The Last of the Firedrakes (Avalonia Chronicles #1( by Farah Oomerbhoy

Synopsis

16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn’t seem so bad.

Avalonia is a dangerous land ruled by powerful mages and a cruel, selfish queen who will do anything to control all seven kingdoms—including killing anyone who stands in her way. Thrust headlong into this new, magical world, Aurora’s arrival sets plans in motion that threaten to destroy all she holds dear.

With the help of a young fae, a magical pegasus, and a handsome mage, Aurora journeys across Avalonia to learn the truth about her past and unleash the power within herself. Kingdoms collide as a complicated web of political intrigue and ancient magic lead Aurora to unravel a shocking secret that will change her life forever

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Review

This is the type of book I love to do read.  It hooks you from the start and leaves you wanting  more. Full of magic, mystery and intrigue.

The story begins with our leading ladies Aurora living in hell. Her adoptive parents  have passed away and she is sent to live with her adopted  aunt, uncle and cousin . At home she is unloved and unwanted. Her school life isn’t any better.

Just when she thoughy her life coukdnt get any worse Aurora is whisked away to Redstone Manor on a spur of the moment “family trip”,  but her world is going to be changed  forever when she is pulled into the  world of Avalonia.

This a a beautifully writen story about discovering who you are and following  your destiny.   
Farah creates a story that weaves together the reality of our world with the fantasy world of Avalonia  to create a  storyline with a diverse and relatable characters.  

There is so much I would love to tell you but it would give to much away. So I will leave it at this if you love magic, mystery secrets  and perhaps  some romance, then you need to add this to your to read pile today.

I can not wait to see what will happen next.

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Pretty bird by Olivia Howe

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Midnight Falls (Sky Brooks #3)by McKenzie Hunter

Synopsis

Skylar has finally accepted that her life will never be simple again. As a host to a spirit shade and a werewolf with the ability to manipulate magic, she has many enemies in the otherworld just for being what she is—an anomaly. In possession of dark magic that she can barely control, she lived in constant fear for her life until she joined the Midwest Pack.

The Midwest Pack was supposed to keep her safe and make things less chaotic. Instead, she is pulled into a clandestine world with strange politics and secrets. With secrets come danger and when some are discovered, Skylar finds herself protecting the pack and saving the life of the Beta. But Skylar is cursed for her good deed by the Creed, the ruling body of the witches.

Complicating her life even more, the Midwest Pack becomes responsible for protecting the Clostra, a book of magic. In the wrong hands, it can destroy the otherworld and force a battle that no one can win.

All Skylar ever wanted was a normal life, so when she meets a charismatic, powerful and mysterious witch, who claims that he can remove her curse and her lycanthropy, Skylar is enticed. But this too comes at a price—the betrayal of her pack.

Which will she choose?

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Review

I received a copy of Midnight falls for an honest review.

Welcome back to the world of Sky Brooks. First let me start by saying I love this series from McKenzie Hunter. It has such a refreshing twist on some classic character ideas.   

So far in this series we have seen the evolution of Skylar from her struggling to deal with what she really is, and the discovery that is more than just a normal werewolf. Now that she has started to find her place in the pack, she is learning to except herself and discover her origans.

With the vampires taking more of a back seat in Midnight falls it is time for the other in the supernatural world to take a step into the spotlight. The witches in particular become a large pain in Skylar’s life. As the quest for power amongst the magical community turns into a vicious race for the ultimate weapon. The spells in the Clostra. When Skylar discovers that  Marcia the head of the creed has her Aufero, the situation will become more complicated. This allows for new story develops and the introduction of new characters.

 Don’t worry the vampires are not completely absent from the story. The mysterious Quell  does make a appearance and even leaves Skylar with some sage advice.  

 Ethan is still playing a large role in Skylar’s development and integration to the pack. Though his motives and interest in Skylar are still not truly clear. You can see that Skylar’s feelings are beginning to become clear.  Though a large piece of the Ethan puzzle will become clear, as we learn more about his background and abilities. 

I really loved this book and have tried my best to keep from giving away too much in the way of spoilers. If you haven’t read this series yet then you need to order your copies and get started.