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review 2018-07-04 16:06
Entertaining and original last part of a fantasy trilogy
Forest of Ruin (Age of Legends Trilogy) - Kelley Armstrong

This third part of the Age of Legends trilogy obviously brings the story to a close and it's possibly the most satisfying part of the trilogy. Moria and Ashyn continue their respective journeys, meeting all sorts of characters along the way, both helpful and treacherous. At the end, all are brought together in the imperial capital for the conclusion.


The story is well-told and the characters are developed further and the fantasy element increased. Fantasy book lovers should enjoy this trilogy which is original and entertaining.

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review 2018-06-26 12:49
Good second book of a fantasy trilogy - worth a look
Empire of Night - Kelley Armstrong

This second volume in the trilogy takes the story of the twin sisters, the Seeker and the Keeper, further along as they confront new adversaries and try to find meaning to their lives. They face one peril after another while also getting romantically involved with major characters. There's a touch of "soapness" about the book when the young ladies ponder about these suitors. The fantasy element is well-written and original and I recommend the trilogy to any fantasy lover. Characters are developed furtherand the book ends on a cliffhanger. The storyline moves along quite nicely and keeps the reader engaged 9which is why I've now ordered the third book!).

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review 2018-06-21 22:34
Aftermath - Kelley Armstrong
Unfortunately, this novel deals with a subject matter that that has become all too familiar lately. That subject matter is a school shooting. It’s a sensitive topic and therefore, I feel this novel should be read by individuals that are mature enough to handle this issue. This novel briefly flashes back to the past to witness the event as it unfolds but the majority of the events in this novel occur three years after the incident, when Skye reappears in town.
Skye and her brother went to the same school. Skye would do anything for her brother. The day of the shooting, her brother was killed and soon after, Skye left town to live with other relatives. Her family thought it was best. The deal is, Skye’s brother was also one of the shooters, supposedly. Skye doesn’t want to believe it but when he was shot, he had a gun in his possession, or so they say. Skye has come back home now and she’s happy to be back but not everyone is happy to see her.
One of the other shooters was Jesse’s brother. Jesse didn’t get a long with his brother but he didn’t want him dead either.
Jesse and Skye were friends, but on the day of the shooting, something changed between the two of them. It is now three years later, Skye has arrived back on the scene and Jesse is not the person she left behind. Skye tries to walk back into school unnoticed but her peers immediately notice her and the comments come quickly. Walking tall, the voices and the messages soon become disturbing and Skye decides she needs to take action.
It was interesting reading how each of the families dealt with the aftermath of the shooting. Each of their sons were shooters in the incident and I liked reading how they moved forward and how they handled the situation. Jesse and Skye had a relationship that needed to be mended if they were going to move forward but I wondered as I read, how much Skye would address Jesse. Skye still didn’t believe that her brother was a part of the plan that day yet Jesse’s brother was. Would Jesse be able to help her get to the bottom of this? When Skye started to hear the voices, I wondered at first if she might be losing her mind but then when she started to receive the messages, I started running a couple different scenarios in my head of what was happening.
It was an interesting and engaging novel, a novel that I couldn’t put it down. I had to know exactly what happened that day three years ago when the unthinkable happened and I also needed to know what was happening now with Skye.


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review 2018-06-18 22:01
#2 in Otherworld Re-read
Stolen - Kelley Armstrong


I'm re-reading this series this summer. This second volume is a good installment, especially with woman who do things as opposed to wait for things to be done. I forgot how young Savannah was when she first appeared. The realization of how age makes me dislike the 

Adam and Savannah pairing. Still, that's my personal dislike. I enjoyed the introduction of Paige and of the women working together. Quite fun.


Old ReviewElena, to me at least, is the most engaging of Armstrong's characters. She is nicely flawed, not annoying, and has a sense of humor. While there are flaws in the book (Armstrong's writing here isn't as polished as it is in the later books), Stolen is a fun read. I enjoy the fact that Elena is NOT a classic beauty and really loved her comments about bust and waist size. Also enjoyable is the fact that Elena is not strictly rescued

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review 2018-06-09 14:47
Fantasy novel about twin sisters, monsters and allies – engaging stuff
Sea of Shadows - Kelley Armstrong



This novel centers around two sisters, Moria and Ashyn, the Keeper and Seeker of Edgewood, whose role is to administer and deal with the spirits of the dead in the neighbouring Forest. Both become involved in all sorts of problems when their village is attacked by shadow stalkers and, as they flee and look out for each other, they meet various characters, helpful or aggressive, with different agendas as well as mythical monsters.


Well worth a visit, this fantasy novel is the first part of a trilogy (I've just ordered the second part) and flows nicely from one sister to the other, keeping the reader interested.


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