The Return (The Element Series Book 3)
Without a new power source, life as we know it will be toast. A global competition is under way to determine who will join the secret mission that might just save us all.
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But first the Voyagers team needs to be chosen. Project Alpha is a competition of physical challenges, mental puzzles, and political alliances. The battle is fierce, and only four will make the cut Earth is in danger. The world is about to go dark Six elements, each on a different planet, fuse together to form an unlimited energy called the Source.
When Team Alpha arrives at their second destination, Meta Prime, they begin to search the metal planet for the molten lava they need. It should be easy. This planet is quiet. Even the native robots are frozen in time. But someone—or something—turns Meta Prime back on. Suddenly the Voyagers are stuck in a complex game between two alien lords. Is the one helping Team Alpha really on their side? Or are they about to change their name to Team Annihilated?
When Team Alpha arrives at their third planet, Aqua Gen, they must literally dive into treacherous waters. But the Voyagers are prepared for anything! Or so they think. What is more important, saving a friend But in a labyrinth this vast, how will they ever find it?
There were no down times, no slow spots, just amazing from page one until the end. And what a fantastic ending it was. This is going to be one of those reviews where I am so limited as to what I can say without spoiling anything. Things start right where the previous book left off. But not just taken over, he has taken his soul.
Layla is also still filled with guilt over what happened between she and Zayne. Who really does hold her heart? Who is she truly in love with? The beautiful gargoyle shifter that she has loved since she was seven years old or the dark and brooding Crown Prince who looks at her with a longing she might never really understand. Layla starts to notice subtle changes in herself. And when she shifts, well, wow!
What is happening and what does it all mean? There are many questions as to who and what Layla really is and all questions are answered. Because I had a lot of stupid left in me, and I knew what I had to do. She wants to finish high school, go to college. She wants to travel. She has never been accepted by the clan who raised her, been rejected by those that created her. So why does she feel responsible to fix everything? She could run, go somewhere and hide. This whole series was amazing and the ending was epic. I expected no less. This is Jennifer Armentrout and everything I have read of hers has been equally wonderful and unique.
This book will keep you on the edge of your seat from the beginning to the end. She is in love. I sighed so much during this book that I might have hyperventilated. I have to say thank you again to JLA for a wonderfully entertaining series. View all 51 comments. Nov 09, Claudia marked it as to-read.
View all 3 comments. Loved this entire series. View all 5 comments. Nov 06, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: Now, that was something. I'm not really sure about how I feel about how this story ended so I'll sleep it off and then I'll be back. Oct 26, Natalie Never trust a duck rated it really liked it Shelves: But overall, I really really liked it. But I'm still royally pissed about Bambi. Secondly, a triangle is totally the wrong shape, as it would imply that Roth and Zayne also fancy each other. Not the case, my friend. Actually, it's a line segment, with Layla as the midpoint.
We're gonna judge books based on their love shapes? You can't enjoy reading about multiple swoony guys in one book, you have to complain? View all 16 comments. Feb 07, Angela rated it it was amazing Shelves: It's been a long time since I've gotten behind the wheel of a Jla book, and it's been a long time since I devoured a book this fast. Started it at 3 finished it at five. Every Last Breath is the third and final book in the Dark Elements Trilogy , if you haven't read the first two please do not pass go and do not pick up two-hundred dollars.
Every Last Breath does not let down. As much as I want to load this review with spoils that would turn you rotten I wont It's been a long time since I've gotten behind the wheel of a Jla book, and it's been a long time since I devoured a book this fast. As much as I want to load this review with spoils that would turn you rotten I wont. The Lilin is still out and causing chaos. Layla is still confused about what she is. And of course we are still waiting on the answer of who the hell does Layla pick. I like everyone else mainly was waiting to find out which dude she be choosin. Clearly being team Roth I was on the edge of my seating waiting for the moment when the big question was answered And boy do we get an answer.
No I wont tell you what happens I will give you of course a run-down of what I thought. Layla is still one of my favorite Fems and brings the thunder in this book. Finally putting on her big girl panties I was so happy with her character development. She goes from a strong physical character, to a strong emotional character. She starts making decisions and realizes becoming an adult means having to make tough choices, but you have to make them.
