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  • Semester Aboard

  • More than Magic, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Kirke
  • Narrated by: Starla Huchton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

Jen Maddox is a few days into her summer study-abroad program. She sees something that isn’t humanly possible. Jen would have thought that it was all a dream if not for the fact that Charlie, Dani, Mariana, TS, and Thomas are making every effort to cover it up. Suddenly, the five of them are everything but normal, and Jen is determined to figure out what they’re hiding. There’s something on the ship. Something dangerous. Suddenly, everyone on board is threatened by a creature that Jen never even believed existed. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME BEGINNING TO VAMPIRE SERIES!

  • By Victoria Haugen on 08-20-18

Worlds Expanding

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-18

What we have here is … great! You know how they say that books are like a door to another realm ? Or like a mirror into someone else’s existence? Well, this is the case with this book. “Semester Aboard” is a world of magic, on a ship, where teenagers learn and experience new places and much more. It’s so complex and so gripping!

Jean has seen something that she shouldn’t have and with that, she is pushed or dragged right into this magical world she had no idea it existed. I don’t want to tell more as this book will surprise you with every chapter, every page. I’m just saying that we have a very interesting magical system, we have a lot of magical beings, for all tastes and preferences, we have a lot of twists and a lot of moments that will keep you wanting more.

The characters are all interesting, not only for their abilities but also as individuals. One is funny, another is more serious, we have a relationship that has been going on for some time, we have a relationship forming. We have friendship that builds surely, but gets stronger by the page. I love their interaction and the dialogue is very interesting and funny at times.

Another interesting fact is that, while we have a world of magic unfolding before us, we have a group of students aboard a ship, on sea, traveling from place to place and studying. So while we get to see that on board, we see a lot of the outside world. The descriptions are fantastic and I felt a part of their trips and explorations.

While I had the advantage to listen to the audiobook, this is still a 14h audio. But the narrator did a wonderful job in my opinion. The way she acts each character helped me experience their emotions better and made me even more addicted to this novel.

All in all, Elizabeth Kirke has created something that I love and I want so much more! I cannot wait to read more of this world and follow up on the characters. They evolve so much in “Semester Aboard” so I am curious to see what will happen next. Amazing!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Elizabeth Kirke. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • Flash Point

  • Elemental Trials, Book 2
  • By: Ronelle Antoinette
  • Narrated by: Ginny Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

A night of careless passion leaves Battlemage Jex Xander and Adept Enari Alycon in a precarious position. Long-time lovers they might be, but the Imperial ambassador and the daughter of Egalion’s High Mage have rather public roles in the court - whether they wish it or not - and scandal couldn’t come at a worse time. When a hostile kingdom reluctantly agrees to parley, the fate of 2,000 years of peace is on the line. In the midst of negotiations, Enari becomes the target of one of the Greater Maelstrom. She and Jex must race against time to save her life and that of her unborn child. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love and Politics United

  • By Lilly's Book World on 09-03-18

Love and Politics United

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-18

Ok, I have listened to book 1 and 2 in the last two days and I have fallen in love with the series. I am crazy for Jex and his magic, I love Enari and her strangeness – more in book 1 than in the second – and I loved the plot a lot!

Taking into account this is the second book in the story, I agree with what other people say that it can be read without taking into account “Errant Spark”. But, as I was expecting, some aspects of the story, especially when it comes to the political aspect or even understanding Jex and Enari better, as separate individuals, may seem incomplete without reading Book 1.

Our main characters are reunited after time apart and start a new journey together. New challenges face them – family and politics always in the mix – and they have important decisions to take. I liked how well the author balanced character and plot evolution and how the romance and court discussions were wrapped around one another. And speaking about character evolution, both Enari and Jex have come a long long way since “Errant Spark”. The author took care not only about their relationship as a couple, but as well about their individual growth and I loved that. They both make mistakes, none of them is perfect and that makes them more human, more close to our lives.

Narration – it took me some time to get used to the narration, as Ginny Ross has a strong accent and for a non-native English user like me, it can be quite difficult. But her pronunciation and her voice acting were very well executed. I liked her style and I liked her! Nothing to complain here either. I liked the musical intro – I aways like musical intros, they are like an invisible invitation. If the music is aligned with the theme, it can do magic for an audiobook, even if just for a few seconds.

