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Friday, August 15, 2014

Book Review: Severed (Starwalkers Serial Novel #1) by Lizzy Ford, Julia Crane

Severed (Starwalkers Serial Novel #1)
By: Lizzy Ford, Julia Crane

Kindle Edition, 59 pages
Published February 1st 2014

by Guerrilla Wordfare & Valknut Press

Two sisters with special gifts and an unbreakable bond ...

Cyena and Tyana were born to powerful parents who are among the ruling class on their planet. Their lives are pampered but isolated, constricted to the city walls in which they were born.

Fun loving with a rare but powerful mind power, Tyana is accustomed to being treated like a princess and using her influence to get anything she wants – including protecting her sister from the elders and students who look down on her. The opposite of Tyana in most ways, Cyena’s second-class mind skills make others view her as a blemish on the family bloodline. No one but her sister believes in her.

They don’t know that a war is brewing, until it erupts. A class war tears their perfect world a part, leaving them helpless, alone and worse –severed from one another.

Each girl will risk her life to find the other, and each will be challenged to hone her powers in order to survive environments unlike any they’ve ever experienced.

Severed is part of a serial novel and only about fifty-nine pages in length, but what a jammed packed action filled fifty-nine pages it is. Cyena and Tyana are sisters and part of the powerful ruling class. They have lived a life of comfort and with the exception of the ridicule Cyena is subjected to because of the lack of manifestation and ability to use her powers, they have always been cosseted and protected. 

Through a series of thought provoking events the sisters come to realize all is not what it appears and they set off to investigate finding more than they ever imagined or bargained for.

The world building is very well done, the characters are likeable and intriguing, and the story increases in momentum with a jaw dropping edge of your seat ending. The tale is presented much like a television series and leaves you hungering to find out what will happen next in the upcoming installment and with the exception of this being a very short read, Severed is a fun and exciting adventure. I am definitely looking forward to reading what happens next. Even though this book is a very short read, it is very well written and there is so much that occurs without seeming rushed or poorly structured that in my opinion it warrants the five star rating, where normally I might have given it four stars based on the brevity of the tale. I won this book in a giveaway.

5 Sheep


About the Authors:

Lizzy Ford
Lizzy Ford is the author of over seventeen novels written for young adult and adult paranormal romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling Rhyn Trilogy, Witchling Trilogy and the War of Gods series. Considered a freak of nature by her peers for the ability to write and release a commercial quality novel in under a month, Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring.

Lizzy’s books can be found on every major ereader library, to include: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords. She lives in southern Arizona with her husband, three dogs and a cat.

Julia Crane
Julia crane is the author of the Coexist: Keegan’s Chronicles. She has a bachelors degree in criminal justice. Julia has believed in magical creatures since the day her grandmother first told her an Irish tale. Growing up her mother greatly encouraged reading and using your imagination. Although she’s spent most of her life on the US east coast, she currently lives in Dubai with her husband and three children.

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