Pages: 305 (ebook)
Publisher: Astraea Press
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Two friends. Two dreams. One night that changes everything…
Ice dancer Aubrey London scoffs at romance. She’s focused on winning a medal at the upcoming Olympics and uses that as her excuse to avoid serious relationships. But when she and longtime friend Chris Grayden are thrown together by unforeseen circumstances, Aubrey finds herself questioning everything she’s ever known about love, complicating her life both on and off the ice.
Pairs skater Emily Petrov embraces romance. She and her husband Sergei still act like honeymooners two years after their wedding. As Emily’s coach, Sergei provides constant support while she prepares to challenge for gold at the Olympics. But Sergei’s support might not be enough to help Emily overcome the one challenge she never saw coming.
With the Games only weeks away, Emily and Aubrey are on the verge of realizing their dreams. But one snowy, stormy night sets in motion a series of events that will test them in ways they never imagined, giving them more to fight for than Olympic medals.
I have been reading a few New Adult and Adult books in the past few months and when I saw that there was going to be a blog tour for Fighting for the Edge, I jumped right into it. I have wanted to read this book for a while now, so I could not say no, and I was not disappointed all.
Fighting for the Edge is the 3rd book in The Edge Series. But you don’t have to read the two books before Fighting for the Edge, you will have a better understanding of some of the other characters. I didn’t read the first two books, though I plan to really soon.
Fighting for the Edge was a charming, surprising read. I really liked the setting of the novel. How it was based on Ice Skating. It’s one of my favourite winter sports. I just love it. The costumes, the jumps, they way that they dance. just everything – well expect falling. So I really liked that I got to learn more about the sport.
I really liked Aubrey, the main character of the novel. She is really likable and somehow which I don’t know, relatable. I think that is why I felt for her so much. I wanted to hug her and tell her everything is going to be alright. Aubrey characterisation built up as the story went on. We see her grow as the novel goes on. I really enjoy this experience. Yes, I wanted to yell at her a couple of times but hey, people make mistakes too and this is which is the reason why I wanted to hit Marley in the head. Yes I understand why she is upset but come on. What she said and did was just so frustrating.
This book is told in two POV’s ,one is Aubrey and the other is Emily, a married skater. Hmm, I have mixed feelings about Emily. She is nice and I liked her but sometimes she annoyed the hell out of me. I liked the 2 POV’s. It really added the the novel and the whole dynamic of it. But as said before, Emily did get on my nerves. I also felt just so sorry for Emily. I wanted to hug her and hold her tight. I kind of guess what was going to happen, I guess you can kind of call it cliche. I also really disliked her parents, they just hit those spots of things I dislike about parents. Like I said with Aubrey we also see Emily grow through Fighting for the Edge.
Sergei is Emily’s husband and again another character that I have mixed feelings about. I liked him for the most part. But the little things that he did here and there, just made me twinge. Especially the way he treated Aubrey after she did something not that smart, I understand why but it got me so angry.
Chris, Chris, Chris, man I love Chris. Just from the start, he is just amazing okay? He is sweet and caring and he has feelings. I like that he doesn’t try and hide those feelings. He has his heart on his sleeve. I had so many different feelings throughout the novel and I blame Chris for most of them. Chris and Aubrey are just the cutest things on the planet.
I like the writing style of Jennifer Comeaux, the way she writes, pulls you in. The characterisation of the characters, was well done and I enjoy seeing them, if not all the characters grow through the novel. I was taken on a ride of emotions, good and bad. I was transported into the world of Figure Skating. Fighting for the Edge was an enjoyable read that I would recommend to someone looking for something new.
I Give Fighting for the Edge by Jennifer Comeaux 4 Stars out of 5
Have you read Fighting of the Edge? What did you think of it? If you haven’t read it, will you?
About the Author
Jennifer Comeaux is a tax accountant by day, writer by night. There aren’t any ice rinks near her home in south Louisiana, but she’s a diehard figure skating fan and loves to write stories of romance set in the world of competitive skating. One of her favorite pastimes is travelling to competitions, where she can experience all the glitz and drama that inspires her writing. Jennifer loves to hear from her readers!
