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After five years on the run, Sunday has finally settled into a seemingly normal life in Columbia, South Carolina. What her two best friends don’t know is that Sunday has a secret past. She is the Incarnate, a conduit of mystical energy transcendent of the mundane and the divine. For most of her life, she served under Bernadette, the most powerful witch in the Northwest. He ...more
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Published March 11th 2014 by Cristy Rey (first published March 10th 2014)
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Cristy Rey
Jan 24, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-reads
Not only did I read it, I wrote it. I'll leave off my rating so that I don't seem like a putz, but this book is definitely worth a read. Werewolves. Witches. Warlocks. Supernatural beings running from their fate.

Plus, it's a series which means it will make your tummy grumble for more with a promise to fill your belly when the next book drops. Anticipation is the best part.
Denise
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**I received this book in exchange for an honest review. Lovers of Paranormal, LoP**

Taking Back Sunday is one of those books that pull you in from the first chapter. The story line is quite intriguing. The way this story plays out is full of mystery, action and a little romance. The paranormal aspect of this book is also appealing. The characters are great. Sunday makes an awesome lead. And who wouldn't want a Cyrus? Great read. A great book to add to your tbr list. Recommended read. I look forw
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Lesley
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: betas
This is Ms. Rey's debut novel. Which, I also had the honor of beta reading for. I may be slightly biased because I feel like it's become like a "God Child" to me. I love it like it’s my own…obviously, it’s not. I just want to shine the light on it and watch it grow.

Of course, this has all the supernatural goodies my nerdy heart loves.

Sunday is an incarnate. What's that you say? Well, she is the vessel through which all power can channel. Yeah, all that power for one little person has to spell o
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Lorna
Sep 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Paranormal reads usually feature the same sorts of paranormal creatures or characters, over and over, and I am okay with that. But when I come across a book that features a character that is paranormal, but really different, I say bring it on!

Sunday has been on the run for years now. She knows if she lets her guard down, or stays in one place for any length of time, she could be found, and it won’t be good. In this world, Sunday is what is known as an Incarnate. From what I can tell, she’s the o
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Tina Williams
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Witches, Werewolves and Wild Passion!

I found this to be a fast-paced, suspenseful and romantic read that will appeal to fans of urban fantasy and paranormal romance alike. The plot contains a thrilling combination of powerful magic, passion, obsession and hidden agendas!

Sunday wants no part of being the Incarnate. She only has fractured memories of the past, but knows that it was full of violence at the hands of the witch Bernadette, who harnessed Sunday’s powers for her own ends, giving Sunday
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Nikita (NjKinny's World of Books & Stuff)
Apr 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Nikita by: Cristy Rey
http://njkinny.blogspot.in/2014/04/bl...

Sunday is the Incarnate and because of this she has known no peace in her life. Abducted at a young age, she was tortured and her memory wiped in order to make her ready to serve a powerful witch who made her do some very bad things. But now Sunday is free and though she knows that she can never have a normal life, she is determined to claim whatever semblance to a normal life she can have!

Cyrus is a werewolf and it was he, who had abducted Sunday as a chi
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Books&Dreams
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Book Worms was gifted this book from the Author for an honest review.
We gave this book 5 stars.
This is book one in the Incarnate Series.
This review was left by Melissa a Book Worms Reviewer.
Thank you Melissa.




Synopsis
Sunday is on the run. Not from an ex or anything like that. She is on the run
for her life. Sunday is the "Incarnate" and has a magic that makes her very
special in the eyes of others. Especially those others that want to bring harm
to her. All she wants to do is be normal and ha
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meghann
Mar 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the goodreads group Lovers of Paranormal, LoP*

I really enjoyed reading Taking Back Sunday. Sunday was a strong character. She was incredibly powerful but craved normalcy, a sense of belonging and people to care about/care about her. She alternates between fighting her fate as the Incarnate and accepting her role. She will do whatever it takes to protect those she cares about, even if it threatens her chance at happiness. She is not perf
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Kim
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy from the author an exchange for a honest review. I found the book to be well written and interesting. I found it different then other paranormal books I have read which is good cause then it opens my world to new things. Sunday's character was interesting and very entertaining. I do look forward to seeing what book 2 will bring. I enjoy paranormal books so with the Witches and Werewolves what more could you ask for. I do recommend this book especially if your into paranormal bo ...more
Char
Apr 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Taking Back Sunday
4 out of 5 stars

This is a debut novel by Cristy Moran. I was given this book to read and to write a review of my honest opinion as part of a book tour. The story line was very well written, bringing in a new magical being different than most of the Paranormal books I have been reading lately.

