Born into a dying kingdom, Princess Elena of Garius is certain her intelligence and compassion would make her a better ruler than Prince Leonardo, the man her father insists she marry....
Hi, I'm Alexis Delaney. I'm your average 17-year-old girl. Except I can see the dead. And talk to the dead. And push them away and, well, help them move on....
A vicious werewolf attack leaves Alex infected, confused, and suddenly surrounded by strangers who all claim they want to help her....
Piper Jones can't catch a break. After a lifetime of animosity and indifference from the supernatural community, she thought she'd finally found a home with the vampire king's enforcers....
Kayli Winchester is a dirt-poor girl living out of a hotel, forced to be the parent for a drunken father and teenage brother who she's desperate to keep in school....
Seraph Black used to think that she was prepared for anything. She could last days without eating and she always walked away from the violent altercations with her father relatively unharmed....
What's worse than being hunted by a devil? Discovering you've been mated to one....
Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world - a position that she definitely did not earn....
Rescued by four legendary airling trainers when she escapes a harem, Airsha finds herself drawn into an uprising that has rebels planning to replace the Godling with Airsha herself....
Allie's not sure what scares her more - losing her life to the Goddess of Night...or losing her heart to one of her protectors....
Teenage girls don't believe in fairy tales, and 16-year-old Elena Watkins was no different - until the night a fairy tale killed her father. Now Elena's in a new world and a new school....
Abandoned as a baby and forced to grow up way too fast, Kitten has learned to live and survive by her own unique code....
I thought this would be a simple profiling case. Just another Jack the Ripper wannabe, prowling London’s streets, searching for easy kills. I was wrong....
Let's get one thing straight - Ivy Wilde is not a heroine. In fact she's probably the last witch in the world you'd call if you needed a magical helping hand, regardless of her actual abilities....
Ari Katz is intelligent and driven and will make an excellent demon hunter once initiated into the Brotherhood of David. However, this book is about his twin, Nava: a self-cultivated hot mess....
The cheating deadbeat my client hired me to find just so happens to be the necromancer hell-bent on destroying London, and it's up to me to stop him....
Maggie is a 17-year-old girl who's had a bad year....
Aurora struggles with her past as a domestic abuse survivor and the new dominating and violent lifestyle of a werewolf....
They're powerless without her - she's powerless to resist.
The list of reasons why Lexus Wren is the last girl any guy would be interested in is mercilessly long:
Her dad's in prison for murder, her mom drowns her sorrows every night at Dave's Dive, and Lexus is just trying to survive the cruelties of high school as a painfully shy bookworm with a bad wardrobe, and a collection of nervous habits. Never, in a million years, did Lexus expect to draw the eyes of two hunky transfer students, Phoenix and Griffin Easton.
The troubled brothers are haunted by their own demons, and don't seem bothered by Lexus' tarnished reputation. They're too busy trying to figure out why touching her makes them feel like electricity is frying their insides, and why they're compelled to obey her every command.
You'd think having two hot guys vying for her would improve her reputation, but the bullying at home and school only gets worse. When Lexus' problems reach a critical tipping point, the boys are drawn to protect her, and the truth about their powerful connection is revealed in an explosive confrontation that will astound them all.
If you like paranormal romance stories with supernatural magic, a love triangle hotter than Twilight, and John Green style teenage angst, you'll be captivated by Flightless Bird!
Flightless Bird may be written for the YA/Teen genre however I am 45 years old and thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters are wise beyond their years due to all they have been through. This book touches on many issues that we have either faced ourselves or know someone who has including self esteem, abuse and drugs. The pacing and story line was strong and steady through the entire book. I highly recommend Flightless Bird to any Paranormal Romance lover and I am looking forward to Book #2.
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Its a good start to a YA paranormal romance series. We don't get to know much in this first installment though. The story development is very slow so we only get a glimpse of what is going on with Lexus and her boys at the end of the book. That's ok i can live with that cliffhanger, its a series so will have to keep reading to find out what happens. The biggest struggle i have though is the love triangle. I hate love triangle! Maybe that's why the competition or jaleousy between the twins to win the attention of Lexus got on my nerves. That does'nt mean i wont give a shot for the second book of this series cause i want to know what happens next but the love triangle thing... argh...not.a.fan. If you also like your books in audiobooks try it the narration is good.
What a wonderful story about a girl that is always left out and then meets two good looking guys. The narrator was a pleasure to listen to and easy to understand. I love any stories by this author.
Kellie McAllen has written a great book and Heather Taylor delivered a great performance.
