Saturday, April 17, 2010

Chrysalis: Tribulations by M. L. LACY Review

Chrysalis: Tribulations 

As the exciting Chrysalis saga continues, Bree's eyes are opening to unimagined possibilities. Reunited with her soul mate, Steven, and her protectors Bradley, Bill and Rick, she journey's through a world she is only now beginning to comprehend. Challenges abound as she contends with the jealousies of her new status from Madelyn and the two newest members of her clan.

As tensions escalate, the dynamics within her new family are enough to rock her world. And if that wasn't enough to contend with, Esmeralda, her arch nemesis who desires nothing more than to wipe Bree from the face of the earth, holds nothing back as she strikes out at Bree's family and friends. As the prophecy told at her birth continues to unfold, Bree and those around her are only beginning to truly understand the danger's she will face and the strength required to endure. But her transformation as a Magical has only just begun and her abilities grow much too rapidly, draining her to the point of complete exhaustion.

Her clan fears that too much has been demanded of her and they continue to tighten their circle of protection around her, preventing her from following her true path. Bree must find a way to convince them that she is capable of prevailing while she searches for a way to save both human and Magical worlds - before it's too late. 

Chrysalis: Tribulations by M. L. LACY Review
Review by Doni
Rating 5 out of 5 firecrackers  5 OF 5 STARS.. 5 of 5 heartbeats

M. L. Lacy Has outdone herself with the second book  in her Chrysalis series.  Chrysalis Tribulations has far surpassed my expectations for this book, and my expectations were pretty darn high since I loved the first book as well. Unlike some books this one took me a bit longer to read, not because it was overly wordy or wrought with editorial mistakes, but because I DID NOT WANT THIS BOOK TO END!
Her characters have truly come to life in this story.  Bree has become a compassionate, gentle yet strong leader in the clan.  I have watched her progression from a timid, frightened "child" to a strong woman who is dealing with the fact she has one foot in both the magical and human worlds.  It is amazing how she deals with all the information and situations that are thrown at her.

Bree's men love her and have faith in her, but tend to be overly protective.  However, some of the women in her clan see her as a threat.  Bree wants changes that scare some who do not like change.  Madelyn thinks she should be the leader of the clan.  But with leadership comes responsibility that she is in no way prepared for. 

Steven is Bree's one true love.  The passion these two share is explosive.  Steven always wants to protect her, but he also needs to trust Bree's knowledge as a Chosen One.  This is sometimes difficult for him as Bree is still mortal. 

Now on to the writing.  What makes an author worth reading?  I ask myself several questions.  1) Can I hear the individual character's voices?  2)  Do I care about the main characters?  3) Are the supporting players' voices also audible?  4) Can I put myself into the story?  The answers to all of these questions are an emphatic "Yes!".   The lengthy descriptive passages that were at times overly detailed in the first book, are now floridly descriptive and flow seamlessly.  From the very outset, the reader is swept up and completely engaged and captivated by each of the characters.  In short, if this story was an artist's canvass, it would be a masterpiece.

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Blogger Charlie Kenmore said...

Need to check this one out.

April 19, 2010 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Kiki Howell - Author of Magical Erotic Romances said...

This does sound good!

April 19, 2010 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger Veronica said...

This really does sound like a fantastic read. I will be checking this one out myself.

April 19, 2010 at 7:31 PM  

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