Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Review @LRWLee - Resurrection of the Phoenix’s Grace by L.R.W. Lee (Andy Smithson #4)

Resurrection of the
Phoenix’s Grace
Andy Smithson #4
by L.R.W. Lee

Goodreads blurb:  When Andy landed back home, little did he realize the hunt Abaddon would initiate to capture and punish him for thwarting his plans for eternal life for yet a third time. Meanwhile, when Methuselah unexpectedly extends in Mom's hand while in Texas, something it has never done for him, it triggers more revelations about her past.

After a frustrating and, at times, terrifying year, Andy returns to Oomaldee and joins Hans’ quest to locate the only surviving heir to the throne of Cromlech. In the process, Andy and company discover the Giant’s Ring, the center of Cromlech’s healing powers, has been destroyed by Abaddon’s evil sorcerer. While unthinkable, the situation grows dire when Andy finds that the phoenix who rose from that land millennia before has returned to be reborn and the evil mage has trapped her inside the decimated Ring. Without the freedom to collect the materials she needs to build a pyre, she will die. Andy knows failure is not an option for he needs a feather from this phoenix as the next ingredient to break the curse.

With the clock ticking, will Andy and his friends free the phoenix in time? Will they be able to fix the Ring and restore Cromlech’s healing powers? Will Andy collect a phoenix feather?

About the Author:  Since the age of eight, L. R. W. Lee wanted to write a children’s book, but felt she did not have anything significant to share; she sought to change lives while entertaining. A degree in Accounting did not provide riveting fodder for a best seller, so she waited. Over a decade, she founded and grew a company, during which, she worked closely with a mentor from whom she learned uncommon thinking that changed her life. After selling her business in early 2012, she had time to write and, more importantly, something significant to share.

L. R. W. Lee lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband, daughter and son.

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

***Received the ebook in exchange for an honest review

The cover definitely represents the book, and I think it would attract teens to pick it up if they are into fantasy type books :)

This is the fourth book in the series, and while each book is standalone, I think the readers would get more enjoyment if the series is read in order because of character building and dynamics between the characters is so much better if you know the characters from the beginning :)  This is definitely YA appropriate even for the middle grade students.

This story picks up where book 3 leaves off, and there is plenty of action, mystery, puzzles, old friends, and new friends to keep you entertained throughout.  L.R.W. does a great job with her descriptions where the pictures and scenes jump into your head, and I also like that she mixes plenty of humor and silliness in because it is just how students behave in real life :)  She also builds great lessons and morals into each book making it a richer read for the young people who read it.  Diligence, Courage, and Commitment are definitely things I want my son to see both in the real world and the things he reads.  I do not like to give away what happens, but you can know that this book like the others is Andy’s adventure into getting the next ingredient to breaking the curse.  There are plenty of battles and bad guy action throughout.  I can’t wait to see what happens next in this series.

I recommend this series to YA fantasy readers especially if you have read any of the series so far and enjoyed it, you will want to continue with the series :)

Interested in reading???

See my review of Blast of the Dragon’s Fury (Book 1)
See my review of Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning (Book 2)
See my review of Disgrace of the Unicorn’s Honor (Book 3)

Interested in reading the Omnibus of Books 1-3

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