The Phantom of Faerie Mountain by E.M. McIntyre

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My Rating: 5/5 Stars

Audio Version

Summary via Amazon: A telepathic dog. An ancient prophecy. Two devious faeries. 14 yr old Abby Fletcher must unravel their connection when she is thrown into a world of unknowns after receiving a mysterious message from a frightening beast: The Red King must set me free. Determined to discover the meaning of this puzzling phrase, Abby sets off to explore a nearby Scottish mountainside in search of clues…

My Review: 

Someone posted that this was the YA version of Outlander, and I kind of have to agree with this statement. Fun, magical tale set in the Scottish mountainside, which I love. Great pace to it, and the narrator of the audio version is fantastic. There was never a dull moment.

I admit, I don’t read YA often, if ever, but this was fun. I requested a copy of this from the author on a Facebook author’s group since I’m always looking for audios to review. Thanks for your suggestion, and thanks for the exciting story!

The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton

 
My Rating: 4/5

Book 1 of The Mind Readers series

Short Summary: Cameron is excited when she finds out she is not the only person with the ability to read minds. However, once the others find out her strength they attempt to use her for their own benefit.

My Review: It’s interesting to get inside Cameron’s head as she is seeing in the minds of others. This book kept me wondering what would come next the entire time and the pace never slowed. It will leave you hanging with unanswered questions. It’s labeled as a “paranormal romance,” but the romantic relationship really isn’t developed enough in this book itself.

The only problem I had with the story is Cameron’s inability to tell people what she wants and how she really feels. She can read the minds of others, but won’t let them inside her mind. She isn’t a very strong female character at all. Maybe she grows within the next three books, but in this one she is always waiting for someone else to save her.

This was a free e-book on Amazon