Monthly Archives: May 2017

Midian by Andrea Pearson

Dmitri and Kelson have arrived in Gevkan to prepare for the wedding. Arien’s best friend Midian is horrified by Kelson’s behavior and really wants to hate him.

Midian is a novella that tells the story of the first little while after Midian and Kelson met. It’s a short and sweet little background story on how two characters who died before the first Kilenya book and were the parents of two of the Kilenya characters got together. It’s a quick read and adds to the overall enjoyment of the Kilenya series. I recommend it for all Kilenya fans!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 80
Pages Read in 2017: 22,547
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: I like the series

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Samara by Andrea Pearson

Samara meets an awesome guy only to find out he’s her sister’s new boyfriend. Not only that, she now has to spend a week with this hot guy she’s totally attracted to and try to ignore her feelings and how her sister treats him.

Samara is a short and sweet little romance with a couple Kilenya characters thrown in. It gives a nice bit of backstory for a side character I never really even thought much about. I recommend reading this novella to anyone who is a Kilenya fan. It would probably be best after reading at least the first Kilenya book so you already know who the characters are.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 79
Pages Read in 2017: 22,456
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: I like the series

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Lost to the West by Lars Brownworth

About a thousand years after the Roman Empire fell in the west, it finally fell in the east. The Byzantine Empire was fascinating and varied greatly over the years. Lost to the West is a chronological history from the first Constantine to the last Constantine. Much of it is told in story form, putting the meat on the bones of the dates and wars. I learned so much from this book. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in history!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 78
Pages Read in 2017: 22,356
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: Pre-reading for Cameron for School

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Enshroud by Andrea Pearson

Nicole needs to learn to fight a fire pulser and so begins lessons with Sanso. He tries to convince her to give up on stopping Keitus since there is no way to succeed. Meanwhile, everything falls apart.

After this book, I seriously don’t know how the author is going to wrap this up. Enshroud is the eighth Mosaic Chronicles book and the third combined with the Kilenya world. There’s a touch more romance in this one, but also a whole lot of action. I noticed two editing mistakes, but they weren’t a big deal. I very highly recommend this book and, of course, the whole Mosaic series and Kilenya series. If you are going to read the Kilenya series you might want to read them first. A physical description of Sweet Pea was given in this book and I thought, “huh, I don’t remember that about him” and that very night, reading the second to last Kilenya book to my boys as their bedtime story, I discovered why I didn’t remember it – it hadn’t happened yet. But, whether you read Kilenya first or not, read this book/series! It really is excellent. I mean, I read all 8 in the series so far in less than two weeks. Even for me, that’s a lot of books in a short time. I could barely put them down.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 77
Pages Read in 2017: 22,004
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: I really like the series

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Obscure by Andrea Pearson

Still on the hunt for talismans and in a race to beat Keitus, Nicole and her friends from both Katon University and Eklaron must go to another planet in an attempt to locate the next one.

Obscure is the seventh book of the Mosaic Chronicles series and the second merging with the world built in the Kilenya series. Once again, I truly enjoyed the book. I could barely put it down. The action barely left time to breathe and some very unexpected things happened. I never dreamed it would end like it did. I highly recommend reading this book and the whole Mosaic Chronicles series (read the Kilenya series first for full enjoyment)!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 76
Pages Read in 2017: 21,872
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: I really like the series

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Conceal by Andrea Pearson

Coolidge’s talisman is stolen by a croent on Keitus’s orders so Nicole, Lizzie, and Austin team up with Jacob Clark to get it back and try to find the other talismans spread around the world. They know one is in Japan in the possession of one of Coolidge’s friends so they head there to see if they can get to it before Keitus does.

Conceal is the sixth book in the Mosaic Chronicles series and the first to add characters from the Kilenya series, joining both of the author’s worlds. Being both a Kilenya and a Mosaic Chronicles fan, I found this book to be completely and totally awesome. The writing was excellent, the action was nearly constant and sometimes intense, and the imagination level was perfect. I very highly recommend reading this book. You technically don’t have to read any of the Mosaic or Kilenya books first, but I do think your enjoyment will be much greater if you have read at least one series, if not both.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 75
Pages Read in 2017: 21,721
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: I really like the series

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Reclaim by Andrea Pearson

The time has finally come for Nicole to take the elixir to Idaho and figure out which machine to use it in. If she chooses wrong, all Aretes will die, but if she chooses correctly, families will be able to have children more easily. Leading up that moment on the mountain, there is lots to plan for the war that’ll come after, mistakes to be made, and a whole lot of crazy stuff in between.

Reclaim is the fifth Mosaic Chronicles book. Everything from the previous four books leads into the battle of the Aretes against the Tarians, monsters, and the Great Ones. There were fewer surprises in this one, but the action never seemed to end. The epilogue goes back to the Keys of Kilenya and Ayunli that were mentioned in the first book since it’s time for Nicole to meet Jacob. I very highly recommend reading this book and the whole Mosaic Chronicles series. It’s so good!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 74
Pages Read in 2017: 21,558
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: I really like the series

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