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Saturday, 3 August 2013

Review- Shooting Stars (A Surah Stormsong Novel 1)

Title: Shooting Stars
Author: H.D. Gordon
Series: Surah Stormsong book 1
Rating: 5/5

Summary
Once upon a time, a common boy fell in love with a princess. It was a hopeless, forbidden love, grown in a world where sorcery and magic rule over all. Now, dark times are brewing, and destiny will bring them together, while fate works to keep them apart. Extraordinary battles will be fought, and extraordinary choices made. Join the author of The Alexa Montgomery Saga for the beginning of a tale of star-crossed lovers and magic, of hope and love and loss, of desperate wishes made on stars.


Book Trailer done by H.D. Gordon while writing for inspiration
http://youtu.be/-W10dR3mvJY

My Review
 I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
 I have been dying to read this book since it was released and when I noticed it was a read to review on goodreads I jumped on it. I am huge H.D. Gordon fan as I have read 3 of the 4 books in the Alexa Montgomery series and loved them all, I could not wait to read this one and of course I was not disappointed. Set in a beautifully described land full of magic and a love that seems impossible, this book was perfect, and I never wanted it to end.
This book is full of great characters and I loved how seamlessly the points of view were interchanged, it was so good I didn't even notice at first and I even found a little soft spot for Black Heart (crazy I know) his story had me feeling a little sorry for him, but in the end I really hope they bring him down lol. Surah was amazing she was spunky and headstrong, but smart enough to pick her battles and know how conduct herself the way a princess should. Her bond with Samson was by far the best part of the story, I like many others I am sure, have always wanted to own a Tiger and for her to get to communicate with him as well made me very jealous, I wish I could talk to my dog like that. Samson was so loyal and I was instantly in love with him, I think he was the perfect companion for Surah.  
I really enjoyed the pace of this book, every page was full of knowledge and adventure, not to much filler as I like to call it which has been the case in many of the books I have read in the past. So much fun and excitement I just wanted to keep reading and drowned in the world created. I am so excited that book two is on its way at the end of August and I will be all over that and I suggest to anyone that they start this series so you can get book two it will be worth it I promise.
I am very interested to see what will happen between Surah and Charlie. His song for her was beautiful and heartfelt, and with an ending like that I need answers. If you have not read H.D. Gordon's books I suggest you do and The Alexa Montgomery Saga is a great place to start and it leads into this series beautifully. Great book this is at the top of my recommend list!!

About the Author
H. D. Gordon is the author of The Alexa Montgomery Saga. Blood Warrior, the first book of the Alexa series was her debut novel and has held a spot in the top 100 fantasy bestsellers for over a month. Half Black Soul is the second book in this series and H. D. plans to complete Alexa's tales by the end of 2012. In June of 2012, Joe, a fantasy novel about a young clairvoyant, was released as well. H. D. is a lifelong reader and writer, a true lover of words. When she is not reading or writing she is raising her two daughters, playing a little guitar, and spending time with her family. She is twenty three years old and lives in the northeastern United States.