Mattie Carver’s engagement party should have marked the start of her own personal fairy tale. But when her fiancé, Ben, is violently abducted the next morning, her desperate quest to find him rips her away from small-town life and reveals a shattering truth: magic is real—and Ben is hooked. It’s not the stuff of storybooks. It’s wildly addictive, capable of producing...more
It's no wonder with the different genres she writes in and the unique worlds that she can create that all her books stand out and make people notice them. From the gorgeous covers to the creative writing style, they truly are just fabulous.
And while Reliquary wasn't a favorite of mine, it still had ...more
It was ridiculous. From the beginning to the end. OMG, what was I reading? Well, more like skipping the pages. I just wanted to know how it ended.
Ben was an ass. An overgrown, spoiled, addicted, pouting giant baby. "My brother is so bad. He's just ...more
Mattie had the average life, a job and a fiancée. Then Ben, her fiancée, suddenly disappears leaving Mattie searching for answers…answers she never imagined existed…Magic.
Mattie is a very rare and extremely powerful magical beginning. She can capture and store magic without anyone even knowing she has it. This makes Mattie a target to the criminal elements that rule the magic world.
The seduction of the magical world comes at a great ...more
I loved it!
The author is incredibly creative with her stories and the worlds she places her characters in.
This story is centered around Mattie, blonde, beautiful, smart, college-educated, and engaged to Ben, a handsome veterinarian -- really a fairy book life. And it's the life she's always dreamed of -- a house in the 'burbs, 2.5 kids with the man of her dreams ... yeah, her dreams are all ...more
Reliquary was a really interesting book until I read the epilogue. I'm not a fan of who she decided to stay with.. I would've picked Asa over Ben any given day. Ben is a douche bag who doesn't deserve love or being saved. Asa was the way better brother in my opinion. Plus the chemistry between Asa and Mattie was amazing!
Speaking of Mattie, she is the MC who makes terrible decisions: like BEN. Yes, I'm still salty about that ...more
Book Title: Reliquary
Author: Sarah Fine
Series: Reliquary #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Fantasy
Source: Kindle E-Book (Prime Borrow)
My Pick for Book Theme Song: I've Got The Magic in Me by B.0.B. --Well, she kind of does this thing with magic…
The Feels: 3/5
Backdrop (World Building): 4/5
Book Cover: 4/5
Ending: 3/5 Cliffhanger: Not ...more
There's a reason I stay away from the new adult genre and adult romance novels: the icky, terribly-written sex. I don't consider myself a prude, but if I have to read these graphic descriptions of what characters are doing to one another, I want there to be something ...more
*Genre* Adult, Fantasy
Overall, a good and entertaining story, except for the ending which I am raging against the machine over. Anyway.........
*Full Review Posted @ Gizmos Reviews*
*Published* June 14th 2016 by 47North
Mattie Carver is one of those characters that I found myself liking but at times found her annoying. I think it is mostly because of her relationship with Ben. It drove me crazy and I couldn’t believe she was willing to put up with the ...more
All I can say is, I am so glad I found it. The writing is excellent and I loved the storyline. A different take on magic users and the paranormal world. As for the characters, I liked Mattie but she really needs to get over Ben when the real man for her is right there in front of her, namely Asa. He was the best thing in this book. I just loved the way Sarah ...more
I rather liked how Sarah handled the sexual aspects of the story. Celebrates female sexuality. Yet avoids the annoying pauses in action to insert gratuitous sex scenes.
It does start a little slow for my taste but then I forgot all about that soon enough.
Mattie is a bit of a naive ditz but isn't an airhead. Made her a lead that I could enjoy watching develop.
About to dive ...more
Man, this book was awesome. It was so awesome I immediately read the rest of the series back to back. And if you know me at all, I rarely do that.
This book had such an original plot to it. Magic being addictive, it took hooked on drugs to a whole new level. And I really liked the parallels it had between real life and fantasy. Just wonderful all the way around.
Now Mattie was a terrible female lead IMO. But I liked her enough to finish the book. Mainly ...more
For Mattie Carver, life is perfect. Tonight is her engagement party, and she is lucky to be marrying a wonderful man. Unfortunately, her dream is shattered the next morning when her fiancé is kidnapped without a trace. When the local law enforcement fails to turn up any viable leads, Mattie takes matters into her own hands. Mattie soon stumbles upon a ...more
I wasn’t sure what to expect from Sarah Fine’s adult fare, but I loved The Impostor Queen, so I decided to give it a try. This was different but really enjoyable – I’m glad I made the jump!
The synopsis describes the book well, so I’m just going to skip straight to my review.
What Fed My Addiction:
A gritty magical underworld.
When Mattie discovers the world of magic, she first thinks she’s stumbled upon some sort of drug ...more
I have to start out by saying this is my very first Sarah Fine fan. I've heard nothing but amazing things about her writing, so I was very excited to give this book a read. Though this isn't quite my preferred genre, I've been trying to branch out of my comfort zone of contemporary and read other, unique reads. This one definitely kept my attention and was enjoyable, though it didn't quite blow me away like I had hoped.
I immediately liked Mattie. She was the flawed, clumsy, stubborn ...more
I liked a lot about Reliquary. Sarah Fine certainly creates interesting worlds (loved her 'Marked' world too.) Here there is magic in the world - with certain individuals having different kinds of magic which can produce lust or pain or which can be used to compel people and certain other people able to sense magic, or transfer magic into objects that can be used by non magical people. But what really makes things interesting is the fact that magic use is wrapped in ...more
Reliquary is the first book in Sarah Fine’s newest trilogy. It’s adult PNR and told from Mattie’s POV.
I didn’t know what a reliquary was when I got the book. I had to look up the definition: a container for holy relics. That is exactly what Mattie is. She is able to hold magic in her body without detection. The story is original and unique. I have never read a story similar to this one.
At the beginning of the ...more
What a great book! I have read other books by this author, and while I do not dislike them I don't particularly love them. However this book was simply wonderful!
Fast paced, exciting, hard to put down. The characters are very well rounded, believable, and actually likable. The story is very well developed, full of details that enrich the experience, and even through this is the first book in a series it has an ending. No cliffhangers!
I recommend this book to everyone. I ...more
By Sarah Fine
rel •i•quar•y (rĕl′ĭ-kwĕr′ē)
n. pl. rel•i•quar•ies
A receptacle, such as a coffer or shrine, for keeping or displaying sacred relics especially those of saints.
The night before everything fell apart was the best of my life...the last purely happy, uncomplicated hours I would ever know. Looking back, I'm amazed by how lies can soothe the soul and quell every fear, blind you to reality in the most pleasant of ways. Not forever, of course. And if you only want to buy ...more
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