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Skye has no idea what they Dark Saturday Frieda Klein Series 6. An emotional wreck who I can completely relate to in so many ways. Personally to me she resembled a true senior in college, full of emotion, stress, lust and love. Fighting the urge between focusing on school work versus focusing on boys. Trying to stay optimistic when times get rough.
Hanging out with good friends and worrying about them all the time. She was a joy to watch and I loved reading all her thoughts. There's no way to get to know a character more than knowing their deepest thoughts. I can't wait to see her after she turns 22, I am wondering how much she will change.
Overall, this book gave me great joy. It also brought me back to thinking about my college years and that wasn't so long ago.
I wouldn't know how I would have reacted if I were in all of these characters shoes. It just makes me want so much more! I need more and I need answers or I am going to explode. Anna Applegate did such an excellent job with writing this novel. I am extremely happy to have been given this new joy in my life and I can't wait to read more. She made me so invested in these characters, I am dying to sink my teeth into her next two books in this series! In life you often find out things about the people you love that you have to learn to "accept" even if you don't initially understan "One of the most beautiful qualities of friendship is to understand and to be understood.
In life you often find out things about the people you love that you have to learn to "accept" even if you don't initially understand it. I think Ariya learned this lesson in book 1 of her trilogy. Ariya is your average college girl, who enters her senior year and learns some life changing things about herself and those around her. This new understanding brings her closer to some of the people in her life I liked this book because it truly showcased this tight knit group of friends that protected each other, no matter what.
It is always refreshing to read a book where you love more characters than you dislike : This book was filled with an amazing group of "supporting" characters. Throughout this novel I found myself wishing I had a group of friends like this when I was in college Will Ariya be able to handle it all and keep those friendships when all is revealed?
Enter James He transfers into Ariya's college during Ariya's senior year and turns her world upside down. After a string of disappointments in her dating life, she was content and resigned to finishing out her senior year enjoying her friends while being single. However, one look at James and those well made plans are up for debate. James quickly becomes a staple in her core group of friends. The more time Ariya spends around him the more she is drawn to him, and the more the attraction grows. She waits for him to advance, yet they seem to take 2 steps forward and 3 steps back.
Will this attraction go anywhere or is it one-sided? With the arrival of so many new students transferring in during their senior year, not all of them fit in with group. Devon, at first glance is extremely attractive, yet he is just as much an enigma. Although he seems to have ties to Ashley, he can't take his eyes off Ariya.
Although she does her best to stay away from him, Devon plays a huge role in the life changing events that soon overtake Ariya and those she has grown to love. If you want to know the answers to the questions I posed, I suggest you read Protected for yourself : It was definitely a fun and interesting paranormal read that kept my attention, and has me looking forward to what happens next in book 2.
I would definitely give Protected by Anna Applegate 4 out of 5 stars! I like how Anna Applegate has added her own unique twist to old folklore about the creatures of the night as well as how not all things dark can't be truly light. I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side. Firstly I would like to thank Anna Applegate, author of Protected for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this fabulous book.
Here we meet Ariya who was content with her life; she has awesome friends who love her and care for her with a to-die-for best friend Caroline who supports her always, no matt I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.
Here we meet Ariya who was content with her life; she has awesome friends who love her and care for her with a to-die-for best friend Caroline who supports her always, no matter what. Everything was going well in her life till the day when a mysterious boy came to her small town university and she gets attracted towards him. Everything sounds normal right?
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But the catch is that everything is not what it seems and the shocking revelation is that Ariya herself has some powers that runs in her blood!!! What will happen when Ariya learns that the dangerous creatures that are just a myth are real for sure and what will happen when her life gets intertwined with these creatures? How will she save herself from this grave danger and from the life threat? Will the friendship of her and her true friends get shattered?
How will you react when your life gets upside down? Let me answer one of the questions. The creatures that I mentioned are none other than Werewolves and Vampires but let me assure you that this story is not a Twilight copy though to some extent the blurb gives such kind of hints. This book has an awesome story-line and it is not at all like any other vampire or werewolf genre book. The action scenes are great and I loved the developed characters very much. The main lead is funky and full of life which I really loved and then we got to meet many sexy boys who have hearts as well, yup you heard me right!!!
