Sunday, January 27, 2013

Tribulation by Phillip W. Simpson

Tribulation(Rapture Trilogy#2)  by Phillip W. Simpson

Book Name: Tribulation(Rapture Trilogy #2)

Author Name: Phillip W. Simpson

Genre/Tags: Fantasy, Dystopia, paranormal,   Angels&Demons, Adventure, action

Publisher: Pear Jam Books

My Rating: 4 stars

Halfway through the desolate Tribulation, half-demon Samael is still alone, with only his beloved Samurai swords and memories of the dearly departed - especially his beloved Aimi - to sustain him. Fighting for the innocents who remain behind, Sam has thwarted the plans of the Antichrist once before. Now, having already conquered Europe, America remains a thorn in his brother’s side. 

At the head of a massive invasion fleet, an army of 
demons, and his sights firmly fixed on New York, he will not be denied again ...

Beset on all sides by adversaries, aided by friends old and new, Sam must stop his brother before America falls. And if that means killing him, then so be it. He failed once before; this time he will succeed - or die trying.

The long-awaited follow-up to Rapture, Tribulation is the second in the Rapture Trilogy. Look out for Apocalypse, coming soon

                                                   My Review

I would like to thank the author Mr Simpson for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

 Being a second book in the series it had both its advantages and drawbacks. Let’s get the negative out of the way first so we can move on to discuss the awesomeness of the book. When I read Rapture, I was enthralled by it. Although Tribulation maintained the fast pace of the first book, it didn’t really provide anything new. What we read in Tribulation was more or less same what we had in Rapture.  Secondly what irked me about this book was how it had only one character that carried the book. Sam was mostly alone, being on the road and at times his inner monologues used to get a little (read very little) monotonous.

Okay, the drawbacks out of the way, it was an interesting book. It has been three and a half years into the tribulation. Sam is still trying to help the innocents who are braving the hellish Earth and fighting the demons. He is utterly alone and constantly thinks of Aimi. Those were my (one of the) favourite moments in the book. We (along with Sam) get to learn that he will never set foot in the Heaven when Christ returns to Earth at the end of the tribulation. Moreover, he would be cast off to the pits of hell along with his father (the Satan), brother( the Antichrist) and the False Prophet (he will be surprising you…more like shocking you…well, it really shocked me!). Now all this made me really angry (along with Sam). What about all the good he is doing, saving innocents and all. What about his humility, love and selflessness.  All that counts for nothing? But our dear Sam replies with 
“It doesn’t change who I am. I’m not suddenly going to stop doing [saving innocents]  what I’m doing. Just because Heaven doesn’t keep its word, doesn’t mean I don’t have to.”

“It was never going to be easy, he reflected, reminding himself why he was doing this. Not for those in Heaven. Not for Him. This was for the innocents. Those who didn’t deserve to be the targets and subjects of the Antichrist’s rage. If Sam killed the Antichrist, surely he would save many innocents.”

Now if these aren’t the words of someone who deserves Heaven, I don’t know who does. Even with all this, he carries on with fierce determination and sheer will power, knowing that it may kill him and it almost did! Even after all this, nobody showed even an ounce of gratitude. Take Grace for example, Sam went to hell to save her but instead of being thankful she snubbed Sam that what made him wait that long! What the nerve! I really couldn’t figure out what her problem was.

One of the best things about this story was the entry of Yeth, a hellhound that became Sam’s most trusted and loyal companion. What the author depicted through Yeth and Sam was that absolutely nobody is born evil. It’s the influences in our lives that deviates us from the path of good.

Overall, I find this book a good read. The plot was consistent and there were no holes or missing pieces in the story. This book has got some cliff hanger. What happens to Sam now that his powers are stripped? Does he get Aimi back? I am definitely awaiting the next installment in the series!

