Category: Fairies

Illusions by Aprilynne Pike

Posted October 5, 2015 by karenbaron in Fairies, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Paranormal, Paranormal People, Paranormal Romance, Review, Romance, Series, Supernatural, Teen, Urban, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Illusions by Aprilynne PikeIllusions by Aprilynne Pike
Series: Wings #3
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by HarperTeen on May 3rd 2011
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 375
Format: Hardcover
five-stars

"I don't do patrols, I don't go hunting, I just stick close to you. You live your life. I'll keep you safe," Tamani said, sweeping a lock of hair from her face. "Or die trying."
Laurel hasn't seen Tamani since she begged him to let her go last year. Though her heart still aches, Laurel is confident that David was the right choice.
But just as life is returning to normal, Laurel discovers that a hidden enemy lies in wait. Once again, Laurel must turn to Tamani to protect and guide her, for the danger that now threatens Avalon is one that no faerie thought would ever be possible. And for the first time, Laurel cannot be sure that her side will prevail.
This is the third installment of Aprilynne Pike's Wings Series.

My take on the book: Wow. This book once again was really good. Illusions by Aprilynne Pike has us jumping from Tamani to Laurel, in terms of who the third person narrator is, which is something that I adore. I think that the book wouldn’t have been good without the little sections of Tamani being the focus that the book wouldn’t have been as good. From the very beginning to the end of the book had me wanting more and more.

Laurel is still stuck between wanting to be in a romantic relationship with either David or Tamani. Some people might like the whole love triangle thing but for me I’m just a little bit worried about which scorned lover would turn on Laurel if they were influenced enough from the other side. This book seemed like it was filler which is a good thing since we learned more about Tamani, David, and mostly everyone in this book. We even got to meet and learn more (SPOILER!!) about a new faerie named Yuki (END SPOILER!!). We also learn a lot about her and a little bit more about this troll hunter, that we met in the last book, by the name of Klea. We all know that I hate filler books but this filler books, but I feel this one is a necessary for this series.

I am going to be giving Illusions by Aprilynne Pike a five stars rating because it was soo good. When I wasn’t reading I was worrying about what Laurel was getting herself into or if Tamani and David would stop trying to be jerks around each other and what type of faerie is Yuki?! All really good questions that got answered in the book, which gave me more questions. That cliffhanger Aprilynne Pike had for us was the worst one ever. Well not the worse one but it sucks to know that I won’t be able to read Destined by Aprilynne Pike for a while. But, wow I can’t wait to read it, when I am able to get my hands on that book. I really want to know what happens for Laurel and her friends. and even more about Yuki.

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Critically acclaimed, #1 New York Times best-selling author Aprilynne Pike has been spinning tales since she was a child with a hyper-active imagination. At the age of twenty she received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found out running; she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a childbirth educator and doula. Aprilynne lives in Arizona with her husband and four kids; she is enjoying the sunshine.


Spells by Aprilynne Pike

Posted September 24, 2015 by karenbaron in Fairies, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Paranormal, Paranormal People, Paranormal Romance, Review, Romance, Series, Supernatural, Teen, Urban, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Spells by Aprilynne PikeSpells by Aprilynne Pike
Series: Wings #2
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by HarperTeen on May 4th 2010
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 359
Format: Hardcover
five-stars

"I can't just storm in and proclaim my intentions. I can't 'steal' you away. I just have to wait and hope that, someday, you'll ask," Tamani said.
"And if I don't?" Laurel said, her voice barely above a whisper.
"Then I guess I'll be waiting forever."

Although Laurel has come to accept her true identity as a faerie, she refuses to turn her back on her human life - and especially her boyfriend, David - to return to the faerie world.
But when she is summoned to Avalon, Laurel's feelings for the charismatic faerie sentry Tamani are undeniable. She is forced to make a choice - a choice that could break her heart.

