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The Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery Series By Claire Luana – Review by Laura Furuta

The Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery SeriesThe Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery Series by Claire Luana
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery Series
By: Claire Luana
5 out of 5 stars

This is a series that I loved reading. It has all four of the stories in the Confectioner Chronicle series that are fun and entertaining to read. It has wonderful characters that I fell in love with and wanted them to succeed in whatever they did. There is action, danger, romance, and suspense in these books. There are times when I was turning pages wondering what was going to happen next. I loved the character of Wren. She is strong, intelligent, and independent. Her story is one that pulled me in from the very beginning and didn’t let me go until I read the final page of the final story. This is a YA fantasy novel and I loved how the books included magic and mystery. Besides Wren, there are other characters that I grew to care about and enjoyed reading about them and their interactions with Wren. Many of them are helpful to her. Then there are those with their own agenda what will do anything to make their plans and agenda happen. Don’t miss out on an exciting series that you won’t be able to put down. I highly recommend it. The stories that are included in this set are The Confectioner’s Guild/The Confectioners Coup/The Confectioner’s Truth/The Confectioner’s Exile.

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The Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery Series ​by​ Claire Luana​ – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery SeriesThe Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery Series by Claire Luana
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery Series ​by​ Claire Luana​ ​is a unique YA fantasy, thriller, romance series that is full of magic and the unusual and should not be missed. It is also a murder mystery that is action packed and well paced. Claire weaves her magic with just the right amount of mystery and suspense, action and danger, romance and intrigue, heartache and love, humour and fun. I enjoyed the story so much that it finished before I was ready and I didn’t even notice because I was so enthralled to find out what was going to happen next.
In book 1 Wren was falsely accused of murder by cupcake and has a month to find out who framed and who the actual murderer is and clear her name.

In book 2 Wren having barely survived, she is having to face enemies, both old and new as she tries to solve the mystery behind disappearing Guild members.

In book 3 Wren is heartbroken and still reeling from the loss and betrayal of others. On the run, tired, scared, hurt and faced with her past all the while the political unrest continues and Wren wonders if she will ever have her family back and lead a normal life again.

This series should be on everyone’s reading list. I mean books in one stop what could be better.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Orion’s Kiss by Claire Luana – Review by Cindy Rushin

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had not read any other books by this author, but I am always looking for my next fix when it comes to my next reading adventure. When reading the synopsis of the book, it sounded interesting especially since I have always had an interest in mythology from a very young age. The book did not disappointment me. The story was interesting and kept attention from the beginning to the end. The story of Merope and Orion is one that you will not be able to put down. It is an enjoyable read.

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Orion’s Kiss by Claire Luana – Review by Maura Harper

Orion's KissOrion’s Kiss by Claire Luana
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I enjoy stories that modernize Greek Mythology and weave new and old into a story that holds the myth origins to their “truth”.

Orion’s kiss is just that type of story. It is YA and I think the targeted demographic will learn things without even realizing it. Well written with wonderful world building, this story had a little bit of everything. It moves at a good pace and held my interest from beginning to end.

Another well developed story that I recommend.

review by @mauraharper

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Orion’s Kiss by Claire Luana – Review by Kari Anne Horstman

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can NOT praise this book enough! I couldn’t put it down!! It was extremely well written and a fun read. Incredible detail to the back story and ‘building’ the world this story takes place in. I genuinely hope we get some kind of sequel because I love these characters!! Literally one of my favorite reads this year. Very well done. 5 stars.

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Orion’s Kiss by Claire Luana – Review by Moriah Venable

Orion's KissOrion’s Kiss by Claire Luana
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Orion’s Kiss is a novel by Claire Luana. This is my sixth novel by this author.

I noticed the beautiful cover before read the plot.

Meriah Carmichael is forced to watch as her sister dies. Atleast that is her name in this lifetime. Before her name was Metrope who was a half nymph, half Titan. One of the sister tried to free their Dad Atlas from their curses but failed and got cursed themselves.

So now each lifetime, Metrope has to watch Orion’s, Zeus’ bodyguard kills her sisters but this time maybe she has found a way to stop him.

I really enjoyed this story. I don’t know much about Greek mythology but I always love stories that have that element in them.

Meriah was an interesting character and I thought it was cool that our name is similar just spelled different.

I thought Orion was some bad guy who enjoyed what he was doing but there was more to his character that I originally thought.

I look forward to reading more by this author.

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Orion’s Kiss by Claire Luana – Review by Heidi Eich Woodring

Orion's KissOrion’s Kiss by Claire Luana
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Orion’s Kiss by Claire Luana is a YA fantasy that is a wonderful read. I found that the author wrote a exciting story, that I was hooked right away. What really drew me in was how the author used Greek Mythology and created her own twist and version. I felt that the characters were so well thought out and developed. Every chapter, you see two enemies that truly are the only hope they both have. I love as they developed more and more they could be such a force when working together. I highly recommend this standalone read and I look forward to reading more by this author.

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Orion’s Kiss by Claire Luana – Review by Katie Matthews

Orion's KissOrion’s Kiss by Claire Luana
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I have read a few books by this author and I have to say that this has to be my favourite so far! The authors amazing writing transported me completely into the world that she was describing and I was completely captivated by what I was reading. The characters were well thought out and developed – I really, really enjoyed reading about them. I really liked the modern twist on Greek mythology in my opinion I thought it made the story original. I liked that the story was told completely from Merope/Meriah’s point of view, I am usually a fan of dual POV’s but I don’t think it would have worked for this particularly story. Along with the main characters there were some great secondary characters that I enjoyed getting to know also.
Overall I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend – I think it would be suited for YA’s who enjoy fantasy reads!

@katiem
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Orion’s Kiss by Claire Luana – Review by Candida Hopper

Orion's KissOrion’s Kiss by Claire Luana
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Orion’s Kiss
by Claire Luana

I really enjoyed reading this book. It was easy to follow along what was happening in the present and what happened in the past. I liked how we got history in mythology throughout the story. The characters were fun and the friendships they shared made it that much better of a read. The author did awesome with the characters in keeping them young yet didn’t make them completely stupid as sometimes I have noticed happens in some books when dealing with teenagers. I thought this story was entertaining and kept me captivated throughout. I highly recommend this wonderful read. I have read other books by this author and if you like fantasy I suggest you check out other books from her, you will not be disappointed.

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Orion’s Kiss by Claire Luana – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Orion’s Kiss by Claire Luana is an interesting story. The description says it is YA Paranormal Romance, but saying that I would categorize it as MA. This is a mythological story and grabbed my interest for that point alone. It is was written beautifully. I could not stop reading the book until I read the last page. One main reason I would call this MA is because of the undertones of the words. It has face value meaning which makes it YA, but if you understand the undertones it takes on a whole new meaning. Merope is the youngest of seven sisters who sees visions of her sister’s death. Orion is the one who murders her sisters all so long ago. She needs to kill him to break the curse put on her and sisters. Will Merope be able stop Orion or will this be her curse forever?