All on all, I loved the series, I loved the characters and I love how the author manipulated all the threads in the plot. It is a series worth reading and a story worth talking about! Congratulations and 5 stars!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Ronelle Antoinette. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • Uncanny Valley

  • By: C.A. Gray
  • Narrated by: Melissa Williams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

Rebecca Cordeaux knows exactly what her future will hold: she will marry Andy, her crush of the last five years. Once Andy is ready to settle down, she's sure he will discover that she is his soulmate. After several small parts on stage, Rebecca knows she can become a renowned actress. Her writing also shows promise as a future author. Robots perform most human jobs that can be automated, leaving many free to pursue their personal creative interests.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me, but i don’t think I’m not smart enough...

  • By Brad&Britney on 08-18-18

An intriguing story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-18

This was such a wonderful story! It starts from one angle and gradually turns to someplace completely different! It takes the reader to a world somewhat close to our imagination, but so far in the same time. We have a world of robots, a world where people are being replaced easily. However, some things are not what they seem .

Rebecca’s world is turned upside down once she meets Liam. She is pulled into the conspiracy theories that her father also believed. She wanted to stay away, to follow her dreams, but sometimes destiny calls us to the right path. Once she sees things as they really are, she becomes as involved as her father. Well-built and with a lot of character development, the relationship between Liam and Rebecca easily grows and becomes something more.

I loved how the author offered life to an AI – Rebecca’s best friend. This character was so well created, enough to make it human, but also not forgetting it’s still a robot. Madeline is so innocent and intriguing! Her presence gives a lot of substance to the story.

The narration was quite all right. Even if we have close to no voice acting, it was a clear narration. I had no trouble understanding the words spoken to me. I must admit, in a world of robots, I wished for a little bit of sound effects here and there. But I’m ok, no hard feelings.

All in all, I loved the world, I loved the characters and I cannot wait to read more from this series. C.A. Gray is no disappointment when it comes to her writing. I love her style and I love the way she changes her characters throughout the story. 4 out of 5 stars. Enjoy J q

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by C.A. Gray. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • Beneath the Lake

  • By: Casi McLean
  • Narrated by: Aundrea Mitchell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Reeling from her boyfriend's indiscretions at a party, Lacey Montgomery escapes into the throes of a torrential storm. Her car spins out of control and hurtles into the depths of an icy, black lake. She awakens in the arms of a handsome stranger, in a place she's never heard of - 34 years before she was born.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet time travel romance

  • By Rhonda on 08-31-17

A captivating story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-18

“Beneath the Lake” was a wonderful read, a story that captivated me from the beginning. The time travel element was well presented and the action did not seem dull to me at all.

Our main character, Lacey Montgomery runs out of a party after seeing her boyfriend with another woman. She accidently falls into Lake Lanier and passes through a time gate of sorts and wakes up in 1949. She will now try to understand if her trip back in time has a purpose, in the same time try to make sense of her feelings for her host, Bobby Reynolds.

What I mostly liked about the story was how well the author has incorporated the time travel aspect with the romance. I think this is my second read with this theme, but Lacey is constantly trying to find a way back and knows her time is this period is limited. However, she takes advantage of every minute. As well, the jump between past and present is well weaved into the story. And to be honest, this is what mostly kept me till the end. Who is Rob? Why does he want revenge? These are just some of the questions you will find out by the end of the story.

The characters are like normal people, nothing abnormal, no heroes or anything like that. They make do with what they have. And this is exceptional J Their actions are not forced or anything. The simple way of their connection is well in line with the customs of the 1940s.

All in all, I liked the book quite well and I have no complains in regards to the story, The narration was ok, although Bobby’s voice was more like whispered. A total of 4 stars and my thanks to Jess and the author and narrator for this great story!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Aundrea Mitchell and Casi McLean. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • The Eden Conspiracy

  • The Liberty Box Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: C.A. Gray
  • Narrated by: Melissa Williams
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

The refugee caves have been destroyed, and most of the refugees are dead. The Potentate now knows of their existence and will stop at nothing to wipe them out completely.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rebellion!

  • By Lelia T on 07-20-18

Such great action!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-18

Yes!!!! I know the second book would be way better than the first one (review can be found here)! It completely blew my mind, I listened to the audiobook in one day. I was so eager to find out what will happen with… everything and everyone. We follow Kate’s love life, we follow the (now) two groups of rebels, with accent on the one our main characters are in, obviously, and we see all characters evolve. I absolutely loved it!