Taking Back Sunday is about an Incarnate named Sunday. What is and Incarnate, I can answer that I was lost on that one myself until I looked it up. Now had I read some other reviews I would
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Tina Williams
Apr 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Witches, Werewolves and Wild Passion!

I found this to be a fast-paced, suspenseful and romantic read that will appeal to fans of urban fantasy and paranormal romance alike. The plot contains a thrilling combination of powerful magic, passion, obsession and hidden agendas!

Sunday wants no part of being the Incarnate. She only has fractured memories of the past, but knows that it was full of violence at the hands of the witch Bernadette, who harnessed Sunday’s powers for her own ends, giving Sunday
...more
Shayna Varadeaux
Okay so I was expecting this to be pretty decent but it really turned out to be fantabulous! I was engrossed in this read from start to finish and I CANNOT wait to get my hands on the next book in the Incarnate Series!!

The Plot - A very well thought out plan unfolded at a steady pace and just when you thought it was going to be all gushy with instalove it was just not. The amount of action and depth to the plot struck me as Christopher Pike level writing! I am super excited to have found this se
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books are love
Apr 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a enjoyable book. The pace was just right and you slowly get explanations to all that is happening so that you are not in confusion mode. Sunday I think is a strong woman even if she doesn’t believe in herself and her strength. She has kindness and the only ugliness is because of her past and what was done to her. When she transforms the ugliness does come out but I believe that is because of the power and who taught her not because of who she is. I believe that who she is helps her to ...more
Jennifer Noe (The Book Blog)
I had the honor and privilege of beta reading Taking Back Sunday. As soon as I started reading, I was done for! This wasn’t just any story either. This is a story about a girl that lost her past and had no hope of a normal future.

Sunday is a kick a$$ female character. She knows nothing of where she came from. She knows what she has left behind. She knows she can’t stay in any place too long and she definitely can’t make friends and lay down roots. It’s not safe for anyone. She has to keep moving
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Anny hernandez
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was provided a copy of the book by the Author for an honest review.

I just finish reading this book, and I do love me a really good book, that have to do with witches and wolves, and this book I love it, love the characters, I love the twists and turns, bad blood and the drama that this book have, I am gone keep this short since I don't want to give anything away.

The story begging with Sundays, Sunday have being on the run from her old life for years, all she ever wanted was a normal life, norm
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Sara
Taking Back Sunday is a book I enjoyed reading, and incorporated urban fantasy, suspense, and a bit of mystery thrown in as well as some romance. The main female character is named Sunday, which I thought was really unique in its own right. As far as what Sunday is, in the book it was described as a conduit of powers – arcane and mundane – the Incarnate. The book also includes witches, vampires, and werewolves. The concept was also intriguing, and by chapter four, I was drawn into the story and ...more
Daria
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I had to grinz at a witch named Sunday... she is tired of being used... she is tired of being a witch.. she wants what is normal.. (if anyone has a definition of that word let me know) Sunday has been on the run for a while now, this last year as allowed her to settle down and forget even if for a little while.
As Ive said before... you can think to run from your destiny, but when you have fate dipping their spoons in the
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Ky Grabowski
Mar 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was offered the chance to review this book for an honest review.

Taking Back Sunday is well written & organized. The story is filled with mystery, lust and complex characters. We get different character views as we read on. I enjoyed getting to see the story unfold from two different characters who share a deep connection. If you like that kind of story telling you’re in luck with this book.

Sunday is a young adult, woman on the run. I identified a lot with her story. Sometimes we want to r
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Everything Marie
From the very first chapter I was hooked to this book! Surprising, fun, and so different from the other paranormal books that I've read. Cristy Rey does an excellent job with bringing the characters to life and portraying the scenes with such finesse and details, it makes the book feel "real".

The story starts off with Sunday, a witch on the run. She has amazing and kick ass mutha-effin powers and is the Incarnate. She's kept herself hidden away for years and somehow ends up diving right back in
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Mandy
Apr 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 out of 5
I had the pleasure of meeting the author of Taking Back Sunday at the GA Indie Author Event last month. Cristy Rey is a total book nerd and I love her for it! I would have gladly sat and talked with her all day. Normally I am not one to gravitate towards New Adult, but Taking Back Sunday is paranormal and that trumps New Adult in my book. So I took a chance that the cool author I met would also give me a cool book. And what an awesome concept and storyline!
Taking Back Sunday trumps a l
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Arlene Mullen
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I LOVED this book! Sunday has been running from her past. An evil witch Bernadette kidnapps her to use her as the incarnate(god like powerful). When she finally comes to and realizes what she has been made to do. Now 5 years later the past has come back. Cyrus and his pack mate have been searching for Sunday for 2 years and now they finally found her. But all the hate Cyrus has been feeling for her disappears when he sees her. Now everything is spiraling out of control.