I loved the total concept of this book and the fast-pacing really made this an interesting read. The twists and turns are great to enjoy and the suspense made me crazy. Over all a great read which includes strong friendship, true love, passionate romance, heart-stopping action, chilling suspense and so much more. So dive right into it and enjoy!!! View all 3 comments.
Apr 30, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: ibbb-year2. After reading the synopsis I was intrigued. I will say I loved this book! It really kept me on my toes and made me want to keep reading it. I could hardly put it down! I think I read it in 24 hours! Ariya is in her senior year of college.
She has a great roomie and bestie Caroline and she has been feeling more emotional as of late. She starts noticing strange things happening around her after the arrival of 3 strangers on campus. She is intrigued by them as well as what is going on around town. I am so impressed with Ariya! She seems to be taking everything in stride even though the hits just keep coming.
I am pretty sure I would have had a major freak out by about mid book. I love her relationship with Caroline and also Riley. They have such fun together and their antics make me smile. Caroline is a girls best friend. It seems no matter what comes up she is always there to comfort, get angry, or cheer Ariya along.
I have much frustration with James and Riley. My mouth was agape when Riley introduced Ariya to Helen especially after what he previously said to her. Talk about a quick recovery. It would take me a while to get over that. Then all the cold, hot, cold from James? I would be on emotional overload. I really just want to cry for her and knock some sense into these guys! This is my first book by this author and i will eagerly be digging into the next book in the series. I loved the writing! It was engaging and kept my interest.
The story was exciting and very secretive! The characters? Thank you for this wonderful opportunity! Her roommate and best friend, Caroline, came back from summer break with a new beau, Nick. Ariya's other best friend, always-there-for-you-big-teddybear-shoulder-to-cry-on-guy Riley, introduces her to a new transfer student, James.
Could he be a new love interest for Ariya? With his confusing signals Ariya is an emotional roller coaster. The depth of the characters pulls you in and make you really care about their feelings. Aside from vampires and werewolves, this book is a story about friendship and how much stress and secrets that fragile friendship can handle before cracking, or making the bond stronger.
Will forgiveness and understanding prevail? It is simply amazing! The well crafted plot is captivating and kept my pages quickly turning, I literally couldn't put it down! I made myself turn out the light at 5am in hopes of getting at least a couple hours of sleep of course all I dreamt about was James! I couldn't wait, I've already started Awakened, the next book in the series! The storyline is amazing, there are a few editing and formatting errors, but look past that and it's a five-star book!
While reading this book, I believe that I became more confused as the story went along. The characters that were written, although they were older all adults they also had that teenager sense about them? It could have been better, but writing is one of those you grow as you learn. I do look forward to reading what she has in the future, because she left the story with a bit of a cliffhanger. Review provided by Crystal's Many Reviews After Twilught I generally avoid vampire and werewolf combination books as I feel I have 'been there, done that'.
This, then, was a surprisingly good read. Nothing like a vampire and werewolf story you expect. The fact that they were vampires and werewolves was almost incidental. The characters were well written and I quickly got to know and like them. I felt some apprehension when the dreaded I was given this book to read ahead of the ARC copy of the second book in the series, Awakened as a R2R. I felt some apprehension when the dreaded love triangle reared its ugly head as I liked both James and Riley but the angst soon ended with the introduction of another character as a love interest.
Thankfully the new character was again well written and fitted in nicely. There were a few minor editing errors but nothing to detract from the story. This was a very good book with a well developed plot line that was easy to keep track of as new information was gradually introduced whilst keeping my attention.
I couldn't put it down and am now anxious to get to the second book. I was given this book in exchange for a honest review LOP I have to admit that this started out slow but in a good way, you got a lot of the character dynamic which made me want to keep reading. Ariya is staring her senior year and feeling very emotional, her best friend Caroline, came back to school with a new boyfriend that wants to transfer to be close to her and Riley drops a bomb on her about his true feelings. She meets and is very attracted to James who has big secrets he is unwilling to I was given this book in exchange for a honest review LOP I have to admit that this started out slow but in a good way, you got a lot of the character dynamic which made me want to keep reading.
