What a way to start the New Year – I Want To Thank You!!!
I am always so very appreciative to those that read and review my books. Take time from their precious day to let me know what they thought. Thank you! Your words are so incredibly inspirational.
Here is a little of what some readers had to say – that had me smiling this New Year.
Review by: S.G. Lee on Jan. 05, 2012 :
Paradox – Progeny of Innocence
I had read “Paradox-The Angels are Here” and looked forward to reading the second in the series and Progeny of Innocence did not disappoint.
This book had such a captivating story woven intricately between the pages that this reader could not put down the story until its completion.
I enjoyed the richness of the characters and all the facades of their personalities. The characters come alive and you can picture each and every one of them with the descriptions the author gives. All the questions I wondered about with the first book were answered.
In the book Juliette narrates and you learn how she was reborn repeatedly and finally settled in Grace. Grace doesn’t recall all the details of her past lives though she doesn’t sometimes get glimmers through dreams and impressions. She knows that she must recall the past when strange things start happening around her and a killer is loose. She is drawn to the new boy Damon and can’t understand the instant attraction.
I also really enjoyed the introduction of Keyla of The Bakhna Rakna who is fighting the bad angels on her own terms. I look forward to finding more about her and her fight and how she and possibly Grace will come together in the next book to save the world in the battle between the warring Angels.
I truly enjoyed this book and if you like paranormal books with intricate plots and a rich story you will too.
5 ★★★★★ out of 5 ★★★★★
Review by: Triquetra Press Publications on Jan. 03, 2012 :
Patti Roberts weaves a wonderful tale of magick and love in her Paradox series. I was pulled in by an 11 year old Grace in the first book, The Angels are Here, who was shattered by the loss her father. Now she is a teen who must find a place in the human world to better understand the spirit world and how to deal with her visions of a young woman who comes from her own past life.
Through Patti, you get to travel into the supernatural as fallen angels hunt for Grace, and she begins her journey in the bloom of her life as a young woman getting to know a boy named Damon, all rolled up with learning her way with dealing with spirit.
Patti keeps you on the edge of your seat with a very real as you see these fallen angels through her writing and feel Grace’s emotions as they come to life through her words. I didn’t want to put this book down as I was pulled into Grace’s world, and I gave this book 5 stars as a must read!!
Review by: jwitt on Jan. 02, 2012 :
I absolutely loved this book. when it first started i was confused by all of the explaining and detail on characters i thought were insignificant to the story line but when you jumped back to grace and everything started to play out i fell in love with this book as i did the first one. can not wait for book 3
Review by: Natshane on Jan. 01, 2012 :
An original and beautifully written story, Progeny of Innocence took the term ‘rebirth’ and ‘souls’ to a whole new level!
The series never failed to awe me with it’s creativity, originality and vividness. Patti Roberts has a way with words and it left me breathless. I’ve read many kinds of books, encountered many kinds of mythical creatures and nail biting scenes, but Progeny of Innocence left me with such a deep impression because the writing was detailed and sophisticated. Trust me, Patti could definitely describe ‘YA gore’ and ‘Viciousness’.
If you liked The Angels are here, then you will love Progeny of Innocence.
I adore the characters in the story, actually, it was more of I adore the ‘souls’ in the stories. It seems that every character in the story was an reincarnation of an old soul, and each of them played a vital part in the story. Each character was distinct and unique it was such a fun to read about them! And the evil characters portrayed was evil enough you could actually shudder.
But my favourite part of the book was actually the fighting scenes. Do you know the books where the fighting scenes were so dull you wonder what was the point of even building up the climax? Well, Progeny of Innocence was quite the opposite. I was scrolling down the pages faster than I could remember when it comes to an adrenaline junkie scene. The description was so graphical and such a rush!
Progeny of Innocence exceeded my expectations, and the cliffhanger made me ache for the third book. I can’t wait to see what Patti has in stores! Reviewed by, Natasha Anne
And this is how the year 2011 ended….
This book was so hard to put down, it was SO good. It was even better than the first. I found that it explained some things that were left unanswered in the first, and I loved how it went more into detail in the past. I’m SO excited to read her next one!
Review by: Jayde Scott on Dec. 16, 2011 :
I absolutely adored the first book of the Paradox series, The Angels Are Here, and naturally had to pick up the second one as soon as soon as it was available in the Amazon UK store.
Progeny of Innocence was an even more amazing, wicked read than The Angels Are Here.
The novel begins with a brief account of the background story and is narrated by Juliette. Juliette is an old soul reborn in the body of a young girl, Grace. In the first book, Grace was just a girl, now she’s a 16-year-old teenager who’s plagued by visions she doesn’t understand even though she desperately tries to put the pieces of the puzzle together in order to find out who Juliette really was and what exactly happened to her world. But soon things start to get strange and it’s obvious there’s a killer on the loose, though it’s doubtable that he’s human. I could feel the spark between Grace and Damon, though I’m not yet sure whether he’s good or bad.
