26. ruj 2013.

ARC Review: Heritage by S.M. Boyce

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Expected publication November 5th, 2013
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Book summary: 
Kara Magari isn’t normal, even by Ourea’s standards—and in a world of shape-shifters and soul stealers, that’s saying something. To the royalty, she’s a loose cannon. To the masses, she’s a failure. But Kara’s arrival in Ourea started a war, and she’s going to end it.
An ancient isen named Stone takes an interest in Kara’s training, and it turns out he has more answers than he originally led her to believe. In an effort to unearth a secret that might end the bloodshed, Kara instead discovers an ugly truth about her family—and how much she has in common with an infamous mass-murderer.
Braeden Drakonin has slowly rebuilt his life after the betrayal that tore it apart. His father wants him dead, and frankly, his so-called allies wouldn’t mind that either. Private alliances are formed. Secrets are sold. Tension is driving the armies apart. A single battle will end this war, and it’s coming. Braeden may be a prince, but it will take more than that to survive. He must take the fight to his father’s door—and win.
         It's not a secret that I'm a huge (if you don't mind the biggest) fan of this series. Ever since I got a chance to read Lichgates I was fascinated with Ourea and the whole fantasy world that this series has to offer.

         While in Lichgates I got to meet the world and Kara mostly, Treason brought some new twists to the whole story. I got to see the bad side of power and all the different plots in the kingdoms so I couldn't wait for more. So when Boyce send me the ARC of Heritage I stopped everything just to read it. I was not disappointed.

         Being back to Ourea felt like coming back home from a long trip. With all betrayals and reveals that happened things calmed a bit in this world but still power is something that many dream off and finding someone to trust can be pretty hard. With all that Kara has got a bigger role to play and a bigger responsibility to carry. Plus Braeden is not by her side all the time any more and she must fight and learn. She must find her strength and learn how to control everything she has.

         Besides the whole fantasy concept that still fascinates me maybe even more with every book, the relationship between Kara and Braeden is something that made me love this story even more. He, for sure, is high on my list of fictional boyfriends and Kara who is fierce but at the same time real made them a perfect match - I couldn't but support them and cheer for them throughout the whole book.

         Even though I have got my dose of Ourea  my cravings are still enormous and I cannot wait to read the final installment of this story - Illusion. Only Boyce no more heart-attacks. I'm watching you!

Rating: 5 stars.

Until the next time,

***NOTE: Copy of this book is kindly provided by the author S.M. Boyce for review. Thank you. 
I'm not paid for writing this review - I do it as a lover of written word. All opinions are personal.

43 komentara:

  1. Oh nice that the author sent you a copy when you loved the first one so much! The romance is always so important to me so I'm thrilled to hear this was one of the best parts. I'll have to check this series out after seeing your high praise, Tanja! Wonderful review. :)

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    1. Yeah she is kinda of awesome, but don't tell her that cause I need her to write faster ;)) I hope you'll enjoy it Rachel :)

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  2. How is it that you're such a huge fan of this seires and I don't remember even hearing about it? We can' have that, can we? I'll go to GoodReads to add the first book.
    The worldbuilding sounds very different and interesting, and when you add to that a romance that works so well, you have a sure winner. :)
    Fantastic review, my friend.

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    1. I have no idea because I tend to post about this series a lot, anyhow I really hope you'll get to read it. I love this series. Thanks dear :)

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  3. Hmmm, I've never heard of this one before...and the romance and idea sounds fabulous! I will be checking out the first one soon.

    Great review, hon! <33

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    1. The whole series is just amazing. :) I hope you'll get to read it soon :) Thanks darling ;)

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  4. I love when a series I really like just continues to impress and stun me. It's the best feeling. Lovely review, Tanja - I really need to check this out!

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    1. Yes it's amazing when series continue to surprise you :) Thanks Keertana :)

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  5. The world-building and characters sound interesting and I love it that you dropped everything to read it, I need to look up book one. Wonderful review:)

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    1. I hope you'll find some time to read this series Kim :) Thanks :)

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  6. Thank you for the wonderful review, Tanja! You are amazing. So glad the series has continued to entertain you. Thanks again!

