Book Review: The Shifter by Janice Hardy

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Last week’s guest was Janice Hardy, author of The Healing Wars, a middle grade fantasy. I’ve only read the first two books in the trilogy so far: The Shifter and Blue Fire, though I will be ordering the third book soon.

This series takes us on an adventure with Nya, a fifteen-year-old girl who lives in a society where the only medical assistance anyone receives is through magically gifted people called takers who have the ability to heal through touch, take the pain into themselves, and deposit it into a special mineral. Nya, however, is a unique type of taker.

Her special skills and strong-willed attitude carry her through multiple obstacles while keeping the readers turning pages wanting to see what happens next. I highly recommend this series for roughly ages twelve and up.

To learn more about Janice Hardy or the series, click here. To purchase one of the books, look below and click the appropriate title.

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The Shifter: Healing Wars Book 1

 

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Blue Fire: Healing Wars Book 2

 

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Darkfall: Healing Wars Book 3

 

See ya next time, Legendary readers!

Book Review: Rune Service by J. B. Garner

Hello Legendary Peeps! Last week you met J. B. Garner and learned some interesting information on how to balance descriptions in your literary world. And let me say, he did a fantastic job of that in Rune Service: Dwarf for Hire.

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I will admit, it took me a little bit to get into the book, but my life was crazy hectic when I read it. (Thank you flu season.) Once my brain cleared up, I was completely absorbed. The characters are hilarious, the action is booming, and the plot kept me rooting for the main character the entire time. I will definitely be checking out book 2: Rune Service: Once in a Blue Rune.

If you’re looking for a fun, fast-paced read, then Rune Service: Dwarf for Hire is just for you.

To find out more about the book or purchase, just click here.

 

Rune Service: Dwarf for Hire

A prince in danger, an epic quest, and a cup of coffee, all at your local Easy-E-Mart!

When Mary Stone started her overnight shift at the convenience store, she never expected to run into an elf begging for help because she is supposed to know magic. Key word, supposed to.

Now she’s caught in a world where dragons are real, wererabbits are a thing, and the creatures that go bump in the night really do hide under beds. 

And all of them are after her.

Worse, if she doesn’t find a way to master her powers and save the elf who turned her life upside down, she may never find out the one thing she’s been after all these years. The truth about who she really is.

 

Book Review: Fortitude

Hello readers! Last week you got to meet Carrie Dalby a bit. Today I’m going to talk about one of her books, Fortitude. This book was actually the first time I’ve read a historical fiction for fun, and now I’m totally hooked on the genre.

Carrie does an amazing job of painting a vivid view of the South in the late 1800’s during the Spanish-American War. This story touches on some very sensitive racial issues and handles them brilliantly. Fortitude’s passionate approach to real issues entertains while educating. Would I recommend to others? DUH! Heck yeah! I’m making my youngest daughter read it now!

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So, what’s the book actually about? In Fortitude, you follow alongside main character Claire O’Farrell and her Creole best friend, Loretta Davis as they travel to Tampa, volunteering as nurses for the soldiers in the war. With the two being different races in a time where each color stuck to their own, they are slammed into a reality that is heartbreaking and eye-opening.

What’s my favorite part about the book? Well, I kind of know secrets that the world hasn’t been privy to yet. Two of the story’s characters continue on in Carrie Dalby’s newest series yet to be released.

If you want to check out Fortitude, which I highly recommend, click here.

Thanks readers!

Fortitude jpgGrowing up with a Creole best friend, sixteen-year-old Claire O’Farrell held little regard for the Jim Crow laws and the consequences of befriending those of a different color. But once she leaves the haven of her home on Dauphin Island, the reality of racial intolerance can no longer be ignored. Though she’s underage, Claire makes the bold decision to serve alongside Loretta, her best friend, in the “colored camp” hospital tents during the Spanish-American War, but her idealistic attitude and choice of working location immediately puts her in danger. Claire gives her heart to a soldier in the camp, only to find herself caught in the racial violence besieging the area. When the intolerant attitudes and stigma follow her home, she clings to her faith to navigate through her social isolation and find the path she was meant to travel.

 

 

Book Review: The Dragon Cager

Hello, all!

A few days ago, you heard from fellow author and friend, Lilian Oake on writing battle scenes. I promised a review of one of her books was coming soon, and here it is.

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The Dragon Cager, by Lilian Oake is a teen/YA novel about a young woman who is pushed from the world in which she has grown, to the harsh outlying areas where she is abducted by a cager—men who can turn from dragon to human form. These cagers, are the stuff of children’s nightmares, and Evie (the main character) must find a way to survive the most dangerous creatures of her land.

Lilian Oake does an amazing job of taking her readers on an emotional and physical journey in this tale. With steamy (but fully clean and appropriate) scenes and magic-imbued fight sequences, this book gets 4 out of 5 stars for me. I’m definitely voting for a second book. There are so many places this story can go, I look forward to finding out what lies ahead for our main character, Evie.

Remember, The Dragon Cager is currently free on Amazon Kindle, but the sale ends Saturday, so check it out before it’s over!! And, next week, I’ll be interviewing Lilian Oake and finding out more about this awesome writer. If you have a question you want to ask this author, leave it below and yours could be chosen to join our list. I look forward to hearing what you say, but please keep it clean. Any inappropriate comments will not make it to the page.

Check back soon! Hugs!!