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Lucifer (Sons of Old Trilogy #1)

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Synopsis: Have you ever wondered what could be hiding in the shadows?

Well, for eighteen-year-old Zahara Faraday, she doesn’t have to wonder. You see she comes from a lineage of Light Witches, those who have chosen to help protect and serve between the supernatural world and the human world. The only problem is Zahara, like her father Solomon, is as human as a human being can be whereas her mother, Mia, and her Aunt Catalina, were born as Light Witches. As a family they hunt down rogue supernaturals—creatures who harm humans or who have committed an act against their kingdom. 

Zahara’s hunting skills are usually kept dormant since her parents would prefer she live life as a normal human girl without knowledge of the supernatural world. She plans on doing just that—except when she finds a couple being attacked by fairies, she has no choice but to step in. Before she can return to pretending to be blissfully ignorant, Zahara encounters a problem she isn’t the least equip to handle: Bryan Hamilton, the good looking new co-worker she has to help train. In a heartbeat, her best friend, Becca King, has set her up on a double date with herself and her new crush, Rekesh Saint-Louis, who happens to be the most powerful leader of the biggest Imago Coven in South Florida –supernatural creatures with the ability to control water . . . and suck out human souls. 

Zahara has no time to focus on how she’s going to explain her double date with her best friend and the enemy they have a tentative truce with to her parents because soon one of the members of Mia and Catalina’s coven is found murdered with a strange tattoo of a snake with wings carved into his arm.

Zahara is then thrown into a whirlwind battle with an angel determined to have revenge against God, an Imago coven she doesn’t think they should trust, and slew of dream-eating fairies and powerful Nephilims, hybrid children of angels and humans, more than happy to rip her to shreds.

Normal just got a deadlier definition.






Michael (Sons of Old Trilogy #2)

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Synopsis: Zahara Faraday looks like a normal eighteen-year-old and lives in a quiet neighborhood with her overprotective parents. She works at a bookstore and hangs out with her best friend Becca King on a daily basis. But underneath the normal lies a secret life filled with dangerous supernaturals. Zahara belongs to a world made of Light Witches, rogue Imagoes (supernatural creatures with super strength, speed, and silver skin when the moon is out), fallen angels, and Nephilim (hybrid children born half-human, half-angel). Where her father Solomon Faraday is human, her mother Mia and her Aunt Catalina are Light Witches. They help protect the human world by hunting down rogue supernaturals who commit heinous acts against humans. What they never expected was the possibility of having to hunt down the one rogue coven they had befriended and come to trust in their battle against Lucifer. Rekesh Saint-Louis is the leader of the most powerful Imago coven in Florida and now he’s the most suspected. Supernatural bodies are starting to pile up with an ancient ritual long forbade being used to murder them and the symbol, one large cross with four smaller crosses around it—which represents Rekesh’s coven— being left behind. Rekesh and the Elders of his coven set out to find who is behind the murders and clearing his name before a war between the covens begins. To make matters more difficult, Rekesh also has to deal with the return of someone he has been keeping a secret.

Meanwhile, Zahara and Becca are spending more time brushing up on their training, knowing an attack from Lucifer can come at any moment. Between patrolling neighborhoods and hanging at the boarding school created by Charles Stephens—a fallen angel who created the school to protect the children of rogue supernaturals—they are thrown into one battle after another. Zahara begins to develop a closer bond with Jason as they train and chase down clues to clear Rekesh’s name. What she doesn’t know is the very powerful secret Jason is keeping; a secret that will change the course of the fight with Lucifer.

But Rekesh’s coven being set up isn’t the only danger. A new powerful and lethal drug has emerged from the shadows of the supernatural world called Inferi. The drug has two deadly side effects: it leaves the supernatural hungering for blood—both human and supernatural—and grants them the elemental power they had once possessed.

Lucifer is on the move and he will stop at nothing to get his hands on Zahara and complete the first act of his plan. 

A battle is about to begin. 

One that may cost the Faraday family everything they hold dear.