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Rapture by Phillip W. simpson

Rapture(Rapture Trilogy#1)  by Phillip W. Simpson

Book Name: Rapture(Rapture Trilogy #1)

Author Name: Phillip W. Simpson

Genre/Tags: Fantasy, Dystopia, paranormal,      Angels&Demons, Adventure, action

Publisher: Pear Jam Books

My Rating: 5 stars

The Rapture has occurred, just as the Bible predicted. The faithful have risen up to Heaven. Those left behind are in a living hell. 

Earth burns, hell-like in its oppressive heat. Every volcano in the world has erupted, and tsunamis and earthquakes continue to devastate the planet. Clouds continually rain ash onto the scorched landscape, sparking fires all around. Plants and animals are dying. Food is scarce. The night sky is devoid of stars, and the moon - when it can be seen - is the color of blood. 

The remnants of humanity fight for survival. Most have fled the cities and now hide in caves deep in the mountains. By night, demons stalk the Earth, capturing the remaining humans and killing them - if they're lucky. The less fortunate are converted to worship of the Devil, and ushered into endless hell. 

Eighteen year old, Sam (short for Samael) was raised in the town of Jacob's Ladder, Utah. It is appropriately enough near to a place of natural scenic beauty called Devil's garden. He finds himself alone, unable to rise up with his family because he is half demon. His mother, a devout Christian, was seduced by Satan and conceived his child. She smuggled the boy to an old friend Hikari, a Japanese sword master and demon expert. Since then, Hikari and his daughter, Aimi, have been all the family Sam has known. 

Now they're gone, and Sam must set out on the mission Hikari charged him with long ago: to help all the humans left behind. Armed only with his beloved Japanese swords and his wits, Sam wanders the post-apocalyptic world alone, separated forever from everyone he loves. Cursed by his demonic heritage, he must now embark on a quest that will take him across the US to the City of Angels. 

There he will confront his destiny. There he must fight to save a friend ... and the souls of the living.

                                                        My Review

I have to say when I was recommended this book by a friend  I wasn’t really keen about reading it. I am not really into dystopian fiction and this is my first one. What really sold me for this one is its cover. What a gorgeous cover!

Like I said, this is my first dystopian read and it was amazing. I think after reading this one I’m going to try reading more dystopian books.  The subject matter was fantastic. This story is set in the post-apocalyptic period. The Rapture had occurred as predicted in The Bible and all the most devote worshippers of Jesus have been taken up to the Heaven while the nonbelievers and the damned have been left on earth that has been ravaged by hurricanes, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

This book basically revolves around Sam, a half demon who had been in the care of a priest Hikari and raised along with his daughter Aimi. He is trained by his sensei in the art of sword fighting from an early age. It has been told earlier in the story that Sam is the chosen one to fight the Antichrist. What I really liked about Sam was his ability to resist temptation. Being a half demon, he is constantly subjected to temptation and give into his true nature. But no, Sam is determined to let his human goodness prevail and sets out to help the innocents left behind from the clutches of the demons that plague the Earth at night.

I loved the writing style of the author. It has been written in the alternating history/current day format. The story jumps back and forth to events that happened before the Rapture, focusing on Sam's life and his training for his mission, and back to the present, where he is in the middle of slaying demons and fighting for the good of humankind. The moments it would jump back to his past were a little heartbreaking to read because you can see how much Sam loved his Sensei and especially how much he loved Aimi, and the thought of them being taken up to Heaven when the Rapture occurred was devastating to read. 

The author definitely has a knack for writing action sequences descriptively. The fighting scenes were lively that gave an impression of been happening right there in front of you. Anyone and everyone who likes action in their books are going to enjoy it.

I think Phillip Simpson has written a very interesting and engaging story. All the Biblical references that were made gave credibility to the story. Overall, good job!

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Also see my review of Tribulation, book#2 in the Rapture Trilogy

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Bared to You by Sylvia Day

Bared to you(Crossfire #1)  by Sylvia Day

Book Name: Bared to you(Crossfire #1)

Author Name: Sylvia Day

Genre: Erotica, Contemporary, Adult Content( Recommended to 18 years and above)

Publisher: Berkley Trade

My Rating: 5 stars

“Full of emotional angst, scorching love scenes, and a compelling storyline.”—Dear Author THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…

Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires.The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart...

