The trilogy whilst being extremely well finished off does still, I feel, have some fertile grounds left for seeds to grow. In any event the current framework has unreservedly substantiated Lucy's place in the halls amongst the truly astounding and substantial fantasy literary works, at least to this fan and reader. Aug 20, Teri rated it it was amazing.
Despite problems with uploads from Amazon which were corrected quickly I loved this series. Here are my reviews of each book: Shadow Children - Well this was a gang buster of a read. First off there is a lot to keep straight lots of different races and who is good and who is bad and how is after who and why and twist to plots and people you thought good peeps aren't and magic but it isn't released for one reason or another. A strong heroine who also has her weakness and it is seen but at the appr Despite problems with uploads from Amazon which were corrected quickly I loved this series.
A strong heroine who also has her weakness and it is seen but at the appropriate time. A sulking hunk that sulks for a good reason but steps up when needed. It was busy, exciting, energetic, emotional, betrayal, twist and turns, with a good strong group of characters you must also keep straight but it all makes sense. The writing is strong and true and so are the characters. I loved it. This is my first book by this author and I loved all that she poured into the book.
I can't wait for the next book in the triology. Shadow City - Hold on for the ride of a lifetime as we meet up with the crews and everyone reunites after the attacks from the last book. As they search for captives and find out about more skills and face off against Angels and everyone else that seems to be against them. When they find out how the lost powers are being sought after and how they are revealing children that may have them. Those believed lost are found, background provided, questions answered, friends revealed and lives lost.
The adventure doesn't end nor does it lack the power to keep you enthralled. Shadow War - Time for war. The Shadow Children they have shown themselves to be anything but children are scrambling. With betrayal and loss at every turn they have no idea who to trust. Things must be handled and there is no time to lick their wounds or sit and dwell on their problems. The story is fast and furious as are the obstacles and revelations.
Many will be sacrificed in order to win and it will take more than they know to achieve their goal. They are all committed to make it happen if they can withstand the deceptions laid out before them. Dec 10, Mandy Parmenter rated it it was amazing. A great series that will keep your attention all the way through!
For now they are living among humans but it feels like it is only time before the angels find them as the magic which binds them is starting to fail. For over two thousand years the Half-Born like Grace have been hunted to maintain the barrier that hides magic from the human population. Then they suddenly encounter some unexpected A great series that will keep your attention all the way through!
Then they suddenly encounter some unexpected allies and are introduced to the world of The Shadow Children. She finds a world here that she belongs in, but there are battles to come, and nothing is certain - even down to who she can trust. I loved this book - the way they were hiding and the mixture of races and half-breeds was very interesting and added a lot of variety. The writing was very clear, the descriptions of feelings, objects and emotions was very clear.
I definitely enjoyed this first book in the series and can't wait for the next book now. She has Sam by her side, but they still have to find their way through secrets and lies in the Shadow City. Wow - lots going on in this book with plenty of twists and turns in the plot - how on earth do they work out who to trust as it seems to be near impossible. I loved the complexity of the story and the way you could not predict the way the story was going to go.
It was well written and everything was very clear. I could definitely feel the emotions and thoughts that the characters were going through. I can't wait for the final part of the story. Many of her friends are imprisoned and the Circle are doing everything they can to destroy the human race.
Faced with a stark situation and even less choices it becomes apparent that Grace and the other Shadow Children are going to have to prepare for war. According to an ancient text there is only one way to break the Circle and their power but can Grace and Sam be strong enough to make that sacrifice? What can I say? This is a fast paced drawing together of all the story threads towards the final confrontation. On the way there, were lots of twists, turns, and surprises where you didn't always know who was a friend and who was a foe.
I felt that the ending was just open enough that there was room for a follow on series which I really hope the author creates as I will miss these characters and feel that there is more for them to achieve. I could feel the emotions of the characters and the feelings involved in the story events. Aug 18, Ola Adamska rated it really liked it Shelves: reviewed Book 1 This book was great! It was like a roller-coaster to me. The plot and the world that L. Hibbett created captured my heart, that was so vivid to me! The style we have here is very beautiful, very accurate.
In the plot, I found few surprises that were really unexpected to me, but that made the read e Book 1 This book was great! In the plot, I found few surprises that were really unexpected to me, but that made the read even better! Also magnificent. This read was what I was looking for in YA fantasy! A must read for fans! Highly recommended! Book 2 This is not a story that can be read as standalone - I also recommend to read books in one shot, as there are a lot of characters.
