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  • Betrayal's Shadow on March 24, 2013

    Oh. My. This one was amazing. Since the first page it gave me a bunch of questions I was eager to get answers to. And it got even better. There was constant tightness in the air. New questions and secrets coming out keeps you guessing what truth lies behind all of this. Characters were so likable and intriguing what I've become so close to them like my own flesh and blood. The story was compelling and it really grips you. I've got involved in it so easily and was hungry to read more and more. Once I've finished I am eager to get more of this story. Would definitely love to read sequels. This book was provided from the author in exchange for honest review.
  • Warrior Reborn on April 17, 2013

    I was eager to read what happens next to the characters afer the first book. I have wondered about whom story will tell this time. I had few guesses but I hadn't guess it right. I was pleasantly surprised about it. Now I wonder why I haven't thought about this one character. This book was different than the first one. At first it was more like a romantic story but it got more and more intense with each chapter and eventually I was sitting on the edge of my seat. It was a wonderful sequel for a wonderful first book. It was different, had it's own taste and I liked it a lot. There were new secrets coming out and new dangers to be defeated. But at the same time there were relationships forming and feelings evolving. And all of this was nicely put together creating interesting and involving story. I loved reading this book and meeting all these characters I have grown fond of again. And I want to read more of it. Now I'm guessing what will happen next in the story. This book was provided from the author in exchange for honest review.
  • Destiny's Mark on April 28, 2013

    I was eager to read the next book in the series. This time I also hadn't guessed right about whom this story will be. And again I was pleasantly surprised. I'm still amazed how these three stories in the series are so different and yet so interesting to read. This one involved people having their own fears and dark secrets and dealing with them. Not only the main characters but also all these characters around them. These were inspiring stories to read. I also loved to see how this one Guardians couple come closer to each other, how they help each other to grow and to heal. Besides all that it was intense story with new dangers and it gave a different point of view of Guardian history and life. It told more about some of the characters who weren't in the spotlight in the other books. I loved to meet all these lovable characters again. The story coming to an end I was feeling a little bit sad it is over. But then I've found out it's not! I'm so excited there will be more books in the series. I would love to read them and find out more about all the Guardians and their mates. This book was provided from the author in exchange for honest review.
  • Fall For Me (The Tate Chronicles #1) on May 01, 2013

    Wow. This book was sweet and sad and bittersweet. It simply grabbed my heart. I have easily gotten interested in the characters and the story. There was pretty much everything in it - action, love, dangers, secrets, tears, twists and turns. Also it had some new ideas about the angels. And the cover is amazing and promising a good story. It gives me some kind of bittersweet feeling which makes me want to find out what this book is about. Oh, did I say it grabbed my heart? These characters and stories between them just make me feel a bunch of various feelings. And I want to feel this again. It leaves me egaer to know what will happen in the next book. This book was provided from the author in exchange for honest review.
  • Eternal Eden on June 05, 2013

    This was a wonderful story. It was fun and intense, it even made me laugh sometimes. It was sweet and bittersweet, sometimes it was sad. There was love and feelings, there were dangers, action and tension. This story easily took place in my heart and I loved it from the first page to the last. I enjoyed my read and I'm eager to know the rest of the story.
  • Vicious on Oct. 20, 2013

    I've forgot how fun it is to read Vivian's thoughts. It's rare that I find such a character who makes me smile and chuckle. I enjoyed reading about her once again a lot. This book was different from the first one. In Vivid the story was more about relationships between Vivian and Easton, school life and Vivian's power emerging. In Vicious there's more of action, complications and tightness building up. It's more intense. We get to know more of Vivian's past, her powers and about the organization which hunts her. There were some answers given, but new questions come with them. There were also few new and interesting characters introduced. I soon found myself eagerly turning pages to see what's ahead for Vivian. Also I had a feeling that Vivian comes to a dead-end a lot while reading. There constantly lingers question, what she could do to break the deadlock, is it possible to do that at all. And I loved it! I‘m eager to know what‘s next for Vivian and her friends. This book was provided from the author in exchange for an honest review.
  • Vivid on Oct. 20, 2013