                                               My Review                                                

Incredible book.  So I see a lot of people comparing this book to Fifty Shades and honestly I can see the Similar themes, but in my opinion only on a basic level. This book isn't as witty as 50 Shades, but it's almost as interesting. I probably can put about a hundred similarities and dissimilarities between the books, but it would not be fair to either of them.

Eva Tramell. Eva is a 24 year old girl who comes from money but wants to make it on her own in the world. She has recently moved to New York and just started working in the Crossfire building owned by the multi-billionaire Gideon Cross. I absolutely loved her. She had a past that would rock you to your souls and yet so down to earth, tough, a 'go getter' and so funny, her humour just cracked me up throughout. Some of her statements were priceless, but the one that stood out for me was

 "Are you kidding?" I scowled. "Listen to yourself. Why even call it a fuck? Why not be clear and call it a seminal emission in a pre-approved orifice"?

Gideon Cross. Gideon is a 20 something multi-billionaire business man who owns a larger part of the New York’s businesses. He’s your typical alpha male who gets what he wants. He’s hot, sexy and knows the effect he has on woman. And that’s exactly how Eva describes him, dark and dangerous.

The story starts with Eva going to her office an evening before she’s supposed to start working when she runs into him literally and thats how they first meet. Its just an instant connection between then. Sparks fly from the first glance. And my heart went to mush when Gideon opens his mouth and says this

Gideon:"Are you sleeping with anyone"?
Eva : "Why is that any business of yours"?
Gideon:"Because I want to fuck you, Eva. I need to know what's standing in my way, if anything"?

 Their relationship is initially based solely on sex, but their connection is so powerful, that they are overwhelmed with the need to be with one another. They both immediately fall for each other and start learning how to love for the first time.

Gideon’s so messed up but he's trying his absolute best to be everything his girl needs him to be. I love how on the outside he's this unobtainable larger-than-life god but on the inside, he's just a man who wants to be loved by his girl. 

"Oh, Eva." He rubbed his cheek against my damp face. "I must've wished for you so hard and so often you had no choice but to come true." 

"What do you want, Gideon?" I asked softly.
He caught me to him and cupped my cheek in one hand. "I want to keep feeling the way I feel when I'm with you. Just tell me what I have to do. And give me some room to screw up. I've never done this before. There's a learning curve." 

“I’ve always seen you, angel. From the moment you found me, I’ve seen nothing but you.”

They both have pasts that could potentially ruin their new found relationship, it’s a wonder how they make their relationship work. But the characters Eva and Gideon are deep and they change and learn through the whole thing.

[This relationship] is going to be a lot of work, Gideon." I warned him.
"I'm not afraid of work." He was touching me restlessly, his hands sliding over my thighs and buttocks as if caressing my bare skin was as necessary to him as breathing. "I'm only afraid of losing you."
I pressed my cheek to his. We completed each other. Even now, as his hands roamed possessively over me, I felt a thawing in my soul, the desperate relief of being held - finally - by the man who understood and satisfied my deepest, most intimate desires."

It was very refreshing to see that the author had taken a very realistic approach regarding both the characters. Neither of them were man-whores or virgins before meeting each other.  They had both been in a normal amount of relationships for a couple of mid-twenty year olds.

I also liked the side characters too. Eva's boss Mark and his partner Steven were delightful and fun (makes me wish to have bosses like that too). I also really loved her friend, Cary, he is such a deep character that is clearly hiding a multitude of experiences. We don't get to see much of his past, but you can tell its really heart-breaking. I can't wait to hear more about him. I liked that he was so supportive and loyal to Eva, like a big brother.