I had a problem with getting into the action as 1. I had a break after book 2 bad idea, there is no reminder inside the book - action just goes ; 2. This book was over talked to me. The truth was unrevealed and there was a TWIST that changes our knowledge from previous books - I really enjoyed this. Can Demon-Born children rescue the world? Join them in the third book of their adventure! Book 3 It's book 2 in the series. You MUST read book 1. And I advise to read them at once. Their action starts almost from the first page not like in book 1. Once again I fell in love with main characters - Grace and Sam!
All characters were well-developed, no one was black or white. The plot was well created and not obvious with few turns of action. YA must read Jan 12, Nicole Clinton rated it it was amazing. The best series from this genre I think I've ever read! This is one of the most fantastic series I have read from this genre!! It was so well written and well thought out. It didn't have insta love which I always appreciate too.
And I liked that it didn't just have the normal two main characters and the rest be "fill in people". There were many many people who were just as important and were completely included throughout each book. I loved all the twists and turns there were, so it was never onc The best series from this genre I think I've ever read! I loved all the twists and turns there were, so it was never once predictible. I never imagined how it would end until I read the last page, which is quite a feat!
Jan 11, Stephanie Lechner rated it liked it. Great young teen read. I enjoyed this trilogy. I think the characters and plot were well thought out. I liked picking through the mysteries with the characters as they were relatable and the villains were strong. I did not care for the change of layout and point-of-view for the third book though. To read the first two books as one character p. Plus, Sam still read as if it were Grace so the change seemed pointless.
I also got dist Great young teen read. I also got distracted by the editorial errors but I am not sure I can fault the author for that. I could envision this as a movie with a bit more development. Over all I would recommend this as a young teen read and a quick, fun read for an adult. Dec 29, Cindy rated it really liked it. A bit grim I love it when the heroine and hero finally get together.
It was a long road to get them there but after all the angst and fighting, they finally connect and unleash their magic. Grace is a typical young woman except she is Demon Born and therefore in hiding. Sam and her have an interesting start. Friends, then Sam starts the pull and push craziness. Typical broken guy junk but Grace eventually pushes through. Lucky for him she doesn't take his crap. There are some really grim parts to A bit grim I love it when the heroine and hero finally get together.
There are some really grim parts to the story. Not to many details but enough to keep a squeemish person from wanting to read some of the vague desriptions of the torture of children. Lots of mystery and betrayal but the key is always love. I liked that part most.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I was very excited when I received this book as a first reads winner as I imagined many possibilities for how the storyline could play out. As I read the book, I discovered that there were many similarities to the Twilight series. For example, upon finding out that her love is a ghost, Carrie wants to die herself and join Lucas in the afterlife.
It's the same struggle of being from two different worlds but finding love across that gap. Having read several reviews I was expecting the book to be M I was very excited when I received this book as a first reads winner as I imagined many possibilities for how the storyline could play out. In my opinion, this was possible if it had been written as a more traditional "ghost story.
For example, making Lucas one of the individuals murdered in the Axe House or making him less present in the "living world" without so forward an introduction as him walking into Carrie's grandmother's store and introducing himself. However, the author makes multiple references to the traditional idea of ghosts being completely wrong and instead makes Lucas physically present and visible. Considering that this is part of a trilogy and the author has an intent and idea of where this is going AND the fact that it's written for the young adult audience, the scary ghost story that I was hoping for may not have been appropriate.
My one real complaint is that in the last two chapters there is the rushed introduction of vampires and werewolves. Perhaps this was to set up the next novel. But it felt a little too quick and too "dump in the rest of the supernatural bucket" for my taste. I don't know if I'll continue reading the trilogy now that it's moved beyond a ghost story into a whole paranormal world. Overall this book was a good read and played to the teen audience appropriately. I enjoyed reading it. I passed it on to a friend's 13 year old daughter and I'm sure she'll love it.
Thanks for choosing me as a winner! Paranormal romance, there always seems to be a common theme to them lately. It's gotten so repetitive that I went ahead and wrote my own just so I could have something that stood out. When I found out about this book, read the blurbs and teasers, I just knew it was one that I had to take a chance on and I'm so glad that I did. The Spirit is not like any supernatural or paranormal romance that I've read before.
It stands out for that reason, but also for other reasons. The way that the author wri Paranormal romance, there always seems to be a common theme to them lately. The way that the author writes, it's magical really. It's like you've been transported from your chair and you're in the world with these characters and not just any characters either, but ones that feel like friends. It should also be mentioned that apart from the romance, you get some pretty awesome action sequences, ones that at times I found myself on the edge of my seat over. I had to stop myself from skipping pages and finding out if everything turned out okay, that's how heart stopping they were at times.
