All she gets are a few untimely visits from long-dead, smart-mouthed family ghost Edie. But when her locket-an heirloom that happens to hold Edie's soul-is stolen in the midst of a town-wide crime spree, it's time for Tammy to find her inner witch. After a few experiences with her dysfunctional magic, Tammy turns to the only person in small-town Duval, Texas, who can help: the very rich and highly magical Bryn Lyons. Heather Keeton Sep 21, at pm. Mann When I walk into a room, people look twice. Once because I'm the Crown Prince of Androvia, and twice because I'm that guy—the one who makes your panties wet with just a smile.
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Luce is doing her best to pretend her two worlds aren't crashing into each other, but what should be a routine arson investigation takes a shocking turn when Luce discovers a link between the suspects and her own dark secrets. There's no turning back, even though her search for the truth threatens to burn her old life down around her. Lines are being drawn in a war Luce barely understands, and she just might be on the wrong side of them.
Now she must embrace her powerful destiny, or the ones she loves most will pay the ultimate price. Famine nearly killed her. Now Death is at her heels. After her two worlds clashed apocalyptically, Luce Boudreau needed some time out. But Destiny had other ideas. When bodies begin washing ashore down the Mississippi River, Luce discovers they are part of a gruesome, lethal message.
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Annamaerie Grace Aug 27, at am. There she discovers a forgotten legacy of magic, one that is bound to her own identity. In order to save the children of Biltmore, Serafina must seek the answers that will unlock the puzzle of her past. Every night she visits her mother in the forest, eager to learn the ways of the catamount. But Serafina finds herself caught between her two worlds: she's too wild for Biltmore's beautifully dressed ladies and formal customs, and too human to fully join her kin.
Late one night, Serafina encounters a strange and terrifying figure in the forest, and is attacked by the vicious wolfhounds that seem to be under his control. Even worse, she's convinced that the stranger was not alone, that he has sent his accomplice into Biltmore in disguise. Someone is wreaking havoc at the estate.
A mysterious series of attacks test Serafina's role as Biltmore's protector, culminating in a tragedy that tears Serafina's best friend and only ally, Braeden Vanderbilt, from her side. Heartbroken, she flees. Deep in the forest, Serafina comes face-to-face with the evil infecting Biltmore—and discovers its reach is far greater than she'd ever imagined. All the humans and creatures of the Blue Ridge Mountains are in terrible danger. For Serafina to defeat this new evil before it engulfs her beloved home, she must search deep inside herself and embrace the destiny that has always awaited her.
Something has happened to Serafina. She has awoken into a darkness she does not understand, scarred from a terrible battle, only to find that life at Biltmore Estate has changed in unimaginable ways. Old friends do unthinkable things and enemies seem all around. A mysterious threat moves towards Biltmore, a force without a name, bringing with it violent storms and flooding that stands to uproot everything in its path. Serafina must uncover the truth about what has happened to her and find a way to harness her strange new powers before it's too late.
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Now, tranquility has returned to Biltmore. Serafina doesn't trust it. I tend to stick to realistic fiction. But in reading this book where fantasy comes to life, I found a new genre I quite enjoy. I loved the romance between Clay and Aria and I loved how relatable the characters are. The author does a good job of painting a world where reality and fantasy come together. But, there are some grammar errors! Content Warnings: -Kissing -Talk of drowning -Self-image concerns Nov 05, Colleen rated it it was ok.
Head over to my book blog Your Average Bibliophile for more reviews. Sorry guys, this turned into a bit of a rant. Too bad her life is way more complicated than that. Not only is she cursed when it comes to love, she also has weird abilities that would get her thrown into a psychic ward if anybody ever found out about them. When Aria enters her freshman year of college, she makes a pact wit Head over to my book blog Your Average Bibliophile for more reviews.
When Aria enters her freshman year of college, she makes a pact with her two best friends: no more boys. But when a stalker who can move the earth starts following her as far as Ireland, Aria knows there is something wrong. Her bubble starts popping, and soon she can only face the truth about her life and her future.
To be fair, Unearth is definitely imaginative and full of very realistic descriptions. In fact, I was impressed on how well Jenna Bernel could write such relatable feelings. Some key examples of this are in the beginning, where the story starts on a lake with Aria floating. Over and over again while reading, I made notes on how well mundane activities were described. So kudos to the writer on this talent. I also give her points for having the characters college-age.
But as a college student myself, I can definitely back-up some of these activities Aria and her friends do as well as her feelings as a new freshman. I do wish the author had delved more into the college experience, because by the end of the novel, Aria has made no new friends other than Liam unrealistic , has not joined any clubs, etc. Another unrealistic portion of the whole college theme was when Aria decides to study abroad in Ireland second semester.
