"Sorry, Lady!" The apology accompanied the collision, but the force of the impact wasn't what threatened to take Daughtry to her knees.
She would have cursed had she been able, because she'd broken her first rule of survival: always look down.
The little girl and her mother walked on, the brief moment of contact meaning nothing to them and everything to her.
Purple sparks that only she could see burst from her palms, clouding her vision. Nausea burned the back of her throat, and her legs went rubbery.
Daughtry's life falls apart two days before her wedding day when her fiancé leaves her. At this point she also gains the ability to see a person's death the moment she touches them. It makes it impossible to have any personal relationships and she ends up depressed and turning to alcohol to ease her pain and worries. She feels her life is over. However, when she has hit rock bottom she bumps into John, an old friend from her life before. He comes back into her life and just at the right time. That night she is attacked by a group called the 'Dalshie' the bad guys and complete opposites of John and his people the 'LexTals'. They take Daughtry into their society and try to protect her and teach her how to control her powers. Whilst there she meets and falls in love with the gorgeous and sexy Cody. Their magic bonds and becomes stronger than ever until Daughtry is kidnapped by the 'Delshie'. Cody and his fellow LexTals rush to save her in time as their connection is weakening. But finds that he has been betrayed by somebody that should be caring for him instead of hurting him.
Phoenix Rising by Elise Faber is fast paced with lots of action. The magic powers of the characters in the book were interesting and I liked that each person had different skills of magic.
The love story between Daughtry and Cody is a complicated but wonderful one and as a reader I got swept up in their story. I would recommend Phoenix Rising to anyone who likes romance mixed with magic and a dash of action.
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available formats: ebook and print (344 pages)
published: October 2014 by Blue Tulip Publishing
genres: fantasy, romance
read: April 2015
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