28 August 2013

Peacemaker Blog Tour: Guest Post

Peacemaker by Eva Gerald
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Romance
Synopsis: Maya Voland doesn’t want to spend her senior year in the cold, isolated town of Shine, Vermont. Reeling from the death of her father and the discovery that her life is a carefully constructed set of lies, Maya wants to escape to a place where she can be invisible. 

The residents of Shine can’t let Maya leave. She’s too important to their cause. A manipulator by nature, Maya was born with an extraordinary ability to influence the emotions and actions of others. Shiners will go to great lengths to train her to use those gifts to further their agenda, before other, more sinister forces intercede.

Shea Knightly has been waiting most of his life for Maya to come back home to Shine. He, too, has powers of persuasion and he’s never encountered a girl who can say no to his stunning looks and overwhelming charm. He’ll pull out all the stops to bring Maya into the fold.

Now Maya must decide—is the intense attraction she feels for Shea reciprocated, or is he just feeding her more lies to draw her into the dangerous world of the Shiners? Even if there is something real between them, what price is she willing to pay to make his cause her own?

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Guest Post:
Pros and Cons of Publishing by Eva Gerald
Thanks for giving me this opportunity to speak about my experience with publishing. Being a newbie author I don’t have a lot of experience yet, but I’m happy to share the ups and downs of my personal journey.

Publishing Peacemaker is a dream come true. I’ve been working towards this goal for many years and I consider it one of the biggest accomplishments of my adult life. It feels remarkable to have crossed the finish line with this book; to finally share it with the world.
Prior to publication I was investing huge amounts of time and creative energy on an activity that I was hoarding to myself. My family made sacrifices to provide me with the time to write even though I wouldn’t share the fruits of my labor with them.Publishing meant that I had tangible proof that my investment and their sacrifices were worthwhileMy published book now serves as a lesson for my kids that no matter how busy life becomes, you can and should always find time to pursue your dreams.

Publishing also meant vanquishing some old demonsI feared that I would never complete a book worthy of being read by an audience. As with many writers, I had the skeleton of a partially completed manuscript gathering metaphorical dust on a harddrive somewhere. That ghost taunted me relentlessly. Every time I felt too tired or too uninspired to continue writing, the old, incomplete novel stuck its tongue out and dared me to forge on. There was only one possible outcome this time—publication.

Having said all that, there are certainly cons to publishing as wellIt’s scary. Putting my work out in the world and then encouraging critiques is downright ulcer inducing. I feel good about the book I’ve produced, but the reality is that not everyone will like it. I want to send a note to every reader that says “I worked really hard on this book, so please like it.” Instead, I have to steel myself to accept criticism and embrace that feedback as a mechanism for developing my skills as a writer.

It turns out that to be successful in the publishing world you need to know how to market your book. I didn’t fully appreciate this until after I had published. Some naïve part of me believed that if my book was good, it would sell itself. Unfortunately, there are a lot of great books out there that have never found a marketSome writers have mastered the art of marketingI’m still working on it.

Overall, publishing Peacemaker has been a wonderful anduplifting experience. I would definitely do it again if given the choice. In fact, I hope to publish many more books in the future. The Peacemaker series has only just begun and I can’t wait to share the rest of Maya and Shea’s story with the world.

Peacemaker Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, August 19
Tuesday, August 20 
Wednesday, August 21 
Thursday, August 22  
Friday, August 23

Monday, August 26 
Tuesday, August 27 
Wednesday, August 28 
Thursday, August 29 
Friday, August 30 

27 August 2013

Cover Reveal: Death is But a Dream by Erin Hayes

Good morning Bookies! Are you as excited as I am? We have a cover reveal for Death is But a Dream by Erin Hayes today, and I'm excited because I haven't had a Cover Reveal here on Comfort Books in awhile. So without further ado here is the cover!

Death is but a Dream by Erin Hayes
Release Date: Fall 2013
Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Mythology 
Synopsis: Caught between life and death, all Callie wants is to live again.

Homicide detective Callie Saunders knows that death isn’t all pearly gates and angels. After being hit by a bus, she finds that it's the ancient gods and goddesses of Greek mythology who are in charge of everything.

So when Hades offers her a deal, she accepts. If she wants to be brought back to life, she’ll have to figure out who is trying to kill his son. But if she fails, both her soul and the world will be destroyed.

