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Please review your cart. The book speaks for itself and my review would have been worded just this way even if I'd gone out and bought it. I also give bonus points for Text To Speech enabling on Kindle format Feb 17, Kristen rated it really liked it Shelves: Promising Light by Emily Ann Ward caught my attention one day while looking for something new to read. I found the concept of the story interesting and the cover was beautiful designed to match the story. This is a book that really challenges the hearts of the lead characters and the determination to do what feels right.
The beginning starts of soft and romantic until the story takes a twisted turn into a world full of curses and family secrets. Grace is a young a beautiful noble girl who has falling deeply for another noble named Dar. She also is very out spoken and very defensive when it comes to protecting people she knows who are good. I really felt bad for her because her family is forcing a union between her and the prince, whom I felt was a pompous jerk. Dar and his family were really the pull of the story. I felt the secrets and magic behind the curse that they were dealing with was original and intriguing.
Ward wrote a unique tale about not so ordinary shifters, which makes this story one of a kind. The only thing that bothered me was how Dar and Grace tried to pretend not to care from one and other, it was obvious they cared but just kept being conflicted. Overall this was novel was full of family tension, adventure, and magic that created a very entertaining story.
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I was thrilled with the romance and the shifters curse that Ward created. I look forward to reading more from Emily Ann Ward. This is a young adult novel that with a strong and adventurous female lead. Mar 14, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: Review originally posted at Doodle's Book Blog Promising Light was a wonderfully entertaining read that kept me wondering what would happen next.
The setting was masterfully crafted and depicted while still providing the reader with romance, suspense, and heartache. Lady Grace Ellengreen is the strong, beautiful daughter of the King's general. She has been sneaking around with Sir Dar, the son of the respected governor in Shyra, behind her father's back. He is madly in love with her but willing w Review originally posted at Doodle's Book Blog Promising Light was a wonderfully entertaining read that kept me wondering what would happen next.
He is madly in love with her but willing walk away to protect her when she meets with a cloaked man. Given no explanation as to what is going on and why she needs to be protected, she accepts she will never see him again, and welcomes an offer from Prince William to begin a courtship. On her way home from a trip, she is kidnapped and must decide whether she will help end a ten year curse that is threatening Dar's family or ignore the request.
I will admit that in the beginning I was thrilled when Dar left Grace. He was evasive, courting another girl, and unwilling to answer any questions about himself and where he grew up. Then William swooped in and gave her a distraction and I was giddy with excitement. She was with the Prince and would have an easy life, but about a third of the way through I began to despise William.
He was controlling and couldn't trust Grace. Why be with someone if you can't trust them, right? Then Dar was back and willing to do anything to keep her safe, not happy with all of her decisions, but set on keeping her alive no matter the cost. He redeemed himself in my eyes.
Promising Light (The Protectors, #1) by Emily Ann Ward
Emily Ann Ward created a unique world that I am looking forward to exploring more in her next book. The plot was great and the relationships were more than believable. I was sitting on the edge of my seat dying to know what would happen during intense scenes and was still unsure of the end all the way to the last page. Overall, this book was fantastic. It was creative and detailed. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to read about an epic adventure. I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion. Mar 16, Christina Ensconced in Lit rated it liked it Shelves: I won this book from a member librarything giveaway in exchange for an honest review.
Promising light is mostly a love story between a noblewoman who has lived in wealth her entire life and the mysterious man she falls in love with. She soon learns that he is keeping secrets from her, secrets that will put her life in danger. The strengths of this book include the world-building of the shape shifters. I enjoyed getting to know Grace as she reveals that she is stronger than anyone thinks. I thought I won this book from a member librarything giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I thought her powerful decision in the end was probably the biggest redeeming factor of the book.
My problem with this book is how it drags on and on. The beginning was promising and the end almost brings it back. But we are traveling with Dar and his family for so long, and countless captures and rescues between his family and the Protectors. It began to get very repetitive. I also had a problem with the epilogue. Epilogues always give the sense that everything is going to get wrapped up and that this is slightly in the future. Instead, this is the last chapter in likely a trilogy? Lastly, I never really connected with any of the characters. The most interesting one was Sienna because of how we meet her as the wild child and her tense relationship with Dar's family.
All of the rest of the characters seemed very flat, including Grace's father, the Prince and all of the protectors. I don't believe in evil two dimensional characters. I think that everyone has a story to tell. Dec 08, Maisie rated it liked it Shelves: I felt like I was reading the rough draft of a novel. There were many glaring errors, that I was constantly being pulled out of the story.
There were inconsistencies as well that just left me confused. Was this supposed to be a modern paranormal story in a new world? Or historical, because it felt historical, but then she was constantly "sweaty" and "stinky" and I couldn't help but think that a lady wouldn't really talk that way, nor even lesser classes in that period as a woman.
I also felt tha I felt like I was reading the rough draft of a novel. I also felt that she was constantly 'telling' us these things, instead of 'showing' the reader. There are ways to describe that someone is unclean and sweaty, other than just blurting it out. Not to mention that she is unmarried, running around with men, and wanting to take things to that next step I found the world to be very interesting, and the different shape shifter groups.
I wanted to keep the world, but have new characters, and lots of heavy editing. I enjoyed Sierra as a character, and even the lesser character Chad, and even her brother. I found Grace, and Dar to be rather lacking in depth and actual character. If I read the next book it will be just to return to the world and see how the shape shifters end up.
Jan 30, Ruth Albarran rated it it was amazing. I received this book as an early review from the author, when I asked for it the description of the book caught my attention and I'm so happy I got the opportunity to received this book for review. The story was amazing, action packed and had a beautiful setting that gets your imagination going. It has a little bit of everything, action, romance, suspense Anyways I started reading it and I was immerse, I couldn't stop reading until the end.
Now I have this feeling of emptiness of wanting to k I received this book as an early review from the author, when I asked for it the description of the book caught my attention and I'm so happy I got the opportunity to received this book for review. Now I have this feeling of emptiness of wanting to know more, what's coming next for the characters and how everything will played out after this adventure. I just hope the second book is not to far out. Again this was an amazing read, entertaining from beginning to end, never a bored moment or a time where the story did not make sense, to say more will make me spoil and give away pieces of the story which is worth to read.
Looking forward to the next one already! May 05, Pam K.
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The characters were well formed, interesting, and likable. The storyline kept me intrigued. Miles away, Sierra is the reluctant savior of the shape changers as she tries to keep Evan alive in his lust for blood. Grace and Dar struggle to make the political alliances needed to bring the shape changers back home while dealing with new doses of the love potion. But the king sides with the Protectors, who are willing to do anything to keep the magic away, even controlling the kingdom. The consequences of their actions catapult a sequence of events that threatens Grace, Sierra, and the Avialies in ways they could have never prepared for.
In this sequel to Promising Light, the war is just beginning, and no war is without casualties. Check out more about Promising Hope on Goodreads. When Dar suddenly leaves her, she searches for answers, reluctant to let him go.