Nephilim (Sons of Old Trilogy #3)

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Synopsis: After the loss of Dustin, Zahara throws herself into taking care of the Howling Café—the café he left to her in his will and fights to keep a rhythm of normalcy with the others. It’s the best they can do since Lucifer has gone underground and any attempts to find him have rendered no leads.

Endymion, Prince of the Angel Kingdom, isn’t exactly helping though. Thanks to his brash and arrogant attitude, Zahara finds she would rather stab him with her dagger than hang out with him for any period of time. But she has no choice. Endymion is the only who can help her learn to control the magic threatening to take over her body thanks to his connection to the soul lying dormant inside of her. Nevaeh was once the most powerful Nephilim in the Supernatural Kingdoms and engaged to the Prince himself. She also happened to be Lucifer’s daughter who was killed in the first Supernatural War. Her soul is key to Lucifer creating war again—not just with the Supernatural Kingdoms but with Heaven itself. Endymion is determined to keep that from happening, even if that means destroying the soul of the only woman he’s ever loved so Zahara can live.

Complicating things even more—as if they could get any more complicated—is the revelation of an ancient Grimoire once held by Margaret. The Grimorie contains powerful spells passed down through the generations of coven members within the Light Witch community. But Margaret hid it away before she helped take Lucifer down the first time. The Grimoire not only holds the two dark spells Lucifer needs to complete the final phase of his plan and but a secret Lucifer never knew about.

Zahara and company are in a race to find the Grimoire before Lucifer can but Margaret didn’t exactly make it easy. Seven keys have to be found in order to discover the location where the Grimoire had been hidden. Making matters worse is a new coven that has suddenly appeared in town. A coven made of a variety of supernaturals, all under Lucifer’s command.

The clock is ticking.

Battles will be waged.

Life changing secrets will be revealed.

The stage for the epic battle is set and not everyone will make it out alive.

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About the Author

Born and raised in the sweltering suburbs of South Florida, Annabell Cadiz grew up fine-tuned to the cuisine of various Spanish cultures, learned to master the art of Puerto Rican cooking thanks to her parents, and learned to converse crazy thanks to her band of siblings. She is now working toward attaining a B.A. in Psychology at Trinity International University to better understand how to converse with the weirdoes and crazies of the world. (After all, she is one of them.) A self-proclaimed nerd and a book-a-holic (her room holds dozens of shelves with much evidence to prove that her claims are indeed true), she created TeamNerd Reviews along with her best friend, Bridget Strahin, to showcase their EXTREME love for all things book related.

She published her debut novel, Lucifer (Sons of Old Trilogy #1), in January 2013. The second novel, Michael (Sons of Old Trilogy #2) will be released on May 28, 2014. And the final installment in the Sons of Old Trilogy, Nephilim, will be out in Summer 2015.

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MY REVIEW

Book 1 was nothing less then action-packed. This was an intense and original read that all YA lovers will absolutely adore! The book features kick ass and snarky characters you can't help but love and cheer on!

The plots were great and there were a lot of twists that carried on to book 2! Even though the romance wasn't the main aspect of the story, it was really well incorporated so id didn't overwhelm and deviate the reader from the real plot.

One of the aspects i enjoyed most in these books was the friendship and unwavering loyalty between the two girls. They were the perfect package and will always make you laugh! Another reason i LOVED Zahara? SHE WORKS IN A BOOKSTORE AND GETS TO READ ALL THE NEW YA RELEASES!!! I loved the part where she unwraps a percy jackson book from a box and clutches it like it might run away!!

Rekesh-SWOON!!! Powerful, mysterious bad-boy! Can you seriously tell me that doesn't grab you attention and dangle it in front of your face! What's great about his is that he keeps you suspenseful of his intentions throughout the book. You never know if it's personal gain motivating him or something else. You find yourself constantly questioning him and that seriously adds to this mystery thing he has going on!

In book 2 Lucifer made the ultimate bad guy for me. Just WOW! He is really such a complex and endearing character!

