( EBOOK Becoming ) by Raine Thomas – friendship–circle.co.uk
Raine Thomas Ö 5 SummaryD of half deity meant to ascend to higher plane or something I started skimming so sue me and naturally she is an inhumanly gorgeous Super Speshul Snowflake with hair down to her knees wings and a giant sword who also heals people and shoots magic out of her hands Somewhat disturbingly after she ascends to the higher plane there is a brief mention to the fact that her physical body is left behind and suddenly the book moves on like nothing happened So her body is actually just left lying somewhere THIS SEEMS LIKE AN IMPORTANT DETAILThe writing itself isn t bad except that it s constantly devoted to andom shit nobody cares about The clothes everyone is wearing the lingerie our protagonist is wearing whether or not people are wearing shoes and if they are what TYPE of shoe they are wearing this goes on for pages I m actually being serious as all of these details were covered extensively during various scenes So there you have it I know some people must like this book but I was not one of them I find it alternately hilarious and An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose, ridiculous that this series apparently spans THREE NOVELS I can only assume that the costume changes are plentiful to provide Ms Thomas with that much writing material Daughters of Serouel follows Amber a 17 year old foster child who lives with her guardian and brother Gabriel Amber is not a normal teenager every three years she has an incident which is best described as a surge of power with Amber at the apex As Amber approaches her 18th birthday she and Gabriel are on alert for her next incident as they have been getting stronger as she agesI am not giving away much but saying that Amber is not entirely human It turns out Amber is a product of a human mother and an Estilorian father What are Estilorians They are powerful long lived beings that used tooam the earth with human I was lucky to have the chance to Just a Pawn (The Mauve Legacy, read the first 3 chapters of Becoming before it waseleased Thanks Raine and I was instantly hooked I had to know what happened I have been anxiously awaiting the A Shifters Rage (Rouen Chronicles releaseThe world of the Estilorians is a world unlike any other I have neveread anything like this From the very beginning prologue ahem my heart was pounding Amber is a young woman that is easy to Elle est chouette ma gueule! relate to andoot for I immediately liked her and felt her feelings of loss excitement fear doubt joy and The life she has lived has been one of extreme loss and hardship Her sarcastic humor and snarky attitude are tools she uses to protect herself Her journey in Becoming is nothing short of Other Side of the Hill remarkable Gabriel is the type of guy that we all should be so lucky to have in our lives His attention and love for Amber is endearing and sweet I cannot imagine one without the other Raine Thomas has the incredible ability to paint this new world into our minds with the written word I could see and feel it all It is simply beautiful As I type this I am longing toead Central so I will close I am so grateful that I have been able to meet Raine and be introduced to the Estilorians I absolutely loved every word Read Becoming for yourself and be prepared to enter a fantasy you ve
never even dreamed of Side note I eally want my own Gloresti swoon Here s a bookeven dreamed of Side note I eally want my own Gloresti swoon Here s a book will ock your world make you smile and keep you guessing Where do I even beginFrom the first chapter I fell in love with the characters They e HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers real and likable and had meooting for them "the entire time The love story between Amber and Gabriel HOTTIE was especially "entire time The love story between Amber and Gabriel HOTTIE was especially It was precious and delicate but also honest and unbreakable I smiled whenever they were together I seriously didAnd the Estilorian world was wonderfully original Filled with beautiful details that made my imagination just come to life Such a efreshing take on paranormal ealmsThe amazing characters the incredible Estilorian Plane and the many MANY surprising plot twists made this book the fantastic story it is I can t wait to 5g for the Connected World read Centra Thiseview first appeared here on my blog Becoming is one of those books that you sit down to Le Jardin Sur La Glace read a few pages of and next thing you know youe looking up at the you sit down to The Book of Shaine read a few pages of and next thing you know youe looking up at the and an hour has somehow passed you by I honestly adored this book from start to finish and my only Discover Cooking with Lavender regret is that I didn tead it sooner Becoming first caught my eye a while back because of its lovely cover Once I ead the description I knew this was a book that I could not miss out on Power surges Alternate planes I just had to know how it was all going to play outI loved pretty much everything about this book From page one the eader is thrown into an absolutely fascinating story We get to know the two protagonists Amber and Gabriel and see the close but complex friendship they have Amber hasn t had an easy life all her foster placements didn t end well through no fault of her own but this doesn t stop Amber from being a kindhearted and selfless character who you can t help but adoreThere is certainly a lot of tension from the very beginning of this book Amber and Gabriel are constantly living in fear of Amber having one of her surges and the possible conseuences of that Amber never Jack the Giant Killer really gets toelax and just enjoy her life because she never knows what s ahead of her or how dangerous it is When Amber and Gabriel find out that there are others like her out there they are uite willing to believe it because they had already seen the impossible happen several timesMy favourite part was when As her eighteenth birthday approaches and she feels the strange and powerful energy building disaster looms When the inevitable explosion occurs her life gets its biggest shakeup yet She’ll not only learn how her fellow foster and best friend Gabriel A Day in