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The Golden Symbol by Andrea Pearson

The Lorkon are coming for the final battle, but Jacob and his friends must first find the potion recipe hidden by Onyev long ago that will allow them to turn the Lorkon back into humans able to be killed. Once the recipe has been found, they must gather the ingredients and make the potion before the Lorkon arrive.

The Golden Symbol is the sixth and final book in the Kilenya series. It’s action packed and just as exciting as all the others. The writing is excellent and my 8- and 10-year-old sons and I all enjoyed it. Even though I knew how it would turn out, there were times I wasn’t sure the ending would be at all happy. I highly recommend this book and the whole Kilenya series to kids and adults. It makes an excellent family read aloud!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 90
Pages Read in 2017: 24,950
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Reason I Chose It: Bedtime Story for the Boys

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Eyes of the Sun by Andrea Pearson

The Lorkon war is coming soon. But first, Jacob must learn to use his eyes and the sun and find the Key of Ayunli and join the Sheingols in defeating Lirone. He also learns just who the female Lorkon is.

Eyes of the Sun is the fifth book in the Kilenya series. It sets up the final installment, putting everything in position for the war with the Lorkon and the attempt to defeat Keitus once and for all. It is very well-written. There are a few minor editing issues spread through the book. My 8- and 10-year-old boys loved this book and so did I. I highly recommend reading it and the whole Kilenya series. It really makes a great family read aloud!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 81
Pages Read in 2017: 22,831
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Reason I Chose It: Bedtime Story for the Boys

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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
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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
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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
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Reason I Chose It: I really like the series

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Observe by Andrea Pearson

It’s time for Nicole to infiltrate the Tarians and make them think she is on their side. Suddenly she can no longer stand to touch Austin or even think about him without getting sick and Rebecca says that is likely a permanent side effect. Nicole’s still not quite sure if Rebecca is even trustworthy, but feels she must go along with Rebecca’s plan until she has reason not to. Meanwhile, Anna Morse needs Nicole to come to her.

Observe is the fourth in the Mosaic Chronicles series and it’s the best yet. There were so many things I suspected that were confirmed and so many things I didn’t expect. I found it hard to stop reading when I needed to do other things because I just had to know what would happen next. I highly recommend this book and the whole Mosaic Chronicles series!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 73
Pages Read in 2017: 21,293
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Reason I Chose It: I really like the series

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Perceive by Andrea Pearson

In an effort to find the right cello to be her focus, Nicole spends time in Moses Lake. A strange meteor hit the earth there and is poisoning the land and people. Meanwhile, she is being visited by the ghost of the woman who lived in the possessed tree. There is a reason Nicole is in Moses Lake when she is and she must carry out the instructions she is given by the ghost if she wants to make the future better for Aretes.

Perceive is the third Mosaic Chronicles book and it was just as good as the first two. There was one big reveal that I guess if I had really stopped and thought about it I might have realized it was coming, but as it was it was quite a pleasant surprise for me. Another plot twist I totally didn’t see coming. There were a handful of minor editing mistakes including one that I’m really not sure what the author actually meant. I highly recommend Perceive and the entire Mosaic Chronicles series (so far at least)!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 72
Pages Read in 2017: 21,033
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Reason I Chose It: 52 Books Bingo (One Word Title)

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