Monday, April 7, 2014


"“He’s alive!” she yelled. “He’s alive!”
As Lexa spoke the words, she knew they were true. She knew with total certainty.
“Dr. Timberi’s alive!”
When Lady Nightwing kidnapped Dr. Timberi, everyone assumed their teacher had been killed. So when Lexa discovers that he isn’t dead, Conner can’t believe his ears!
Desperate to rescue Dr. Timberi, Conner, Lexa, and Melanie turn to the last person they want to talk to, the person who started all of this chaos—the Stalker. As the Trio confront their worst fears, they realize their Magi powers may not be enough to keep everyone alive.
Your favorite characters return in this satisfying conclusion of the Middle School Magic series! Filled with plenty of twists, humor, and adventure, Luminescence will keep you guessing until the thrilling end."

 Luminescence by Braden Bell is the exciting conclusion to the Middle School Magic trilogy. After the cliffhanger at the end of Penumbras , I was exited to read it.
Luminescence does an excellent  job of tying up the loose ends and answering the big questions, like who is the stalker, is Dr Timberi really dead, why does Melanie's Dad hate the Magi, why can Pilaf hear head talk, and many more. 
The story starts with the kids Connor, Lexa and Melanie at odds because of their guilt and anger over Dr Timberi's kidnapping and possible death. I liked that they learned that by working together they were more powerful, and that Pilaf was an important part of their group.
I loved this book and the whole Middle School Magic Trilogy. I would recommend it for mid grade readers (9-13), but adult and older teens will love it too. You should read the 1st 2 books 1st, to get the whole story.
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I received a free review copy of this book for a fair and honest review.

Saturday, March 1, 2014


Purhcase Fallen Angel
Antonio Tonon does not believe in love at first sight until he sees her fall into a street in Milan and get hit by a motorcycle. Compelled to know who she is and if she can return his affection, he becomes her hospital volunteer only to learn that the accident erased her memory. But the road to love is obstructed by her tyrannical mother, Renatta’s fiancĂ© (Marcello), and Antonio’s own lower social status. Forced to redefine his ideas of honor, love, and family, Antonio must find a way to marry Renatta before she bends to the will of her mother and resumes her place on the opera stage. If he fails, Renatta will wed Marcello and sentence Antonio to a lifetime of loneliness, for love at first sight never happens twice.

Fallen Angel by Lisa Swinton is a story of discovery, mixed with just enough romance and mystery.
I loved the characters, they seamed like real people.
I loved Antonio, he devoted his life for weeks to helping Renatta rediscover her past, even though he knew he could lose her when she remembered.
I loved the younger sister Chiara, she had guts and compassion and she was honest with Antonio about their family secrets.
The only character I didn't like was the mother. I had a hard time believing any mother could be so cold and hard hearted to her own children. I cheered for Renata and Chiara as they tried to break away from her control.
Overall I liked Fallen Angel, I liked that it was set in Italy, but I found it a little distracting to have Italian phrases thrown in kind of randomly.
I would recommend Fallen Angel by Lisa Swinton to women of all ages who like clean romance.
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