With the odds mounting against her, it’ll take everything she has within her to wake up from death. But the rules are constantly changing. And someone wants her to stay dead

Meet The Author:
Erin Gulyas is an advertising copywriter. Erin Hayes is her alter ego that writes book in her spare time. This is the blog of Erin Hayes.
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26 August 2013

Release Date Event: Until Next Time by Justine Dell

Until Next Time by Justine Dell
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult
Synopsis: Piper Downing knows a thing or two about death. She’s spent her entire life working inside her family’s funeral home. Now thirty, Piper’s been running the place on her own for what feels like an eternity. Not that she minds. Losing her parents at a young age, watching her teenage boyfriend die before her eyes, and seeing every type of death and tragedy possible in her line of work did something to her psyche. Piper copes with her job—and the world—by putting every emotion in a box and burying it. She doesn’t get close to people, has no friends, and only has relationships with men for sexual satisfaction. She doesn’t love. Love is selfish.

Macy Quinn Oliver knows a thing or two about death, too. An injury caused him to be honorably discharged as a fighter pilot and now he works as grief counselor at the local VA hospital. He grew up in a family that understands the pain of death, yet embraces what it means. He was taught that death isn’t the end, it is simply… until next time. Even after losing his young bride to brain cancer, Quinn loves. Quinn lives. But because of his vow to his late wife, Quinn will never marry. When he meets Piper at his Grandmother’s wake, her chestnut hair and matching eyes stirs him inway that hasn’t happened for a long time.

And Quinn has the same effect on Piper. Together they make the perfect pair; a girl who won’t love and a guy who won’t marry. But in order to get their happy ever after, Piper has to learn that love isn’t an end all, and Quinn must make a commitment he promised to never make again.

Meet The Author:
Justine lives in the Midwest, happily catering to her family, which consists of a horse-obsessed teenage daughter, four dogs, and a husband who is to good to be true. She’s never moved from her hometown, but hopes to grow old in a much warmer climate. During the day she works a normal job with college students who try their best to keep her young. They’ve done a good job thus far. At night, said teenage daughter and her horse require mounds of love and attention. The weekends belong solely to her and her writing. That’s when she morphs into a sticky bug, unable to leave the confines of her computer chair.
She started writing three years ago after seeing a movie that set off a chain reaction she couldn’t have stopped if she’d wanted. It’s not a hobby for her; it’s an obsession. One she loves and one she loves to share. Her debut novel, RECAPTURED DREAMS, and her second book, ALL AMERICAN GIRl, are available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and wherever books are sold.
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“You didn’t have to go through all that trouble, you know. Store-bought cookies would’ve done the trick.”
A rumbling laugh rolled out him, his eyes glittering with mischief in the mix of low sun and candle light.
“You’re special, I guess,” he said on a sigh.
Her face went hot. She busied herself stuffing her mouth full of food so she wouldn’t have to say anything. After she finally thought she could control the ping-pong of sizzle, she spoke again. “Why the graveyard, Quinn? I think your tactic of asking me out alone was clever, but this…this has to be the strangest place I’ve ever had dinner with a man.”
His gaze caught hers. “Romantic?”
“Surprisingly, yes.”
He leaned back in his seat, studying her. “Then I’ve done well.”
She looked down at her empty plate, unable to stare at the strong features of his face. The twitch of his dimple when he smiled. The soft observation of his eyes. This really wasn’t turning out to be a total bust. And her resolve to not like him was quickly slipping through her fingers.
A hand appeared before her face. “Walk with me?” His voice caressed her senses. No other’s man voice had ever done that.
She looked up, feeling out of place with her inner electricity acting like he was the cure for the fire beneath her skin. That thought terrified her, but she wouldn’t tell him no. He’d gone to all this trouble. There was this churning feeling in her stomach, making her wonder if Quinn’s trouble was going to end up being her trouble, too.


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24 August 2013

In My Mailbox 83 + Weekly Wrap Up

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme created by Kristi over at The Story Siren, and is now hosted by Gabrielle at The Mod Podge Bookshelf where we show off all the books we've received during the week.


