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Posted July 17, 2013
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.*
In case my 5 stars don't give you a hint, I thought this book was nothing less than fantastic. The range of emotions you go through when reading it is incredible. You literally feel as if you are right there with the characters experiencing everything right along with them. Love, sorrow, joy, despair, loss. You experience them all. The cast of characters is flawless. You have the good guys who are exceptionally good at being good and so so likeable and the bad guys, or girls in this case, who are incredibly good at being bad. Our heroine or leading lady grabs at your heartstrings from the very beginning and you root for her throughout the entire book. The author really gives you no choice. The imagination it must have required to write this book is mind boggling and impressive to say the least. Bravo to the author for writing a book that I opened up and didn't put down once. I will be buying the second book in this series as soon as possible. I can't wait to find out what happens next!
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Posted August 1, 2013
Fantastic Book! Once I started to read it, I couldn't put it dow
Fantastic Book! Once I started to read it, I couldn't put it down. Dark Summer is my first Lizzy Ford book and it was a great adventure. I felt like I was right there experiencing everything right along with the characters. As soon as I was done, I immediately bought the next book in the series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 23, 2013
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an ho
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review* If the 5 star rating doesn't convince you then let me say this...i was hooked from page one! The author brings you right into the story, the main character, Summer is extremely likeable. The way the story is written makes you feel like you are a bystander right in the middle of all the action. Ford (the author) writes the characters and story so well you can't help but want to read it in one sitting, which is exactly what i would have done, had i not had a family to take care of..hehe. It's labeled YA, which i am NOT, but i really enjoyed it. I highly recommend this book! I plan on starting the next book in the series very soon! Kudos to Lizzzy Ford for writing a book that had me feeling so many emotions!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 19, 2013
Posted July 3, 2013
I cried, laughed, screamed, wanted to strangle people and even b
I cried, laughed, screamed, wanted to strangle people and even bit my nails a few times! Summer is a loveable character who has had it rough since her parents died, Biji is the kind of girl you will call one of your besties and everyone has had to deal with a Dawn a time or two!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
If you want to read something fast paced, addictive and crying for more, than Dark Summer is the book for you!
Posted June 19, 2013
Summer is different but when she is sent to her new boarding sch
Summer is different but when she is sent to her new boarding school things change. She finds out she is not alone and she finds a home, love, and friendship in the twins. She also finds out that petty people will do anything to hold on to something.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The book was a great read. Things go off course at that end but we all have a little darkness to deal with.
Posted March 9, 2013
It all started after the orphanage paid her trip to Idaho. The d
It all started after the orphanage paid her trip to Idaho. The day the bus left her in the parking lot at her new school. Summer was sent to a new school in Idaho, a school for children with special gifts that keep them from integrating into normal schools. A school for unique children. The first day she met Beck. He was 17, brown hair and the most clear teal eyes she ever seen on anybody and he was the future Master of the Light. But he had a brother, a twin Decker. He has dark eyes as the clothes he wears, and isn’t nice like Beck, he is the ultimate bad boy from school, the guy who tells the truth to your face, not thinking about the consequences and he will be the next Master of Fire and Night. But there is something good in him, every time he is near Summer he feels concted to her and he calms down.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
That day, Summer found out the hole place is different liker, and maybe now she wont have to move again. She hopped this time she wont feel like a freak, maybe this time she wont cause any problems, like the fires from the other two schools, she considered her magic gift a curse. The gift made her shy, a girl that keeps all the stuff for her, with no friends, she is afraid she could hurt somebody.
The love between Summer and Decker it’s amazing, they are the perfect couple, the connect, he can help her find her power and Summer can help him with his dark power. She can reset the balance between Light and Dark. This two are soul mates!
I loved this book, it’s incredible! The end made me cry, I couldn't believe Summer had to go through all that stuff and bad things still happened to her. The book it’s perfect written, the author did an amazing job! This book definitely it’s my favorite!! I can’t wait to start the next one! Thank you for writing such an amazing story!
Posted February 5, 2013
Summer and decker the new paranormal couple
Master of light and master of dark keep the law in the witch world. Summer is sent to the witchling school and falls for decker who will be the master of dark when he turns 18. They are ment together but jealousy and betrayal will drive the wedge and then tragedy will hurt everyoneWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 31, 2013
What a wonderful Paranormal Romance with a bit of a dark twist.
What a wonderful Paranormal Romance with a bit of a dark twist. I'm a huge fan of the author I've read all of her books so far, so when I found out she was going to do a Witch Trilogy I was so excited. This is not your normal YA Paranormal Romance it is original and unique, a real breath of fresh air from all the other books out there in this genre. I loved the storyline and the Character's (All except Dawn) you will know who I'm talking about when you read the book! I was rooting Summer and Decker the whole time! She is just so sweet and nice and Decker well I'll admit he was a butt head at 1st but I grew to love him pretty quick and I mean wow Hello He is just Gorgeous!! Dark Summer is filled with friendship, betrayal, love, Darknees and Light, but also Life and Death. I loved the fact that Light and Dark is not so clean they need one another to stay balanced and to also keep the world in balance. But when one is forced to choose between Light and Dark they may very well both lose their souls in the end.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 26, 2013
I received this book from Young Adult and Teen Readers for an ho
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What an amazing and captivating story! This is one of those stories you pick up to read and are not sure what you will find when you first turn the pages. As the story unfolds, you are pulled deeper and deeper into the lives of magical students living in a secluded private school setting in the middle of the woods.
