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Flights of Marigold (Addicted to Heaven)

3.44  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  18 reviews
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Flights of Marigold tells an epic tale of addictions, survival, revenge, and redemption of three magiel sisters hiding in an insignificant hinterland. Can they hold on to happiness, dreams, and sisterhood when desire becomes addiction?


Peace in the seven realms of Shangril: shattered. Nobility of the magiel race
Kindle Edition, 392 pages
Published August 11th 2020 by Laksa Media Groups Inc.
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K.S. Marsden
Mar 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Meg, Janat and Rennika are magiels that have escaped being hunted. Now the sisters have to survive the new world.

I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

It starts with Meg, who is doing her part for the rebellion, healing their fighters, and trying to knock sense into their squabbling leaders. She soon realises that this isn't best place for her magic-addicted sister, Janat.
Together, they leave the rebels, trying to find a new path, wanting to heal, and find honest
Red Ink Book Reviews
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was ok
Flights of Marigold (Addicted to Heaven Series) – Susan Forest

I was given an advanced copy of the this book by the publisher in order to provide a review.

“Flights of Marigold” is the second story in the series “Addicted to Heaven” series bu Susan Forest, the first being “Bursts of Fire” which I have not read.

“Flights of Marigold” follows the tales of three sisters who are the descended from a long ling of powerful magiels that can trace back their lineage to the one god.

After the destruction of
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2020-releases, arcs
Read my full review over on my blog!

Flights of Marigold is the second book in the Addicted to Heaven series by Susan Forest, and hits the shelves today, August 11. I’m very appreciative to Netgalley and Laksa Media Groups for the opportunity to read and review this eARC, and you can also read my review of the first book, Bursts of Fire. To recap my review of Book 1: the characters were compelling and the story had a lot of potential, but the pacing and plot issues made it a struggle to get throu
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
When I requested this book, I didn't realize it was the second of a series. I found it difficult to follow. Perhaps if I read the first book, I would have enjoyed this one more.

I received an ARC from Netgalley. I am leaving my honest review.
Brandy {The Review Booth}
When I initially requested Flights of Marigold on NetGalley I was unaware it was the second novel in a series. That put me at a disadvantage as this story is quite complex and I feel like I'm missing portions of context that would've been in the first book Bursts of Fire. I have found my footing for the most part about a third of the way in but the points of view shifting suddenly between characters doesn't help me out much. Shangril itself is well described and it sounds like a beautiful place ...more
Aug 27, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The sequel to Bursts of Fire, this book is not for the faint hearted- and definitely not a jumping-in point to Susan Forest’s Addicted to Heaven series. It tells the story of two sisters, Meg and Janat, both magiels on the run from the tyrannical High King. Caught between the resistance and the forces of evil, Meg and Janat are being hunted at every turn.

One good thing about this book is that (for the complete newbie, ie. me) that the relationships between the two sisters are so well fleshed out
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: uno-2020
Flights of Marigold by Susan Forest was a great second book in the Addicted to Heaven series and I'm looking forward to reading the next book. I think I saw somewhere that this is set to be a series of seven books so keep that in mind. The books do need to be read in order for the story to make since.

At first I didn't realize Flights of Marigold was part of a series, I'm very glad I did and that I read the first book in the series, Bursts of Fire. I would have been very lost and the story would
May 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
ARC from NetGalley

3.5 stars

This is a well-written book that broaches the subject of addiction well. Janat is suffering from past trauma. She is so traumatized and addicted that she will use any substance she can get her hands on just to escape her own mind and fight off the withdrawal symptoms she experiences. Meg never gives up on her even though everyone around her tells her to. Janat wants so desperately to do right by her sisters. She wants to fight. She tries so hard and fails many times, w
Jul 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Sisters Meg, Janat, and Rennika are from a family of magiels, who were under the protection of one of seven ruling realms of Shangril. When the High King’s ambitions raised their ugly heads, he destroyed the other six realms’ prayer stones. The sisters’ mother told them it was up to them to restore their people’s access to their Gods. Meg and Janat stay together working with the people who want the realms re-established while Rennika apprentices herself to a dyer and moves far from the political ...more
Robert W. Easton
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tragic Beauty

The author successfully drew me into believing the addiction trap that her characters are in, the addicted sister and the sister who wants to help but can't really. The dynamic was real and powerful.

Despite the serious theme, the story was engaging, extremely interesting, and kept me flipping the pages, desperate to follow along.

Loved it!
eARC from Netgalley
Setting aside at 33% complete. Since this is an ARC and feedback is time-sensitive, I'm giving my review prior to finishing it. I'll update once I finish, also.
If you liked the first one, you'll like the second one. I wasn't aware this was the second in a series when I requested it, so listened to the audio prior to reading this. (Had I known, I probably wouldn't have requested - the first was a 3 star for me and I was only mildly interested in finding out what happened nex
Erin Mason
Apr 12, 2020 rated it liked it
This book had better flow than the first one. There was more that happened and the focus wasn’t as scattered, which I really appreciated. We catch up with the sisters about ten years in the future. The war still rages on everyone is exhausted. Rennika has been building her life away from it all, hoping to be a master dyer as well as to be a wife and mother. Meg continues to care for Janat and try and keep her out of trouble. Janat has slid into full blown addiction after being fed glim by Wenid. ...more
Feb 15, 2020 rated it liked it
The magic system in this book is one of the more interesting ones I’ve come across. Magiels and their shimmering skin and the time cost of the magic offer an interesting view on the costs the magical characters have to weigh to use their magic.

While a solidly written book with an interesting magic system, it wasn’t enough for me. It isn’t like it’s badly written, I just wasn’t pulled in. I didn’t care enough for the characters to want to watch them get to safety, and for one to struggle with he
Tasha Leigh
Jun 24, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, arc
Let me start by saying I loved the first novel in this series so freaking much. It was punchy and intriguing and blew me away with its premise of witches who could send their consciousness through time. Alas, Flights of Marigolds fails to live up to the hype that my own brain threw at me as I requested this one from Netgalley last year. It has literally taken me 12 months to read this novel so it might be an indication of what’s to come.

Where the previous novel was relatively fast paced and intr
L.T. Getty
Better flow, less confusing.

Set eight years after the first book, the Falkyn sisters have come a long way since their being forced to flee, and they have different motivations: Meg wants to restore the amber and prayer stones to the people, whereas Rennika just wants a normal life and to live without conflict. Middle sister Janat shows signs of PTSD and an addiction to Glim, a substance that reinforces the series theme of addicition and compulsion.

Maybe it was because I just finished Bursts of F
J.M. Dover
This is the second book in the Addicted to Heaven series. We follow the continuing journey of Meg, Janat, and Rennika. All three sisters come together as they search for the fabled prayer stone, while battling the effects of addiction on their relationships, and hiding the who they are. The author paints a vivid world, real relationships, and strong characters.

A engaging read placed in a fantasy world with a powerful story about addiction. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who lo
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
Great series. Well-written and captivating, it draws you in from the very first sentence. This series is definitely unputdownable.
If you read book one you know you are in for a detailed story so take a seat and get comfortable. It is worth every page and was a great follow-up.
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Susan Forest grew up in a family of mountaineers and skiers, and she loves adventure. She also loves the big ideas found in SF/F, and finds fast-paced adventure stories a great place to explore how individuals grapple with complex moral decisions. Aurora Award winners, Bursts of Fire and Flights of Marigold, first books in her Addicted to Heaven series, confront issues of addiction in an epic fant ...more

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