I really felt for the main character, Lexis. The cruelties she experienced in her high school were, unfortunately, very real. I was happy to see some things start to change when she met the twins. I can't wait to see where this storyline goes.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
A well-written book, full of interesting characters. Lexus is an unpopular teenager due to her father being in prison, her mother being a drunk & all the things that go with her parentage. She dresses in thrift store clothes & often doesn't have enough to eat.
When she meets a set of gorgeous twin boys at the bar where her mother drinks, her life begins to change. Phoenix & Griffin both seem to be falling for her & she loves both of them. But, can she choose between them?
The narrator does a very good job, but the sound quality was a little scratchy. Not enough to be distracting, but it was noticeable.
I look forward to reading the next book in this series.
Any additional comments?
I definitely enjoyed the audio performance! It always adds a nice quality to a book to get to listen to how these characters would sound in a real conversation outside of my head. I thought the narrator had good inflections in her voice and had an even tone. For the story there were some parts that were pretty standard YA that made it a little annoying, but the majority had this level of depth that not every YA has. Which I always find odd, as people who read YA are usually older than that age group and can handle some level of deepness, and not petty things like stealing boyfriends haha. I definitely enjoyed the backstory of the main character and thought it brought a new level to the story :)
I loved this book! My only complaint is that it left me wanting more.
This book was very believable. In high school, there's always that one person who sits alone and doesn't have any friends because of his/her family. That's Lexus in this book. When she meets the first guy to catch her interest, she believes there's no way he will ever be into her because of her mother. When she meets his twin brother and he is interested as well as his brother, she has no idea why. I loved the progression of Lexus finding herself with the help of the twins.
Honestly I can't wait to see what happens next in the series. I will be picking up the next as soon as possible!
This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
make the fantasy come earlier
Any additional comments?
Flightless Bird: The Caged Series, Book 1<br/>Written by: Kellie McAllen<br/>Narrated by: Heather Taylor<br/>This is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary.<br/>This is a great teen/young adult book that has characters that are well developed and a plot that is pretty good. The girl is a loner due to a drunk mom and she is poor, she is picked on at school every year. This year she meets twin good looking guys that are new to town and both take a liking to her. They are foster kids. Both boys are trying to win her over. The fantasy part of the book doesn't come in until the very end and only in teasing bits. This is my only complaint. I would have liked this story to have more fantasy and have it arrive earlier.Also, it leaves the book hanging. I give this a 3 1/5 rounding up to 4 stars. A good book but would be better if the fantasy would be started earlier and not a cliff hanger. At least to me. :)<br/>The narration is just right for this teen/young adult book!
"They're powerless without her; she's powerless to resist."
A shy, awkward girl...
A love triangle...
Sparks... both literally and figuratively speaking.
Lexus's home life is so sad and bad. I swear I hear my heart cracking. I want to cry for her, hold her and never let go. High school children are so mean. Sending all the hugs, girl!
Two brothers. One girl. A race to win her heart. Who will win? Who will capture her heart? Who will she choose?
I'm so horrified! My heart broke for Lexus! Lexus has to deal with self-esteem issues, physical and emotional abuse among other things.
Full of confusion, sparks, love-triangles, competition, secrets, power, love, teenage angst, abuse and turmoil.
Perfect for readers of paranormal romances.
I really enjoyed listening to the story but felt the narrator was a bit emotionless when reading it. I really loved this story and listening to the come alive was magical!
Where does Flightless Bird rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It would be on my Top 10 list.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Lexus, Phoenix, and Griffin are just such great character, working together to help and protect each other, that I couldn't name one.
Have you listened to any of Heather Taylor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No, but I'm going to check her other books. I loved her.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It made me cry, but the characters actions gave me hope as well.
Any additional comments?
I'm looking forward to more of the series. It ended abruptly, and left me wanting for more.
First I did buy this book on amazon.com where I read it so I knew the story. Sometimes it's just easier to listen instead of reading. This story goes about Lexus and what she discovers. She meets the twins Phoenix and Griffin. They soon like her and feel sparks. They both want to date her and there is rivalty between them. Both wanting to be with her. Lexus doesn't really understand what happens and then unexplainable things happen. This book is very good and I knew I had to get the next one too.
I had already read this awesome book but I love to listen on audio when I get the chance. I am going to be honest, the narrator is is not one of my favourites she does not have the range of expression in her reading voice as some others I have heard and her tone is a little plain for lack of a better phrase.
The quality of the recording is not as great as some that I have herd, but all that said, I was able to comfortably listen to the story and it's not so bad that I would refuse to listen to it again.
The story is awesome,
Lexus is poor, her dads in prison and her mum is a drunk. She gets picked on at school and spends he time reading or writing books
Then one night that all changes when she meets Griffin and Phoenix.
Well written it has a great storyline and young love with twin brothers trying to win her affections and out do each other. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading book two