Tag: fantasy books

Archangel’s Prophecy Review.

 My Review

Goodreads – Archangel’s Prophecy
Genre: Fantasy, paranormal, Romance.
Pages: 372
Published: October 30th

Eeek!! the time has come to review this AMAZING book.  I read it in a day, and oh my god.  That’s all I can say.
I don’t think I can wait until 2019 for the next one.

The book jumps back into the lives of both Elena and Raphael.
Elena is Raphael’s consort, but trained hunter who still works with the Guild, alongside her best friend Sara.

Elena is one kick ass Heroine in all the books she features in, hence Raphael’s attraction to her from the beginning.
Raphael is a powerful Archangel in charge of New York City, he begins to grow with more angel fire within becoming stronger and stronger in each book, ready to fight in the Cascade.
The love between these two is undeniably strong, since she is the first angel in thousands of years turned from mortal to immortal by the kiss of ambrosia Raphael  produced.  Read the first book to see their love begin.   Elena makes Raphael that little bit more mortal at heart.

In the beginning Elena’s vampire brother in law is attacked, left close to death, which also threatens her sister and niece.  The story follows Elena tracking down the culprit and uncovering dark truths, as well as battling her own fears of weakening.

Elena begins to hear an ancient voice in her head, over and over again telling her of a prophecy.  A part of the Prophecy is an immortal must die…..
“You must for the other to live”.  But of course Elena is not having any of that, she makes her future with Raphael, the Cascade will not control them.
Owls begin to appear to only her, lint starts to grow from her skin, the legion state the pain she is feeling will not kill her but be part of her “Becoming”.

Her wings become weaker, she loses weight at an incredible rate, and her rate of healing becomes like that of a mortal.  The healers are baffled and so is Raphael.  Raphael is furious and worried, for him there is no world without Elena if she dies, he would give into the darkness and fall within himself if anything happened to her.
He just makes me swoon every time he tells her “Elena mine”, or “Hunter – mine”.

But the real heart wrenching part of this book is 3/4 of the way through.  Probably the first time in a long time I have cried in a book.  This is when the book really changes and the fate of these two becomes unsure.

Since reading reviews from others who received an ARC, the ending has been a widely debated topic.  Everyone was going on about a cliffhanger.  There has been mixed reviews, people refusing to read the series after the ending..  I did not find the ending a cliffhanger, but more of a genius way of Nalini Singh keeping her readers hooked for the next instalment.  I for one am so upset, confused, intrigued to see where book number 12 takes us.  Will the fight of the Cascade begin.  What happens with these two.
Once again Nalini has not disappointed.

If you have read Archangel’s Prophecy then check out the Facebook page, just for this book, but there are spoilers!
Official Archangel’s Prophecy Discussion Group
There is also a general page for Nalini Singh fans: Fans of Nalini Singh.
And the Guild Hunter series.

5 Stars for this book


Book Blurb

Midnight and dawn, Elena’s wings are unique among angelkind…and now they’re failing. The first mortal to be turned into an immortal in angelic memory, she’s regressing. Becoming more and more human. Easier to hurt. Easier to kill.

Elena and Raphael must unearth the reason for the regression before it’s too late and Elena falls out of the sky. Yet even as they fight a furious battle for Elena’s very survival, violent forces are gathering in New York and across the world.

In China, the Archangel Favashi is showing the first signs of madness. In New York, a mysterious sinkhole filled with lava swallows a man whole. In Africa, torrential monsoon rains flood rolling deserts. And in Elena’s mind whispers a haunting voice that isn’t her own.

This time, survival may not be possible…not even for the consort of an archangel.


About the Author

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his

eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

Advertisements

Archangel’s Prophecy Has Arrived.

I am beyond excited to read this book.  Eek I am not going to be as fast as everyone else with a review as things at home are crazy.  But I intend to spend this week focusing on this book.  I have been waiting a whole year 🙂 some of the reviews already out are making me so excited.

cover-breakdown-nalini-singh-archangel-prophecy

hbg-title-9781473224575

 

kirkus_archangelsprophecy2btile2b-2bcopy

Find me:

Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest

*Blogtober Day 22* Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren Page Turners. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to link back here and feel free to add your link to the comments section.

