Monday, February 6, 2017

Book Blitz, Review & Giveaway: SeQuence Aligned (The Heart of the Ocean, Book 2) by Lorraine M.L.M. @authorlorraineM

Title:  SeQuence Aligned (The Heart of the Ocean series, Book 2)
Author:  Lorraine M.L.M.
Genre:  Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Publisher: Lorraine M.L.M.
Release Date:  February 1, 2017

From the Back Cover:

Alessia and Dante’s love has blossomed. Their Sequence of Hearts is sturdier than ever, but the shield that protects Tuscania is weakening and an invasion is imminent. Everyone knows Alessia's new-found power is the key--especially Alessia. Unfortunately, the energy inside her is unstable and expediting her training could have devastating consequences. But that's exactly what must be done.

Whisked away to a secluded training facility, Alessia is forced to put aside all distractions, including Dante, to fully focus on the Sequence of Peace.

But power always comes at a price. When Dante falls deathly ill, Alessia abandons her training to go to him, but she never makes it. Instead, she's kidnapped and dragged outside the shield where she's more helpless than she was back on Earth. As the captive of a vengeful madman, Alessia has only her wits and her will to save herself and the world she's come to cherish.

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My Review:


As much as I enjoyed the first book.... the second book blew me away! It was phenomenal!

We find ourselves back in the magical kingdom under the sea, where SeQuence rules. Alessia has begun her training and finds herself becoming a pawn by more than just one player in the game. We get an inside look at some of the fearsome foes plaguing this otherwise peaceful land... and a glimpse of life outside the shield.

Although this book starts off a bit slow, it really picked up starting with Chapter Four. I almost think that the author could have done away with the majority of the first three chapters. From that point on, however, I found myself completely hooked. I didn't want to put the book down! In fact, I snarled at more than one person for interrupting me as I devoured the pages.

Lorraine M.L.M. had already completely won me over in the first book with her poetic and sensual writing style. This book, however... was so much better!!! This author has an incredible ability to capture and convey emotion that will leave you with non-stop tingles or leave you on the edge of your seat wondering what's going to happen next. From the non-stop action to the wonderful romantic tingles as we explore the deepening feelings between Alessia and Dante... This book is going on my list as one of my favorites of 2017.

For fans new to the series, I strongly suggest you begin with the first book. This is not a standalone novel and you'll be missing out on so much if you don't read the first one. However, for those of you worried about starting a series that isn't finished... this author doesn't leave you with any pesky cliffhangers. There's still a lot more to look forward to, but the ending was beautifully written and extremely satisfying.

So if you're a fan of Young Adult Fantasy Romances, I strongly suggest you check out this series. It's original story line, incredible world-building, poetic prose, enthralling descriptions, and memorable characters make this a must-read! As for me, I'm going to be anxiously awaiting the next installment in this series. I rank this a 4.5/5... dropping a half point only for the slow beginning. Other than that, this book was AWESOME!

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About the Author:

Lorraine M.L.M writes young adult romantic fiction. Her love for reading prompted her passion for writing. She loves all genres of romance but has a special and inherent interest in Fantasy/Romance in particular uplifting and thought provoking fiction. Her YA Fantasy/Romance debut novel, SeQuence was shortlisted for the 2015 Love Stories New Talent Award. When she’s not writing, she can be found gazing into the distance thinking about writing.
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