Dark Fae, witches, angels, supernatural water-manipulating doul-sucking people-do i need to say more? This series was an avalanche of the spernatural and it worked out in the best way possible, Everything is unexpected and thrilling. Seriously check it out! Can't wait to read the conclusion!

HIDDEN HEART REVIEW

TITLE: Hidden Heart
AUTHOR: Amy Patrick
SERIES: The Hidden Trilogy
PUBLICATION DATE: May 24 2015
PUBLISHER: Oxford South Press
SOURCE: ARC from author
RATING: 5 STARS!!!

Amazon Synopsis

Give in to the Glamour as the saga continues... 

17-year-old Ryann Carroll thought she knew who she was… a small-town Southern girl just trying to survive her parents’ messy divorce and find some peace for herself. She thought she knew what she wanted… a summer job, a car, a first date that didn’t suck, and NO complications from a serious relationship—any guy in her life would simply be icing on the cake. 
But now… she’s not only in love, her boyfriend Lad is a member of a secret race that’s lived secretly among humans for thousands of years, mentioned only in flawed and fading folklore. Things could hardly get more complicated than that. 
More importantly, she’s learned the world’s top celebrities… those actors, musicians, athletes, and politicians who seem a little too beautiful and talented to be true… actually are. They’re not human, and they’re using their glamour and the increasing popularity of fan pods to control more and more humans. But why? 
With her best friend Emmy leaving soon to join the fan pod of a famous actor, Ryann has to find out the answer. And she can’t do it alone. But after a shocking murder, Lad can no longer fight his destiny or his duty, and Ryann’s not sure whether his top priority is their relationship or his people. 
In this second book of the Hidden Trilogy, true friendship will take Ryann from rural Mississippi to the glittering city of Los Angeles. And true love will take her to places she never expected to go…


MY REVIEW

Ryann thinks everything is going well. She finally has a chance to be with Lad. But that all comes crashing down after the death of his father. Ryann is suspected and Lad orders her away, she doesn't see him for days but she manages to keep her cool and keeps telling herself that he will come back. In the meantime, her friend has joined a fan pod of an elven superstar. She's wiped of her senses and becomes a squealing fangirl, worshiping her elven idol. Determined to save her friend, Ryann asks Lad for help but he denies her and breaks off their relationship. Heartbroken, she turns to the only one she can. Nox, Lad's brother and a dark elf that follows Ryann around intent on flirting with her. Together they leave for LA into the world of stardom to save Emmy. But can Ryann fight her feelings for Nox?

I loved the first book in the series. And yes i loved Lad and yes i loved Nox even more. But this book? This book has made me fall head over heels in love with Nox! I'm team Nox all the way!!! I did think Lad was best for Ryann despite that i preferred Nox. But now that the author has given me a taste of what it would be like if Ryann and Nox ended up together, i jumped ships! They have this cute banter and this SIZZLING chemistry! There is no other way to describe it. Despite his playfulness, Nox is super attentive and protective of Ryann. And on top of that he's a rising star! How could you go wrong with that???

I have read 'the sway' which is the story of Vancia. She's Lad's fiancee. I'm feeling a kind of love rectangle thing going on in book 3 But i know that i will always be voting for Nox and Ryann. I have no idea which way the author will play this out. I get that Lad is Ryann's first love but after i what i just read, i'm getting a slap of reality and first loves aren't always true loves. Maybe i'm grappling at any loose thread so Nox and Ryann can be a couple but i'm willing to lay all hope on these two! 

Character growth was a major aspect of this book. After Lad left, Ryann didn't sulk for months or wallow in self pity. She got up and went to save her best friend.I admired her courage and loyalty to Emmy. It really made me like her even more because she sacrifices almost everything to save her. She didn't go and plead with Lad, she just was just like. "you let me go, I hope you know what you've lost" her whole attitude in the book made me applaud her.

Plot-wise i can say that it had a steady pace. Lots of unexpected things happened and i highly recommend this whole series. But if you are going to continue this series i think you really need to read 'the sway' because it's about Vancia and she's going to be a vital part of the end of book 2 and book 3.