One of my favorite characters was Keyla, who is a secondary character and the bearer of magic of the ancient race, Bakhna Rakhna. There was some sort of mystery surrounding her and I can’t wait to find out what her story and role is in the ancient battle between the angel houses.
All in all, this was such an amazing, well-written read I thoroughly enjoyed and can only recommend. I’m astounded by the writer’s imagination, the rich writing and beautiful prose as well as the intrinsic plot.
If you’re hesitating, get the sample first. I’m pretty sure you won’t be able to put it down.
Review by: Booketta on Dec. 15, 2011 :
This is a series to watch (and read)! I enjoyed the first book which set the scene, introduced the characters and gave us an introduction to the two worlds that Grace sees.
This book is even better and the story really takes off. We are given an understanding of some of the central characters who featured in the first instalment. There is a real presence of evil at work, with the blackest of characters you could find. There some new characters introduced and it soon becomes apparent whose side they are on.
Very descriptive writing which really draws you in to the plot. I cannot wait for more. My interview with the brilliant Patti Roberts can be read here.
Review by: Tea on Dec. 09, 2011 :
Firstly, I should say that the attention to detail in this book is every bit as good as in the first.
Roberts clearly hasn’t forgotten what made Angela so interesting to her readers, and she definitely provides some comic relief when needed, even when she’s clearly not trying to.
Roberts really has a gift for keeping the story flowing nicely, and giving enough away to keep the reader in the loop, whilst they’re still hanging on to find exact details.
For anyone who hasn’t read the first book, both books are available in a double pack special edition now, and I’d totally recommend that to them. However, if you have read the first book, I’d totally recommend this – I really enjoyed it.
Review by: Megan R on Dec. 03, 2011 :
The Paradox Series continues in Progeny of Innocence. The second book in the young adult series by Patti Roberts takes off where the first book left off.
The ancient world is in the middle of an all out war. The fallen angels, the Grigorians, are fighting their angel brethren, the Burgardians, and things are only getting worse. Chaos is still rampant under Grigorian Lord Cerberus’, house; however he is last to notice as his wife, Pandora, and his brother Abaddon scheme against him.
The Grigorians are keen on a triumphant victory even if that means sacrificing whoever gets in their way.
Meanwhile, Temulun and Bakari, must help the strange newcomer, Keyla, discover her heritage and master her abilities. The young girl might be the only way they can put an end to the Grigorians once and for all.
In modern day Australia, Grace has grown into a shy, quiet teenager who is about to turn 17. Grace tries to hold it together and keep up the appearance of being a normal teenager but she feels anything but. Her visions have only continued to get worse and she’s still not quite sure what they mean.
Grace is also anxious to meet the right person and fall in love and the dashingly handsome Damon Draco seems like her prince charming. Sure, she has an odd flashback when she first meets him, but she is inexplicably drawn to him. For once in a long time, things are starting to look up. That is, until some of her neighbors and classmates begin to go missing; their bodies to be found later, mauled and mangled by what looks to be a vicious animal.
It is only a matter of time before the Grigorians catch up to Grace, but how long can she manage to hide if she doesn’t even realize she’s being hunted?
I enjoy this series mainly because it is a fresh take on the idea of angels and good versus evil. The plotline is very unique in that it’s never been done before and yet it works so well.
Progeny of Innocence delves deeper into the ancient world and the lives of the Grigorian royal family. Roberts truly has a gift for writing that is evident from page one. I love it when can you read what an author’s written and you almost feel like you’re being transported to another world just by reading the words on a page.
There are a number of new characters introduced in the second book, including more Grigorians who are getting closer to finding Grace on earth during modern day. We’re also introduced to Bakari, Temulun and Keyla. A trio who I have a feeling will play an intricate part for the battle for good in the future. Keyla is part of an ancient race of people called the Bakhna Rakhna who were almost killed off during The Great War. There are also some implications that Keyla can use magic, a skill that I am sure will be useful in the near future.
There is more attention on the secondary characters; including Angela, who along with Grace, is one of my favorite characters. Angela’s wit tends to add comedic relief to the storyline even if she doesn’t intend to.
Damon also caught my interest. I’m not entirely sure about his motives yet, but he seems to genuinely like Grace. I have a feeling that he and Grace’s relationship will face some bumps further down the road especially as Grace begins to learn about who and what she is.
Some of my suspicions about Wade and a few of the other characters are also confirmed in the second book but I don’t want to give too much away. I really liked how Roberts handled his character. Too often I’ve read stories where the same situation didn’t work so well. I’m purposefully being vague since I’m trying really hard not to spoil the book.
Progeny of Innocence also has a lot more action and suspense than the first book. Between the “wild animals” that are attacking Grace’s friends and a number of showdowns between the angels, there’s enough suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat and anxious to find out what will happen next.
In the third book, I think Grace will finally discover her purpose to the angels and their world and I plan on being there for the ride. Megan.
To all my readers, Thank you. I look forward to writing the next installment of the Paradox Series this year. Patti Roberts.