"I want there to be happily-ever-afters for the f***ed up crowd. Show me the way, Eva honey. Make me believe." ~Cary 

There was so much emotional depth to this story which is an absolute must for me. I was able to sympathize with the characters- From watching Eva struggle with issues of self-esteem as well as both Eva and Gideon trying to over-come their abusive past. I can tell you without a doubt, that this book made me feel. 

After reading Bared to You, Sylvia Day officially has a new fan! She has a true gift of being able to write not only characters full of depth, but being able to portray relationships in their true form: They’re not always easy and can take hard work and compromise from each person involved to achieve the happy ending that we all look for.


Monday, January 14, 2013

Crash by Nicole Williams

   Crash by Nicole Williams 

Book Name: Crash

Author: Nicole Williams

Genre/Tags: Romance, Bad Boy, Good Girl

Publisher: Unknown

My Ratings: 5 stars

Southpointe High is the last place Lucy wanted to wind up her senior year of school. Right up until she stumbles into Jude Ryder, a guy whose name has become its own verb, and synonymous with trouble. He's got a rap sheet that runs longer than a senior thesis, has had his name sighed, shouted, and cursed by more women than Lucy dares to ask, and lives at the local boys home where disturbed seems to be the status quo for the residents. Lucy had a stable at best, quirky at worst, upbringing. She lives for wearing the satin down on her ballet shoes, has her sights set on Juilliard, and has been careful to keep trouble out of her life. Up until now. 

Jude's everything she needs to stay away from if she wants to separate her past from her future. Staying away, she's about to find out, is the only thing she's incapable of. 

For Lucy Larson and Jude Ryder, love's about to become the thing that tears them apart.

                                                         My Review                               

I absolutely loved this book from start to finish. The story hooked me right from the first paragraph - I took an instant liking to it and it just immediately put you right inside the narrator's head and had me flipping pages like crazy!

Lucy Larson is a 17 year old who is starting her senior year at a new school,Southpointe High, due to recent financial crisis in her family. She is a tough, strong headed girl but a dreamer like any other 17 year old. She is awaiting her Mr. Prince charming. While catching some sun on a fine day at the beach, she catches the eye of a godly hunk who gives her the look.

The glance was immeasurably longer than every other glance shared with a stranger, but what was conveyed in that shortest of connections cut through me, letting some piece of this stranger work his way inside. I’d experienced this before a few times in my life, nothing but an eye connection with a passing stranger that moved me on an instinctual level. For no reason at all, it was like I felt my soul surface in a typhoon, begging me to take notice and follow after that moment of serendipity. 

She knows its him, her prince charming, and who would be damned if she let him go.

I didn't care, I wouldn’t let another one of these moments go. Life was short and I’d been a firm believer in seizing the moment for the majority of my life. 

I didn’t know his name, didn’t know if he had a girlfriend, didn’t know if he wanted one, but I knew I was in trouble. 

And on top of that her home life was not so good. Her outlet was dance and i enjoyed how she would take it out right on the dance floor. Somehow dance allowed her to bare her soul and release her frustration.

Jude Ryder Jude is a bad boy like no other, he doesnt date and he is in and out of juvi all the time and he has a temper that makes even the toughest man squirm. He's cocky and confident, and know the effect he has on women.

“The name’s Jude Ryder, since I know you’re all but salivating like a rabid dog to know, and I don’t do girlfriends, relationships, flowers or regular phone calls. If that works for you, I think we could work out something special.” 

When he meets Lucy on the beach, he knows he has met his match and he know she is something different from what he is used to. He sees something special in her and is willing to turn his life around for the better in order to win her heart.

"'s hard not to notice something special when life's thrown a lotta shit your way." 

Jude and Lucy have a lot of roadblocks in their path. He believes himself to be a cancer, totally believes that he's someone who destroys the lives of anyone and everyone who has the nerve to enter it.

“I’m cancer, Luce. And not the kind that you can kill off with radiation. The kind that kills you in the end.” 