    This one was one of these books that catch you from the first sentence and doesn‘t let go. It was as easy to read it as to breathe. I eagerly turned pages and haven‘t noticed how I read most of the story. I loved it how Vivian told her story. It was so fun and made me smile. It was like close friend telling you their story. And I loved Easton. He seems such a perfect guy. It‘s almost hard to believe he is real, but yet here he is. I enjoyed reading this book. It was fun and sad, intense and real. In the end I‘m left with secrets I want to be revealed and questions about how the story goes on and what happens next. I would love to read sequels. I was given this book in exchange for honest review (David Estes Fans and YA Book Lovers Unite! group and the author).
  • Vengeance on Dec. 07, 2013

    I admire how each book in this trilogy is different from each other. They vary in settings, events and in what feelings story creates. This one felt a little bit slow in the beginning after the constant tension and action in the second book. These were in third book too, but in here there was not that much of immediate danger, it was more lingering somewhere near all the time. And you don‘t know when, where and how it would strike. This creates a different kind of tension. I needed some time to get accustomed to it, but I liked it nonetheless. There was sense of hurry and uncertainty. There were sweet and sad moments. Many answers were given. And this book had it‘s own surprises. Oh, by the way, there was also a slight difference in the way the story was told. That was different from the second book too. In here the addition brings more mystery and arised a question about whom it is. I loved it. It gave a new view to the story and some insight into one of the characters. Speaking of the characters there‘s also something I want to say. I love it how Vivian is showed to be a person with her own strengths and weaknesses. She seems real and believable, and I just easily found it interesting to watch her trying to deal with her temper and weaknesses. And also I noticed Easton now was showed not only perfect and full of good qualities but also having his own weak spots (when I think of it better he was showed like this in the second book too, but I noticed this only now). I liked him before, but now I like him even more. This book was as easy to read and enjoyable as the other ones in the trilogy. I eagerly turned pages and was excited to reach the last sentence and to know how this story ends. Though I feel a little bit sad it‘s already over. This book was provided from the author in exchange for an honest review.
  • Scapemaker on Dec. 22, 2013

    It is enjoyable and interesting story with action, surprises, secrets and villains, with tense and fun moments. It hold my attention and kept me reading further. It tells about a boy being introduced to a whole new world of imagination. There‘s quite amazing world created in here with a lot of details, history, rules, scenery, various characters with various abilities. I can‘t remember reading any book with such a world. Well, it reminds me of „The Neverending Story“ by Michael Ende in some details and in being a story about a world of imagination. But that‘s just a little bit. There‘s a lot of unique details in here. Main character, Matthew, is one I rarely find in books. He‘s not one of the characters full of good qualities. He stands out by being, well, I would say stubborn. In a sense he seems to be thinking more about himself than about others (egotistical, as says one of the characters in the book). He breaks the rules. He has his own opinion and seems to be holding it no matter what. He seems to be „I know it all and I know it better“ guy. But at the same time he is friendly, courageous, he cares about his own family, he sets the goal and goes for it no matter what the obstacles are. This stubbornness sometimes gets annoying for me, but that‘s a good combination for a story. If one dares to behave outside the rules, adventures happen. Sometimes bad things do. But that‘s part of an adventure too. And that makes interesting things happen in the story. Well, there‘s one small weakness. Usually this story is easy to read, but sometimes it gets a little bit rough. It‘s mostly a feeling for me, but I‘ll try to explain what I have in mind. It‘s just a sense that some sentences seem to be put in too straighforward way. Like there‘s separate sentences saying who said what, did what, but together they don‘t make a story as a whole. That was mostly in the beginning, and not that much further in the story. That‘s a minor thing, and it doesn‘t make story less interesting. Just sometimes it makes reading not as fluid as it usually is. Nonetheless, I‘m interested to read what happens next. Whole story and the ending are promising a whole lot more adventures coming. I was given this book in exchange for honest review (Lovers of Paranormal group and the author).
  • Book Two: Roc (A Histories of Purga Novel) on March 01, 2014

