Monday, July 2, 2018

Audiobook Tour & Giveaway: Thrax (Angelbound Origins #4) by Christina Bauer

Book Blurb:

Myla Lewis has married Prince Lincoln, and now they’re expecting! All the after-realms rejoice. Myla should be happy too, but she has a serious problem. The day after their honeymoon ended, Myla’s real husband disappeared.

The man who’s sharing her bed is an imposter.

Myla tries explaining about “Evil Lincoln,” but no one will listen. The reason? People think that Myla’s supernatural pregnancy is making her cray cray. Mostly because that’s what Evil Lincoln is telling everyone, and that man’s a great liar. What a creep.

There’s no way Myla will take this lying down, though. She’s going to rescue her man.

The good news? Myla has a pretty good idea where Lincoln's being held. With her best friend, Cissy, along to help, Myla sneaks off to Earth. All she has to do is blend in with the humans, avoid Evil Lincoln, and find her real man before the baby arrives. How hard can it be?

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My Review:

5 Out Of 5 Hearts

Genre: Angels, Another-World, Hysterical, Mystery, Romance, Royal-Court, Supernatural--

“I’m not a clone.” The guy’s voice takes on a note of hysteria. “And I’m definitely not magically built to do Ethan Hunter’s bidding.”

I purse my lips. “That’s a rather specific set of things NOT to be, Felton.”

Myla has enjoyed the last three weeks, it is her honeymoon after all. But just when life is about to return to normal, Lincoln receives a letter that ends up spinning Myla's life on it's head. Again. When Myla wakes up, she knows something is not right with Lincoln...or at least the person who looks like Lincoln but who Myla is convinced is not Lincoln. Regardless of nobody believing her, she will get to the truth and save Lincoln. And Purgatory (and Antrum) know no fury like a pregnant Scala out to save her man.

The thing I found interesting about this book was that it kind of reminded me of the first book in the series, Angelbound, where Myla was basically on her own to solve problems and kick butt. The last two books Myla has been part of a team, but here she only had herself really (and Sissy and Iggy and Zeke...). And sure, her situation is completely different, but overall this was all about Myla saving the world (again, cause she is awesome!) and kicking a lot of ass with her usual hot-headed reactions and plenty of sass. This is one girl you should not mess with and I am down with the girl power.

I think that regular pregnancies sound scary enough, but a supernatural pregnancy is terrifying on epic proportions. Myla knew the moment she was pregnant due to her little igni friends (and when I say moment, I mean like right after the act!) and now she is carrying a potentially super powerful baby who can be born whenever (there is no set timeline for supernatural pregnancies, the more powerful the baby the faster the pregnancy- which is terrifying to me). I guess (part) demon babies don't need to cook as long as human babies (Myla's mom was pregnant with her for 3 months).

The relationship dynamic between Lincoln and Myla is meltingly adorable- if I didn't love the two of them together so much I would say it is sickeningly sweet. The fact a single interaction with a Lincoln lookalike was enough for Myla to know it is not her Lincoln really says something about their relationship. I enjoy how they are such a team, be it in fighting, ruling, scheming or even just relationshiping (hey, I can make up words, shush!). Cissy was back and I didn't realize how much I missed her- she was a huge part of book 1 but only a minor character in the last 2, but the mischief she and Myla get into is epic- Best friends who always have your back I think should be a must in books. I really liked how Myla and her Igni have evolved and understand each other, but it was great that Xavier had the opportunity to have them talk to him at "triple screech level" to fully appreciate the challenges Myla has with her little friends.

This is actually my second time reading this book, but this time I listened to the audiobook version which is narrated by the fabulous author Christina. Hands down, this time through it was even better! Christina is amazing at making the world come to life, giving her characters personality and attitude and I love it. I enjoy reading her books, but I love listening to her books the best. My favorite part was the voice of Iggy, the humanish manifestation of Myla's igni- he was way more entertaining in audio format than I found him when I read the book.

My little buddy pipes up. “Iggy helped.”

Lincoln’s gaze locks on Iggy. “Am I seeing things… or is that a kid in a Darth Vader costume?”

"No kid. Me Iggy.” Iggy lifts up his Dark Vader helmet for a moment and exposes his long face, bug eyes, and semi-glowing skin.

“Put that helmet back on the right way, Iggy.”

​I also completely forgot the ridiculousness of all the situations that Myla get's herself put into- be it transporting through a kiln full of fire, rescuing her doctor from a demon while claiming she has morning sickness, holding hands with a slightly unhinged manifestation of her power dressed as Darth Vader while going into the lair of a bad guy...yeah, it is hard to top that last one, isn't it?

Overall this was another great addition to the Angelbound world and I am so happy that I have had the opportunity to experience this developed, unique, magical (demonic?) world and fall in love with these characters. I look forward to whatever mess Myla and Lincoln have to face next.

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Author Bio:

Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers.

Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA withher husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.

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