April 30, 2014

THE SINGER by Elizabeth Hunter Blog Tour {Review}

Title: The Singer

Author: Elizabeth Hunter

Series: Irin Chronicles

Publisher Date: May 6th 2014

When you've lost everything you love, how do you fight the darkness?

Ava left Istanbul with a new identity, new name, and new magic she could barely control. Laid low by Malachi's sacrifice, she searches for help from the fabled Irina. But will the secretive women of the Irin race welcome or shun her? Ava's origins are still a mystery, and her powers are darker than any they've encountered before.

The Irin world hangs in the balance. And as the children of angels battle their own demons, ancient rivalries among the Fallen threaten to wreak havoc on earth.

Thousand of miles away, a warrior wakes with no memory of his identity or his people. Stumbling though the dark and twisted schemes of fallen angels, ravenous Grigori, and even his own leaders, he must find a way back to the one thing he remembers. A single voice calls him. Malachi has one mission.

"Come back to me."

THE SINGER is the second book in the Irin Chronicles, a contemporary fantasy series from Elizabeth Hunter, author of the Elemental Mysteries.

I love the way Hunter's books spark something in me from the moment I pick up her book. How her words dance around in your head long after you are finished. How her characters become a part of you, embedding in to the very fibers of your being.  At least that is how it has always been for me. And those feelings have only gotten stronger with each book she releases. And here I am now, reviewing another book. Another book that I was scared to start only for the mere fact that once I was done, it may be sometime before I can experience these feelings again.

"I need her," Malachi said. "And she needs-"
"She needs her mate back!" Rhys snapped. "Right now, you're only a shadow of who she needs."

So alas, here I am. Finished with THE SINGER and I am in complete and utter awe of Hunter. If you thought you loved these characters in THE SCRIBE, just wait. You are going to be blown away by what they bring to the table in this one. From the beginning my heart was hurting but also joyous. Here we thought we lost Malachi for good at the end of book one and was only given a sliver of hope to tide us over to this one. But to wake up without any recollection of who he is or where he is at? That is where the pain slips in. Snippets of memories resurface here and there and it is enough to get him started on the rediscovery of who he is and where he should go. And to find Ava.

Ava is really struggling in this one. She is learning all that she can about who she is, but the day she lost Malachi, was the day she lost a huge piece of herself. I think we all did. Right? Am I right? We all hurt right along with her that day. That is how big this book is to me. I loved these characters so much they were like close family. So if Ava was hurting I was hurting. If Malachi was scared of the unknown…I was scared for him too.

The whole book is absolutely amazing. But it is the end…the epilogue that got me the most. I was thrown for a loop and left gasping. Literally gasping as to what this all means. Game changer. Complete, total game changer. Prepare yourselves now, folks…mentally and emotionally.

5 Glorious Stars!!

ELIZABETH HUNTER is a contemporary fantasy, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance writer. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College and a former English teacher. She once substitute taught a kindergarten class, but decided that middle school was far less frightening. Thankfully, people now pay her to write books and eighth-graders everywhere rejoice.

She currently lives in Central California with her son, two dogs, many plants, and a sadly dwindling fish tank. She is the author of the Elemental Mysteries and Elemental World series, the Cambio Springs series, the Irin Chronicles, and other works of fiction.
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