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Author: Priya Ardis
Publisher: Ink Lion Books
Release Date: November 2011
Series: My Merlin #1
4 Stars: I Really Liked It
In this modern Arthurian, 17 year-old Boston high schooler Arriane, aka Ryan, DuLac just found out the guy she’s been crushing on, hot biker Matt, is a little older than he was letting on. In fact, he is really Merlin—the Merlin, King Arthur’s Merlin, the greatest wizard who ever lived. Frozen in a cave for over fifteen hundred years, he’s woken for a purpose. 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 deadly 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?
When I read the synopsis I just had to read this book, and it was great! I love Arthurian books. Instead of focusing on Arthur this book focuses on Merlin, not an old man with a white beard but a crush-worthy 18 year old.
I was caught up in the world of Arriane, Ryan for short, from the very beginning. I loved the way the author worked in flashbacks to tell the story, instead of spewing out all the information at once. There was one flashback I was completely surprised about and squealed a little. “No way, she did?!” was what I yelled out loud. Good thing I was reading in my house and not in public. 🙂
Matt, mysterious and strong, and Vane, open and tough guy, kept the romance moving. I couldn’t really decide who I wanted to be with Ryan throughout the book. She went well with either guy for different reasons. I’m still not sure I liked the way things ended on the romance side, but we’ll see what happens in the next book.
I was completely enthralled throughout the book. The story line was exciting with great characters. I will definitely be reading book 2!
Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: moderate ( boy and girl alone in bedroom with girl in skimpy shirt and panties, boy attacking girl grabbed her boob, kissing, very brief description of porn a guy watched, quick makeout with mention of tongue and hand up girl’s skirt on leg )
Language: mild/moderate ( a**-4, God-2, d***-3, s***-3, bast***-1, bloody-1, flipped off-1 )
Violence: moderate ( deaths, murders, fantasy creature attack, blood, injury, beheading )
I received the book from Priya Ardis for the ATOMR Blog Tour. Thank you! I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.
Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Teen Fiction
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Priya Ardis loves books of all kinds—but especially the gooey ones that make your nose leak and let your latte go cold. She started her first book at sixteen, writing in notebooks on long train rides during a hot summer vacation in India. Her favorite Arthurian piece is the poem The Lady of Shalott by Lord Alfred Tennyson. A hopeless romantic, she’s a longtime member of the Romance Writer’s of America. When not living in her characters’ world, she might be found at the local coffee shop—her nose buried in a book.
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