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Book Review: Purity, by Claire Farrell (2013).

This is the final book in the Cursed series authored by Claire Farrell, and I feel that it closes things quite nicely. With Nathan’s family curse broken, everything is in turmoil, most of all Perdy and Nathan’s relationship. Both of them feeling the loss of the infatuation that comes with the curse, it still knowing there is a natural attraction between the two.

The storyline really picks up in this novel and becomes quite fast paced and action really becomes a big part of the novel. There are some gruesome fight scenes involving fangs and fur, which leave the reader wanting more.

As a final book in a series I feel the author has tied up all questions or loose ends readers may have had nicely. Definitely a series for the young adult, but suitable for all ages. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys the fantasy genre and has a liking of werewolves. I give this book a rating of 7/10 stars.

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Reading Suggestions: Sworn to the Night by Craig Schaefer (2018).

This looks like a fantastic novel. The book cover really captures the eye and the beholders imagination. This has been added to my #mustread list. I feel it could be worth taking a closer look.

Synopsis

Marie Reinhart is an NYPD detective on the trail of a serial killer. When she sleeps, though, she dreams of other lives; she dreams of being a knight, in strange wars and strange worlds. On the other side of the city, Nessa Roth is a college professor trapped in a loveless marriage, an unwilling prop in a political dynasty. She’s also a fledgling witch, weaving poppets and tiny spells behind closed doors.

When Marie’s case draws her into Nessa’s path, sparks fly. What comes next is more than a furtive whirlwind affair; it’s the first pebbles of an avalanche. Nessa and Marie are the victims of a curse that has pursued them across countless lifetimes; a doom designed to trap them in a twisted living fairy tale, with their romance fated to end in misery and death.

They aren’t going out without a fight. As they race to uncover the truth, forces are in motion across the country. In Las Vegas, a professional thief is sent on a deadly heist. In a Detroit back alley, witches gather under the guidance of a mysterious woman in red. Just outside New York, an abandoned zoo becomes the hunting-ground for servants of a savage and alien king. The occult underground is taking sides and forming lines of battle. Time is running out, and Nessa and Marie have one chance to save themselves, break the curse, and demand justice.

This time, they’re writing their own ending.

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Book Suggestions: Golden Curse, by M. Lynn (2018).

This looks like it could be a fantastic read 👍📚⭐️👏💯

Definitely one for the #mustread list 👌🔥📚📖

Synopsis

A curse. A hidden identity. A dangerous love.

Ten-year-old Persinette Basile was forced to flee the palace of Gaule for her life. Now at eighteen, she must find a way to return in order to obey a curse on her family line.

The prince won’t know who she is. Not anymore. But she knows him and what he will do if he discovers her true name.

Made to fight for her life to earn her place, she vows to find a way to break the curse no matter the cost.

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Book Suggestions: Witch’s Moonstone Locket, by Marsha A. Moore (2015).

Looks like this could be the beginning of a wonderful series. 👍

Added to my #mustread list 📚📖⭐️✍️🔥👀👏

Synopsis

A local witch might have the griever’s moonstone locket, which allows the wearer to talk with the dead. Determined to find that locket, Jancie goes to the coven’s annual carnival. This opposes her father’s strict rule—STAY AWAY FROM WITCHES!

Twenty-three-year-old Jancie Sadler was out of the room when her mother died, and her heart still longs for their lost goodbye. Aching to ease her sorrow, Aunt Starla gives Jancie a diary that changes her entire life. In entries from the 1930s, her great grandmother revealed how she coped with her own painful loss by seeking out a witch from nearby Coon Hollow Coven. The witch wore the griever’s moonstone locket, which allowed whoever could unlock its enchantment to talk with the dead.

Determined to find that locket, Jancie goes to the coven’s annual carnival held in her small southern Indiana town of Bentbone. This opposes her father’s strict rule: stay away from witches. But she’s an adult now and can make her own decisions. She meets Rowe McCoy, the kind and handsome witch who wears the moonstone. He agrees to let her try to open the locket, but they’re opposed by High Priestess Adara and her jealous desire to possess him. Desperate for closure with her mother, Jancie persists and cannot turn away from a perilous path filled with magic, romance, and danger.

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Reading Recommendations – The Name of the Wind (2010).

Something about this title really caught my attention. Really awesome book cover. Should be worth a second look 👏💯🔥👍⭐️📚📖

Synopsis

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. 

My name is Kvothe.
You may have heard of me’

So begins the tale of Kvothe – currently known as Kote, the unassuming innkeepter – from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, through his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages you will come to know Kvothe the notorious magician, the accomplished thief, the masterful musician, the dragon-slayer, the legend-hunter, the lover, the thief and the infamous assassin.

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Book Review: Aversity, by Claire Farrell (2012).

There were a lot of questions posed at the end of the last book Clarity. Thankfully, Claire Farrell thought it necessary to fill in holes by producing book #2.5 Adversity. In this novel we learn the story through the eyes of Amelia.