Unfortunately, those points I just said above were honestly the only highlights for me when it came to reading Unearth. This book is so poorly edited. Another consistent mistake was the forced descriptions of character appearances. All the words Aria uses to describe her supporting cast are so stilted, not to mention uncreative. And a huge part that annoyed me was the fact that this mysterious stalker was only described by his hair and eye color. How old is he? Is he cute? And yes, this point is a bit irrational, but totally true.
Aria is a very timid, weak character. Instead, she sticks to Liam like a leech, and believes his every word. Not only is she super naive a majority of the time, she is a coward.
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I wish she had been a little feistier, a little more daring. I also wish the author had given the supporting characters more back story. I feel like these kids are going to play some major roles in the future, and right now all they have are paper-thin complexions. To say that I was pissed about the storytelling here would be a bit of an understatement. Fae are just some humans with supernatural powers now? What is the fun in that? Ireland is rich with culture and mythology.
It also irked me when the author barely went into the truth on what Aria was. This is the whole reason for the novel. If this book had gone through another few turns at the typewriter, it would definitely be a force to be reckoned with. Till then, I recommend it for only you empaths who love description.
While the story has plenty of potential, it still is very rough, and the mistakes can be hard to go through. Where on earth are the witches?
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May 03, C. Santiago rated it really liked it. Interesting Aria, Morgan and Kayla Aria has an ex boyfriend who is a complete waste and the three of them are off to college rooming together. Aria has never told her friends about her special ability, mainly because she thinks it's all in her head and she doesn't want to lose them. She meets the perfect guy Irish accent and all. He saved her from the ex. She has told no one about the person who keeps to the shadows who she thinks is stalking he Interesting Aria, Morgan and Kayla She has told no one about the person who keeps to the shadows who she thinks is stalking her.
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Interesting change of events when Liam convinces her and her friends to study abroad in Ireland this next semester. She thinks she loves him, so they agree. But Liam and the hidden stranger have agendas of their own. Which one is there to save her and who wants her for her powers?? It's an interesting story. A bit slow in the beginning, but did get better. Read on my Jul 06, Ronda rated it it was amazing.
Who am I? Ever feel a bit off? Has anything ever happened to you in your past that was earth shattering, or maybe strange that at every waking moment you can't seem to shake the memory? All this was a way of life for Ari. Then she and her friends go off to college and life takes on a whole new meaning.
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Another man who shadows her every move making the ground quake when he Who am I? Another man who shadows her every move making the ground quake when he is near. There is mystery, magic, and betrayal in this story. I can't wait to read the next book in this series!
Interesting storyline. Jan 30, Tiffany rated it liked it. Click Here to see the Full Blog Post Six years ago Aria almost drowned and all she remembers is a guy with black hair. Now, six years later she is headed off to college. She just needs to get away and maybe she can make herself do what she did years ago. A secret only she knows, an ability she has yet to perform again. She is also swearing off guys. She calls herself a jerk magnet, but when she meets Liam, who is anything but a jerk she ca Click Here to see the Full Blog Post Six years ago Aria almost drowned and all she remembers is a guy with black hair.
The only bad news is she knows someone is watching her and has no idea why. The only thing she is certain of is her feelings for Liam. But then she learns about her parent and herself and everything changes. Aria needs to make a choice and this choice could be the life or death of her. I finished this book in no time. My only problem with this book was I knew what was going to happen waaaaay before Aria did. I still wanted to see how everything played out though. I very much enjoyed it, finding out about Aria and the other characters. I loved the last part of the book the best.
Things finally starting to pick up and the ending was great. Aria calls herself a jerk Magnet and well she is. The problem is when she is with her friends, she is herself and when she is with a guy, she lets him run all over her. That is, until Liam. Oh, and she is a major daydreamer and the book says she is always getting lost, but she always knew where to go.
That confused me a little. Hopefully in the next one I will. Liam is an all around nice guy. He really cares about Aria and is very protective of her. When he finally becomes her boyfriend and as the story progressed he was more of a body guard. Apr 10, Roxanne Kade rated it really liked it.
This book was an interesting start to a trilogy that promises to be exciting. I'm gonna jump right into it and discuss the gorgeous Irish men who fill the pages of this story. Liam was delectable. A real charmer, and even though I had my suspicions about him, I moved them a side for the time being, because who can resist a sexy foreign accent and those gorgeous grey eyes.
