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  • Posted April 9, 2014

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    Give Me Reason In Give Me Reason, we are introduced to Vivienne

    Give Me Reason
    In Give Me Reason, we are introduced to Vivienne and Mikah. Vivienne is rather down on her luck but surviving. She's recently escaped from an abusive relationship so when she meets Mikah, she's very leery. There is a pull between these two that is undeniable. But Vivienne does her level best to do just that. She doesn't want to accept Mikah's help and she pushes him away. She's doing the best she can at fending for herself until a threat is posed.

    I'm enjoying the gritty world Ms. Derrick has drawn for Vivienne to inhabit. And I admire Vivienne's pluck and desire to make due on her own. I also really like Mikah and look forward to getting better acquainted. The side characters are also fairly well fleshed out and I'm anxious to see their continuing roles in Vivienne's life. The mysterious paranormal element to the story also has me more and more curious.

    Give Me Hope
    While Give Me Reason was told in first person from Vivienne's POV, Give Me Hope is from Mikah's. I loved getting inside his head. Especially since more on the paranormal element - and his lack of knowledge of it - is revealed. The threat to Vivienne escalates and that intensified things. I think Vivienne is coming to realize that the pull between her and Mikah is something special. And it is indeed special. What was revealed about Mikah and Vivienne was exciting. I like how Ms. Derrick has blended mythologies together and I'm even more eager to see where all this is leading.

    Give Me Desire
    Whoa! This part of the story started with a plot twist that had me gasping. Although this part of the plot isn't expanded on much, Give Me Desire was still thrilling. We learn more about the paranormal element and what it means for Vivienne and Mikah. And we watch as they get closer and their pull on one another gets stronger. Vivienne also learns more about herself and it was a pleasure to see her blossom into a more and more confident young woman.

    Give Me Love
    This final installment reveals all the details of Vivienne's and Mikah's origins and the reasons behind the danger Vivienne has been experiencing. Give Me Love switched from first person to third person narration and while I understood the necessity behind it - much more dialog from multiple characters - I missed the intimacy with Vivienne and Mikah that first person provided. I really enjoyed the development of Vivienne and Mikah's relationship as well as the closeness among them and their four guardians. I did feel that the way in which the dangers posed to Vivienne culminated was a little anticlimactic. 

    I so enjoyed my introduction to Ms. Derrick's writing and this series was a joy. The way in which Ms. Derrick presented her mythology and the world building was fresh and exciting. The story was well-written with a nice pace. I was sucked in and loved it! I would love to read more from this world and these characters.

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  • Posted March 14, 2014

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    Wow - seriously I am a little shocked at this series and myself.

    Wow - seriously I am a little shocked at this series and myself.
     When I started this series I thought wth have I done? I don't do paranormal and this is going to be a long read for me. I was wrong, so wrong.!
    This series grabbed me right from the beginning, it had me asking questions I really wanted to know the answers to and it pulled me right in. It is romantic and mysterious and so magical and beautiful.

    The details in the descriptions was was like I was there watching it all take place. I really enjoyed learning with the characters and visualizing their surroundings. It really is classy and elegant :)

    There is a topic that may be sensitive to some readers but it is approached beautifully, absolutely classy and delicate and I was so impressed at that. Sometimes those issues come across hard and rough, not this time. The characters approached it and dealt with it in ways I don't think I could have and learning with them as they went along (the little things that tied into this issue) was amazing.

    There is some drama and mystery and it does answer all your questions by the end, which is nice because I don't like being left hanging lol

    I would suggest this series to anyone that likes angels, paranormal or even just a love story with an air of mystery and intrigue.

    Thank you Zoey for opening my eyes to the possibility that paranormal stories about angels and  good vs evil don't have to be corny and far fetched which leaves me to roll my eyes and snicker. They can be simple but intricate and stunningly beautiful.*Copy received from the publisher/author in exchange for a completely honest review*

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