As with the books prior to this in the series, the prose is simple, but the storyline holds much promise. Understanding things through Amelia’s eyes shows yet another side to the story, shedding light on the strangeness of her dreams and illness and her sudden change into a Werewolf. In this book it is her ancestor Kali and her own saga that unfolds before readers, and it has to be said that it is a tale that is hard to put down. Even though this series is written very simply, readers of all age groups can easily get caught up in this series by an amazing author.

Overall I have to admit I have become quite fond of the characters in this novel, especially the main trio, Nathan, Perdy, and Amelia. Each i

Of them fitting together in a bond that can’t really have been all because of a curse, surely! I recommend this book to young adults interested in the fantasy genre or an interest in werewolves. I give this book a rating of 8/10 stars.

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Book Recommendations: Wham! By Carol Mars Phipps and Tom Phipps (2016).

This cover originally caught my eye but there is a lot of discussion on this book and up coming sequel. Perhaps it’s time to indulge in curiosity and find out what all the fuss is about!

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Synopsis

When Children and Family Assistance police drag her mom, her dad and her beautiful sister out the door into the night and beat her senseless, Tess Greenwood finds herself alone, her every move watched by the hidden World Alliance. Almost blind after her beating, she flees to the forbidden Broadstreet compound and a troll named Maxi.

So begins Tess’s journey from quiet teen at home to fierce young woman, determined to get back her family any way she can. Even if she must travel time itself. 

But time is one thing she has little of. Those arrested in the night seldom live for long, and beautiful young women are destined to become toys for the elite.

Frantic, Tess tries to pull herself together to save her loved ones and her world… and the clock is ticking.

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Reading Ideas: The Hod King by Josiah Bancroft (2019).

I have seen a lot of hype for this book on social media recently. Usually a pretty good sign that it’s worth opening.

Just who is the Hod King? ~ Kindle

Synopsis

Fearing an uprising, the Sphinx sends Senlin to investigate a plot that has taken hold in the ringdom of Pelphia. Alone in the city, Senlin infiltrates a bloody arena where hods battle for the public’s entertainment. But his investigation is quickly derailed by a gruesome crime and an unexpected reunion.
Posing as a noble lady and her handmaid, Voleta and Iren attempt to reach Marya, who is isolated by her fame. While navigating the court, Voleta attracts the unwanted attention of a powerful prince whose pursuit of her threatens their plan.
Edith, now captain of the Sphinx’s fierce flagship, joins forces with a fellow wakeman to investigate the disappearance of a beloved friend. She must decide who to trust as her desperate search brings her nearer to the Black Trail where the hods climb in darkness and whisper of the Hod King. 
As Senlin and his crew become further dragged in to the conspiracies of the Tower, everything falls to one question: Who is The Hod King?

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Reading Suggestions: Lucian Sword by Jodi Ann Fahey.

This looks as though it would be well worth the look. Love the cover and description ⭐️📚🔥👍💯👏

Synopsis

Casey Blane returns to the old coven’s grounds to take her place as the high priestess to the Letorian Coven and in search for the lost talismans. What she discovers is far more than she ever could have envisioned.

Brought to a world of faeries and the magic of the Druids, Casey must learn to come to terms with herself and her gifts quickly to survive and change the prophecy. Her first battle is finding the Lucian Sword.

Casey Blane Series:
Over 400 years ago, King Davalian, The Letorian King, protected the covens from the Pandions and townspeople during the medieval times of the black plague and the witch hunts. Two very gifted sorcerers were part of his army and fought alongside him. One was a woman named Lily who not only helped him to victory but won his heart. Lily was not at all interested in King Davalian. Her love was Connell, the other gifted sorcerer.

During King Davalian’s reign, Lily discovered the secret to eternal life through a series of talismans, a reborn vampire, which she tried on herself. Connell was to be next, and they were to live out their lives, each generation, with each other. Except, that night, things went horribly wrong and even though both had been blessed with eternal life their bond was never completed. Instead, in a jealous rage, King Davalian cursed Connell and forced him to an entity of being controlled by the moon and to never forget.

Connell was forced into a wolf, and after King Davalian’s death, Lily became their queen. That was when a devastating prophecy of her great-granddaughter was told. Her great-granddaughter would be slaughtered by the King to the Pandions, the talismans were to be found, and it would be the demise of the Letorian Coven. The Pandions were destined to be the new ruling coven and destroy everything on its way to get there.

The series begins with Lily’s great-granddaughter, Casey Blane, who has been kept hidden her entire young human life for them to try to change the prophecy until one day when she’s discovered by the Pandions. What happens next will change her life forever.

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Book Review: Clarity, by Claire Farrell (2012).

The second book of the Cursed series by Claire Farrell really picked up the pace and has made for an excellent read. I have actually become quite attached to Perdy, Nathan and Amelia, and their families. I have enjoyed the storyline to this book much more than its predecessor, and I feel that this could turn out to be quite a good series!

In this novel we find the loved up couple in danger and after the death of a family member their whole world’s are turned upside down. Perdy’s father even takes a trip to the hospital and not for work! Amelia being ill bothers everyone, but most of all the reason for the illness is more strange and something I didn’t expect at first.

The second novel in this series has definitely caught my interest and makes for a great light read between heavier novels. I recommend this to the young adult age group that find werewolves enchanting! As for a rating, I have to go with 8/10 stars.

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