Monday, January 12, 2015

Review ~ Origin of Angels by Christie Rich

Book One in the Elemental Legacy series by Christie Rich. This is a continuation of the Elemental Enmity series, but while it’s helpful if you’ve read them first, it’s not absolutely necessary. It is a New Adult Fantasy.

A man searches for the woman he loves. A woman fights to survive.

As the first male Elemental, Travis is a wanted man. Women fawn all over him, both fae and Elemental alike, but he only has one female on is mind—the woman who captured his heart when he was sure he’d lost it. Travis is not only determined to find her, he’s willing to go through his meddling sister, Ralya, to do it. He doesn’t care if she’s queen of the fae, if war is brewing, or if there is a price on his head. He needs to find his mystery woman before it’s too late—before he loses her to the Order or worse, to the evil Valen, who has made a bargain of his own to win back his kingdom.

Emily will do anything it takes to save her son from the Order, no matter the cost. Her heart yearns for the man who gifted her the only joy she has in her dreary world, yet the odds she will ever see Travis again are slim to none. Emily has a single desire: to raise her child. Love is beyond her reach, or so she thinks. As evil draws near, Emily must guard her heart or lose her soul to the fae who wants her to fulfill his wicked purposes.

Will Travis find Emily before she gives up, or will she fall into the hands of his enemy and be forever out of his reach? In this gripping sequel to Elemental Enmity, the stakes for control of Earth have been raised. Evil has taken hold of the mortal realm and won’t relinquish it easily. The forces of Elemental and fae must unite against the dark court if they have any chance at all of overcoming the gloom overtaking the human realm.

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I grew up daydreaming about fairytales, and my love for discovering new worlds has never died. I am not one of those writers who always knew I would write. I thought that was what other people did until one day, a few years ago, I took a challenge from a friend and typed my first words. My journey has been wonderful, and I cannot imagine a day where I would ever give up writing. My love for reading is what fueled my imagination in the first place and still does. When I am not writing or reading, I enjoy family time with my husband and two children. My family and I live in a quiet community in Northern Utah, and I am so thankful for the rich life I have been blessed with.

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My Thoughts:

I absolutely have to move her other Elemental series to the top of my TBR list.

This book was exciting, enchanting, unique, and I was completely immersed in the plot.

The characters were edgy, sassy, dangerous, evil sweet, loving,.... There was a great mixture to keep us on our toes and wondering who was going to do what.

There was mystery, romance, agendas, lots of fae and elementals, and plenty of action. Fantastic!!!

There weren't an over-abundance of pages but whoowee there was a whopping amount of plot!

I thought it was tremendous! I can't wait to read more!!!!!

I received an ecopy in exchange for my honest opinion.  

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  1. this oen caught my interest even if i haven't read anything by the author yet.. i don't know even before your review it sounded captivating so with such a positive return from you it's definitively one i must add to my list ( it's even better that it exist in print and on TBD*_____* YES!!!!)
    i could perhaps also try her other series but right now it's this book that calls to me

    thank you for the discovery!

  2. I'm so glad to hear you really loved this one and connected with it! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!

  3. I definitely have to get this one and her other series. It sounds awesome and like Miki said your review makes it sound even better. :)

    1. you can try the first book in her other series for free^^ ( good news of today^^)

  4. oki since you made us want to read this AND her other series i found it was good to announce that Elemental enmity book 1 "FIVE" is free ( on amazon for those in the USA it seems) For everyone on Smashwords here;

    so it at least a series we can start right away^^

  5. Brenda, thank you so much for your review! You've made my day! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed Origin of Angels and that you want to read Elemental Enmity! It is the finest compliment an author can receive.

    Much love,

    Christie Rich

  6. What a fascinating book! Another one to add to my ever growing TBR list. Thanks for the tip about the free book.

  7. Excellent post! I really enjoyed reading your review! This book sounds awesome, can't wait to read it!