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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Blog Tour Review- Muse (descended From Myth book 1)




Title: Muse
Author: Erin McFadden
Tour Host: Lady Amber's Reviews
Rating: 5/5
Summary
The Brotherhood of the Guardians has existed for thousands of years to serve a single purpose: the protection of Talents, the mortal descendants of the original nine Muses. 

Twenty-one year-old Daniel Lyoncourt has trained his entire life to join the Guardians. Daniel is prepared to risk his life in order to keep his Talent safe, but when he's assigned to nineteen year-old Anna Saint-James, he discovers that his life isn't the only thing he could lose. Anna has no idea how special she is and knows nothing about her abilities. He must teach her to control her gifts, keep her safe, and hope that he can find a place in her life as something more than just her bodyguard.

All power comes at a price. Like all Talents, Anna must one day make a choice: lose all of her powers, or ascend to a higher plane, leaving behind everyone she loves.

My Review

*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.** may contain spoilers**
This book I had high expectations for, since I read the summary and I was instantly drawn into the idea of Talents, Guardians and the unique situations they encounter, and let me tell you I was not disappointed in the least. This book had it all Greek mythology, a small mystery that I did not think was that important at first...but it was, A hunky Guardian, Adventure and even a beautiful story.
After learning the true disturbing nature of most of the talents I was happy that Anna was different, instead of using her influence for selfish personal gain she used it to inspire those around her to reach their true potential. I was worried everything would go to her head but she did not disappoint me and she even found a few lost souls to bring over to the dark side lol. I just wish that I could know more about her powers and what makes her so different, I do believe that many answers are yet to come so indeed I would like to continue on. Also after all the Guardian mess, which I must confess I did not see coming, I need some answers.
Daniel was a breath of fresh air, he was strong and masculine yet he was not a jerk or standoffish which has become the norm in leading men in my opinion. He had walls up yes but I believe he had a reason and he did not let it effect how he treated Anna, well he tried anyway. I just need to find out how I get me one of them, cause me wanty ;).
My only complaint is this book was not long enough I could not believe I was done, I wanted it to go on and on and the fast pace, continuous action, and very engaging made it pass by way to quickly. I LOVE Greek mythology and I really enjoyed this book and it`s take on myths. I will be reading the rest of this series and anything else I can by Erin McFadden cause her writing style was very enjoyable.