Saturday, October 26, 2013

True Love's First Kiss Book Review

I have a really awesome first 3 books to share with you called True Love's First Kiss written by Heidi Garrett and these 3 books are in the The Queen of the Realm of Faerie series.
In the Enchanted World, true love’s first kiss is magic.

The Queen of the Realm of Faerie is a fantasy fairy tale series that bridges the Mortal and Enchanted worlds. The main character, Melia, is an eighteen-year-old half-faerie, half-mortal. She lives in Illialei, a country in the Enchanted World, with her two sisters and their mother. Melia’s father has been exiled to the Mortal World, and her best friend is a pixie.

When the story opens in the first book, Melia is troubled by her dark moon visions, gossip she overhears about her parents at the local market, and the trauma of living among full-blooded faeries with wings—she doesn’t have any.

As the series unfolds, the historic and mystical forces that shape Melia’s life are revealed. Each step of her journey—to find the place where she belongs—alters her perceptions about herself, deepens her relationships with others, and enlarges her world view.

True Love’s First Kiss is a compilation of the first three books in this five-book series.
I loved all three of these books! They were made into one HUGE book instead of me getting three separate books, which is okay because once I got involved in the story, it didn't matter to me what size it was. The real books are divided up into 3 different books but connecting to each other. I believe that there is going to be at least one more from the way it ended.

If you love reading about mortals and faeries along with trolls and magicians, then you are going to love this book. It even has evil queens who practice black magic and nobody seems to be the wiser.

The story line is simply awesome and there are several characters who you think are great but ultimately, it is Melia who is the driving force behind all of them wanting to do well and rid themselves of the evil that is in their world.

Melia and her two sisters are cursed by their mother who practices Black Magic for their part in their father's death, which was an accident, but their mother won't listen to reason. She has finally slipped off the deep end after waiting years for her husband to return. She married a mortal and he broke a sacred faerie troth which ended up tearing them apart.

Melia always thought she was the weak one until she gets cursed and then a miracle happens and she is finally set free. Her curse was that every night she would turn into black eagle and stay that way until morning. It turns out to not be a curse for her because she has always wanted wings to fly. Because they are half mortal and half faerie, they do not have wings.

The only drawback is that the curse will be lifted once they each kiss someone who they truly love and that person loves them back. Melia is not so sure she wants to be turned back and so the inner conflict starts when she meets The One.

Of course, there is the matter of the war that is coming and she has to prepare for that also. Where will it all lead? You will have to read books 1 thru 3 to find out!

Happy Reading!
About the Author: 
When Heidi Garrett was a child, her mother was the most magical person she knew. Unfortunately, they were separated by evil forces and her mother died a premature death. However, Heidi never forgot Louise, so when she had the opportunity to reconnect with her beloved grandma she seized it, even though the price of that choice was exile from the land where she'd grown up.

Her risk was was rewarded when she found herself, once again, in a world so unusual that it had to be enchanted. After all, her grandma, Elva, was an elf. When Elva joined her daughter, Louise, in the Unknown Beyond, Heidi was inspired to write fantasy stories that would remind anyone who read them what she'd never forgotten--

Once upon a time, you lived in an enchanted world…

She currently resides in Eastern Washington State with her husband and their two cats. So far, she loves the snow. Being from the South, she finds it very mystical.
Heidi is also running a giveaway on her blog for Dexter's 8 Season's or $40 Amazon GC!

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.  


Candace said...

Thanks so much for reviewing these! I'm so glad you enjoyed them so much!

Heidi Garrett said...

Mary, I'm glad you enjoyed reading the books. (I know, it's a lot!) I love that you got Pressina;)

"She has finally slipped off the deep end after waiting years for her husband to return."

She really has! Thank you for your thoughtful review,