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Sacrificed (Ariya Adams Trilogy #3) by Anna Applegate – Review by Jenni Bishop

Sacrificed (Ariya Adams Trilogy #3)Sacrificed by Anna Applegate
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sacrificed (Ariya Adams Trilogy) by Anna Applegate is part of one of the best paranormal series I have read this year. This is the last book in the trilogy and boy it packs a punch. ​I love this  series and ​the ​vampires that are the main characters. The suspense and mayhem, action and twists make it hard to put down. Just who are the bad boys and who can be trusted? This engaging story holds your attention and the world Anna has created is easy to imagine. Love and friendships are those that you can relate to and you become invested in the characters. Ariya finds what she needs to hopefully rid the world of evil but in doing so she finds out the truth of just where it will leave her. Realising keeping her fate to herself is the only way to keep those she loves safe.

Don’t look any further this is the paranormal story for you.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Sacrificed (Ariya Adams Trilogy, #3) by Anna Applegate – Review by Heather Bass

Sacrificed (Ariya Adams Trilogy #3)Sacrificed by Anna Applegate
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the third and final book to the Ariya Adams Trilogy. This has been my favorite paranormal romance of this year. You will have to read the first two books in order to read this one. I was hooked to this book right from the first page. This book starts right where last one stopped. You can’t help but to fall in love with these characters one last time. It only took me a few hours to devour this amazing ending to an awesome series.

Ariya Adams is on a mission with her friends to destroy the greatest evil that has ever been created, Audrey. They all travel to a place where it all began to see if they can get some answers. Ariya knows that she need to find the weapon that will destroy Audrey once and for all but where can it be? Ariya is also having problems with her heart. She is still in love with James but she doesn’t want to put him into danger so they are just friends. Ariya finally finds what they have been looking for but she has to hold on to a secret until the right time. She also doesn’t know who she can really trust. Ariya is the key to end this war once and for all no matter the cost. She will do anything to make sure that she protects the ones she loves Will Ariya destroy Audrey or will Audrey destroy everything she holds dear to her heart first?

I absolutely loved this book. I am so sad that it is the end. The storyline has it all romance, mystery, suspense, and love. You will fall in love with these characters all over again. Ariya is stronger than she has been before. She knows that she needs to end this war once and for all. Ariya is deeply in love with James still but she wants to keep him safe. James is still protecting Ariya with his life. He loves her like no other but he needs to do his job. You will also love the secondary characters as well. They bring the story to life especially Riley. He is funny but he can also be serious when he needs to be. This amazing author will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. The ending left me in complete shock and I can’t wait to see what this author will do next.

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Sacrificed (Ariya Adams Trilogy #3) by Anna Applegate – Review by Sheri Schrader

Sacrificed (Ariya Adams Trilogy #3)Sacrificed by Anna Applegate
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sacrificed by Anna Applegate is the third and final book in the Ariya Adams trilogy. I highly recommend reading the books in order because the story continues from book to book. The story is supernatural, action, and romance rolled into one. There are werewolves, vampires, and all sorts of other supernatural creatures. The main characters are back in this novel. Ariya, James, Caroline, Riley, and Nick are all trying to learn to trust to continue and succeed in their journey. The group has made some poor decisions in trusting the wrong people in the past. Audrey is back and more of a problem than ever. Can the group finally rid themselves of herself once and for all? Ariya also has her own challenges to face without drawing James into the challenge.
The book is well written and the characters have continued to develop through the series. I had a hard time putting it down because the story had drawn me in. I enjoyed this book and the entire series. I will continue to look for more from Anna Applegate in the future.

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Sacrificed (Ariya Adams Trilogy #3) by Anna Applegate – Review by Tracy Manderson

Sacrificed (Ariya Adams Trilogy #3)Sacrificed by Anna Applegate
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sacrificed (Ariya Adams Trilogy #3) by Anna Applegate
5 out of 5 stars
Sacrificed is the final installment of the Ariya Adams Trilogy Join Ariya, James, Nick, Caroline and Riley as they conclude their journey together through the toughest trials they’ve yet to face. The characters are well written and the way they play off each other you would think they are real. The plot was great and the writing was easy to follow.
Ariya Adams has a powerful ability that has protected those she loves from every danger they’ve faced. With Audrey, a powerful and malicious being on the loose and determined to overrun the supernatural world, Ariya and her friends are on a mission of vital importance they must find a weapon that can destroy the most dangerous evil the Protectors have ever encountered. The problem is, they have no idea who they can trust.
But, that’s not the only complication though. Ariya has a life-changing secret and must carry out her own mission without her Protectors finding out especially James, who is already watching her every move.
With Audrey closing in, there’s no time to question the magnitude of the sacrifice she’ll have to make to save her friends. Will she save them in time? Can they finally accomplish what must be done and stop Audrey? Or will she succeed in destroying everything Ariya holds dear once and for all?
Even though Ms. Applegate said this was the final installment I thought the story ended in a cliffhanger. This was a great Trilogy and I highly recommend it.

 

review by @tracym

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Awakened (Ariya Adams Trilogy #2) by Anna Applegate – Review by Tracy Manderson

Awakened (Ariya Adams Trilogy #2)Awakened by Anna Applegate
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Awakened (Ariya Adams Trilogy #2) by Anna Applegate
4 out 0f 5 stars
Awakened the Ariya Adams Trilogy is book two written by Ms. Applegate and the second book that I have read by this author. I really enjoyed reading more about Ariya and James and the gang. The characters are well written, and I still enjoyed the storyline, but I thought the story just dragged on…. I mean don’t get me wrong there were some great scenes that made me feel a-part of the story.