Taliesin Ascendent by Megan Joel Peterson

Hooked by Liz Fichera
(Sarah @ TheLibraryofSarah)
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
Tell Us We're Home by Marina Budhos

When In Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison

Weekly Wrap Up:

Skull Creek Stakeout by Eddie Jones
Lethal Inheritance by Tahlia Newland

Blog Tour/Hops:

Ember Launch: Chaos by Christine O'Neil
All-American Girl by Justine Dell Event
Author Spotlight Thursday: Tanya J. Peterson (Special Review)
Escape From Eden: Author Interivew
Book Blitz: Seduce by Missy Johnson


Book Blitz: Seduce by Missy Johnson

Seduce by Missy Johnson
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Genre: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Twenty-five year old Jack Falcon doesn’t do relationships, and why would he when he has woman after woman literally throwing themselves at him? For Jack, life is perfect just the way it is. He works hard and he plays harder.

Jack’s life changes when he meets Belle. Unlike any woman he’s ever met, there is something about this girl that makes him unable to keep away, something beyond the youthful beauty and her innocent spirit. Belle is strong and independent, a big leap from the usual brainless chicks he tends to attract.

Jack begins a dangerous game. He is determined to seduce Belle, and without realizing it, his feelings for her develop beyond anything he has ever felt before. Things become complicated when he learns there are good reasons as to why he should stay the hell away from her.

How can you stay away from someone you want to spend every waking minute with? And what do you do when you know eventually you will destroy that person?

As their feelings for each other deepen, Jack struggles with his own internal demons which threaten to rip them apart. Jack is torn between following his heart and listening to his head, which keeps telling him he is not good enough for her. She deserves better than what he can give her.

How far will he push before they both fall over the edge?
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Meet The Author:
Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog…you get the picture).

When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.

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“So I’m about to leave, and the question is, are you going to be leaving with me?” I downed the last of my drink and stood up, as if I didn’t care either way. This was easy to do because I really couldn’t care less whether she came with me or not. She opened her mouth, both shocked and aroused by my forwardness.
“You better shut that pretty little mouth, honey, or I’ll give you something to stick in there,” I grinned. I put out my hand, half expecting her to right hook me in the face. “Coming?” I asked. She took it uncertainly, allowing me to help her up. I suppressed a laugh, not wanting to be rude, but I couldn’t believe that line had actually worked!
“Do I get to know your name?” she asked breathlessly. I smirked at her, not believing for a second she didn’t know who I was. Everyone knew who Jack Falcon was. Pretending not to recognize me was like pretending not to know who the Queen was.
“Does it matter?” I asked, raising my eyebrows.
“I guess not,” she stammered, following me out the door. It always amazed me how easily they followed.

One lucky commenter will win one e-copy of Seduce by Missy Johnson. Hmm for the comment tell me what you think of the book and if you plan to read it! Also don't forget to leave your email so I can contact you if you win. 

23 August 2013

Escape From Eden: Author Interview

Escape by Elisa Nader
Publisher: Merit Press
Release Date: August 18, 2013
Synopsis: Since the age of ten, Mia has lived under the iron fist of the fundamentalist preacher who lured her mother away to join his fanatical family of followers. In Edenton, a supposed “Garden of Eden” deep in the South American jungle, everyone follows the Reverend’s strict but arbitrary rules—even the mandate of whom they can marry. Now sixteen, Mia dreams of slipping away from the armed guards who keep the faithful in, and the curious out. When the rebellious and sexy Gabriel, a new boy, arrives with his family, Mia sees a chance to escape. 

But the scandalous secrets the two discover beyond the compound’s façade are more shocking than anything they ever imagined. While Gabriel has his own terrible secrets, he and Mia bond together, more than friends and freedom fighters. But is there time to think of each other as they race to stop the Reverend’s paranoid plan to free his flock from the corrupt world? Can two teenagers crush a criminal mastermind? And who will die in the fight to save the ones they love from a madman who’s only concerned about his own secrets?

Meet The Author:


P: What was your inspiration for writing Escape from Eden? I have to say the plot is very interesting. 

E: I’ve always been fascinated with Jonestown and Reverend Jim Jones. For readers who aren’t familiar with Jonestown, the Jim Jones relocated his congregation from California to South America to live in seclusion on a commune. There were rumors of abuse, and of people being held there against their will. Jones became increasingly paranoid about people invading his commune. Jonestown ended tragically, with over 900 people committing mass suicide on Jones’ orders.

