Title: Sweet Series
Author: Bailey Ardisone
Genre: New Adult Fantasy
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Genre: Young Adult Contemporary-Fantasy/Romance
When two worlds collide, nightmares become reality.
Have you ever wanted to forget? Nariella Woodlinn has. Many times. Especially when her already frustrating life gets turned upside down by a mysterious boy who randomly shows up in her small town. And she can't seem to understand anything about him, despite how much she tries.
Nari hates everything about her life, except for her best friend Rydan, but now that they've been separated during their senior year of high school, she has to learn to make new friends without him. When strange, unexplainable phenomena start becoming an every day part of her life, Nari struggles to come to grips with reality. And with love.
Naminé has responsibilities. Duties. It is her obligation to fulfill all that is asked of her by their King. But when a glimmer of hope is introduced to her by a prisoner she tends to, it means life or death for her and her people. She does all that she can to turn that hope into reality, and finally end the vicious war that has been ensuing since she was born. Even if that means keeping it secret from her King. Even if it means carrying out the biggest betrayal against the King ever seen during her time.
She has hope. She will fulfill her duty. She will not let her people down.
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I read this book in one sitting.I was captured by the dilimea of each character.The author draws you in and keeps you guessing the truth til the very end.The story is told form two points of view from two girls from two different worlds.
Naminé lives in a kingdom ruled by a false king.She has a gift she must hide from everyone to keep from being imprisoned.But this gift is the only chance of hope to save her people.Can she reach through in time?
Nariella lives with the guilt of her mother's death,in a home with her abusive stepfather,is an outcast at school,and only has one friend,Rydan.Nari must start the school year alone as Rydan's parents have chosen to send him to a school for gifted musicians. Mycah is the definition of hottie. He strolls into school and Nari's life throwing it into chaos.
Nari goes through so much with very few answers as to why things are happening that its a wonder she doesn't fall apart or go insane with curiosity because I know I sure wanted to.There is a glimpse here and there of the truth you just have to put all the pieces together like a jigsaw puzzle. Nari must try keep the peace between Mycah and Rydan while trying not to betray either one but with every new event it becomes harder. Nari,Mycah and Rydan's worlds collide into a gripping tale.
Genre: New Adult Fantasy/Romance
Sometimes the hardest war to fight is the one raging within yourself...
Life will never be the same for Nariella Woodlinn. Just when she thought she had it all figured out, her world comes crumbling down around her-yet again. With no idea who she is or even where she came from, how can she save herself?
She once thought her biggest problems were the ones brought on by the mysterious man she refused to fall in love with--Mycah. But she quickly discovers none of that compares to what she is about to encounter next.
This time, it isn't because of who Mycah is.
This time, it's because of who she is.
Naminé risked everything to save her people. Her goal was to bring their only hope back to their Kingdom. As the war rages on around her, Naminé gets thrown into the lion's den--the false King's chambers. Can she fool a King who can't be deceived on his playing field? Forced to do his bidding, can she prevent the downfall of the only hope she worked so hard to bring home? Will she be able to escape with her life and mind intact?
With everyone's world falling apart and deceit around every corner...can any of them truly Escape?
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Oh my goodness,the truths that are revealed,the hardships they face,and that ending were mind blowing! Another sleepless night reading the Sweet Series,I couldn't stop.I had to know if they would succeed.At one point I was just as confused about Mycah's actions as was Nari(I mean this in a good way because that is what the author is trying to portray). I felt for what Nari was going through but I have to say when she puts her mind to it she can kick~but. While one relationship blossoms another is on the rocks. Namine is desperately trying to do her part to save her people but there is only so much she can do under the watchful eye of the False King. Their lives are in danger now than it ever was on Earth.Four teens must find out who they really are and what side they are going to take in a waging war that can only be stopped by the True King,Mycah.
Genre: New Adult Fantasy/Romance
Returning to Kennebunkport, Maine, isn't all that it's cracked up to be for Nari and Rydan. Barely escaping one evil by the skin of their teeth, running head first into the next was the last thing they were expecting. With Nari's best friend Zaylie held hostage by the leader of the Black Eagles, Nari's number one priority is getting Zaylie, along with everyone else she cares about, out of Nikolai's clutches safe and sound. Only, the worst thing that could possibly happen has happened--Death.
Before Nari can even comprehend her worst nightmare coming true, she is pulled back into the very place she had thought she escaped. But the nightmare doesn't end there. Just as she sees a silver-lining to her otherwise gloomy cloud, she discovers heart-wrenching news and has to yet again escape an untimely death.
With the hope of undoing what would normally be permanent, Nari, with the help of the two brothers she loves most in the world, sets her mind on a mission that will ultimately mean her downfall. Is the end result worth the sacrifice?
Naminé is left in the Earthly realm to tend to an injured Ender and Fëa. She must learn to cope with the new human elements thrown her way, but in the process, discovers something may be terribly wrong with her family back home - the one place she can no longer get to.
Continue the journey that started it all. Mycah, Rydan, Nari, and Naminé are determined to take back the throne. Except, that which starts sweet, ends bitter...
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My heart is still beating wildly with anxiety for these beloved characters. Sweet Requiem grabbed my heart from the very beginning and held on to it til the very end. There was never a dull moment with the non-stop action.The story was woven beautifully leaving me even more in love with The Sweet Series than I already was. Mrs.Ardisone has taken her love for all things Lord of the Rings and created her very own world that is as captivating as J.R.R. Tolkien's. Step in to a magical world of Elves hidden in a realm away from Earthly eyes.But just because it's hidden some humans believe stories of old that tell of such a place.And these ruthless humans will go to any lengths to find a way into this secret realm,including lie,steal,kidnap,and even murder.Though the Black Eagles are a scary force that Mycah,Rydan,Namine,Nari,Ender,and Zaylie must fight,they aren't the only ones who want them dead.Nari finds herself stuck between two groups of Elda who want nothing more than to eliminate her from because her very existence is considered an abomination to both races of Elda blood that run through her veins.Now she must decide if she's going take her chances in the Earthly realm praying what ever is plaguing her body will eventually right itself or follow her friends who she loves dearly back into their world to help restore Remycah as the rightful king and defeat King Ohtar before all hope is gone and his kingdom is lost to the evil ravaging it's land at an alarming rate.Lives will be lost,hearts broken,and decisions made that will determine the future for all kingdoms.Join our friends on an adventure of a lifetime that will capture you heart and mind.I am anxiously awaiting book #4 Sweet Redemption!!!!
Bailey Ardisone was born and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois. She married the love of her life and enjoys snuggling with their loving dog and bunnies that make up their family. Since a wee tot, she has been a daydreamer and spends most of her time escaping reality in some way–whether it be through books, music, movies, or art, and she loves traveling the world. One of her greatest passions is Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.