I though that it would be hard for Ms Armstrong to match her Otherworlds series but this book is a close, very close, second to that series. This stor...moreI though that it would be hard for Ms Armstrong to match her Otherworlds series but this book is a close, very close, second to that series. This story follows Mara, A native-american, adopted by a couple who later get a job where the father is a forest at a drug research facility and think tank. She tries to find out what the pawprint birthmark means, why her best friend, a first-class swimmer drown in a lake she had swam in all her life. Who is the new boy Rafe and why does he confuse her as far as feeling are concerned. How she feels at her friend (boyfriend?) Daniel, why she has such a relationship with animals and just what is going on in her life and on her island. In this story there are a couple of places where it seems like she is also bringing in things from her otherworld series. This has the possibility of adding more characters and groups to the story that anyone who has read and follows the Otherworld series are familiar with. (less)
This book continues the series Ms Armstrong first started with Bitten Her way of taking a new character or an old one and using them in a story with o...moreThis book continues the series Ms Armstrong first started with Bitten Her way of taking a new character or an old one and using them in a story with other characters from her books allow the reader to have something new while still in the world that has been set up. In this one Savannah, the daughter of a dark witch and male sorcerer) who not only is headstrong but still learning to control the powers she has received from her parents, goes on a case to try and show her guardians that she has grown up enough and is mature enough to work with them in more than the front office. Does she manage to do it? Well at the end of this book (the first of a planned series of three) she does solve the case but has left many questions unanswered not to mention a very surprising ending of this book. Can't wait to see how and where the series goes.(less)
I was looking in the Amazon Kindle bookstore and somehow happened onto this book and for whatever reason (other than the fact I like stories about the...moreI was looking in the Amazon Kindle bookstore and somehow happened onto this book and for whatever reason (other than the fact I like stories about the supernatural) I decided to buy it. The story and plot and just the way everything was done got me more interested than I thought. The way the struggle of the main character between being a human or a werewolf is written could very easily be adapted to almost any struggle people go through. The book held my attention well enough that I bought book two in the series when I finished it and after that decided the heck with it and got the rest of the books in the otherworld series. A note to new readers, you can either start with this book then go to "Tales of the Otherworld" and read "beginnings" or the other way around, but these two stories give the reader a much better understanding of the relationship between Clay and Elena.(less)
I received this book as an Advanced Readers Edition but work and life kept getting in the way of my reading. I am glad I finally got the time to read...moreI received this book as an Advanced Readers Edition but work and life kept getting in the way of my reading. I am glad I finally got the time to read it. Ms Hand does a very good job of describing her characters, what they are and why they do certain things.
The story is about a teen girl named Clara who has a secret. She is an Angel Blood. Part angel and part human. The story follows her and her family as she receives a vision that is suppose to tell her her purpose. As I have said the book does a great job of what her life is as she tries to figure out just what she is and what she can do and just what she is suppose to do. The development of the main and sub characters is done very well and there is a surprise twist at the end that I will admit I didn't see coming or at least the way she did it.
My advise for anyone who likes a good love, scenic and entertaining story by an author who writes well and keeps your attention. (less)
In this book, which is the follow-up to "Waking Of The Witch". Samantha Levine, who is the daughter of Eve Levine who was feared as one of the best (i...moreIn this book, which is the follow-up to "Waking Of The Witch". Samantha Levine, who is the daughter of Eve Levine who was feared as one of the best (if not the best) users of black magic and is somewhat following in her mothers steps. In the last book, Samantha has made the rash statement that she would give up her powers if it corrected something that she caused in that book. To show that it does not pay to make rash statements in the supernatural world, she has lost her powers.
Follow Samantha as she tries, along with Adam, the half-human, half-demon, that she has loved since she was 12, but has always been afraid to let him know, to find out how it happened, how to get her powers back and as if this is bad enough, they must also try to find out who is trying to kill her and why and also try to stop a group of supernaturals who want to announce their existence to the world. An action that not only has the supernatural world drawing lines but has also involved demons and angels on the other side.
Will Samantha live through this? Will she get her powers back? Will she let Adam know how she feels? Get this book, black out a group of time (once you start, you will hate to stop) and just enjoy yourself.(less)