My take on this book: Spells is a fantastically great book that Aprilynne Pike had written. Laurel feels like she has to decide between her two separate worlds and she doesn’t know which one she wants more. Especially when it comes to David or Tamani. She has to deal with that and her fear of the trolls coming back for her. She also has to deal with keeping her secret and doing other things. This book is a really good one and I think it’s actually better than the first one.

Laurel is a great character even if I don’t really care about her love triangle between David and Tamani. I mean in my head she needs to choose one or the other and she does just not the one I would have thought she should have chosen. Aprilynne is a great author especially on her knowledge of faeries. I am giving this book a five stars since it’s an awesome book and I am loving the lives of Laurel, David, Tamani, and the other people in these books.

If anyone asks me about a recommendation on this book it would be the same as the first one which is a yes. This book is a good one and I love it. I can’t wait to read the next book and the last book in this series. I am quite glad that I found this book and this author.

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Critically acclaimed, #1 New York Times best-selling author Aprilynne Pike has been spinning tales since she was a child with a hyper-active imagination. At the age of twenty she received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found out running; she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a childbirth educator and doula. Aprilynne lives in Arizona with her husband and four kids; she is enjoying the sunshine.


Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Posted September 21, 2015 by karenbaron in Fairies, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Paranormal, Paranormal People, Paranormal Romance, Review, Romance, Series, Supernatural, Teen, Urban, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Wings by Aprilynne PikeWings by Aprilynne Pike
Series: Wings #1
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by HarperTeen on May 5, 2009
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 290
Format: Hardcover
five-stars

Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful - too beautiful for words.
Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings.
In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.

My take on this book: Wow. This book is totally different than what I thought it would be. I wasn’t sure what to think when I read the plot for the book but oh my god it was so good. Totally didn’t think that it was going to be about faeries and that they would be like they are in the book.

Aprilynne Pike is totally a great author and is good at spinning tales about faeries. Though the one thing that I didn’t like is this little love triangle thing that seems to be coming for Laurel, David, and Tamani. But then again what can I say it seems to be a thing for young adult stories and it actually does work quite well with the story. This whole book was really good. I finished it today and it was so good. It grabbed me from the first chapter and that usually means that this will be a book that I won’t be able to put it down unless I really needed to.

Anyways this book is really good and I’m giving this book a five stars. If anyone asked me about this book I would totally say it would be a great read especially if you like faeries. Even if you don’t like faeries it still is a good book and it’s totally something that I think a lot of people would love to read. Aprilynne Pike is a really good author and I am glad that I found this book.

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Critically acclaimed, #1 New York Times best-selling author Aprilynne Pike has been spinning tales since she was a child with a hyper-active imagination. At the age of twenty she received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found out running; she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a childbirth educator and doula. Aprilynne lives in Arizona with her husband and four kids; she is enjoying the sunshine.


Intoxicating Magic by Deanna Chase

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Fairies, Fantasy, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Romance, Series, Urban / 0 Comments

Intoxicating Magic by Deanna ChaseIntoxicating Magic by Deanna Chase
Series: Crescent City Fae #3
Series Rating: four-stars
Published by Bayou Moon Publishing on September 18th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 284
Format: Kindle
four-stars

From New York Times bestselling author Deanna Chase comes the third book in the Crescent City Fae series. Willow Rhoswen is finally coming to terms with the fact that Talisen-the healer she thought was the love of her life-has left town and is trying to move on when a rogue vampire poisons three of Allcot's guards. With his most trusted security team on the verge of death, the notorious Cryrique leader orders Willow to bring Talisen back to New Orleans before it's too late. But when she gets to her hometown of Eureka, California, Willow once again finds herself the target of her brother's murderer. And suddenly no one is who they seem. With spies, secrets, and undercover missions to navigate, Willow's determined to not only survive but to do whatever it takes to protect the ones she loves, all while hopefully getting her happily-ever-after.

My take on this book: CAUTION! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK YET. CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!!