It was beyond wicked. This is young-adult paranormal romance done right and I am so thankful that I came across not only the story but the author, because through her and both stories she's published thus far I've laughed, cried and just felt period. I cannot say enough good things about this story. I also liked how it ended because it wasn't a cliffhanger the way some are I've written them LOL but it was open ended enough that you can easily see this being a drawn out series and a very good one.
I can't wait for the second book in this trilogy so I can again fall in love with the characters all over again just like I did the first time. Outstanding read. A definite must read for everyone, paranormal fan or not. View 1 comment. Apr 29, Maggie Wadsager rated it it was amazing. Carrie is at cusp of adulthood and is dealing with family betrayal when she is sent away for the summer. Not just anywhere, but a farm in Iowa with her grandparents. Could this be anymore tragic for a Texas city girl? Things start to look up when she meets the ever illusive and mysterious Lucas. His green eyes burn straight through her and sets her heart on fire.
Something isn't quite normal about Lucas though and Carrie soon realizes how little she knows about him. When the questions are finall Carrie is at cusp of adulthood and is dealing with family betrayal when she is sent away for the summer.
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When the questions are finally answered can Carrie handle the weight of it? Can her reality of life be broken and yet her heart remain intact? This story caught me immediately and I couldn't put it down! What a beautifully crafted story that pulled me into Villisca, IA from page one. The mystery kept me guessing the entire way but my curiosity was slowly fed with each page. I loved that the allure of the unknown was kept alive and brought me to question other similar novels. I like that the book ended in a place where I am both happy and content but also super excited for the next installment.
ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review. I gave this book 5 stars. Carrie's life is not going the way she planned it, she has to go to live with her grandparents for the summer because things at home are falling apart. The town that her grandparents live in is creepy and weird. The town creeps her out. There is so much going on that she doesn't know about and soon finds out because of Lucas, Lucas is not what he seems, and once Carrie has fallen for him and then finds out his secret it changes her life forever! What is she going to do I gave this book 5 stars.
What is she going to do? Things are not as they seem and so much is keeping them apart can they survive all of this? And sometimes surviving is the easy part. Poor Carrie is just getting herself put through hell literally. I love this book! IT kept me on the edge of my seat and wanting more..
There was one part that made me catch my breath.. Carrie was in her room and she was crying for Lucas and she called out his name. She hadn't felt him or seen him in so long and all he said was "I'm here. I was a puddle!! With all the feels and tingles and everything!!! Thank you for an amazing book.. I can't wait to read more from you!! May 16, Lorraine Sears rated it it was amazing.
Viscilla, Iowa is a sleepy little town with a bloody history and famed for its paranormal activity. The Spirit is a beautifully written, paranormal romance with a fresh new twist. Its subtle story line makes it perfect for both adults and teens alike. This is book one in a planned trilogy. The Spirit will leave you feeling happy and extremely contented with the ending, but also in a great place to pick up with the characters for the next leg of their adventure. Nichole King is one to watch for sure. Nov 19, Undeniably Addicted to Books rated it it was amazing.
Witches, demons and ghosts grace us with their presence in this small town in Iowa. Carrie is told she has to live with her Grandparents in Villisca, Iowa for the summer after her parents divorce and her Mom has a rough time with it. Carrie dreads it, but she quickly changes her mind after settling in, starting work, and meeting a few people, including Lucas.
Lucas and Carrie fall for each other almost instantly, but the evil powers that be just don't want that to happen. Carrie is propelled int Witches, demons and ghosts grace us with their presence in this small town in Iowa. Carrie is propelled into a world of uncertainty. Feelings she's not sure of and feelings she doesn't think she deserves after experiencing the heartbreak her mother went through.
Lucas is not something of this world. Megan; who works with Carrie, is and warns Lucas to stay away from her. We watch these two dance between knowing what they feel is right, and what's meant to be. This is a story of heartache, a story of love. A story of good and evil, and the battle between them.
Nichole King has done a great job of syncing good and evil with love and heartbreak in this book. This was her debut novel, released in April , and the 2nd part of the series was released on Nov 18th. Stay tuned for the review of "The Body. Apr 26, Hooked On Books rated it it was amazing.
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He has secrets of hi Ghost, demons, necromancers, and Witches Oh my.. He has secrets of his own and doesn't want to hurt Carrie. Shelves: already-read. This book was captivating and thrilling. From the moment Carrie first arrives in Iowa and feels the cold in front of the coffee shop the author has you tucked away under your blanket. She has away of almost making you actually feel the cold breezes and the heat from the fire.
