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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tour! A Review of the Chronicles of Izzy (Books 1-3) by Michelle Graves

See How She Runs (The Chronicles of Izzy #1) by Michelle Graves
Genre: Adult (Paranormal/Fantasy Romance)
Date Published: July 17, 2013
Publisher: Self

One delivery changed her whole life. 

Izzy was a normal girl living in Chicago as a bike messenger before that fateful day. She delivered one package and set into action a chain of events she never could have expected. 

Now she is running for her life from the Corporation, her best friend is not at all who he seemed, and to top it all off she keeps having visions.

Will she survive to navigate the waters as a Seer? Will her feelings for Kennan be her very downfall? Find out in See How She Runs.

See How She Runs is the first book in The Chronicles of Izzy and the debut novel by Michelle Graves. This is one of those books that grabs you pretty early on, and it only got better from there. I seriously couldn't put this book down. Izzy is an amazing lead character. She's got brains, inner strength, and will definitely make you laugh. She does do something that will make you yell at her, or at least I yelled at her. She didn't listen to me though. Kennan is her best friend, and so much more. He is a big part of this story... not just for the romance aspect, although he sure knows how to steam things up fast. He has this intensity to him that will make you weak in the knees. Their chemistry was palpable. the supporting characters all added something to the story. None were there just for the sake of being there. They all had purpose. This first book completely builds the world for you, both past and present. I feel like I truly got to know Izzy and Kennan. This was a great first book to what I think is going to be a wonderful series.

See How She Runs by Michelle Graves was kindly provided to me by Paranormal Cravings for review. The opinions are my own.

I’m dreaming. I know I am, but somehow it doesn’t feel that way. “Iz, run as fast as you can!” I hear my mother yell in a panicked voice. “Iz, you have no idea what you are, please just run, hide before it is too late! You have to get away from him. I’m so sorry, baby. Please just run. You can’t let him take you."

See How She Fights (The Chronicles of Izzy #2) by Michelle Graves
Genre: Adult (Paranormal/Fantasy Romance)
Date Published: December 12, 2013
Publisher: Self

She thought it was over.
She thought her life was finally her own.
She was wrong.

Izzy is thrust back into the world of Seers and Guardians. With a summons from the Council she can't ignore, Izzy heads back into the fray. Now, it is up to her to figure out why Seers are being sacrificed, carved up, and left for ruin. If she doesn't find the person orchestrating the deaths, she may well be next.

If that wasn't enough, her powers have started to expand exponentially. Kennan is keeping secrets. Moreover, a strangely familiar Symbol-smith starts wreaking havoc on her precariously balanced world. 

Will Izzy survive this latest crisis? Will she stop fighting destiny and accept her fate? Find out in See How She Fights.

See How She Fights is the second book in The Chronicles of Izzy by Michelle Graves. Izzy is still trying to figure things out, and just when she starts to figure one thing out, something else gets dropped on her shoulders. I wish they wouldn't keep so many secrets from her, especially Kennan. We get small glimpses of cuteness between Molly and Ian. I really liked those two. We also meet Aberto. *sigh* Aberto is a man of mystery, if he's even a man at all.  Hmmm. I'm not sure if this is going to turn into a love triangle, but Aberto is definitely a team I could root for.  This book keeps you wanting more of everything. More information.  More action. More romance. And the more you read, the more you get. I'm loving it!

See How She Fights by Michelle Graves was kindly provided to me by Paranormal Cravings for review. The opinions are my own.

“Hello?” I yelled. Even in the dreaming I knew this was a half-baked idea. I heard moaning in the distance. I moved forward through the foggy oblivion, the sound my only guide. The eerie noise echoed and bounced until I could not find my way. I was lost.

I turned to run but was greeted with a new nightmare. I looked down at almost a dozen bodies. Each one more gruesome than the last. They reached out for me with blood crusted arms. Their wails shredded my soul. I couldn’t breathe. Everywhere I looked, there were eyeless figures, begging me for help. I wanted to save them. I wanted to make them whole again. I tried to remember that it was just the dreaming.

It was not real. This was not reality. I closed my eyes and tried to steady my breathing.

See How She Falls (The Chronicles of Izzy #3) by Michelle Graves
Genre: Adult (Paranormal/Fantasy Romance)
Date Published: May 3, 2014
Publisher: Self

Darkness is on the rise.

The prophecy has been called forth.

The Seer must fall.

Izzy knew she wasn't safe, the lingering runes told her that much. What they didn't tell her was how to lead the Council, stop the darkness, and keep everyone she loved safe. 

With irreparable changes brought on by Aberto's intervention, a relative she never knew existed, and a whole slew of horrifying visions assaulting her, will she be strong enough? Or will the darkness prevail taking her and everyone she loves down with it.

See How She Falls is the third book in The Izzy Chronicles by Michelle Graves. This is it. The whole series has built everything up to this book. We learn a lot through this third book. We meet new characters. We get new information and new secrets. I can't say much without giving away spoilers at this point. I will say this... that was not the ending I was expecting. I thought this was the final book, but after that ending? There's no way. And I'm so glad, because I wasn't ready for this series to be over. I need more!

Note: See How She Awakens will be releasing in November!

See How She Falls by Michelle Graves was kindly provided to me by Paranormal Cravings for review. The opinions are my own.

I reached the edge of the cemetery and looked up to the thunderheads forming overhead. I knew that the battle raged on above me. I’d seen it more times than I could count. The end was here, my grand finale. I looked back to Kennan, who stood far off in the distance. “I love you," I whispered, hoping that the wind would carry my promise to him. My last chance to tell him how I truly felt. Time had run out.

Michelle Graves is a self-proclaimed nomad, moving every two to three years with her husband the Army man, her beautiful daughter, and a fat tailless cat named Torri.

When she is not writing away trying to purge her mind of yapping characters she can be found entertaining her daughter, attempting to craft (whilst trying not to injure herself with the glue gun), baking yummy treats, or reading. She admits to having a restless spirit and forces her family to go out on adventures whenever possible. They lovingly play along.

To learn more about Michelle Graves and her books, visit her blog.You can also find her on Goodreads, PinterestFacebook, and Twitter.

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  1. Thank you so much for reading the series! I'm so glad you are loving it :D! I promise I won't leave you hanging with the ending of the fourth and final book.

    Oh, and an even bigger thanks for being a stop on my blog tour! <3

  2. These sound really good and I love the covers :) Definitely putting this high up on my TBR list. Great post by the way.

  3. Great reviews, sounds like an awesome series!


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