Orphaned as a young child, Summer, the main character, is sent from an LA orphanage to a secluded private school in the Rocky Mountains because she just doesn't fit in anywhere else! She arrives as a damaged soul and soon finds new meaning to her life as she discovers she is full of magic! This story really has it all a great group of characters, a new fresh story line, friendship, betrayal, blossoming love and a few Yetis too! It was so heart wrenching at times I found myself on the brink of tears.. not often does an Author move me in a story like that. I had to finish it in one sitting just so I knew what happened... of course a heck of a twist at the end followed by a humdinger of a "cliff" hanger! I am so looking forward to reading more from this author! Well deserving of the 5* and I highly recommend this book
Posted January 8, 2013
Leaves you craving more The secrets in Dark Summer are intrigui
Leaves you craving moreWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The secrets in Dark Summer are intriguing, well crafted & revealed at just the right pace to keep you reading. I enjoyed every minute I spent in the world that Lizzy Ford has created here & would have been disappointed when I reached the final page, if I hadn’t known that there was more to the series.
Summer is a great character. Her insecurities due to being an orphan & having a ‘gift’ that causes her more trouble than it appears to be worth, are totally understandable. I connected with her quickly & found myself more than once, wishing I could impart a little of my life experience to her, when she was faced with two options & appeared to be leaning towards the wrong one.
One thing I found help make the story more believable is the fact that the author did not fall back on the cliché that everyone whose magic is light, must be good & everyone whose magic is dark, must be bad. Just like in real life, there are shades of grey in the world that Ms. Ford creates in this series. Dark Summer should be required reading for teen girls.
Posted December 3, 2012
Posted December 3, 2012
Summer is an orphan who's been kicked out of every school she's
Summer is an orphan who's been kicked out of every school she's attended. When she gets to her new boarding school, she figures it will be the same. But the school was created for people like her -- people who can channel one or more of the five elements. And when she meets Decker, future Master of Night and Fire, the connection is strong and dangerous, because Summer will be forced to choose between the dark and light, and fight for her soul.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This book is strongly plotted with vividly drawn characters. I was bowled over by the ending, which came as a total surprise. It left me waiting impatiently for the next book, though at least Lizzy Ford had the mercy to write a novella that answers a question or two from the cliffhanger ending!
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Posted September 1, 2012
Absolutely loved this book, from the first page, I was sucked in! Couldn't put it down...spent a lazy, rainy Saturday reading this! Can't wait for the next book in the series to come out!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 27, 2012
Posted August 24, 2012
This book is well written, easy to follow, and intense. It is full of action and a sweet romance. After reading the last few pages, I cannot wait for the next book! It will be interesting to find out what happens to all the characters, especially Summer and Decker.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 22, 2012
I'm torn on what to give this book. It probably deserves 5 stars
I'm torn on what to give this book. It probably deserves 5 stars but IWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
just can't do it. The writing was excellent, I've been reading all of
Lizzy Fords books since she started a mere 2-ish years ago and you can
see how she has grown as story teller. Her stories are always excellent,
but this one flowed very well, I think better than the others. The
characters are ones you fall in love with. From the main ones of Devon
and Summer, to the minor characters of Biji and Sam. If they are named
in the book, they typically have a purpose. I highly recommend this book
to lovers of paranormal romance, YA books, or just good writing all
together. Now for the actual book review - this will contain spoilers,
so please stop reading if you don't want to know what happens in this
book. At the end of the spoiler, there are some "***" and I
will finish the review, so you can skip down there if you like. There
are lots of twists and turns and I don't want to give it away if you
like surprises. *BEGIN SPOILER* So Summer comes from an orphanage,
hasn't had any friends, nor a boyfriend and now she is in a magick
school where she belongs - all very believable. There are two types of
magic - light and dark. Light = good, Dark = bad and it all needs to
balance (Lizzy is a fan of writing about balance). And you have to
choose through tests which kind of magic you are - do good - Light, do
bad - Dark, and once you are Dark, you can never go back to Light. So
basically, one mistake and your are screwed. Her powers reside with air
and earth of the five elements types (air, earth, fire, water, spirit)
and apparently she is very powerful - how and why we don't know yet
(Lizzy is good at holding back details where you want them and then
bringing them out in later books). She at first likes the twin Brother
Beck, then goes to the other twinDeven because he makes her magick
'sing' - again - it fits with the story. She finds a fawn (baby deer -
and I have to say it is never good when animals are introduced early in
a book or in a movie), nurses it back to health, all good here I guess.
But apparently this is her "test" to be on the side of Light,
which I don't believe one little bit. It was too easy. I think the test
is when someone kills the deer (hence the early introduction of the
animal), and surprisingly she fails the test and turns to dark side.
This is the part of book that bugs me. From here, she is dark - oh I
forgot to mention that her boyfiend Devon is the collector of dark magic
souls and he now has to go collect her soul. Oh and since she put the
deer out of it's misery and killed it in the end, he also has to kill
her. Talk about unforgiving rules here. So anyway, he goes to get her,
he can't do it, and somehow (it is explained how in the book, I just
don't want to type it all out) Summer ends up going off the end of a
cliff and dying. BOO! But wait - - maybe she isn't dead, maybe there is
a way back from the dark side, because you see, a dark master cannot be
with a dark witch; he can only be with a light witch, to balance out the
evil in him. I have never been a fan of too much drama, I like some
drama, even a fair amount of drama, but my rule of thumb is don't mess
with the heroine in the book. This is definitely messing with Summer.
****** End of spoiler - So I guess, now that I have written all this
down and it has evoked such emotion from me, I should, and will give it
five stars. To Lizzy Ford - your writing and story telling ability
rocks! I hope you continue writing forever but I don't like all this
stress one book causes me...