Good or bad outcome it must be done.
The Bride of Ivy Green
Then we have sweet sweet Zayne. Who again continues to be a strong male presence and someone you want to cheer for Even if deep down inside, in this case, you'll want the nice guy to finish last I overall liked his character in this book, even though at one point I did think the direction something was taken was a little cheese. I'd walk through hell for his hottie! He blew my mind in this book. Every time he was present I had to make sure I was sitting down; just got so weak in the knees.
If getting pregnant by reading was possible View all 6 comments. Fucking love triangles are making me crazy Layla and Roth better end up together!!!! Dec 23, Elena rated it liked it. Excuse me, but why do they even bother changing the covers, if the outcome is even worse than before? And I thought that the original ones were fugly as hell.
Shame on me for believing it couldn't get worse. I couldn't care less what happened to all the other characters. It's unfortunate, but what can you do, right? View all 14 comments. Jun 25, Taschima rated it liked it. I realized something while reading Every Last Breath, I was in it for the romance. I was in it for the will she choose Roth? Will we get more smexy scenes? Give me my angsty romance-indecision fix! I wasn't in it for the plot, not really, while I thought the relationship between the characters was super entertaining when it came to the world development I realized that it isn't that original or even that interesting.
The bad guys aren't even that bad, to be honest. And once that was all done with? Demon comes out of hell and wants to destroy the world, the demon has mother issues, blah blah. Also, did anyone notice how the demons of this story are all basically huge puddles of cuddle? I've been watching Supernatural again, for the hundreth time while reading this book and I realized something, I like my demons to be, well, evil. Roth is a huge puddle of sexy and good intentions even though he may not care about anyone's opinion and speaks his mind, that doesn't make him evil--I never once saw him skin someone alive.
Isn't he supposed to be the Crown Prince of Hell? The "Boss" as they call the devil is surely slacking.
- The Dark Elements Series;
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- Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe (World History Series).
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- The Dark Days Deceit (Lady Helen, #3) by Alison Goodman.
The dialogue is as smooth as always even with its cringe worth moments of cheesyness-- some of which Layla even points out as being the ultimate of cheese, but does that negate the moment? There are plenty of steamy scenes, even the obligatory "gentle taking of your precious virginity" scene. But, I also noticed something, while I may be all into Roth, my favorite sexy scene of this series involves Zayne when they are in bed together and he is all tracing the snake in book 2.
Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout
There is also this particular scene where Layla goes toe to toe with the Lilin at the end I really liked that scene. It stands out in my mind. As far as the ending is concern, well, I don't buy it. It ended with the biggest and prettiest red bow. Everything fell into place so perfectly I am a little disappointed with the rest of the story truth be told, because it was wayy too predictable. If you are in it for the romance then you will get what you are being promised AND MORE , but don't try to go too deep because you will find this is the equivalent of a kiddie pool. View all 9 comments.
Oct 26, Patricia Huynh rated it it was amazing. And mostly, a great ending to one of my favorite series by JLA of all time. All I'm saying is that Layla better end up with Roth or I will drop kick a puppy. Or she could leave both guys and just be a badass girl team with Bambi. I mean c'mon, between the Prince and the Warden Nov 10, Rachel Reads Ravenously rated it liked it Shelves: I liked this book I just didn't love it. And while it's not my favorite series by JLA I still thoroughly enjoyed it. This last book just wasn't for me. And it's not because she didn't pick the guy I liked.
Or maybe it is? Honestly, I'm just going to put the entire review in a spoiler tag so read at your own risk. I also knew she would pick Roth so I was prepared. But as I was reading I found I just didn't care about the characters anymore. Maybe because they got their happy ending mostly at the beginning? And poor Zayne loved Layla her whole life and not only did he not get the girl, but she literally took away a part of his soul. And on that note it felt like JLA used that as an excuse to make Zayne a jerk in this book.
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- La saga des sorcières - tome 2 (BEST) (French Edition);
- Chains of Gaia (The Changeling, #3) by James Fahy.
- Architecture, Actor and Audience (Theatre Concepts).
