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My Merlin Awakening by Priya Ardis (My Merlin #2)

Published October 1, 2012 by crysbookreviews

If you haven’t broken the rules, have you really lived?

Excalibur has been pulled from the stone, but what does it mean? Arriane (aka Ryan) DuLac’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 in Greece. 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 or a champion?

One wrong decision and her family falls apart. One wrong decision and the world falls apart. No pressure. From Goodreads.

This time around Ryan has to deal with the decisions she made in the first book of the trilogy. She has to deal with bringing Grey back and what that means for him and all his relationships, she has to deal with her relationship with Vane. Especially since Vane is her teacher now and her coach. She had to chose Vane because Matt didn’t give her the option of himself, luckily she really cared about Vane too.

Since Matt gave her the enchanted necklace in My Boyfriend Merlin, she has had a link to Vane and Matt, so they can read each others thoughts. Of course it is a little more complicated with Matt, but honestly what isn’t complicated with him and Ryan? With Matt, she can see his visions that he has at the same time he sees them. Which is strange because we all learned in the first book that she blocks his visions. What she sees in the latest vision, disturbs her really badly luckily though Vane is there to help her out.

Now I know everyone is all Team Matt in this trilogy but I feel bad for Vane, so I guess I am Team Vane. I felt like Vane was always the bad guy and Matt is always the savior. Matt is the guy that seems to save the day and get the girl even though Vane tries so hard to be what Ryan needs and wants. But Vane definitely had some issues in this book, especially towards the end of the book. Either way Ryan is lucky to have both guys want her, either one of them are great and only want the best for her.

At the beginning of the book it seemed like Ryan went back to normal life, which was totally understandable because she did lose her adopted sister and almost lost her adopted brother, Grey. She really needed the down time to grieve for her loss and accept that her life was completely different now. I know I would need the time to get used to everything and accept all that happened to me within the few months. It just sucked for her so much, I felt so bad about all that happened to her.

In this book there was a lot of adventure. There was a lot of death scares as well as some that actually did die and it was sad. Oh and there was some torture in book too, when they went to the undersea city. Obviously there was a love triangle, I will let you guess who it was with. There are decisions that had to be made by Matt, Ryan and Vane. Some of those decisions were heartbreaking and made me cry a little.

I can’t wait for the final book in the trilogy to come out later this year or early next year.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.

 

My Boyfriend Merlin by Priya Ardis (My Merlin #1)

Published September 26, 2012 by crysbookreviews

My Boyfriend Merlin by Priya Ardis (My Merlin #1)     Join me as I love one book at a time.

If you can’t trust your boyfriend, who can you trust?

In this modern Arthurian, 17-year-old nice girl Arriane, aka Ryan, DuLac just found out her badass biker boyfriend, 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. 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, a new 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? From Goodreads.

There wasn’t a single thing that I didn’t fall in love with in this book. Merlin and an evil brother?? Yea that is pretty awesome. But not nearly as awesome as the next Arthur coming of age, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love the Arthurian tales and who won’t fall in love with this trilogy.

Now Ryan is adopted by a family friend since her mom passed away, she is close to her adopted family because that is all she has left in the world. She falls for Max who in turn turns out to be someone pretty awesome. Bad guys trying to take out the people that may possibly be the next Arthur, I mean this book had so much. Not to mention the pretty awesome love scenes between Ryan and Matt and Ryan and Vane.

Now I totally was thinking that Vane was going to be super evil and try and take out the group that Matt brought in but he actually seemed to care. He went out of his way to teach Ryan and ended up falling for her more than I think even Matt. Which I thought would have been impossible. Ryan had to train to learn to beat not only the other candidates, and makes friends with most of them like Gia and of course her adopted brother Grey. She also had to deal with Vane being a butthead most of the time to her, of course she found out why later. But she also learned how to defeat the gargoyles that want their power.

In the end of the book Ryan had to make a decision that could potentially have really bad consequences in the next book. Although I loved who ended up being the next Arthur, I also loved what Matt did to make sure she got what she wanted, time to grieve her adopted sister’s death.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars!