Alex and Anne end up working in Washington D.C. at a Catholic Church. A new anti-religion group is gaining momentum and becoming much more violent. Alex is positive the Dark is behind this new group and sets forth to stop them. During her investigation, she meets up with a Secret Service Agent who was injured during one of the attacks. Alex finds herself fighting new feelings as she starts to fear what her role in this war will do to the ones she most cares for.
The Dark challenges those who accept the Lite in all forms;most are physical, some are not, but they are all a matter of life and death. Salamor, the Dark Myst, is putting forth Vandor’splan to permanently keep the balance in favor of the Dark. Lite Sentries protect the lives of people who have the blissful ignorance of not knowing the danger from which they areprotected. Humans live their days in showing acts of Lite but witnessing the growing influence of the Dark is hard to accept.
Rupert Dullz isn’t very happy. His grandmother’s coffus is getting worse, school is boring and there’s nothing to do on his days off but rake up endless piles of leaves. Everything in Graysland is, well, gray, and every day is just like the one before it, and the one before that.That is, until a strangely dressed man named Pie O’Sky swoops out of nowhere in his multicolored bagoon and offers a special reward to whoever can open his mysterious door.
A straight man in a position of authority discovers that he has a liking, no, a need, for pain and sexual humiliation when he is a prisoner of war. In the second story, back home and employed in law enforcement, he seeks out those very needs.
Without warning, the Dark is starting to tip the scale to rule over the humans. God needs to activate a new Lite Sentry. This chosen human is asked to battle the Infiltrators and Demons the Dark is sending to Earth.
Osiah has a special insight to the Dark and is asked to train the newly activated Lite Sentry. Alexandria Johnson, who goes by Alex, is a 17-year old high school popular student who dresses in Goth attire. She has two best friends; a male classmate who is a recovering alcoholic and looks to completing an Ironman as a coping mechanism and another classmate whose mother left her as she lives with her abusive father. Alex accepts her new role in life to help maintain the balance between the Lite and the Dark. She grows from learning her role to actually understanding what is asked of her. Along the way she is introduced to a whole new world containing Angels, Demons, and others who are knowledgeable in this war.
Their marriage might be the key to their freedom… Raina Merrick wants only one thing in life—to be free of her father’s ruling hand. Then the husband she barely knows walks back into her life and what she once considered important suddenly falls apart. He’s little more than a stranger, but ignites an undeniable passion in her. Focused on making their relationship work, she plans for their freedom… but her actions may ruin the very future she’s trying to build.
A Gen-Heir to her assassin father’s legacy, Katria Nachemir will do almost anything to find the person responsible for murdering her mother and sister. Even become an assassin herself. In exchange for a deeper investigation into their deaths, she agrees to be a member of an Intel Guardian team, despite knowing the path is the last one her father would wish her to take.
It’s New Year’s Eve in Graysland, but when the final second fails to come Rupert Starbright finds his entire town frozen in time. Rupert and his school crush Rainn Evertree must travel to the Land of Annum to retrieve the stolen second from the nasty and evil Epoch. They will travel a wild, imaginative, and musical world where all the characters of the Zodiac join Rainn in helping Rupert in his most colorful and challenging adventure yet!
Firstly, I just adore the book cover. Like I can keep it as my lock screen, it is sooooo cute. Rupert is adorable and totally unboring. Now let us get started on the book. Though this is the fourth book of the series, it is the first one that I read and while there are plenty of mentions of past events, it just made me want to read all the previous books instead of feeling confused in this one.
And my general approach for children’s books is to go with the flow and as such, A Nick of Time kind of hindered that because… the premise is that the world is frozen. So, yeah, no going anywhere and no flowing anywhere. But Rupert is unfrozen with his cute crush Rainn Evertree. They must go through an adventurous journey to make things go back to before.
The story is much more complex though, Rupert likes Rainn but since they’re the only ones that are unfrozen, it gives them time to bond. They travel to the Land of autumn to get their hands on the stolen second. All the zodiacs, as mentioned on the cover are going to help them on their journey.
Writing for children’s books has to be really imaginative and engaging which is what this book had. It was descriptive, kept the imaginative juices flowing and painted a vivid and colorful picture of the adventures undertaken. Even the characters introduced at different stages were well thought-out.
Ravens In The Rain centers around Pru and Carney, she’s a woman with a past, and he’s a man with no future. Down on luck and down on love, they meet over a game of chance at an off-strip Vegas casino, and Carney wonders if Pru’s sparkle is what he needs to lift him from his darkness. He doesn’t even mind that she swiped a hundred-dollar bill from an old cowboy. It excites him.
While Pru, disillusioned by her sparkle, is now accustomed to the cynical disposition of vagabond life. She’s not looking for a one-night stand; she’s looking for survival and sizing Carney up as a comfortable solution, for the moment. When she finds out who he really is, she’ll ante up for the game of her life. This romantic noir is a turbulent flight; like dating in the 21st century, it’s dangerous and daring.
What happens when an American girl of Eurasian descent finds herself suddenly immersed in all facets of her Armenian ancestry? “Destiny of Dreams” follows the true story of a teenager and her grandfather, retracing loving, learning, and terrifying footprints of the past. While survival remains center stage, love and courage must emerge, or all will be both lost and forgotten.