- Snippets of My Life (Pork Chops, the pig and his little girl Steph).
He wasn't there for most of it and he wasn't nice until the end. What I am trying to say and doing a miserable job of is the reason I really liked this series was the anguish that existed between Zayne and Layla not being able to be together. The forbidden love aspect of that.
Once it was gone, I wasn't interested in what happened anymore. But I guess I was expecting more? What else I couldn't tell you, I just didn't find myself as enraptured in this book like her other series. View all 23 comments. Aug 11, Nora rated it it was amazing Shelves: Everything is exactly how it should be! Click on the spoiler tag and you shall know all and I mean all, so make sure you really want to know before you click on it: Which guy does Layla choose?
And what's more she chooses him at the 75 page mark - which btw is really early in the book! Do Zayne and Danika end up together? They both get new love intere Edit after reading: They both get new love interests. Stacey for Zayne and Nicolai for Danika. Do they save the world? Does Layla lose her v-card? Plus they have sex a handful of more times in the book also very hot. This is definitely the steamiest book out of the bunch. Also they kiss a ton and their banter is so sexy and funny. Do any of the main characters die?
No - thank goodness! HEA, yes or no? Turns out Layla is immortal as well as Roth so they get to spend eternity together. Full review to come soon! Do you see it you guys? Just look at it in all it's glory not: I think I prefer this one: I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars. Dec 04, Claudia rated it it was amazing. The small village of Ivy Hill is filled with characters that will become dear to your heart. Most are selfless and each has their own very distinct skill set and interests, and even the most cantankerous ones have their lovable side.
While having multiple story lines, this book focuses on Mercy Grove, a schoolteacher who has lost her school. Thirty-one-year-old Mercy had almost given up hope of marrying for love, but would she settle for a marriage of convenience? After so many years without a suitor, how would she now manage two? These questions will keep the reader turning pages along with the many questions about Ivy Hill's newest resident, Madame Victorine, the new dress-maker.
She doesn't appear to be at all what she presents herself to be. Julie Klassen places her readers right into the s, feeling the jolting rides across the fields and the wet walks through the village. She helps them feel like they are a member of the Ladies Tea and Knitting Society, and causes them to root for love to win in many different circumstances.
I highly recommend The Bride of Ivy Green. I thank NetGalley and Bethany House Publishers for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I was under no obligation to provide a positive review, and received no monetary compensation. Dec 08, Miranda Atchley rated it it was amazing Shelves: And while this was the last book in the series and you got that feeling of the author tying up loose ends, there was still suspense that kept me guessing and introductions to some new faces.
I love that the story offers happy endings and some that come in unexpected ways. Jane was a lovely heroine and I was glad to see her happy and reconcile with her father. I really came to like Mercy in this novel and continually guessed at which suitor she would chose. Her character and the bits of her past that are portrayed in the book added a whimsical element that added an extra layer to the charm of Ivy Hill. All in all, The Bride of Ivy Green was a charming end to a lovely series.
Fans of Regency fiction will enjoy a final trip to Ivy Hill to see the happily-ever-afters of endearing characters. All opinions expressed in this review are my own. Thank you to Bethany House and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this lovely finale to a charming series. Dec 08, Doreen rated it it was amazing. I really enjoyed returning to Ivy Hill.
As I read, the storylines from the prior books came flooding back because the characters are so memorable. I am glad that their stories continued in this book. Ivy Green is a charming village with people of various class levels. Mercy and her aunt showed remarkable grace when I really enjoyed returning to Ivy Hill. Mercy and her aunt showed remarkable grace when Helena and George moved into their family home. I especially like that everyone has a chance at love in this series.
I found it delightful. The writing draws you in and it feels like you become part of the village. I would highly recommend this book and this series. Thank you to Bethany House for providing me with a free e-copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Tales From Ivy Hill Book 1: The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill Book 2: The Ladies of Ivy Cottage Book 3: The Bride of Ivy Green Nov 06, Meghan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Her former gentleman Gabriel Locke returns with big news on the intention of marriage and moving away from Ivy Hill putting Jane in a difficult predic This book was received as an ARC from Netgalley and Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. Her former gentleman Gabriel Locke returns with big news on the intention of marriage and moving away from Ivy Hill putting Jane in a difficult predicament.
