The Burning Star
Jessie Lane, M.L. Pahl
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Seventeen-year-old Kay’s journey of a lifetime started in the woods where she met a beautiful man … along with a monster. The chance encounter led her to an unbelievable world that shouldn’t have existed, a place where myths and fairytales were real and, in some cases, deadly.
Kay knew she would have to brave this new world if she hoped to find a cure for her terminal cancer.
With a strange yet beautiful cast of characters, Kay uncovered truths that would change her life forever. However, before it was all over, she discovered she wasn’t the only one with problems.
Yet another seventeen-year-old young woman was fighting for her life.
Kira had grown up in a magical world. Despite this, her life had not been filled with many good things. She considered her empty, emotional solitude the only positive aspect of her life and fought daily battles to escape abuse and torture.
Trained to be an expert assassin, she was charged with kidnapping Kay and delivering her to Kira’s master, Lord Donovan.
As the two young women set forth on their journeys, their paths would cross in unimaginable ways. There was only one question that remained: who would come out alive?
I received this book from the author for an honest review. I rated it a 3.75 but rounded up.
I read another paranormal series by these awesome ladies so I jumped at the chance to read this one as well. I have only read one other Fae book so I was excited to give it a read.
This book starts out meeting Kay who is 17 year old dying of cancer. Her mom is a bit over protective of her but who wouldnt understand that right? I mean her daughter is dying. Well Kay walks through the woods and meets hottie Ryan who protects her from a feral dog…or wait is it a dog??? So the following day she is geting ready for her date with hottie Ryan WHEN hottie Nick shows up to put in her dish. WHAT and he too wants to date her?? How in the world can a girl get so lucky. I mean 17 year old never been taken on a date or kissed VIRGIN with 2 hotties chasing after her!! SOOO it seems all is not as it seems. Ryan is a Fae…royal Fae at that, and thinks that Kay has some “other” part of her as well. So a little charm spell and BOOM Kay is a princess of another Fae family……So we begin the journey of Kay finding her true family and meeting some awesome friends along the way…..Raffe is my favorite character by the way……
Kira is a girl who has been through it all. Her adoptive father is not a nice man and uses her as a weapon. He has trained her to be an assassin and wants her to kidnap Kay….but why? So we get to see Kira and the awful life she is leading UNTIL he meets Prince Kane. She sees kindness but accepting kindness is a weakness and Kira cannot be weak. So at the end of the book it just END and the cluffhanger is AMAZING!! I have to say i wondered IF Kira was going to be what she is….wanna know??? Well read the book people!! I got the sign up for the second book and and hurry and signed up. I want to know…scratch that…need to know what happens to Kay and Kira!!
The Frozen Star
Jessie Lane, M.L. Pahl
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
The journey continues …
Kay discovered secrets, lies, shocking truths, and even love in a strange new world hidden from humans. Everything she thought she knew was turned upside down when she found out three things: she wasn’t human; she had a power she couldn’t control; and there was a possibility she might have found a way to cure her deadly cancer by using that very same power.
Just when she was on the precipice of gaining everything she wanted and saving her own life, tragedy struck. Would she be able to fight her way back to Ryan and save herself in the process?
Kira had lived a terrifying life of servitude and abuse under Lord Donovan and his son, Cole. It was an existence that had stripped away her emotions and reasons to keep fighting.
Just when she thought freedom was within reach, Lord Donovan struck again, ruining her plans and almost killing her. When she awoke from her injuries, it was to stunning revelations that would change her life forever, changes she wasn’t entirely sure she wanted.
Persistent individuals, such as Prince Kane, refused to let her walk away, though. Would she embrace all of her sudden fortune? Or would she walk away from those who needed her most, forsaking their acceptance and love?
WARNING: This is a upper ya/young adult/new adult fictional story that includes some explicit language, graphic violence, and mild sexual situations. Recommended for ages sixteen and up.
*This book is a re-release and revision from the original book published in 2012. Please be aware that some things have been added, deleted or changed.*
I fell in love with the first book in this series. I loved the whole Fae world and the mystery of Kay. Who is she? What is going on. Then we meet Kira and we KNOW she is important why? Well we get the questions to those in book 1 but they leave us perplexed waiting for book2.
So this book begins with Kay being held captive by Lord Donovan. Kira finds out she is a Princess ANNND kay’s twin sister. Kane is right there to snuggle with this princess. I have to admit i loved the scene where Kane shows Kira his wings…..if you read book 1 you know the significance of that…It defo made a SIGH…….The two start to build a relationship and are defo heading in the right direction.
