With all the drama and violence our society has been plagued with in the last year, ideas for a new story have been haunting my dreams at night and distracting me while I am awake. The Earth and the Powers that be come into play when all former traditions in history are thrown to the curb and we as humans lose control. Where all the damage we have caused is wiped clean from the slate, erased as if it never happened.
The technologies and the tools we created and used to wreak havoc on Earth and ourselves are demolished and we are left with nothing but what the Earth naturally provides us to survive.
They will walk among us, bringing the punishment we more than deserve, and we will have no choice but to face the consequences of our own actions.
We will have to decide, whether or not to accept our fates and use it to better ourselves, or fight it and perish.
Rylie, a typical teenager distraught about her parents divorce and rebellious against their decision to protect her from the evil of the process, is forced to attend a summer camp.
Shy and timid, she hides in the pages of her journal where she feels protected in a cocoon away from the mean girls who care more about fashion and bullying.
Safe that it is until she is attacked in the woods by an enstranged wild animal and her memory lost of the attack or how she made it back to the camp safely.
Meeting Seth a boy supposedly from the other camp that is forbidden, Rylie soon learns that she only has three months to keep from changing into the evil creature that has changed her life forever.
After the death of her father, will her love for Seth and for being human be enough reason for her to fight the change? Or will she sacrifice herself to save the campers and the boy she loves?
S. M. Reine creates a unique love story that blossoms from the horrific truth of an ancient legend. She keeps you on the edge of your seat and glued to what the characters will do next.
Its hard to find a story that captivates me long enough to finish reading it in a couple of days. I love this first novel in the Seasons of the Moon series and l am looking forward to reading the next chapter in Rylie’s story.
Barra inherits her father’s passion for exploring and discovering new territories. After discovering her father’s journals her passion is ignited and she will go so far as to disobey her mother to embark on a journey, the same journey that took her father.
But her love for her family and friends pushes her to save their tree from the black rot that is slowly creeping upon them and threatening to destroy their lives. She and her two best friends adventure on a new quest through the floating tree-scape of Cerulean desperate to find a way to save them all.
Aaron Safronoff depicts a fantasy tale into a world that has forgotten their past but more importantly forgotten that there are bigger worlds outside of their tree. The characters and the settings are well developed so much so that they will drag you into their realm and fill your mind with colorful illustrations as you watch your imagination twist and turn the story into a movie you will never forget.
I recommend Sunborn Rising – Beneath the Fall to YA Fantasy readers who are looking for something different and refreshing from the normal dragons and magic.
Desdemona struggles through mental issues all her life that she eventually drowns with drinking and sex. Finally after she reaches the bottom of the barrel, she pulls herself up and runs down the narrow path towards a decent life, but those mental issues that she thought were mostly hallucinations, burn in the back of her mind.
After her mother’s death, those visions rise to the top and she soon discovers that the visions are real and always have been. The apparitions persuade her that she has to come to their world, that she is in grave danger. She learns there is a dark force after what she possesses. Almost too late, she will discover the secrets of the dark force and the possession they are willing to kill for.
I highly enjoyed reading this Willows of Fate (The Lands of Sun and Stone Series Book 1)with its unique characters and its magnetizing twists and turns. When reading a story, my first attraction is if the author’s words will pull me into a movie where I see pictures instead of black words on a white page. That is exactly what the author, Suzanna J. Linton has done for me. Now I crave for a sequel to find out what has happened to Desdemona.
I recommend this book for anyone who wants to escape reality and jump into a world of action, romance, and betrayal.
Eve is in constant turmoil between her father’s loving motivations and her mother’s not-so-loving expectations. Her constant failures eat away at her self esteem while she becomes a rope in the game of Tug-Of-War between her parents.
When Eve’s mother pushes her to do the ‘unthinkable’ all hell breaks loose, giving her the confidence to decide that she no longer needs Life’s false motherly attention. Giving in to her true nature with a little help from Destiny, Eve strips her mother from Life.
Death’s true love becoming evident, she promotes the one sister that never showed her a millisecond of affection. Maybe the Fates were right, Life and Death shouldn’t have tempted them and had a daughter.
I was lucky enough to receive this story as a free download and I am thrilled to have enjoyed the unique tale of love and hate. Patti Larsen is one of my favorite young adult authors and she never disappoints. Ms. Larsen has a skill of creating worlds and characters that collide and combust into a story that pulls you in like vacuum-sucking vortex.
I wish had ten thumbs to hold up for the first book in a new series that is truly to become my new reading addiction.