    One more part of a legend. One more part of adventures, battles and becoming heroes. One more part of amazing story. It hold me pretty soon again. It brought even more intensive action, dangers, secrets and surprises. It's darker than the first one, more desperate, and brought further into the world encountering the threat of destruction and people figting against it. I loved to read about the characters I've grown fond of, to get to know some new ones and to know better some old ones. I was excited to see how some of them meet each other and anxious to see some of them part. I enjoyed to read how they get in to the complicated situations and how they deal with it, how they deal with their inner battles and the battles on the outside world. I felt sadness, hope, joy, excitment, anxiety, anger and a lot more along with them. This book was very emotional for me. Sometimes it was so intense that I was afraid to read further and had to stop. But I couldn't stay away for a long time not knowing what happens next so pretty soon I would start reading and eagerly turning pages again. Awesome story. I'm excited to see what surprises and events would bring the book three. I was given this book in exchange for a honest review (David Estes Fans and YA Book Lovers Unite! group and the author).
  • Amanda's Room on July 19, 2014

    The description of the story caught my attention and I wanted to read it. The beginning of the book intrigued with the secret of Amanda's room and I was curious to find out what it was.   At first I read book slowly. It took some time to get in to the story. It seemed as if it lacked something to make me interested to the characters introduced, to feel conected to them. I'm not sure what it was. Maybe it was told in a little bit too straightforward way, maybe it seemed lacking of emotion or depth. But later on I felt I was getting more and more interested in the story as more details, secrets and questions came. There was also told more about the stories of the main characters and I felt I was touched by it. Characters became more real to me. I was beginning to know them more, started to care for them and was eager to know what would happen to them next. It was interesting to delve along with them to the story and secrets of Amanda's room, to try to figure out what's behind all that. Chapter after chapter situation got more complicated, events got bigger and more crucial. As the story went forward it kept getting more and more intense and I was hurrying through the pages eager to know what's next.    It was interesting to read a story about the weather. That was new to me. Seems it's casual everyday topic. People everyday want to know what the weather would be like. Whenever we don't know what to talk about, we talk about the weather. It's constant part of our lives. And yet I found out I know not that much about it. It was quite shocking to read about the tornado. I haven't encountered any of them in my life, just read about it or have seen on TV. Reading about it happening made me see there are a lot of differences of the weather in the world and what I haven't given it a thought before. It made me see a little bit more how it would be like to experience it. It made me feel it with the character and not just know about it. I liked quotes about the weather too. They gave me deeper knowledge about the weather and also added some interest to try to find out how they were connected to the story.    It was a great story. It was intriguing, interesting, intense, touching, giving some thoughts. It had fun moments too. I wouldn't have guessed there's so much to know about the weather and what the story about it could be so interesting to read. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review (Lovers of Paranormal).
  • Immagica on Aug. 27, 2014

    I've loved books of K. A. Last I've already read, and I was eager to read this new one. From the first page I've found lively characters, who easily became real and alive to me. They made me curious to know more about them and their lives, what led them to this moment and what would happen to them now.  It was very easy to read. Story flowed like a stream of words. I was enjoying it. I enjoyed reading about the adventure of Rosaline, about her meeting new characters, dealing with challenges, getting to know more about the secrets of her family and the world of Immagica. I liked to see how she grows through her journey. As story went on tension builded up, and I was hurrying through the pages anxious to see what's next, what obstacles and dangers characters would have to face, how it would go. And when story got very tense, I was fidgeting in my seat. I liked the world pictured in here. I enjoyed the idea of Immagica and adventures you can have in there. Actually, I would love to have one myself. This world reminded me a bit of The Neverending Story. After reading Immagica I think I should read that book again and all the other books mentioned in here. I'm always fascinated by the author's imagination and ability to create a new world.  Now, when this story is finished, I'm eager to know more about the future of the characters, more about their adventures yet to come. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review (Lovers of Paranormal).