Sweet Oblivion (Sweet Series #1)

Sweet Oblivion (Sweet Series #1)

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by Bailey Ardisone
     
 

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Nariella has a hard life. Hated and beaten by her foster father, she finds solace in the one person who has always been there for her—Rydan, her overprotective best friend. His sheltering only gets worse once Nari collides—literally—with Mycah. A boy being chased by two kinds of evil; a boy who Nari is convinced is either the devil or an angel.

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Nariella has a hard life. Hated and beaten by her foster father, she finds solace in the one person who has always been there for her—Rydan, her overprotective best friend. His sheltering only gets worse once Nari collides—literally—with Mycah. A boy being chased by two kinds of evil; a boy who Nari is convinced is either the devil or an angel. But she was wrong. He's something completely different.

Then there's Naminé. A servant who lives in fear for her family, for herself, and for the dying kingdom she lives in. But there is hope, and she's the only one who can bring that hope home to save them all. Naminé will risk everything to make that happen, even if it means betraying her king.

People always want the truth until they have it. To be let in on secrets until they get burned by them. Nari is no different. But once she's kidnapped, tortured, and ultimately becomes intertwined in a secret world she never could've imagined existed, she knows there's no going back to blissful ignorance. And maybe she doesn't want to.

If darkness is the absence of light, what results from the absence of truth?

Nothing but Oblivion.

This is book one in a series-
Sweet Oblivion (Sweet Series #1)
Sweet Escape (Sweet Series #2)
Sweet Requiem (Sweet Series #3)
Sweet Redemption (Sweet Series #4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044244092
Publisher:
Bailey Ardisone
Publication date:
12/30/2012
Series:
Sweet , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
55,230
File size:
439 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Bailey Ardisone was born and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois. She married the love of her life and spends her days submerged in books, movies, music, or art, and loves traveling. Fantasy books and movies have been a huge part of her life, and one of her greatest passions is Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Her sister contributed some of the writing in Sweet Oblivion and Sweet Escape. Sweet Oblivion is the first installment of a series. www.BaileyArdisone.com

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Sweet Oblivion 4.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 46 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tear,Tear,Tear,Tear well i finished this book Tear,Tear sorry um...well Tear,Tear,Tear i cant wait to read Tear,Tear um...the next book . Just such an emotional book sorry Tear,Tear,Tear i loved this book it was very well writen, this book had me hooked from the begining and i felt like i was Nari yeah it was that great i could feel every single emotion she had and i just laghed and cried while reading it and i kept getting starange looks from people and did not care and i am usually a shy person so this book brought out true strenght in me as i felt for Nari so touching of a book to do that ANYWAY I RECOMEND THIS BOOK TO ANY AND I MEAN ANY ONE !!!!!!!!!!!! READ THIS BOOK READ IT AND YOU WILL LOVE ME FOREVER FOR RECOMENDING IT!!! READ IT!!! READ IT!!! READ IT!!! READ IT!!! READ IT!!! READ IT!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm only giving it four stars, because the author was stingy with information throughout the book. I wanted hints and clues about what was going on, teasers or "read between the lines" situations, but I was strung along until the last few pages where everything was revealed all at once. Yeah, I get that things are revealed at the end, but I almost didn't finish the book. You could have read the last few pages and have known as much as if you would have started at the beginning. Also didn't like the other storyline going on at the same time, because, again, it wasn't really explained until the end. Some people may be okay with this, but it really annoyed me. I will however, continue the series, because I'm now drawn in after all was revealed. Aspect I DID like was that Nari and Mycah were really likable characters. I liked the chemistry. The premise of the story was also very good, which is why I kept reading after becoming annoyed about being kept in the dark about so many things throughout the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this! Hot guys with accents!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story and characters, full of suspense and kept me guessing until the last few pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome, it was hard to put down, I would recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rennel next book
Blondeness032 More than 1 year ago
The author tried hard to make the main female character a person most people could empathize with. The emotional connection to characters is missing in many new books. I think that's what makes this story successful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for next book.
peggy76 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. It will take you away in a wonderful romance and a fight for their lives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book was a page turner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lovely book and characters I really enjoyed the story and can't wait for the next book in the series .
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Henns More than 1 year ago
I had high expectations when I started reading Sweet Oblivion and I was really excited. My expectations and all I thought I knew about the book turned upside down but in this case it wasn't a bad thing. I enjoyed reading the story and especially towards the end it got really intriguing and I was left yearning for more. There's two different point of views in Sweet Oblivion. Even though every other chapter is narrated by Naminé, they're extremely short when compared to chapters narrated by Nariella. That's the main reason why I won't give all the stars to this book. Nariella was good, solid character and I liked her chapters but Naminé's chapters weren't that good - mainly because they were so short. First I yearned for those chapters so I could learn more about Naminé and her world but eventually I became dreading them, because I couldn't follow what happened there and they seemed more like snippets than chapters. It felt like Sweet Oblivion was more of Nariella's story than Naminé's and I have high hopes for the sequel - I do want to learn more about Naminé and her story. As character, Nariella was really different from other YA female main characters and I was glad because of it. She wasn't afraid to cry or show emotions. Her life wasn't easy but she wasn't hardened because of that and she wasn't trying to be stoic and unemotional. It was great! Besides these two main characters there sure was swoon worthy characters, especially Mycah and yes, even Rydan stole my heart. They were both wonderful in a different ways and the big reveal in the end of the book, let me just say, it was mind-blowing! Sweet Oblivion was a great start for series but at times it was a little bit too slow paced. There was a lot happening there and getting to know Nariella, her friends, Mycah and Rydan, and there even was some serious action but overall there happened very little in almost four hundred pages. It was kind fresh for a book because the big secrets weren't revealed until the very end instead of middle of the book like many YA stories do, but at times I got a little bit bored with all the contemporary stuff. I wanted the fantasy stuff to happen! Hopefully there'll be lots of fantasy elements and action during the sequel, at least Sweet Oblivion's ending suggest it. Overall Sweet Oblivion was a great story but Naminé's small role and a little too slow pace at times eats away some stars from my rating. I'll still recommend highly this book if the synopsis sounds even a little bit intriguing because it's a good book. And I'll definitely dive in the sequel with pleasure and hope for more of Naminé!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I won the second book of the Sweet Series in a giveaway and so i got the first book. I didn't know how much i was going to love the series. I honestly love the series so much. it has become one of my favorite series. The book is filled with adventure and romance. It is truly a great book. I don't regret any of my time that i spent reading it. The Sweet Series was written beautifully. 
Zia_Kay More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing first book to an equally amazing series!! Bailey Ardisone's writing is beautiful and magical; it transports you into Nariella's world and you feel what she feels. Also, with the duel point of views of Namine it adds an air of mystery that will get answered in due time! It was an amazing read that I would recommend to any and every one. I recevied this book free on my Nook and was immediately sucked into buying the rest of the series. Absolutely no regrets. 
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