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review 2019-11-20 14:18
ARC REVIEW From Flame and Ash by Carrie Ann Ryan
From Flame and Ash (Elements of Five, #2)Elements of 5 #2, This book pick up a year after Lyric returned home in that year she started college and trained with another person from the Maison realm. She knew it was only a matter of time before they needed her so she was prepared when it happened. Lyric has studied the history of the Maison realm and trained all that she can now she needs to awaken her other elemental powers. When she is called back it's not by her friend Rosemund and her brother Rhodes it's the new leader of the Obscurite, Easton.

Lyric learns that like the Obscurite the Lumiere has people against her and will do anything to keep her from becoming the Spirit Princess. Lyric and her friends, both new and old, must figure out who is behind this fraction that wants Lyric dead. New lines of the prophecy are learned just confusing everyone even more and Lyric deals with her new feelings for Rhodes and developing feelings toward Easton as well as learning to control two new elemental powers.

Overall, it was an outstanding book a great continuation of the series. Lyric's circle of friends and allies is growing but the cast isn't so large you get confused and with it being in first person it's easy to keep track of everyone with just the one POV. I love the action fighting scenes Carrie Ann Ryan is a wordsmith with description it's like a movie playing in my head it's so easy to visualize. She also does well when it comes to refreshing our memory on the events of the last book, but it would be best of the first book was read first. My only complaint is that Lyric gets a bit repetitive in her train of thought, I understand she's has a dilemma and is trying to sort through it but to mention one event over and over gets kind of tiresome especially when it's at the beginning of the book but the rest of the book is so awesome that it doesn't affect my star rating ( totally 5 stars).    
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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review 2019-11-18 15:34
Review: Magic Edge (Dragon Born Alexandria #1) by Ella Summers
Magic Edge (Dragon Born Alexandria Book 1) - Ella Summers
Magic Edge
Dragon Born Alexandria #1
Ella Summers
Urban Fantasy
Night Spark Media
November 8, 2015
eBook
232
Kindle Unlimited

 

Mercenary mage Alex Dering has spent most of her life killing deadly monsters for only peanuts in return—until the world’s most legendary immortal hires her for a prestigious assignment in Europe. In return for hunting down misbehaving supernaturals, he’s going to pay her a boatload of cash.

 

But a straightforward slash and burn extermination in Zurich gets a whole lot more complicated for Alex when a gang of vampires steals one piece of a magical artifact that, once assembled, has the power to kill every supernatural in the city. Well out of her depth, she’s forced into a precarious partnership with a notorious assassin, a man as seductive as he is deadly. With a band of killers hot on their trail, Alex has no choice but to trust him—even if that trust could expose her most guarded secret.

 

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Magic Edge is book one in the Dragon Born Alexandria series by Ella Summers. Now I am trying to read the series in order with all the other Dragon Born world books.

 

This book reminded me of the Hidden Legacy series; because of all the magic and we had this one scene that was similar to the chained up scene in Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews. Is this series as good as Andrews, no, but it was still entertaining.

 

We get assassins, hate groups, magic orb’s with apocalyptic tendencies, and lots of action.

 

Alex is Serafina’s sister. She’s headstrong, reckless, and confident. She’s a bad ass, dragon born and hides her magic. Then we have Logan an assassin. When we meet him he’s a mystery and you wonder about him throughout the story. When the author reveals something big about him it’s a surprise and an interesting twist.

 

We do get a few secondary characters. I enjoyed them. One character was Marek who is Alex’s friend and bit of comic relief. He doesn’t know what she is, but that doesn’t stop her from making friends.

 

The hate group, the Convictionites, are a cult of humans who have known about magic and it’s creatures. They seek to destroy that world and to do so they use magic even though they hate it.

 

Logan and Alex are rivals forced to work together. They are attracted to each other right way and it’s a very strong attraction. Their is lots of sexual tension between them and their first kiss is HAWT. Both are a little crazy and have their own demons, but they kinda complement each other.

 

Magic Edge was an ok read. It’s a fun fluff with a magic edge. It’s fast-paced and full of action.

 

Rated: 3 Stars

 

You do need to read the Dragon Born World series in order:

 

  • Mercenary Magic (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 1)
  • Magic Edge (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 1)
  • Magic Games (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 2)
  • Magic Nights (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 3)
  • Blood Magic (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 2)
  • Magic Kingdom (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 3)
  • Fairy Magic (Dragon Born Awakening, Book 1)
  • Rival Magic (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 4)
  • Shadow World: A Dragon Born Trilogy
  • Spirit Magic (Dragon Born Awakening, Book 2)
  • Magic Immortal (Dragon Born Awakening, Book 3)
  • Shadow Magic (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 4)

 

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Source: angelsguiltypleasures.com/2019/11/review-magic-edge-dragon-born-alexandria-1-by-ella-summers
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text 2019-11-17 18:22
The Orphanage of Gods
The Orphanage of Gods - Helena Coggan

[I received a copy through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.]

It took me ages to get into this book (actually, I did it on my third attempt), and I have no idea why. It wasn’t terrible, the beginning was sort of ‘standard’ (= nothing particularly off-putting), it read easily, there wasn’t anything stylistically bad in here, and there was a good chunk of the novel where I actually wanted to read, once I got past the first chapters. However, in the end, I wasn’t sure what the point really was in terms of the story and the characters’ evolution, and this is the kind of thing that is likely to make me forget ‘The Orphanage of Gods’ fairly soon.

I never connected with any of the characters for starters. Hero was somewhat likeable, but too whiny and dwelling on the same things over and over again. Joshua had no redeeming qualities that I can think of. Kestrel was OK but pretty much thrown in there as a puppet. Raven (who’s the narrator of the middle part, out of three) was supposed to be that super future leader, but she was 10 and didn’t do much (apart from being targeted), so that defeated the whole purpose. Eliza, well… it was very convenient that she could avoid many consequences thanks to her powers. The guards were just depicted as monsters and never anything else, and whenever another god or demi-god was somewhat likeable, they just got out of the picture sooner or later.

(Bonus point for same-gender relationship, which is a nice change; but as usual in suYA ch novels, it was insta-love and came out of the blue… so I guess that’s no bonus point, all in all.)

The ending was murky and left me unsatisfied. It felt both unavoidable (it was either that or just offing everyone, I guess) and like a cop-out, because so many things were unresolved at that point.

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review 2019-11-16 05:08
Fun, but...
A Bad Spell in Yurt - C. Dale Brittain

 

The last half got a bit redundant, though there's a bit through most of the book.

His internal bouncing from  'I'm a great wizard' to 'I'm pond scum'  was annoying.

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