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Thursday, August 23, 2012

{Review & Giveaway} Ruby by Amanda Burke


by Amanda Burke
Series: Ruby (#1)
Pages: 174
Source: TBG Tours
Available as of June 29, 2012

During the Salem witch hunts, an evil witch named Natasha Sullivan tricks a demon into confining himself inside an enchanted music box. She casts a spell that foretells that the demon will emerge in an unknown time in future after the birth of a child known as the Lumen Child. This child’s destiny is to bring light to the planet and Natasha knows that if he is killed then darkness will prevail. Natasha’s identical twin Sarah, discovers what her sister has done. Although she cannot break the spell she casts her own prophecy. It states that three witches known as the Triple Enchantresses will be born in the same time as the Lumen Child and they will be his supernatural protectors. The girls are not sisters, yet they will share a common destiny. Ruby is the story of the first witch and how she very nearly dies before discovering her true identity. Having grown up unaware of her powers, she is rescued by her loving grandmother who is also a white witch and taken back to the family estate where she learns everything she can about what her future holds. Ruby is the first in a four book series.


My Review:
I was swept away by the first sentence and didn't want to put Ruby down. Amanda Burke held my attention with her captivating first book in the Ruby Series.

Ruby has grown up without a mother and no knowledge of extended family. The only person she knows is her father. Until one day he is murdered and an attorney hands a letter to Ruby telling her about her grandmother. If she wants to survive, she better find her quick. 

I fell in love with the story from page one. It was fast paced when necessary but slowed down when things needed more time to develop or explain. I loved that Ruby had a gracious, loving demeanor. The only negative thing I have to say about this wonderful story is the ending left me feeling like something was missing or rushed. It ended abruptly with little explanation of how it came to be. 

Overall, Ruby was an awesome novel that left me dying know what happens next. I can't wait for book two! I highly recommend Ruby if you love witches. Fun read! 

PLUS a $10 Amazon GC!

FTC Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.  I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion.  


izz said...

yes, I believe that everyone has their own destiny and it's up to their choices they make in life.

nurmawati djuhawan said...

i believe in destiny...u just can only wait :p

Anubha said...

yep i do believe in destiny... :)

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