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Colour Wielders

(Colour Wielders #1)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  138 ratings  ·  55 reviews
Warning: This book is not your mother's fantasy. It's a modern story with a sexy alpha male who's tired of waiting for what he wants. Once he gets her, he's not afraid to take on the Universe to keep her. Don't let the cover fool you. This book is hot!

Behind the Faerying Mysts, hidden from Mortal eyes, is a land where gods and creatures of myth and legend dwell. And in the
Kindle Edition, 2nd edition, 381 pages
Published August 23rd 2013 (first published April 18th 2013)
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First I would like to say that I did enjoy reading this book but, I had a hard time getting into this novel at first, initially I was thinking this was adult PNR but its more like YA. Except for the occasional curse words, there wasn't much adult content with very clean sex scenes, minus the initial virginity scene...
There were several things that were amiss throughout the story adding to my difficulty tucking in and enjoying fully,
1. The effing was truly distracting. Either swear or don't this
A most enjoyable fantasy! However, I would like to state right off that this is not a YA novel. Content is definitely more appropriate for mature audiences. So while the cover may look sweet and innocent, this book is not.

This story has several key characters, but the perspectives are with young Quinn, a 22 year old who has been rushed into a whole different reality, and Arik, of the Magykal Realm. This book kicks us into high gear right from the beginning with the end of a sex scene that quickl
Claire Taylor
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Dawna Raver
Colour Wielders
Heirs of the Magykal Realm #1

I loved this story from start to finish. There is never a dull moment and you'll soon find yourself completely engrossed in the world the author has created. Quinn and Iain have no idea of their family lineage, but have always had special gifts. On the night of her 16th birthday, Quinn's world comes crashing around her, and they slowly learn the truth about who they really are. You are slowly introduced to more characters, some not being wha
Nicole M. Hewitt
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This review and many others can be found on my blog - Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

It should be noted that this book is NA, not YA, and contains sexual situations!

4.5 Stars I think that this is the best Indie published book I've ever read. I could easily have seen myself picking this book up off the shelf at Barnes & Noble and I would have been very happy with my purchase.

The story is told from two perspectives. First, there is Quinn, a 22-year-old girl who discovers that she is not who she think
May 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Check out my review at my blog A Secret Book Affair

First and foremost I have to say how much Curiosity Quills continues to impress me. You guys obviously have a great eye for new amazing talent because once again I'm shocked to find out at the end of the book that this is Dawna Raver's DEBUT novel! Curiosity Quills has quickly climbed to the top of my favorite publishing houses; I have yet to be disappointed by any novels they have backed (I have reviewed two other titles, one of which was also
Apr 17, 2013 rated it liked it
I'd like to thank the author for giving me a free copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.

This book was a really unique mix of a fantasy, romance, and coming-of-age story. When I saw that there were living gods in this book, I knew I had to see what it was like, since I'm a huge lover of mythology. I'm glad to say that I wasn't disappointed, and I had a fun time reading it.

The story starts off with a love scene that quickly goes wrong. Quinn lost her virginity to a guy that she
Krystle ~A Booknatic~
I enjoyed the Hell out of this book!!!! It's so much fun, I love the concept of it. Fantasy mixed with romance and some mystery.... Epic Win for me, I know a lot of others out there who will like this as well.

Starts out with the heroine Quinn “losing it” to a man she thinks she's in love with named Thaene on her birthday. Poor girl never knew what hit her. Turns out Thaene is a “Changeling” A gross practically faceless looking creature who can morph himself to look like anyone/anything. He's tr
May 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I am already looking forward to the next, it’s very exciting and you will puzzle over mysteries and motives.

It was well written with miniscule errors and the writing style was unique and had the ‘magyk’ to pull you into the story.

This book has it all, Love, lies, tricks, power hungry beings, passion, hurt, betrayal, magyk, quests, mysteries and an ending that will leave you frantic to read more. The plot of the story is great and you will not want to put the b
Heather  book whore & shifter slut extrordinaire
Intriguing and thoughtful first book in a series (bk 2 in NOV 2013) that shows imagination, courage and confidence in a first book. I enjoyed the story, appropriately loved and/or hated the characters (someone needs a "Gibbs head slap") and am in awe of the imagination and creativity it takes to create this world.

