Thursday, September 24, 2015

Phoenix Rising by Elise Faber

A dangerous man with piercing green eyes.

A powerful ability that is rearing out of control.

Daughtry stumbles into a world where magic is real and the possibilities for her future are greater than she’s ever believed possible.
But the road to that future isn’t easy to navigate.

As she engages in a wrenching game of give and take with Cody, the man who’s gripped her heart in his sexy-as-hell fist from the moment she’s met him, Daughtry must decide whether she’s willing to risk it all — heart, mind, and magic — to take a chance on the man she loves.

Author: Elise Faber (Website, Goodreads author page, Twitter)
Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing
Buy online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

**The ebook was provided in exchange for an honest review**
(Actual) Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

Phoenix Rising describes Daughtry's perilous life as she unexpectedly vision the inevitable deaths that appears in her current life. Due to her situation, she's starting to slip away from having a peaceful and guilt-free life when John rescued to help her understand who she is and her true powers to initiate it for the development of controlling them. She may have attempted to alter death but what comes after may be even more than just saving others. Having met Cody, Daughtry challenges herself to take a leap of faith and risk everything to protect each other surrounded by the unknown magic she has yet to learn.

I really have high expectations before reading the book. At first I knew the book will be a pleasant read since I'm craving for more paranormal books. Well, I thought it definitely has the potential in terms of the story plot and characters.

I enjoyed that at the beginning how the author was building the excitement as Daughtry has the slightest clue of the visions and how searching herself to belong in the community. I find that significant because not many has questioned life and reflected the way she did. As much as Daughtry wanted to connect to people, she struggled bottling up her feelings and not tell a soul about her situation which entails considerable risks. I also find it cute how Daughtry and Cody is passionate about having kids. I love that they love kids! Just warms my heart.

There are areas that I thought could've been improved. Halfway the book I was starting to think that story flow suddenly changed direction and focused so much on just Cody and Daughtry's relationship. At that point in time it was quite mind-numbing. I felt a bit uncomfortable too about the Dalshie's intention getting to Daughtry because it got me so confused what they wanted with her. Do they wanted to just sexually abuse her or is it for some purpose that she's needed as a reinforcement to destroy the Colony. There are also many missing pieces left out regarding the magic involved in the story. I'm not certain Daughtry has immersed herself in the magic part. I hope she doesn't give up looking for new possibilities and ways to overcome them.

Phoenix Rising may not be what I hoped in the end but don't overlook it as paranormal and romance lovers will still enjoy and dig the books in the series to come!

Special thanks to Elise Faber, author of Phoenix Rising and Sara Meadows for giving review opportunity to read and review the book!

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