Monday, February 25, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: Betrayals of Spring by L.P. Dover: Review

Title: Betrayals of Spring (Forever Fae 2)

Author: LP Dover      

Release Day: February 13, 2013

Genre: Fantasy, New Adult
Format: ebook 
Rating: 5/5 stars


The smell of rain vastly approaches as we are lying on the ground in a sea of flowers. They surround our bodies while the fresh Spring wind caresses our skin with its soft, gentle touch. Combined as one, we stare into each other’s eyes as we bask in the pleasure of our love and OUR land.

The Land of the Fae has flourished bringing a new beginning and a new court, the Fall Court. Five years have passed since then along with the dreaded day that Meliantha, Summer Court Princess and one of the powerful Four, was betrayed and broken-hearted by the sexy and alluring Winter Prince, Kalen. Spurned by the man she loves, Meliantha has turned and fallen into the arms of the fierce and handsome warrior, Finn, who understands she can never love him, but wants more than anything to mend her broken heart.
The Winter Solstice Ball is approaching, meaning Meliantha will have to face the Winter Prince and make it out of there with her heart intact. But what does she do when Prince Kalen acts as if nothing ever happened and seems more in love with her than ever before?

The dark sorcerer has planned his twisted game of lies and deceit well, and has enjoyed making himself a player without anyone’s knowledge. The game is almost over and the players are exactly where they are needed to be. Will Meliantha figure out his twisted game and save all the players? Or will the dark sorcerer once again obtain the power of the Four and take everything away from her…..even her one true love?

My Review
I absolutely fell in love with this book.  Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Forever Fae too, but I have to say that Betrayals of Spring is my favorite.   The story is very action-packed and is filled with romance and magic.  Leslie did a wonderful job on creating a story that can grab your attention after the very first page.  The world-building was on point and beautifully crafted.  I was able able to feel as if I was right there with the characters along for their journey.  The writing was so descriptive that I was able to picture everything going on.  I love that about books.  Betrayals of Spring is a captivating story that focuses on destiny and shows how love and magic can conquer all. 
Meliantha has closed off her heart to everyone, because Prince Kalen shattered it five years ago.  She changed completely, inside and out.  She is no longer considered the weak and timid princess, but a beautiful, confident, and strong woman.  She hasn't seen Kalen in five years.  After a long separation, they finally get to see each other at the Winter Solstice Ball.  Upon seeing each other, the connection is even stronger than what it was five years ago.  Princess Meliantha is next in line to fulfill her par to  the prophecy.  It is her destiny as being one of the "four." At the ball, the Fae can sense the black magic.  The Dark Sorcerer is ready to start his game with Meliantha.  What happened between Meliantha and Kalen five years ago to separate them?  Will the Dark Sorcerer get Meianthas magic in order to fulfill his plan?  Will Meliantha and Ken get their happily ever after they have been waiting five years for?

I loved Meliantha as a character.  She was very stubborn and strong-willed and I admired her for that.  Training with the warriors taught her to protect herself.  With a bow and arrow, Melantha never misses her shot.  She didn't let anyone push her around.  I felt bad for her that she changed so much due to her heart breaking.  I always loved the sweet Meliantha as well.  But it did make her stronger, and she was able to protect herself.  When she finally saw Kalen after five years, she learned the truth.  She started opening her again and the soft-hearted Meliantha started showing again.  Meliantha has always loved nature ad animals.  Having an affinity for it lets her communicate with the animals and heal lands.  She also has another ability that she has kept hidden from everyone, but once it is known, everyone is in awe over it.  I also love how determined Meliantha was.  No matter what, she never gave up.  She was going to save her prince no matter what.  I love Kalen!!!!  I loved him in the first book and couldn't wait to see him again.  He is just flat out gorgeous!!!  He has been suffering for five years too.  Meliantha broke his heart and denied him, and he doesn't know why.  He thought there was a connection with them, but she turned him away.  Five years later, he learns the truth, and his anger takes on a whole new level.  He loves Meliantha unconditionally and would do anything for her. And I must say, I love his wolves!!!!!

Now onto the secondary characters.  I love her guardian Ashur as well.  He is a great protector and would anything to keep the princess safe.  Being her guardian, Meliantha and Ashur are able to communicate in their minds.  They feel what each other is feeling, and that is a very special bond that they share.  I was so happy that he got his happy ending with Elissa.  I really liked Finn as well.  He was an all around great guy, and knew he would eventually lose Meliantha.  When the time came, he stepped down but he was still heartbroken.  I am very glad he got a happy ending too.   

I loved the romance in this story.  I actually felt the unconditional love between them.  I am romance junkie and that is one of my favorite parts.  I was a little worried at first, because in Forever Fae felt more lust than love between the characters.  But in Betrayals of Spring, the love shines through and grows throughout the story.  It was beautifully written, and I can't wait to see more between these characters.

I love how Leslie alternated the POVs in this story.  I love getting that extra inside scoop as to what is going on in their heads.  I hated from reading in the dark sorcerer's POV.  I just really hate him.  I hate all the evil doers though.  Betrayals of Spring was beautifully written and well thought out.  There ere so many twists and turns in this story that it kept me on the edge on my seat the entire time.  Once I started reading this book, I didn't want to put it down.  I have always loved Fae stories and this one didn't disappoint me at all.  I loved everything about it.  I can't wait too read the third book, Summer of Frost, to see what happens next.  I am falling in love with these characters and this series as a whole.  It just keeps getting better and better.  I recommend this book to everyone!!!!


Author Bio:
I am an avid reader that loves my collection of books. Writing has always been a passion of mine and now I am glad that I get to share my passion with the world. I live in North Carolina and I absolutely love being a southern girl. I spent several years in college starting out with a major in Psychology and then switching to dental. I worked in the dental field for eight years and then decided to stay home with my two beautiful girls. I spent the beginning of my reading years reading suspense thrillers, but now I can't get away from the paranormal/fantasy books. I knew ever since then that if I wrote anything it would be in a paranormal aspect. Now that I have started on my passion and began writing, you will not see me go anywhere without a notebook and pen.




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