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{Blog Tour} Giveaway and Review: Ever My Merlin by Priya Ardis

 

 

 

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Welcome to Mother/Gamer/Writer for the My Merlin Series Blog Tour. In case you missed it (and boy you don’t want to miss this!) our associate reviewer Heather recently reviewed book 1 and 2 in the series, My Boyfriend Merlin and My Merlin Awakening, and was blown away by its adorable charm, kick-butt characters, and an amazing story premise. Not only is Priya Ardis a fantastic storyteller, but she is also a wonderful person who gives great interviews and writes gametastic guest posts. And if you haven’t figured it out, the Merlin Series comes HIGHLY recommended from the M/G/W team! So check out Heather’s review of the final installment in the Merlin Series, Ever My Merlin and read her thoughts on the stunning conclusion.

 

 

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  • Title: My Boyfriend Merlin (My Merlin #1)
  • Author: Priya Ardis
  • BN ID: 2940013437937
  • Publisher: Ink Lion Books
  • Publication date: 12/2/2011
  • Series: My Merlin, #1
  • Review Source: Bewitching Book Tours
  • Find it:  Goodreads | Amazon | B&N 
  • Purchase:Buy This Book from Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide 

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Overview:

He was a little older than he was letting on. By a few eons…

In this modern Arthurian, 17 year-old Boston high schooler Arriane, aka Ryan, DuLac just found out the guy she’s been crushing on, hot biker Matt, is a little older than he was letting on. In fact, he is really Merlin—the Merlin, King Arthur’s Merlin, the greatest wizard who ever lived. Frozen in a cave for over fifteen hundred years, he’s woken for a purpose. But Ryan’s not impressed. Tired of being a relationship loser, she’d rather kick his legendary behind.

Sure, the world has been crazy ever since the sword and the stone fell out of the sky like a meteor. But despite gruesome gargoyles, a deadly new world of magic, and the guy driving her crazy, Ryan knows that family is everything. Will Merlin sacrifice hers to save the world? Will she be able to stop him?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 
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  • Title: My Merlin Awakening (My Merlin #2)
  • Author: Priya Ardis
  • BN ID: 2940014385138
  • ISBN13: 9780984833917
  • Publisher: Ink Lion Books
  • Publication date: 5/9/2012
  • Review Source: Bewitching Book Tours
  • Find it: Goodreads | Barnes & Noble
  • Purchase:Buy This Book from Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide

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Overview:

If you haven’t broken the rules, have you really lived?

Excalibur has been pulled from the stone, but what does it mean? Arriane (aka Ryan) DuLac’s got bigger problems—as student president, she’s got to put on the Prom. While the Wizard Council debates their next move, she leaves the craziness behind and heads home. But she can’t hide forever. Sooner than she’d like Merlin (aka Matt) has her chasing mermaids on the trail of the Fisher King in Greece. The wounded King, defeated by Merlin’s brother, Vane, in the past holds the key to save the future.

On the journey, Ryan begins to realize the friends she thought she knew, she may not know at all. At a time of shifting alliances, she must decide whose side she’s on—the brother who struggles to do right or the brother who dares to break the rules? And Ryan must decide who she is—a regular or a champion?

One wrong decision and her family falls apart. One wrong decision and the world falls apart. No pressure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 
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Overview:

The end of the world. The day of reckoning. The final battle.

In the last chapter of the My Merlin Series, it is a time of great strife for Arriane (aka Ryan) and Merlin (aka Matt) as they struggle to stem the flood of destruction unleashed upon the world. Their only hope rests in the one object that can restore their greatest ally: the Healing Cup.

With every scrap of life hanging in the balance, Ryan must convince both friends and enemies that the key to survival rests in the plans of a sword-toting girl of only eighteen. She must reconcile a fifteen-hundred-year rivalry between two brothers, and be ruthless enough to break a heart—and a life—in the process. And at some point, she really needs to get herself to Prom.

 

 

 

 

My Thoughts on Ever My Merlin:

 

I’ve had the lovely and honorable opportunity to follow along with the Merlin stories Priya Ardis has written from the beginning. I’ve fallen into the abyss, and i drank the kool-aid, but in the end i came out unscathed, but still wanting more with each book she has written. If you have not had this chance, please start with My Boyfriend Merlin, followed by My Merlin Awakening.

 

Ryan continues her inner struggles as well as those within her own heart. She knows that her heart can only belong to one: Merlin or his brother Vane. But what will happen when the choice she makes sacrifices the other?

 

Merlin is older than dirt, and his been there done that attitude will do absolutely nothing for him when he awakes to no magic. Ryan had made a choice on his behalf, and he boy was he livid. Yet no matter what she says or does, he still loves her deeper than she will ever know.

 

Vane, now the Fisher King, took the power in order to save the world, his brother, and the only woman he will ever love. Ryan refuses to give up on Vane so easily, but she quickly falls into his devilish games where people she loves and respects die. Yet no matter how evil the beast within seems, she knows her Vane is still in there, he is not lost forever, and she will fight to get him back.

 

It is a pure race against time (really the end of the world is approaching quickly), and Ryan, Vane and Merlin must work together, or watch their world be torn asunder, disappearing into oblivion forever. Even when it becomes clear that they could save a few, Ryan knows it is not enough.

 

Can the bearer of Excalibur, the wise and powerful Merlin, and the newly crowned Fisher King pull through?

 

I felt powerful emotions as I read Ever My Merlin. Part of it was knowing that the story was winding down, and when we fall in love with characters, it is like saying goodbye to a close friend. Yet even knowing the My Merlin series is done, I found myself wanting more.

 

 

A love story, an old mythical fairy tale, an adventure, and modern times walked into a “pub” and came out the other side as the My Merlin series.

 

 

This is how I like to describe it, but really this only scratches the surface. Priya Ardis also writes wonderful, suspense filled scenes where the characters duel, fight, and get into all kinds of normal teenage trouble. I love the realism of each and everyone, even the wizards and gargoyles. You won’t find fake emotions in My Merlin, just everyday feelings we all go/went through as a teen.

 

Ever My Merlin is written for the older YA audience, but as i have said before, this book is also written for us adults too. I love anything related to Merlin, Camelot, and I could go on and on. Yet this was my first real series that I have had the pleasure to read that brings this lovely tale to a younger crowd. I look forward with sharing it with my own children, so that they too may grow to love the story of the sword bearer, and find their own hope.

 

 

 

My Rating

5 out of 5 Controllers

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My Merlin Series Rating

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