This book was quite very interesting. I mean I read it for seven days but during those seven days I could easily put the book down and not be agitated about leaving the characters behind this time. That for me is a red flag on that there must be something wrong with the book. Or at least me.

I mean this book is really good and well written but it just didn’t captivate me all that much. Which is something that I love to happen to me when I read a book. Now another thing that bugged me somewhat is the lack of Paige in this one. It’s mostly about Willow being stuck between two guys again but she makes the right choice for herself at the end which is always a good thing.

I gave this book a grateful four stars because I thought it was good and it did make me want to read it some more but not in the way that if I leave the book I have it stuck in my head wanting to read it some more. But then again all books can’t be that way I guess. I thought the ending for this book was very good and that my mom and I had a great idea about with how each “guy” family member before her and her twin brother got their power. Each generation had got like an expansion of that one power for vampires which would make sense for her little nephew. But yeah I am signing off now and I hope that you guys love this review! Please comment on here about it!!

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About Deanna Chase

Deanna is a native Californian. After spending five years traveling in an RV, she and her husband moved into an adorable cottage in a small town outside of New Orleans. After about six months, Deanna was convinced their 1907 home was haunted. Late at night as she penned Haunted on Bourbon Street, she often heard footsteps throughout the old house. Luckily, the spirit appears to be harmless, as he/she has never done more than make a little noise and possibly smoke a few cigars. However, if the ghost ever shows up in a dream, you’ll be the first to hear of it. Smudge stick anyone?

When she isn’t writing, she is often goofing off with her husband in New Orleans, playing with her two shih tzu dogs, and making glass beads.


Irresistible Magic by Deanna Chase

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Fairies, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Romance, Series, Supernatural, Teen, Urban, Vampires, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Irresistible Magic by Deanna ChaseIrresistible Magic by Deanna Chase
Series: Crescent City Fae #2
Series Rating: four-stars
Published by Bayou Moon Press on November 8th 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
Format: Kindle
five-stars

Finding the perfect dress can be hell... especially when a stranger tries to gun you down in broad daylight.
Void agent and magical baker extraordinaire, Willow Rhoswen has been anticipating her first date with Talisen Kavanagh since she was sixteen. After eight years of waiting, there are only two things that can stand in her way—an assassination attempt and a new game-changing drug.
Talisen's invented a new elixir that creates superhumans, ones that can rival vampire strength, and everyone wants it. Including the vampires. With Willow's life on the line, he makes a deal with the devil, while she's forced to accept the always-strings-attached protection from the most notorious vampire organization in New Orleans.
But when Talisen and his drug go missing, Willow will stop at nothing to find him, even if it means working with her vampire-ex, David. With souped-up humans, dangerous vampires, and more questions than answers, Willow has less than twenty-four hours to find him before everything changes forever.

My take on this book: CAUTION! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK YET. CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!!

Another good book by Deanna Chase. This is another good book and I actually liked this one better. I mean Talisen and Willow are dating, I believe, don’t quote me on that.

I always liked books with faeries in them and this one is no exception. It is quite interesting especially with everything that we learned from the last book. We also find out more about Willow’s strange abilities that she got from her deceased twin brother along with the fact that she had a nephew as well.

I actually gave this book five stars because it was a much better book than the first one and that to me always seems to happen and this was once again no exception to that. And yeah it’s a good book. I will recommended it to anyone.

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About Deanna Chase

Deanna is a native Californian. After spending five years traveling in an RV, she and her husband moved into an adorable cottage in a small town outside of New Orleans. After about six months, Deanna was convinced their 1907 home was haunted. Late at night as she penned Haunted on Bourbon Street, she often heard footsteps throughout the old house. Luckily, the spirit appears to be harmless, as he/she has never done more than make a little noise and possibly smoke a few cigars. However, if the ghost ever shows up in a dream, you’ll be the first to hear of it. Smudge stick anyone?

When she isn’t writing, she is often goofing off with her husband in New Orleans, playing with her two shih tzu dogs, and making glass beads.