On a side note, I'm loving this trend in cover and title! 

 Loved seeing the celebrity world added with an elf concept. Loved this book and cannot wait for the next one. Amy Patrick is definitely working her way up the YA ladder with her enticing and thrilling story! I'm so eager to see how this conclusion plays out!

MIDNIGHT AUTHOR INTERVIEW+GIVEAWAY






Title: Midnight
Author: Eve Eschenbacher
Publisher: Booktrope
Publication Date: May 11, 2015
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Genre: Young Adult

When ordinary girl, Karen, waits out her last year of high school, she hopes for magic. Her small town has nothing for her and she longs for adventure, which she finds at a party of all places. Finally away from the small town minds she meets someone new.

Someone, who with a few scratches of ink on her skin, awakens a part of her she never knew about. All of a sudden Karen is shown a whole new world, and Gabriel wants her to make it hers. All she has to do is love him eternally. Her new life is magical and amazing, until her new powers bring a new threat.

Can she do what needs to be done? The sacrifices and decisions that will need to be made--Is she strong enough?      


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Author Bio: Eve Eschenbacher lives in the Pacific Northwest with her son and a very fluffy cat. By day she’s a video game voice-over producer, and by night she writes books and freelances as a Japanese translator. Always with a book and a video game close at hand, she probably spends too much time looking at screens.  

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 Where did the idea for Midnight come from?

A conglomeration of Doctor Who, Christopher Pike, and my own imagination. I really like the Doctor Who episode “The Girl in the Fireplace,” and the idea of peeking back in time stuck with me. Christopher Pike was my first and favorite young adult author, and he wrote a series called, “The Last Vampire,” starring a woman named Sita. She doesn’t need to kill to feed, and that idea always stuck with me in regards to vampires. As far as my imagination goes, sometimes I get an idea stuck in my head and I end up exploring it from different angles. The time travel story stuck with me, and my subconscious just couldn’t let it go. Once I thought of what kind of people would be really fun to use as a template for travelling time, that’s where Midnight really started to come together, and then I had to start writing it.


Do you have any tattoos?  Where? When did you get it/them? Where are they on your body?

Two of them, one on each ankle. I had always wanted tattoos from my teen years, but couldn’t think of anything that I wanted permanently on my body for the longest time. Then, after my son was born, I finally had an idea for a tattoo. My motto about names on tattoos is that “boyfriends and husbands come and go, but my kid is my kid forever,” so I was comfortable getting my son’s name inked on my body, and the ankle seemed like the best/most appropriate place for it. I named my son after a video game character, so I got the image of that character, with my son’s name and birthdate tattooed on my right ankle, when I was 27.
Then at 32, after a bad breakup with a controlling guy who didn’t like my tattoo, I decided to get another one, almost on a spur-of-the-moment decision. It was a bit of a statement of freedom, and an act of asserting control over my own life again, but I still didn’t want anything frivolous. I ended up getting an image from a game series that I really enjoy. It’s the iconic mascot from that series working on a vintage computer, because my father introduced me to computers back when they still had tape drives (1984!), and that instilled a love of gaming that pushed me to my career path and where I am in life. So it was part that game that I love, and part honoring my dad and my career. That one’s on my left ankle.
Yes, I am the kind of person who has two video game tattoos. :)


What are you working on right now?

A contemporary young adult novel. I wanted to try something a little different, and I had an idea that’s been working out well. That’s not to say that I won’t return to the world of Midnight, just that I’ve got another idea I’m working on first.


What do you think you’re really bad at?

Oh boy, where do I start? In the interest of not airing my dirty laundry, I’ll just say that I am a very shy and not at all public person, and I have terrible balance.


Have you ever had an imaginary friend?

Does talking to inanimate objects count? :) Or digital representations of people? Because I’m sure I have a few in my video games. There’s also the main characters of my current work in progress, because they’re real enough to me.


Any weird things you do when you’re alone?

Talking to myself and my video game characters would probably qualify for weird things. I think I only do that when I’m alone. Sometimes I worry that I just had that whole conversation with myself aloud, but I think I’ve been silent so far. :)


What is your favorite quote and why?

