Review of Choices by Author J.L McFadden

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This book is written in such away that it can be read as a stand alone or after the first book of the series- The Guardian. After so much more loss Adela finds herself in the middle of a love triangle and the fight for the head of Covens.

Adela and John both have their fair share of choices to make. Adela must think of her coven, but at the same time she feels a burning desire for her great, great niece’s Guardian John. She is torn because though fate has blessed her great, great niece with a Guardian that is connected to her by Mother Earth to protect her from anything, she keeps rejecting him. John is torn between the woman he is fated to and Adela. He fears that it is Adela’s powers of seduction that is tempting him. He feels a desire to protect Gala, but also feels a yearning for Adela. At the same time Adela must search for the secret journal known as the Guardian journal and protect those she loves from the dangers that lurk in the shadows.

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About the Author:

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J.L McFadden is the Author of the Guardian Series: Guardian, released,Adela,release in September, Chooses, release in May 2014, Adela’s Lost Guardian, March, more to be named at a later date. McFadden spins tragedy and romance into all of his stories with picturesque descriptions that vividly paints and melts the scenes into your pleasure cortex that is a valid and important part of every readers mind. 😉 Jamie Lee was born in a mixed Celtic and Slavic family in the river valleys of Pennsylvania, in his earlier years he played in bands in New York and ended up working his way into H.Q of the largest musical retailer in the world Guitar Center; while working at the store level he managed multiple departments at once and handled all the stores merchandising logistics. He has explored the world and became the first American to be excepted into the Interregional Federation of Aikido Aikikai of Crimea & Sevastopol, where he enjoys learning from great masters from around the world, where he has developed his himself. He explains that the people rich and colorfully different people he has met, spawned a lot of his characters.

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Review of Choices

4 star rating

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I must start out by saying I loved, loved Priest. What an amazing character one I would love to see a book based on. He was a bad ass vampire hunter, who actually worked with a vampire called Adela. I found his character realistic even though he was human he didn’t lack in any skills compared to the vampires. His movements often quieter, his hearing better.  I rooted for Priest throughout the book and enjoyed every moment of reading from his perspective. The author’s ability to writing fighting scenes was well done, and I was sucked into the book, I loved his journey to the forbidden library and all the creatures he had to fight as he moved towards it.

I had read on another review that someone had said they didn’t like the love triangle for me I wouldn’t call it that. Adela, Gala and John are tied together. John is Gala’s guardian but he is also tied to Adela for me I felt from the start that it was really just Adela and John and the only thing keeping Gala in the circle was a deep rooted responsibility for John to protect her but as the story went on it was very clear to me his love was for Adela and Adela alone. So I personally wouldn’t call this a love triangle as I wouldn’t be the biggest fan, there was no I love you, Oh no actually I love you blah blah blah. Thank god.

Adela’s main priority throughout the story was for her coven and also keeping Gala in line, and oh my god she would test a saint. I wanted so many times to reach into the book and slap her so hard. She was whinny, hateful and just downright annoying. Adela tried so many times to make her see sense even using violence but of course Gala would just cry for herself and not look to the reason why Adela was being so hard on her. I know if gala wasn’t tied to John that Adela would have killed her. But like all things she gets what she deserves. (Not telling, you need to read the book)

Now onto the hardest character for me and the reason this book only got four stars inside of five, was Adela. I really struggled with her character sometimes. She was one of the strongest vampires, respected by all she even had friends in the werewolf clan. She was old and basically feared. Yet for me at times her personality didn’t match the person or vampire I thought she should have been. She was well … emotional which really caught me off guard. I mean in so many ways. Maybe for me this is based on the belief that vampires don’t really cry and as they age the loose their humanity. But Adela was like any other person, she laughed, joked, cried at times when you would expect her too but for me it just seemed unusual.

Other than that I found the story to be fast paced and well written with plenty of action. I would recommend this to all vampire lovers 🙂 and paranormal readers.

Monday’s Review of Masked By Author Janelle Stalder

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Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.

New Berlin, 2040. Rebels prepare to fight against the New World Order, bent on bringing down the world’s greatest tyrant. One girl wanted nothing to do with it, content to keep her head down and make the best of this new world. That is, until she has no choice but to work with the rebels and infiltrate the NWO headquarters. Every moment she spends there puts her in danger, especially when one man, the second in command to the New World leader, continues to make his way into her every thought. She must stay focused and protect not just her mind and body, but also her heart. Will she be able to complete her task without being unmasked? Or will the one man standing in her way ruin it all?

 



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

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I am an author of YA novels, as well as, and most importantly, a mother to my two beautiful children!

 

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Review of Masked

Rating: 4 stars

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This is the second book to the new World Series. I just loved the first one Switched and had to read Masked.

 

Masked is told through the eyes of Bridgette who’s sister Charlotte we followed in book one also known as weapon X.

 

In the clutches of their father (who is the worst father ever) Bridgette takes Charlottes place in the New World Order as Weapon X, so her father will free them. She must plant a bomb to take the headquarters and she’s home free with her sister.

 

Hmm, not really, there seems to be one person standing in Bridgette’s way Roman. Roman is dangerous the right hand man of the commander Ludwig and he is gorgeous. Bridgette being in her sister’s disguise always has her face and body covered, with the same eyes as her sister she hopes to pull it off but there is too many differences in her mannerisms and her curvy figure that Roman starts to see her in a new light. She tries to avoid Ludwig as much as possible as she doesn’t have the gifts that her sister possessed – mind reading. But she soon is in his presence and I think she does it perfectly.

