Phoenix Rising (Phoenix #1) by Elise Faber (Review by Kristin – #NerdGirlSoldier)

Phoenix Rising

Title: Phoenix Rising (Phoenix #1)

Author: Elise Faber

Published Date: October 6th 2014

Genre: Paranormal Romance


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A dangerous man with piercing green eyes.

A powerful ability that is rearing out of control.

Daughtry stumbles into a world where magic is real and the possibilities for her future are greater than she’s ever believed possible.

But the road to that future isn’t easy to navigate.

As she engages in a wrenching game of give and take with Cody, the man who’s gripped her heart in his sexy-as-hell fist from the moment she’s met him, Daughtry must decide whether she’s willing to risk it all — heart, mind, and magic — to take a chance on the man she loves.


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Kristin – #NerdGirlSoldier’s  Review***
Paranormal books have always fascinated me, and Phoenix Rising was no exception. While I feel the book started out slow, once it got rolling my attention was grabbed and I couldn’t stop reading. Daughtry was an interesting character. She has powers and visions she can’t control and doesn’t understand why or how to use them. I enjoyed watching her grow into her powers and visions, as well as finding her self-worth. I would have liked to have known more about her past; why she was kidnapped, when she got her first vision and why John played a big role in the break up with her fiance.

Cody is incredibly complex and well developed. He can’t figure out the pull Daughtry has over him until later and when the aha moment happens, I couldn’t help but laugh at the deer in the headlights expression I’m sure he was wearing. Cody grows just as much as Daughtry does, but I feel that his growth happens much slower than hers. It worked for his character and I enjoyed watching him discover that love is possible.

The book overall is very good. I enjoyed it immensely and hope to read the next book. There is a cliffhanger and lots of questions that are left unanswered. I hope you’ll pick up a copy and take this magical journey.


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  • SuziSummer

    I love a good paranormal romance! Terri mcneal

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