So this was such an am
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Gracie
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sunday has been on the run for many years, never setting down roots in any place. Finally she's slowed down enough to make two good friends. Her friends have been trying to get her to join their coven, because she needs the support. When she finally gives in and goes with them she senses an evil presence in the coven, unknown to the other members.
Cyrus has been hunting the incarnate for the last several years. He wants to just find her, and take her back to the cult that hired him to find and d
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Wendy
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
What could be more interesting than a witch that can obliterate everything with just a thought...or maybe just by be-spelling you, have you take your clothes off and tell her all of your truths just so that she will touch you. OH right, having that witch be hunted by werewolves with the intent on taking her back to another coven cause she is the 'incarnate' and a sought after weapon! Only the werewolf Cyrus finds out that all that hate he has been holding in while searching for the escaped Sunda ...more
Kelly Hawkins Solomon
Taking Back Sunday is an amazing start to an amazing series. This is paranormal with a little spin. Sunday is the Incarnate. She holds incredible power that is extremely hard to handle and control. She was kidnapped by Cyrus, a werewolf and turned over to a power hungry witch. Once Sunday was able to escape she did, but left tragedy in her wake. She continues on the run for a few years and about the time she thinks she can maybe start to live a normal life she finds a warlock trying to use her f ...more
AJ Salem
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review (Lop or Lovers of Paranormal).

"Taking Back Sunday" is everything I’ve been looking for lately in an Urban Fantasy novel. I’m a big fan of the genre (but still picky) and Cristy Rey does a great job weaving a suspenseful story with a super hot romantic thread.

Sunday is the Incarnate and she’s been on the run for years, no longer able to make personal connections or put down roots in one place for a meaningful amount of time. Cyrus’s mission i
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Susan
Jun 05, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.

First off, let me say that Taking Back Sunday is well written and edited, which is a lot more than can be said for many independently published books. Having said that, however, for me, the characters were somewhat flat and I think the reason for this is that most of the time, the reader is told what the characters are thinking and doing rather than allowing the characters to speak or act for themselves. The story would have bene
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Megan
Mar 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the goodreads group Lovers of Paranormal, LoP*

I really enjoyed Taking Back Sunday. Sunday is the Incarnate, a very powerful witch who just wants to live a normal life. She finally finds friends and a place where she belongs, but that all comes to a halt when she senses evil magic lurking around her group of friends. Meanwhile, Cyrus the hunky werewolf is sent to bring back the Incarnate because she's supposedly dangerous. Instead, Cyrus
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Jo Hughes
Jul 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank Everything Marie Tours and Cristy Moran for send me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.


When we first meet Sunday she is living a seemingly normal life, that is until her friend convince her to go along to their covan, little knowing that Sunday has a massive secret she is the Incarnate. Having been in the run for years she is trying to be normal with friends.


As her life begins to unravel around her she bumps in to the hot sexy werewolf Cyrus, littl
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Sandra Love
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Overall Rating 5 stars!!

This books has it all, werewolves, witches, and warlocks. I love supernatural books and this book didn’t disappoint. I started to read this book and I was not able to set it down. The storyline drew me in on page one.
Sunday is and Incarnate, which means she can channel a lot of power. She was kidnaped and now she goes from place to place trying to hide. She did lose some of her memory. Sunday is a great strong female role and I really love her and her character. Then th
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Erin Mihlek
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When it was described to me as "paranormal romance" I cringed. I immediately thought "Twilight". I actually hesitated reading this. I stayed up several nights in a row beta-reading other titles by Cristy. I loved them. LOVED. Gushing emails at 2am to her about my love. Then this one was sitting in my inbox. Waiting. One Sunday (hah!) afternoon I said "Erin, read this already" and I feel so stupid for being so reluctant. Sunday is one of those characters that is so beautifully written. She's stro ...more
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Cristy Rey is the author of the urban fantasy Incarnate series. She also writes and publishes unconventional romantic women’s fiction. She’d say she writes the books Jane Austen would have written if Jane had been a riot grrrl. Cristy lives in South Florida where she spends most of her days in a library and most of her nights surrounded by cats.

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