the Budwig Diet really feels about her but she’ll discover that she isn’teally without familyTo top it all off she’ll finally find out why she’s. I was approached by Raine Thomas to eview the first book her in Daughters of Saraael trilogy Becoming Overall I felt it was a decent effort by an independent author From the story s synopsis it sounded like something truly uniue so that piued my interest and it WAS uniue The mythology Raine created in this book was unlike anything else I ever Córka Robrojka (Jeżycjada, read It had a tinge of sci fi mixed in with fantasy with a lore that almost made it sound like the Estilorians were angels and their different plane of existence could be construed as heaven I liked Amber well enough At first I had to admit that Iolled my eyes at the fact that she seemed totally clueless to fellow foster child Garbriel s intentions But she did uickly The Neil Simon Collection redeem herself as she seemed to gain confidence as herelationship with Gabriel grew I adored Gabriel He was the most strongly written character in my mind Gabriel has harboured a protective and growing Slate (Rebel Wayfarers MC, romantic interest in Amber since she came to live with him and Mrs B when they were both 12 Obviously at 12 Gabriel didn t act on hisomantic feelings for Amber but he always knew she was for him The depth of their feelings is fully understood later in the story once we learn of their origins They became best friends first which I loved Their elationship as 18 year olds was adorable and lovingSome of the complimentary cast of characters were strong while others perhaps needed development or they were just dropped out of the story once they were no longer needed I felt we got to know Olivia and Skye uite well but some of the others left me wanting to know about them especially Saraael and his human love We did learn a bit about them through Ini herit s explaining Amber s history and through actual story flashbacks which were clever but I did want to know like what kind of manEstilorian he was why he loved her mother so much to go to such extremes It just left me wanting a bit Note I have since found out that the author is eleasing a preuel style novella called Foretold which will serve as Saraael s storyAgain while I felt that this story definitely had some strengths in some of its characters and uniueness it might have benefited from a bit of tightening up I felt the explanation of their origins was a bit long and overwhelming I also found the different tiersgroupings of Estilorians sort of hard to Do I Owe You Money? The Collected Memoirs of Ian Mosley remember and what was each of their significance and why they were so significant to the story Perhaps dividing the Estilorians into three groupingsather than I lost count would have been easier on my memory I don t know if there was actually a strong plot by the truest definition I think it was basically about a girl coming of age and learning the EL SUTIL ARTE DE QUE (CASI TODO) TE IMPORTE UNA MIERDA (HARPERCOLLINS) reasons behind her difficulties in life and they were truly unlike anyone else s There was an underlying theme of some of the bad Estilorians wanting toid the Estilorian plane of anything that esembled an Abomination This Sort Of This sort of on the back burner throughout the book until close to the end of this installment where there was the inevitable battleOverall I feel the book has some merit and might appeal to some fantasysci fi followers who are looking for something completely different from the mainstream supernatural genre The story definitely held my interest but might have benefited from some polishing for lack of a better word A good effort by an up and coming author Finally I d like to thank the author for the opportunity to ead and Hunter Moon (Grazi Kelly review this book This book was all lead up and introduction and felt like it nevereally got off the ground This is probably because it s the first book in a trilogy and the author was using it to introduce the characters and ideas Unfortunately that meant that there was very little non trivial action and a whole lot of flat description I felt like The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone (Darcy Rachel, reading the book wasted my time I didn t get any exciting descriptions but there were too many descriptive words that distracted from a smooth flow I didn t connect to the characters or understand how they grew yet clearly they were growing in the author s eyes She just didn t let me into their world though it s clear she was trying and thought she had succeededTwo things thateally bothered me in the character development1 Gabriel s was very inconsistent view spoilerShe completely ignored the confusion he must have ad 7 Navykov Vysokoeffektivnykh Lyudej returning to his Estillorian self andegaining those memories She used his memories and knowledge where it was convenient for him to know them and completely ignored that he would have them and what that would mean when it was not Poor form and DEFINITELY NON SMOOTH TO READ HIDE non smooth to Lichtenstein read hide When it comes to Young Adult Fantasy iteally doesn t get better than Becoming To say that I was blown away would be an understatement I wasn t just blown away I was swept away I loved everything about Becoming It was charming fresh innovative W Ithere are not words for how boring I found this book I wanted to like it The cover is pretty and the The Roman Object Revolution ratings are generally pretty good and hey I m always up for a good indie book But dear God this bookeads like a teenager s fanfic Nothing happens Nothing The people who say otherwise are lying to you The bad guys of this story don t even make a move until page 225 THE BOOK IS 250 PAGES Everything else prior to that consists of Amber our protagonist making gooey eyes at the love of her life Gabriel Amber is apparently some kin. Optioned for movie The Battle of Resaca rights by multiple award winning producer Chase Chenowith of Back Fence ProductionsEvery three years Amber Hopkins explodes Okay not a blown to smithereens explosion but whatever it is always hurts like hell and leaves her life a shambles She’s already worked her way through five foster placements and she’s doing whatever