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**Optioned for movie rights by multiple-award winning producer Chase Chenowith of Back Fence Productions.**

For avid student Olivia Murdoch, life on the Estilorian plane is filled with wondrous adventure. Every lesson about her new existence is both exciting and challenging. Along with her sisters, she embraces this non-human half of herself.

Helping with her lessons is her
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Published July 2011 by Iambe Books
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Jen
Mar 20, 2012 Jen rated it it was amazing
It's really hard to put into words how fabulous this book is, it really is. Central which is book two in the Daughters of Saraqael series is a rather perfect sequel in more ways than one. It is well-written, intelligent, imaginative, and it has just the right touch of romance. In Central we have a book that centers itself on it's characters overcoming their fears and learning how to trust not only themselves but those around them and I really loved every minute of it.


In Central we continue to le
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Fafiliebe ♥ Prince Maxon ♥ Raffe ♥
I LOVED IT <3 <3 Soooooooooooooo sWeeT love story...
swoon worthy !!!! i loved every moment of the romance ..
i missed this kind of love stories..

adorable!
cute!
warm!
& totally lovable!!!!!

The paranormal is another thing, it is well built and colorfully constructed.. it is a light hearted read that i loved every bit of it...
the book is written for young readers it is a clean book that u will enjoy, it shifts POVs btw characters but the biggest part of that is given to the 2 main characte
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Lenore Kosinski
May 18, 2016 Lenore Kosinski rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 stars -- I must admit, that I had this feeling that this was going to be one of those series that got better as it went along. Part of the reason is that there is so much world-building and new terms, that I figured once we got that out of the way in the first book, it would settle in a bit easier in the next books. And while there were times I was still confused about which class certain Commanders were from (which one was Ailfrid again?), I did get u
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Emenyo
i REALLY , REALLY enjoyed the book especially since it was written from Olivia AND James's POV. i liked how Olivia had sound judgement and was all calm and collected and James he's like the best guy ever !!!! i mean making tea for her in the morning? how SWEET is that??!! this book is amazing and its one i would definitely read over and over again!
Mel
Jan 07, 2013 Mel rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. I thought it was a lot better than the first book because the stakes were raised and we get to learn more about the girls and their new lives on the Estorilian Plane.

I really liked that the story was mostly from the POVs of Olivia and her Gloresti, James. Olivia was a character that I was interested in from the first book and I liked getting to know her better. She was very sweet and sensitive but she wasn't a push-over, she was definitely able to hold her own when she
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Aydrea
Apr 14, 2012 Aydrea rated it it was amazing
Shelves: recommended
I enjoyed this book just as much as the firs one! Poor Olivia, she sure has some trying times in this book. I was so glad to see her build her confidence and become a pretty awesome fighter. The Mercesti are so creepy and I am nervous for what they have planned for the next book. I liked learning more about the Estilorians, they are fascinating and they have cool powers. As with the first book this one had some interesting twists and turns in it and I found myself racing through the story. Also ...more
Bayan Basri
I just have to say: I loved this one even more than the first. It had the things I liked from the first book, but it also had other things that made it it's own.

I absolutely adored Olivia. Although I relate to Amber a lot, I discovered that I relate to Olivia just as much. Olivia is really clever and thoughtful. She thinks things through and knows how to react and what to do in certain situations. Plus, she acknowledged her strengths and weaknesses alike.


James!!! I fell in love with him, every t
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BookHookup
Sep 02, 2011 BookHookup rated it really liked it
**4.5 stars**

Don’t you love it when a series gets progressively better? Ya, me too!

Of all the sisters, Olivia is my favorite. Her logical, inquisitive, quietly intelligent manner makes her a perfect hero. She’s like the Clark Kent of the sisters…mild mannered, physically weaker…but, with training and her keen mind, she turns into Superman (well, maybe Wonder Woman). The story picks up where we left off in the Estilorian plane as the sisters begin to learn more about who they are and what their
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Candace
Nov 27, 2013 Candace rated it it was amazing
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So happy right now! This seriously.....oh gosh!
I loved the first book, I thought it was "cute" but this...holy crap! MARVELOUS!
Olivia and James' story is so romantic and sweet! The whole time I was just like "AWWW!!!" I just couldn't quit smiling!