I always wondered about the children and teenagers in Jonestown, how they felt about being brought there, or born into that kind of life. My sixteen-year-old protagonist, Mia, didn’t arrive in Edenton, the commune in the ESCAPE FROM EDEN, until the age of ten. She is the only teenager who remembers what life was like before living in the commune. Her desire to leave, spurred on by the arrival Gabriel, a rebellious and troubled seventeen-year-old, lead both of them to try to find a way out. When they start investigating a way to escape, they discover crazy and disturbing secrets. 

As far as the plot goes, I’d challenge myself to come up with a twist, or a surprise, or something the reader wouldn’t see coming in almost every chapter. Those are the kinds of books I like to read. And the best writing advice I’d ever received was write what you want to read. Oh, and Twitter. Stay off Twitter. Which I can’t seem to do. 

P: Whats your favorite thing about being an author?

E: First, being called an author! It feels so fancy! This is my first published book but not my first written manuscript so it’s been a winding trip to publication. 

But I really hope I get the opportunity to talk to readers who have connected with the book. THAT would be incredible. I’d love to know what parts of the story affected them and why.  

P: Is there a planned sequel for Escape from Eden or is this a standalone?

E: Well, I had planned for a sequel, and I have the story in my head! But my editor feels EDEN is strong enough to be a stand alone, which is an opinion I’ve accepted. It’s difficult to let go of characters for me. I miss Mia and Gabriel. I’m considering writing a sequel and self-publishing. I’m really impressed with what is happening in self-publishing these days. Still thinking about that idea, though. 

P: Other than Escape from Eden or anything to do with it what other projects are you working on?

E: I’m working on a new manuscript inspired by The Legend of Billie Jean (link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089470/)! I loved that movie when I was younger—but in re-watching I realized it was wonderfully cheesy and so brilliantly eighties. I mean, the Pat Benatar (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8lJYN3FfC0song alone was amazing, not to mention the Billie Jean’s rebellious haircut and all the spandex. My project would be a contemporary thriller, but there will be spandex. Somewhere, somehow, there will be spandex. 

Hi there Bookies! I hope you all enjoyed this interview! I loved coming up with the questions, anyways I am currently reading this book and I'm enjoying it quite a bit! My review will be up on my tour date which is September 26, so be sure to stop by then! :)  

22 August 2013

Author Spotlight Thursday: Tanya J. Peterson (Special Review)

Good morning Bookies! It's Thursday, and you know what that means! It's Author Spotlight Thursday Time! Before I get to the author I picked for this week I wanted to let all my followers know that at some point I hope to have a graphic for this weekly meme so that others can use it to participate if they would like. I'd like to make it known that anyone can participate now as long as I am credited somewhere in the post! But anyways back to whom I picked this week. **Drum Roll Please!**

Tanya J. Peterson!

The reason I picked Tanya is because I recently finished her book Losing Elizabeth and the story was very inspiring, and in some places it very much touched home. So for this edition of Author Spotlight Thursday I decided that I would share with you the book, and my review. I hope you all enjoy it! 

Losing Elizabeth by Tanya J. Peterson
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release Date: April 25, 2012
Book Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 154
Synopsis: High school junior Elizabeth Carter is self-confident and outgoing with a bright future. Life is good for Elizabeth, then she meets Brad Evans. To those on the outside, and even to Elizabeth at first, her life gets even better with Brad. Slowly and insidiously, though, Brad takes control of Elizabeth. Is she really as lucky as she thinks she is? What price is she willing to pay to be this popular, charming, attractive senior boy's girlfriend? Is she envied...or pitied? Most importantly, does she have to lose herself in order to be Brad's significant other?

My Review: 
I received Losing Elizabeth by Tanya J. Peterson, from the publisher and this is my honest review.

Losing Elizabeth is about a girl named Elizabeth who is a high school student. She is very successful in school, and is a tennis star. She seems to have everything she could ever want until Brad Evans walked into her life. 

Many of you are probably wondering why it took me so long to finish this book and I’m going to tell you. It’s not because it’s bad but because of the abuse. There was so much abuse physically and mentally from Brad towards Elizabeth that I could only handle so much of it at once. Which is what caused me to be slow while reading. But I assure you the writing is beautiful, and the problem that this book addresses could happen to anyone so writing about it is such a great idea.

