Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Ariana Trilogy

Rachel Ann Nunes has done such an amazing job on this trilogy! My loving aunt bought this book for me as a birthday present and for a 'good luck at college' gift. I have come to love this book series because I'm sure a lot of women have been in one place or another with the main character, Ariana.

Our story begins when Ariana de Cotte is in a hotel on her wedding night waiting for her husband Jacques (who has gone out drinking with his friends) alone in the rain. The only thing that Ariana has to keep herself company is her thoughts and past memories that are all to fresh and very painful for her to even think about.

Ariana's life has spiral downwards after the death of her loving twin brother Antoine, her parents shut her out after the tragic loss of their son and all that Ariana has to hold onto is the loneliness and the constant anger she has for her parents that has completely consumed her.

As we continue to follow Ariana and her story after two decades in the two sequels: Araina: A Gift Most Precious and Ariana: A New Beginning we come to see how Araina must over come trials and the love from her family as they learn to over come them together. Ariana's story is very hard but not relate to her and you cry over her tragedies, smile with her over the small but simple triumphs, rejoice when she has embraced a faith that will help sustain her for her life, and learn to feel the love of a wonderful young man who will soon come into Ariana's life that will change her forever.

After I reading all three books, I was amazed to see that while I was reading, I felt like I was becoming Ariana herself! The feeling of relating to Ariana will bring many to read this book over and over again. Rachel Ann Nunes has done a fantastic job on making her readers relate to Ariana and this is a 5 of 5 on my charts of the must reads!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Of Light and Darkness

Of Light and Darkness Book 1

How many of us were upset from the Twilight Saga series? I sure was and had lost my complete interest of vampires, until I had found a book that was a huge talk on The book was written by 22-year-old Shayne Leighton and many people were saying how well this book was compared to Twilight.

At first I was hesitant to read the book but decided to give the vampire world one more shot. Thank heaven I did because I cannot stop reading this book! The back ground is about a mortal girl named Charlotte Ruzikova who was abandoned as a baby, was being raised by Valek Ruzikova the last vampire of his own kind. During Charlotte's life she has become so used to being the only human around all her mythological friends but had to be very careful as well, because having humans know that all the mythological creatures were real was against the law. And Valek was breaking the biggest law of them all!

In the deepest parts of the Eastern European woods, there is a very powerful creature that is from Valek's past seeks to destroy everything and everyone that Charlotte has loved and cared for in her life. Charlotte now must over come this threat to save the only one she truly ever loved in her life and those she has ever cared for all before the sun rises.

After reading this book, I was very pleased to know that Mrs. Leighton has truly redeemed my world of vampires and now I cannot stop reading her book over and over and over again. My review for this book is a 5 of 5 and I cannot wait to see what Mrs. Leighton has in store for the rest of her series.