point to announce that fact, but it still gave an otherwise smooth plot line a bit of a rough edge.

Evie's Knight is a clean paranormal romance that has a lack of both vampires and werewolves. I found the lead male to be amazingly attractive, the action easy to get sucked into, and the natural settings of the Utah area gorgeous. If Twilight, Jumper, The Covenant, and a Mexican soap opera had a baby, it would be this story. If that sounds like something you'd enjoy, then give this book a shot. If paranormal isn't your thing, then this isn't for you. This book gets a solid four stars. Some of my favorite quotes were:

"People come and goe, Eve. It's part of life. You have to live yours so it doesn't revolve around someone else. So that your happiness isn't dependent upon them, their actions, or even their love." - Calvin, page 197

"'It took finding you,' he said, 'to realize what it's like when your heart is so... Captured by the one you love- that it's no longer your own.'"- Calvin, page 282


  1. This sounds like a great book, I'll have to keep an eye out for it. :)

  2. I thought you downloaded it too.

  3. Thanks for the awesome review; i loved it! :)

  4. Glad to hear that. I hope there's another Evie book on the way :)