Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Book Review of Feel the Burn: The Birthright Trilogy, Book 3

Book Review of Feel the Burn: 
    The Birthright Trilogy, Book 3
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Title: The BirthRight Trilogy
Author: Nicole MacDonald
Genre: Fantasy

Blurb : 
Feel the Burn: Book Three

The battle to save Gar'nyse is upon them and already the costs are insurmountable. 

With no other option but to knowingly sail into a trap, the girls, the Griffon Guard, and the gathered forces set forth to reach the castle and destroy Jenviet. However the loss of Alek means the task sits fully on the four girls' shoulders and with only one of them at their full Elemental abilities, the risk of death, or worse—failure—is high. Now with nothing to lose, Catherine refuses to link with the other girls, hoping that she alone will be able to take Jenviet. But the malevolent Sorceress of Vo'Arum has other plans...

The Arrival:  Book One

Cat, Kassie, Sian and Loi are anything but damsels in distress. Fed up with a lack of decent male specimens they cast a love spell in the hopes of finding their soul-mates. And inadvertently land themselves on another planet.


The Arrival, follows the girls' adventures as they stumble through a foreign and often hostile world where humans are NOT at the top of the food chain. Friendships are forged and love teeters on the horizon while the threat of civil war looms thanks to the girls' very unexpected 'gifts'. Will the girls master these gifts in time to survive a war in which, not only are they the ultimate weapons, but also the ultimate prize...

Awakening:  Book Two

Be careful what you wish for...

A seemingly innocuous love spell caused Catherine, Sian, Laura, and Kassandra to cross worlds in search of their soul mates. But more than love drew them to Gar'nyse. Truths are revealed and lives forever altered after an attack at the castle. An age old feud between two archaic families threatens to tear the world they've arrived in apart. As the ultimate weapons in such a war the four girls are the only hope for peace.

But one of them lies unconscious from the attack, and the destiny that awaits her when she wakes will change everything.

About the Author:

Nicole MacDonald is a thirty something year old Kiwi who loves to read and moonlights as a novelist. From a young age she fantasized about being the heroine in the books and/or movies she watched and credits the series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ for really inspiring her. Writing only occurred to her a few years ago after reading an abysmal tale with silly useless females where upon she decided to write a tale solely for herself where the girls got to kick butt without the usual sob story—betrayed/abused/abandoned etc. That little tale eventuated into the BirthRight Trilogy.

Nicole’s current daydream is that Joss Whedon (aka the genius of film) will discover the BirthRight Trilogy and demand the film rights to it. Until then, she’s working on several other writing projects and aiming to explore the world with her partner.


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Wattpad – where The Arrival is now available


Feel the Burn – Excerpt
I slowed, stopping when I sighted Loi. She stood in the middle of a large cave, larger than the previous one we’d stayed in, and tiny lighted things fluttered around her.

‘Loi, what are those?’ I called in a quiet voice, not wanting to disturb them. Leynorah squealed and she and her mother leaped off my shoulders, flying straight for Loi and the lights. My jaw dropped when the two fae tackled one of the glowing things to the cave floor, gobbling it down and then lifted their heads to utter sharp whistles. Poor Loi looked horrified when answering whistles echoed from further down the corridor and more Halenine fae came whooping through, flashing past my head into the cave.

In a short matter of time the Halenine fae devoured the glowing things, buzzing excitedly around Loi, congratulating her on the find, oblivious to her appalled expression while she stared at the glowing remnants scattered about the floor. Those behind me pushed past into the cave, looking around, and the Cavalry and General guard soldiers started to set the camp up. It felt strange to realize that the whole day had gone, the lack of light messing with my body clock. Loi stared at the glowing remains of the fluttery things and I made my way to her.

‘Errmmm…sorry about that.’

Leynorah sat perched on a rock, fiendishly waving some bits of glowing wings in either front hand, singing a little ditty of ‘Yummy! Yummy, yummy, YUMMY!’

Loi sighed. ‘S’okay. Guess they have to eat.’


So book 2 ended with the most horrible thing you can imagine happening and yet book 3 gets so much worse.  I cried off and on through the whole book, both sad and happy tears.  The loss of one of their members just strengthens the resolve of those remaining to kill the witch, which is good because they will need all that resolve to get through the battle/slaughter/war.  No one thinks they will return from this war.  In fact one or two of them plan to not return because the thought of living alone is too awful to comprehend.

And then just when you think you know what is going to happen, wham you are hit by a fly ball out of left field.  Everything you thought you knew as fact, not true.  Dead, not dead.  Friend, not friend.  Living, not living… or are they.  So many fast changes in status right at the end I was torn between crying and laughing and crying happy tears.  Absolutely fabulous ending to a great series.

I give this book 5+ out of 5 clouds.  I highly recommend this book to all.  It has romance, action, fantasy, surprises, sorrow, joy, and angst at every turn.  I was captivated from book 1 and stayed up until 3 am to finish book 3 because I couldn’t wait to see what came next.  Get book 1 free and you will see what I mean.

See reviews for book one and two by clicking on the number which is linked to the review.

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  1. Awww :) I'm so, so, SO glad it hit all the spots for you :)

    1. I totally agree with you. I have read the series twice and have decided to read it again. I am one of Nicole's greatest fans. I love her writing and the ups and downs in these books are awesome. I am not an avid reader, but I have become one with these books. My only hope is she writes more on the girls and their lives on Gar'nyse, starting with the Coronation and wedding of Alex and Cat. Thanks Nicole for such fantastic books, I love them.
      Sincerely, Sandi Niner

    2. I am with you Mindy, I would give these books a 5 out of 5 also. Nicole has done such an amazing job with all three of these books, its like you want to live in this world with them.
      To me there is nothing and I mean NOTHING better then a book that can grab you and make you feel like you are liveing in it, while you read it, and these books do that. With such a thrill and with such raw emotion, it is unreal. Thank you Nicole MacDonald, you are a great author and we love you. Thank you also Mindy Wall, for giveing Nicole and 'The BirthRight Trilogy' such great reviews. :-)

  2. Hi Mindy :)

    I know you're crazy busy with your reviews, I was just wondering if you could post this review on Amazon when/if you get a chance. This is one of my fav reviews, succinct and spot on ;)

    Many thanks