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one." – Tyrion, as written by George R.R. Martin. I find this absolutely true. I am a voracious reader and gamer, and the thing I love about both activities is the ability to explore and experience stories, lives, and perspectives very different from my own. I knew someone once who told me they thought reading was boring & they hadn’t read a book in the 20 years since they graduated from High School, and I just couldn’t wrap my brain around that concept. The idea that reading could be boring just does not compute in my world. How could it be boring to see through another person’s eyes?


What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Mango sorbet. I just like really fruity flavors, and while ice cream is good, sorbet is even better for that strong fruit flavor.


What are four things you can’t live without?

My morning coffee, my video games, my routines, and my books.


What kind of music you like?

Hard rock, heavy metal, and alternative, but also classic rock. It absolutely needs to have a guitar in it.


What are 5 things within touching distance?

My cellphone, my tablet, my coffee, my thinking putty, and a shelf full of books. All the essentials.


What part of the writing process do you dread?

Editing my work. It’s harder to get in that mindset of being detached from the story, and looking at it with a critical eye. I end up reading, and then I have to go back and figure out at what point did I stop editing?


Where do you get your best ideas?

By letting my brain wander. I must have a couple dozen post-its stuck to my monitor with story ideas on them.


What do you do to relax?

Play video games. I like to lose myself in digital worlds. I also enjoy the “vicarious thrill” aspect of video games, in that you can do things in games that you couldn’t/wouldn’t do in real life. I also build LEGO sets. I’ve got a few of them displayed around my home. There’s just something about pressing those bricks together that makes the stresses of the world disappear for me.


If we were to come to your house for a meal, what would you give us to eat?

Have you ever had sukiyaki? :) It’s a Japanese dish. You have a pot of broth and ingredients boiling in the center of the table, a bowl with raw egg in it in front of you, and a bowl of rice. You take food from the center pot, dip it in the egg, put it on top of the rice, and then eat it with a bite of the rice. The heat of the food heats the egg. Really, I just enjoy the “hot pot” setup from Asian cuisine. The idea of sharing food from a communal pot in the center of the table brings the diners together, and it’s very cozy.


Do you listen to music when you're writing?

It depends. Sometimes I need the sound in the background to set the mood, other times the lyrics will get in the way, and I’ll have a hard time writing until I switch to music in a different language than the one I’m working in.


What song would you choose for Karaoke?

No karaoke for me. I’m a terrible singer. Seriously, I’m so far off-key, I’m on a different piano. That said, I did do karaoke when I lived in Japan. It’s a completely different experience there. You rent a small room with your friends for a few hours, and hang out and sing songs. You can have food and even drinks delivered to the room. Much better experience, because you’re not getting up in front of strangers to sing.


First book you remember making an indelible impression on you. 

Die Softly by Christopher Pike. It was my first exposure to young adult novels, and I was hooked. I read all of Pike’s YA novels, and kept them through the years. Just don’t tell my mom that Die Softly featured a guy who hooked a video camera up above his bed so he could film himself having sex with the head cheerleader, only to instead film her killing him by tying him to the bed and making him snort tainted cocaine. That one really left an impression on eleven-year-old me!


Do you have any other talents you want to share?

Sure. In addition to writing, I’m also a Japanese to English video game translator. I’ve worked on a few games that you may have heard of, even if you don’t play games. 

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SIREN'S FURY TOUR+GIVEAWAY


Siren's Fury (The Storm Siren Trilogy #2)
by Mary Weber
Publisher: Thomas Nelson / HarperCollins
Release Date: June 2nd 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Rate: 5 STARS!!!

Synopsis:

"I thrust my hand toward the sky as my voice begs the Elemental inside me to waken and rise. But it's no use. The curse I've spent my entire life abhorring—the thing I trained so hard to control—no longer exists."

Nym has saved Faelen only to discover that Draewulf stole everything she valued. Now he’s destroyed her Elemental storm-summoning ability as well.