Quinn, our heroine, is a series of contrasts that come together through the book as she matures and learns to trust the voices/pictures in her head. She first strikes you as a very imm
Apr 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have a HUGE bone to pick with Ms. Dawna DARE you release this book without the next to follow! This story was sensational...and all though at times I found myself wanting to strangle Quinn (a bit of a whiny brat tht uses the word effin to the point I wanted to strangle her) every other character was fabulous. Thank you for a great book, on to next one please.

*sigh* I LoVE Nanny Fi...
Rosanna Leo
Sep 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was my introduction to Ms. Raver's writing and I thoroughly enjoyed it. She writes with attitude and style and does justice to her intriguing characters. This is an interesting blend of various mythologies, fantasy and magic. I very much liked the heroine Quinn, who is thrust into a world that has been kept hidden from her. Her journey rang true to me, and I enjoyed each step. I will look forward to more by this author. ...more
Sarah Peduzzi
Dec 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
I read this nearly a year ago and only just remembered to mark it in Good Reads! (Yikes!) Despite my forgetfulness, I do remember how amazing I though the book was while I was reading it. I think Raver has created a world that I won't soon forget, with characters that are lovable and relatable, and I definitely think it's time that I get my hands on her newest release. Read this book if you want to be immersed in a new world and are looking for an adventure and sweet love story. ...more
Michelle ♣ Ndayeni
This book was far more than I really expected, especially given that it's the author's first novel. While it does suffer a bit of freshman-effort awkwardness at times, the depth of the worldbuilding and the intricacy of the interwoven plots shows a strong grasp of the craft of story writing even at such an early stage of her career. There are so many layers here, and characters and creatures that are familiar from well known mythologies, yet are handled in unique and unexpected ways that keep th ...more
Zachary Flye
Sep 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Protagonists: This book is told from two third-person perspectives, Quinn and Arik. As far as heroines go, I really liked Quinn she was someone that wouldn't be taken advantage of. While she is still flawed, it only makes her more relateable, and makes her feel all the more real. However, while she may feel real in that aspect there are moments when Quinn's actions just seem... too convenient for the story to move on, and
Apr 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, fantasy, 2013
Twenty-two year old Quinn thinks she's losing her virginity to the love of her life - to the man she's seen in her visions. But after the deed is done, things quickly go bad. Not only is Thaene not who he seems, he is much worse - an evil changeling. Quinn's world continues to be turned upside down when she discovers that her father is a Magyikal (Fae) King, her mother is a Fae Goddess and she is a Princess. Also, an evil Magykal is going to use her to get out of his prison, so she is in danger. ...more
Disclaimer: I proofread the book.

Color Wielders begins in the most unexpected of scenes--Quinn's birthday, just after losing her virginity to her boyfriend Thaene. Completely in love, and convinced that her visions had shown them together over and over. Except, her interpretation was wrong. Thaene's violent demand that she show her Magyk is only the beginning. She learns that she is a princess, hidden away from her own world, the world of Gods and Faeries. Within that Magyk world, we also have A
Jun 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
This review and others can be seen on my blog at Book Nerd Paradise

When I picked up the Colour Wielders by Dawna Raver I didn't know quite what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it had some of my favorite things:
1. Mythology? Check
2. Magic? Check
3. Fairies? Check
4. Lots of yummy men? Double check

Our story starts off with a bang. One heroine Quinn Sinclair makes a very bad choice in men on her 22nd birthday. Quinn, it turns out to be, is a princess to the fairy kingdom with some
May 13, 2013 rated it liked it
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Colour Wielders has to be one of the most exhausting books I've read because of the information overload with it being a mix between Fay and Norse mythology. There was just so much being told, so many things that I have never encountered before and many creatures. I felt like I was missing something half the time and was waiting for an explanation. Half-way through the book, I had to take a break and sort through the information that was given and what was happening.

Colour Wilders is told from b
Merril Anil
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First of all thanks to the shut up and read community and the author for lending me a copy to read and review.

To me the book felt like as if i have opened an ancient book and have started reading from its center with no knowledge of its head or tail. Till the first three chapters i was really finding it hard to understand where the story has started, where is it going and what is exactly going on in the very page i m reading.

What i like about the book is pretty much nothing exc
Mad about
Jul 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Quinn has waited a long time for love and finally believes her visions have shown her the man of her dreams but after her first time with him his polished veneer changes and she see's him for the evil that he is. Not only does this creature demand her magic which she has no knowledge of but a man claiming to be her father appears.

