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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Betrayed by Ednah Walters Review


Lil has come to terms with her life as a Guardian/demon hunter and the wielder of the Nephilim most powerful weapon. She trains everyday to master her growing powers, gets along with her Guardian trainee friends (most of the time) and cherishes her moments with her human friends.

Just when she feels she belongs, her nature-bender father contacts her and warns her about a betrayal by someone close to her. Then Bran, the guy she loves, starts to act strange and one of her human friends acquires a supernatural ability. While Lil struggles find a connection between these three things, she begins to realize that someone is manipulating her and Bran, and will stop at nothing (including hurting those she loves) to lure them to the dark side.
My Review:
Have you ever dreaded reading a sequel because you liked the first book so much that you didn't want to be disappointed? Well, let me assure you that this is not a problem with this series!!!

I was so incredibly excited when my copy of Betrayed arrived in the mail. I started it immediately and I was not disappointed one bit.

Betrayed is a fantastic sequel. I tore through the 366 page book in less than twenty four hours, staying up until I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer. It felt amazing being back in the world Ednah created in the first book.

All of our beloved characters are back. Lil, the badass chosen one, Bran her evil-turned-good-winged boyfriend, Remy, Skyes, Kim, Izzy, all of the other guardians, including Lil's grandpa. And let's not forget Valafar!!! All of these characters are developed in this book, especially Lil and Bran. Lil becomes stronger phisically as well as mentally. She's one tough 16 year old! Bran is as dreamy and protective as ever. (#TeamBran!) It was agonizing when he started pulling away from Lil. I could feel her pain.

The book is action packed! Ednah writes some fantastic fight scenes! Heck, she writes fantastic scenes of any kind. The romantic parts are swoon worthy! I love the way the guardian trainees act around eachother. The character's dialog is great!

Here are some of my favorite lines:
"One caught your fancy?" "So many to love," he whispered, his gaze following another girl, "and so little time." "Man-whore," Kim said. "A proud card carrying member," he said absentmindedly, his eyes on another girl. "And I don't apologize for it."
"The way his heated eyes caressed my face left no doubt in anyone'smind he loved me."

And let's not forget the fact that someone has Betrayed Lil. I tried my hardest to figure out who it was before I found out. I was unsuccessful. Ednah keeps you on your toes, makes you suspect everyone, until she unveils the culprit. I didn't even think about this person. Ednah is good!!!

Last but not least, cover love!!! :) It's such a beautiful book to add to my shelf! I am eagerly awaiting book three Hunted!!!

If you enjoyed Awakened, the first book in The Guardian Legacy series, then you will love Betrayed even more! Get your copy today!


Happy Reading!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Her Guardian Angel by Felicity Heaton


A simple mission becomes a fight for survival in this fantastic instalment in the Her Angel series.

A guardian angel dedicated to his duty, Marcus will do whatever Heaven asks of him, but even his loyalty has its limits. When his superior orders him to gain Amelia’s trust through seduction, Marcus starts to question his mission and his feelings for the beautiful woman he has watched over since her birth.

Amelia has gone from one bad relationship to another, so when a gorgeous guy moves in next door looking like Mr Right, she hopes he doesn’t turn out to be another black knight in disguise. But there’s more to Marcus than meets the eye, and when he rescues her from three demonic men, Amelia is thrust into his nightmarish world—a world where God and the Devil exist, and only one angel can save her from death—Marcus, the angel she’s falling in love with.

On the run from demonic angels and the Devil himself, aided by Marcus’s angel friends and their amazing women, fighting for survival against the odds, Marcus and Amelia discover a love that will last forever.

A love so strong it will shake Heaven and Hell.


When I saw that Felicity was looking for people to review her latest angel story, I jumped at the chance and left her a comment saying that I was interested. Angels have been my favorites lately, so I was very excited when Felicity sent me a PDF copy of the story. I started it right away.

My Review:

Looking for a smokin' hot angel book? Look no further!

