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A Coronation of Kings – review


a-coronation-of-kingsThis is the cover of a great book. The name of the book: A Coronatin of Kings by S.C. Stokes.

Tyranny. Desperation. Rebellion.

While Tristan may be the heir to the House of Listar, at heart he’s more a lad than a lord.

Mad with power, the ruthless and scheming Baron of Belnair will stop at nothing to gain the crown. In the dead of night, the Baron massacres Tristan’s family and burns their home to the ground. Desperate and alone, Tristan must fight for his life and his people.

With everything at stake, Tristan must unite the unlikeliest of allies to block the Baron’s ascent. For the first time in his life, he must become the leader he was born to be.

The Baron’s armies grow as an ancient magic stirs in the mountains. If Tristan fails, the throne, his freedom, and the love of his life will be lost forever.

A Coronation of Kings is the first book in this exciting new fantasy series. If you like fast-paced adventures, spellbinding sorcery, and wondrous new worlds, you will love Samuel Stokes’ A Coronation of Kings.

 

I will start with the fact that this is a fantasy book. I love reading fantasy. This book might not be like the Wheel of Time or the Lord of the Rings but I love it. It’s easy to read and it’s very interesing. The story started a bit slowly but after a few pages it got me hooked so much I couldn’t put it down. In general this is a very interesting read.

The fantasy world was built very well and the character development was good. I had the feeling that I can connect with the characters. It felt as if the places and the characters existed long ago in our world and this is a story that shows the past. While reading the book it constantly reminded me of other books. But in the fantasy genre almost everything is the same. There are a lot of book about kings raised by wizards or books that try to show the neverending fight between good and evil. It’s the same even in the paranormal genre. But what makes this book different is the approach the author takes. I like the way the authors has succeeded in finding the balance between dialogue and descriptions.

What surprised me the most was the forward from the auther where he states that the readers might find similarities and differences between the novel and other traditional fantasy works. Not many author would say that. I appreciate the honesty. Furthermore, in the forward the author states tht the goal for the pace of the novel is to be an action-packed fantasy novel. I believe that S.C. Stokes succeeded to achieve that. The other thing that I like about the author is that he doesn’t shy away from feedback. I like author who are open to criticism.

I also like the idea of the map. It’s a very beautiful map which you have the option to view in a larger size on the ebook version of the book.

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This is the map you can see in the e-book

Another positive thing I can list are the names. They are well-though and easy to pronounce. I don’t like name I can’t wrap my tongue around when saying them. And admit it. It’s easier to say Listarii than Warmliornarcrad for example, the latter I just made up. Without giving away any spoiler I will tell you that so far this is the best fantasy book I’ve read in recent years and the epilogue will leave you wanting more. From the moment I read; The black-hooded figure slipped quetly through the shadowy streets of Mizumumra.; I knew that there is more going on but I will have to wait for the sequel to find out. But that is not what nailed me to my chair. It’s the very last sentence that made me wanna eat my phone while waiting for the next part. A very good ending that will make your hands itch for more.

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I give this book 5 out 5 stars and strongly recommend it to all fantasy fans and to those that haven’t read book in the genre before. You will like it.

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A Woman Like You (Now & Then #2) – review


33266825This is the second book by the author Kate Ryan. A Woman Like You is continues the story of Amanda Harrington and the reader can follow her story into adulthood since in the second book she is in her twenties.

The first step in overcoming a problem is admitting you have one. This is the case with Amanda as she enters rehab on her own free will. She wants to overcome her problems and the rehab is going to help. The thing about being in rehab is that you have to do a lot of things there, to keep your mind occupied and not thinking about what got you into rehab in the first place. Probably the hardest thing would be to choose to leave your family in order to seek help. It can be hard, especially for young children. But there is nothing wrong in seeking help, especially if the person seeking it was dependent on marijuana. I can’t way I understand everything given I’ve never gone through what Amanda has gone but I can surely feel for her and cheer for the strength she finds. It requires a lot of it to try and change thing. The idea with creating a timeline where you can list the events in your life is great. I think that this way a person can go over everything and find the moment everything went wrong and start from there.

