Book Review of My Merlin Awakening Hosted by Bewitching Book Tours
Book 2, My Merlin Series
By Priya Ardis
Excalibur has been pulled from the stone, but what does it mean? Arriane (aka Ryan) DuLac doesn’t really care. She's got bigger problems—as student president, she's got to put on the Prom. While the Wizard Council debates their next move, she leaves the craziness behind and heads home.
But she can’t hide forever. Sooner than she’d like Merlin (aka Matt) has her chasing mermaids on the trail of the Fisher King. The wounded King, defeated by Merlin’s brother, Vane, in the past holds the key to save the future.
On the journey, Ryan begins to realize the friends she thought she knew, she may not know at all. At a time of shifting alliances, she must decide whose side she’s on—the brother who struggles to do right or the brother who dares to break the rules? And Ryan must decide who she is—a regular girl or a champion?
One wrong decision and her family falls apart. One wrong decision and the world falls apart. No pressure.
The second book of the My Merlin Series is available now in limited release on Barnes and Noble (barnesandnoble.com) only. Full release will follow shortly.
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIrzLo1VowM
My Boyfriend Merlin (Book 1, My Merlin Series)
He was a little older than he was letting on. By a few eons...
In this teen Arthurian paranormal, 17-year-old nice girl Arriane, aka Ryan, DuLac just found out the guy she's been crushing on—bad-boy biker, Matt—is a little older than he was letting on. By a few eons...
In fact, he is really Merlin—the Merlin, King Arthur's Merlin, the greatest wizard who ever lived. Frozen in a cave for over fifteen hundred years, he's woken for a purpose. But Ryan's not impressed. Tired of being a relationship loser, she'd rather kick his legendary behind.
Sure, the world has been crazy ever since the sword and the stone fell out of the sky like a meteor. But despite gruesome gargoyles, an underground world of magic and the guy driving her crazy, Ryan knows that family is everything. Will Merlin sacrifice hers to save the world? Will she be able to stop him?
Priya Ardis loves books of all kinds—but especially the gooey ones that make your nose leak and let your latte go cold. She started her first book at sixteen, writing in notebooks on long train rides in India. When not living in her character's world, she might be found at the local coffee shop—her nose buried in a book. A hopeless romantic, she is a longtime member of the Romance Writer’s of America.
The Merlin, YA Books, and More Blog: http://merlinblogs.priyaardis.com
What a charming series of books. I love the Arthur and Merlin legend. I have read all the books, watched all the movies (even the Disney one), seen the television mini-series, and so on, but I loved this updated take. Ryan, the heroine of our tale, has to battle her way to survival and then in book 1 finds out that the guy she like, Matt, is not only not who she thought he was… he’s Merlin, as in Arthur’s Merlin.
These books also bring in elements of Greek legends. Zeus, Poseidon, the Minotaur, and Hades are all mentioned. The bringing together of these two vastly different tales; Arthur and Greek mythology, create a fantastical new paradigm.
Book 3 will be out in the Fall of 2012, if I can stand waiting that long. Heavy sigh. I give these books 4 out of 5 clouds and await book 3 with baited breath.
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