Book Review: Destiny’s Call (The LightBridge Legacy, #1) by Elayne G. James

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Book Description (from Goodreads):

The LightBridge Legacy Series chronicles the unexpected adventures of a 12 year-old girl who learns she has been chosen by a race of ancients to inherit the most powerful magical object in the world.

Book Review:

Destiny’s Call (Book 1 of the LightBridge Legacy’s Series) is about Ani Jasper, a teenager from the Mojave Desert whose life takes an unexpected turn when she finds a mysterious stone in the desert and strange things start to take place in her life.

When Ani’s family moves to New York she has to face several changes and challenges. I really enjoyed this part of the book with a great story about growing up, starting a new life in a new city, making new friends, dealing with the public school and the impact of all decisions in family life.

I don’t want to give many spoilers about the story, but what I can say about the book is that the writing is really good (descriptive, detailed, engaging) and the characters are interesting (besides the protagonist, I especially liked C.J. who is Ani’s friend and Kahete, Ani’s godfather ).

This is a great book full of magic, legends, adventures, real teen problems and supernatural elements that I truly recommend and I think it will be an enjoyable read for teens and also for adults who enjoy fantasy and adventures genre.


 

Book Review: A Shade of Blood (A Shade of Vampire 2) by Bella Forrest

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Book Description from Goodreads:

In A Shade Of Blood, Bella Forrest transports you deeper into a unique, enthralling and beautifully sensitive story.
Prepare to be lost in its pages…

When Sofia Claremont was kidnapped to a sunless island, uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet, she believed she’d forever be a captive of its dark ruler, Derek Novak.

Now, after months of surviving an endless night, the morning sun may soon rise again for Sofia. Something has possessed Derek’s heart and he offers her a gift no human slave has ever been given in the history of his cursed island: escape.

High school, prom and a chance to move on with her life now await her.

But will she be able to forget the horrors that steal her sleep away at night? … and the feelings that haunt her for that tormented prince of darkness?

Book review:

Another amazing book by Bella Forrest, A Shade of Vampire is by far one of my favorite paranormal books and after reading A Shade of Blood I reconfirm that she’s a great writer and one of my favorite authors.

This book is dark, captivating and intense, it was impossible for me to put it down, even when that meant for me to stay awake almost all night.
The story is still as good as in the first book, and thanks to the fact that places and scenes are well described and detailed, it’s fairly easy to be transported to the world that the author created, that mysterious and intriguing place called “The Shade” where exist all these vampires governed by Derek Novak.
The characters are well developed and for me it was really easy relate to them, you can feel their pain, frustration, love, their struggle and I think this is why I’m so captivated by Bella Forrest’s books.
One thing I really enjoyed was the multiple POV’s that we find in this book, to be able to switch between Sofia, Derek, Ben and Lucas really helped me understand these better characters (their feelings and what was behind their actions).
In this second book we learn more about Derek’s past, “The Shade” and also we get to know Ben better (Sofia’s best friend who after this book became more interesting to me than in the first book).
This book in a manner explores the subject of how people deal with their pain and how after a life changing event it seems fairly impossible forget and leave everything behind, also it shows that even when there’s love, relationships are not always easy and sometimes you have to fight for what you want.

The end of this book left me wanting to read the next in this series (can’t wait for the release) and I definitely recommend it to YA, Romance, Fantasy and Paranormal fans, but to understand and really enjoy this book you should read first “A Shade of Vampire” also by Bella Forrest.

Book Review: The Beholder by Ivan Amberlake – Urban Fantasy Book

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Official Book description:

Worlds of Light and Darkness are about to clash. And Jason will be in the thick of it.
In Asunción, Minsk and Sydney, people die under mysterious circumstances. Each branded with an arcane sign, they are pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. When more people are missing, with similar signs appearing in and around their homes, Jason, an average New Yorker, realizes the victims are a riddle addressed to him.
He is the final piece.
Emily appears, the most beautiful woman with extraordinary powers and startling amber eyes, and tells Jason that powers dormant within him are about to wake. In the world of Light- and Darksighted, he is the only person who can prevent Darkness from enslaving the world. He is the Beholder whose advent has been awaited for many years.
Setting out on a journey with Emily, Jason discovers many improbable things like Sight, Soulfusion, the Hall of Refuge, but the greatest surprise arrives the moment he sees Emily and finds real love.

Book Review:

“The only thing that holds you back is your certainty that your abilities are limited. You need to break that belief. It’s a chain that holds you”.
For me this passage of the book holds a significant meaning in the story (and also teach us a good life’s lesson: the importance of believe in yourself).

This book starts introducing us to Jason, the main character, an interior designer that seems like a regular guy, but soon we realize that he’s everything but a “regular guy”, there’s a battle between Good and Evil and Jason has an important role in it.

The story is well developed and has a good pace (I appreciated this because I don’t like when the stories are too rushed), with the right amount of suspense, action and romance. As the story was coming to an end I was kind of sad because I was really enjoying the book and I wanted more.

This is a good Urban’s Fantasy book and I can easily say that I recommend it and I’m really looking forward for the next one of this Series (I just hope is released soon).