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Friday, September 5, 2014

Madly by M Leighton--A Review


Madly is your average nearly-eighteen year old girl—for a princess, that is.

Madly James is thoroughly enjoying her internship in the small town of Slumber when the unthinkable happens—there’s a prison break in Atlas, the magically-protected home of Madly’s race. A traitor has set free eight Lore, the spirits of what humans know as fairy tales, and they are making their way to Slumber to awaken their descendants. 

In order to save her home, the lives of her family, and all of humanity, Madly must learn to wield her exceptional powers and recapture the Lore before it’s too late and all is lost. But Madly’s only help are her two best friends and the Sentinel, Jackson Hamilton, that threatens both her heart and her destiny. Madly has loved Jackson as long as she can remember, but he is the one thing even a princess can’t have. Can she resist love to become the queen she was fated to be? Or can she find a way to have both?

This novelette introduces you to Madly and prepares you for the quest of a lifetime


Fantasy/Romance, 57 pages long.    I got this read for free and I think it is still free.   Check it out if you like fantasy, youth, a little kick of romance.    This is Book one (short prep story) of the Madly series.  Basically this short story sets the reader up for what is yet to come.

M Leighton has a good writing style and the storyline/plot was ok.    Characters were not so great.   As teenagers, immaturity is to be expected as is self centeredness.   Madly encompassed both in her personna.   I think I will need to read the second book in the series in order to form a fair opinion.   This short story just wasn't sufficient to provide me with enough of the story to really satisfy my thirst.

I rated this a 3 wink read.    Maybe I should stick with novels, rather than  short stories.   I want so much more in what I read.

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.

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