Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Generations I: Book of Enlightenment by Mia Castile

Happy Birthday Generations I: Book of Enlightenment! Watch out world Mia has done it again! She has captivated my mind,body and soul with this series. Mia has crafted a world where there is love, peace and war. What will Ellie chose and who will she chose. Will she do right in the end? So many questions and so many answers would you like a chance to win a copy of this book? All you have to do is fill out the form and enter to win! I will be giving away two e-copies of her books.

Title: Generations: Book Of Enlightenment

Author: Mia Castile

Series: Book # 1 of

Release Date: October 25, 2011

Source: ARC Copy from Mia

Blurb: Ellie Solomon has always been sort of a loner. Between her brother (who is the only family she has left) and a few friends (that are more his friends than hers) she lives a boring life. The one person she confides in is her Guardian Angel who visits her dreams. He is her best friend, too bad he's not real. When strange wolves with red eyes begin chasing her one evening, a mysterious boy and his dog saves her, catapulting her into the secret of her parents’ fate and who she really is. Together, with her new friends she embarks on a journey that leads her to the destiny of her Generation.

Warning: This book series is EPIC!

My Rating: 10 of 10

My Cover Thoughts: I love this cover! It reminds me of the Raven Mockers.

My Thoughts/Review: Ellie has a wonderful imagination. She dreams of her guardian angel that will one day come and rescue her. Then she wakes up to reality and realises he was only in her dreams. Ellie is your average teen going to school and trying to hold on to the one person she has left in her life, her brother. Her brother has applied for legal guardianship of her and has just heard the final decision from the courts that he can indeed be her legal guardian. They decide to rent an apartment in a shady part of town because that is all they can afford for now.

Her brother tells her to enjoy her junior year because next year she will be considered an adult. She laughs at him and tells him she will but first things first she needs to find a job. As she explores her new neighbourhood she finds a job at a book store. The job is perfect for her and she is excited because she can help her brother out.

After her first night out working on the way home she senses she is in danger and feels someone watching her. She is attacked and saved by a boy and his dog. She thanks him and invites him over for something to drink and he says okay. As the days go by she sees this guy and his dog more and more. They strike up a friendship and maybe something more but Ellie can’t get past her dream man. See she sees the man of her dreams every night but she can’t see him when she is up.

Ellie starts to wonder if something sinister is going on and how it is going to affect her and her brother. She will do everything in her power to protect him because he is all she has left. Ellie will have to make some hard decisions and she will learn that there is someone out there that wants her. She is not sure if this person wants to hurt her but she will need to trust her instincts.

Will she find someone she can trust? Will she ever wake up from her dreams of her guardian angel rescuing her or is she destined for a life of dreams?

Mia has once again captured my heart and soul with these characters and the struggles they face and the triumphs they will have. It is a story that will capture your mind, body and soul! Watch out J.K. Rowling her comes Mia Castile!

Memorable Quotes: EPILOGUE: I was running, and though it was dark, I knew where I was going. I was going to him. He was forbidden to me. He wasn’t mine, yet I couldn’t stay away from him. My hand glided along the stone wall. It was old and dusted onto my fingertips. I stayed close to it. The wind blew the soft fabric of my clothing around me. Ribbons held my hair in place in an up-do that I could never have fixed on my own. My slaves fixed me, knowing that I was breaking the rules—we were breaking the rules—they still remained faithful to me. We would be together. I opened the large, thick, heavy temple door that creaked around the hinges. I breathed heavily as I walked to the altar. The priest stood behind it, reading from his great book. “I’m here, I’m here,” I said in a hushed exclamation. “So am I.” There he was. He reached for my hand and pulled me close to him. We embraced. I clung to him as he to me. “Are you sure this is your desire? It’s never been done before; you’ll go against all that is right,” the priest asked in a low whisper. But he couldn’t change our minds, no more than we could. I loved this man, and he loved me. “Yes,” my love answered. “Then so be it.” I woke up in my dark bedroom, my hands clinging to something, but I didn’t know what. There was nothing in my arms. I wanted—I needed to see him; I could see him in my mind. It was just a dream; but it felt real, like a real life—like it was alive. But he wasn’t tangible; he wasn’t real. He was my angel and my protector of all the imaginary places and times I dreamed of, but he wasn’t real.

Advice: This is a must read series! You will not be disappointed!

Image and Blurb from: www.goodreads.com


Kristina's Books & More said...

I want to read the book because it sounds fantastic! Great review. I love the cover as well!!

Thanks for the giveaway!


Misty said...

the first thing that caught my eye about this book was the cover!! I am such a cover W!!
next was the review you have posted. so i went to goodreads to check out other's reviews and what they had to say about it (gotta love research lol).
from what i have read from yours and the others who posted this book sounds like its right up my alley!!
even if i don't win i will def be buying this book!!
Thank you so much for a chance at winning it!
Misty T
darkangel011012 (at)gmail (dot)com

kel_p said...

I think the cover is a big reason to start - it's a fantastic picture but the write up on the book makes it sound like a fantastic read - the reviews made me want to as well so why not - love trying out authors i haven't read from yet!
Kel xx

Yvonne @ The Shadow Realm said...

Wow this book sound amazing! I really want to read it now after reading the summary and the review!

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Jody FL said...

This sounds so good. Great review! I can't wait to read it.

D.F. Matthews said...

The books looks and sounds totally epic!! Can't wait to read :D


Alison said...

Who wouldn't want to read this book. I love reading about alternate universes so to speak. This looks like my type of book. The cover is captivating and just reading your review I know I will read this even if I don't win it :)