 

249882361Professionally edited by Leslie Mitchell at G2 Freelance Editing and rereleased 2/12/14.

Traumatized by her past, and struggling to move on from it, Sera has spent the past three years of college hiding herself from the world and content to stay that way. A chance encounter with Liam shatters her sheltered world, leaving her stunned and shaken by the strange feelings and emotions he arises in her, feelings she never thought she would experience and that frighten her in their intensity. Harboring a dark and deadly secret of his own, Liam knows that he should stay away from Sera; that he will only bring her more hurt, but he is irresistibly drawn to her and unable to deny himself the pleasure that only she can bring to him. But when their pasts collide with their present, and Liam’s true nature is revealed, will their love for each other be enough, or will they be torn apart forever?

Mature readers 18+

Kindle Edition, 349 pages

Find me:

Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest

This is my Genre – Book Tag

I was browsing around for a few more tag posts and came across sharing the genre I love best….. The post I enjoyed most was by Callum McLaughlin, so here is my twist for the tag.
Enjoy and please follow and like to show your support.

  • What is your favourite genre?

Anything Romance/Fantasy.

  • Who is your favourite author from that genre?

Nalini Singh long term.    A new fantasy/Romance author I love is Josie Jaffrey.

  • What is it about the genre that keeps pulling you back?

I love getting lost in a world that obviously doesn’t exist.  I am a hopeless romantic so mixing that with a fictional world just drew me in.

  • What is the book that started your love for that genre?

twilight-saga-twilight-series-30543454-1280-720Need I say more.  I read this series WAAYY before it came out as a film.  I was a teenager at the time bored of school and loved how this book helped me get lost into thinking there is more out there in the world…… I used to day dream a lot haha.

  • If you had to recommend at least one book from your favourite genre to a non-reader/someone looking to start reading that genre, what book would you choose and why?  

Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1)

Angels Blood by Nalini Singh.  Angels, vampires and hunters all mixed into one action packed book, mixed with strong characters.

This series will suck you into a world where everyone knows supernatural people exist.

I have done so many reviews on this series, and new books keep coming out, always about a different character in the book but following the story line.

  • Why do you read?

I love how an author can get lost in a fictional world and write so well that you fall in love with the characters also, and forget about the world we live in.
I have always loved reading since I was little, my mum said I used to lock myself in my room and dive into a book, my escape from reality.  And that still carries on til today.  I may not read as much lately as life gets busier the older you get, but I always love to get lost between the pages.

Archangels Shadows: release date!!!!

I am back 🙂

I am so excited to annouce the release date for Archangels shadow by Nalini Singh which is 6/11/14.
I have just pre-ordered mine, I am so excited!


download

In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially not a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot – should not – be walking the streets. This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves…

Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there’s one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time, it is Ash’s secret, dark and terrible, that threatens to destroy them both.


If you follow me you would know that this is my favourite series from Nalini Singh and I am impatiently waiting for it now, and it will be in time for my Christmas reading.  Tweet me and keep following for a future review 🙂 and trust me this is going to be a book you do not want to miss out on!

Love Hannah.

xoxox

A castle of sand: Book review.


Today I bring you all the third installment of A shade of vampire, A castle of sand.  Here are the links to the first two books that I reviewed.
Book 1: https://hannahsbeautifulfantasy.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/a-shade-of-vampire-book-review/ 
Book 2: https://hannahsbeautifulfantasy.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/a-shade-of-blood-book-review/


Blurb:
What Sofia has with Derek feels like a sandcastle; temporary and something that the waves of the life and time will soon win…

Since the return of Gregor Novak, the island has turned several shades darker,  His hatred toward Sofia and thirst for fresh blood lead to a brutal war igniting between father and son.

Meanwhile the hunter’s are gaining formidable strength and resources by the day; they know that the safety of the shade hands entirely on its ability to remain hidden from them.

And a sinister secret lies in wait for Sofia within the bowels of an Egyptian desert a secret that threatens to crush her sandcastle much sooner than she could have expected….