I really liked Elizabeth in the end she was funny and smart. She had a lot of friends and a lot going for her. So as you can imagine it was really hard for me to watch her life spiral out of control as it did in the story. Brad was not my type at any point in the book so it was not hard for me to hate him once the abuse started at all. That’s all I have to say about his character I just hated him, which is to be expected.

Elizabeth’s family and friends were also a good support. So many girls go through this and end up seriously injured or even dead because they don’t have anyone around to notice what is happening. Luckily Elizabeth had loyal friends and attentive parents. I liked that a lot about this book. 

This story gets a 5 out of 5 stars because it is informative about this issue that still happens all over the place to many girls every single day and it is very very inspiring. I would love to read anything else by Peterson in the future.

21 August 2013

All American Girl by Justine Dell Event

All-American Girl by Justine Dell
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Release Date: February 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult 
Synopsis: At the age of thirty, with two failed marriages and a tanking writing career, Samantha Moore deals with the world with the only tool she had left: anger. And she’s tired of it. When her grandmother's near-death sends her rushing back home to Vermont, she hopes for the chance to overcome the rage ruling her life.
Once she’s home, Lance Cummings becomes a constant source of indigestion. Lance is a single father who learned first-hand the devastating effects of a damaging relationship. He sees through Samantha’s nasty temper—straight to her cry for help. He wants to help her, but he also wants to know why Samantha ran from him—and their future—twelve years before.
Taking care of her Grams, dealing with an alcoholic brother, and getting Lance to remove his annoyingly attractive nose from her business is draining on Samantha. And she’s only got three weeks to finish her stagnated novel or her publisher will drop her. No pressure. To top it off, pretending to hate the man she actually loves makes each day in Vermont harder than the last. Especially when Lance turns up the heat.
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Justine lives in the Midwest, happily catering to her family, which consists of a horse-obsessed teenage daughter, four dogs, and a husband who is to good to be true. She’s never moved from her hometown, but hopes to grow old in a much warmer climate. During the day she works a normal job with college students who try their best to keep her young. They’ve done a good job thus far. At night, said teenage daughter and her horse require mounds of love and attention. The weekends belong solely to her and her writing. That’s when she morphs into a sticky bug, unable to leave the confines of her computer chair.
She started writing three years ago after seeing a movie that set off a chain reaction she couldn’t have stopped if she’d wanted. It’s not a hobby for her; it’s an obsession. One she loves and one she loves to share. Her debut novel, RECAPTURED DREAMS, and her second book, ALL AMERICAN GIRl, are available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and wherever books are sold.
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Samantha lurched up, oblivious to the spikes of pain through her head. She watched in horror as he strode out of her bathroom in nothing but well-fitting blue jeans. He rubbed a towel over his head and the morning sun made the traces of water on his chest glisten. Samantha peeled back the blanket she was clinging to. She was wearing nothing but a thin cotton nightgown.
Oh my God. What on earth had she done?
He stopped next to the bed, his irreverent eyes showing a hint of amusement at her gaping. “Morning, sunshine. Can you please answer your phone?” He tossed the Blackberry next.
She couldn’t pick it up even if she wanted; her body was rigid and her stomach churned.
Oh, hell—she really didn’t want to vomit. She doubted she could make it the bathroom.
Closing her eyes, she collected every thought from the night before, and came up with nothing that involved Lance. “What are you doing here?”
The bed dipped as he sat. She flinched and pulled the covers tightly around her body.
“What do you think?”
Humiliation stole her words. Running from him and hiding in the closet wasn’t an option, either. “Please tell me I didn’t do something I’ll regret.”

His brows furrowed. “So spending the night with me is something you’d automatically regret?”

She had regretted it before, she’d regret it again. “Yes.”


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20 August 2013

Ember Launch: Chaos by Christine O'Neil

Chaos by Christine O'Neil
Release Date: August 19, 2013
Synopsis: My name is Maggie Raynard. After sixteen years being just plain me, suddenly, when I lose my temper, my fingers become weapons of mass destruction. Turns out I'm a semi-god, descended from Aphrodite. Sounds cool in theory, but when I accidentally put my ex-boyfriend in a coma, things go downhill pretty fast.

