Dec 29, 2013

Book Review: Escapism [The Escapism Series #1] & Endeca [The Escapism Series #2] by Maria Dee !!!

REVIEW: THE ESCAPISM SERIES BY MARIA DEE

BOOK: 1


Title: Escapism
Publisher: Self-Published
Published on: February 21, 2011
Source: Review copy

Synopsis:


A university student, Xenia decides to devote all her time to some serious soul searching, literally. Along her shocking path to self-realization, the first strange thing Xenia discovers is she’s a Diplozoe. She meets Nicholas, a Diplozoe who guides her at a popular nightclub, Styx into a mystical transitory world, a mortal portal between two worlds where the souls of the living and dead intermingle. The second strange thing is Nicholas is part dead… 

The third strange thing is she's in love. Leave it to Xenia to fall for a dead guy. 

Two travelers seek out Xenia for guidance. There’s a problem though. Something or someone is hindering her awakening…




MY THOUGHTS:

Rating: 4 Stars

I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.

Firstly I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this fabulous book.

Whoa!!! What a great read. Fabulous and unique concept and perfect execution of the same. I loved the story.

There is action, adventure and a passionate romance to die for. The characters are great and well developed and I liked Xenia very much. She accepted her real identity with remarkable maturity and self confidence.

Nicholas is swoon worthy and sexy!!! I loved him. Their chemistry is awesome and the suspense regarding Xenia's true identity really kept me hooked to the story. The plot is great and I didn't find any loopholes out there. A great series to follow and I will definitely recommend it to others as well.



BOOK: 2



Title: Endeca
Publisher: Self-Published
Published on: April 13, 2013
Source: Review Copy

Synopsis:


Xenia Sanders, a college freshman by day—for the most part—and Diplozoe by night, embraces the monumental changes before her. She can't fight it any longer—she is the chosen one, the one who will seal the open portal now that Endeca have resurfaced. Unwilling to forfeit what's left of her humanity for a powerful circle of supernatural beings-to which she is the last member-she resumes in a world where people are slowly changing...evolving. 

It's really hitting close to home as one of her closest friends is in battle with an evil force. Xenia must choose between a personal sacrifice—so that her world stands a chance-or embrace an inconceivable, global fate-extinction.


MY THOUGHTS:

Rating: 3 Stars

I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.


Well to be honest this sequel is good but I loved the first part more than this. Here Xenia is coping up with her new identity and learning the pros and cons associated with it. Soon she has to decide whether she is ready to become an immortal or not. We meet Orion, the bad boy and Xenia has feelings for him as well. What will happen next? What will be Xenia's fate? Would she choose Orion over Nicholas?

The first thing I didn't like is Xenia falling for Orion and secondly I would have loved to see Xenia developing a lot in this sequel but sadly I didn't get that as well. Here I felt that she became too involved in solving her own minor problems when there are other important decisions to be taken. 

I liked Orion more than Nicholas and I loved his well developed character very much. The mystery and suspense both seemed a little less in this sequel but I liked the action scenes. Over all I liked this sequel but it could have been a lot better. Looking forward to more of Maria's work.

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