Although Liam had the prince charming act down pat, I was extremely intrigued by the 'shadow man', as I like to refer to him, This book was an interesting start to a trilogy that promises to be exciting. Although Liam had the prince charming act down pat, I was extremely intrigued by the 'shadow man', as I like to refer to him, Clay. He had that dark, mysterious, bad boy appeal and I couldn't wait for him to make more of an appearance. I also had my suspicions about his motives, though. I'm not really sure how I felt about Aria. I mean, anyone who thinks about giving, douchebag Doug, a second chance has obviously never heard of the saying, "Fool me once, shame on you; Fool me twice, shame on me.
And I couldn't believe that she didn't even think twice about traipsing across the world for a guy, no matter how she felt about him. Silly, silly girl. Even after shadow man's warning and the strange electric spark that passed between her and Liam whenever they touched. I guess we've all had those moments of weakness when our heart wins the race before our mind has even had a chance to process things properly. But Aria's actions were far more dangerous than simply resulting in a broken heart.
Something she soon found out when things went pear-shaped in Ireland. Overall I really enjoyed the mythology in this story and the spin Bernel put on the Fae folklore. It was an enthralling read and I was sucked in from the beginning. Readers of YA Paranormal Romances will love every bit of this story, and I for one am excited to read book 2. Sep 19, Mo rated it did not like it.
I did not like Aria. It becomes a problem when the reader doesn't like the 'heroine'. She's absent-minded, a daydreamer, a loyal friend yada yada yada. She's also weak. Anyone with half a brain can literally smell if something is off about someone or a situation. The old motto if it doesn't feel right, it isn't rings true everyday. I can only imagine how many more douches she allowed to abuse her. Doug is a too I did not like Aria. Doug is a tool. Why can't Aria see it? I did wonder at her intellectual level at some point.
She falls for his shit as well as Liam's crap too. I didn't like the guy from the beginning. The whole situation seemed too contrived as well as the moments the author wrote to 'indicate' an expression or look Liam gave towards Aria not in tune with his personality. Hell, I thought Liam was a leprechaun lolol. Clay was written so abstractly, I didn't care to know more.
Although I have the ability to reason, unlike Aria, I wouldn't have necessarily gravitated towards him unless he would clue me in.
I liked both of them. I believe this plot point was so unecessary. Well, I bet you can, the reader of this review, can guess what my next step is! Yes, YES, I will not go onto book 2. Don't bother because "Ari" what she likes her friends to call her , is not worth reading about. I can not recommend this book to anyone. Jul 10, Nereid rated it it was ok. Aria is just your average girl who is finishing school and dealing with a loser ex boyfriend Doug who just wanted to sleep with her.
He even turns up at her house in the dead of night drunk and tries to take advantage of her but this mysterious guy shows up and scares him off. He is familiar and Aria feels afraid but doesn't know why. She is adopted and nearly died when she was young and has nightmares dreaming of this guy who seemed to be watching her drown and then he shows up in her back yard Aria is just your average girl who is finishing school and dealing with a loser ex boyfriend Doug who just wanted to sleep with her.
She is adopted and nearly died when she was young and has nightmares dreaming of this guy who seemed to be watching her drown and then he shows up in her back yard. She has made really bad choices when it comes to men as she seems to end up with losers who hurt her so she makes a pact not to date any in College. Her two best friends agree with her and they all make the pact together and head off to start college together.
One the first day there she meets Liam, a charming handsome Irish guy and immediately the pact is forgotten and then proceeds within a few days to fall madly in love with him. The author kind of loses me here for awhile as I find it so hard to believe after her stalker experience and Doug that she can fall in love so quickly without knowing anything about Liam. Then to decide to move to Ireland to be with him and blow off college and he of course pays for her and her two friends to go.
Warning bells would be going off loudly for me by now but Aria decides to go with him. Nothing is what it seems and there are a few twists but I found it hard to care about the characters though Clay had me curious. I did persevere and thought maybe the second book would clarify things more. Mar 14, Courtney rated it liked it. For me this book was a been there done that story with a twist. Aria Darwin is a teenage girl of to college with a past of dating jerks she creates a pact that allows her and we two friends to not date during the first semester of college.
Then she meets a cute guy named Liam and break the pact- she practically dropped at his knees and couldn't stay away! So much for making a pact Then she allow herself to travel from America to Ireland with him, even though her stalker-I-can-cause-earthquake For me this book was a been there done that story with a twist. Then she allow herself to travel from America to Ireland with him, even though her stalker-I-can-cause-earthquakes guy warned her about Liam.