she can to avoid getting blasted into a sixth. E found out about the Estilorians and their story It was just so intriguing and I couldn t tear my eyes away from the page I love how Amber found out so many secrets about her own past and faced it with courage and a level head Gabriel and Amber areeally forced to grow up pretty fast in this book but their Whiff, or How the Beautiful Big Fat Smelly Baby Found a Friend relationship is sweet even if it all gets a bit cheesy at timesI alsoeally loved the characters names in this book They were just fun to look at and added a uniue aspect to this book If you haven t already figured it out I thoroughly enjoyed Becoming and will be getting to the The Greatest You rest of the series in the coming weeks so look out for thoseeview I ll also be The Elite Way reviewing Defy next week for the blog tour which is based on the same world but is a separate series WARNING MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS IN PARTICULAR SECTIONS MARKED WITH A AT THE BEGINNING AND A AT THE ENDomg amazingI don t know how many of u know about myeviews but I only Crumbs revieweally amazing books and OH MY GOD this is amazingreasons why for me it stands out from other books1 the love 3now of course this book has love and a love interest but it s not the same ach just get on with t and get together love as it happens soon into the book for me it is efreshing to ead a book where there is no struggle to admit love andor than one love interest while we are on the topic of love Spurgeons Expository Encyclopedia relationships2 in this book there is an even power balancein most books there is always one person who knows about the situation or who just has control over theelationship in this book I think the power balance is uite eual 3 the friendship between allin this book we learn that Amber is very closed off about her Sealed relationships and who she trusts this just makes theelationship between the sisters amazing having never met before just finding out a lot about themselves and in the end moving it is amazing how they stick together with an intangible connection4 perfect speedyou know how you get those books that go WAY too fast for you to understand and keep up with and then there are books that are so slow you just wanna skip to the end ad move on well this is Sketching From Square One to Trafalgar Square right in the middle it wasn t too fast that I had to keep flicking back but it wasn t so slow that I skipped parts I found it uite good and the perfect style for me5 POVwell since this book is in third person it workseally well you could tell who you were by the narration eg he was thinking about and it gave a good all ound opinion6 paranormalnew creature kinda for me they seemed to be a mix of fey and angel and witch uite an interesting image but it worked all the same final comment IF U HAVENT ALREADY READ Reviewed 17 December 2011 Becoming is uite the ead I have to say that I m very satisfied with the way this book turned out When I first started this book it ead like a contemporary but towards the middle as the paranormal elements were involved I got a little confused From there I thought I was going to dislike the book However towards the end it picked up immensely and I grew to love it The characters were fabulous the entire time though Bringing Up My Enjoyment Level Becoming Is A Uniue Supernatural up my enjoyment level Becoming is a uniue supernatural story that I definitely ecommendOne of my favorite things about Becoming are the characters Surprisingly enough it s not the main character Amber that stands
out mefor me if is super sweet and awesome it s the main character s love interest that catches the Owens Walk reader s attention Gabriel is Amber s stepbrother and has always been loving and protective towards Amber He s always had a secret crush on her since they were tweens and his undying love for her grows after they find out about the Estilorian world Heeads like an angel for me he is so sweet and just perfect The fact that he is with Amber through the toughest of times is just adorable and it is never obsessive or creepy Gabriel is a character that Shadow Point (The Gothic War, really shines in BecomingI also have to give tons of credit to Raine Thomas for creating such a different supernatural world I have neveread anything like Becoming with the different planes and powers that the characters have It s certainly uniue and holds the Taboo Times Ten readers interest easily I m thankful for the creativity because the plot was mediocre in the beginning I kind of just went along with the story not thinking much of it But the ending was very fast paced and tension filled I needed to know what happened immediatelyThere aren t many problems in this book at all in fact I only had one minor problem the names of the Estilorian people were so confusing I could never get their names straight since there were so many of them Most of them turn out to be minor background characters but still I freuently had to go back andemind myself who was who This problem detracted my enjoyment in the middle of the novel but the main characters and plot made up for it in the endI am still pleased with the way this book turned out If you Death Note One-Shot Special (Death Note, Chapter re able to see past the confusion factor in Becoming and you love yourself an extremely precious or tenderomance and an incomparable supernatural element plot line I highly The Empty Tomb recommend this book I have to say that I am surprised that I adored this book so much The creativity of it all will makeeaders craving for 4 Teacups for BecomingThanks to Raine Thomas for providing me with a copy for Dont Step on the Crack! reviewTHIS REVIEW WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON A Reading Daydreamer of myeviews check out the blo. Having the power surges she isn’t entirely humanAmber must Become transitioning to another plane of existence and Gay Travel Guide For Tops And Bottoms risking the loss of the most importantelationship she’s ever had Her choice will impact the future of an entire ace of beings and will pit her against an enemy that will prey upon her doubt to try and take her very lifeKind of makes the explosions now seem like a cakewal. .