I fell in love with this book at page 40. Jael reminded me of my determination and extreme independence that I had at 18 (although I have to say i have never had a romantic interlude in space, I wish!) One of my favorite parts of this book is how MANY characters C.G Powell juggles in this story. There are two main characters, Jael and Salik, but the book is from pretty much every major characters perspective. Lenni and Tam's story was my favorite. It was by far the best love story in this book. AND it has Atlantis, interstellar beings and magic. My three favorite things. I really hope that C.G writes a lot more stories for these characters. I will read them all!
Fantastic book with a great twist on the gods. Read it!
Consequences (The Guardian Trilogy Book 3)
on Sep. 17, 2012
I have already expressed my love for Liz Shulte in my Choices review. The characters of Olivia and Holden are so perfectly crafted you seriously feel like you are standing next to them. I know I mentioned that in my first review but in this book I was seriously impressed on how absorbed I became in this book. I was ignoring FaceBook notifications (this says a lot), my kids asking me stuff (hope I didn’t promise them a car) and my poor husband. LOL I was so wrapped up in Olivia and Holden circling each other…do they finally give in? Or will Olivia’s loyalty change when she finds out secrets that were being held from her? Another question that is brought up was “exactly what did Olivia come back as?”. A guardian? A demon? An elder? The answer might shock you. In my last review I said Holden was my favorite character, now he’s tied for first with Femi, the bad-ass sekhmet, who despite being a neutral supe takes Olivia’s side in all of this. She’s blunt, sexy and loyal. She has all the qualities I look for in a friend. I can not express how perfectly Liz wrapped up this series. I hope she has more plans for these characters up her sleeve but if she doesn’t…that’s ok too. Thanks again Liz for another great story!
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I am a professional reader. I have been for a long time in one form or another. Books normally don’t shock me or surprise me. I read a lot of them and more times than not, they all seem to blend together. Enlightened taught me not to judge a book by it’s cover. I honestly thought I was going to read a hippy, dippy book about yoga and romance. Um boy was I wrong. What starts out as a retreat from herself, her life and her husband’s death, Loti sets out to train to be a yogini, to achieve a semblance of peace and balance. She stumbles into a destiny that seems to have been hers all along, but was being kept from her. Loti finds she has an enemy she never knew existed (and with the help of her friend Rachel, her family and new unexpected family Loti picks up on the way) she has to battle this unknown enemy, fight a strange bond to a vampire of all things, and save the world! (Well not really but pretty close) This is a great book with a brilliantly crafted and well thought out characters plus a fantastic supernatural adventure. I honestly could not put it down, it was a great lazy Sunday read.
For a debut novel I was extremely impressed with Enlightened and I am really looking forward to reading more from Melissa and hopefully get to read more of Loti’s adventures!