My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I sought out Michelle myself, because I had been following her on facebook, and reading about her books, and I found them all enticing. I also ‘love’ her name. And so, I went to her on my own, and offered up my services, and she was ready for the ‘dare’ if you will. I allowed her to choose which book we would review, giving her the benefit of exposure.
So let’s learn about the “The Azure Kingdom” shall we?
Alison Wescot’s mother died, and left her an antique store. This didn’t impress Alison much, to her these were just lame antiques, and all she had left of her mother. She fidgeted around, looking at the items, and sulking. A customer came upon a box with a key inside, and a letter from her mother. Alison was puzzled, because she could’ve sworn she knew every inch of this store.
The letter from her mother explains of another realm, and the fact that her father never did leave her. Ali is baffled as she reads this, it is just so much to take in. This other world, the death of her mother, and now learning her father never left her. She is the daughter of Rafe Pine? The thoughts were just racing through Alison’s head. And the realm could be found in her mother’s closet. This seemed so unreal, like a dream, or even a fantasy.
Later that day, Alison races up the steps in her home, two at a time, to see if this even remotely real. And she learns the fake wall, is in fact real. She isn’t sure if she wants to, or even should do this. But we all know, eventually she will.
And the day Alison finally walks through the door, and enters “The Azure Kingdom” is the day her recurring dreams turn into a reality.
She meets Lucas Azure, the kingdoms elite guard and whose only purpose is to protect his people and their territory. Lucas is the youngest of the King’s four children, and of course- the deadliest. He knew once Alison appeared, he had to protect her at all costs. And he knew, one day, she would arrive.
This book, was everything I wanted it to be, and more. Which Michelle promised me, it would fascinate me, and satisfy my every need. It did just that, and more. “The Azure Kingdom” is a whole new style of read for me, and a definite five star read. I loved how the realms came into play, it was very unique, and would make for a great movie! I could so visualize this perfectly, and loved reading it, that I am certain I will be rereading it again, that is just how much I enjoyed it!
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