“I now have the most beautiful wife in the world, who, for reasons that escape me, is in love with me.” He tilted his head to catch her gaze. “I keep having to convince myself that I really do get to spend the rest of my existence with you now. It’s go
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Angel Hatfield
Apr 12, 2016 Angel Hatfield rated it really liked it
Amber, Skye, and Olivia are sisters that are half human and half alien that are training and are learning about the Estilorian world while there. Olivia has a love of learning and is willing to try new things. James becomes Olivia’s Gloresti which is her teacher and protector. Olivia is then captured by the Mercesti which was an evil class of Estilorians.The sisters bond had become stronger and ended with another tattoo on their wrists. James job is to protect Olivia but he wants to get to know ...more
Hannah
Jul 02, 2015 Hannah rated it really liked it
Title: Central
Author: Raine Thomas
Series: Yes
Cliffhanger: Kind of
Release Date: July 2011
Rating: 4
HEA: (view spoiler)


Central continues the story of Amber, Olivia, and Skye as they train and learn about the Estilorian world. While the first book focused the most on Amber and Gabriel, Central focuses the most on Olivia and James. I like Olivia and we still get to see Amber and Gabriel but I miss them. It seemed like the first book switched views with more people throughout. I'm
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Lita Acevedo
Mar 21, 2016 Lita Acevedo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kami
Apr 29, 2016 Kami rated it liked it
I am kind of cheating here because I haven't read the first book though I actually own it. No excuse there. I just really loved this cover. It is so pretty. From the description I figured out that each book of the trilogy has a different protagonist and they are sisters. So the three sisters are half human and half magical beings with supernatural powers that live on another plane of existence. I thought that was an interesting concept. These Estilorian people were considered gods or angels in t ...more
Devynb
Apr 08, 2015 Devynb rated it really liked it
This book brought to life an entire new world with endless possibilities and magical creatures. The author's powerful words ended the three sisters' journeys on Earth, and began their adventures on the Estilorian plane. I was intrigued by the mystical beauty that I could envision in my mind. It was impossible to stop reading about each new twist that she weaved into the story. Reading about each challenge that the sister's faced gave me an entirely new perspective on true strength, both inside a ...more
Tiffany
Jan 23, 2012 Tiffany rated it really liked it
I really didn't care for Olivia in book one, but am extremely happy to say I love her now! What a great book! And I love how even though this is Olivia's book, the Characters we met in Becoming didn't take a back seat! We got to see everyone we loved on a regular basis! Loved it!
Rachael Boyd
May 19, 2013 Rachael Boyd rated it it was amazing
This series just stole me away into a vivid and magical world. Strong characters who you get to know so well. This is on my must read list for people who love an epic adventure with strong characters and a gorgeous love story. I love love love this series!!!
Suzanne
Feb 11, 2016 Suzanne rated it it was ok
Are you a Tween or teen who swooned over Twilight and are a little too bright and quirky for your peers? You might love the book, a story of half-human, half-alien (but "alien" in the approachable, wiser-olde-species, sometimes-even-hot way), sassy sisters who find love on another planet. Oh, amidst death threats and being awesome warriors. They aren't wimpy heroines, and there's no love triangle.

But if you're out of that demographic, this could seem like stilted fanfiction. Older, seemingly sto
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Sofia Sundfors
This book was: awesome and would have gotten five stars if I'd been able to read from Amber's perspectiv (and Gabriel's) like book one; but other than that, It's excellent (and really, my reason for not giving this book five stars, is as good as shit!).
The plot was: excellent. I enjoyed it immensely!
The beginning was: great.
The middle was: even greater.
The crescendo was: perfect.
The finish/ending was: amazing.
The characters were: excellently portrayed.
The worldbuilding was: fantastic.
The languag
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alinathebookconqueror
Jun 03, 2014 alinathebookconqueror rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this even more than the first book. I was leery of reading about Olivia after I was attached to Amber, but the author did it in such a way that I still felt the connection to Amber and grew to love Olivia too.
Jo Rose
Apr 06, 2012 Jo Rose rated it it was amazing
Totally love this book!
Oredola-yimika
Sep 28, 2012 Oredola-yimika rated it really liked it
brilliant!!
Amanda
Sep 16, 2011 Amanda rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011
This is actually a 2.5.

