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Thursday, December 21, 2017

House of Divinity (#3 The Ambrosia Trilogy) Beatrice Sand


Author 
Beatrice Sand 

Publication Date 
24 Nov 2017 

Genre
New Adult Romance Mythology


After surviving Adrian’s brutal attack, Laurel finds herself on Olympus once again, faced with a trial that could sentence Sam to years of slumber. Meanwhile, Sam is haunted by the torturous vision of Laurel dying in childbirth, and Laurel’s determination to continue the pregnancy despite Sam’s opposition takes a heavy toll on their relationship. Sam winds up absconding and leaving Olympus, while Laurel seeks refuge on a Greek island in hopes of giving birth away from any threats.

In a twist of events where nothing is what it seems, Laurel gets help from an unexpected source and is once again forced to leave behind everyone in her life to find safety. The only way she can ever return to Sam is if the dominion of the Keepers is destroyed, but just when things are looking up, Adrian discovers Laurel’s refuge and everything changes drastically. In a clash where it is hard to know who is a friend, and who is an enemy, it will be a race against the clock for Sam to take down Olympus and rescue those he loves.



The finale of this trilogy is superbly executed. It picks up right where it left off, and is as compulsive as the first two installments. Zeus' ploy has been uncovered and he could very well have a mutiny on his hands. 

Adrian's captives have been rescued and he is now having a face off with Sam. As their actions could lead to severe punishments, they come to an agreement. Sam doesn't have a choice even though he knows that Adrian can't be trusted. 

Sam and his "posse" are planning to put an end to the conflict, when he has a vision. What he sees changes everything. He fears for Laurel's life and his attempt to stop the disaster causes even more damage. He objects to his friend's plan for taking Laurel off the radar, but she feels that's her only option. It's hard for both of them and Sam takes desperate measures which result in heartaches.

Whilst Lauren goes through with the plan, Sam takes himself into a secluded life. Away from everything he knows and it doesn't help him in any way whatsoever. He is convinced that the vision will come true. Can Laurel escape this horrific fate? 

The love between Sam and Laurel is so deep that it broke my heart to see them going through this heartwrenching uncertainty. Whilst Sam has more or less given up, Laurel's strength shines through. When everything appears to be lost, something unexpected happens. Divine intervention! She has to carry the burden of being deceitful for the good of everyone involved. When the truth eventually comes out it's bitter sweet. 

Don's and Andreas' POV is a nice touch, giving an insight on how they feel and what's going on in their own lives. It gives more weight to the story which is mainly in Sam's and Laurel's POV. 

This installment had me on edge right the way through. I was happy for them, the one minute and feeling their despair, the next. It's a real emotional rollercoaster and it ends on the most beautiful note. It's an innovative story and Sam and Laurel captured my heart. I wanted more, despite the beautiful finish. Felix is simply adorable and I wish that there could be more of his story. A novella, maybe? 

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this trilogy and it's now one of my favourite new adult romance. One of the best that I have read this year. Kudos to the author. 






Beatrice Sand is the author of The Ambrosia Trilogy, a paranormal romance. She lives in a tiny green village in the Netherlands with her husband and tortoiseshell cat Sofie. She found her motivation to write when her niece told her there was nothing better than reading about breathtaking vampires. That same day Beatrice started brooding and created a whole new story with breathtaking but dangerous demigods in an urban setting. Beatrice loves eating dark chocolate and drinking coffee, preferably when reading or writing a book that sends butterflies to her stomach, makes her tear up every now and then, and must have a happy ending – but never expect instalove in her books.







Wednesday, July 05, 2017

House of Terrors (#2 The Ambrosia Trilogy) Beatrice Sand



Author                        Beatrice Sand 
Publication Date      24 July 2017 
Genre                         New Adult Paranormal 
                                    Mythology Romance 
                                     

It’s been months since Laurel left her home and family to escape her destiny – a destiny that has her giving birth to a demigod. She’s getting by with the help of Aurore, a Titaness with a dangerous secret of her own, who becomes charged with Laurel’s protection. One day, when Laurel accidentally meets the now cold-blooded Sampson, she knows she has lost his love for good. And when she learns the ugly truth about her mother’s death, she never again wants to have anything to do with the Olympians, resigning herself to a future in safety among the Titans. Only when she finds out that the Keepers will stop at nothing to get her back, and that her family is in immediate danger, she returns to Sooke where the son of darkness is waiting for her – and he is determined to fulfill his and Laurel’s destiny. 





