Author: Priya Ardis
Previous Book: My Boyfriend Merlin
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Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Before I go into my review I’d like to thank Diayll and Priya for letting me read this trilogy. The last book isn’t out yet, but Diayll knows I will fight to read it! Seriously, I will!
I love books and Arthurian lore. The only thing I love more is perhaps food, and my family. Even that might be a stretch…just kidding! Ok I’ll stop now, and get onto this wonderful read!
If you haven’t broken the rules, have you really lived?
Excalibur has been pulled from the stone, but what does it mean? Arriane (aka Ryan) DuLac doesn’t really care. She’s got bigger problems—as student president, she’s got to put on the Prom. While the Wizard Council debates their next move, she leaves the craziness behind and heads home.
But she can’t hide forever. Sooner than she’d like Merlin (aka Matt)has her chasing mermaids on the trail of the Fisher King. The wounded King, defeated by Merlin’s brother, Vane, in the past holds the key to save the future.
On the journey, Ryan begins to realize the friends she thought she knew, she may not know at all. At a time of shifting alliances, she must decide whose side she’s on—the brother who struggles to do right or the brother who dares to break the rules? And Ryan must decide who she is—a regular or a champion?
One wrong decision and her family falls apart. One wrong decision and the world falls apart. No pressure.
If you have yet to read the first book, My Boyfriend Merlin, then please drop everything, and go read it right now. There may be slight spoilers if you continue to read below as some of the first book will bleed into this review, and there is nothing I hate more than spoiling a good, no scratch that, great read for others. Please consider yourself warned.
My Merlin Awakening picks up shortly after where My Boyfriend Merlin left off. Ryan has pulled the sword, but in order to protect the candidate he loves, Merlin takes the credit. Of course he also attempts to expose magic to the world, but he is thwarted in this attempt. Merlin also chooses, albeit a difficult choice, to let Ryan go in order to keep his visions, and attempt to save the world from its judgment day.
Vane, the brother of Merlin, endlessly attempts to win Ryan, but even as her boyfriend he can’t seem to break through her heart. No, that heart refuses to make a choice. She has feelings for both brothers, but the only thing they seem to have in common is trying to control and protect her.
Can Ryan make a choice between the one she wants to save, and the one she truly loves? Does her choice affect more than just her? Will she ever come to terms with being the chosen one before it’s too late?
Author Priya Ardis delivers once again with a page turning, life interrupting, teasing story line. I am already longing for the next story, though I am saddened to know the next will be the last. This author has a distinct knack for weaving in legend with the modern twist. If you had the chance to read My Boyfriend Merlin, then My Merlin Awakening will not disappoint you one single iota!
I wish I could just blurt it all out, but then you wouldn’t have a reason to read it for yourself. This is an author that shouldn’t be overlooked, and although she is a YA writer, adults will love, no, cherish the stories she shares. I look forward to the final story, but I hope Ms. Ardis continues to grace us with her writing for years to come.
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