Embrace: A Gryphon Series Novel

Embrace: A Gryphon Series Novel

by Stacey Rourke


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ISBN-13: 9780985266349
Publisher: Anchor Group
Publication date: 05/03/2012
Pages: 246
Sales rank: 981,667
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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Embrace: A Gryphon Series Novel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
amckinney25 More than 1 year ago
Another page-turner!! I was given this book for an honest review. Oh my word!! Just like The Conduit, I honestly think that I would have read this book in one sitting if I did not have other responsibilities! I am a fairly sarcastic person most of the time (at least in my head), so I appreciated the humor and sarcasm expressed by the characters. The developing love interests in each of the siblings’ lives, as well as the twists and turns in the fight against the Dark Army, kept me engrossed in each new chapter. Celeste, Gabe, and Kendell’s endless antics did not disappoint. I look forward to reading the continuation of the Garrett siblings’ adventures in the novella and the third book of the series; April cannot get here fast enough!
HeatherMuzz More than 1 year ago
Stacey Rourke has done it again. The second book to her Gryphon series is just as fantastic as the first. Celeste (the Conduit of the Gryphon), her brother Gabe(turns into a lion) and sister Kendal(sprouts wings and is almost indestructable and a healer) join once again with Alaina(the bird/angel guide to all things mythical) and Grams(thier spunky grandma, who is in on the secret)to try to save the world from Demons sent by THE COUNTESS. Due to a pact made by their ancestors, they have special powers that are to be used to protect THE GRYPHON and everyone on earth. Celeste is struggling with the responsibilities of being the Conduit, because she feels like she is a danger to everyone around her and cannot now have a life at all. Celeste meets Rowan, a demon who swears that not all of them are bad, and Caleb, a hot mysterious Irishman. Of course she doesn't know who she can really trust. I gets even harder to figure out who the bad guys really are when she meets a ragtag group of demons, who call themselves, THE GLEE CLUB and love to burst into song, who also swear they aren't all bad. Celeste and her group have to sift through the lies to find the truth,who the bad and good guys are, all while trying to fight demons and save the earth. You have got to check out Stacey Rourke, her books are fantastic.
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
This review is based off the ebook. I received this book from the author as to give an honest review. Embrace is the second book in the Gryphon series, the first book is The Conduit which I would recommend you read first so you will not be lost. Celeste has finally came to terms with being "The Chosen One" even though her personal life is suffering. She is taking Alec being harmed pretty hard since he came into contact with malevolent forces who were and still are hunting her. She has tried to be "normal" but it is hard especially with the training her and her siblings have to go through and fighting demons. In the midst of trying to live a normal life her only friend Sophia is always trying to get her to go out and have fun, and meet guys. Celeste keeps trying to put it off until one day Sophia has her meet a very handsome man at their place of work. Celeste is terrified, she does not want to get close to anyone in fear of what will happen to them while demons are hunting her. She ends up talking with Caleb, and ends up having a new power come to life which embarrasses her. Little does she know that Caleb has a secret of his own and is not quite who he makes his self out to be. While fighting demons, Celeste has learned that some demons are fighting against their will, and she is now torn between helping them and killing them. What will she do? There are some new characters who have been introduced: The Dark Army Glee club (who insists they are there to help her), The Evil Countess who wants her dead, and a Irish man who may win Celeste's heart. Of course then there is Alec who Celeste insists on calling him her friend even though he has a darkness about him. I truly enjoyed reading Embrace and the ending has me wanting more. Where Stacey left off has me wondering who is this new spirit guide that has Celeste so freaked out.
Mallory_SupernaturalFan More than 1 year ago
This review is based on the e-book version; a copy was provided to me by the author, Stacey Rourke, in return for a fair and honest review. Gryphon Series #2 When I first read “Conduit” a few short months ago, I thought this series couldn’t get any better. Well, I thought inaccurately-“Conduit” reached a peak, and “Embrace” put me over the top. This is a must-read-in-one-setting novel cause you won’t be able to sleep till you finish; the characters, the plotting, the auhor’s manipulation of the Supernatural and paranormal, the deliciously immediate suspension of disbelief-and oh! That cliffhanger ending! I wanted to jump up and shout, “No! Don’t end it here!! Give me more!!” I swear I tried to turn the page at the end of the ebook, just to find out what’s next! Celeste, her sister Kendall, and brother Gabriel moved to a small town near Nashville to live with their Grams while their mother, Julia, sells their Michigan home. Losing their Dad two years earlier and very unexpectedly have carved deep grief lines in all their hearts. Newly discovering that Celeste is the “chosen one,” the Conduit of the Supernatural entity the Gryphon, upended all of their lives once again. Kendall is the healer and shield, Gabe is the protector (and a lion shapeshifter now). As the Conduit, Celeste must defeat minions of the Underground’s Dark Army of demons; but this is a neverending battle. The flames really intensify in this entry, adding the question of Alec, a young journalist with whom Celeste became enamoured during “Conduit,” who has undergone some soul-stultifying transformations; the hot Irishman Caleb; and the perhaps equally hot (and inspirationally gifted) pirate Rowan. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more dangerous, and author Stacey Rourke couldn’t dig any deeper to yank your heartstrings and yank you to edge of your seat in throat-gripping suspense: the danger magnifies a thousandfold and Ms. Rourke delivers even more strongly! Do not miss this special book, or this series. And Ms. Rourke, please, please bring us the third in the series very quickly!
luvmybooks76 More than 1 year ago
Stacey Rourke has done it again!! Embrace was as funny and action packed as The Conduit if not more. The Dark Army Glee Club was hilarious (at least until they weren't - no spoilers). I always love the sibling bickering between the main characters, as well as their fierce loyalty to each other. The new characters Rowan and Caleb were great additions to this story,and make two new players in Celeste's love life. Even if I did read all of Caleb's lines in my head as some strange combination of Colin Farrell and the Lucky Charms Leprechaun. There is a strong cliffhanger ending and I can't wait for the next book in the series
RedheadedBookworm More than 1 year ago
I have so much trouble writing a review for a book that I like this much. I just want to scream, "READ IT NOW!" But since that doesn't really help you much, I guess I should give it a try. Who do you trust when you're not sure you can trust anyone? Lots of exciting things happening in this one. So many twists and turns, I wasn't sure if I was sitting or standing! I was second guessing everyone in Celeste's life. Great new characters! I am totally in love with Caleb, and I even like Rowan! This book was even better than the first! Great Job Stacey!!!! Keep 'em comin'!