Born in Jackson, Mississippi, R. K. Ryals is a scatterbrained mother of three whose passion is reading whatever she can get her hands on. She makes her home in Mississippi with her husband, three daughters, a Shitzsu named Tinkerbell, and a coffeepot she couldn't live without.
on Nov. 04, 2012 :
I won the entire trilogy from the wonderful girls at Young Adult and Teen Readers on Facebook. I can’t tell you how frigging glad I am that I won them! If you haven’t read them yet, go get them now.
Sisters, Dayton and Amber Blaineys’ world comes crashing down around them when they lose both of their parents in a tragic car accident.
Still deep in grief, they are forced to live with their mother’s sister, an unaffectionate woman who lives in a creepy old Abbey, run by an equally creepy religious Order who thrives on secrecy and moral high ground.
If growing up in this cold and detached place wasn’t bad enough, Dayton had to deal with being the outcast amongst the group because of her rebellious attitude, potty mouth and her unwillingness to conform into someone that she is not.
Her older sister, Amber quickly accepts the lifestyle and was embraced by the Order while Dayton becomes increasingly suspicious of them.
And as her 17th birthday approaches, her aunt and followers start acting really strange, enough for her to worry about her safety in her own home.
With her two best friends, Conner and Monroe agreeing that she needs to leave the Abbey, Dayton is tore from being worried about her own wellbeing and getting the answers she so desperately needs.
Unfortunately, she wasn’t given the chance to choose before she is thrust into a bond with an ancient being that neither wants it or the responsibility of protecting them both.
With her whole life becoming one big lie, she and her friends must find a way out of this bond before all hell breaks loose.
R.K. Ryals is a master storyteller with an uncanny talent of completely drawing her readers in and never letting go. I devoured this book and I enjoyed every minute of it! With swoon-worthy demons and snarky heroines, what’s not to love? Ms. Ryals takes a very popular genre and makes it her own. Redemption is unlike anything I have ever read and I am officially a fan for life!
Now go away . . . I am reading Ransom.:)
(review of free book)
on June 05, 2012 :
Redemption was one of the best books I've read in a long time. When Dayton (Day) suffers a painful loss and is forced into an unhappy situation, she pretty much numbs herself to it, until she turns seventeen and she's unexpectedly pulled into a world she didn't know existed. Handsome strangers appear in her life and suddenly no one, not her family or trusted friends, is who they seemed and she's forced to rely on the one person logic says she shouldn't. Thrown together against their will, they must fight for their lives as she realizes she's part of something bigger (and more dangerous) than she could have ever imagined. It's good stuff! I literally couldn't put it down. Plenty of action, a little romance, tons of suspense. The whole series is fantastic.
(review of free book)