Kate is the one more in focus right now as she has a lot to deal with. She wants to be independent, she wants to prove herself to the group of rebels, she wants to fight side by side with them. Being reunited with her fiancée, she has to deal with her feelings as well. She not only sees the world differently, she sees herself and her relationship with Will with different eyes. Her evolution in this second part of the story really amazed me and what made me like it even better was how the author managed to put it into words, by following her personality from book one and growing it into something stronger.

Jackson proves to be (again) an honest man. His integrity is visible in all his decisions, including his feelings for Kate. His abilities are better taken advantage of and his choices are explained with maturity. Having his perspective, as well as Kate’s gives us an overview of their entire relationship and how he is able to help her grow even when they are not near. I loved it!

Oh, since we speak about perspectives, with the Potentate’s thoughts we have the complete picture of the story. His need to rule and his obsession for control are so well described. He is smart, he is trying to be one step ahead of the rebels and sometimes even manages. He is a fantastic character as well.

The narration was ok as well. As I was mentioning in my review for book 1, I would have wanted a better voice acting, but the narrator managed to transmit the emotions and the determination in each affirmation, so that’s ok with me.

All in all, I absolutely cannot give “The Eden Conspiracy” less than 5 stars. If “The Liberty Box” (book 1 in the series) did not convince you, please pick up book #2! It is great, simple as that! Enjoy J

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by C.A. Gray. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • The Liberty Box, Book 1

  • By: C.A. Gray
  • Narrated by: Melissa Williams
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Kate Brandeis has it all: a famous reporter at the age of 24, she's the face of the Republic of the Americas. She has a loving fiancée and all the success she could wish for. But when she learns of the death of a long-forgotten friend, her investigations unravel her perfect memories, forcing her to face the fact that she's been living a lie. Jackson MacNamera, trained from a young age in the art of mind control, returns to the Republic. Authorities collect Jackson and take him by force to a room called The Liberty Box

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Impressive

  • By Maya K. on 08-04-17

Great story, great characters!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-18

Yey! I’ve discovered a new author (shame on me for doing it so late)! I liked this book so much as it is so close to what we are facing now. I liked all the concepts, I liked the intrigue, the politics, the heroes and the antagonists.

I am always curious to see how other imagine our future, especially good writers, that can integrate a story worth following. In this case, C.A. Gray develops a future in which society is decided by one person, a society in which people have the illusion of a good life, or believe they can take decisions willingly. Well, things are not always what they seem. In this case, things are not what they seem at all!

Years after the United States has been declared a Republic, no longer a Democracy, reporter Kate Brandeis begins to remember things she should not. The trigger: Death of her former childhood friend. Once her fiancée starts helping her, he has a mysterious accident and passes away too. Left with the realization that her world is not as good as the government wants its people to believe, Kate has to run and hide to save her own life. That’s how she meets newcomer Jackson MacNamera – recently arrived in US for his mother’s funeral. He also has to deal first hand with the government’s manipulation but his mind is not as easy to break. They will both fight for what they believe – that’s their only chance of surviving, of avenging the ones that had the courage to think.

The book has strong themes. It is a story not only for the soul, but also for the mind. Because while we are chasing the main characters, while we imagine their actions, we think about our own lives. I think the subject is quite sensitive and enlightening even. Mind control is deeply analyzed, being stronger “in the head” is what sets these characters apart. We see them evolve, we see them developing strategies, learning to be one step ahead of the government. But is it enough? I tell you, I cannot wait to start book 2.

Unfortunately, I must admit that the beginning of this book was not the greatest. Things happen too fast and it seemed a little forced. As for the narration, I liked Melissa Williams’ interpretation, but her voice acting is not as developed as I would have liked.

Even with these negative points, I cannot give “Liberty Box” less than 3.5 stars (rounded to 4). It is a story that kept me focused until the end and made me want to read the next books in the series, which I am sure, will have a higher rating. Hope you’ll give it a try

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by C.A. Gray. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • Power of Five: Reverse Harem Fantasy

  • Power of Five Series, Book 1
  • By: Alex Lidell
  • Narrated by: Victoria Mei
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

Orphaned and sold to a harsh master, Lera's life is about mucking stalls, avoiding her master's advances, and steering clear of the mystical forest separating the mortal and fae worlds. Only fools venture into the immortal realms, and only dark rumors come out... Until four powerful fae warriors appear at Lera's barn. River, Coal, Tye, and Shade have waited a decade for their new fifth to be chosen, the wounds from their quint brother's loss still raw. But the magic has played a cruel trick, bonding the four immortal warriors to... a female. A mortal female. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No! It can’t end!