You she keeps you guessing as to whether Lucas is good or bad and just who and what is he? Should Carrie stay away and keep close to Mike or is he what she thinks hmmm. I guess part of me loves the book having been raised i This book was captivating and thrilling. I guess part of me loves the book having been raised in Iowa my whole life and hearing so many different tales. My niece has actually spent the night in the home with the Iowa paranormal investigation team though she says there was no ghosts roaming the halls there is a definite sense of evil emitting as soon as you step on the steps.
Just a feeling????? Apr 30, Jennifer rated it it was amazing. This is a sweet love story about Carrie and Lucas.
Carrie's parents are going through a divorce that she isn't taking so well. So she gets sent to her grandparents house in the town of Villisca where a mass murder took place in a house there. Little does Carrie know that there are such things as ghosts, witches, necromancers, demons, or vampires. But when Lucas comes into her Grandmothers antique store, she has NO clue he is a ghost. And has a strong pull towards him. When they fall in love neit This is a sweet love story about Carrie and Lucas.
When they fall in love neither one knows that their love will break the containment spell that has been put on the murder house who want nothing more then to destroy anything good, including their love. I loved how this was a mainly a love story with all the great things about paranormal added in to it!
I can not wait till the next book I want to see how things turn out in the end. Mar 31, Janae Mitchell rated it it was amazing. Ghost, witches, and demons OH MY! I am a sucker for ghost stories, especially romantic ones and this one didn't disappoint. It starts off with us getting a peak into the life of Carrie, a normal teenage girl from a broken home, which is all too common now days. However, her life soon becomes anything but normal when she moves from Texas to Iowa to spend the summer with her grandparents, working in her grandmother's antique store.
When I first started reading this book, I was only expecting to Ghost, witches, and demons When I first started reading this book, I was only expecting to read about ghosts, mainly one, but was soon introduced to witches, necromancers, and demons, making the plot take a turn in a direction I hadn't expected. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good YA romance with a ghostly twist.
Nov 23, Sheryl rated it it was amazing. I am giving an honest review for author d. This is book 1 of The Spirit Trilogy series by the author. Carrie Reese was sent to her grand parents home because of family problems in Texas. What she thought would be a boring summer turned out to be anything but boring. She met and fell in love with Lucas but he was not what he seemed to be. I loved the characters of Carrie and Lucas and how they interacted with the other characters.
The author wrote a smooth flowing story from start to I am giving an honest review for author d. The author wrote a smooth flowing story from start to finish. This book is for any paranormal romance book lover who like mystery and suspense in their books. I can't wait to read book 2 of the series from the author. Apr 29, Candace rated it it was amazing. Fantastic read! I loved the way D. Nichole King brought real life issues and blended them with paranormal situations. I enjoyed the lead character Carrie and how she handled herself through out the story. Then of course the added bonus of Mike and Lucas.
I enjoyed both of their characters and their not so subtle interest in Carrie. I highly recommend this book and can't wait for the next one. It had a nice love story to it. I haven't read a paranormal book like this one before. It has some different twists and views than others that I have read and brought the paranormal level to a different level. Large Print. The Broken Road Chapter One The well from which we receive grace is only filled by sharing it with others. Louis, Missouri My name is Charles James. I have waged a fierce internal struggle over whether to share my story—the devil on one shoulder saying it would only serve to humiliate me, the angel on the other saying it might help others.
Some of you will hate me.
I have spent a fair amount of time hating myself. But I ask that you might extend me just enough grace to hear my story. Who knows? Maybe it will help you with your struggles. Maybe it will even help you find a little grace for yourself. You might assume that my journey started the day I died to the world. But it started long before that. The day of my death, Tuesday, May 3, was just the day the tracks switched beneath my life.
It was a rainy evening in St. Louis, Missouri. I was doing what I do—preaching the gospel of wealth to an auditorium of hopefuls and believers. There were about twelve hundred people in the audience that night, each attendee bought and paid for through advertising. Charles James!
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I snatched the microphone from its stand and just stood there, looking out over the cheering audience for more than a minute, waiting for the applause to settle. When I sensed it was starting to slow, I raised my hand. Now calm down. Important things. Vital things. Do you want to know that truth? I always did. I saw some heads nodding. Not here. Not now. Not ever. In fact, will all swine please leave the hall right now.
I looked the crowd over until they again quieted. In fact, you might as well just die right now, because your life is going nowhere. Last chance. I want to hear winners, not whiners. Yes or no? I knew you could do it. Listen very carefully. You could hear a credit card drop. There is no in-between. Am I talking to a room full of sheep? They never did. You want to be predators. You want to be lions. But even lions must be taught how to kill. They must be prepared and tested.
But lions have an advantage over you. They are raised to be lions. You, on the other hand, were raised, by society, to be sheep. To be timid and weak. Not your fault. Society fears lions. A world of lions is impossible to control.
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