I like the way her relationship with her friends and family is growing. There are two men I’m puzzled about. Max and Shawn. I don’t know why, they both appear cute and nice. I liked the chats she has with Max and the conversations with Shawn. But Tanner was awesome too and I’m not even going to talk about the other guy Braden.

I also like the way the romance scenes are depicted. Without giving away spoilers or going into detail I will say that they are very well crafted. They aren’t anything that you could find in other novel, yet they are still steamy and romantic. And that isn’t easily achieved. I applaud the author for achieving such an astonishingly great work.

There is a point where instead of perceiving the characters as just characters you see them as living people. As people you can actually talk to or listen to their stories. It felt so real in the end it hurt. Not many books can make me cry. But this book succeeded in that department. I haven’t done it in a long time and it was amazing. But enough of that. If you want to know what in the book made me cry I guess you’ll have to go grab it and read it.

Kate Ryan has yet again done an amazing job. She never ceases to amaze me. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

 

I give this book 5 out of 5 start and strongly recommend it.

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Madden by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey – Review


32024388Madden by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey

 

Hello dear readers. Let me start by saying that this book was given to me as an ARC by the authors for an honest review. Now, that being said I will go on with the review.
The book is quite short. It’s still a novella. But even for the twelve chapters it’s…well I don’t know. But it wasn’t enough for me. Don’t get me wrong. It’s a great book. Finished and with an ending I love. But I want more.
The main character is Lieutenant Jacob Madden. He is military and he is Amish. Yes, you heard me correctly. Amish. This is probably the first book I read that talks about the Amish society in any way. I do know of them but not in such a way. It was quite interesting approach and I love it. For those who don’t know the Amish society is a group of traditionalist Church fellowship. They are known for simple living, plain dress and reluctance to adopt many modern technologies. But that being said what shocked me was the way they disown a person if someone decides that their way is not his/her way; how they shun people away from the community. So I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the heroine, Abigail, is also Amish. But they both chose to leave and join the real world. Now life has thrown them together. Will they stray from each other or will they choose to unite as one? I’m not going to give you the answer. I guess you will have to read the novella and find out. Let me say just this. Madden is magically and well-crafted novella where you can feel every emotion seeping through the pages. It will break your heart in pieces and then put it back together. Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey are great wizards and are very good at weaving stories, so intricate and detailed that you can mistake them for reality.

This novella was given to me as an ARC from the authors.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

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A Girl Like You by Kate Ryan review


31522659This is a book about choices, about life and how we must face the difficulties that are placed before us. At the beginning I thought that this will be another story set in high school full with teenage drama, something like the movie Mean Girls, but I was never more wrong in my life. The novel shows us an adult woman named Amanda. She is going into a rehab for several days. During the time in rehab she shares her story. The story itself is told through the eyes of younger Amanda. We are able to see Amanda when she is young, see the hardships she must endure and overcome. Of course it won’t be fun if there aren’t any boys so we meet Braden and Tanner. Through the course of the book I fell in love with the characters. The author has done a wonderful job in creating the characters. They are truly believable. This book is a great read. And all this is just the beginning, the book is first in the series.

I received this book as an advanced copy for review.

I give the book 5 stars and strongly recommend it.

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Dragon Fever: A Dark Kings Novella


A yeaning that won’t be denied

Rachel Marek is a journalist with a plan. She intends to expose the truth about dragons to the world – and her target is within sight. Nothing matters but getting the truth, especially not the ruggedly handsome, roguishly thrilling Highlander who oozes danger and charm. And when she finds the truth that shatters her faith, she’ll have to trust her heart to the very man who can crush it…

A legend in the flesh

Suave, dashing Asher is more than just a man. He’s a Dragon King – a being who has roamed this planet since the beginning of time. With everything on the line, Asher must choose to trust an enemy in the form of an all too alluring woman whose tenacity and passion captivate him. Together, Asher and Rachel must fight for their lives – and their love – before an old enemy destroys them both…

„DRAGON FEVER is here!
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ORDER yours today: http://amzn.to/1QQ71iO

 

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Swort Art Online или книга превърнала се в аниме


tumblr_n56jqj16a01t7b5qro1_1280Swort Art Online започва като книга или ‘Light Novel’, която се превръща в наистина успешно аниме. По мое мнение това е едно от сполучливите анимета, които излизат напоследък. Въпреки че анимето не е от тази или миналата година, все пак е настина добро и го нареждам на второ място в списъка си с любими анимета, след Fairy Tail, разбира се.