  • By sherry Christenson on 06-08-18

Another great story by another great author!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-18

Alex Lidell is a great author and I know that after reading “Air and Ash” (which I gave 5 out of 5 stars). So I could not have expected any less from her. And she delivered on that completely. “Power of Five” is a great story about bonding, forming relationships and not giving up on the people close to you.

The blurb is explaining enough of the action already so I will focus more on the reviewing part. We have a human main character, bonding with 4 immortal beings, 4 immortal powerful beings. They are supposed to form a group that has the mission of guarding the boundaries between realms. All is well, until the four guys meet the fifth member of the group. Apparently weak and innocent, Lera holds the power of their souls. And most importantly, she has a way of talking to every other guy in the group. She is somehow what links them together. Because as immortal and powerful as they are, River, Coal, Tye, and Shade cannot be more different. Lera finds a way to communicate with all of them and gain their respect. But she is also their weakness and they all know they cannot afford to be weak.

I liked the writing, as I mentioned, Alex is an amazing writer and she has a way of developing the characters like no other. But I would have wanted more details about the world and how these groups came to be. I would have wanted to see an even stronger Lera, but I am sure this will happen in book 2 (which is already out, by the way!). I have no other complains in regards to the book. I may not be as confortable with harems as I am with normal romances, but the plot is incredible and the relation between characters is well built.

The narration was phenomenal!!! Victoria Mei did such a wonderful job with all the accents and she managed to capture all the four guys’ personalities in her voice acting. For that and all the effort she put into reading this book for us, I would like to thank her! Really, the narration was awesome!

All in all, I will give this book 4 out of 5 stars and I am looking forward for the next book in the series. There is a promise of so much more and right now I am struggling not to check out reviews for book 2. Happy reading/listening!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Alex Lidell. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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  • Clutch

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Becker
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Barbetta
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Clutch: A Novel is the laugh-out-loud chick lit romance chronicling the dating misadventures of Caroline Johnson, a single purse designer who compares her unsuccessful romantic relationships to styles of handbags - the “Hobo” starving artist, the “Diaper Bag” single dad, the “Briefcase” intense businessman, etc. With her best friend, bar owner Mike, by her side, the overly-accommodating Caroline drinks a lot of chardonnay, puts her heart on the line, endures her share of unworthy suitors, and finds the courage to discover someone onto whom she wants to hold: the “Clutch”.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amusing Romance

  • By N. Mahoney on 07-03-18

Funny, full of adventure and inspiring

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-18

Funny, full of adventure and even inspiring – that’s how I would describe “Clutch”. And why is that? Because our main character goes through embarrassing moments, has witty lines that put a smile on your face and all her poor choices in men are a bit funny too. Even if making fun of someone else’s misfortune is not very polite, let’s make an exception, ok ?

Caroline Johnson had the courage to pursue a career in what she loved most, designing and making clutches and other kind of bags that women could easily afford. She had the ambition to create her own brand, her own line of accessories, following her aunt’s advice to find what she loves and hang on to that. However, her good eye for business does not apply when it comes to her love life. With a steady income that allows her a more than decent lifestyle, she is now trying to find the right man for her. She goes out with these guys but none of them feels like the right one. We see her with men as different as bags, one better (or worse) than the other. It will be a true adventure, with a lot of smiles.

It is easily observed that Caroline has two constants in her life: her job and her best friend Mike. He is always there for her, supporting every decision and encouraging her. But he has his own adventures with women. We see them both dating, but while one is looking for something steady, the other is just “sampling” J

I loved the narration! Suzanne Barbetta has such a beautiful accent and her voice is perfect for the character! She is absolutely fantastic! I would not have imagined a better interpretation J

To close my review, even if Caroline’s personality is a bit conflicting, this makes her human, this makes her genuine in a way. I was mentioning that this book may even be inspiring. Well, for me, it was. There are some words of wisdom added between the pages and I will keep them in mind. 4.5 stars and I gladly recommend it for a fun relaxing read! Enjoy J

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Lisa Becker. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ember Burning

  • Trinity Forest, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer Alsever
  • Narrated by: Moira Todd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Author Jennifer Alsever delivers an addictive story about a teen grieving over her parent's tragic death who becomes entangled with a mysterious forest teeming with urban legends of strange disappearances and witchcraft. Ember Trouve used to be alive, driven to become a musician and on a path to college. That was before her parents died. One day, after venturing into the fabled Trinity Forest, she goes missing. Now, Ember must confront the truth behind her parents' death - or lose herself to the forest forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Fascinating Paranormal YA Story

  • By Isabel Robles on 03-14-18

A great beginning for a series!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-18

Yey! Another interesting series, with love, mystery and all the other stuff that makes the difference between great books (because all books are great, mainly because they are books… good logic, right?) and amazing ones. “Ember Burning” is so much more than a story about some missing teenagers in a forest, as it covers loss and dealing with loss. Around this theme, Jennifer Alsever has developed an interesting plot and great characters.

