Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Featured Author: The Morgan Sisters series by Suzy Turner


Adopted sisters Lana Beth and Emma Jane are polar opposites, but when the same strange 'tattoo' suddenly appears and winds its way up their bodies within days of each other, they soon realise there's more to their relationship than they could ever have imagined.
Sent off to London for two weeks of 'work experience', the Morgan Sisters soon find themselves being initiated into the ancient Praxos Foundation, one that protects the innocent while fighting evil, both human and supernatural.
At the same time, Lana Beth and Emma Jane must also investigate why the sweet but sometimes pesky ghost of Josiah Grimshaw just won't leave them alone.


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My Review:(Book 1)


*I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Emma and Lana are adopted and on their 16th birthdays, strange things happen to them-dying bodies, new found powers, tattoos appearing overnight, talking ghosts and the chance to visit London for work experience. Now they discover that they are part of a secret crime-fighting group with superpowers, and the girls are tasked with helping a ghost to cross over.

I really like the way that the author blends a good plot with characters that you can't help but like. Lana is the impulsive and loud sister and Emma is the quiet and serious sister and they blend well together. Josiah, the ghost, is a sweet and kind boy who gradually requires more help to solve his problems as the book progresses and you feel so sorry for his situation. The characters that come in during the story are good-best friend Scott, the love interests, Eleanor and Wilbur who run the society so well, the mentors and the other crime-fighting teenagers who help Josiah. And we meet Daisy who features in the novella between books one and two, which I have also read and liked. There wasn't anyone that I didn't like in this book. Even the creepy Skull gang, their enemy, added lots of interest to the book plot. The writing style is simple and effective, taking you along for the ride and keeping you interested in learning what is happening alongside the girls. It is uncomplicated and not over descriptive. The characters are nicely developed and you care what happens to them all which can leave you a bit emotional for them at times!

The book is not all action ninja crime-fighters, despite the girls new powers. It is more of an introduction to the society and to the girls and their family history. Despite the lack of lots of all out action scenes, the book does not seem slow or boring at any time. You are learning a lot about the girls and their powers and watching them building relationships with their new friends. I also like the British setting for the book, reading about places that I have actually visited myself! I could see the London skyline and the places they visited quite easily in my head. I think it helped to add a bit of realism to the story for me, seeing how excited the girls were to get to try life in the big city.

I don't really have any negatives about the book. It is very enjoyable and easy to read. It will appeal to anyone who enjoys a character driven YA paranormal plot. There is a slight touch of innocent romance, no bad language or sexual content and suitable for all ages.

It will be interesting to see what direction the next book in the series takes, and I will certainly want to see what happens next. 

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When tragedy falls upon 15 year old Daisy Madigan, she escapes to the only place she feels safe, the cemetery of Abney Park. There, in the company of the dearly departed, she realises she is changing, growing stronger and faster by the day. But in the darkness lurks a terror even she can't imagine facing.

Daisy Madigan's Paradise is a Morgan Sisters novella. Check out The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw, the full length first novel in the series.


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My Review:(Book 1.5)

*I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Daisy's world collapses when her beloved mother dies and her distraught father falls into alcoholism and vanishes. Forced to live in the nearby cemetery, Daisy communicates with the ghosts that reside there. But there is something evil there, hunting and damaging ghosts and looking for human prey like her-the Skulls. Her new found superpowers may be all that keeps her alive.

This was a very sad and touching story which I got quite emotional about when I was reading it. Poor Daisy is only 15 when her life as she knows it ends. First the bullying at school, then the loss of her parents. You can't help but feel for her as she struggles to survive with only her friend Jack and the lovely shop owners who take pity on her. It is great to get the back story on the character that we first meet briefly in The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw. You start to recognise events as the story starts to join Lana and Emma's quest to help Joe, which was nicely written.

Daisy's character is beautifully written and really does tug at the heartstrings, especially with the events surrounding Jack. The poor girl has so much to deal with in a short period of time-and I wanted to jump into the book and tell her that things will get better for her! I liked seeing the ghosts again, and Daisy's mission to help them cross over was a nice touch as you wait for her to discover her destiny.

This was a really good novella which adds a bit of depth to the world that we are introduced to in the first book and I certainly want to see what happens in book two!

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It's been a couple of months since Emma and Lana entered the Praxos Academy and life has been hectic ever since. What with regular A level classes combined with learning all about the supernatural world, control classes, self defence and fight night, the girls are constantly busy.
But when their world seems to stop right in front of them, they and their fellow Watchers, have a huge mystery to solve. A mystery which will lead them on a long road trip across south west England where they will meet all kinds of strange creatures, some intent on causing harm and others desperate to put a stop to the problem.


Where can I buy this book?

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/317159 

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