When Nym sneaks off with a host of delegates to Bron, Lord Myles offers her the chance for a new kind of power and the whispered hope that it may do more than simply defeat the monster she loathes. But the secrets the Bron people have kept concealed, along with the horrors Draewulf has developed, may require more than simply harnessing a darker ability.

They may require who she is.

Set against the stark metallic backdrop of the Bron kingdom, Nym is faced with the chance to change the future.

Or was that Draewulf’s plan for her all along?


Faelen is safe and everyone is rejoicing of the new alliance between King Sedric of Faelen and the new king of Bron, Eogan. But Nym finds out that Draewulf is very much alive and is slowly killing  off the person she loves the most. Along with princess Rasha, she sneaks onto the airship as a delegate which will take her straight to Bron where Eogan's terrible rule will begin. Dark forces are surging and ready to raise war on the kingdoms again and Nym can't stop it anymore because Draewulf has taken her powers. So when Myles offers her another kind of power, Nym is pushed to take it but in doing so, not only does she lose herself but also plays right into Draewulf's trap.

Storm Siren was a beautiful story and this sequel did not disappoint! I loved the fact that the whole story took place on the airship and Bron. Bron is definitely a contrast to Faelen's lush green forests. I would describe it as a kind of war city where even children are forced to fight.

Nym's character grows a lot. She no longer complains about her curse but i fully see her in a 'i'm-gonna-smash-the-bad-guys' kind of way. She was super determined and courageous to see her plans through.  She made pretty rash and impulsive decisions that cost a lot but i didn't blame her. She's in a total state of heart break and helplessness. She knows people will die but she has no power to save them. But overall, she really impressed me.

Lord Myles. I know he's evil. I know he has an ulterior motive. But i LOVE him! Maybe it's because of his sly and yet humorous nature or maybe because he is the 'bad guy' that you can't help but have  a soft spot for! I just loved his snarky and witty presence throughout the book and you really find out there is so much more to him than we first thought! PLEASE DON'T KILL HIM OFF IN THE THIRD BOOK!!

Okay the only thing i'm missing in this book is Colin and Breck! I miss Breck's loud and bold character and Colin's flirty and humorous side. I don't mean they're lack in the book but i just miss them! There is definitely not a lot of romance but i was so intrigued with the battles, the wars, the plots and all that i didn't even notice it! The author really did an amazing job with the suspense build up throughout the book!

And action-packed, thrilling and dark journey that will keep readers hooked! This author definitely knows how to write cliffhangers!!






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Mary Weber is a ridiculously uncoordinated girl plotting to take over make-believe worlds through books, handstands, and imaginary throwing knives. In her spare time, she feeds unicorns, sings 80’s hairband songs to her three muggle children, and ogles her husband who looks strikingly like Wolverine. They live in California, which is perfect for stalking L.A. bands, Joss Whedon, and the ocean. Her debut YA fantasy novel, STORM SIREN, is available now in bookstores and online, and SIREN'S FURY (book 2 in the trilogy) will be out June, 2015 from TN HarperCollins.


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THROUGH FIRE&SEA TOUR+GIVEAWAY




 Through Fire & Sea
Release Date: 05/05/15
Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
Mirror mirror, hear my call…

In the Fire world, seventeen-year-old Leah is the illegitimate daughter of one of the realm's most powerful lords. She's hot-blooded—able to communicate with the tempestuous volcano gods that either bless a civilization or destroy it. But then Leah discovers she's a Caller, gifted with the unique—and dangerous—ability to “call” her Otherselves in mirror worlds. And her father will do anything to use her powers for his own purposes.

In the Water world, Holly nearly drowns when she sees—and interacts with—Leah, a mirror image of herself. She’s rescued by Ryan, a boy from school with a secret he’d die to protect. Little do they know, his Otherself is the son of a powerful volcano god at war in the Fire world…and he’s about to fall.

