Blood and Stars

Pub Date   |   Archive Date 01 Oct 2017

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Blood and Stars is the fifth book in Jaime Lee Mann’s Legend of Rhyme series. It continues Ariana and Asher’s story started in the first book but also expands the universe out to follow multiple other story-lines, each one connected but not necessarily in the same time period. As such, it reads very much like a collection of short stories, before bringing them together in the finale. This format works particularly well as the individual stories are quite different; but my favourite part of the way the novel has been written is the fact that each section begins with a poem (rather befitting of the series’ name).

The poems are a rather enjoyable method of summarising key information relevant...

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<b>The series has definitely matured since it first began five books ago and I've loved being a part of it and seeing the writing, the plot and the characters all mature to the point that we're at now.</b>

It had been a little while since I read a Legend of Rhyme book and I love that there is both a character guide to help bring you back up to speed AND there are lovely little rhymes at the beginning of each 'story' to remind you of what has happened previously.

The author's introduction mentions that she reads each and every review left for the series on Goodreads and Amazon, and in response to these she decided not to end this book with a...

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Finally, after leaving everyone on tenterhooks, the fifth book in the Legend of Rhyme series is here. Blood and Stars by Jaime Lee Mann continues on from the tense ending to book four, finally resolving a lot of loose ends. With all the favourite characters from the series, this book transports readers back into the fantasy world of Coraira for more adventure and magic.

Blood and Stars is split into four stories, which eventually all merge together in an explosive climax. Firstly, as expected, the main characters, twins Ariana and Asher, have found themselves separated from each other once again. With Ariana destined to rule Coraira, legend suggests that Asher will be the opposite – a...

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Blood and stars by Jamie lee Martin.
Thirteen-year-old Ariana Caine has woken in Coraira, and is torn between finding her brother Asher and learning how to rule the magic realm while Calla is under a protection spell. Beneath the sea, Starla the mer-queen is bringing her apprentice, Teagan, to the Chamber of Memories to learn more about her parents. But when Starla is beckoned by one of the Ancients, Teagan is approached by a stranger, who promises to lead her to her mother and father. Meanwhile, the sea witch and her sisters are poised and ready to usurp the queen’s reign, and will stop at nothing to gain her powers. On top of it all, Elora, the infamous witch who has caused so much...

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*Honest review for Arc*

I have followed this book series from the very beginning, each story developing the characters I have learned to love and expanding this new immersive world with each adventure. You root for the good while hoping the bad changes their hearts, you love the adventures while hoping there will be another, and you laugh at the antics of a pair of mischievous pixies! Continue this series please!!!
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I really enjoyed myself in this book. The story just pulls you in and only lets you go because either you finished the book or you have to take care of your primary needs (like food or sleep). Because these books aren’t too long, you can just read them in one sitting and you can also start with this book in this world because there is a guide in the back, but I would recommend the first four books as well because I adds more to the story. And with that said, I am really keeping my eyes out for the next installment in this magical series.
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Ariana awakens at home but she finds her twin missing. She really wants to find him but the queen of their land is in a coma and may not recover. She's next in line for queen, so she has to stay home and out of trouble. At least that was how it was supposed to work out...

Blue Moon Publishers and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you). It will be published September 12th.

This series is all fantasy. There are sprites, fairies, mermaids, octopuses, and more mixed in the magical people's world.

One mermaid is trying to contain a certain family so she can use their powers for her gain. She's also insane which becomes apparent as the story goes...

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This was not my favourite book in the Legends of Rhyme series, but it neatly tied up a number of threads from the preceding four books, and set things up well for the coming sequel.
The book is divided into four short stories, each of which starts with a poem of rhyming couplets which introduce the story, and lay out some of the back history.
The first story revolves around Elora and Asher. The overarching theme here is the nature of evil. Are people born evil? If someone is told they are evil, do they need to become so? Can a person change their destiny, their soul? While a young Elora and Asher are in the Dark Realm, Ariana, Freya and Sibley in Coraira are trying to rescue...

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Blood and Stars is the best from the Legends of Rhyme series so far. The author’s writing ability has gone up a notch.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Considering this is children’s fiction events take quite a dark turn. 

Blood and Stars is a bit more complex than the other books in the series and all the more enjoyable. 

There are a few different storylines in the books that gradually converge into one and different narrative viewpoints. The storyline was easy to follow.

Blood and Stars is a great read.
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I feel like Blood and Stars is Mann's best - and strongest - work so far. It In this book, we are introduced to the realms within the oceans, to fascinating new characters, and despite the characters being separated by time and space and worlds, Mann impressively manages to bring them back together to wrap up this arc in a satisfying manner.

Overall, Teagan's arc felt the most developed in terms of plot and characters. In comparison, Asher's arc felt the weakest and least feasible, whereas Elora's was a nice mix of the two. Ultimately, I think Elora's story - and a redemption of sorts - shone through in how it offered hope that despite how dark things may...

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