Unclaimed by Laurie Wetzel. Such a fun Read!!

Unclaimed is the 1st book in Laurie’s New Series!

Synopsis:

Abandoned by her birth parents and ignored by her adoptive family, Maddy Page believes she is unlovable. She only allows herself to dream of falling in love. That changes when she meets MJ; handsome and kind, MJ penetrates Maddy’s defenses. Maddy soon finds herself confiding in MJ like she has with no one else, revealing secrets even her closest friends don’t know. He makes her feel safe–a feeling she’s never experienced except in her dreams.
When Maddy witnesses MJ disappear and reappear in thin air, she realizes she might have been wrong about him. He could be dangerous–maybe even a killer. Determined to uncover the truth of who–or what–MJ is, Maddy ignores her instinct to run. But she soon realizes that getting close to MJ could cost more than a broken heart–it could cost Maddy her soul.

Meet the Author:

Laurie Wetzel has always had a passion for writing, but it wasn’t until a New Years Resolution in 2011 that she finally shared her lifelong dream of being

Laurie Wetzel an author with her husband. He read the very first draft of Unclaimed and gave her the words she needed to hear, “This is what you need to be doing.” Three years later the first book in the Unclaimed series was published with the second book expected to be out in 2015. Laurie lives in Mankato, MN, with her husband and two young sons. When she’s not writing, working, or spending time with her family, she’s either reading, running, or catching up on her favorite shows on Netflix.

My Review of Unclaimed:

Unclaimed is a YA fiction about the discovery of a young girl learning about herself and her special gifts.  Initially feeling unimportant and kind of forgotten by all, but as the story unfolds Maddy learns how truly special and necessary she is in the lives of others.  I think that’s a great lesson for young people today.  To help them recognize their worth in this world.  Even though Maddys’ situation is “Unique” It still sends a good message to young adults today.
 
I love the book design. The design made me curious to know the meaning of the feather  on fire as shown on the cover. After reading the book you really understand the design.  It is simple but intriguing. Additionally, I am a sucker for simple black and white with a pop of red. I love that look. Easy to read and flows really well.
 
 It was fun to get to know the characters throughout the book.  There was suspense, and I love that the story line was not predictable.  You begin to understand Maddy  better as the story goes along.  Also, I love that throughout the book some chapters where from Maddy’s perspective and then would switch from time to time to the perspective of MJ and Justin.  It kept it interesting and you could see the differences in how each character saw the situation.  Because of that it kept me always thinking and wondering how each character would react and handle the upcoming conflicts.
I truly fell in love with the story and am anxiously awaiting the next installment in this series.  A definite good fun read.

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Young Adult Fantacy Fav!!

Bound By Spells by Stormy Smith

Excerpt:

Aidan Montgomery hadn’t been prepared for Amelia Bradbury to walk in and then out of his life. He also hadn’t expected to find the powerful magic hidden deep within him for the last nineteen years, but he’s embracing it — finding more control and more answers every day. Now, with the help of Amelia’s best friend, Bethany, Aidan is on a quest to understand his destiny and find Amelia.
Amelia decided to stand by her duty, which meant walking away from her first chance at love. Trapped in Cresthaven at the Queen’s mercy, she spends her days with Micah — an ally she still holds at arm’s length — struggling to manage her heartbreak while keeping her mind focused on the task at hand. As she continues to unlock the secrets of the Keeper power, Queen Julia’s true motives reveal themselves, forcing Amelia to decide, yet again, how much she’s willing to sacrifice.
Will Aidan get to Amelia before it’s too late, or will the very power that sustains them keep them apart?

Rainee Review:

Stormy did it again! I love, love, love this series!  I was hooked after reading her first book in the bound series ‘Bound by Duty’ and was so excited to read ‘Bound by Spells’… It certainly did not disappoint! Stormy created such a fun world of magic and Mages and Anti-mages!  I think she does a fantastic job of “sucking” the reader into this world and making you just fall in love with the characters.  

In this book, the reader is taken further into the story of Amelia and Aiden and their discovery of their separate powers and how the responsibility they each have to control them and use them for good. They also realize the are far more important to each other than either of them had suspected before. Although they are separated from one another most of this book, they find ways to be together in dreams and thought.  

Throughout this story, I have been touched as I read about the love of an older brother to his sister, the sacrifices mothers and fathers make for their children, the unbreakable bond of family and best friends that try to understand and forgive. Although this is a book of fiction, these are such important relationship lessons for us all.

I really love everything about this book from the cover of the book – showing Aiden and his blue eyes – to being drawn in from the very first chapter until the end of the book which left me wanting more and excited to see what will happen next!  This series is full of excitement, love, friendship, and discovery!  I cant wait to read her next installment of this series!

Thank you, Stormy, for taking me again into this wonderful world you have created in the Bound books… No surprise,  I rate it  5 stars !

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Patricia C. Lee’s Daughters of The Cresent Moon: Book 3

A little bit of something for everyone in this series!

    

Take a little journey through time as you learn about 3 woman who are forever linked by blood and magic. I loved this series. These are YA Fantacy Trilogy! 

About the Author:

Patricia C. Lee

Pat is a playwright and award winning author who has had a love affair with the written word since childhood, many times immersing herself in the stories of Enid Blyton and Carolyn Keen
e. Her active imagination gave inspiration to short stories and her first play as a teen.  

Her full-length play The Truth About Lies was staged at a regional theatrical competition in 2006. She was selected as “One of 50 Authors You Should be Reading” in 2012. One of her novels achieved a finalist slot in the 2013 International Book Award Contest – fantasy category. She was also a winner in the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Story contest for A Holy Night.

Although still in pursuit of a place truly called home, Pat shares her life with her husband and three cats, all of which claim rule over the house at one point or another. Besides dreaming up her next novel, she also enjoys traveling, baking, camping, wine, and of course reading – not necessarily in that order.

You can find her on Facebook, her website patriciaclee.com or send her an email at authorpatriciaclee@yahoo.com

Destiny’s Past (1st book in the Trilogy):

No-nonsense medical examiner, Kelly Richards, relies on the familiar comforts of science and scalpels to get her through the day. So when a not-so-dead guy who claims he’s from the past lands on her autopsy table, she considers calling the men in white coats to escort him to a padded room. But Jarek’s old-world ways and hot gaze trick her heart into falling for him—a mistake she swore she’d never make again.

When Jarek, Prince of Leisos, discovers someone he trusts has been slowly poisoning him, he travels to the future in search of a cure. Driven by vengeance, he enlists the help of an impudent scientist to return him to his time.

As they try to find a solution, Kelly struggles with her feelings for Jarek while dodging the police and a visitor from her past.

Caught between his growing desire for Kelly and the need to expose his would-be assassin before they strike again, Jarek must decide between forfeiting his ticket home or losing the only woman he’s ever loved.

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