She meets and is very attracted to James who has big secrets he is unwilling to share yet. Ariya's life is put in danger from Devon and now the truth must come out, vampires and werewolves are real!! James, Caroline and Nick must protect Ariya with their lives.
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I am very glad I have the second book because the wait to read it would have driven me crazy! I received this book in exchange for an honest review LoP or Lovers of Paranormal. Ariya went from being a college student on the verge of graduating to an Innocent, savior of the vampire race. She learns that she is the only living creature who can save a vampire from a true death True Blood reference haha.
As if this wasn't enough to deal with, she also falls deeply in love with her Protector and struggles with her feelings of inadequacies, compared to the supernaturals who are fated to pro I received this book in exchange for an honest review LoP or Lovers of Paranormal. As if this wasn't enough to deal with, she also falls deeply in love with her Protector and struggles with her feelings of inadequacies, compared to the supernaturals who are fated to protect her.
But Ariya doesn't realize that her courage and selflessness are even bigger gifts than her blood. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. Ariya is a normal college student, has great parents, and a good life. Then things start to unravel. The book occasionally was a tad bit slow and sometimes felt a little "Twilight" to me, but on the whole I completely enjoyed it. I was anxious to read the second book, which is always a good thing!! Thank you! Jan 27, Danni Dicks rated it really liked it.
I was offered this book in exchange for an honest review. First of all, this book has no chill — and I mean this in the best way possible. I know right? Ariya is a college student whose first two years seem rela I was offered this book in exchange for an honest review. Her best friend Caroline is protective, out-spoken and looks after Ariya in every way possible. In comes James, the stranger who befriended her best friend Riley oh Riley!
Hokay so, as I said, this book has absolutely no chill whatsoever, it goes from like Flash was in charge of the whole thing. I felt like I was kept on my toes the entire time, each chapter just begging me to turn over to the next page and of course, once you start a chapter you have to finish it. Can we start with Riley? Im going to anyway. Caring, loyal, funny, protective and ridiculously good-looking of course!
Riley needs more book time, I really hope he gets more in the rest of this series. Reminding me of the reasons that I fell in love with this genre! I did a solid session and I have no regrets. I absolutely looooovvvvveeeedddd this first book in the series and I cant wait to read the next ones!
I want to start off by saying that I absolutely love paranormal reads. Especially those that have a mix of the paranormal characters.
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Like vampires and werewolves or add in some witches or even some new characters that are not your normal everyday paranormal. With that being said, I really did like this book. Not what I expected out of an adult romance. In this book Ariya Adams is your normal everyday college senior. She is starting off her senior year with her best friend Caroline. They have been friends since freshman year. As you read the story you are giving clues about Caroline that point to her being something other than human. It was a nice build up to the reveal that Ariya's friends are vampires. As the story moves on Ariya is torn with feelings for a transfer student named James.
He acts like he likes her but then he won't make any moves on her. Mean while she is being stalked by a creepy guy named Devon and her best guy friend Riley is secretly in love with her. All this leads to a little bit of the high school drama I talked about. Then Ariya finally finds out the truth, when James blast from the past comes back. She discovers that she is special, of a royal bloodline and she is in danger. Her friends are really her protectors.
Can they save Ariya or will Ariya fall into the hands of the enemy out to get her? I liked the build up of the story and how it flowed. I did not get bored or stray from the book. The characters were interesting and entertaining. This book does have a lot of action and suspense in it. It is a page turner for sure. Like I said before, I got more of a young adult vibe from the story than an adult vibe. That may change in the next book.
But hey I love young adult books, so this was no big deal to me. I also loved the aspect of deep friendship that is displayed by Caroline and Ariya. It is a strong bond and draws you into the story. James and Ariya have a deep connection as well and the chemistry is there, but I did not feel it was explored enough. Maybe we will see more of that in the next book. When characters have good chemistry, I get butterflies in my tummy reading the scenes between them. In this book I only felt a twinge of that, but not a lot to excite you. Overall I think the book is a great read with a great story line.
