I can't wait to see what is going to happen with the whole gang in the next book. Overall, Glory was a really good read. The story is constantly moving and progressing, so as a reader you never get bored. It is really well written and the characters are all likable. I can't wait to read the next book, but I am really curious as to what the conflict in the next book is going to be. It should be interesting to see where Devin takes the books from here. This is a first! This YA novel is self-published and I actually like it! As a book blogger, I am contacted often by authors who self-publish and want their books reviewed.
Honestly, I rarely read them because the writing is so bad I can't finish the book. But O'Branagan's tale about Glory and her other "superhero" protectors was interesting.
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The book is little and short, but she manages to pack a lot of details in. The book is definitely plot driven, but it works. A plague has descended on the wo This is a first! A plague has descended on the world and Glory's dad dies. Her mom, a scientist, has developed a vaccine and a cure, but "they" don't want it out there--the population needs to decrease by a few billion first. With the help of a vampire, a dog, an angel, and a witch, Glory must find her missing mother and get the cure out to the rest of the world. The book has a sequel, so the problems aren't solved in this first book, but the cliffhanger makes you want to read more.
Glory By Devin O'Branagan Love, Hate, Life, Death,and Faith, these are words that we all take for granted every day, yet they seem to be what holds the fabric of the universe together. This book is about a young girl who finds that each one of those words are more than just words they are power. When Glory finds out that she is the cure for a deadly plague she is thrown into a world she only thought existed in the movies. With the help of some very unconventional friends she finds herself in a de Glory By Devin O'Branagan Love, Hate, Life, Death,and Faith, these are words that we all take for granted every day, yet they seem to be what holds the fabric of the universe together.
With the help of some very unconventional friends she finds herself in a deadly race to save all of humanity. I found this book to be very enjoyable and well worth the read because it was filled with love, loss, and passion. It is not like any other book that I have read of this kind and should not be treated as such just because of the subject matter or characters in it. This book is all about the the power of Faith and should be approached that way. Jan 11, Ron Wingrove rated it it was amazing.
What can I say? So many people compose their reviews by comparing books to other, existing works. I'm afraid I can't do that, the simple reason being Glory isn't like any other book I've read. Certainly, it has vampires, angels, witches and mystics, evil corporations and a dog in it; so do a thousand other stories, more than a few now sit on my bookshelves even as I write this. But these are mere tools, pieces of the puzzle, marionettes which Ms. O'Branagan makes dance to her tune.
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Join her as she takes you on a journey through a world both startlingly different and disturbingly familiar. Be amazed, be thrilled, be pleased and be entertained. But also be saddened, shocked and even hurt, for these too are part of life. Read Glory, and remember what it is to hope. Jul 18, Janet rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is an awesome book.
It is a must read. Jul 05, Janice Downs rated it it was amazing. I have read all of Devin's books and this one didn't let me down! I LOVE her writing style!!! Glory, the main character of the book Glory is a 17 year old.
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Her father is a painter, mom is a medical researcher. Glory has recently taken up photography and they own a Australian Sheppard named Hallelujiah Hallie for short. The book is written in the first person, and starts off with Glory taking care of her father, who has fallen ill with the same illness that has recently become a pandemic Plague, killing thousands at least of people. Within the first chapter, Glory becomes ill herself a Glory, the main character of the book Glory is a 17 year old. Within the first chapter, Glory becomes ill herself and ends up laying on the same bed as her father, with the dog in between them.
She has a hazy memory of her mother coming home, injecting her with something, and after that things move very quickly. Her mother is kidnapped, Glory and Hallie end up going into hiding and she seeks out the help of a person her mother has told her to contact.
Helping her on her quest is of course, Hallie who seems to be an extra special dog and two seemingly teen boys and a young woman. They turn out to be members of other species vampires, angels, witches Glory and her new friends don't have it easy - they are put through one test after another, find themselves in danger more than once and each of them seems to have a personal crisis, as someone or some people who have a lot of power don't want them to succeed in bring Glory's blood to good use.
