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Hi I'm Janna and I am a book whore! I started this blog after being a part of another for years. While being a big blog may be nice I like to stay true to me having a love for books, that's why I blog. I love books and I want to share that love with my readers of this blog. I love to read, books are my escape and a huge part of my life besides my husband and two children. I am honest and sometimes sassy in my reviews but never mean. Some of my favorite authors include Kristen Ashley, Penelope Douglas, T.M. Frazier, M.N. Forgy, Rachel Van Dyken, Meghan March and Vi Keeland to only name a few!

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Review! The Bird And The Sword By Amy Harmon

Swallow, Daughter, pull them in, those words that sit upon your lips. Lock them deep inside your soul, hide them ‘til they’ve time to grow. Close your mouth upon the power, curse not, cure not, ‘til the hour. You won’t speak and you won’t tell, you won’t call on heav’n or hell. You will learn and you will thrive. Silence, Daughter. Stay alive.

The day my mother was killed, she told my father I wouldn’t speak again, and she told him if I died, he would die too. Then she predicted the king would trade his soul and lose his son to the sky.

My father has a claim to the throne, and he is waiting in the shadows for all of my mother’s words to come to pass. He wants desperately to be king, and I just want to be free.

But freedom will require escape, and I’m a prisoner of my mother’s curse and my father’s greed. I can’t speak or make a sound, and I can’t wield a sword or beguile a king. In a land purged of enchantment, love might be the only magic left, and who could ever love . . . a bird?
Oh the feels…I just can’t even with this book. I immediately regretted finishing just so I could continue to feel everything. It’s like the rollercoaster when you get off you immediately get right back in line. I’m not gonna lie I immediately went back to the beginning and did an immediate re-read. The magic, the tales, the trust, the love, the adventure. This book had EVERYTHING within its pages. The book is based in a magical land where “gifted” people must hide in fear of punishment. Lark and Tiras’ relationship is so beautiful, watching them fall in love throughout the book is pure MAGIC. Amy Harmon’s writing of this world and tale flows so naturally I found myself lost for hours and hours in this place. The struggles, the trust and Bookjohni the troll is such an addition to the whole story line. Lark is mute in order to survive and Tiras is the King of the land in trouble, when Tiras takes Lark from her home and requires her services to help with the impending war she goes from one prison to another. But thru Tiras Lark is able to understand who and what she is and what she can do. Trust, friendship and Love come next and through it all you watch the characters grow and overcome all of the obstacles. I recommend this book to anyone and EVERYONE! Get lost is in this world you won’t regret reading it, only finishing it.

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