Now, with new directions for most of the women in Ivy Hill and new women arriving, whom can they trust and who will be the new Bride of Ivy Green? I can definitely see this becoming a new drama either TV Series or movie that the audience can relate to just like some of the Jane Austen classics. This was the type of book you wanted to keep on reading to find out what happens to each of the characters and of course the answer to the major question, who is the bride of Ivy Green.
We will consider adding this book to our Christian Fiction collection at our library. That is why we give this book 5 stars. Nov 26, Linda rated it it was amazing. Julie Klassen brings her Tales from Ivy Hill series to a satisfying close with this endearing tale. I enjoyed reconnecting with characters from the earlier novels as well as meeting new folks in this charming hamlet.
Though I would be hard-pressed to choose a favorite character, it's impossible not to have a soft spot for Mercy as she bravely forges a new path. Romance, intrigue, and the bonds of friendship intertwine in this Julie Klassen brings her Tales from Ivy Hill series to a satisfying close with this endearing tale.
Romance, intrigue, and the bonds of friendship intertwine in this multi-faceted story, engendering a multitude of emotions as I read. I was captivated from the opening scene to the sigh-worthy conclusion.
Don't miss this delightful novel. Disclosure of Material Connection: I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Dec 09, Martha rated it really liked it. I totally enjoyed this final conclusion to the series by Ms. It had, as the others, a feel of the Austen type era. The story had several characters, and if you were not careful, you were lost for a second and had to refresh where you were. I found myself rooting for one family, and then another when a new character was introduced.
It was one of those winter evening type books that you just want to savor. If you enjoy a good story, fairly accurate seeming to the time period, you should p I totally enjoyed this final conclusion to the series by Ms. If you enjoy a good story, fairly accurate seeming to the time period, you should pick up this whole series. It is quite enjoyable! Dec 03, Kelly Hodgkins rated it it was amazing. This one picks up those threads and creates a beautiful tapestry with them. We are introduced to several new characters including a new dressmaker and prospective grooms of Miss Brockwell.
I love village stories, full of delightful people and multiple storylines, and this is a prime example. To share more of the journey would be to give away the delight of experiencing it first hand but I can say it adventurous, interesting, moving and heartfelt. Life is never straightforward with easy decisions, Julie Klassen captures the tension of decision-making beautifully and brings God in lightly but wisely.
I highly recommend it, five out five on the en-JOY-ment. So this one took me awhile to get back into. I felt like I was drawn to Mercy the most and hated everything that was happening to her. Would she ever have a child As the story progressed there was a lot of twists and turns. It did drag a little and I did wonder if all my questions would be answered. And there was at least two HEA! Dec 13, Rachel rated it it was amazing. I loved this whole series! The characters are so likable and the stories are woven so well throughout the three books.
I also love happy endings and I love that all the characters got one. Dec 06, Sarah rated it it was amazing. This was a great third book. It wrapped up most of the plot threads nicely, and left me wanting a fourth book. Dec 16, Erin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Loved the wrap-up to this series! Nov 29, Amanda Holmes rated it it was amazing. I felt like some aspects of the story kind of dragged on and I would of enjoyed some of the other characters like Justina having more of the limelight in this story, but over all it was a very satisfying ending to the series!
I love that new characters were introduced and that there was plenty going on. I highly recommend this series! Nov 20, A. Heath rated it really liked it Shelves: The Bride of Ivy Green is the happy conclusion that fans of the series have been waiting for. We're back to the cozy Regency setting with the friends that we had made in the previous books. Klassen has several surprises and unexpected turns in store for the readers. The drama unfolds at a steady rate, but I couldn't help feeling like it was stretched thin compared to my favorite Klassen novels.
But I appreciated the solid gospel message weaved into the storyline. I was not compensated for this review or required to give a favorable one. Alyssa rated it it was amazing Dec 16, Bethany rated it really liked it Dec 14, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Julie worked in publishing for sixteen years and now writes full time. She blogs at http: Julie and her husband have two sons and live in a suburb of St.
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