Oh wow. Wowza. Whoa.
Alice in Wonderland meets Southern goth meets Johnny Depp in his finest roles.
Hey, film agents--this book needs its own MOVIE. Do you hear me?! Do yourselves a favor and bring this brilliance to vibrant, onscreen life!
Reece's brain is a world unto itself and one in which I would willingly get lost. The technicolor experience she has created is all-encompassing, her characters swoon-y, witty and delicious, and the plot is a summertime somersault down a grassy hill. Meaning one you start, you're not stopping, and you'll squeal inwardly (and perhaps outwardly) all the way down that bad boy.
If you haven't read THE ARTISANS, go forth and do so. Then, quickly--like, whiplash fast--get your hands on THE PALADINS and dive into it. Go! Quickly!
The Paladins (The Artisans #2) by Julie Reece
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
The Artisan curse is broken. Souls trapped in a mysterious otherworld called The Void are finally released. Now, Raven Weathersby, Gideon Maddox, and Cole Wynter can finally move on with their lives...or so they thought. If the ancient magic is truly dead, then why are mystical fires plaguing Gideon at every turn? What accounts for Raven’s frightening visions of her dead mother? And who is the beautiful, tortured girl haunting Cole’s dreams?
Last year, a group of lonely teens sacrificed secrets, battled the supernatural, and faced their own demons to set one another free. Yet six months later, the heart of evil still beats within The Void. And the trio is forced to face the horrific truth: that their only way out is to go back in.
The Paladins completes this eerie YA Southern Gothic where loyalties are tested, love is challenged, and evil seeks them on the ultimate battlegrounds—in their minds, their souls, and their hearts
Go add it! Go read it! Go buy it--a copy for you and a few copies for friends!
Born in Ohio, I lived next to my grandfather’s horse farm until the fourth grade. Summers were about riding, fishing and make-believe, while winter brought sledding and ice-skating on frozen ponds. Most of life was magical, but not all.
i struggled with multiple learning disabilities, did not excel in school. I spent much of my time looking out windows and daydreaming. In the fourth grade (with the help of one very nice teacher) I fought dyslexia for my right to read, like a prince fights a dragon in order to free the princess locked in a tower, and I won.
Afterwards, I read like a fiend. I invented stories where I could be the princess… or a gifted heroine from another world who kicked bad guy butt to win the heart of a charismatic hero. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that? Later, I moved to Florida where I continued to fantasize about superpowers and monsters, fabricating stories (my mother called it lying) and sharing them with my friends.
Then I thought I’d write one down…
Hooked, I’ve been writing ever since. I write historical, contemporary, urban fantasy, adventure, and young adult romances. I love strong heroines, sweeping tales of mystery and epic adventure… which must include a really hot guy. My writing is proof you can work hard to overcome any obstacle. Don’t give up. I say, if you write, write on!
WE LOVE JULIE REECE!