I really liked the first book and though there was a lot of promise, so I was left feeling slightly confused by book 2. The book itself is good. The story pulled me in, the love story (no love triangles in this series) was great. All in all, if you have read the first book, I recommend you continue reading.

Here are my issues. This book was just not as strong as the first (or 3rd for that matter). The author did say in the comments to the readers (cause I'm a dweeb and re
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Sarah
Aug 08, 2011 Sarah rated it it was amazing
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CENTRAL - Daughters of Saraqael Book Two

My Rating: 5 stars

FROM THE BOOK:
Excerpts from the Great Foretelling:

“She will come to us ignorant of the ways of her father’s kind, but with an unparalleled desire to learn all that she can of them.”

“He will have to overcome our many centuries of distorted knowledge to understand human emotion, and he will find in her the best teacher to do so.”

My thoughts:

While each book features all three sisters, they each seem to focus on one of Daughters of Saraqael’
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Ana
Sep 02, 2011 Ana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**4.5 stars**

Don’t you love it when a series gets progressively better? Ya, me too!

Of all the sisters, Olivia is my favorite. Her logical, inquisitive, quietly intelligent manner makes her a perfect hero. She’s like the Clark Kent of the sisters…mild mannered, physically weaker…but, with training and her keen mind, she turns into Superman (well, maybe Wonder Woman). The story picks up where we left off in the Estilorian plane as the sisters begin to learn more about who they are and what their
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Henrietta
Aug 20, 2012 Henrietta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Central is book two of the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy. This book continues to show us how the three daughters of Saraqael learn to adapt themselves into the world of the Estilorians, with an emphasis focusing on what’s happening with Olivia, the second daughter of Saraqael.

Olivia enjoys spending time in nature. Although she is physically the weakest among the sisters, she is diligent and she always rises up to the challenges that she has to face. What I love about Olivia is her graceful and q
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Judy Hubbard
Sep 15, 2011 Judy Hubbard rated it really liked it
Here’s my no-spoiler review of Central, the 2nd book in the Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy. Central picks up in the sister’s lives where Becoming left off. It is mainly focused on and Olivia and her love interest, James (both of whom I really enjoyed reading about); however, the other sisters, Amber and Skye also have good roles in the book, along with Gabriel and Caleb. I loved James—nothing is more romantic than not knowing you’re romantic and Olivia was an excellent teacher helping him learn a ...more
Michelle Cornwell-Jordan
Dec 15, 2011 Michelle Cornwell-Jordan rated it it was amazing
This was an awesome book,I was able to get to know the characters more in this book. The book follows Olivia ;she is the second sister in the Daughters of Saraqael;the more studious sister,Olivia is not as much into the physical training as her other sisters. In fact, she feels somewhat less than... in respect to her sisters ability and overall characters. But Olivia blossoms into her own, she discovers her affinity for the bow and arrow, she goes through rigorous training and in the end, shows ...more
Melly
Jul 27, 2011 Melly rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone with a pulse :)
How is it possible that this series keeps getting better and better? I am in awe and I cannot seem to wipe the grin off of my face. My mind has been off wondering the Estilorian plane since I started reading about the Daughters of Saraqael. I would gladly lose myself in this world. Sleeping and eating have become afterthoughts because I am so engrossed in it.

Olivia is the type of person that anyone would automatically feel the need to protect. She has a brilliant mind and a loving heart, but he
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Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto
Oct 01, 2011 Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto rated it really liked it
Today's review is on Central by Raine Thomas

Central is the second installment in Thomas' Daughters of Saraqael series and focuses primarily on Olivia and her growing relationship with James. Thomas's descriptive writing of the Estilorian world is fantastic, making you feel that you are sitting in the background watching everything that is happening around you.

In Central, the sisters, along with their Gloresti's begin to become a family in and of themselves. This bond becomes even stronger when
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Author: Raine Thomas

Synopsis: For avid student Olivia Murdoch, life on the Estilorian plane is filled with wondrous adventure. Every lesson about her new existence is both exciting and challenging. Along with her sisters, she embraces this non-human half of herself.

Helping with her lessons is her Gloresti, James. Teacher, scholar and distractingly attractive, James takes on his roles of Olivia’s guide and protector with equal dedication. As he learns
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