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    1. Thanks and you're amazing too ;) I'll be waiting for the next one and you know that :)

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  7. Awesome review! It is so clear how much you love this series and that makes me want to check it out!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    1. I'm glad you like it. I hope you'll do just that and read it then :) Thanks Teresa :)

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  8. Those are some very creepy eyes on that cover Tanja! I think I remember seeing all the covers lined up together and they're beautiful as a series. I love how they're all different but go together. I adore when a series continues to impress me with each book, I hope Illusion is everything you want it to be!

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    1. I love the way they go together. All covers are different but yet share something :) Thanks :) I really hope too.

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  9. I agree, it really sounds like this series is very well done, especially if you are one of it's biggest fans! I need to check and see if I have the first book now, if not I see a visit with Amazon in my future. ;)

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    1. I volunteer as the biggest fan and I'll win that title :)) I cannot wait to see what you think of it ;)

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  10. Whoa, why haven't I heard of this series before?! It sounds like something I need to check out ASAP. And Braeden is high on your list of fictional boyfriends? That makes me curious. ;) Lovely review, Tanja! I'm glad this book worked for you.

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    1. I think I'll have to charm Braeden or you'll steal him ;) I know you :D Thanks Sam :)

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  11. I think the guy not being by her side allows Kara to shine on her own and I always love that about characters--when they spread their wings and fly on their own willpower. Woot, woot! I wanna meet this Braeden guy ;) I'm happy you go the arc you were eagerly anticipating for. Glad you loved it, sweetie!

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    1. Yes it does, it actually makes both of them shine as this is written in dual POV. Huh I didn't think of your grabby hands when I wrote this review! Thanks darling ;)

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  12. Sounds amazing, I shoudl really start this series.

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  13. Oh wow, this series sounds great! I love when I get attached to a world and characters and each book feels like visiting home. I'm going to make the first is on my wishlist!

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  14. Sounds interesting! I've never really heard much of this series, but it sounds awesome from your review :)

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

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    1. I'm happy to hear that. Thanks Janina :)

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  15. The first time I encountered this series was here on your blog for the cover reveal. It is nice to see that five star rating and your love for this series shines through. I am most curious about it. If only I had more time these days, I would drop everything and dive in!

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    1. I know the feeling. I'd stop everything and read some books that just came out, but well it's not working that way. Anyhow I hope you'll find some time to read this one :)

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  16. I am kicking myself for not having read Lichgates yet. If you have such epic love for this series, I know it's a must read for me! So excited to check it out. Lovely review! :-)

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    1. It's free on Amazon *hint* *hint* I hope you'll get to me this world. Thanks :)

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  17. It's so awesome that you have a series you love so much! I'm glad you enjoyed this installment, Tanja. Nice review!

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  18. I still need to start this series, but it really does sound interesting and you are definitely selling me on it with your reviews ;D

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    1. I'd be a good seller right ;) Thanks :)

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  19. Ah, how I love self proclaimed biggest fans! *fist bump* Yes, you are the biggest fan and that's clearly visible in your review. I remember you did some Cover Reveal or some Promo post for the book. Good you liked it. Awesome review, Tanja!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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    1. That's what I'm talking about *fist bump* Yup that's me. Thanks girl :)

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  20. Wow, your favorite series? I'm surprised I haven't heard of this book, I must check out the first book. I'm really happy to know that even after so many books, the romance is still strong and swoony. Thanks for the rec, Tanja! Great review:)

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    1. I hope you'll check it out. Thanks Aman :)

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  21. I've never even heard of this series! I love a good fantasy, especially when the romance is top-notch in them, and it seems like this one has great world building and serious book boyfriend quality ;) Definitely going to look into this, Tanja!

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    1. It has all of that :) I hope you'll enjoy it. Thanks :)

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  22. I love your enthusiasm for this book and series! It's new to me (or did I see a cover reveal for this series on your blog, perhaps? The cover looks familiar), so thank you for putting it on my radar!

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