Okay, let me start by saying OMG! Yes, I said it! I really wasn’t expecting to really get pulled into the book, but I must say, there is greatness within these pages. I quickly fell in love with the fast pace of the book, as well as the enticing characters. There’s something to be said about a couple of well-written hunks....just saying....
Wham, Bam, thank you Ma’am! Maggie Henning seems like your typical teenager, with only one friend, Steph, and living with her mother, while her father is locked away in a place for the mentally unstable. Supposedly, he killed a church full of people ten years ago by setting the place ablaze. When Maggie gets into a fight with her bestie, gets left at the mall, she meets Michel, a yummy specimen of a man (guy? Teen? Whatever) who gives her a lift home. This where things go wonky!
Her Dad? Yea, not as crazy as you would think, considering where he’s locked up at. Her mom? Can’t even go there right now! And then insert Luc, Michel’s brother. I get goosebumps just thinking about those two...**Shivers** The normal teen angst goes out the window in this book as Maggie finds out who, and what, she truly is, and the fact that there is an entire faction of creatures hell-bent on her demise. You think you’ve got issues? Let me introduce you to Maggie Henning, poster child for drama! When the truth comes out, her world unravels. Will Maggie be able to overcome her fears and face down her enemies? I can’t tell you! Grrr! I wish I could, but alas, it is not meant to be. Guess you’ll have to
read the book yourself! J
I’m not sure if you could tell just how much I enjoyed this book or not, but if you can’t, let me just say: LISA MORGAN to the Blogger’s Office! We are in desperate need of the next book! You hooked me right from the get go and pulled me into a world that my own crazy imagination could not fathom. With that being said, I would highly recommend that you go read this book! Hurry! Why are you still sitting there? The review is over...Move along...Straight to your choice of website, bookstore, etc. Can’t wait to see YOUR review soon!
Lisa C. Morgan lives in rural Upstate NY with her husband, three children, a degu, a precocious Siberian Husky, and a half Pom/Half Chi spoiled baby named Salacious B. Dustbunny.
A lover of books and words, it has always been her desire to tell stories that the people near her could listen and read, escaping the world around them by way of the page.
Always having a new story idea popping into her head, (sometimes at the least appropriate of times,) Lisa can always be found with a notebook and writing utensil somewhere within reach, just as her 8th grade teacher made her promise to do.Lisa has two short stories previously published in anthologies. A Romantic short titled Nothing’s Terminal (A Home for the Holidays; December, 2011) and a zombie themed short titled Antidote (The Thorn of Death; March 2012). Her debut novel- Phoenix Rising is the first in a new YA series Maggie Henning & The Realm and will be released July 2012. Upcoming will be the continuation in the series- Phoenix Burning, Phoenix Shadow, and Phoenix Ashes.
When she isn't writing or taxing kids, Lisa enjoys reading, football, softball, cooking, singing & dancing, tattoos, and spending time with family and friends.