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Sonora and the Eye of the Titans

Sonora and the Eye of the Titans
T.S. Hall
Publication date: January 14th 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

The King is dead, and the capital city of Titanis has fallen. The world of Sonora is at war, and the only hope against the onslaught of the Titan army lies with the last royal descendant of Zeus, who is being covertly sheltered on Earth in the secluded mountain town of Sandy, Oregon.

Allora is a shy, intelligent sixteen-year-old, trying to get through the gauntlet of high school while coming to terms with her otherworldly origins. After getting into a fight at soccer tryouts, Allora’s emotions boil over, and her hands suddenly burst into flames. She has harnessed the power of hadrons at the highest level, but at extreme cost. The magical outburst projects an energy signature that is detected by a group of assassins tasked with killing Sonoran rebels.

To survive, Allora, Katie, Dax, and Tanner must find a powerful ancient artifact known as the Eye of the Titans. With the help of a guardian known as Sasquatch, they will have to fight off creatures, solve complex riddles, and navigate magical caverns, all while enduring advanced calculus, jealous girlfriends, and prom.

Review

3.5stars

3, 5 stars
Sonora and the Eye of the Titans is my comeback to Urban Fantasy, it’s been a while since I’ve read a book of this genre.
This book tells the story of 4 young adults and their adventures between two worlds. That’s one of the points I liked the most. It doesn’t tell the story from a totally different world, a different ambient. We see the characters grow as teens and also we see how they know and try to control their abilities.
Also, I’ve connected with Allora and her story how the story develops her character, her personality. How her past story has marked her too.
Besides, the story shows important principles that should be of high value and those are friendship, camaraderie, the importance of family and the fight for the right thing, not for what one wants. That’s a good points for this book.
Keeping on mind my likes in books, I couldn’t give it 4 or more stars because I found something missing or maybe it’s that I’m used to other happenings.
However, I recommend reading this book if you like this genre, but if you’re doubting then this should be a good start.
I found it easy-going and not-to-hard to read (English is not my maternal language), and a book for teens and young/new adults.
This is the first book, there are two more to come, Sonora #2 is coming this May so we don’t have to wait that much to know what happens next.
I’m really thankful for the opportunity to participate in this book tour.

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Author Bio:

I’m a writer, skier, and wanderer. I grew up in Portland, Oregon, but currently live in the beautiful mountain resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho. I love history, mythology, and the fantastical interpretations that have been incorporated in my debut young adult urban fantasy series called Sonora.

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The Hard Count

Title: The Hard Count
Author: Ginger Scott
Release date: July 15, 2016

The Hard Count is one of those books that you have to re-read after finishing them. Right away. This book left me in what I think it’s called ‘book drunk state’, I don’t know. It’s the feeling of not being able to read anything else because you haven’t gotten over this one special book. 

The main characters are so special and something different. Reagan is a strong and independent girl, a loner with a love for film. She comes from a good family, lives in a good neighborhood and her family is prestigious, but she knows that there’s more to life than that. Nico is a good boy from a bad neighborhood, he’s intelligent and never forgets his values. He has some special abilities and though he has seen some bad things growing up he doesn’t let them get in his way. 

They built a bond so beautiful and I love that even though it seems they’re so different they’re more alike. They both grow together, and I love to watch them together. 

It’s written from Reagan’s point of view but there’s a few chapters from Nico’s perspective that show us his past. I found them so mature and their romance doesn’t take up the entire book because they know there are more things in life. Also how they develop. I don’t know, I just think that I see myself in both of them, because I don’t usually like both characters.

Ginger Scott has rapidly become one of my fave authors, she sure can write some good books that gets to you. In this book may not be a lot of drama but it gets you all the same. You won’t stop reading once you’ve started it.

Nico Medina’s world is eleven miles away from mine. During the day, it’s a place where doors are open—where homes are lived in, and neighbors love. But when the sun sets, it becomes a place where young boys are afraid, where eyes watch from idling cars that hide in the shadows and wicked smoke flows from pipes.
West End is the kind of place that people survive. It buries them—one at a time, one way or another. And when Nico was a little boy, his mom always told him to run.
I’m Reagan Prescott—coach’s daughter, sister to the prodigal son, daughter in the perfect family.
Life on top.
Lies.
My world is the ugly one. Private school politics and one of the best high school football programs in the country can break even the toughest souls. Our darkness plays out in whispers and rumors, and money and status trump all. I would know—I’ve watched it kill my family slowly, strangling us for years.
In our twisted world, a boy from West End is the only shining light.
Quarterback.
Hero.
Heart.
Good.
I hated him before I needed him.
I fell for him fast.
I loved him when it was almost too late.
When two ugly worlds collide, even the strongest fall. But my world…it hasn’t met the boy from West End.