Now some new guy named Mac Finnegan has made it his mission in life to continually piss me off. I'm stuck learning how to use my new powers while also dealing with regular high school problems, and with this annoying and super-hot—guy all
up in my business, I'm about to flip out.

But it gets worse. I just learned there's this watchdog council of semis who keep an eye out for any bad apples. They think I'm the baddest one in the bunch and want to take me out before I do any more damage. My nemesis Mac might turn out to be my salvation, only he's got secrets of his own...and they may just kill us both.

Christine O'Neil was born and raised in Connecticut, where she spent most of her childhood outdoors catching salamanders, frogs and colds. When she wasn't terrorizing Mother Nature, she was curled up under the covers with her nose in a book. As an adult, she's stopped stalking amphibians, but still loves books. When she isn't reading, she likes to spend her time people-watching. In fact, she's probably watching you RIGHT NOW O_O She's also pretty obsessed with writing YA books, but if she had to pick another profession she would be a ninja...or a Professor of the Dark Arts. Christine also writes adult romance under the pen name Christine Bell.

Afternoon Bookies! I just wanted to say thanks for stopping by today, and I also wanted to let everyone know that I am currently on chapter 6 of this book and its really interesting so far! Definitely expect a review soon! :)

19 August 2013

Demons Grip Tour: Lethal Inheritance Review

Lethal Inheritance by Tahlia Newland
Publisher: Catapult Press
Release Date: October 10, 2012
Number of Pages: 300
Book Format: E-book
Synopsis: On a rescue mission in a mysterious hidden realm, ex-fencing champion, Ariel, battles treacherous terrain, vicious elementals and wraith-like demons who want her dead - after they've fed on her fear. To defeat the demons and free her mother, she must learn a secret esoteric wisdom to awaken the dormant but potentially explosive power of her mind.

Walnut, a quirky old wise man, guides her across stone-strewn plains and wind-swept swamps, past deep ravines and quaint villages, and through a modern city enclosed in a transparent dome. Nick, the powerful Warrior who travels with them, proves a dangerous attraction. His feral energy hits her like a sledgehammer; sometimes it's bliss, but often it's pain. 

Can Ariel defeat the sadistic demon lord and his army before he kills her and enslaves her mother? 

The stakes are high, death a real possibility. Fail now, and she fails humanity.

This book has received the AIA Seal of Excellence in Independent Fiction.

My Review:
I received Lethal Inheritance by Tahlia Newland from the author for review, and this is my honest review.

After finishing Lethal Inheritance I can honestly say that I haven’t read anything like it before, and I mean that in a very good way. In this story we meet a young girl named Ariel who witness’ her mother, Nadima being kidnapped my strange creatures in the middle of the night. Ariel doesn’t know anything other than that she needs to save her mother. So that is her mission in this book.

I really liked Ariel’s character because most of the time she had absolutely no clue what was going on or what she was going to have to do to get her mother back but she was very brave and was willing to do whatever it took. I definitely commend her on her bravery it was one of the things that made this book worth reading.

This story has no doubt A LOT of action which kept me quite entertained but I was very impressed with Newlands job of incorporating other things into the story along side the action like humor here and there, and romance too. We can’t forget about that romance! We met some other very likeable characters like Walnut (I love that name by the way, very creative!) whom is Ariel’s guide for the most part. He was a sweet old man (I think he was supposed to be an older man) and he was always there to guide Ariel when she needed it. Ariel’s other guide was Nick, now I liked Nick a lot especially him and Ariel’s relationship because it wasn’t this love at first sight thing they actually kind of hated each other in the beginning but ended up growing on each other which was cute.

Now there were a few things that annoyed me about this book as well that brought my rating down a little. Like I understand that finding her mother was crazy important but the book seemed to just drag on and on and i’m not sure if it was because I wasn’t in the mood to read it or what but it took me forever to finish it seemed like because I just couldn’t take the plot for too long of a time. The next thing is going to sound weird because I wanted it to wrap up BUT when it did come time for Ariel to save her mother it just seemed like that whole part of the book was way rushed. Like the whole search for her mother could have been shortened considerably and the fight at the end could have probably been more action packed I feel like but that could just be me.

Anyways there are a few more books in this series and even though I won't be jumping into them like a madwoman I do plan to read them sometime in the future.

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