Marek is the fourth book in the Guardians of Hades series. I loved it!
Marek is one of six son's of Hades. He is an intriguing character, and I liked hMarek is the fourth book in the Guardians of Hades series. I loved it!
Marek is one of six son's of Hades. He is an intriguing character, and I liked him a lot. When he was first introduced in the series, I thought Marek was the more studious brother since he enjoyed researching. However, he is also a fierce warrior. I found it a pleasure to get to see into his life. There is a darkness within Marek that was not immediately obvious. It's this darkness that leads him to crossing paths with Caterina.
Caterina is a woman on a mission. I liked her spunky-ness and determination to save her brother. Family is important to her since it's just her and her brother. When a stranger helps her fight vampires, she is intrigued by him. Unfortunately, she gets pulled into the tug-of-war between Marek's family and their enemy, and her life will never return to normal.
It's been a year since the last Guardians of Hades book, and I've been eagerly awaiting Marek's story. I started to read and was pulled back into the fantastic world built by the author.
It was a pleasure meeting the other brothers and their new loves once more. Hades and Persephone also make an appearance; they are typical parents - overprotective and loving. Karas and Calistos are the only two brothers who haven't had their stories told yet. However, the author made mention of Calistos's twin, Calindria, who had died several years before. It made me wonder if she could still potentially be alive somewhere when someone close to her briefly made an appearance, however, back to the review.
The brothers still have a lot to do to avoid the prediction the Morai made about the human world and Underworld's impending collision. I was glad, however, when a specific character met their fate, but now wonder if Caterina's brother will play a more prominent role at some point. There are fast-paced fight scenes, which are this author's forte. She can bring them to life, so I always enjoy those, and the romance between Marek and Caterina scorched the pages even though there weren't as many opportunities for togetherness.
I am now looking forward to reading Calistos's story soon.
Felicity Heaton has written another fast-paced, sexy paranormal romance that I thoroughly enjoyed. I love her fast-paced writing style, which flows effortlessly from scene to scene. She is on top of my favourite author's list.
Each book of this series could be read as a stand-alone, as this one does not end in a cliffhanger, though I would recommend reading them in order. I do not recommend this book to younger readers due to the extremely HOT and explicit sexual scenes. However, I highly recommend this book (and series) if you love sexy paranormal romances full of gods and daemons. - Lynn Worton...more
The Legacy of Ra is the third and final book in the Blood of Ra trilogy. I loved it!
Alyssa Morgan is an interesting charactReview 4.5 rounded up to 5*
The Legacy of Ra is the third and final book in the Blood of Ra trilogy. I loved it!
Alyssa Morgan is an interesting character. I love her take no prisoners attitude, but she also can be a little reckless. Alyssa has faced many challenges throughout the series and grown as a character. I love reading books like this. However, the final challenge she faces may be the biggest yet.
I have been eagerly awaiting this book. The story continues from the end of the second book. It sees Alyssa facing hostility from her half-brother, as well as from some of the Rathadi. With the death of Horus, Alyssa will need to unlock the last memory of his to gain her powers. Meanwhile, Paul and Natasha are in the clutches of Nephthys. As danger surrounds them all, will the Rathadi be able to cure the illness created by Nephthys? And will Alyssa manage to rescue her friends and gain her legacy?
As I said in my review of Heir of Ra, I love a good YA thriller/mystery, and this book has it in spades. I began to read it, and the action starts immediately and doesn't let you go until the last sentence. I love myths and legends, especially Egyptian folklore about their gods and goddesses, stories about Atlantis, and even alien origin theories, and this story has a fantastic mix of all these things.
Legacy of Ra continues in the same vein. Several twists and turns shocked and surprised me. There are also a couple of scenes that had me in tears. I loved meeting all the characters once more, some more than others. I reached the end of the book as an emotional wreck — that ending. I will not give anything away. However, I will say that I had mixed emotions and was left a blubbering idiot as I knew I would miss these characters. They have become friends. Although one could consider the ending as final, the author (in my opinion) has left room for him to potentially write another book or series following one of the other characters. Whether that was intentional or not, I cannot say. Nevertheless, if he does decide to do this in the future, I would be happy to read it.
M. Sasinowski is a fantastic author. As Heir of Ra was his first book, I think this author is one to watch. I love his fast-paced writing style. His characters come to life on the page, and I can picture the scenes in my mind's eye with ease. I also love the story flow, which runs smoothly from scene to scene. I am considering adding him to my favourite author's list.
