All posts tagged: Fantasy

Book Review ~ Samara’s Peril by Jaye L. Knight (Ilyon Chronicles, #3)

About the Book When news arrives that Emperor Daican has been in contact with his chief war strategist, it signals potential doom for the country of Samara. Determined to intervene, the resistance in Landale, headed by Lady Anne, embark on a covert mission in hopes of unearthing further information. However, a shocking discovery leads to complications no one could have foreseen. Armed with their newfound knowledge, they set out for Samara to warn the king. War is inevitable, and they must face two desperate battles—one on the walls of Samara’s great stronghold, and the other on the battlefield of Jace’s heart, where victory might only be achievable through great sacrifice. Category Christian/Fiction/YA Genre Fantasy/Romance Rating 4 Stars Review The third book in the Ilyon Chronicles Series, it brings to light the truth behind the mysterious birth of Jace, the half ryrik, and sets the story in a time that mimics Christ’s stay and mission on earth. It also brings to a crux the relationship between Jace and Kyrin, which turned out to be everything a …

Book Review ~ Mardan’s Mark & Healer’s Curse by Kathrese McKee

About Mardan’s Mark Death is not their deepest fear. Abducted by pirates and taken behind enemy lines across the Great Gulf, Princess Srilani is determined to save her sisters and younger brother, the crown prince, from captivity. She convinces their caretaker, Aldan, and his brother slaves to share the perilous journey home. This ragtag group of unlikely heroes sets out on a quest — pursued by cutthroat pirates, merciless priests, and marauding soldiers — toreturn the heir to his kingdom before war breaks out. In this epic adventure fantasy, Srilani and Aldan risk everything to save a prince and a nation, discovering along the way that death is not their deepest fear. Category Christian/Fiction/Young Adult Genre Fantasy/Romance Rating 4 Stars Review After reading so many fantasy books, I’ve often wondered if I’ll ever be impressed by anything new, especially with books by J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Serena Chase, Jaye L. Knight etc. out there. One would think that their books would have spoiled you for good, so that amateur/debut authors almost never stand a chance …

Book Review ~ A Dream Not Imagined by Shantelle Mary Hannu

About the Book A Maid, a Prince, and a Duke. A Gardener, a Stepmother, and a secret… Ellie Abbington, a beautiful yet unassuming young woman, quietly longs for her life to change. Too privileged to associate with the servants—too underprivileged to associate with her own family; she dreams a dream of a prince and a happily ever after. But it could be that her own stepsisters, conniving Dezmarie and easily-influenced Adelaide, are dreaming the same dream…of the same prince. In the end, are dreams all that they’re made out to be? Especially with deep and long-hidden secrets about to be unearthed? A Dream Not Imagined is a non-magical fairytale novella based loosely on the classic tale of Cinderella.     Genre Inspirational/Fantasy/Romance Rating 4.5 Stars Review Just as the title implies, so the story is. And in a magnificent way, too! Honestly, I got so much more from this story than I expected—entertainment-wise and in other aspects. Shantelle is a sharp writer, one whose work I’ll definitely look out for as I scan shelves in …

Book Review: Trusted

About the Book When fifteen year old Tegan Summers catches the eye of local radio personality Rake Johnson, she finally feels like a normal teenage girl. Everything about their relationship feels perfect, except for the unexplained presence that makes her believe she should stay away. On the same day she meets Rake, another man makes his way into her life: Officer Damien Sanders. His mysterious and often intense warnings urge Tegan to trust him and to end her relationship with Rake. As she works to uncover Damien’s motive, she begins to realize that he may end up playing a vital role in her future. Discover what Tegan must do in TRUSTED, the debut novel by author Taylor L. Stimac. Would you trust a stranger? Genre Christian/YA/Paranormal My Rating 2.5 out of 5 My Review This book started off well and actually made me sit back to want to know more. Taylor has a unique style of personalizing her characters so that they are clearly distinct in a unique way. Her twist of words didn’t make …