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review 2017-08-06 18:39
Book Tour Review that I am Involved with.
The Thirteenth Gate () (Volume 2) - Kat Ross
 
 
 
 
Before getting started I am so sorry to the author and Xpresso Book Tours for being late in posting my part of the book tour. Now onto the fun part.
 
 
 
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My Review
The book started out really slow to me, but once it got going it never stopped. I really think my favorite parts would have to be  the Vivienne and Alex's part of the story. I just think that's because I know them more because of the series before this series. I do like Harrison and John parts as well, just not as much. I really love Alex, I don't want to say what his name was in the other series because I don't want to give it away to individuals that haven't read the other series yet, or started this one yet. 
I really love supernatural stuff in my books, so I didn't mind they added it into this series, like some individuals, did have with it.
I can't wait to see what happens next with all parties involved. I did read at the end that the next book won't be for this series but back in the other world again. Kat Ross said it will be out sometime in the fall and it will be called Nocturne. So I am super excited, since the Fourth Element series is one of my favorite series, that I have read in a very long time.
I am so glad that when I requested to take part in this book tour that I was chosen to take part in it. Thanks so much Xpresso tours for this awesome opportunity.
 
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text 2017-08-05 22:47
Reading progress update: I've read 73 out of 307 pages.
The Thirteenth Gate () (Volume 2) - Kat Ross

Pretty interesting so far. I am so happy that some of the characters from her series the Fourth Element are in this book. I am so happy that we get to find out what has happened to them since that series ended. It was one of my favorite series ever. So I am hoping I can have at least like if not love this new series.

I actually haven't had a chance to read the first book in this series, so I am a little lost, so I would say to read the first book before this one. I forget that I didn't finish the first one, and I also forgot that I was supposed to do a book tour for this book that I am reading now. I also just got my internet turned back on so, I just haven't been able to read this book before now, since I thought I downloaded this one but didn't, so I had to wait to also downloaded this once we got the internet turned back on.

So later I will go back and read the first book to find out what all that I missed. 

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text 2017-08-02 14:49
BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - The Thirteenth Gate (Dominion Mysteries #2) by Kat Ross
The Thirteenth Gate () (Volume 2) - Kat Ross
Winter 1888. At an asylum in the English countryside, a man suspected of being Jack the Ripper kills an orderly and flees into the rain-soaked night. His distraught keepers summon the Lady Vivienne Cumberland—who’s interviewed their patient and isn’t sure he’s a man at all. An enigmatic woman who guards her own secrets closely, Lady Vivienne knows a creature from the underworld when she sees one. And he’s the most dangerous she’s ever encountered.
 
As Jack rampages through London, Lady Vivienne begins to suspect what he’s searching for. And if he finds it, the doors to purgatory will be thrown wide open…
 
Across the Atlantic, an archaeologist is brutally murdered after a Christmas Eve gala at the American Museum of Natural History. Certain peculiar aspects of the crime attract the interest of the Society for Psychical Research and its newest investigator, Harrison Fearing Pell. Is Dr. Sabelline’s death related to his recent dig in Alexandria? Or is the motive something darker?
 
As Harry uncovers troubling connections to a serial murder case she’d believed was definitively solved, two mysteries converge amid the grit and glamor of Gilded Age New York. Harry and Lady Vivienne must join forces to stop an ancient evil. The key is something called the Thirteenth Gate. But where is it? And more importantly, who will find it first?

 

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Source: archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2017/08/blog-tour-review-giveaway-thirteenth.html
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review 2017-03-14 15:51
The Midnight Sea
The Midnight Sea (The Fourth Element Book 1) - Kat Ross

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Nazafareen's sister Ashraf was killed by the Druj (Undead things with iron swords and shadows whose touch meant death) when Nazafareen was twelve and Ashraf was seven. Now, all she lives for is revenge.

When the authorities-that-be discover she has the power to link with a daeva she willingly agrees to do so if this means that together she and the daeva will be a match for the Druj and able to hunt and destroy them. At first, she distrusts the daeva, whose name is Darius, thinking of him only as another kind of Druj but tamed and under her control – litle more than a sentient weapon. But living together, linked like that, she and Darius find themselves growing too close for her comfort in other ways.


This is an alternative version of ancient Persia and features a form of the dualistic Zoroastrian religion, in which two Gods fight an endless war, and people have to choose which side they are on, the Good or the Evil. (I have always found this form of dualism much more philosophically tenable than strict monotheism.) It also features both the prophet Zoroaster, the founder of this religion, and Alexander the Great, though here in this book they remain in the background; in Book 2, Blood of the Prophet, which I have already started reading, they both move into the foreground.

 

Extremely well written and highly recommended.

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review 2017-02-09 01:43
The Feels of a Five Star Book | Queen of Chaos by Kat Ross
Queen of Chaos (The Fourth Element Book ... Queen of Chaos (The Fourth Element Book 3) - Kat Ross

I am notorious for not finishing series. Despite my fangirl nature, I never have the guts and emotional stability to finish a journey with characters. Most of the time, I view the final book in a series as a funeral for the story and its beloved characters. The dread overwhelms my excitement and creates a paradox where I want to finish a series, but I am afraid of leaving a world behind. 

Thankfully, I felt the opposite going into Queen of Chaos. Ross expertly finished Blood of the Prophet with a cliffhanger that even a person who loathes endings could not resist. Of course, I was devastated because the end one of my favorite series was nigh, but my heart was comforted by the insurance that Ross would not let me down. 

And let me tell you, she did not disappoint. There are five-star books, and then there are five-star books. The books that leave you without breath, holding back tears and smiling at the same time. Books that carry you so far into its world that you take a piece of it when you leave. There are five-star books and there are books that make you feel something. Queen of Chaos is both to me. Books this heart-wrenching and phenomenal remind why I continue to read. Even though I can read a dozen one-star books in a row, the hope of reading another book like Queen of Chaos keeps me going. The mixture of pure satisfaction, hope, and longing that I felt after finishing this book cemented it as not only a five-star book but a five-star series.

This series is not something that you can read and forget. I will always have a piece of Nazafareen's stubbornness and unfailing heroism with me. I will remember Darius and his struggle to love himself and others. I will keep Tijah's feistiness and Myrri's quiet strength. 

Speaking of characters, none of Ross's creations could really be called flat, in my opinion. Even stock characters without a lot of screentime are thoroughly explored. My emotions were twisted and manipulated so that I never knew who was the real antagonist. I was kept on my toes throughout the storyline. Better yet, there was no useless filler to take up words. Ross made every character, every chapter, and every word count. In a mere 300 pages, my heart was shattered, tramped on, and put back together with the power of this world. 

All of the gushing aside, this is a series that all fantasy fans can enjoy. The world is unique with a brilliant magic system that I have never seen before. I felt as if I was plucked from my mundane suburban home and dropped in an exciting adventure in the deserts of magical Persia.

One of my favorite parts of this series is the shift in perspectives. Every character gets their own voice, and I was interested in pretty much all of them equally. Even though I have a little bit more of a tender spot for Darius and Nazafareen, all of the characters' stories spoke to me in different ways. Queen of Chaos gives readers the unique experience to see a story from every single perspective, which is not seen in every novel. 


Anyone looking for a unique and mind-blowing fantasy novel should give this series a shot. The action-packed plot is perfectly accentuated with complex perspectives, cultivated diversity, and a healthy dose of romance. Ross's series has earned a coveted spot on my shelf alongside the rest of my favorite series. 

Source: 4evercrazyforya.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-feels-of-five-star-book-queen-of.html
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