Gregor Novak comes to claim his throne from his son Derek, and to change all rules set by Derek and to get rid of Sofia and her influence on his son.
Due to Gregor’s return Derek is reminded that his slaves/friends as well as Sofia after a year either have to be killed, turned into a vampire or sent to the Catacombs where all humans are to spend the rest of their lives.  With this decision Sofia has to decide what she is too do with her life if she is to show her love to Derek.  To give her the space Derek makes a pent house in the catacombs much to the disgust of the other humans living there.

War is only just beginning with Derek and Gregor, however to make things worse Sofia realises her mother is no longer human but a sick twisted vampire just like Gregor.


This book is well done, I love how Bella has included the end of the book into the first chapter, therefore there was suspense all the way through the book because I knew there was going to be a fight but the whole book took me on a long journey to find out how Sofia and Derek got themselves into a win or die situation.
The story line just gets better and better, this book was my favourite so far because I was getting to know nearly all the characters, and the story line is coming together making it easier to understand what makes people the way they are, however there are still some secrets left to uncover which is great when leading each book into one another.
The evil is intensified and so is the relationship between Sofia and Derek.


If you read my other reviews you will see that I rave about this book all the time.

Do not forget to follow me for more updates

Love Hannah

xoxoxo

A shade of Vampire: Book review.

Hello everyone.  I was told to read this book by a lovely follower on my Instagram account.  I liked the reviews I saw of this book and it fits into the genre of books that I love to read.  This book had vampires, love and action.  Who wouldn’t love that.  This author is new to me she does not have a Twitter account so I had little to go on, but Bella Forrest is amazing from what I have read and I am now onto the 3rd book of this series which I will review soon.  A shade of Vampire is the first in this series and the second is a shade of vampire.

The two main characters in this series are Sofia Claremont and Derek Novak.  Sofia is a regular 17 year old however she has been left to be raised by her dads friend and family, after her mother was taken to be cared for as Sofia’s dad saw her as mentally unfit.  Derek Novak on the other hand is a vampire who has been asleep for just over 400 years, but he was told he would sleep for eternity.

Now they both live completely different lives, Sofia is more of a loner and only really talks to her best friend Ben who she has a huge crush on but she also lives with (imagine how hard that is).  Where as Derek is centuries old and has now awoken to a completely different world where he is seen as the prince and expected to rule and save the Shade which is an island where the vampires of this can live.

Everything changes for Sofia on the night of her birthday when she feels everyone has forgotten her birthday, she takes a long walk on the beach at night, only to be taken by one of the vampires back to the Shade where she is to be offered to Derek as a “TREAT”.

However Derek see’s more in Sofia than he should have and no longer wants to kill her but infact he wants to keep her safe with him and never wants her to leave him no matter what it takes. 
The relationship between these two is amazing!

I love how Bella Forrest (the author) has split the book by each chapter being a different character, this way I was able to really visualise the life of each of these characters and really get to know what makes them what they are.  I fell in love with both Derek and Sofia as they are perfect for each other and bring the best side out of each other.  The only character I could not warm to was Ben who is Sofia’s best friend, the vibe I got from him was that he is way to overprotective and really doesn’t take what Sofia wants into consideration.

The story line of this book is amazing and well thought out, nothing is rushed, and every detail and question is covered in this book.

The only issue I had with this book is that it was really short with only 142 pages which is a small amount for me, as well as the book size which was too big for the amount of pages, making it difficult to hold compared to a normal size book.  I loved the cover of the book, the darkness of the cover reminds me of Derek and the woman on the front who looks like an angel in a long white dress is obviously  Sofia, I feel it symbolises that Sofia is Derek’s savior, you will understand what I mean when you read the story :). Such a plain front cover yet it is so bold with red writing.  The cover of Bella’s books are very enticing.

I would definitely recommend this book to those of you who love fantasy, I read this book in two hours that is how glued I was to the book.  Once reading the first you won’t be able to stop yourself from reading the second, just give it a go :).  I will be writing the review for the second book soon if you want to know more about the series.  For more updates follow me on Instagram:  hannahbunz and twitter: creechhan.  I always update and share photos of what is next.  I hope you enjoyed this book review and I will be back soon.

 

Love Hannah

xoxoxo