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When a conniving, self-righteous god decides that Alexis is his best hope for retrieving a powerful artifact, she finds herself on the self-discovery journey of a lifetime - tracking a killer and a kidnapper - and facing twisted and dangerous foes along the way.
With lives in the balance, Alexis will have to come to grips with who she truly is and just what she might be capable of. Growing more and more dangerous herself, she will have to try and survive long enough to save the one person in the world for whom she cares most.
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Trinkets And Arrows - Life is not simple for Lily Abrams, a seventeen year old thief living in Encino. When her reputation derails her living arrangements, she knows what she has to do. She takes a job to steal a bag of rare coins from a suburban home, unaware of the danger lying within. Secrets as old as Ancient Greece are kept hidden in the middle of Los Angeles. After Lily crosses the wrong man, stealing his prized belongings, she makes a deadly enemy and pays the price. Rescued from death by none other than the actual Greek god, Apollo, Lily is manipulated into making an unbreakable deal with a god. He will teach her everything she needs to know about who she is, and what she is capable of; but, first, she must face a vengeful enemy.
Soldier Boy - In St. Anne's Care Facility, in upstate New York, a son of the Greek God of War tells the story of his one true love to a girl who cannot even remember his name.
Aaron Richardson has just been released from the army when, at the train station in New York, he literally runs into Rose, a 15 year old girl with a sharp tongue and an even sharper mind. It is immediately evident that he has met his match. In learning who they are to each other, Aaron and Rose face emotional turmoil and terrible tragedy. In the end, the tale is told and the truth will be revealed. Can love truly conquer all?
Posted August 20, 2012
This was a very interesting book. I wasn't sure what to expect when I
read the synopsis, but it sounded intriguing, so I wanted to read the
book. I am happy to say I was very pleasantly surprised by this novel.
The story centers around Alexis and her best friend Keats. Alexis is 18
years old and she and Keats are about to graduate from high school.
They have been best friends since they were 6 years old. Alexis has
always known she was different. For example, she is super smart and
seems to know the answer to every question asked, she only sleeps two
hours a night, and she has this thing about being outside and staring in
the night, at the stars. Keats is also on the genius level himself, and
has a great sense of humor. He has been her rock, the one who keeps her
grounded and out of trouble, taking up for her, protecting her, her only
friend. When Alexis' mother is killed in a car accident shortly
before they graduate, things seem to be set into motion that change her
destiny forever. As Keats begin to investigate his theories regarding
Alexis and her abilities they begin to uncover more than they bargained
for. Alexis confronts her father regarding a memory and finds that he
knows a lot more than he let on, and that her whole life is not what it
seems. As she and Keats investigate further, they are lead into the
world of Greek mythology, with Gods, demigods, the progeny. Alexis is
determined to find the killer who destroyed her family, but a evil God
is determined to find her and use her abilities for his own purposes,
and uses the one she loves the most to try to manipulate her into doing
is bidding. Will she be able to stand up to this evil God and save the
one she loves before it is to late? Alexis is one kick butt heroine,
and Keats isn't too bad at holding his own in that arena either. She
makes some bad choices, but she is honest, devoted, loyal, and
determined. I enjoyed the relationship between Alexis and Keats. They
were best friends, knew each other about as well as they knew
themselves, and were completely devoted to one another. There isn't a
whole lot of romance in the book, but Alexis finally realizes how she
feels about Keats, and Keats finally determines that he is going to tell
Alexis how he feels about her. After the history is laid in the first
couple of chapters, there is pretty much nonstop action. This book is
definitely fast-paced and really keeps your interest. I really enjoyed
Segall's take on mythology, and the Weight of Night is filled with it.
If you enjoy fantasy and mythology, then The Weight of Night is one book
you won't want to miss.
Posted August 15, 2012
When I sat down and read this book, I really did not know what to
expect. It honestly took me a little while to get into the novel, but
once I hit the meat of the story, I was pleasantly surprised at what I
found. I found a story that sucked you into the middle of it without
warning and without you even realizing what was happening. I found
characters that were likable and believable. I instantly felt a
connection to Alexis Rain as the events of her life unfolded and could
feel the emotions as a palpable being rolling off of her throughout the
novel as her story unfolded. I do not hand out 4 star ratings
lightly, and while there were a few grammatical and spelling errors
within the novel, I still feel as though the rating is warranted. It is
huge for me to be able to ignore minor grammatical errors and still
enjoy a story. I have been referred to as the grammar Nazi based on
other reviews. Poor grammar is the fastest way to get me to not enjoy a
story and yet I found that this was of little consequence here. I
feel that this is a must read for everyone who is a fan of fantasy, or
who has any interest in mythology. Aside from some minor language, I
felt the story line was related in such a way to reach a very wide
audience. There are some mature scenarios that one needs to take into
consideration but, with careful discussion from a parent, even the
youngest fantasy and mythology fans can enjoy this novel. I was able to
share parts of it with my 9 year old son who loves all things magical,
mythical and historical. He was hooked and wanted to read the story
too! This from the 9 year old poster boy for ADHD and the attention
span of a gnat! So, go, buy the book, read it. Enjoy it. Tell your
friends. You do not want to miss this one and I cannot wait to see what
the author has in store in the future. Thanks to AToMR tours for a
Posted August 15, 2012
As a teacher and lover of fantasy novels, I must say that THE WEIGHT OF NIGHT surpassed my expectations. If you loved Percy Jackson and want more of those demigods, this is a great follow up reader. Alexis Rain knows that she's different, and when she finds out that she's a demigod, her life changes in ways she never saw coming. Along with her friend Keats, Alexis takes on some not-so-nice gods and tries to find her inner strength. You wilI find yourself laughing, crying, and sitting on the edge of your seat. I would recommend this book to teens and adults who are looking for a great read. I will be reading this one out loud to my seventh grade class (minus a few bad words). Buy this book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.