As Leah and Holly's lives intersect, the Fire and Water worlds descend into darkness. The only way to protect the mirror worlds is to break every rule they've ever known. If they don’t, the evil seeping through the mirrors will destroy everything—and everyone—they love…


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About the Author
Nicole Luiken wrote her first book at age 13 and never stopped.
She is the author of nine published books for young adults, including Violet Eyes and its sequels Silver Eyes and Angels Eyes, Frost, Unlocking the Doors, The Catalyst, Escape to the Overworld, Dreamfire and the sequel Dreamline. She also has an adult thriller, Running on Instinct, under the name N.M. Luiken and a fantasy romance series, Gate to Kandrith and Soul of Kandrith.
Nicole lives with her family in Edmonton, AB. It is physically impossible for her to go more than three days in a row without writing. 

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MY REVIEW  5 STARS!!!

Okay i am big goner for legends and myths in a story. This one was actually amazing and super original! So basically there were two bothers, Aesok and Besok. Aesok created a wold-The True World and kept adding to it and it became beautiful. Besok got jealous and copied his brother's world exactly four times-with the exact same people-therefore the explanation of the 'otherselves' In the first one he used too much heat so it became the Fire World. In the second, too much water-Water World. In the third too much mud- Stone world and in the fourth too much breath and that became the Air world. Awesome concept right??

The Fire world is made up of erupting volcanoes who are also the gods in each duchy. Each duchy has a duke that can keep the volcano lords from erupting-kind of like a peacekeeper. However a dragon has been terrorizing these duchies and angering the volcano lords, When the dragon attacks Duke Ruben's duchy, he calls the famous woman, Quetrah, who gets rid of the dragon in exchange for the dukes' daughters. But instead, Duke Ruben sends his illegitimate daughter, Leah. But when Leah goes to live with Quetrah she discovers that she has 'otherselves' in the other elemental worlds she never knew existed. There is a true world but it is not the one we live in, the one we live in is actually the water world!!

Leah has spent her life wanting to get her father's attention. But she knows the duke is only using her. When she is taken away, the Duke threatens to kill her mother if she does not spy Quetrah for him. Leah has no choice but to obey.

Holly belongs to our world-well the water world. She has no notion of her 'otherselves' but her world changes when she catches a glimpse of her reflection. Staring  back is someone identical to her but not her. When she is saved from drowning by a merman, Holly stars to see her black and white world differently. Turns out her saviour, is a poor lonesome boy at her school who's compelled her to forget he saved her. And top of that there's his crazy mother who is scared to look at her reflection because she fears it will take over. But how crazy is she? Holly is the daughter of one of the most famous movie directors and everyone uses her to get to her dad. She has a slightly rocky relationship with her father but no where as intense as Leah and the Duke. Holly is swept into Ryan's world. But what they don't know is that Ryan's otherself in the fire world is Gideon, Leah's soulmate and the son of a powerful volcano lord.

Gideon is cursed and Leah will do anything to save him. But her actions unknowingly unleash someone into the water world that wants to hurt Ryan. And if Ryan isn't safe then Gideon won't be either, Despite the fact that otherselves are identical and supposed to be mirror images, Holly, Leah, Ryan and Gideon were totally unique! And it was told in alternating POV's so you got to experience the best of both worlds :D !

There was an epic clash of setting for me but it worked wonderfully! The water world is modern and stuff whereas the fire world has a medieval setting! Plus from the glimpse i've got, the True World gives me a kind of computerized cyborg feel! Maybe i'm wrong but i expected the True world to be our world but it wasn't! I hope we get to see more of that! Holly and Leah will have to work together to save the ones they love. Another good aspect was that i didn't find myself looking forward to Holly's POV or vice versa. Both were balanced and i enjoyed the shifting!

I can only describe the last half of the book as a collision of worlds!! And definitely BITTERSWEET. I was kinda heartbroken at some point but i found myself totally able to pass through that and get myself completely immersed in the ongoing story! Oh and don't even get me started on that cliffhanger!! HOPE!!! I really LOVED LOVED LOVED the whole book and i cannot wait till the next! I'm guessing it will include the stone and air world! I'm just soooo excited to find out what happens next!

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