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Blood and Stars

(Legend of Rhyme #5)

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Published September 12th 2017 by Blue Moon Publishers
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Di
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The series has definitely matured since it first began five books ago and I've loved being a part of it and seeing the writing, the plot and the characters all mature to the point that we're at now.

It had been a little while since I read a Legend of Rhyme book and I love that there is both a character guide to help bring you back up to speed AND there are lovely little rhymes at the beginning of each 'story' to remind you of what has happened previously.

The author's introduction mentions that s
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Hazel
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This eBook was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Finally, after leaving everyone on tenterhooks, the fifth book in the Legend of Rhyme series is here. Blood and Stars by Jaime Lee Mann continues on from the tense ending to book four, finally resolving a lot of loose ends. With all the favourite characters from the series, this book transports readers back into the fantasy world of Coraira for more adventure and magic.

Blood and Stars is split into four stori
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Sue Wallace
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Blood and stars by Jamie lee Martin.
Thirteen-year-old Ariana Caine has woken in Coraira, and is torn between finding her brother Asher and learning how to rule the magic realm while Calla is under a protection spell. Beneath the sea, Starla the mer-queen is bringing her apprentice, Teagan, to the Chamber of Memories to learn more about her parents. But when Starla is beckoned by one of the Ancients, Teagan is approached by a stranger, who promises to lead her to her mother and father. Meanwhile
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Kerah
Sep 24, 2017 added it
Wow what a mouth watering book. I've actually read the whole series and its been such a fun adventure for me. I highly recommend the legend of rhyme series for anyone out there who loves reading like me. Its hard at night before I go to bed to stop reading cause I always want to find out, what will happen next at the end of every chapter. Thank you Jaime lee for the fascinating series I'm definitely buying the 6th book when it releases:) ...more
Sean Talbot
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
this is three stories roles into one. the characters and story line are well thought and planned out.

The author shows a remarkable ability to make younger books entertaining even for older people.

I do hope she one day will write some adult fantasy as I think she has the talent
Rosemary Standeven
This was not my favourite book in the Legends of Rhyme series, but it neatly tied up a number of threads from the preceding four books, and set things up well for the coming sequel.
The book is divided into four short stories, each of which starts with a poem of rhyming couplets which introduce the story, and lay out some of the back history.
The first story revolves around Elora and Asher. The overarching theme here is the nature of evil. Are people born evil? If someone is told they are evil,
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Jacqui
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Blood and Stars is the 5th book in the Legend of Rhyme series and is suitable for middle grade children.

Our heroes find themselves scattered:
Teagan is with Queen Starla in the Chamber of Memories hoping to find clues about her parents. When Starla is called away Teagan is lured by someone who promises more information about her parents. Can this someone be trusted since Krystal has a trap waiting? A trap and a diabolical plan between Krystal and her sisters to rid the sea of mer Queen Starla.
Ari
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DelAnne Frazee
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Blood & Stars - The Legend of Rhyme - Volume 1 Book 5
Author: Jaime Lee Mann
Publisher: Blue Moon Publishers
Published: 9-12-2017
Pages: 163 Pages
Genre: Fiction
Sub-Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Growing Up, Family Life, Magic, Supernatural, Siblings, Swords and Sorcery
ISBN:
ASIN: B073VSBCQM
Reviewed For NetGalley and Blue Moon Publishers
Reviewer: DelAnne
Rating: 4.25 Stars


The fifth in a gifted series about an alternate world where magic is a natural as breathing, but so it seems are betrayal
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Kelly
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I feel like Blood and Stars is Mann's best - and strongest - work so far. It In this book, we are introduced to the realms within the oceans, to fascinating new characters, and despite the characters being separated by time and space and worlds, Mann impressively manages to bring them back together to wrap up this arc in a satisfying manner.

Overall, Teagan's arc felt the most developed in terms of plot and characters. In comparison, Asher's arc felt the weakest and least feasible, whereas Elor
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Kasey Cocoa
Dec 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the fifth book in a series, Legend of Rhyme. As it is aimed at readers between 12 and 16, I had one of our middle school students read this and provide his thoughts. He did not read the first four books, although one of his fellow peers has read them. He felt a bit confused with some of the happenings which I contribute to having not read the previous installments. The writing is good, with only a few typos, and age appropriate and the characters seem realistic and relatable. He did find ...more
MartyAnne
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Note: *** To read the first four titles in the Legend of Rhyme series, please email Talia at Talia@DigiWriting.com*** [This book really needs to be read as part of the series.]