Quickly her world unravels and she realises that the man who raised her was just a figure and she and her brother Ian are the heirs to a Magykal empire in an alternate
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love that Dawna mixes in a variety of mythical elements. There is reference to mythical beings (Gods), mythical creatures, and locations/realms as well as Arthurian Legend. Although there are parts of mythology that are still foggy to me, I found myself completely enamored by every event in this tale. It took some time for the story to really heat up but there was so much going on and so much information packed into this novel that I had to hold on to my seat so I wouldn’t get tossed about by ...more
Oct 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Pot. I thought the plot was so amazing and I loved the very idea of it. This book appealed to me in so many ways! I loved the way this book was put together and thought that the author did an amazing job of making this idea into a reality. I had a few problems with the book but I enjoyed it overall. One of the problems I had was Quinn’s reaction to Arik. I understood her instant attraction but I felt like she fell into the romance way too fast. Especially after finding out that her last boyf ...more
Jun 05, 2013 rated it liked it
This book didn't have the greatest start. I was lost for about the first half, not entirely sure what was going on at all. But, I persevered and, after that first half, things picked up and I was hooked. Despite its shaky beginning Colour Wielders was a great read.

The world building in this book was slow coming, which is why I was confused for the first part. But, by the end, the author had created an interesting magical world. There are a few more things I want to know about it, but I assume th
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. It took me a little bit to really get into it, but I love the story itself. There are a lot of new terms to learn, but there is a glossary at the back, and they're mostly explained as they're used throughout the story. There was a lot going on, with very little background, at the beginning, so it was a bit confusing, but as the story went on, it started flowing so much easier.
There were a few spelling/grammar/punctuation errors, but I'm going to say less than about 20 t
Alison (Ali's Books) Flores
Sep 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wow! This one had a whopper of an ending! I absolutely can NOT wait for the next book!
I really enjoyed both of the main characters. I enjoyed everything about their relationship, and the fictitious world they were a part of. I was annoyed with Quinn to begin with; she would jump from one guy to the next, but after straightening things out with Arik it was all good! Quinn's brother Iain got on my nerves when he started taking on the high school cheerleader persona. I preferred his tough, protecti
Anna Burttram
May 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I got this book as a free read and while at first I was horribly lost at the start of it I eventually found myself unable to stop reading it.
It does take a bit to get into but once you are in you are there to stay so my advice stick it out its worth the wait. Plus the first book in any series can seem drag because its the introduction. It does pick up!
I adore Arik and Quinn's relationship and the pull that is painted so wonderful throughout the book. I love Arik and the bad boy image. what can
Feb 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was provided a copy of this book by Wicked Reads Review Team, in exchange for an honest review. The story line is great, the only reason I'm not giving it a 5 star is because, for me, it took awhile to get into the book. It was a slow start for me, but was still a great read and a different story line, that I haven't read before. Once I made it to about 45/50% mark it really picked up for me and I was having problems putting the book down. Quinn is just a normal girl, when all of a sudden ever ...more
Renee Deschamps
Feb 25, 2014 rated it liked it
I was given the book "Colour Wielders (Book One)" by Dawna Raver, in exchange for a honest review via Goodreads RI &R group.

The opening had me hooked, between Quinn and Thaene's "love" for each other to the wicked twist of plot in the first chapter, made me have high expectations for the remaining story to unfold.

However, I felt the remainder of the first half, while interesting, had to much information, and some repetitiveness, that could have been possibly better as a stand alone novella. The
May 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. Quinn Sinclair thought she had a normal life; she gives herself to a guy despite her visions’ warnings. Then she finds out she’s actually the Princess of a Fae world. She meets Arik, a demigod bad boy of sorts, and there’s an instant attraction. He seemed rather self-centered, but if you knew his story you’d understand why.

This novel was like ultimate fantasy/mythology book. The characters were amazing, there are Gods, Faes,
Dakota Storm
Aug 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Colour Wielders by Dawna Raver

This was a fascinating story. The writer created magical characters that I couldn't help but be amazed at. This books takes you on a thrill ride of ups and downs and twists and turns , I thought I had it figured out but then it changes. I believe their will be a book two and I hope it will be as great as this one. Quinn is my favorite next to Arik amazing both of them. Quinn gets screwed over in the beginning and things in her life aren't what they seem but then as
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Smart ass by nature, writer by accident.

Dawna Raver didn't always want to be a writer, but now the voices in her head won't shut the f**k up and the stories keep coming.

The Indulging Series, under D.L. Raver, was her first new adult erotic romance series, and is proud that Zolt Hamil from this series was voted in top ten list of Fictional Boyfriends' top Fictional Boyfriends

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