Ryan is LOST without Kay. He knows she is it for him. She is his soul mate. They two have a mind connection which ends up helping Kay through some tough times. Kay is being tortured by Donovan and we find out why he wants the Twins……he is cray cray for sure.
Cole….MAN DO WE HATE HIM!! He is very present in book 1 and book 2. Lets just say, he is still a super special Fae…please read that with sarcasm!!!
The twins find out what their special gifts are and that they need another family member to help them to destroy the Lord Donovan. It is a really cool story line. Skye is the family member that they need who ends up being Nick, the werewolfs, fated mate. I loved the scene when he finally admits that she is the mate he knew would come….but then something happens and Nick is very hurtful to his Fae…..SNIFF SNIFF.
I can’t wait for the next part of the novel…..The War is defo getting ready to start. Lets hope that the girls to figure out how to destroy Donovan before he destroys the world!!
THE BURNING STAR SNEAK PEEK:
I stood there frozen, knowing that I would probably die because of this wretched creature, when all of a sudden I saw the quick movement of an arm bringing down the point of the knife, slicing towards the large creature’s skull. The animal’s enraged screams ripped through the woods surrounding us.
My brain tried to analyze what was happening before me as I stood still as a statue and watched as the monster started to crumble away like something that had been burnt from the inside out and then fell apart.
This can’t be real.
I looked up from the ashes into the face of an angel.
He’s not an angel; he’s just a guy. Right?
He was staring at me as if he had just seen me sprout a second head. I was staring back at him like he was somehow related to those alien birds outside my window. My mouth flapped open to scream again, but before a sound could escape, the world faded to black, and I fainted.
At least I didn’t scream again.
When I opened my eyes, two ethereal blue eyes were staring back at me. My head was throbbing like a bass drum in a marching band, and it felt like my head might split in two from the pounding headache.
“Are you okay?” he asked me, his voice strong but sweet.
Before I could stop my mouth from saying anything ridiculous, I replied, “Are you an angel? Did I finally die and go to Heaven?”
He bellowed a laugh while I blushed a shade that was more than likely lobster red. I smacked myself in the forehead and tried to hide my face behind my hand. What a brilliant way to make a first impression on an extremely hot guy. That’s when it hit me.
The past few moments of events flooded my brain again and I started to panic.
“Wait a minute! What was that thing and how in the world did it just, just—”
“The dog? I had to cut it with my knife to scare it away. It wasn’t a mortal wound though. He took off through the woods to escape. Sorry if you’re one of those animal lovers, but I was afraid it might kill one of us.”
I shook my head to try to clear it. “No, no, no, no. That was no dog. Well, it was at first, but then it became something else. It was black and huge and had those red eyes…”
Before I finished my sentence, I looked up at him to see complete shock and amazement on his face. I had never seen anyone look so bewildered.
“Don’t look at me like that! I know what I saw! Now what was that thing and what happened to it? It didn’t run off; I saw you kill it. And I would point to the body to prove it, but it, well, it fell apart or something.”
In a split second, the shock had disappeared from his handsome face, replaced by something more masked and calculating. “I’m sorry, but you’re quite mistaken. I didn’t kill it. I only wounded it. And it was a dog. Are you sure you didn’t hit your head or something? I’m afraid you might be having some kind of hallucination.” Somehow, when he said it, it didn’t seem as scary or grotesque as it did when I played what I saw back in my head.
Jessie Lane is a best-selling author of Paranormal and Contemporary Romance, as well as, Upper YA Paranormal Romance/Fantasy.
She lives in Kentucky with her two little Rock Chicks in-the-making and her over protective alpha husband that she’s pretty sure is a latent grizzly bear shifter. She has a passionate love for reading and writing naughty romance, cliff hanging suspense, and out-of-this-world characters that demand your attention, or threaten to slap you around until you do pay attention to them.
She’s also a proud member of the Romance Writer’s of America (RWA).
M.L. Pahl grew up in coastal North Carolina. With the Marine Corps at her back and the sandy beaches beckoning her, she learned nothing could hinder her imagination.
Not wanting to be stuck in one genre, she decided to dabble in everything from zombie apocalypses to romance and even paranormal.
She currently resides in the frozen north of Minnesota with her family and those cute dogs she always tweets about.
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