Looking at this cover, who wouldn't want to read this book. It is hot! So yes I did judge a book by its cover and thought to myself..... "hmmm maybe ILooking at this cover, who wouldn't want to read this book. It is hot! So yes I did judge a book by its cover and thought to myself..... "hmmm maybe I should check this out..." So I checked it out. I did read the blurb before deciding to read the book and it peaked my interest, so I read the book. It was a pretty awesome book. It started out just a bit slow for me but once it picked up, it picked up! Non stop banter, fighting, danger, a little bit of romance, and so much fantasy! It was a fun journey.
Kiora is a Solus... she was born to one day fight the evil with her magic. She is thrown in the world of evil and magic at 16. She is very powerful and it seems a little clumsy with her magic. She has a mentor, a guide, a pegasus companion, and now she is told a protector... one she doesn't especially like... Prince Emane. They must journey together to fight of the evil to save the world. Very fantastical.
Great Fantasy. This book has all the great elements of fantasy and then some added too. I love a good fantasy but it has to done right. This one was defintely done right! The writing was easy to follow and flowed effortlessly on the pages... the only slight and I mean very slight problem with the writing, is it was very modern at times. It only bothered me in the tiniest because I am not used to it in fantasies. It worked well thought. I was able to follow along, invest in the story, and still love the characters and the elements. The story was pretty your average one person who is destined to save the world and has the help of some amazing creatures and people and of course its all about the personal and physical journey to do so. That was all in this book, so what made the story good to awesome, the characters of course! and there are so many so very awesome characters..
Kiora was a good character, she starts off timid, gentle and a bit too naive. What is great about a fantasy is that the main character grows. Kiora does grow, she becomes brave, strong, and can really kick butt. Prince Emane is one of my favorites. Love him. He is an idiot for some of the book yes. He does start off with a little bit of the high and might attitude but hanging out with Kiora changes him drastically. I love the banter between the two and I love the sweet developing romance they share. It was wonderful.
just a little taste of what I loved about these two and their budding romance.
He slammed the club into the ground and leaned against the handle, breathing hard. "Kiora, I have never seen or heard of a village girl that had magical powers. I have never seen a simple girl go and fly off with a dragon. I have never seen a girl who cries so much, but is brave enough to risk her life for others. I have never seen anybody appear so weak," he picked up the club and threw it back into the chest, "and be so strong."
One of my favorite characters is Arturo, the pegasus. He is just amazing and so so funny! He is very snarky and full of himself. Loved him! I also have a shout out for my dragon friend, Morcant. I laughed so hard with his parts. He is one comical dragon. So as you see full of goodness in this book.
Whether you love fantasy or not you should check this book out. It will become a favorite or start you down the fantasy trail. ...more
Okay so that is they gist of it, such an awesome story. I love the way that the vamps and the weres and even goblins were strung together to all comeOkay so that is they gist of it, such an awesome story. I love the way that the vamps and the weres and even goblins were strung together to all come from a single plague. The world that was created was just amazing. Steampunk all the way except the year is 2012. There are still carriages but also gadgets like updated cellphones and mp3 players. The dress is mixed Victorian era with a futuristic edge. Courtesans existed, high tech clubs existed, and royal balls existed. I felt I was inside the world as I read through the book. It was very creative, loud, and colorful.
I loved the characters. I loved the main character Xandra; she is strong, independent, sarcastic, fun, and she kicks-butt. She doesn’t quit or give up and she is very loyal to her family and her country, which causes a real dilemma when she is in the middle of the two. She was a very strong and likable heroine. The best in show for characters goes out to….. Vex he werewolf aristo. He stole my heart from the moment he entered onto the page. Hot, arrogant in the sexy way, very manly and chivalrous, he had it all for me. The relationship between these two felt very real to me and I loved how playful and yet devoted it was.
The pacing of this story was pretty good. It was a bit slow in the beginning but once it picked up it didn’t slow down. The writing jargon as also a bit confusing in times and even though there is a glossary in the back, not everything was included. There was a bunch to take in on how the aristos, the half breeds, and the goblins worked but eventually it all smoothed out for me and became easy happy sailing. There was a very healthy mixture of romance, mystery, and action for me and that healthy mixer is what made it a real page turner for me. I was very pleased with this book and can’t wait for the next installment that comes out in February. So far away. ...more
I loved Tracy Deebs Tempest novel and I love Sci-Fi and video games... I figured this could be a great read. It was. I was hooked from the very beginn
I loved Tracy Deebs Tempest novel and I love Sci-Fi and video games... I figured this could be a great read. It was. I was hooked from the very beginning and loved every moment of the story. Unique, definite sci-fi feel, and very exciting. It lived up to all my expectations.
There is a game, there is a hacker, there is a worm, there is a cyber-terrorist, there is a teenage girl in the midst of it all... and that sums it up. On Pandora's birthday she receives a mysterious email from her estranged father. She opens the email, clicks the links, and then she goes to school. She comes home and logs onto her favorite game to play and gets something new. A strange message and a gift to open. The game isn't the only strange thing, her power is out, her phones are out, nothing electronic wants to work... and it's not just her house, its global. Now she has to play the game and win to save the world. Oh... and don't forget the two hotties that join in on the fun.
I really really liked the book. It was a great mixture between post-apocalyptic, a thriller suspense, and a science fiction ride. It was believable. A virus that takes down everything. Tracy Deebs really had the feel, the tone, and the setting down, the plot seemed very realistic. The writing was very fast paced and I was able to breeze through the story very quickly. The book didn't feel like 480 pages and it wasn't lacking either. It felt complete. I liked everything about the story including the characters.
Pandora was a very likable character for me. She would be whiny then tell herself not to be whiny. I think is is a little more realistic and likable for a teenage girl character. With everything she is going through, I think being a little why about it is understandable. Pandora is a very stubborn, solid, loyal character. Theo and Eli are also very likable, very swoon worthy characters. They are step brothers and pretty much opposites of a coin. Where one lacks the other excels. Pandora does have a hard time knowing which one to go after. Yes there is a love triangle but it really didn't feel to out of place for me. She basically just meets the both of them and when one is a jerk the other is sweet or funny or protective, then they switch roles. So she has never actually picked one and now they both have there redeemable moments. HMMM... yea I would have a hard time to. Although I prefer Theo. Lots of good banter moments between these characters, I love my banter.
The book was very character drive and story driven to me. I liked the balanced between the two and had a fun time watching them unravel the game to save the world.
I loved it. Fast paced, thrilling, creative, and entertaining....more