Review: Ameerah by Rebekkah Ford

Welcome to another week.  I hope all of you who celebrated Easter had a wonderful time.  Today I am bringing to you a wonderful mix of historical and paranormal fiction.  This book I couldn’t put down and I hope to hear there will be a second.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  Have a wonderful week ahead.

28599276Book Blurb:

Some birds cannot be caged, and I’m one of them.

In 1925, eighteen-year-old Ameerah Arrowood is murdered in an insane asylum. She finds herself transported to a dreary realm that turns out to be a recruiting station for the dark spirits. With animosity in her heart toward humanity, she decides to join them.

For the next ninety years, Ameerah possesses soulless humans, living a hedonistic, mischievous and sometimes vengeful existence, but now she’s seeking salvation so she can crossover and save her lost love who is stuck in the lower world.

Ameerah enlists the help of her dark spirit friend Derek, who is straddling the line between Heaven and Hell. She tells him how it all began, weaving between historical timelines to now, hoping to gain understanding about why her parents betrayed her and wanting to get rid of the guilt weighing on her heart. In the end, the unexpected unfolds, throwing Ameerah a curve ball which changes her forever.

Review:

Ameerah starts out her tale when she was 18.  She was in the time of the flapper, speakeasys and prohibition.  But, when you come from a wealthy promininent family like hers you shouldn’t be a flapper.  As her parents learn more about Ameerah they decide she must go away to be “fixed”.  When the horrible happens Ameerah becomes a dark spirit.  She chooses this life so that she may still experience all the feelings of the world while she inhabits humans who have no soul.  This is Ameerah’s way of being until she falls in love.  What happens after that will change Ameerah forever.

This was an enchanting tale.  The reader really gets caught up in Ameerah’s tale.  Her life is full of tragedy and pain.  A person could relate to why she chose to do what she did.  Vengence is particularly prominent, but when her heart is broken yours will be too.  Rebekkah Ford does a phenomenal job weaving a story that engrosses the reader.  You will be sitting on the edge of your seat while you try to anticipate what will happen with Ameerah next.  If your looking for a change in your paranormal reading experience you will want to pick this book up.

Review: Fever Moon by Karen Marie Moning

Ok…so this is my first ever graphic novel.  I was a bit reluctant because it’s not normally my kind of thing, but I just had to read this since it was part of the fever series by Karen Marie Moning.

This story takes place sometime during the last book, Shadowfever.  In this book, Mac finds herself being targeted.  But, she is not the outright target.  This Unseelie, the Fear Dorche, is targeting those who are important to her.  The Fear Dorcha does not have a face of his own so he must take pieces from 15 different people.  This leaves the people in a state of coma.  It is up to Mac, who then also drags in Barrons, to find and kill the Fear Dorche.

Fever Moon was very well written and it highlighted all of the characters we know and love from the fever series.  With that being said, this was not my favorite in the fever series.  It felt kinda disjointed at times.  I kept feeling like I was getting lost in parts that I have previous knowledge about.  I couldn’t quite pin down when this happened in the books and that really bothered me.  I finally decided it must be a time within the final book because she already knew what Barrons was and she wasn’t fighting with Dani.  Another, disconcerting part was the images in the book.  I know that comics and graphic novels always go over the top with the character designs, but I felt kinda let down.  I really didn’t like the images of Mac or Barrons.  In general the scenes looked good like Chester’s and the streets of Dublin, but overall the characters definitely were not what I thought they would look like.  The first time I saw the image of Mac I thought ” Whoa! Huge boobs”.  That was quite off-putting and kinda detracted from the story.  Overall, I thought it was good, but I’m not sure if I’m going to be a graphic novel girl.  I totally get the interest in them, but for me it distracted from the series instead of enhancing it.

For more information regarding Fever Moon by Karen Marie Moning you can go to Barnes and Noble, Amazon and any other book retailer.

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