But Lucy is no damsel in distress. She knew the facade that Jude tries to show off is just that, a facade. she knows the best of him and is ready to endure the roller coaster of ups and downs, because in the end she knows its worth it.

"This guy was every kind of wrong on the surface, but there was something more there, something I'd seen in that flash of vulnerability that sucked me in."

when she starts school and there he is the bad boy of the school talking to her and instantly the rumours start but Jude does not like anything or anyone hurting Lucy and he will embarass himself even go to jail to protect her. He convinces her to start her life without him if he didn't sort his shit together

"...I'll need you to promise me something...If I ever mess things up again, whether it's a misunderstanding or shit luck, or I just do what I was created to do and screw everything up... I want you to promise me you'll leave. Drop me like a bad habit and don't look back, because god knows, it can't be me that walks away since I'm incapable of it." 

I just loved that neither of them really denied their affections for each other. They struggled through some pretty tough times, but throughout it all, their hearts belonged to each other... really a story of two people from different worlds finding a way to be together against all the odds.

Some of my other favorite quotes from this book

"So Lucy," he hollered, tucking the ball under his arm, "how much further are you going to let me get before you give me your phone number?" 

This man was the pope, president, and god of dodging the topic. Too bad for him, he was dealing with the queen, holy mother, and empress of seeing through a man's steam of shit. 

"You've got all my firsts. All the ones that matter."

“The thing was, if staying away from him made me unsmart, I never wanted to be smart again.” 

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

The White Lilac by Christina J. Adams

The White Lilac by Christina J. Adams

Book Name: The White Lilac

Author Name: Christina J. Adams

Genre/Tags: Sci-fi, Young Adult, Sacrifice, Futuristic, Dystopian , Political conspiracy, Gritty Adventure 

Publisher: Self-Published

My Rating: 3 stars

From the day 15-year-old Caryn Tobin watched her best friend drown, she has carried two weights: a fear of water and the responsibilities of the oldest candidate in the Compound, a leading power on Beta Earth. Caryn is determined to live up to her friend’s memory, even if it means forcing herself to train in the water every day in order to protect the other girls so they can live and dream. 

After nearly 3,000 years on the first colonized planet, there is still a deadly toxin in the air poised to wipe out the world’s population and it is the Compound’s purpose to train candidates from birth to gather the underwater cure. All the candidates compete for the chance to save the world, but only one can win and the winner will not survive collecting the cure. Caryn has to win. It is the price she must pay to atone for her part in the drowning. 

Yet moments after sealing her own fate, Caryn is offered an opportunity to see the planet and leave the Compound for three days. In the city she meets Kai, a 16-year-old street kid, who is searching for answers to his past. They form an unlikely friendship and Caryn realizes she has dreams of her own. Her decision is further complicated when she discovers the Compound has been experimenting on the very people they are sworn to cure. Now she must choose between her sense of duty and her heart, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.

                                                         My Review

I would like to thank the author for gifting me this book in exchange for an honest review. It is my first sci-fi novel and I must say I really enjoyed reading it. The story is set in the backdrop of Earth's colonial planet, Beta Earth. The year is 2734, Betan Calender.

The story starts with The White Lilac Tournament organised by the Compound, a scientific organisation with maximum privileges and sole right to gather the cure. The winner of this competition would be the one to gather the cure of a very deadly disease. The catch is that the person who will collect the cure would die within a day. Well, as you can see, it is a kind of story that starts with a bang!

Caryn is 15 years old and one of the candidates for the tournament. As the oldest of the candidates she feels that it is her responsibility to win the Tournament and gather the cure. Caryn is motivated with the will to help others and strongly believes that she is born for this. Moments after she is declared as the winner, she gets a chance to visit the planet for three days. It is like a dream come true for her as she has never set foot outside the compound.

Kai is a 16 year old who has spend a majority of his life on the streets filling his stomach dumpster diving. He comes insight of a local gangster T-man who makes him steal a rare Betan ruby in exchange for information regarding Kai's family and past. With no other choice and greedy to know about his past, he takes up the job.