The build up is nice and steady and it has wonderful engaging characters. The book will hold your attention and end with you wanting to continue in Ariya's journey. If you like PG paranormal then this is for you. May 20, Ashleigh rated it it was amazing Shelves: Protected by Anna Applegate is the first book in her new series Ariya Adams Trilogy, and it was a phenomenal read. A thrilling paranormal suspense roller coaster this book will keep you on your toes from page one until the last lines.
Following the story of Ariya Adams, who is just entering her senior year of college and just wanting to get done with school while hanging out with her friends. Her life was going according to her plans until she met James Rymer, who her attraction to is so strong Protected by Anna Applegate is the first book in her new series Ariya Adams Trilogy, and it was a phenomenal read.
There is a pull coming from him that makes her whole body want nothing more than to just be in his presence. But strange things are happening all around her, situations keep happening where she is noticing that there may be something more to her life than she originally thought. Being a smart, independent woman has always survived her well, but now having to depend on James is getting easier and easier, but can she trust her feelings about him? Can he keep her safe? Will she be able to trust James when she needs it or will the news that he has to tell her be the end of her budding love for him?
Applegate is a new to me author, and I am so happy that I picked this book up. After reading this story all the other books made allot more sense. Applegate has a unique voice that makes her stories really just pull you in. If you are looking for a great new book by a wonderful author than this is definitely a book that you need to pick up!
May 10, Liz rated it really liked it. Ariya Adams is just your typical senior in college, trying to have a great last year of school with her friends and make some lasting memories. The two build a fast relationship as friends but there is more boiling just under the surface, regardless of what the two think at first. This is where I decided to mark this book four stars.
I like the characters, and the concept for this paranormal romance book. However, a Ariya Adams is just your typical senior in college, trying to have a great last year of school with her friends and make some lasting memories. However, at times I found it hard to connect to the story line and with the characters. They seemed to really be immature for college students, and this complicated the story line for me, in the sense that I had a hard time wanting to keep up with them. I was however pleasantly surprised with how the book wound up with the introduction of the mystery behind Ariya.
She has no idea that she is about to find out what she finds out. And no, I am not going to go deeply into what this is because it was one of the best parts of the book for me and I feel it would be a disservice to ruin that for readers. I will say that I was impressed with the way Anna Applegate incorporated the werewolves and vampires into the story. It was done in a new way and I found it refreshing personally. Especially since I am almost at the overfull point of vampire books. This one stands out among the crowd though and by far is the main reason I stuck out the slow beginning and immature characters.
I had a feeling it was going to go somewhere good, and it did! I will warn you it is a cliffhanger of course, given it is a trilogy. I will definitely give the other two a one click so I can find out what is to come next and how the series will wrap up everything. Also Anna Applegate is a completely new author to me, and I enjoyed her ability to add the personalized spin on things like I said before, it just really stands out among the crowd of werewolves and vampires meeting the romance genera. May 18, Ashleigh rated it really liked it. Protected is the first book in the Ariya Adams triology, which follows college-student Ariya and her life in a small Michigan town.
Rather than focus on what they are, this book looks deeper into who the characters are and the relationships they form with each other. So I had high hopes for Protected and I was not disappointed. I liked Ariya as soon as I met her and immediately became intrigued by her story. So often we read a story of a small-town character longing for the big city and so seeing Ariya content with the life she has was fun to read. The rural setting made the whole plot seem more mysterious and creepy and definitely made me think twice about walking outside alone at night time! All of the characters in this read are interesting and I think we can all agree, James more than anyone else.
May 16, Laura Furuta rated it it was amazing. The story has plenty of mystery and had me wondering what was going to happen next. It is the story of Ariya Adams. She is starting her senior year in college and is looking forward to spending time with her friends and finishing school.
When she meets James Rymer she finds herself attracted to him and experiencing a pull that makes her want to be near him. Ariya also finds herself trying to understand the strange situations that she finds herself in. Ariya is a character that I loved reading about. She is a smart, independent woman. As the story progresses, you find that there are secrets and revelations that are revealed. Ariya finds that there is a lot she needs to understand as well as emotions that sometimes overwhelm her.
She also finds herself and her friends in danger. Decisions must be made when threats arise. Who is threatening Ariya and her friends? Will the evil plans being put in motion succeed? I also enjoyed reading about James Rymer. He is such an interesting and mysterious character.
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