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Logan Ragsdale and his younger sister, Ariana, have been marked, chosen to be unwilling participants in a war between angels and demons.

Logan can sense something's not quite right. Like an unexpected chill on a summer's day, he can feel the unseen closing in. He's had these feelings before and, each time, someone close to him died. He's afraid this time it might just be Ar
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Kindle Edition, 255 pages
Published March 27th 2014 by The Wild Rose Press
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Notes From 'Round the Bend
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This. Book. Was. GREAT!

No, seriously, it was. I don’t usually read YA novels—I tend to find the characters angsty and one-dimensional—so I didn’t go into this with super high expectations. But I got a free copy, so I thought “hey, why not?”

Wow, was I blown away!

The story is told from the alternating perspectives of Logan and Ariana Ragsdale, a brother and his exactly-two-years-younger-sister. Disaster has followed them since childhood and they’ve lost everyone they’ve ever loved—except one anoth
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Desiree reilly
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I RECEIVED THIS BOOK FOR AUDIO BOOK AND THEN I WILL BE TELLING YOU ABOUT SOME KIDS WHO ARE ON THE PLANET TO DO HARM OR SAVE LIVES IT BE UP TO YOU WHEN YOU READ REVIEW AND THE BOOK.
ADRIANNA AND BECKY ARE AND HAVE BEEN BF AND THEY LIKE TO GET IN TO TROUBLE A LOT IN SCHOOL SO THEY DITCH SCHOOL AND GO TO THE COFFEE SHOP AND THEN IS IS A RITUAL THEY DID ALL TIME.

YOU SEE ADRIANNA AND LOGAN ARE BROTHER AND SISTER BUT THEY ARE GIFTED AND ARE LINK TOGETHER SOME HOW BUT NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THEY DO.

NOW BEN
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Bikram
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobookboom
I had requested and received audiobook version of this book for free from the author, in exchange for an unbiased review.

This is a quite entertaining fantasy / paranormal story with well written characters. If you love the CW TV show Supernatural, you'll be quite familiar with the plot and will immensely enjoy it. The brother-sister duo here are kinda pitted against each other, in a battle between heaven n hell. The story is told in such a way that it keeps drawing the listener in and then you w
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Mandy
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A brother and sister with mind controlling powers find themselves pawns of a war between the blessed “good” angels and the fallen “bad” angels. Part of a prophecy they don’t want anything to do with. Started a little slow but really improved and got really good.
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Challenging Destiny by Cherie Colyer
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Rating: 4/5 stars

Logan and his younger sister, Ariana have been on their own – completely! – for eight years. At eighteen and sixteen respectively, the two have learned to fend for themselves, trust no one, let no one get too close and, know that there is something different about them. Logan and Ariana have the ability to control others’ minds by simply suggesting they do or do not (there is no try!) something and they have identical tattoos tha
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Veronica of V's Reads
In this contemporary YA paranormal romance Ariana and Logan Ragsdale are orphaned siblings who happen to have mind-control powers. Logan is 18 and Ariana is 16, both born on All Saints Day, two years apart. Their parents died in an house fire 8 years ago, and their aunt and uncle, who had been guardians, were killed in an auto wreck two years ago. After bouncing to a couple foster homes and finding those caregivers being strangely injured, Logan convinces the Illinois State Foster system to let ...more
Mike
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What an intriguing and fascinating read!! Logan and Ariana are both such interesting and unique characters. And the mythology that is developing here is nothing short of amazing. I found myself wishing that we got more of that throughout the book. There were so many moments when Logan and Ariana would find something interesting in their research, would even utilize it, but it would be brushed over for the readers. All we would get is that they would have a new sigil. I think that it might have g ...more
Katie O'Sullivan
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult, ya
Cherie Colyer has done it again, hitting another 5-star homerun with a new YA supernatural series. At least, I hope it's a series, because I'm pretty sure heaven and hell aren't finished with the Ragsdale siblings.

The story is told in alternating POVs between Ariana Ragsdale and her big brother Logan. The two pretend to be normal high school students, struggling with geometry, finding dates for the dance and cutting classes, but they know there is something different about themselves. They have
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Christine Rains
May 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Logan and Ariana Ragsdale have no one but each other. They keep their strange birthmarks and mind control powers hidden, trying to find some semblance of a normal life. Destiny has other plans for them, though. The siblings are at the center of an ancient war between Heaven and Hell. Angels and demons pull them in different directions. They don't know who can be trusted. All Logan and Ariana know is that they must stick together or mankind might suffer in the great war.

This YA paranormal has fan
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Carol Oates
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ariana and Logan are siblings, Ariana the younger of the two. Disaster seems to fall like a shadow across these two and they’ve certainly been through the mill in their young lives. The glimmer of normality comes in a new school and the prospect of new relationships.

But, normality isn’t on the cards for these two, who have been marked as important players in a battle between the Blessed and Fallen. Logan and Ariana refuse to give in to their fate so easily. Especially if it means bring separated
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Ashley Poteet
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Brother and sister Logan and Ariana both hold a secret that binds them together more than family. They each have strange birthmarks and the ability to read minds. All they have is each and trouble seems to follow them. A chance at feeling normal comes in the form of a new school and a new chance at normalcy. Which never seems to come, these two are stuck in the middle if a grand battle between the blessed and the fallen. Logan and Ariana a very strong minded and they refuse to succumb to the fat ...more
Catherine Vickers
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Okay, so this is not an action packed story, but it's written very well. It's more based on the everyday struggles of its characters, who are trapped in a demonic situation. Likeable characters, would have preferred to have got to know the real baddy guy better, but he doesn't appear till the end. Can be a bit slow, but the author yarns a good tale. Definitely recommended.
poppy
Oct 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
a great fantasty read first book ive read by this author cant wait to try more a nice read
Kym Brunner
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Exhilarating story with a fabulous brother-sister duo and several unique characters with cool special abilities. The plot kept me mesmerized and the ending...? Masterful!
MeganTheNinja
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Unlike anything else i've read, this novel kept me hooked from start to finish! 100% recommend!
Victoria
May 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Is a great book to read
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A little about myself: I write young adult and middle-grade novels. I love finding new stories that keep me up late reading. While my favorite genre is fantasy, if the book is beautifully written with characters that come alive I’m all over it.

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