Fate brings both caryn and Kai together when Kai is chosen to be her companion with the betan ruby as the payment. Together they spend a life that neither of them ever imagined they would have. Soon they form a bond and experience life's little pleasures while they accidentally uncover the truth behind the sickness, the cure and The Compound.

What I really liked in this story was the gradual way in which Caryn and Kai's relationship grows- from companions to friends to lovers. There is no love at first sight. No body is swept-off their feet. Its all very realistic that everyone can relate too. The story is told in first person form from Caryn's point of view and third person form from Kai's point of view. It is a unique way of writing and gives the readers an insight into the heart and mind of the protagonists. 

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Seduced in the Dark( The Dark duet #2)

Seduced in the Dark(The Dark Duet #2)  by C.J. Roberts

Book Name: Seduced in the Dark(The Dark Duet #2)

Author Name: C.J. Roberts

Genre: Bondage Lit. , Adult Content( Recommended to 18 years and above)

Publisher: Neurotica Books

My Rating: 5 stars

The exciting, titillating, and action-filled conclusion to Captive in the Dark.What is the price of redemption?
Rescued from sexual slavery by a mysterious Pakistani officer, Caleb carries the weight of a debt that must be paid in blood.
The road has been long and fraught with uncertainty, but for Caleb and Livvie, it’s all coming to an end.
Can he surrender the woman he loves for the sake of vengeance? 
Or will he make the ultimate sacrifice?

It seemed to Caleb, the nature of human beings revolved around one empirical truth: we want what we cannot have. For Eve, it was the fruit of the forbidden tree. For Caleb, it was Livvie.

                          My Review

5/5 6/5 10/5 100/5 1000/5...huh! Nope, I don't think there is a number big enough to rate this book, and honestly, just even trying to bound this book on a mere number is total injustice!

This is a dark book...dark, dark book- but a damn good one. Its sexy and disturbing, but mostly, its exhausting. I never thought possible that one can feel so aroused, so scared, so loved, so humiliated all at the same time. I had never felt so emotionally drained reading a book- and a person can take only so much at a stretch. So I had to take a lot too many breaks but finally I have come around and finished it.

Seduced in the dark started off where Captive in the dark left off. Caleb had just told kitten her fate to be sold off as a pleasure slave. Livvie is shocked but Caleb is too confused over his feelings for her. He cares for her but his loyalty to Rafiq runs too deep to do the right thing. But finally he comes around and make amends.

C.J. Roberts has painted a very tragic love story. The book starts of with Livvie in the FBI custody after her successful escape attempt(ofcourse with Caleb's help). But the shock comes when she tells everyone that Caleb died in her arms in trying to rescue her. Her grief is palpable.

"Thinking about Caleb hurts, but trying to move beyond my love for him, hurts more. There's no getting past the pain. There is only a different brand of pain available for my eager consumption.” 

“I"ve heard it said, time heals all wounds, but if a dream can pull you so deeply into your past you can't remember the present, I'm not sure my wounds will ever heal. Caleb lives in my dreams.” 
I shut my eyes tightly, willing myself to go back to sleep. I want to go back to my dream, back to Caleb. I can't fucking breathe ! I can't breathe without him. I don't want to.”

The FBI agents are frantic to know about the auction so that they could intervene. agent Reed comes off as a strong character here. Livvie starts narrating her story to him. From here the book goes into flashback mode. As Caleb and his Kitten's story unfolds, the author takes us on a heart-wrenching journey of pain and pleasure, love and hatred, loyalty and betrayal.

Once Caleb realizes he's in love with Livvie (“Mine.The word was a declaration. It rocked him to his very foundation. It was a truth he’d kept hidden for far too long. Caleb didn’t know anything about love, or loving anyone, but he knew… Livvie was his.” ), he knows he has to let her go, not just from the slavery but also from him.. Totally believing he is the monster and monster's can't love, he decides to free her and never go back into her life.