You should definitely read these books in order to understand the characters and the complexity of emotions and connections.

Excitement is at a high level as big changes are afoot. The reading is fast-paced. The writing is engaging. Our settings are In Rhyme, In the Pixie tree, in Coraira-- the mystical land of magic, and i
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Julie
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Once again I read Jaime Lee Mann in one day, in one sitting. The stories she writes are so engaging!
This one covers the continuing adventures of the Caine children.
It is usual with this series to flick back and forth between the main characters to keep the time line development in sync for the reader, as this book is no exception.
I liked that the story of Teagan continues in an undersea world of mer folk, that Asher is still susceptible to the Darkness in the world. There are some new character
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Susan
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ariana has woken in Coraira. She can't decide if she should try to find her brother or learn how to rule. What will she do? Meanwhile Teagan is taken to the Chamber of Memories by the mer-queen. Teagan hopes to learn more about her parents. I don't want to spoil this last story as I am assuming that you too have read the previous books. I do want to say that there are characters added with a background as to how they fit in the story. The characters continued to be spell me as I read it today. D ...more
Arlene Arredondo
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: middle grade students
Praise Jaime Lee Mann!
This is the fifth installment in the series, and although it could be read as a standalone, this series should be read in order.
The writing style is clear and engaging. We can see how the story develops from the first book to this one, like a child's mind, we get the base of the story with great unforgettable characters and an epic plot, that will develop into something more complex after each installment.
I think this is a great tool for bonding with your kids, starting f
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Ellen
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Blood and Stars better than the last two. The story lines, although interweaving as before, didn't get me as tangled up and I easily understood where everyone was. The poetic interludes that gave subtle recaps helped immensely. When we read the series in class, students still tend to struggle a bit with all the various characters and their shifting allegiances. I wonder if the little poems will help this as well. Often we have to map out where everyone is and what they are doing. It's ...more
Ruby
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*Honest review for Arc*

I have followed this book series from the very beginning, each story developing the characters I have learned to love and expanding this new immersive world with each adventure. You root for the good while hoping the bad changes their hearts, you love the adventures while hoping there will be another, and you laugh at the antics of a pair of mischievous pixies! Continue this series please!!!
Debbie
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I was provided with a e-ARC of this book by the publisher via NetGalley, but my review is all my own opinion and thoughts*

I really enjoyed myself in this book. The story just pulls you in and only lets you go because either you finished the book or you have to take care of your primary needs (like food or sleep). Because these books aren’t too long, you can just read them in one sitting and you can also start with this book in this world because there is a guide in the back, but I would recomm
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Rosie
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this novel via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Blood and Stars is the fifth book in Jaime Lee Mann’s Legend of Rhyme series. It continues Ariana and Asher’s story started in the first book but also expands the universe out to follow multiple other story-lines, each one connected but not necessarily in the same time period. As such, it reads very much like a collection of short stories, before bringing them together in the finale. This format works particular
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Julie
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again I read Jaime Lee Mann in one day, in one sitting. The stories she writes are so engaging!
This one covers the continuing adventures of the Caine children.
It is usual with this series to flick back and forth between the main characters to keep the time line development in sync for the reader, as this book is no exception.
I liked that the story of Teagan continues in an undersea world of mer folk, that Asher is still susceptible to the Darkness in the world. There are some new character
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Blood and Stars is the best from the Legends of Rhyme series so far. The author’s writing ability has gone up a notch.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Considering this is children’s fiction events take quite a dark turn.

Blood and Stars is a bit more complex than the other books in the series and all the more enjoyable.

There are a few different storylines in the books that gradually converge into one and different narrative vi
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When Jaime Lee Mann was nine years old, she decided that she would be an author when she grew up.

Many years later, Jaime Lee’s children would beg her to tell them stories at bedtime. Sometimes her stories were silly and sometimes they were magical.

The girls loved one of her magical stories so much that Jaime Lee decided to write it down. That story would eventually become Elora of Stone, the first
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Legend of Rhyme (7 books)
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