Monday, October 15, 2012

Sacrifice by Stacey Rourke Reviewed by Jennifer

Book Description
Celeste Garrett has finally found a happy balance in her life as the Chosen One, thanks in large part to a certain hunky Irishman. But if there’s any lesson she should heed since receiving her calling it’s that everything can change in the blink of an eye. Soon a terrible new threat, unlike anything she’s ever encountered, causes her to make a gut-wrenching choice that will strip her of someone she holds dear. 

As much as she’d like to have a pity party for one, there’s no time for that now because wedding bells are ringing in Gainesboro! In between dress fittings and rehearsal dinners Celeste will have to fend off attacking demons and leering pirates. As if the Dark Army wasn’t scary enough our heroine is faced with the horrifying trauma of attending a bachelorette party with her mom and watching Grams do Jello shots. Is a walk down the aisle even possible for a member of the Garrett family when the Dark Army is out to destroy them? More importantly, will the Dark Army Glee Club sing at the reception? 

Raise your glass to the happy couple, and get ready for a wedding…Conduit-style........

My Review ( Pre release ARC)

First things first....How AMAZING is this cover! I mean, really?!?! It's just gorgeous! Then again I love roses I mean, well, Rose is MY middle name so I have to love them, right! We owe this wonderful cover to Crystal Ord whom did the hand sketch and the cover design was KC Designs! Hats off to you both!  Okay, okay...I'll stop gushing about the cover, no wait....okay I'm done staring at it in awe for now ( I will not admit this is my cell phone's wallpapers nor deny, ahem) K~ Carrying on.......

Oh yes, Garrett siblings take your corners, round 3! Well, in a way 3.5 if you were SMART and read The Sidekick Chronicles a Gryphon Series Novella yet! ( Which is a must before Sacrifice, you don't want to miss out and it's only $0.99! Um, yeah okay, insert sales ploy over <<------ there..) Corners ready?! Ding ding ding!!!!!  

Battle of the wits is back with a whole lot more action! We have heartaches, love, weddings, strippers ( relax mom's it's kept clean ), good versus evil, Dark Army Glee Club ( yep, they're baaaccckkkkkk), grams, a gnome (grumpy ole thing), Yum yum Caleb and oh be still my love of bad boy hearts a pirate by the name of Rowan. 
I absolutely adore and love this series more then you can imagine and I keep thinking can Stacey Rourke pull off another masterpiece?  Well, shame on me. I should know better to even question it! She's done it once again!
You will find yourself saying aweee, having heebie jeebies from creepy crawlies ( *snickers*, I know Stacey get's this part VERY well), grabbing a tissue (or three), hurting right along side of Celeste with her newest loss ( **Zips mouth, nope not telling**), fanning your face to cool yourself after some sparks fly, a few jaw dropping make you want to knock her upside the head what the heck Kenni's, a few huh, well I did not expect THAT to happen and, I could list so many more twists and turns and still not get them all complete! Oh and Rowan, boy oh boy does he shock you in this book! I have officially turned team Rowan! Don't yell at me yet! Dang, people read it first! LOL! 
I can't express to you enough the greatness this book holds just waiting to capture your heart and love the series at a whole new level! Stacey has really taken her story taking it up a huge notch and once again leaving you with your jaw dropped wanting to scream at her for her cliff hangers. This one even had me fussing at her! By far, her best cliffhanger yet! I'm sad to know that there is only one more book in the series after this yet anxious to read the next!  Thank you Stacey for another read we can all enjoy! One more time? Did you see the cover? No? Missed it? Here check it out again! 

(She's either going to laugh or kill me for this pic)

Stacey Rourke is the author of the humorous, action-packed Gryphon Series. The series begins with The Conduit, continues on with Embrace, with the third installment, Sacrifice, releasing Fall of 2012. Also look for a special Gryphon Series novella; The Sidekick Chronicles coming only to eBook September 2012!
Stacey lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, drooly dogs. Currently she is hard at work on her series as well as other literary projects.


  1. love this review ... i take it you might like this cover

  2. I love the about the author pic! <3 too funny

  3. LOL Are you dead yet from posting that picture?!? :D Awesome review Jenn!! I'm working on Sacrifice right now!!! I'm so happy that ya'll aren't teasing us with it anymore! LOL

  4. Very nice review, now i cant wait to read........ :)

  5. Can't wait or this book to come out!!! Lovin' this series.

  6. I loved your review!

    I'm not sure either if She will laugh or want to kill you for that picture lol!

    1. Gotta love her, she laughed and loved it being there!

  7. I am very excited about your new book coming out in November!! My Birthday Month..Happy Birthday to me..hehe..