“Kitten,” he said, “monsters can’t love.” He swiped at his eyes, “Now, get out of the truck. Walk toward the border, and don’t ever look back.”

His arms gently guided me back, and when our eyes met, I finally saw the emotions he tried so hard to keep hidden, and the resolve with which he said, “Live for me, Kitten. Be all those things you’d never be with me. Go to school. Meet a normal boy and fall in love. Forget me. It’s time for you to go, Kitten. Time for us both, to go.”

Livvie doesn't want to go but finally obeys.

“I love you, Caleb. I love you! If you care for me at all…please, don’t do this! Please, don’t leave me. I don’t know how to live without you. Don’t make me go back to trying to be someone I don’t know how to be anymore.”

My heart sank, but I knew I had lost the argument and there was no stopping this goodbye. I wanted to kiss him then, just one last kiss to remember him by, but I knew kissing him would only be torture. I wanted to remember our last kiss as being one of passion and connection, not one of sadness and regret.

As I walked, I could feel his eyes on me, the way I could always feel his eyes on me. Tears ran down my face unabashed, but I didn’t move to wipe them away. I had earned those tears, and I would wear them as a symbol of everything I had been through. They represented all the pain I had suffered, the love I felt, and the ocean of loss sweeping through my soul. I had finally learned to obey and never looked back.

Oh, no don't be so sad. Of course there is a happy ending!. But no,I won't tell you. You have to read and find out for yourself. It is a book I can never forget. It shook me to my very core. Never read a story like that. Never! And trust me I have read many, and that's saying a lot as some of them were really great ones

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Blood if the Sorcerer( The Kingdom Chronicles #2)

Blood of the Sorcerer(The Kingdom Chronicles #2)  by B.C. Morin

Book Name: Blood of the Sorcerer(The Kingdom Chronicles #2)

Author Name: B.C. Morin

Genre: Young adult, Paranormal, Romance

Publisher: Self-Published

My Rating: 4 stars

Love will be tested, great powers will emerge, secrets will be revealed, and hearts will break over a death no one saw coming….

Princess Alannah hoped that upon her arrival in Anrad, things would begin to look up. But she comes to find that the warrior fae that she has fallen in love with is truly the Prince of Anrad and has been betrothed to another by his dying father. Isibeal, his betrothed, is beautiful, strong, and hiding a secret that Alannah is determined to reveal.

Adding to her worries, her sister Evyette has set off on a journey to uncover her increasingly mysterious past. Finally discovering who she is and where she came from, Evyette will find that some things are better left unknown. As Tristan and Kaleb help Eveytte through this discovery, she is yanked from their clutches by Samil who has volunteered her as the final sacrifice for him to remain in this realm.

Will Alannah succeed in her training at the hands of Master Jadoc, the Elder Faerie and still make it in time to join Tristan and Kaleb in stopping Samil? Will Brennus go against his dying father's last request and follow his heart?

                                                               My Review

First of all, I would like to thank the author for giving me this book in exchange of an honest review.

Well, with Blood of the Sorcerer, B.C Morin have shown...again, why her name is going in my most-favorite-author list. Her writing is extremely visual and captivating.

This second book in the Kingdom Chronicles started right where Mark of the Princess left. Alannah has come to know that Brennus is the prince(and now the king!) of Anrad and is going to marry someone else (read a fae named Isibeal) as per his dead Father's wishes( not fair! all). She's heartbroken, yet shows a strong front and goes on with her training with her master. The way Alannah's character is shown as a strong willed, confidant woman with a soft spot in her is very impressing. She's determined to uncover the secret that Isibeal is hiding and get her Brennus back(go on girlie...we are with you).

The author takes us on two more journies within this book. First one is of Evyette and her quest to unravel her past. Along with her are Tristan and Kaleb. She will cross paths with the evil sorcerers Maligo and Samil. Her story is heart breaking but I loved that I get to experience all this with her and watch her grow closer to Tristan, as well as Kaleb, who will surprise you immensely in this.

