Thursday, July 18, 2013

Blossom by Jennifer Martinez - Review

Blurb:

My name is Maia. I'm a princess, a fae princess to be exact. But I don't want to be. See, my whole life, I've always been the center of attention, and I've never understood why. Give me boring, ordinary, and simple any day. It's hard enough trying to work my way through high school. Add running a kingdom to that? Yea, not so much. 

Magic, mystery, fairies. I just want to pass driver’s ed.









My Review

I quite enjoyed this book.  It was a new take on the Fae world for me, and I loved the uniqueness of it all. Maia is a very fun character and reminds me quite a bit of the author.  The love story moved a little fast, but it did not bother me at all as Jennifer incorporated how fast the romance blossomed into the story.

I loved that there was not a huge love triangle when there could have been because, let's face it, there is usually never a huge love triangle in real life.  At least there wasn't for me, and I'm extremely happy about that! And, YUM!  Heaton is all kinds of book boyfriend material!

There was plenty of closure at the end of the book, but still a minor cliff hanger leaving you wanting more, but not driving you insane with needing to know what happens. 

It's a fun, quick read and I would recommend this book to all ages.  Nicely done!

Excerpt

A bed of orange, red and yellow flowers envelop me in my forest bed. The sweet song of the bluebirds rouses me from my sleep. All around me I see trees and feel at peace. “Maia,” I hear whispered behind me. “Come and find me Maia.” I turn and begin my search for the melodic voice that calls to me. His voice is getting farther away and now I am running to find him. The greens and oranges fade to browns and whites as I run through fall and into winter. His voice is getting louder, “Maia.” As I round the next snow capped tree I come face to face with beautiful silver eyes. 

“You know my name. You were calling me.” I say in a breathy whisper afraid to disturb the peace of the forest.

“I know not only your name, but you. It is almost time for you to come home. We have all missed you.”

“But I don’t know you. How can you miss me?”

“It will all make sense in time Maia.”

He leans in close and kisses my cheek. The intoxicating smells of ylangylang and pine enter my nose and send my nerves into a tizzy. His kiss is soft, almost as if a butterfly had landed on my cheek. The feel of his breath on my face sends the butterflies from my cheek to my stomach.

“Can I at least know your name?”

“Heaton, young Maia. My name is Heaton. I must leave you now. We will meet again soon.”

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About Jennifer Martinez

One day while slaving away at her monotonous day job, Jennifer Martinez found her true calling. Like a firefly in the night, the pages called to her. Once she caught the bug there was no stopping it. Her fingers flew furiously across the keyboard winding tales of love, mystery and anger. She snapped out of her reverie to find herself still behind the desk but at least she knew who she was… Author Jennifer Martinez.

I like to think of myself as a beautiful conundrum. When I am not writing, I can be found surrounded by my amazing family and 4 dogs or volunteering at a local animal rescue. I love who I am and don’t mind at all when I get strange looks from people. I am a tattoo covered, child and animal lover who looks forward to destroying peoples preconceived notions of what “someone like me” would be interested in. You only live life once… you may as well make it interesting.

I love to get lost in a good book and hope that everyone will get lost in mine.

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