За какво става въпрос?

Анимето всъщност проследява приключенията на Кирито в един нов вид онлайн игри наречени VRMMORPG. Това всъщност е  Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game или на българки с по прости думи. Онлайн роул плей игра, в която всъщност се потапяш с помощта на устройство, което те прехвърля в една виртуална реалност. Нещо като новите виртуални очила на Самсунг, но в значително по-голям мащаб.

Всичко е добре, Кирито е един от добрите играчи, но какво се случва когато той и приятелите му се опитат да излязат? УПС! Няма бутон за излизане. Всички играчи, купили си играта и включили се в нея, се оказват в капан в тази виртуална реалност и единственият им шанс за измъкване е да победят боса на последния етаж на замъка, който всъщност е света на играта. Светът се нарича Айнкрад.

И така неговото приключение започва. Отначало той е соло играч, но соло играчите могат да играят сами до един момент. И този момент за Кирито идва. Тогава той се сближава с Асуна, другата главна героиня.

 

Но спирам до тук иначе ще ви разкажа анимето. Горещо препоръчвам да го гледате, а за да ви покажа за какво иде реч, ще ви споделя няколко видеа. Внимание, може да съдържат спойлери!

 

 


 

 

 

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Друговремец продължава


Преди малко издателство ПроБук обяви, че продължава поредицата „Друговремец“ на Диана Габалдон. Освен, че най-накрая българските читатели ще могат да се насладят на цялата поредица, те също така ще могат да се насладят и на корицата, която може да видите по-долу заедно със съобщението, което издателството обяви на стената си във Фейсбук.

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ПРОДЪЛЖЕНИЕТО НА ДРУГОВРЕМЕЦ ИДВА!
Най-накрая!
След продължили над две години преговори с агентите и посредниците, преди по-малко от час получихме потвърждение и договор за следващите книги от поредицата!!!
Благодарим на всички наши читатели и верни фенове, които проявиха нечувано търпение и лоялност!!!
Започваме работа по превода на книга 2 от утре и се надяваме да успеем за премиера на Панаира на книгата през декември, за да може празничната Коледа да бъде с една идея по-празнична! След това ще има и книга 3, книга 4, 5…и така, докато стигнем последната!
Ето и корица в аванс!
Знаем, че декември не е утре, но не е и чак толкова далеч. Много мина, малко остана – събирайте сили!
Помогнете ни – споделяйте добрата новина, за може повече хора да я научат бързо.С пожелания за приятен и усмихнат уикенд на всички!

Източник: Издателство PRR BOOK

Също така не забравяйте, че докато чакате книгата да излезе може да се насладите на Джейми и Клейър като следите сериала Outlander, чийто втори сезон в момента се излъчва. Докато първият сезон покриваше първа книга от поредицата, то втори сезон покрива книга 2, като сериалът вече е има готовността за заснимането на сезони 3 и 4, които ще покриват следващите две книги от поредицата.

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GATOR by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey


First let me say that I got this book as an advanced reading copy or ARC. Now let me get back to the review at hand.

I love this book from the start. No matter it was short the book was full of surprises and unforeseen turns that I didn’t expect in the slightest.

Gabriel “Gator” Moreno is a man with a past. Knowing the main female character from his early years you can see his hesitation the first time he gets back home after a call from his friend who asked for help. But even that a promise made is a promise kept so he is there to do everything that needs to be done. No matter Alyssa isn’t going to like it he will be there for her.

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