Series Saturday – The Imdalind series by Rebecca Ethington

As many of you have probably read before, I previously was not a fan of the Young Adult (YA) genre – I think because the genre has changed so much since I was growing up.  One of those series that changed my mind about this whole genre was the Imdalind series.  Not only is this series amazingly good, but it was addictive!  The best part?  You can try out Book One, Kiss of Fire, for FREE!  That’s how I got hooked!  So be warned now that it will immediately make you want to buy the next one…and then the next….

81NSb3ANbBL._SL1500_Book #1 – Kiss Of Fire

Some people say love is perfect. But, I know the truth. Love is dangerous, and sometimes love can change your life, or end it.  Joclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn’t know why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn’t want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won’t let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.   The scar is the reason she is being hunted.  If only she knew that she was.  If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air.  Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; only he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it. 

81Df+iTNLSL._SL1500_Book #2 – Eyes of Ember

Joclyn is in hiding, hunted by the man she still desperately loves. Ryland is gone, his mind erased; no memory of Joclyn remains, but Joclyn’s heart desperately begs her to hold out hope. Meanwhile the black-eyed monster that possesses him attempts to kill her over and over again.  If it wasn’t for Ilyan, Joclyn would be dead by now.  Ilyan, the man who once stalked her, is now Joclyn’s protector, the only person she has left. He protects Joclyn from the men who seek to end her life, and all the while, she is haunted by dreams where Ryland begs her to break the bond between them.  Ilyan is there. Always there.  Ilyan trains and prepares her, teaching her everything she needs to know in the hope that one day she can avenge Ryland, if not protect herself from him.  And then, there is her father.  The man who has never been there is suddenly responsible for everything. And who he is has made Joclyn into something she never wanted to be:  The Silnỳ.

91UQfDm83CL._SL1500_Book #3 – Scorched Treachery

While Joclyn is trapped in the tormenting hell of Cail’s mind, the battle around her only continues to grow and spread.  Edmund has infiltrated the underground hallways of Prague, guiding the massacre that would end the lives of the last of the great magical race.  In her attempts to stop him, Wynifred has been captured and her magic restrained. Chained up in the ancient dungeons of Prague, her fate is left in the hands of her father, who has tried to kill her before.  With Ryland’s screams and Sain’s fragmented sights as her only company, Wyn must rely on something that has been hidden deep inside of her for centuries to help them break free.  Ilyan’s whole life has been building up to one purpose. Protect the Silnỳ. He knows what he must do, and he has no doubt in his ability to do so.  But when his father’s magic removes Joclyn’s mind from her body, he is left protecting the shell of the one person he loves. Desperate to find a way to break her free of her prison, he makes a choice. And that one choice changes everything.  Now, Ilyan finds himself bound to Joclyn in a way that he never knew to be possible.  They say that blood is thicker than water, but Black Water burns, and Ilyan’s heart may not be strong enough to keep it pumping through his veins and give the girl he loves back into his brother’s care.  Even if he can, it may not be safe to do so.

91eL+35Bd1L._SL1500_Book #4 – Soul of Flame

The Time for the final battle has come.  Edmund’s armies have surrounded the Rioseco Abbey, trapping the few survivors inside. The sight that Ilyan was given a thousand years ago is about to come to pass.  If only Joclyn was able to fight.  Joclyn is tormented by the hallucinations that Cail’s mind has left her with, her magic an uncontrollable torrent that even Ilyan cannot control. Her moments of lucidity are broken by fears of dripping pipes and bleeding walls, and a desire to kill Ryland that she is having trouble trying to ignore.  The sight has shown her power, shown her success, but it has also shown her death – The end of her life something she is not quite willing to give up on yet.  Even past her death, the sight has shown her love, and that love may be the only key to her sanity, to her strength, and to Edmund’s death.  That love may stand in her way, and a single choice may tip the scales and secure their future, or destroy their fate.

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  1. Jeananna

    my thoughts exactly on this genre so going to take your word on this!! you and I have such similar book tastes! grabbed the first one and I’ll let you know what I think!

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