Saturday, January 19, 2013

Week 3 Reviews: Daughter of the Spellcaster, Blood of the Sorceress

From Goodreads:
Has a spell been cast?

Lena Dunkirk is a practicing witch, Ryan McNally a wealthy playboy. Logic says mismatch, yet from the first they share a passion that defies reason, as if they know each other from another place, another time. Then Lena gets pregnant and runs for the safety of home.

Months later, when Ryan appears at her door looking to help raise their child, Lena doesn't know whom to trust–particularly now that "guru to the stars" Bahru has taken an interest in her baby, offering gifts forged of magic.

Soon she and Ryan are sharing eerie dreams of ancient lands, while a vengeful demon plots to take possession of their child. As the moment of birth approaches, the demon's power rises, forcing the hand of love to wield the blade that will decide the fate of a child’s soul–and the future of the world.

From Goodreads:
Their Love was destiny. Was a curse to be their undoing?

As an ancient king's favorite harem slave, Lilia committed the worst of all possible crimes: loving another man. When the king discovered her treason, her lover was sentenced to lose his soul and linger in eternal imprisonment, and Lilia herself was executed alongside her sisters. While they reincarnated through countless lifetimes, she lingered alone between worlds for thousands of years, waiting for the moment to rescue her beloved Demetrius.

Now that moment has come. Demetrius has broken free, but without his soul and in the thrall of the same high priest who betrayed them so long ago; he has become an icy, uncaring cad, devoting himself solely to pleasure and power. Somehow Lilia must convince him to reclaim his humanity, to abandon the enemy tempting him to give in to his selfish desires–or her life will be lost alongside his, both of them condemned to eternal damnation, eternal isolation, their love lost one final and irrevocable time.

My Review:
Oh, it was really great to read these books! I really enjoyed the first one, and yeah, these two were just as good! Telling more of the same story, but showing more of the sides, because this is the story of these three sisters, and in these books, we got the other sisters' stories!

We know something really big is going on, from the past, which Lilia also knows, since she still remembers it, because she hasn't had the same reincarnations like her sisters. And then all of this stuff was going on, and it was mysterious, and so awesome to read!

I really loved these couples, that they had the history of their past lives, and how the first time, things most assuredly did not go their way, but that this time, that they have a chance to make better lives for their selves, it was so great!

Really enjoyed how the events of the first two books led to the third book's events happening, and for that big ending, that was just awesome to read, and that they'd fought for a long time, but now, they were finally getting a happy ending! It was so great!

Such great books, really great series, and I need to read more Maggie Shayne books!

Author: Maggie Shayne
Series: The Portal #2, 3
Read: January 13th, 13th, 2013
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Really enjoyed book 1! And it's a Sequel Challenge Book!
Publisher: Mira
Published: November 20th 2012
Expected Publication: January 20th 2013

Daughter of the Spellcaster:
5/5 Hearts
4.5/5 Books
4/5 Stars

Blood of the Sorceress:
5/5 Hearts
4.5/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars

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