Sunday, August 11, 2013

Today the Spotlight is on Talisman, and my review


Release Day Spotlight!

Talisman


By: Holly Zitting

Description: 
Emma’s 18th birthday is quickly approaching. Her decision to side with the Council or the Wicked grows more and more dangerous. In her continued attempts to keep those she loves safe, she is injured. Simon, Peter and those who believe in the Amulet must find a way to save her. But time is running out for Emma and pushes them to risk it all. Their journey will lead them to a new power, a reunited love and dangers at every step. Will the Talisman be enough to save Simon’s love? Or will it be the end of the Amulet?

“Talisman” is book #2 in THE AMULET PROPHECY.

Book #1:
The Amulet

Description: 
Adopted at birth, Emma was raised in a world where magic only existed on TV. While on a search for her birth parents, Emma meets James, the mayor’s nephew. An accident involving James occurs, leading her to discover that she’s at the center of an ancient prophecy, the Amulet. Simon, a guide sent by the Witches Council interjects himself into her life to teach her all about the magical world. He must protect her from the powerful Wicked and their leader Asher.
James, who has a secret of his own, puts her directly in the dangerous path of the Wicked. She faces growing feelings for her guide and the knowledge that she’s forbidden to be with the mortal boy she loves. What will she do when she’s forced to choose between normal life, and a life full of magic and unlimited power, all before her 18th birthday?



Purchase “The Amulet”:

Book #2:
The Talisman
RELEASED TODAY May 1, 2013!

Book #3:
Infinity
No set release date just yet!

Author Bio:

“I have been writing as long as I can remember. I have been writing in the wee hours when my 6 kids were all babies. With my last one I was inspired by the Red Rock Mountains in Southern Utah. I started writing and my 12 year old (at the time) found it. She wrote on the bottom FINISH IT!!! Every day I would write more and she would repeat it.
It became The Amulet.
I am currently living and loving Oregon. I have 6 kids and a wonderful husband of 16 years (almost).
I hope you will love my stories as much as I do.” ~Holly Zitting


Author Stalker Links:

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My review

I received this book from the Touring Host for an honest review.

This is book 2 in The Amulet Prophecy series, and since I have not read the first book I was at a loss from the first page. At times, the author did managed to bring in the information needed to catch up, but I would recommend that you read Book 1 first.
A book with a lot of promise but it did not manage to hold my attention, struggling to get through it.  Although well written the different view points through out the book disturbed the quality of the reading, breaking its flow. Because of this I struggled to connect with the two main characters Emma and Simon. At times the characters felt mechanical, not believing that this could be real. I believe if all these different POV's would be left out, and the repetitions deleted it would have made for a much better read. 
The plot was interesting but disappeared amidst the emotional turmoil of each character, and it failed in my view. The only scene that truly stood out and where I actually connected with Emma and James was during the fight with the Wicked. 
I thought the villain Antonio's part was good, playing in the back ground and creating all the havoc the characters finds them in. 

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