 

The story is mostly wrapped around Bridgette’s and Romans relationship and its tense and mind blowing just loved it. We find out horrific things her father did and why Ludwig and her father have such hatred for each other it makes me look at Ludwig as a decent man even if he did destroy thousands of lives.

 

A very well written story but for me I just loved Switched more. I would highly recommend this book to fantasy readers.

 

 

 

Monday’s Review ~ Blood Warrior by Author H.D. Gordon

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Blurb:

When her home is attacked by murderous vampires, 17-year-old Alexa is forced to leave her mother for dead in order to save her sister. She soon learns that she is the last known member of an elite race of supernatural Warriors, and is thrust into a world full of vampires and werewolves who all seem to regard her as some sort of savior. Meanwhile, Alexa battles a monster within herself that seeks to gain control; a monster that seeks blood.

The hidden city she finds herself in appears perfect, but Alexa’s instincts tell her that all is not right within its walls. When she is asked to attend a school of fighters, whose exams consist of gladiator-style competitions, she must decide who she can trust among the smiling faces. And, when she meets Kayden, a vampire she feels undeniably drawn to, she must decide if she can trust herself

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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H. D. Gordon is the author of The Alexa Montgomery Saga. Blood Warrior, the first book of the Alexa series was her debut novel and has held a spot in the top 100 fantasy bestsellers for over a month. Half Black Soul is the second book in this series and H. D. plans to complete Alexa’s tales by the end of 2012. In June of 2012, Joe, a fantasy novel about a young clairvoyant, was released as well. H. D. is a lifelong reader and writer, a true lover of words. When she is not reading or writing she is raising her two daughters, playing a little guitar, and spending time with her family. She is twenty three years old and lives in the northeastern United States.

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Review of Blood Warrior

Rating: 4 stars

 

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This story is told through the eyes of Alexa, a girl who seems to be beaten daily by her mother. She seems to have so much hate and anger boiling inside that she may tip over the edge at any moment, and she does while protected her little sister Nelly. It’s a great victory for the reader. The guy who’s lights she punches out deserved it. At first I thought her mother was a cruel and cold person but soon began to understand that she was preparing her for something. And that something was vampires. The story took on a twist I really wasn’t expecting from the synopsis it says her town was ravaged by vampires but I soon learnt it was only her home and for a good reason. She flees with Nelly her sister leaving her mum to die; she really didn’t have a choice in my opinion, even though it eats away at her.

 

Alexa is strong and well composed for someone who is thrown into a paranormal world and with her friend Jackson to help her flee the story gets interesting. You can see from the start that Jackson is head over heels about Alexa but she really is none the wiser. Her sister’s safety seems to take place over her own safety or her life in general for that matter.

 

When she discovers a city that is protected from shall we say evil vampires (yes there is more than one type) Alexa learns who she is, a warrior and the last one of her kind. The city that she is brought into seems perfect. Everyone actually gets paid for going to school, how nice is that? J It’s there that we meet Kayden; he is the perfect example of a male. Protective, good looking and always around when Alexa needs him and Alexa herself is attracted to him almost automatically but fights the attraction tooth and nail.

Soon Alexa begins to discover some sinister happenings in this almost perfect city and we see a different side, to her a more caring one and a more dangerous one to the city itself.

The end of the book left me with my mouth hanging open.

This story is full of paranormal creatures and will leave you wanting more, there’s plenty of romance, suspense and action to keep you turning the pages.

 

 

 

 

 

I would highly recommend this to all fantasy lovers.

Review of Eden by Author Janelle Stalder

 

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Blurb:

Trapped within the cruel world of hormones and bullies, fifteen-year-old Aiden is convinced life has more to offer him. His instincts are proven correct on the night he is awakened by a voice calling to him from outside his window. As he sleepily peers into his yard, his eyes slowly focus on a woman who says she is there to take him to Eden. Aiden is about to fulfill the life purpose he never knew he had.

It is in Eden, a land on the brink of war, where Aiden will finally learn to trust himself and those around him. Accompanied by Wolf, his sidekick Logan, and the beautiful archer, Elisa, Aiden is soon thrust into a battle to save Eden. Meanwhile Elisa, the only girl in the King’s Army, is in the midst of her own struggles. Betrothed to a man she has no intention of marrying, Elisa is caught between the need to prove herself and her desire for true happiness. And now that she has met Aiden, she is more confused than ever.

In this action-packed fantasy tale, romance, adventure, and intrigue surround Aiden as he learns just what he is capable of when he discovers confidence and courage.

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About the Author:

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I am an author of YA novels, as well as, and most importantly, a mother to my two beautiful children!

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Review of Eden

 

Star Rating: 4 stars

 

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Eden is mostly based in a parallel world that’s set in medieval times, the story is told in an unusual way as the POV can change within paragraphs, yet it isn’t confusing. The second thing is it’s told mostly through the eyes of a fifteen year old boy who’s called Aiden. Aiden was bullied at school, he’s tall lanky and wore glasses he wasn’t my idea of a main character but he had the heart of a warrior yet he was still terrified. This would normally turn me off a book but not Eden.  Once again I can’t wait for book two to see what has become of him. The other Characters where just as interesting like Wolf and Logan who were so funny. The women in the book Elisha, rose and Dana where strong and they will change the outcome of the battle without even knowing. (It’s all about a women’s touch J

The world was well detailed but for he first time it wasn’t the world building or plot that kept me reading , it was the amazing characters that kept me turning pages each story unique each character with a humane side, regardless of which side of the battle they stood on. One of my favourite was Callum’s story, he reminded me of Achilles in troy. A tortured soul that became a killing machine but it always takes a pure soul to save people like Callum. I just hope we learn more about him in book two.

 

 

Overall a great story and I can’t’ wait for more.