Monday, January 23, 2012

Immortalis (Vampire Series. Omnibus Edition: Books 1-3) by Katie Salidas

Book Description:
Becoming a vampire is easy. Living with the condition... that's the hard part.
Join Alyssa as she stumbles through the world of the "Unnatural" in the first three books in the Immortalis series.

Book 1: Immortalis Carpe Noctem
Rescued from a brutal mugging on the college campus of UNLV, 25 year old Alyssa is initiated into a frightening, eternally dark world she never knew existed. The world of the vampire.
Stricken with cravings of blood, and forced leave behind all she knew, Alyssa struggles with the change. And Lysander, her sexy but aloof sire, is the only one who can help guide her.
There's no turning back now. It's either, Carpe Noctem, or final death.
Book 2: Hunters & Prey
Rule number one: humans and vampires don't co-exist.
One is the hunter and one is the prey. Simple, right? Not for newly-turned vampire Alyssa. A surprise confrontation with Santino Vitale, the Acta Sanctorum's most fearsome hunter, sends her fleeing back to the world she once knew, and Fallon, the human friend she's missed more than anything.
Now she has some explaining to do. However, that will have to wait. With the Acta Sanctorum hot on their heels, staying alive is more important than educating a human on the finer points of bloodlust.

Book 3: Pandora's Box
After a few months as a vampire, Alyssa thought she'd learned all she needed to know about the supernatural world. But her confidence is shattered by the delivery of a mysterious package - a Pandora's Box.
Seemingly innocuous, the box is in reality an ancient prison, generated by a magic more powerful than anyone in her clan has ever known. But what manner of evil could need such force to contain it?
When the box is opened, the sinister creature within is released, and only supernatural blood will satiate its thirst. The clan soon learns how it feels when the hunter becomes the hunted.

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed all three of these books.  In book one, Immortalis Carpe Noctem, we meet a very human girl, Alyssa.  She is having the worst day of her life and it is about to get even worse.  Being attacked on her way home, she is saved by Lysander, now her sire.  She is changed to a creature she never knew existed and now has to learn to cope with being a vampire and all that comes with it.
I loved Alyssa!  She may have been new to the life but she wasn't taking crap from anyone!  She is stubborn, hard headed and, though she won't admit it most of the time, scared.  Her not wanting to drink blood was exactly right for how I would feel so there was that connection.  Her 'extended family' is great and I loved getting to know all the characters.  Over all, it was a great book!

The second book, Hunters & Prey, Alyssa has survived her fist big vampire fight.  She is having recourring dreams about the man that hunted them though that keep her from enjoying the 'family' victory.  It seems her dreams may have been more of a warning than a nightmare.  She escapes an attack but returns to the place Lysander told her she couldn't go...her old haunt and she runs into her best friend!  Her still human friend may be more of a liability to the family but Alyssa is determined not to lose her again!
This just continued the wonderful characters we met in book one.  Alyssa is still as stubborn and emotional.  Lysander is still as 'ancient' as always.  The rest of the clan is still coping with what happened at the end of the first book.  I loved the introduction of Fallon!  She is a great friend for Alyssa.

Book three, Pandora's Box brings us to where Fallon, Alyssa's very human friend is now a part of the family.  The two of them are closer than ever as are Alyssa and Lysander.  A package is delivered and Fallon can't resist opening it and when she does, a terrible force none of them ever expected to encounter was released. 
I hated where we lost some of the beloved characters but loved that once again Alyssa was the same!  She is a magnet for trouble and just can't help it.  The wolves and witches we learn about are interesting.  I was glad Fallon was back and still human!  The story was great but I can't say that I'm in love with the ending but it was a wonderful set up for the next book!

I rate all the books 4/5.  They were really good and I'm ready for the next in this series!!!

Thank you to VBTC for the review copy of the books.  I received these books in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed Katie's books. I love this series :). Thank you for reviewing and hosting :).


  2. I enjoyed them myself awesome books and patiently waiting for the next book myself. Awesome review