Start Again Review

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Series: Start Again Series Book 1
Author: J. Saman
Buy your copy: Amazon
Goodreads Rating: 4.58/5 Stars
Goodreads Summary:

Kate Taylor had the perfect life. That is until an accident took everything she had away. For two years she has been living moment to moment and day to day. She’s lost and can’t seem to find her way back. Finally, in a last ditch effort, she decides to leave town in search of a fresh start. In walks Ryan Grant. The perfect man with dark hair and sexy green eyes. Doesn’t hurt that they have smoldering chemistry either. Too bad Kate’s heart and mind are trapped in the past.

Ryan Grant is stuck in limbo, floating through life with work as his only focus. Probably because he’s been betrayed a time or two by the people he thought he could trust. Needing a change, he plans on moving his company west to Seattle. There is just one big problem. He doesn’t fly. So when a girl from his past offers to drive him across the country, how could he say no? Katie is his dream girl after all. Always has been.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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J. Saman.
Is a nurse practitioner living in CT with her husband and three awesome girls. She love all types of novels, but find herself always going back to writing romances. She has several stories in the works so hang tight.

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REVIEW:
Stars: 5/5 Stars

 

Thanks for ripping my heart out. *cries for hours*
So I’ll be honest. I love this book. I loved Katie & Ryan. I love the story line. I love the ending. (And pretty much everything in between, naturally I loved it.)  J. Saman became an auto buy for me now. Eck!
My heart was in this book the whole time I was reading it. Which is a big deal simply because recently I have been going through a huge slump and this book put me in a book hangover. (Thanks, now I’m messed up because I just want to reread this for a couple months)

Katie was such an amazing character. I cried for her when Maggie & Eric were at the hospital in the beginning of the book. It broke my heart, I could never imagine having to go through that. She was so amazing and incredibly strong. Right then in the intro I knew I was in for it.  I cried when she cried at the memories of them. My heart was breaking with hers every time she remembered them.  I never get so attached to characters this quick. but boy did I.

Ryan was gah. I just. I want to hug that boy. (Also other things *wink wink*) I really loved how we find out more about his job as we go rather then knowing straight from the start, defiently makes me interested in the character more. It builds more mystery around him which just makes him more of a heart throb in my personal opinion. Combine that with the fact that he is obviously smart AND Good looking?  Is there a sign up sheet? I want to be on it!
Pick up this book if you get the chance everyone! Your heart will break in all the right ways and be sewn back together. J. Saman did an amazing job! I cannot wait to read the second book.

 

 

**Disclaimers**
I was sent this book by the Author (J. Saman) for review. This in no way affects my opinion on the book. (Huge thank you to J. Saman!)

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Army of Fire Review

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Series: The Elementals (Book 1)
Author: Jennifer L. Kelly
Buy your copy: Amazon
Goodreads Rating: 4.13/5 Stars
Goodreads Summary:

Wood is wise. Water is intuitive. Metal is rebellious. Earth is nurturing. Fire is passionate.

After the sun dies, civilization establishes itself on Xon 9, a planet with rogue Elements that affect human physiology. The inhabitants of Xon 9 soon learn to harness the powers of the Elements. At eighteen each citizen must Pronounce their Elemental, a life long affiliation.

Ka Waylon cannot decide which Elemental to Pronounce. All her life she’s been ordinary and, unlike her friends Ahna and Li, she’s never felt called to any particular Element. Worse, the only advice she receives is to choose wisely.

That all changes when she meets a mysterious Metal woman. Soon Ka is on a perilous journey to other worlds in order to retrieve the Elemental Stones and claim her true identity. Along the way she makes some unlikely allies and learns that she’s anything but ordinary.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer L. Kelly is a middle childhood educator. She resides in Cleveland, Ohio.
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When she isn’t writing, she can be found fingerling over Doctor Who, doing yoga spending time with her dog, or reading.

This is her Second series for young adults. Her first novel, The Prophecy: The Lucia Chronicles Book 1, was published in January 2014.

 

 

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REVIEW:
Stars: 100/5 Stars (or for the people who don’t like exaggeration thats 5/5)

This book was amazing, I stayed up all night because I could not put it down!

I absolutely loved how Jennifer built this world, literally, its another world set after the destruction of Earth after getting supernova’d by our sun. This world is called Xon 9, in this world there is Ka, our main character is having a dilemma because she doesn’t know what element she should choose for her future.

There are five elements; wood, earth, metal, fire, and water him and which ever element you are chosen for or picked for, there are good sides and bad sides to each element and they each have an affinity for jobs in the community.

Ka was a very well developed main character, she’s very relatable, and extremely strong. There is some romance but doesn’t take away from the action packed story at all. I found myself constantly saying, one more chapter until I finished the whole book. (No regret whatsoever) I cannot wait for the second book, its moved to the top of my TBR and this one is on my favorites shelf already!

I don’t want to give away any spoilers but definitely try and get your hands on this book! You won’t regret it!

 

**Disclaimers**
I was sent this book by Author (Jennifer L. Kelly) for review. This in no way affects my opinion on the book. (Huge thank you to Jennifer L. Kelly! ❤ )

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Long Way Gone Review

 

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Book: Long Way Gone

Author: Charles Martin

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Goodreads Rating: 4.29 Stars

Goodreads Summary:

At the age of eighteen, musician and songwriter Cooper O’Connor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding on a six-string guitar and the bold wager that he had talent. But his wager soon proved foolish.

Five years after losing everything, he falls in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. But just as he realizes his love for Daley, Cooper faces a tragedy that threatens his life as well as his career. With nowhere else to go, he returns to his remote home in the Colorado Mountains, searching for answers about his father and his faith.

When Daley shows up on his street corner twenty years later, he wonders if it’s too late to tell her the truth about his past—and if he is ready to face it.

A radical retelling of the story of the prodigal son, Long Way Gone takes us from tent revivals to the Ryman Auditorium to the tender relationship between a broken man and the father who never stopped calling him home.

About the Author

Charles Martin is a New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels. Martin’s books have been published in over twenty-five countries and in twenty languages. Martin earned his B.A. in English from Florida State University and went on to receive an M.A. in J1269533_10153668632019087_3634155181760607756_oournalism and a Ph.D in Communication from Regent University. With themes revolving around love and hope, Martin has been championed as an author “who understands the power of story and uses it to alter the souls and loves of both his characters and his readers.” He and his wife, Christy, live a stone’s throw from the St. John’s River in Jacksonville, Florida, with their three boys: Charlie, John T. Rives.

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Review:

Stars: 3.5/5

I’ll be honest this book took awhile for me to get into it. I really liked the characters but, sadly,  I felt like it took to long for the story to really pick up. I put the book down so many times to stop reading but I found myself wanting to know what was going to happen to the characters.

I loved the aspect of Music that was included in the book. I haven’t been able to find a lot of good books that include music. While it is very apparent that this is a Christian Fiction book I felt like it was a breath of fresh air were religion wasn’t pushed as hard.

I’m not sure yet if I will pick up another book by Charles Martin yet. Captivating but simply too slow for me.

 


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**Disclaimers**

I was sent this book by Smith Publicity for review. This in no way affects my opinion on the book. They are also included a book for the giveaway. (Huge thank you to Smith Publicity)

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