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I'm leaving this review on all of the books from this series, but no real spoilers here.
I can say that I'm terribly sad that I'm almost done with the 5th book in this series (even if only 3 are on audible), I am worried that I won't be able to find another series that I love quite like this one, not for awhile. But in another way I'm a little bit glad that I am almost done because I can get back to my life afterward!
I read a ton of books. I don't always leave reviews, but I had to leave one for this series because it kept me going and going and going. I never wanted to put it down. I had to force myself to do so. And when I found that the last two books were not on audible I almost cried, not kidding. The narrator, while not my favorite at first, ended up fantastic.
The plot was awesome. Slight spoiler here: the love story is terrific. There wasn't much of the icky-sweet, romantic-puke, "our love is the strongest love that ever existed" crap that I see in other series that always makes me go "Really? C'mon now." This one was so much more realistic.
I like that the characters are strong but faulted. I love how the friendship between the 3 grows so strong. I wish Piper would say "Thank you" once in awhile, but I'll get over it. I like how the twists happen, when you think one thing might happen and then, bam, another thing happens.
This series had me gripped from *literally* (I'm using that with it's intended meaning), the first chapter of the first book. That is my favorite type of book, the kind that just grip you and won't let you go. I haven't had that happen to me for a long time and it was such a pleasant surprise, even if it did keep my up until 3 in the morning a few times. These are going on my faves shelf because...well...they are.
Dear Annette Marie, more please? Pretty please?
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
I avoided this series for awhile because I didn't like the illustrations on the covers. It's strange how much that first impression affects my book selections, but I'm glad I finally gave it a try.
I really enjoyed the three main characters and the relationships they built. The main girl was annoying at times (overreacted to several situations in ways that hurt one of the other characters), but I liked that she made up for her lack of magical abilities with fighting skills and determination. The two guys pulled me in, both with their looks and personalities. You slowly get to know them throughout the book, and there isn't an instant love connection for no reason, but there is attraction which will probably lead to a love triangle.
The book had a lot of action, and there was a new challenge for the characters around every corner. The ending isn't a cliff hanger, but there are lots of things left untold that make me want to continue with the rest of the series right away. Hope Audible publishes the whole series soon!
I know there are a lot of comments about the narrator already, but I'll add my opinion. She did a reasonable job. The things that bothered me are how young/immature she sounds (but I know the main character is young too), and many times she shouted or used a tone of voice that just didn't make sense in the context. Yes, she sounds a bit congested, but I got used to that. Overall, it was ok and didn't ruin the book.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
The story was very good. Unfortunately, I was seriously distracted by the nasal quality of the narrator. It sounded very much like she had a horrific cold or a peg on her nose and was struggling to breath, could really do with being rerecorded
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Would you try another book written by Annette Marie or narrated by Jorjeana Marie?
I would normally carry on with a series and buy the next book straight away but the narrator has put me off and I've started something else instead
What didn’t you like about Jorjeana Marie’s performance?
Does this narrator have a cold....I had to speed the book up as it became very annoying...
Such a shame as the book was ok.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
In the beginning of this book i wasn't a captive reader but as the story progresses it got better and better. There is action, thrills and suspense that keeps you interested through out the story, i loved when Piper had to.fight in the ring, she is amazing and a kick ass chick ;)
the narrative is excellent she has an amazing voice.
This is a good story let down by the flat narrator. Their voice lacked any real emotion.