Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Gryphon Series by Stacey Rourke

The Conduit The Conduit (Gryphon, #1)
Author Stacey Rourke

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Synopsis

All 18-year-old Celeste Garrett wants is to head off to college and make those fun, yet ill-advised, choices college kids are known for. And maybe to spend some time with the hot cameraman she just met. Instead, because of a pact her ancestors made in the 17th century with a mythical creature, she has to save the world.

While normal kids are slamming energy drinks and cramming for exams, Celeste will get her adrenaline rush fighting a fire breathing dragon. She wants to meet friends in the quad to exchange lecture notes, but first she must exchange blows with a shapeshifting demon on the rooftop. Life isn’t always fair for a superhero, but at least she doesn’t have to do it alone. With her brother and sister as sidekicks, they alternate between saving lives and getting on each others’ nerves. Together the trio encounters unspeakable odds, mystical forces and comes face-to-face with an image that will haunt them forever—their grandmother in a leopard print bikini.

Okay, little side note here. If a psychopathic killer asks if you want to see a trick, say no. That’s the smart thing to do. I, on the other hand responded with "Bring It" THE CONDUIT

4.5 Stars
Celeste and her siblings have just moved in with their grandma in Tennessee, now strange things are happening and they are about to get stranger. After pricking her finger on a Gryphon Statue they begin getting abilities and find out about their destiny to save the world. Finding out what they are meant to do is just the beginning figuring out how to do it is a whole other story.

Celeste is trying to understand who she is and her new role, but while doing that she doesn't allow anyone to tell her what to do even when it gets her into trouble. And between her and her siblings they are trying to save the world and not go insane in the process.

I enjoyed the world created with interesting characters and a great plot line. And then there's the FUNNY parts and I'm not just talking hahaha I'm talking rolling on the floor laughing so hard you're in danger of peeing your pants, kinda laughing. When things are looking at their worst for our hero's they don't get scared they get candid throwing out lines to make you laugh left and right. Loved this book excited to see where this series


Embrace (Gryphon, #2)Embrace
Author Stacey Rourke

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Synopsis

Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Laugh-out Loud Series of 2012 & Author of the Year 2012 to Stacey Rourke! 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.



Our 4 Star Review

Celeste is trying to live a normal life because being the chosen one....well it sucks. But while her siblings, Kendall and Gage, are settling into their new lives Celeste is trying her hardest to adopt the hermit lifestyle. Too bad for her everyone in her life is trying to "help" break her outta her shell, and part of that is getting her to date again. Because after the Alec fiasco she has no desire to get involved with anyone else, but sometimes life has ways of throwing someone special your way even when you least expect it. But with new people comes new danger, who can she trust and who will betray her when she least expects it?

Had fun learning more about the story and seeing where things could go. Definitely fell in love with Caleb and his sexy Irish brogue. Rowan and his pirate swagger were fun to watch too. Seeing everyone interact and try to do what is right while having fun and cutting more world class jokes makes this an awesome addition to the series.


Sacrifice (Gryphon, #3)Sacrifice
Author Stacey Rourke

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Synopsis

Celeste Garrett has finally found a happy balance in her life as the Chosen One, thanks in large part to a certain hunky Irishman. But if there’s any lesson she should heed since receiving her calling it’s that everything can change in the blink of an eye. Soon a terrible new threat, unlike anything she’s ever encountered, causes her to make a gut-wrenching choice that will strip her of someone she holds dear.

As much as she’d like to have a pity party for one, there’s no time for that now because wedding bells are ringing in Gainesboro! In between dress fittings and rehearsal dinners Celeste will have to fend off attacking demons and leering pirates. As if the Dark Army wasn’t scary enough our heroine is faced with the horrifying trauma of attending a bachelorette party with her mom and watching Grams do Jello shots. Is a walk down the aisle even possible for a member of the Garrett family when the Dark Army is out to destroy them? More importantly, will the Dark Army Glee Club sing at the reception?

Raise your glass to the happy couple, and get ready for a wedding…Conduit-style.

Rating 4 Stars
Celeste is finally happy with how things are going in her life as the conduit, of course that has allot to do with a certain hottie who is now her boyfriend. But just when things are finally going right everything goes wrong and she is left with a choice that could break her. But there's no time to break down, when there's a new threat and everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Including times that should be happy like a wedding (yay for Gabe)

More fun times in this one. Loved seeing Celeste get a taste of happiness and Caleb is so perfect for her he keeps her balanced and made her see that there was a way to have your destiny and happiness at the same time. Seeing Rowan in his good and bad lights you get to see more of who he is and what motivates him. Having fun seeing everyone grown and of course more fun times like batchelorette parties with an unexpected stripper!! ;)

Ascension (Gryphon Series #4)Ascension
Author Stacey Rourke

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Synopsis

 From best selling and award winning author Stacey Rourke comes the heart-pounding continuation of the acclaimed Gryphon Series.

The turning point of the Gryphon saga is at hand …

Battle looms. Three unstoppable forces prepare to clash in a colossal explosion that could wipe Gainesboro off the map. Fate and a sacred calling have landed nineteen year old Celeste Garrett in the middle with nowhere to run.

Her trust wavers as she uncovers dark secrets of the Council, powerful enough to test her loyalty and turn her against those she swore to protect. Playing to the longing of her heart, a malevolent enemy uses her weakness against her to form an alliance.

With the trumpets of war about to sound, which side will the Conduit choose, and who will be left standing?

Our 4 Star Review

This one is the Big War things are finally coming to a head. You finally get answers to allot of questions, and Celeste truly becomes who she was meant to be. With good is always bad it's all about balance.

I enjoyed most of this one but near the end became confused as to what was going on. You see and understand more than ever before, but you also get a glimpse of what going to happen in future books, because yes there will be more!! Seeing their love triangle, more Glee Club moments, and yes even Tinkerbell there's more to this great series with bust a gut laughing time!!! Very excited to see more of this series in the future.


2 comments:

  1. You should take a look at her two Novella's belonging in the series:) The second Novella A Pirates Tale is about Rowan and explains a lot about the man!

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  2. Thank you for reviewing the series! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

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