Thursday, August 22, 2013

Review: Embrace, A Gryphon Series # 2 by Stacey Rourke



5 out of 5 Stars

Embrace (The Gryphon Series,#2) By Stacey Rourke

Celeste is the chosen one, the conduit for the mighty gryphon. As the chosen she has to destroy the Dark Army led by an evil countess. But being a superhero isn’t that easy, and with demons always trying to kill you, a normal life is not possible. Celeste also has to come to terms that she can’t take on the world alone, and needs to confine in her brother and sister.

As demon after demon pops up around her she is having a difficult time knowing who to trust and who not to trust. And then there is Alec, her ex now apparently a demon seeker. She tries her best to find a way to save him, but runs into more twist and turns in her life. When she meets Caleb all her skills and knowledge is put to the test. Will he betray her too?

Pumped full of action and intriguing. This was a phenomenal read from start to finish. Stacey Rourke has developed some interesting character that I just could not get enough of. Celeste is a fighter, but she is also just another girl like us. It’s when normal and supernatural meets that Celeste is really put to the test. She struggles to find normality and soon balance. Caleb was just, OH MY, dreamy doesn’t even covered it. But I am secretly still hoping the pirate Rowan can make things a little more unbearable.

The plot have a lot of twist and turns and as a reader I started to second guess everyone and playing the detective with Celeste. I loved how things played out in the end, did panic a bit, but it ended super. Stacey Rourke also insured that I burst out laughing a few times; Celeste is just an awesome girl with a lot of spunk. Rourke’s writing style was hip, easy and wonderful to read. A well deserve 5 stars from me and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one. I recommend this to all.

Quote from the book: “Get off me!” Gabe ordered, but couldn’t shake my death grip from around his neck. “No! Not until you get rid of it!” I screamed. “Turn into a lion and eat it! Or Shred it! I don’t care, just make it go away!”




Title: Embrace; A Gryphon Series Novel
Author: Stacey Rourke
Category: Young Adult Fantasy, Humor
ISBN 13: 978-0-9855385-0-7
ISBN 10: 0985538503
Publication Date: April 20, 2012
Distributor discount: 55%, book is returnable
Page Count: 208
Type: Trade Paper, Perfect Binding
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Language: English

Blurb -

Whether she likes it or not, eighteen year old Celeste Garrett has come to terms with being the Chosen One. She knew having a “normal life” would be tricky, between intense training sessions and epic demonic battles, but she didn’t know at what cost it would come. That is, until a dear friend is harmed by the malicious forces hunting her. Now, she’d like nothing more than to retreat into a hermit lifestyle to prevent anyone else from getting hurt. But startling revelations, amazing new abilities, and mortifying moments in front of insanely hot guys won’t allow time for that. Soon, Celeste finds herself surrounded by darkness and wondering who she can trust—if anyone.







The Gryphon Series is written by Stacey Rourke. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, drooly dogs. Stacey loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this series as well as other literary projects. The Gryphon Series is available wherever fine books are sold. Visit the author at
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