This time, there are scenes of a sexual nature (not explicitly shown), and there is some violence, so I feel that parental guidance may be required. I highly recommend this book (and series) to teens and adults alike who love YA science fiction, fantasy, action, adventure, thrillers, mysteries, mythology, and romance genres. - Lynn Worton...more
Ascension is a bridging novel between Darkest Nights - Awakening and the next book in the series. I guess you can call it Book 1.5 in the series.
DisclAscension is a bridging novel between Darkest Nights - Awakening and the next book in the series. I guess you can call it Book 1.5 in the series.
Disclaimer: I had the great honour of being one of the first people to read this book in its raw form while editing it. This review is my own honest opinion, and I have not received remuneration for it. I pre-ordered a copy of this book as soon as I heard it was available with my own money and read it in my own time. The author did not influence me or my opinion.
Ascension follows Lucy Beaumont's journey into the afterlife and told through her point of view. I am glad the author decided to write this story as I was so upset with him for *spoiler alert for those who haven't read Darkest Nights - Awakening yet* killing her off. I felt Lucy was a fantastic character and her shocking death affected me badly. It felt like I had lost a friend, and my heart had shattered.
Ascension sees Lucy coming to grips with her altered reality. She discovers that she is crucial to the fight between good and evil, and is the Dark Totem in a triumvirate destined to defeat an incarnation of the devil. As she struggles with her new powers, her personal life also takes a surprising turn. The reader gets introduced to new and old characters. It was a pleasure to see how Lucy's and Peter's friendship developed, as well as her interaction with the angel, Gabriel, and her girlfriend, Jordana.
This story took me on a roller coaster ride of emotion from beginning to end, which does end in a small cliffhanger, but this just made me want to read the next book as soon as possible. Please note: This book is written in British English, so some terms and spellings may confuse American readers.
Lee Ferrier has written a fantastic YA dark fantasy/horror story. I love his fast-paced writing style, and the flow was excellent. This is an author who is not afraid to tread into dark places and kill off characters. In this respect, he is similar to George R.R. Martin (so I have heard, as I haven't read his books yet). This is one British author whose career I will follow with interest and would definitely read more books written by him in the future.
There are some scenes of violence (fighting and/or bloodshed) and, on occasion, gore that may upset sensitive readers. There is also mention of sex (F/F), implied in some scenes and explicitly shown in others. Therefore, I do not recommend this book to those who would be upset by this. However, I highly recommend this book to teens aged 15/16 upwards and those adults who love dark young adult supernatural/paranormal horror novels. - Lynn Worton...more
S.W.I.F.T. is the first in an exciting new series by a debut author. I loved it!
Mindy is a fantastic character, I liked her a lot. She has a good headS.W.I.F.T. is the first in an exciting new series by a debut author. I loved it!
Mindy is a fantastic character, I liked her a lot. She has a good head on her shoulders. Mindy is a ewe who dreams of following in her father's hoofprints by joining the army. She is determined to see justice for his death. Her dedication gets her noticed, and she is invited into the secretive world of S.W.I.F.T., a covert military branch which is fighting a secret war against Criminal Ruthless Undercover Sneaky Hitmen (C.R.U.S.H.).
I started reading and was quickly hooked. I love the way the author has incorporated animals and humans into a high octane, action-packed book that kept me highly entertained. The British author has an excellent sense of humour. There are little jokes and highly imaginative uses for everyday objects like hairdryers for guns and mints for walking on ceilings which gave me a case of giggles. The story is unique, but like all good tales, there is some similarity to others in that it uses animals (think Charlotte's Web or Babe) as the main characters.
One thing for sure is that the descriptive way the author has written the story made it easy for me to picture it in my mind's eye. There are some intriguing characters introduced. I liked meeting Mindy's teammates, Jock and Swindler. They make a fantastic team. Melvin is a complete loon (as all villains tend to be in kids books), and there's a surprise appearance by someone too, so a lot is happening within the pages. I can't wait to see what the teammates get up to in the next book in the series. I say, bring it!
Glenn Beavers is a debut author with a vast imagination. I love how he has brought these characters to life. This is an author to watch in the future. I love his fast-paced writing style, and the story flows fantastically. I will follow this author's career with interest.
I highly recommend this book to children (depending on reading ability) aged 8 or 9 up, and to adults looking for an adventure book with a difference as a gift for their child. - Lynn Worton...more