The other journey is of Maligo and Samil. Maligo is back as evil as ever but this time he has bought back Samil after raising him from hell. Maligo and Samil and the Dorchae want to bring down all the fae and rule all the kingdom. Although it might make some readers think that I have lost my mind, but I have to say that I came to like Maligo towards the end of this book. His remorse was heartfelt and the way he saved Evyette was hearbreaking (oops!...wasn't supposed to say that. Huh..get a grip girl, you don't want to spoil it for others..yeah.Right)

Anyways, moving on to sum up and still maintain the curiosity factor, let me just re-write the blurb from the goodreads official reviewLove will be tested, great powers will emerge, secrets will be revealed, and hearts will break over a death no one saw coming… 

Just one last word,this book has some major cliffhanger, the likes of which you may never have seen. So our dearest author, you might want to bring the third book out real soon so that your dear readers don't die out of curiosity. What can I say, I just have to... have to know what became of all the characters that I have come to love!!

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Also see my review of Mark of the Princess, book #1 in The Kingdom Chronicles

Mark of the Princess (The Kingdom Chronicles #1)

Mark of the Princess(The Kingdom Chronicles #1)  by B.C. Morin

Book Name: Mark of the Princess(The Kingdom Chronicles #1)

Author Name: B.C. Morin

Genre: Young adult, Paranormal, Romance

Publisher: Self-Published

My Rating: 4 stars

The feisty and determined faerie Princess Alannah is many things, but she never thought she would be the key to her people’s destruction.
Kidnapped for a power she does not yet possess, Alannah finds herself in the clutches of the most malevolent sorcerer of her time. Maligo. Alannah escapes her prison with help from the handsome and stalwart warrior faerie, Brennus.
Now she must cross mountains and forests fraught with rogue faeries, vicious Fae-hating trolls, dangerous shape-shifters, and more to reach the only ones that can help her control her incoming powers. The Elder Faeries.
With Brennus by her side, Alannah is determined to reach the Elder Faeries and save her people. Maligo is just as determined she never makes it that far.

                                     My Review              

First I would like to thank the author for providing me with the book. It was very generous of her and I feel extremely honored to be given the chance to write a review for her much acclaimed ‘The Kingdom Chronicles’ series.

This book was totally enchanting, the plot fantastical and the characters bewitching. Sometimes I used to get so enthralled reading it that I felt like I was part of the plot. I love when stories make you feel like you are part of the book!

This story is about a faerie princess, Alannah. She is born with a very rare and very special power, a power that she is yet to harness. This makes her a target of the evil fae Maligo, who would stop at nothing to acquire her and use her powers for his own malicious intents. He plots to kidnap her and succeeds. However, Alannah is not your typical damsel in distress. She is strong, feisty and rescues herself from prison and escapes with the help of a fellow prisoner, Brennus a Warrior Fae. Thus starts her quest to uncover the true potential of her powers.

Brennus- He is a fellow prisoner whom Alannah helps when she is escaping from the clutches of Maligo. He comes off as a very strong character from the very beginning. He has more powers than anyone before him had in a century. He is determined, handsome and sexy. In short, he’s totally swoon worthy. He is an important ally of Alannah in her journey, who goes on to become her lover.

What made this book special, was the author’s ability to narrate the sub plots with intricate detail. The love triangle between Alannah, Brennus and Prince Kaleb was the highlight of the book. The sub-plot of Alannah’s adopted sister, Princess Evyette was very captivating. Evyette and Tristan’s love and their quest to unravel the truth of Evyette’s past was entertaining.

B.C. Morin writes a captivating story that keeps your imagination and just like you are in the story. I applaud her writing style I so highly recommend this book. This is a must read.

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Also see my review on Blood of the sorcerer , book #2 in The Kingdom Chronicles