Empyrean Chronicles # 1
By- Theresa M. Jones
Genre- YA Fantasy
When seventeen year old Lily finds her parents brutally murdered, leaving her broken and alone, she is determined to bring justice to the fairies responsible. Her quest leads her to infiltrate The Empyrean, the land of the Fae where terrifying creatures lurk in every shadow. But with a political rebellion mounting, bloodshed y battles and foreign enemies stand in her way. Alec, a mysterious and secretive fairy, gradually becomes her guide and dear friend in the unfamiliar world, and restores her faith in love.
Disturbing secrets about her parent’s true identity are revealed, causing her to be more involved with the devastating fairy war than she can afford. Her vengeful mission becomes compromised and her growing romance with Alec wavers. She must conquer her fear of the unknown, ignore her grief, and overcome her growing list of enemies if she is to succeed in avenging her parents’ death. Or ever make it out alive.
Enchanted Revenge will appeal to fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout and Julie Kagawa.
Empyrean Chronicles # 2
By- Theresa M. Jones
Genre- YA Fantasy
Publication Date- November 2nd
Lily and Alec are only pawns in a war much larger than they’d imagined.
Lily still wants to complete her mission: Avenge her parents. But when Lynn- the leader of the Rebels in Muircadia- is captured, and Rita- daughter to the evil Lord Nettles- is sentenced to death, it’s up to Lily, Alec, and the very select few Fae they trust, to try to save them all before it’s too late.
When all you do is fight for your life, how do you find time to live?
How do you love when hope is always slipping away?
Enticing Violence is the second book in The Empyrean Chronicles.
My Review of Enchanged Revenge:
I divide my reading habit into two parts, the first part was from about 5th – 8th grade where I would read all the time, especially in the summer when we had no school and I had access to the library and SO.MANY.BOOKS! I would get so lost that it would take my mom several tries to even get my attention if she needed me. I would read a book a day, maybe two depending on the topic/size of the book. Then I got to High School and I got busy with so many other things and stopped reading for pleasure completely.
I picked books up again when I started having kids, and especially when I started (briefly) working from home. While infants and toddlers require a lot of time, there also happens to be a lot of downtime sometimes too, so I found myself being absorbed into the new worlds and people, and I remembered exactly what I loved when I was a kid. Like so many people, I got sucked in the Twilight craze, and once that was done, I moved on to other Vampires, then Wolves, then I delved into the land of the Fae. I love Fairy stories because they can be so different. Not that Vampires and Werewolves can’t/aren’t, but I think I see more diversity in Fae stories than the others. I love figuring out what the author is going to do differently. I sort of slipped out of the phase a bit, but when I saw the review request for Enchanged Revenge, I decided to jump back in.
What I Loved: There were some great points of action in Enchanged Revenge. The beginning of this book started off very strong, and the ending was also very strong. I enjoyed getting to know Lily and Alec, and some of the various other characters of the books. I look forward to seeing how some of the side characters might come into play later on in the series. Author Theresa M Jones did create her own world and version of the Fae, and I enjoyed getting to know her world and it’s intracies.
Not So Much: There were parts of the book that felt like it was dragging a bit. We spent a lot of time traveling with Lily and Alec, espcially more toward the beginning that the book. The opening of the book was so strong and dramatic, that having it drop off at the level that it did made it a little bit hard to hold my attention. Thankfully, once the book started to pick up steam again it was maintained.
The Verdict: A very enjoyable read from Theresa M Jones. It is a great opening to a series. It does have plenty of action and a enjoyable Lily/Alec moments to keep you hoping for more. This book is relatively clean, there was some cussing sprinkled throughout the book, but it wasn’t heavy. At points there was some graphic violence -but nothing you can’t see on TV. I would recommend the book for older teenagers.
About the Author-
Theresa M Jones is just a regular small town, Texas girl, who loves reading, writing and playing with tech gadgets. When she isn’t at work fixing computers and the like, you can find her at home with her husband and two beautiful (and rambunctious) kiddos.
In her spare time- as if there ever was such a thing as “spare time” – she reads and reviews books on her book blog, and writes paranormal romance and fantasy romance novels.
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