Tara Elizabeth writes Young Adult Fiction, mostly Dystopian/Sci-Fi novels with a splash of romance and a hint of sarcasm. She's also a graphic artist, wife, mother, and Red Vine lover. Tara grew up in the Deep South surrounded by bayous, magnolia trees, crawfish and great people. Her culture is a huge part of her life, and you can see some of those details in her writing.
Novels By Tara Elizabeth:
Zoo (The Enclosure Chronicles: Volume 1)
Exalted (Book 1)
Denounced (Exalted: Book 2)
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United (Exalted Trilogy: Book 3)
by Tara Elizabeth
(5.00 from 1 review)
In this last chapter of the Exalted Trilogy, Mena and her friends discover the meaning of freedom and the costs to keep it.
With Mena’s parents and friends missing, she and Ryker set out on a journey to find them and to warn the people of Toledo Lake about the retaliation from the First Republic. Things don’t go as planned, and Mena struggles to stay strong through all of her emotional perils.
Denounced (Exalted Trilogy: Book 2)
by Tara Elizabeth
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
Mena, an Exalted trainee, is the on the other side of a difficult choice: to leave the United Republic of the Saved with Ryker or return with Ethan and be United. Her decision changes everything . . . things she never considered. She has to overcome shocking realizations and tough challenges in the new life she has chosen.
Exalted (Exalted Trilogy: Book 1)
by Tara Elizabeth
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
After the fall of mankind, the Exalted became the protectors of the people. As an Exalted trainee, all Mena ever wanted was to be strong, to serve and to fearlessly protect the people of the United Republic of the Saved. All Exalted feel the same. In fact, that’s all they feel. Only when Ryker, an outsider, crashes into Mena’s life, does she learn that people are meant to feel much more.
by Tara Elizabeth
(4.70 from 10 reviews)
I'll tell you my story, but you may have trouble believing me. My family did. You see, I died in a totally preventable car accident . . . or so I thought. When I opened my eyes, I was shocked to discover that I had been resurrected into the year 2282 and, just as unbelievably, was locked up in a zoo! A HUMAN ZOO! Oh wait, I mean the People's Past Anthropological Center.
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Smashwords book reviews by Tara Elizabeth
Of Stone & Mist
on May 07, 2013
Great spooky read! Jessa is a spunky photographer that gets roped into the mysteries of Bristol House and Mitch. Great story. Great characters. Excellent writing! I could picture everything that was described. There's even deja vu moments that had me flipping back through the book to make sure I was in the correct place. Very clever, Donna Hawk! Thanks for the read!
on Aug. 28, 2013
Yes, I believe this may be my favorite by Donna Hawk. The setting reminded me of the many trips my family took to the south west when I was a child. The landscape is beautiful and the Indian people are majestic. Donna described all of these things with her beautiful words and total respect.
Natty's adventure to find the origins of the special statue, brings her closer to a deserving man and it also brings her trouble. The story had a nice flow. The romance was realistic. I loved how the tribe looks out for its members.
"Natty felt like she was really part of something wonderful as she experienced the closeness and honest admiration Ethan's people had for one another. She felt, by her association with Ethan, that she had become a part of that brotherhood. She was humbled by it."
I also enjoyed the coming together of Chinook, Awentia, and Nayati's stories. Great!
"Everything he ever knew was dead to him. Nothing I said went into his brain. He did not hate me. He did not love me. He did not know me."
Tattered Heart (Mortgatha Trilogy Book 2)
on Sep. 23, 2013
I love that this series is all about adventure. Donna Hawk has created a complete "other" world. There are multiple cities/towns/villages, deserts, forests, a mystical oasis, an abandoned castle and lots more. We get to meet new creatures and new characters as Joseph travels back to Mortgatha to find his father. There is great foreshadowing of events to come in the next book. I can't wait to read it and find out if and how Clarie, Patrick, and Joseph save Mortgatha. Thanks for the great read!
Shadowed Hands (Mortgatha Trilogy Book 3)
on Oct. 21, 2013
What a great end to this series. More adventure and romance. My favorite part was Ms. Hawk's description of what Bitsy was experiencing in the Shadowed Hands' tunnel. When she first awoke and was alone in the dark--it was like I was there with her. We get to revisit characters from the first book: Bulldog & Rand--with them comes surprising twists. And this story has a completely satisfying ending. Great series! Would recommend for middle grade readers as well as YA readers.
The Key to the Iron City
on Sep. 01, 2014
I loved the Steampunk elements of this book. Donna Hawk's descriptions of the alternate world were vivid and cleverly dark at times. It was also great to pick back up with some of the loved characters of her Mortgatha series. This was a fun and more "grown up" adventure for them. It was a fantastic adventure and I hope to see more of Clarie and Patrick!