Avery (The Chronicles of Kaya #1) Charlotte McConaghy

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Synopsis

The people of Kaya die in pairs. When one lover dies, the other does too. So it has been for thousands of years – until Ava.

For although her bondmate, Avery, has been murdered and Ava’s soul has been torn in two, she is the only one who has ever been strong enough to cling to life. Vowing revenge upon the barbarian queen of Pirenti, Ava’s plan is interrupted when she is instead captured by the deadly prince of her enemies.

Prince Ambrose has been brought up to kill and hate. But when he takes charge of a strangely captivating Kayan prisoner and is forced to survive with her on a dangerous island, he must reconsider all he holds true . . .

In a violent country like Pirenti, where emotion is scorned as a weakness, can he find the strength to fight for the person he loves . . . even when she’s his vengeful enemy?

Avery is a sweeping, romantic fantasy novel about loss and identity, and finding the courage to love against all odds

Review

  Avery is the first book I have read by Charlotte McDonogh and it is  definitely not for the faint-hearted.   With is mix of death, magic, love , hate and suffering.

It is that old plot twist, a strikingly beautiful woman, a handful of hair pins, some strategically placed bandages, introducing herself to her enemies as a he and then falling head over heels in love with the enemy’s son.

After her mate is killed Ava is set on vengeance . But when she get’s imprisoned by the second son of the hated queen, Ava life will never be the same. 

Told from the point of view of 4 different characters.  Ava, Ambrose, Thorne and Roselyn. Though the focus of the story is primarily on Ava and Ambrose.

Ava is Kayan, from the south of the country, where it’s warm and beautiful.The women of  Kayan are free to be whoever they want to be.There is a old kind of magic and spend their lives looking for their bond mate, their one true love. But finding that love is not always a good thing.

Prince Ambrose and Prince Thorne  are brothers. Son of Pirenti, a cold country in the north where bloodshed and murder go hand in hand on a daily basis. To show any signs of humility is a weakness and means your death.  There lifes have been filled with violence and pain  they have been programed to kill, to follow order.

Roselyn is Thorne wife and  throughout the story we are told that she was simple, and strange  But I think that this is her way of dealing with the world she lived in. Pirenti is not a place for women and in a world were even the queen wants you dead you have to do what ever you can to survive.  From counting stars to making wishes.

There is many different things i could tell you about the story but that would give to much away. So what you need to know is that is you like a book full of thrills, spills, love and hate then this is the story for you. 

 
 

Wally the Worrier by a Robert Kelly

This is a dispatch from the types of books I normally share with you, but I am very luck to a  friend who is not only a amazing teacher but also the a talented writer.

I am very proud to announce that 
Wally the Worrier by  Robert Kelly
is now avalible for you to own.

It’s a very simple story but it has an underlying theme of OCD and anxiety.

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Synopsis

Wally is a worrier from Worry Town. He worries about everything and everything worries him.
When Wally the Worrier wins a holiday to the village of Not-To-Worry, his worrying world is flipped upside down.
Can the people of Not-To-Worry change the most worrisome of worriers?

Purchase your copy today.
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Wicked ( A Wicked Saga, #1)by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Synopsis
Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.

But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.

Review

This is the second book by Jennifer L Armentrout that I have read and I have to say she is slowly becoming a favourite of mine.

In Wicked we meet Ivy . Ivy  isn’t your average 22 year old student. She, and others like her are hunters. Her duty to the Order is her life after a horrible tragedy caused her to loss everything at the hands of the creatures she is sworn to hunt.

Ren is new to the order and the last person Ivy expected to enter her life.   Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy and Ren to deny.

But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets. There’s something Ren is not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man she is falling for.

Ivy  is strong independent and intelligent character. How doesn’t need anyone to save her. 

I also love Tink!  Through he wasnt in the story a lot, the parts he was  in are very good. He is full of spunk.

The paranormal elements are neat and I love the action they bring to the story. It will be very interesting to see how this story will progress in the next book.

The plot takes some fun turns, although at times they me be a little predictable.

Wicked is a hot romance set in a world where supernatural creatures exist, and the lovers must put their lives on the line to keep the world safe.

Looking for a book that has a kick ass heroine, spunky roomie and a green eyed hottie then this is the book for you .

Book journal

Our Reading Lives features stories about how books and reading have shaped who we are and how we live. But do you remember the books you have read and why they matter?

The moment you pick you a book you have read and are suddenly washed away by a mix of emotions and feelings that the book evokes.

How do you keep track off the books  you read, when and why they mattered???

In the age of blogging and sharing are you willing to share your real feelings behind why a book means something to you to the world?

Why not keep a book journal?