*~Book Review: The Library Jumpers Series by Brenda Drake~5+++ Stars!~*

I want to give a huge thank you to Entangled Teen and Brenda Drake for providing me with copies of The Library Jumper Series in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity and all views and opinions expressed are my own.

Rating:

Thief of Lies / Guardian of Secrets / Assassin of Truths

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From Book 1: A New York Times Bestseller

Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels-magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books-rescue them from a demonic hound.

Jumping into some of the world’s most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t busy resisting her heart or dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds. Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard, and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik’s world and her own, before both are destroyed.

OMG!!!! I can’t believe this series is over!!! I am fangirling so bad right now! I just want to re-read this series over and over! This series has helped pull me out of a depressipn and brought me to a fantasy world that was beyond my wildest dreams!

This is a MUST READ! Going on these journeys with Gia and all the other amazing characters was indescribable!

I fell in love with every single character and was invested in them all. I loved seeing Gia grow and loved how strong she became.

I don’t care that there was a love triangle, I loved it! This series was hands down perfect for me and one of my all time faves!💙💙💙 I even have my book club ladies reading the first in the series because I wouldn’t stop fangirling!!! Oh and Bastien is my fiction husband! Swoony, Swoon, Swoon!!!

Brenda Drake orchestrated a perfect trilogy that is sure to capture any YA book lover’s heart! I know I won’t EVER forget this trilogy! The plots of each story were at the perfect pace, fast but fantastically descriptive. There were also beautiful and remarkable settings!!!

I mean you can jump to a different mystical/fantasy world through a book in some of the most beautiful libraries throughout the whole world!!! I mean it’s a book lover’s dream! I am over the moon that Entangled Teen sent me this whole series and I couldn’t get enough of it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

In Assassin of Truths(the just released book), my heart was put on a rollercoaster ride and I turned pages at the speed of lightening.

I cried, I smiled, I was on the edge of my seat from the suspense and was devastated it was over! I can’t say it enough that this series is highly recommended and is beyond amazing! Brenda Drake, thank you so much for creating this YA/Fantasy Masterpiece! I will follow you anywhere and want to read all of your work!!!!❤❤❤

Brenda Drake grew up the youngest of three children, an Air Force brat, and the continual new kid at school. Her fondest memories growing up is of her eccentric, Irish grandmother’s animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling. So it was only fitting that she would choose to write stories with a bend toward the fantastical. When she’s not writing or hanging out with her family, she haunts libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops, or reads someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).

*~Review: Birthrights by J. Kyle McNeal~5 Stars~*

I want to give a huge thank you to J. Kyle McNeal for providing me with a copy of Birthrights in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity. All views and opinions expressed are my own.

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Synopsis: Whym and Quint are two completely different young men, from seperate social statuses, and with two different perspectives.The two young men will travel on their seperate journeys and the author takes us on an adventure that we won’t forget from all POVs.

Quint is kin to a very powerful and religious family. He has no responsibilities and is use to living under his family’s care. Suddenly, Quint is thrown into a whirlwind and has to become a leader and take care of the dragon people. With living such a sheltered life, will Quint be able to be the leader his people need?

Whym is the last heir from his disgraceful family and was backstabbed by his best friend Ather, resulting in tragedy and execution. Whym is the grandson of the executed leader of the Reformer’s Rebellion. He is suddenly given an opportunity of choosing to become the apprentice of Stern, who is a disgrace to the Ellenronds(Whym’s family).

Both Whym and Quint are at a lost by the expectations of their birthrights. They both make a choice to try and fulfill their destiny. During their travels, they are on the brink of a civil war and trying to decipher between the truth and many lies. With strain from their previous life experiences the two men and other characters have to face treachery, scandals, violence, battles, suffering and trying to stand for what they believe to be the right perspective of the truth.

The reader is taken on a journey through other multiple characters’ POV and how their beliefs are tested through chaos. The young men are effected by their family ties but must go through this journey to try and fulfill their destinies and figure out where they stand for the upcoming battle. The reader is taken on these two seperate journeys with these men but both face similar trials and adventures as they navigate to finding the truth. The characters are taken through a journey where their faith and personal beliefs are tested in the battle to find the truth. Will these two young men be able to come to the grips of realization that the truth is mostly a matter of perspective? Will Whym and Quint be able to fulfill their destinies? Read Birthrights by J. Kyle McNeal to find out! giphy (12)

Review: WOW! This was an epic fantasy lover’s dream book. I give this book 5 out of 5 magical stars! This book captivates it’s readers attention from the beginning and carries it through the end. When I started reading this book I was going through a hard time and felt that this book had the ability to take me to a fantasy land that was full of adventure to escape my reality!

This is the perfect first installment of the series and it is sure to grab the reader’s attention from the beginning. I will be waiting patiently for the next in the series! The more I read this book the more I wanted to turn pages quickly and when I got near the end I never wanted to stop! The characterization and point of views were very intriguing and captivating. The only thing is there is some intense violence so this might be a trigger for some. I am so glad that I chose to read this book and miss the fantasy land already! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

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*~Author J. Kyle McNeal~*

This awesome author reached out to me today regarding a local event he is a guest at in Charleston, SC and will be signing books. Which is close to me! Woot! This event will be held at the AtomaCon convention. You can see the info @ atomacon.org for the event. This event is ran by Janet Millwater Lannantuono and there is so many awesome volunteers that are helping out! Kyle is a very kind author and this is his first novel! How exciting! He also has 2 more novels on the way and is currently wrapping up with editing a YA paranormal suspense novel. He is highly reviewed on Goodreads which you can check out and get a summary @ Check out this book on Goodreads: Birthrights (Revisions to the Truth, #1) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31922257-birthrights

Posted above is his website, Facebook and Twitter information where you can check his work out and contact if you have any questions. I hope I can attend this great Sci-fi and fantasy event with different companies and guests! Kyle was also very kind by sending me a copy of his book so I will be reviewing his debut novel as soon as possible! I am excited for this opporrunity!

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and Happy Reading!