Ember has to deal with losing her parents. Her pain is so great and it now prevents her from having a normal social life. She has lost that beautiful spark, she feels she has no one. Her solution: escape, hide, run. She finds ways to get away from that heaviness with drugs and when this has bad consequences, she does the next best thing: hide in Trinity Forest, a place from which people have the tendency of not coming back. Our character knows that. Ember has spent hours and hours studying the missing cases of lost teenagers, continuing her mother’s work. Her obsession brings her to the forest and the heaviness lifts, almost like magic. Strange things happen and she must figure them out, otherwise her loved ones will be in danger.

Although I liked the story a lot and I can’t wait to get into the next book, I decided to decrease 1 star of my rating. The mystery surrounding the forest is so heavy that sometimes confused me. Also, something happens between her and one of the guys who provided the “happy pills” and I would have wanted it to be treated with more seriousness.

The narration was good as well, even if at times it was a bit (but just a bit) difficult to differentiate between the girls. Moira Todd has such a gentle and sweet voice! And she sings incredibly!!!

All in all, “Trinity Forest” starts off very good! The ending leaves you wanting the next one right NOW, so that’s what I’m about to do 🙂 Happy reading/listening 🙂 Fell free to follow the blog tour, by checking the schedule below 🙂

I received these audiobooks as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Jennifer Alsever. The gifting of these audiobooks did not affect my opinion of them.

  • Oshun Rising

  • Trinity Forest, Book 2
  • By: Jennifer Alsever
  • Narrated by: Moira Todd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Oshun has everything a young pop star could ever want - fame, fortune, and beauty to spare. But there's something dark inside of her, rising like the tide, fighting to be heard. Something that terrifies her. Because once she lets it out, she knows there's no going back. Ember is drowning. Fighting for consciousness, struggling to make sense of the strange dreams she's been having - prophecies of murder, deception, and blackmail. Maddie is barely staying afloat with her best friend Ember still missing, presumed dead. Then she learns a pop star may be involved in Ember's disappearance....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beware, more questions than answers - need book 3!

  • By Jenn Crouse on 07-04-18

An believable follow up for Book 1

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-18

This is such a perfect continuation of the series. It is absolutely amazing and brings the story so much complicated things. We get multiple perspectives that make experiencing the action complete. I liked everything and every character speaking.

We have Oshun vs Ember. Two different personalities, tied together by so much more. One trying to overcome the other. We have a brother on the edge of obsession, trying to find his sister and a best friend who just does not know how to deal with losing Ember and also her brother. Let’s mention the intense connection between Tre and Ember, their bond, their unbreakable connection. He will do anything to come back to her, to reach her. But will he manage it or will he lose himself in the process?

Definitely this is a great follow up and it exceeded my expectations from the end of book 1. The action will keep you hooked, as the need to see if Ember will be reunited with her family and friends will push you to listen for hours. But as interesting as the main plot is, we have Jared and Maddie’s story also. Her effort in being there for Jared and her struggle to keep up with him are so well described.

I love that we have an inside to the negative character’s perspective. Xintra’s belief, her blind faith in the dark magic and the Annunaki goes beyond obsession. She and Zoe are the characters that complete the picture. We see everything from everyone’s POV. And that’s awesome!

As for the narration, Moira Todd has such a lovely and gentle voice. And her singing is awesome!! I liked that she brought melody to Ember’s lyrics and I liked the emotion she added to her interpretation. Same as in the previous book, I would have liked a little more diversity with the voice changing department. But nothing else to complain about.

All in all, this was great! I can’t wait to read/listen to the next book in the series! Jennifer Alsever is an amazing author and I believe she did such an amazing job with “Trinity Forrest”! Loved it, 5 stars no doubt!


I received these audiobooks as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Jennifer Alsever. The gifting of these audiobooks did not affect my opinion of them.