Praise for the Edge books:
“Jennifer Comeaux puts you in the action, makes you smell the ice and hear the roar of the crowd during the nail-biting competitions, and she’s a master at creating first love jitters in your stomach from the steamy scenes that are so hot without being explicit.” -Christina Jean Michaels, author of Epiphany
“Both touching and suspenseful, Fighting for the Edge is a game changer that will have fans
of the series giving both the characters and the author a standing ovation once they’ve turned
the very last page. If I could pass out medals, Jennifer would earn gold for writing my favorite
romance of all time.” – Jenna at Jenna Does Books
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Pages: 401 (Paperback)
Publisher: Razor Bill, Penguin Teen Australia
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Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives.
In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she struggles to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she finally tracks down the elusive, enigmatic Marcus Finch – a former Alchemist who the organisation denies exists, and who lives in shadows, on the run. With Marcus’s help, Sydney realises that the group she’s been loyal to her whole life has been hiding the truth from her. Is it possible that her golden lily tattoo might have more power over her than she thinks?
As she struggles to come to terms with what that might mean, Sydney is compelled to use her growing magical powers to track down an evil magic user who is targeting powerful young witches. Using magic goes against everything she always thought she believed, but she realises that her only hope is to embrace her special blood – or else she might be next.
Forging her own way is harder than Sydney ever dreamed. Maybe by turning off her brain – and following her heart – she’ll be able to finally figure out where she belongs.
Richelle Mead you always seem to do again and again. The Indigo Spell is my favourite book so far. It’s heartwarming, cute, beautiful, full of suspense all at the same time.
My heart suffered in this book, it was that beautiful. The dynamic between Adrian and Sydney just increased so much in The Indigo Spell. There were so many moments where my heart melted and I loved them cause they were not cringe worthy, they were beautiful.
Sydney has grown so much throughout her time living in Palm Springs, and we see most of that in The Indigo Spell. We see her not only tolerating the gang but becoming friends with them, caring for them, loving them in more ways than one. She also become more strong minded if that is even possible. She starts standing up for herself and she is believing in herself even more than before that the Alchemists are not what they say to be. We also see her mind in very different places. She still somewhat influenced by her beliefs and I don’t blame her for that at all. She grew up with all these beliefs, she cannot change instantly.
Adrian, Adrian, Adrian my love. Adrian himself has grown so much since we first see him in this series. He becomes more independent. He starts to let go of Rose. The way he speaks about Sydney, to her, is just so much more passionate then when he talked to or about Rose. He changes and I love this Adrian. He is his usual self but so much, what’s the word umm strong I guess you could say.
We find out so much about the Alchemists and lets just say they blew my mind. It was excepted but not to the sense of what they were. It made the story that more interesting. As always I loved the magic that is incorporated into it. It just takes the novel to a different place and WOW it changes the dynamic in The Indigo Spell. Richelle Mead just knows how to take something to a different level. There were just so many twist and turns.
Jill reminds me somewhat of Lissa, in this book. I don’t know what it is. Maybe her ‘anger’ towards Sydney about Adrian or that she is determined. She like most of the characters grows a lot through The Indigo Spell. She is starting to become more independent in some way and I guess that’s because she also getting older. Eddie I just love him and gosh I just want to hug him and tell him everything is going to be alright. He still cares so much for Jill it’s heartbreaking. Angelina arrg my dislike for her is not at all helped in this book at all, I just want to yell at her.
There was so many moments throughout this book that ripped apart my heart. There were jaw dropping moments. I could not predict anything. I just didn’t know what was going to happen. I think that’s why I think I like Richelle Mead. I cannot expect something to happen in her stories since she just goes one way then, BAM something happens and the story goes into a totally different direction. In a good way. I also love Mead’s characterisation. She does it brilliantly.
The Indigo Spell has unexpected turns and swoon worthy moments that capture your heart. I couldn’t put the book down. I just needed to know what was going to happen.
I Give The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead 5 stars out of 5
Have you read The Indigo Spell? What did you think of it?