Thursday, December 27, 2012

Review and Giveaway of Elder by Raine Thomas!!!

Clara Kate is one of the eight beings needed to activate the Elder Scroll, an ancient artifact causing tragedy and darkness on the Estilorian plane. She knows that her focus needs to be on finding the final piece and stopping the evil Mercesti, but Ini-herit isn't making it easy.

He’s working closely with Clara Kate on the quest to stop their enemies…too close for her comfort. His presence serves as a constant reminder of the love they shared on the human plane, a love that he no longer remembers at all.

Her life and the lives of those she loves are at risk, and she knows she has to put aside her personal problems. So far on their journey, she's endured heartbreak, terror, pain and loss. She’s even been brought to the brink of death.

She thinks things can't get any worse.

She's wrong.

Ok, I'm going to try not to gush too much about this book.  I don't want to give too much away, so NO GUSHING!!!

This book made me sad for two reasons.  The first is because it's the last book in the series, and I hate reading the last book of a series.  Trust me, I haven't read the end of Breaking Dawn, as the thought of saying goodbye to Edward is almost too much for me.  Also, when I met Raine, she was editing the Daughters of Saraquel series, and supported her through this series as much as I could.  I feel like I've been apart of the Estilorian journey from the beginning, and love the characters that I've gotten to know and love.  

The second reason it made me sad was Clara Kate.  

She is heartbroken.  

She loves a man who does not remember her, or what they shared together.  Ini-herit, or Harry as she calls him, returns to the Estilorian plane from the human one and goes back to his normal self.  Which is feeling nothing; he knows they shared something, but just can't remember it.  Anytime he comes close, it disappears on him.

Throughout the book, it's one adventure after another.  They go on the hunt for the third and final piece of the Elder scroll, determined not to have the Mercesti leader Eirik get it for himself.  This is a journey Clara Kate has to do herself, and with her family, she has the support to do it.  

My favorite part comes with Zachariah.  We meet him in the first book of the series, and I absolutely love him!!  He is just too funny at times, because he is so clueless at times.  What happens with him made me extremely happy, and it was so deserving.  For someone who for so long didn't think he was worthy of anything, it was perfect!

I will miss the adventures of the Estilorians, and the love they have for their family.  Because that has been the one common thing with all the books.  The love for family.  I am beyond happy that I can go back and visit them time and time again.  

Great job Raine!!  As always!!  Can't wait to go on the next adventure with you, whatever it may be!!

In all of my excitement, I forgot to put the links for the book so for amazon, B&N and Goodreads.  Here they are below:


Brief author bioRaine Thomas is the award-winning author of a series of YA fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorian plane, including the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy and the Firstborn trilogy. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer's Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing or glued to social networking sites, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.



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Raine Thomas said...

What a lovely review, Jess--thanks so much! I'm thrilled that you agreed to be a part of the Elder launch. :)

Grandma said...

Love the "not too many spoilers" review,I ain't read it yet..but boy will I,Love me some Estilorians!

Jess's Journal said...

@Raine, it was an honor, and I can't wait to see what journey you take me on next!!!

@Grandma, oh... you have no idea!!!!

lisa said...

I complete agree Jess. I will miss all these guys, the good thing is books can be re read over and over. I cried for more than one reason when I turned the last page

Jess's Journal said...

@Lisa, I know... I will miss them dearly, as I've grown to love them all! I cried at the end of Shift... totally heartbreaking for Zachariah!!!!

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