Ariya Adams only recently discovered the supernatural world is real, and that world wants something from her. Her blood. Her unique ability to heal both werewolves and vampires with only a few drops gives Ariya a great power. However, that power has put her in unfathomable danger.

James, her sexy vampire boyfriend and Protector, has done well keeping Ariya safe in the past. When a new, more powerful and manipulative evil comes into play, it may prove to be more than they can handle, especially when their forbidden affair makes Ariya more vulnerable to the deceptive new enemy seeking to control her. Her grasp on reality will be tested and twisted as she battles to save James, her friends, and herself.

Despite her determination, she will be faced with a pain greater than she ever imagined. Even the most powerful abilities have limitations, and this time, the power of her blood might not be enough to save those she loves most.
Will her Protector/Boyfriend keep her safe? Can Aryia win the battle when her reality is being tested? If all else is lost, will Ariya survive?
I enjoyed this story and cant wait to read the conclusion to this trilogy…

review by @tracym

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Protected (Ariya Adams Trilogy #1) by Anna Applegate – Review by Erin Davidson

Protected (Ariya Adams Trilogy, #1)Protected by Anna Applegate
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Protected is the first book in the Ariya Adams trilogy, wrote by Anna Applegate. First off I just want to say how cool the author and the main character’s names are; I absolutely love alliteration in names.
Anyway, back to the book. Protected follows the story of Ariya’s senior year in college, where not everything is quite what it seems. Turns out the hot new guys are vampires, and werewolves, and Ariya is stuck right in the middle of it.
I had an issue with the pacing of this novel, and general clichés that are really common in YA urban fantasies. But it was the pacing that really threw me off when reading. During action/fight scenes that sentences were very fragmented and disjointed, rather than keeping the flow of the book and increasing the tension and action.
All the twists and turns were very obvious from the beginning. And some of the choices that Ariya made, had me literally screaming at my kindle asking Ariya what she was thinking. Why didn’t she just write or text important information, if she was worried of being overheard?! So many problems could have been solved this way, but I understand that if she had done this, then I wouldn’t have had such a fun time watching all her misfortunes play out. Kind of like when you watch a horror movie and you’re yelling at the characters not to go downstairs, but they do it anyway.
This book was a lot of fun to read, as it reminded me so much of The Vampire Diaries and all of its vampire shenanigans. I look forward to reading the next two books in the series over the following weeks. I give this book 4/5 stars.

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Awakened (Ariya Adams Trilogy #2) by Anna Applegate – Review by Jenni Bishop

Awakened (Ariya Adams Trilogy #2)Awakened by Anna Applegate
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Awakened (Ariya Adams Trilogy) by Anna Applegate is the second book to this great series. This story continues on from the first book where vampires and wolves are fighting for our protagonist. One side wants to protect her and the other want to use and abuse her. But when evil take her, protecting her turns out to be more than they thought possible. The action and mystery, fear and heartbreak, suspense and horror continue as the sides fight it out. The story is fast paced and will have your heart in your throat as you navigate this exciting and wonderful read. This story has romance and friendship but still provides everything paranormal. I love the main characters and have became invested in them. Awakened is just as good if not better than the first book which leaves me excited for the last book in the trilogy. I love all things paranormal so sign me up for the next one.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Protected (Ariya Adams Trilogy, #1) by Anna Applegate – Review by Jenni Bishop

Protected (Ariya Adams Trilogy, #1)Protected by Anna Applegate
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Protected (Ariya Adams Trilogy) by Anna Applegate is the first book to this exciting paranormal series. I absolutely enjoyed this story where the paranormal exists, vampires and wolves provide lots of action and mystery, fear and heartbreak, suspense and horror. The story is unique and a very exciting read and is not like all the other vampire stories out there. This is a YA story but still provides everything that a paranormal person would love regardless of age. Anna did a great job in writing great characters that you quickly became attached to and she has done a wonderful job in creating this world that you can easily immerse yourself into. Protected is very much a bite your fingernails and is a definite page turner, leaving you wanting more and looking for the next book so you can continue the journey. I highly recommend this book to all of you who love all things paranormal.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Protected (Ariya Adams Trilogy #1) by Anna Applegate – Review by Tracy Manderson

Protected (Ariya Adams Trilogy, #1)Protected by Anna Applegate
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Protected (Ariya Adams Trilogy #1) by Anna Applegate
5 out of 5 stars
Protected is an Ariya Adams Trilogy written by Anna Applegate is the first book I have read by this author. I love reading about vampires and werewolves all paranormal books actually. So when I read the blurb I grabbed it and I wasn’t disappointed the characters where well written with their quirky ways and easy banter. The plot was really different in a good way with few surprises thrown in. The way Ms. Applegate described the scenery was amazing.
Ariya Adams thinks she’s a normal college Senior she has no idea she’s descended from blood so powerful and rare that her life is infinitely more precious than any ordinary woman’s especially to James Rymer.
James knows she’s anything but a regular college student and enters her life and stirs up feelings she can’t explain. He becomes a part of her world almost overnight, but Ariya senses he’s hiding something, and she’s determined to figure out what it is.
When “normal” becomes a thing of the past and fantasy enters Ariya’s reality, she’s soon faced with dangerous revelations, the least of which is that everyone she loves has been keeping secrets from her. With a paranormal evil she’s only beginning to comprehend threatening her and her friends, Ariya will have to choose between duty and love. Through it all, she’ll learn to never underestimate the power of blood.
I highly recommend this story and can’t wait to read what happens in Awakened. I do have to warn you this story ends in a cliffhanger.

review by @tracym

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