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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Madly Series (1-3) By: M. Leighton *Series Review & Giveaway*

Hello everyone! I just want to thank ATOMR Tours and M. Leighton for letting me participate in this tour and for providing review copies. You will see a Series Review and a wonderful Giveaway, so check it out and thanks for stopping by! :)


Book Description: Madly (#1)
(Via Goodreads)
Madly is your average nearly-eighteen year old girl—for a princess, that is.

Madly James is thoroughly enjoying her internship in the small town of Slumber when the unthinkable happens—there’s a prison break in Atlas, the magically-protected home of Madly’s race. A traitor has set free eight Lore, the spirits of what humans know as fairy tales, and they are making their way to Slumber to awaken their descendants.

In order to save her home, the lives of her family, and all of humanity, Madly must learn to wield her exceptional powers and recapture the Lore before it’s too late and all is lost. But Madly’s only help are her two best friends and the Sentinel, Jackson Hamilton, that threatens both her heart and her destiny. Madly has loved Jackson as long as she can remember, but he is the one thing even a princess can’t have. Can she resist love to become the queen she was fated to be? Or can she find a way to have both?

This novelette introduces you to Madly and prepares you for the quest of a lifetime.

Review
This is a short story (novelette) but it is filled with so much story, and by the end, you will know so much about Madly, her role as a Princess; her betrothed who is actually sorta like a brother to her (uh oh); a possible crush that is not her betrothed (double ohs), whose a sentinel that can be seen as someone forbidden to even crush on. In addition, this is an introduction to the characters; we understand what they are, and how they connect to the human world. We read about a huge problem that only Madly could really fix, and boy it's not easy! This already seems like a very interesting concept filled with different types of beings: Merpeople, Sentinels, Seers...oh my! I have to say, that I have not read many stories with Mermaids, menfolk characters, but this was pretty cool! We are also given a glimpse of what the next story might be about, and it for sure sounds goood! This is my first time reading M. Leighton's work and I'm excited to be reading more! 

My Rating: 4.3/5 

**Right Now this Novelette, Madly, is Free on Amazon!**



Book Description: Madly & Wolfhardt (#2)
(Via Goodreads)
Madly is your average nearly-eighteen year old girl—for a princess, that is.

Madly James is thoroughly enjoying her internship in the small town of Slumber when the unthinkable happens—there’s a prison break in Atlas, the magically-protected home of Madly’s race. A traitor has set free eight Lore, the spirits of what humans know as fairy tales, and they are making their way to Slumber to awaken their descendants.

The first spirit to arrive is that of Ulrich Wolfhardt, a man that was once obsessed with wolves and a young maiden he would follow through the woods. After a bite from a wolf, Wolfhardt’s obsession with the girl became an unnatural hunger and the young maiden’s grandmother cursed him with a fate worse than death. And now he’s back…with a vengeance and a bite that can infect others as well.

Madly must learn the identity of Wolfhardt’s descendant and stop him before he kills again and spreads his curse across the earth. But the only person strong enough to help Madly is Jackson, the Sentinel who vowed to protect her and the one person capable of breaking her heart. Can Madly resist forbidden love long enough to save the world from Wolfhardt? Or will she have to sacrifice her heart and her destiny to save the ones she loves?

Review
I just want to say that this cover, and all the others are absolutely beau-ti-ful! Stunning! The story too has the same effect! Here, there is a creative storyline, very creative! Madly's feelings were written and described very well; it's just so well detailed! I gotta start with Jackson ooo yeah! He is wow a great leading male character. He's wonderfully written, and at first you might see him as tight lipped, perhaps moody? But as you read, you will see a great guy that ultimately just wants to keep Madly safe and maybe will even show something more? Anyways, he was a believable character to me, and his scenes with Madly were...awesome, just want I wanted to read, and let's just say I wish I was Madly in some of them :) The thing though, is that they could never be together (boo!) because yeah she is a Princess in the Kingdom of Atlas, under the sea. Jackson is her sentinel, her protector, as she is on her mission to try and save her parents, her family, and Atlas, her home. In this story she has to find out who is the descendant of a villain from a very recognizable fairy tale we all know. This is a story that I couldn't put down and hope you read it! 

My Rating: 4.5/5
I say a little strong PG-13 Rating



Book Description: Madly & The Jackal (#3)
(Via Goodreads)
How deep does love run? Deeper than the ocean? Deeper than memory? Deeper than magic?

Following their plan to save Atlas, Madly and Jackson return the spirit of Wolfhardt to his prison beneath the sea. But even the best laid plans couldn’t account for the surprises they find. This time, Lore aren’t their only challenges.

Madly is special in ways no one could have guessed and dark forces seek to control her. They want her power, but first they must weaken her. They need her beaten. Vulnerable. Near death. And alone. But that task isn’t an easy one with Jackson at her side. The strongest of their kind, the only way to separate Jackson from Madly is to destroy his love for her, to erase it from his mind. And his heart.

Is it possible to steal Jackson’s love from Madly? Or is their love the only truly unbreakable thing? 

Review
Wow, this was another suspenseful story in this magical, just fantastic series! I really don't want to give too much, because if you have not read book 1 or book 2,  well you have to catch up to read this truly amazing story! I absolutely loved it! We finally get a glimpse into the underwater Kingdom, Atlas. With the descriptions provided, you get amazing visualizations on what this place could be like. We also get some glimpses on a romance that just seems to be meant to be, and how the scenes were written, were just beautiful and just enough. There was a major twist in this story that then questions something so powerful...can it be undone? Towards the end, there is a little hint that there is going to be a...4th Book!! Yes! Sounds good to me, as I can imagine that there is more to this series, and I'm ready for it! 

My Rating: 4.7/5
I say a Strong PG-13 Rating! (Some Intimate Scenes...)






Author Bio
(Via Goodreads)
I was born and raised in the United States, and I’ve lived in several of the fabulous fifty. Though I currently live in the deep South, I spent much of my childhood up North and hope to return there one day. A few other things about me: I believe that sometimes you have to look really, REALLY hard to find the good in people, but it's there. I believe that I'm shrinking (I swear five years ago I was two inches taller). I believe my husband is quite possibly one of the most amazing men in the entire world (I can't be sure because I haven't met all of them). I believe coffee and chocolate, when combined, could be the basis for world peace. I believe that Jesus rocks and communism doesn’t. I believe that white makes me look fat and black collects lint. I believe summer's too hot, winter's too cold and fall was made for football. I like dogs better than cats and the first movie in a trilogy is invariably the best. But most of all, I believe that love conquers all. 

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*Awesome Giveaway*


4 comments:

  1. I've been hearing really good things about this series! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    1. Yes, it's definitely a series to read! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. Love the giveaway and can't wait to read this series!! :)

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    1. I really enjoyed myself, reading these three stories. To me, it was something new, as I'm not so familiar with the Mer concept, but this really opened my eyes to a new type of genre, and as said before, really liked it! :)

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