This second instalment of The Ambrosia Trilogy gives a lot more insight on the Olympians and the Titans. They are at war with each other for something that's been going on for centuries. These young demigods are puppets in the hands of the gods through the Keepers, who have them under control. Zeus is driven by Apollo's prophecy of the birth of a child. This prophecy will give him power and he won't allow anything to get in his way. 

Laurel is nearing her nineteenth birthday,crucial to the prophecy. Despite everything, she has settled in with the Titans who have become her friends. They are also her protectors as they are aware of their fate, should the prophecy become reality. 

Sam is no longer the person she used to know. The magic used on him as a punishment has completely changed his personality. It's easier for him to go along with the gods' wishes, until an unexpected change materialises. He then starts to see things more clearly. 

Laurel attends a concert where Chaos, Sam's band is playing, and their encounter destroys her flicker of hope. He is cold and dismissive. No longer the loving and caring man that he was. 

This instalment goes deeper into the root of the prophecy and as the story develops, doubts start to creep in. The young demigods start to realise that they haven't been told the whole truth. The Olympians have caused a lot damage to Laurel's family to achieve their goals. When she meets Sam after the change, their attraction hasn't waned in the slightest. If anything, it's stronger than ever but Adrian won't give up. He wants the glory, even though Laurel has no intention of getting tangled up in his evil ways but, he is devious and soon has them in a tight corner. The change in some of the relationships between the Titans and the Olympians add an intriguing and fascinating layer to this well thought out plot. There are just as much mixed emotions, if not more, in this second part of the story as there were in the first part. It's addictive and compulsive. 

I was totally invested in this well paced and fascinating story. The multiple layers are portrayed in such a way that it doesn't cause any confusion but, there is no lack of suspense. I love the chemistry between Sam and Laurel. The secondary characters are strongly portrayed. The loyal ones are admirable. I must admit that halfway through, Laurel's uncertainties and her habit of jumping to the wrong conclusions are irritating but, she redeems herself. Her strength of character, love and compassion shine when it really matters. It ends on a nail biting cliffhanger and I am really looking forward to the next instalment. 

I received a complimentary eARC from the author and the views expressed are my personal opinion.










Book one
House of Guardians 
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When 17-year-old Laurel Harper decides to go live with her estranged father and stepfamily, she’s unaware of the fact that her fate was already sealed the day she was born. She is now exactly where some higher power wants her to be. But it’s not until she meets the proud and mysterious Sam Laurens that she feels something strange is going on. Why does he keep interfering in her life? 

Then Laurel finds out about Sam’s ominous ancestry and a whole different fear arises. Fear of who Sam really is. Fear of her own feelings. And when she learns the dark truth about her own future, a sinister secret that will change everything as soon as she turns nineteen, she wants to run and hide, but soon realizes that there is no hiding from fate. Sam may be the only one who can help her escape her destiny, but then she has to start trusting him again, and time is of the essence because he has his own fate to deal with. Still, Sam is determined to stop Laurel from meeting her doom, even if that means he has to make a drastic move that will separate them for good.



Beatrice Sand is the author of The Ambrosia Trilogy, a paranormal romance. She lives in a tiny green village in the Netherlands with her husband and tortoiseshell cat Sofie. She found her motivation to write when her niece told her there was nothing better than reading about breathtaking vampires. 

That same day Beatrice started brooding and created a whole new story with breathtaking but dangerous demigods in an urban setting. Beatrice loves eating dark chocolate and drinking coffee, preferably when reading or writing a book that sends butterflies to her stomach, makes her tear up every now and then, and must have a happy ending – but never expect instalove in her books. 




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