Really if someone says 'hey this guy is dangerous' you don't run of to a different country with him after two months of ignoring him! This character really got on my nerves she is totally oblivious to everything because she is to caught up on whether she should rip Liam's clothes off or just flirt. The relationship problems took centre stage in this book, I wanted to know more about her secret stalker Clay he ends up being a Prince Eartha Fae who is her protector like why did he suddenly show up 6 years ago and save her?
Nothing about the Fae world is really shown I found this disappointing since I thought this was a magical mythical story. Oct 04, Sara Bree High rated it it was amazing Shelves: review-complete. Aria is starting college and her two best friends are in tow. She honestly has no luck with guys.
The twists and turns.. We have a whole new adventure unfolding. Very few issues with grammar Aug 13, Shannon Nicole rated it liked it. Jenna Bernel is obviously a very imaginative person. Unearth is creative and not repetitive at all in comparison to other fantasy novels about the same subject, Fae.
The main character is strong without knowing it and in this way is desirable. The plot is well rounded and doesn't slow down to a boring point. All of this is commendable and makes a great story but I believe it could've been written better. Now take this with a grain of salt, I can be very picky when it comes to editing and the over Jenna Bernel is obviously a very imaginative person. Now take this with a grain of salt, I can be very picky when it comes to editing and the overall writing of a story.
Bernel does really good with the story part but telling it is another matter. With editing mistakes and a plot that can sometimes drag on unimportant details, I can't give Unearth any more than three stars. Either way I do recommend it, just with a warning. If you pay more attention to the structure of a story than this isn't the book for you. However, if you are just looking for a great story with action and romance-gone-bad than go for it! I did go on and read the other two books so I'm not totally bashing this book. I believe in good structure, though, so this book pricks my side at certain points.
All-in-all, yay for Bernel on a creative and imaginative spin on the subject of Fae, but maybe it could've gone back to the drawing board one more time. Aria is like any other teenage girl but has a bad boyfriend curse on her and her best friends Morgan and Kayla help her through out. May 26, Tracey rated it really liked it Shelves: fave-series. Ari is 18 yr old girl who picks douche bags for boyfriends, has two great best friends, and was adopted at one years old by a set of loving parents. She also can levitate in the air , and, sees visions among other things. She keeps these abilities to herself.
Along the way a child hood memory of almost drowning, and a black haired kid resurface when the raven haired, blue eyed boy is all of a sudden following her. The same boy protects her one night from an ex who gets to rough with her. Off to Ari is 18 yr old girl who picks douche bags for boyfriends, has two great best friends, and was adopted at one years old by a set of loving parents. Off to college Ari goes with two besties in tow with a plan to not fall for any guys at all.
Enter Liam, mr. Ari slowly starts to fall for Liam who in turn convinces her to go to Ireland with him for a semester. Ari's stalker protector warns her not to trust Liam. Lies, and betrayal,along with heart break is what she gets from him. This was an interesting story, and I'm excited for the next book. Mar 22, Cat rated it really liked it. This may sound odd, but there was only one instance that I felt was too contrived to be 'real'.
That said, this story centers on supernatural beings with magic set in modern times. I thought the characters were interesting, and though for the most part very static, by the end of the story each had changed a bit. I really like the mysterious guardian and hope to see lots more from him. This sounds confusing? Yeah, sorry, I don't want to give anything away! I stayed up past my bedtime to finish this story because honestly it felt like the entire last third of the book was the climax. It was enthralling and I enjoyed the book immensely!
I picked up this book for free, but I think I have to invest in the rest of the series ;D. Mar 31, Jenn rated it it was ok. I waffled back and forth between 2 and 3 stars. I'd probably give it a 2. It was interesting enough, but there was something lacking. The main character didn't do the traditional ignoring of reason and falling head over heels in love with the guy from minute one. She was cautious and tried to just maintain a friendship. Of course, that didn't last, but at least she tried.
I started to feel he was weird when he had bought a car just for his 3 month college visit to the US. Then, the necklace. Then the plane tickets. Whatever the Eartha Fae guy's name was could have prevented all this had he just TOLD her what was going on, but of course, that would be too easy. I don't know. This book just didn't do it for me. I got it for free, so it's not like I'm out anything, but yeah. Won't be continuing this series.
Jul 11, Lotte rated it it was ok Shelves: ya , fantasy , magic. I thought it was a silly little thing, perfect for a brainless summer read. Sometimes I don't want intricate plots and I can enjoy something more predictable and cheesy. This fit the bill! The writing isn't bad though: I really liked how scenes were depicted, most of the vocabulary