Setting off on a journey to retrieve the plant that will cure Haydyn and subsequently the ills that will befall them all if she dies, Rogan is stuck in close quarters with a p...more
4.5 Stars! Impressive!
Best $1.14 you'll ever spend, kick in another $1.99 for the audiobook and you got yourself one heck of a deal!!
What an engaging, compelling, amazing read! We all know Samantha Young for her brilliant book, On Dublin Street, but I had no idea how talented she really was! Your heart will go through the wringer with this one, and beware, because there are some brutal scenes in this book! But it's all worth it just to read about Wolfe Stovia! RAWRRRR!!
There is a whole host of...more
A few centuries after the world's construction magical talents have become rare among the newborn, but everybody believes that magic is necessary to keep the small world from tumbling into chaos. After the ruler dies, his young daughter Haydyn is the last known person able to excercise nationwide mindcontrol: Her job is to ke...more
Things to love: It has a strong female heroine.
The story starts out with an immediate emotional hook that will draw you in.
The male love interest has a believably conflicted relationship with the heroine.
Much of the conflict in the story arises from the protagonist herself as she st...more
Slumber was my first Samantha Young book. I finished reading and I asked myself why I waited so long to read something from this author. Needless to say, Samantha Young is awesome, her writing is crazy good and Slumber was an amazing read!
In Slumber, Samantha Young creates the mythological kingdom of Phaedra. She has created unique mythology, an interesting fantasy realm, and a heroine and hero with unique powers and strong characters. Ms. Young has created an entirely unique st...more
I've been waiting to read this story for over a year now. I love this cover, and I know it's been redesigned and I like that one too, I just think this is a better representation of the story. Anyways, as much as I would of liked to give this book a higher rating, my expectations and what I got were completely different. This truly is a good story, and had the author approached it with a stronger female lead, I might have enjoyed it far more than I did.
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Slumber is the remake of the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, but with a couple of twists. The heroic "knight" that saves her from her deep sleep and restores her crumbling kingdom-instead of the dashing Prince Charming- is none other than her best friend Rogan.
The book starts off in a way I didn't expect. Instead of...more
its enjoyable, a good adventure filled with friendship, learning and love.
cliche perhaps to say that...but it really does make for a great plot line.
The main character, Rogan, is tenacious and hellbent on helping her dying best-friend/princess. She may have poor judgement at times but she learns and grows and she has a killer sarcastic side ;)
My one, main criticism is that the author pr...more
I have to say that I completely love the heroine in this story, Lady Rogan. She was so self assured...more
Rogan was a great heroine, fierce and loyal. She went through some pretty intense stuff and she got back on her feet in no time, she was really brave and when she came to realise that Wolfe was not his father, I liked her even more.
Rogan’s childhood is cut short when a man called Stovia kills her family and takes her and others who have magical talents to secure Princezna Haydyn power after her father’s death. Now having growing up together Haydyn and Rogan have become as close sisters but when Haydyn starts dying, only Rogan’s powers can find the flower that will save her. However, the man who is meant to look after her is Wolfe, the son of t...more
This was a great adventure and an interesting story. And Wolfe was totally swo...more
After the On Dublin Street books, I was quick to grab this audio by Samantha Young which was on sale. At first I was afraid it would be too difficult to get into with its world building and mages but I did get into it.
It was kind of a Lord of the Rings type adventure. This takes place in a Medieval time period. As the Princess's powers being to wane and she falls sick with a sleeping sickne...more
I can’t get over how much I loved this....more
I loved all...more
The beginning definitely started off waaay too slow for my liking. If you like historical novels - then well, this book is for you. There's so much that goes on in this book, and I never thought Young would include the topic of (view spoiler)[rape (hide spoiler)] into a YA novel? I wasn't expecting it wh...more
I think this is my favorite book so far. I see a lot of growth in Samantha as a writer. The characters are more well thought out and have more depth. In her other stories, the plots don't change much - girl likes boy, but comes up with some (silly) reason why the...more
Rogan is best friend to the princezna. She is torn from her family in a horrible way (in the prologue) at age 11. The first chapter picks up 8 years later, when Rogan is 19 and the princezna, Haydyn, is 17. Haydyn falls under a sleeping sickness and Rogan is the only one who can retrieve the plant to heal her.
Enter Wolfe. Oh my drea...more
Things I like:
1 - The antagonistic relationship between Rogan and Wolfe. From the start any reader could see what was coming. I did like their bickering, especially in the beginning. It did get old toward the end of the book...
2 - Wolfe's character. :) Kir's charact...more
Unfortunately, most of the books I bought fell into the first category. Not, I'm happy to say, this one.
I liked the world and I liked the characters. Too many books with romances in have a very unrealistic romance soulmate-style wise (boy meets girl. Boy and girl have this 'connection' that, after pa...more
Suffice it to say, this book did not disappoint! Set in a mythological kingdom of Phaedra, this story and setting is reminiscent Kristin Cashore's The Graceling. In both cases, you have a unique mythology, a fantasy realm, and a heroine with a unique power and strong charact...more
The story focuses on the romance developed between Rogan and Wolfe . Rogan has a difficult and traumatic past . Her family was killed. Although this events, the character can adapt to her new reality and establish new relationships, particularly with the princess .
Wolfe is the captain of the guard, whose father killed Rougue's family. Love starts between the two wh...more
In a land made of magic, there's a ruler who coats the world in peace. All emotions which could cause war are buried, but when the Princeza, Haydyn, falls into a deep sleep (one she may never wake up from) all those emotions rise to the surface.
War, abuse and hate, rise out of the ashes, and the only way to restore peace is to wake Haydyn up with a rare flower that only one person can find.
So here comes the part of Rogan, Haydyn's best friend. She can sense the...more
I got this book because it was offered for free on Amazon. I didn't expect much, and probably wouldn't have read it, if I hadn't had an unexpected waiting period and nothing else to distract me but my smartphone with Kindle app.
Despite all my misgivings, I got instantly hooked by the story. BUT! let us start with the downsides of this book. This is one big BUT! It is CRAWLING with mistakes. Words spelled wrongly (your-you're, hear-here mistakes and the likes), words m...more
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I blinked owlishly, hoping I’d heard wrong. “That’s your big plan? A distraction?”
He smiled cheekily at me. “Yes. It’s good, right?”
“You’re going to get us killed.”
“Well, since you got us kidnapped in the first place, I think it’s only fair.”
“And what about what I want?”
Wolfe pressed a soft, tender kiss to my lips, the arrogance giving way to deep sincerity. “I’ll always give you what you want, Rogan. Always.”