Her Guardian Angel is book four in the series, but the great thing about this series is that the books can be read as stand alone and in any order. This is the first book I have read of Felicity's and let me tell you, it will not be the last!

I tore through this over four hundred page book in about six hours, staying up until after midnight to finish it! I layed in bed all day, refusing to put it down unless it was absolutely necessary. I loved it!

I've been reading a lot of young adult books lately, and while I love them, they are often short of the hot and swoon worthy moments. I wanted a book that I would fall in love with. This book gave me exactly what I had been craving and more. Felicity has created a brilliant original story, that you can tell took time and research. The way she describes Heaven and Hell is incredible. I loved the main ones as well as the minor ones. Their emotions were palpabe and I felt that I could relate to some of them. Marcus, the tortured Guardian that doesn't like being away from Heaven and Amelia the strong, sassy human are the perfect match.

The book is filled with mystery, action, romance, and plenty of twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end of the novel. I love how the characters travel. I find it makes a book more interesting when they aren't in the same place the entire time. The dialog is great, the descriptions are fabulous, and the cover is sexy! What more could you want?

This is one book that I would gladly buy the paperback version of just so I could put it on my bookshelf. *adds to favorites*

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Dragon's Saga: Legend of the Oceina Dragon by J.F. Jenkins


Darien Oceina is the youngest son of the Great Dragon Lord of the Water. For years he's loved and cherished Tai Dawson from afar. Tai is a simple, ordinary girl who doesn't even know Darien exists. On his eighteenth birthday, he chooses her as his wife. But there’s one problem: She thinks his choice means she's going to be offered as a sacrifice to the Dragon Lord, but instead, she’s forced to move to his home, far away, to give up her life and be his bride.

When she first sees Darien after the ceremony, she doesn’t expect to feel anything but hatred toward him. The two are struggling with the complications of a new marriage when their nation is attacked by a rival dragon species. Together they learn to love one another while they struggle to stay one step ahead in a game where the prize is their survival.

Two weeks ago my friend Brea Essex and I were having a conversation about jewelry. She planning to make a few people necklaces or earrings to promote her book Foreshadow.  She told me about a lady named Jill  she was making a pair of earrings for, and said she had a really good book that I should read. Luckily, Brea and I both had Nooks, so she was able to lend the book to me.  I was in the middle of The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa (totally reccomend them!) and forgot about the book momentarily. Once I finished The Iron Queen, I saw Legend of the Oceina Dragon sitting in my library and I realized that I only had a few more days to read it before it would disappear. I cracked it open and began reading.

My Review:


Wow! That's the only thing I could say after finishing the book.

Mrs. Jenkins has created a brilliantly original story that is full of romance, mystery, powerful emotions, great characters, and dragons! This is the second series I've read about dragons, Eragon being the first. While Eragon was interesting and action filled, Legend of the Oceina is full of the love and romance that those books were missing. If you are anywhere near the romance junkie I am, this book will definitely not disappoint! I loved all the characters and could relate to them. The emotions they felt were palpable. Every detail is layed out perfectly, the dialog is great, and the descriptions are fantastic! Incredible world building, too! And have I mentioned that I love the gorgeous covor? Unfortunately, my Nook only displays it in black and white and does not do it justice.

Another thing I love about the story is how the characters develop throughout the novel. Darien loves Tai before they ever meet, and his love for her only grows. *Swoon* Tai doesn't love Darien right off the bat. If anything, she hates him for taking her away from her old life and forcing her into their marriage.  I love that Tai is strong and hardheaded at times, not in a bad way.

I finished this book in a few hours, racing through it without bothering  to check the page numbers. The ending is sweet, satisfying, and leaves you wanting more. The story is a breath of fresh air. You get the paranormal romance you've come to love, but with something different and extraordinary-the dragons. I will be eagerly awaiting the next book and am going to get my own copy of the book to read whenever I want.

Brea, thank you so much for showing me this amazing book! :)

Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I'll go read it again.

Happy reading!


P.S. Keep an eye out for an interview with the author!