June 28, 2013

Gryphon Series by Stacey Rourke

Welcome to Turning Pages!

The goal for Turning Pages throughout the summer of 2013 is to finished some of the uncompleted series that have been sitting on my book shelf. And with already a week and a half into my summer break, I've started to work towards my goal!

The first series I've started is the Gryphon Series by Stacey Rourke. Its a three book series comprised of The Conduit, Embrace and Sacrifice. I'm currently starting up Sacrifice.

The Conduit (Gryphon, #1)

"All 18-year-old Celeste Garrett wants is to head off to college and make those fun, yet ill-advised, choices college kids are known for. And maybe to spend some time with the hot cameraman she just met. Instead, because of a pact her ancestors made in the 17th century with a mythical creature, she has to save the world. While normal kids are slamming energy drinks and cramming for exams, Celeste will get her adrenaline rush fighting a fire breathing dragon. She wants to meet friends in the quad to exchange lecture notes, but first she must exchange blows with a shapeshifting demon on the rooftop. Life isn’t always fair for a superhero, but at least she doesn’t have to do it alone. With her brother and sister as sidekicks, they alternate between saving lives and getting on each others’ nerves. Together the trio encounters unspeakable odds, mystical forces and comes face-to-face with an image that will haunt them forever—their grandmother in a leopard print bikini."

Really enjoyed this one, and was pulled in right away by the strong leading female character; Celeste! With only about 180 pages, The Conduit throws the reader right into all the action!

Embrace (Gryphon, #2)

"Whether she likes it or not, eighteen year old Celeste Garrett has come to terms with being the Chosen One. She knew having a "normal life" would be tricky, between intense training sessions and epic demonic battles, but she didn't know at what cost it would come. That is, until a dear friend is harmed by the malicious forces hunting her. Now, she'd like nothing more than to retreat into a hermit lifestyle to prevent anyone else from getting hurt. But startling revelations, amazing new abilities, and mortifying moments in front of insanely hot guys won't allow time for that. Soon, Celeste finds herself surrounded by darkness and wondering who she can trust-if anyone."

Unlike The Conduit, Embrace is a little more lovey dovey. Celeste is still battling all that is evil, but she is also battling her heart and the feelings she has to one very special...and Irish demon!

Sacrifice (Gryphon, #3)

"Celeste Garrett has finally found a happy balance in her life as the Chosen One, thanks in large part to a certain hunky Irishman. But if there’s any lesson she should heed since receiving her calling it’s that everything can change in the blink of an eye. Soon a terrible new threat, unlike anything she’s ever encountered, causes her to make a gut-wrenching choice that will strip her of someone she holds dear. As much as she’d like to have a pity party for one, there’s no time for that now because wedding bells are ringing in Gainesboro! In between dress fittings and rehearsal dinners Celeste will have to fend off attacking demons and leering pirates. As if the Dark Army wasn’t scary enough our heroine is faced with the horrifying trauma of attending a bachelorette party with her mom and watching Grams do Jello shots. Is a walk down the aisle even possible for a member of the Garrett family when the Dark Army is out to destroy them? More importantly, will the Dark Army Glee Club sing at the reception? Raise your glass to the happy couple, and get ready for a wedding…Conduit-style."

I'm not very far into Sacrifice just yet, I'm only on chapter three. But so far I'm really enjoying it! Wedding bells are ringing for a very special couple and I'm not saying who (;

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