Monday, October 24, 2016

REVIEW: Acryen Series by Yasmin Fazli

Acryen #1
Yasmin Fazli

Elle Carlton hasn't seen light in nearly eight years...until now. When faced with the chance to find Kaleb, her missing love, there's nothing she won't do. Her determination knows no bounds except one: he's not on Earth. Elle will have to leave everything she knows, and embark on a perilous journey from our world to Acryen—a realm where nothing is as it seems and truths are lost in all the lies.
In a land where dragons once ruled, magic is the ultimate weapon and kingdoms are on the brink of war. Prophecies are coming to life, and creatures unlike any other are emerging from the shadows. Elle only desires one thing: to find Kaleb. But, what she doesn't know is Acryen has its own plan, and you cannot fight what's already been written.


This book was very hard for me to get into. There wasn't a whole lot of action at the beginning, though I have to admit, that it did start picking up at the end of the story. I couldn't connect with any of the characters because the author would jump from one set of characters to another. When I started a new chapter, I never knew who I would read about next. I did try really hard to like this story, but I just couldn't  and it just seemed to drag on at times for me. I think the story-line would have been really awesome if I could have gotten into it. I do want to add that just because I didn't get into the story, doesn't mean someone else won't. I still give this book a four book review, because the ending was awesome for me.

Acryen #2
Yasmin Fazli

Elle knew that unraveling the secrets on Acryen would be difficult, but she didn't know that it would be deadly. She knew this from the scars on her body and the heat in her eyes. 

Three months have passed and what was meant to be an easy journey across the ocean has turned perilous as she's come to realize that they've boarded the wrong ship--a slaver's ship run by a cunning and devious man known only as Captain Red. Elle can't help but find herself drawn to him and repelled at the same time. Yet, when a powerful hurricane hits the ship and Elle's life is in danger, Peter's hidden powers awaken, and now, they're in trouble. The stakes are much higher than before, and Elle's afraid that the only way out is with blood.

Elle must find the necklace awaiting in Gyoar before an elf meets her end, a quaid falls prey, a mother commits treason, and a king masks his mistake. But above all, she must find it before her fate is sealed in ashes. 

Because where hope lies, fire breathes.


Wow...I totally loved this book. At first, when I finished book one, I was skeptical about reading this book and was dragging my feet a bit on it, but I am glad that I went ahead and read this book!! I was able to follow this book a lot better. Sure, the author jumped from one set of character to the next, but this time, I knew by the chapters which character the chapter was going to be about. I still couldn't really connect with the characters, but the action and suspense in this book made it worth the wild. I felt myself wanting to keep reading to find out what would happen next to a certain character in each chapter. She would kind of leave me hanging to keep me reading and I really liked that. I am curious to see where this author is going to take us in the next book. I am anxious to see if in the end these character finally meet up for the finale. So, to quote the words of Captain Red, 'You will see'. 

The author provided me with digital copies of the books for review purposes only. No remuneration was exchanged.

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