I enjoyed the story very much. Hallie the dog, was a pretty strong secondary character. The other characters were interesting - each had their own culture and way of thinking. The only thing that pulled me out of the story a bit, was Glory's almost too-formal-speech for a teen, and the extreme jealousy that the two men had over Glory. I understand that they were possible being played, and being an older more "jaded" person, I'm not that into the romancy, jealous behaviour of boys.
I think a teen girl might have found this highly entertaining though. Over all, I think this was a good story - I loved the angle of the pandemic with Glory's quest pushing her to her limits to get to the missing research team in one piece so that they could begin working on a cure for others. I also liked that not everything came easy to the crew. They went through some bad times, and suffered some losses.
Though there were some mush-gushy scenes mushy to me , there was nothing extremely graphic in the sex department. Even the violence, was done with a light touch - it wouldn't be too much for a mature middle grade student to read. There will be more novels with Glory's story coming in the future. Jan 23, Rose rated it liked it Shelves: The review was published in my blog: In the first page of Glory, we enter into a world full of different creatures and extraordinary communities along with the some unusual companions.. Glory is a teenager girl, unaware to the hidden world, who gets into a difficult situation without realizing.
Soon, she finds herself trying to save too many people. She has to take this journey, along with some unfamiliar people, in order to do that. The book is actually a The review was published in my blog: The book is actually a race, while their main obstacle is time. This time is running out as they are trying to save humanity. I like the fact that we don't get any illusions, I appreciate that the author didn't waste any time; she quickly introduced us to a unique world, where some different creatures live in. The book includes a variety of characters, each represents a whole world.
You get to know a lot of them, their personality and their lives in the magical world, which give the story a better aspect. Glory is a girl I liked to admire, even if sometimes she is whining too much. Her world shatters down around her and she still seems to go get her goals. She doesn't try to be a brave, she knows she has to. She is a leader, caring and emotional. It is well seen in her relationship with her dog, as they take care of each other for the whole book. Although she expresses a lot of emotions toward her parents, I felt like her past was a lot more blurry than it was supposed to be.
It'd have been great if we could have heard about her friends, her school and her memories. With so many characters, came a lot of issues needed to be discussed. Since it's not possible to skip them, it makes a situation where the book contains all of them- it simply can't, so problems don't get the full development they need. While I believe the author dealt well with most of them, I would rather have seen less of them.
In addition, the book was more about talking than acting. Reading a conversation, I wished I could know how they're acting, how they look like, what their faces were saying. Glory is surely the one to express feeling, but the other characters' body language should be saying a lot, too. Feeling the danger and the pain around, I got to drive with Glory and the guys to save humanity from humanity.
Dealing a lot of obstacles, Glory tries to stay in focus, fulfill her mission and to figure out what love actually is.
I really enjoyed the book and I'd love to read more of the author's works in the future. Glory's adventures are not over yet and I hope I'll get to travel with her one more time! Sep 02, Kristina Gone Pecan rated it liked it Shelves: Our review can also be read at: Forbidden love, ancient secret societies, mysterious astronomical monuments, vampires, witches, angels and demons all contribute to the high adventure that tests the character of this remarkable you Our review can also be read at: Forbidden love, ancient secret societies, mysterious astronomical monuments, vampires, witches, angels and demons all contribute to the high adventure that tests the character of this remarkable young woman.
He is dying from the pan-plague which is killing off huge portions of the population. Glory catches the plague from her father while tending to him and her mother returns from work to find them both dying. Her mother, one of the scientists who are working on creating a vaccine, tells Glory that her team found the cure, but once a select few were given the vaccine the company she works for, Scorpio destroyed all remaining vaccine viles.
She escaped with the one vile left and can only save one. I really liked the idea of this book, there are a lot of great characters and ideas in it but it was too much for one book. At only a little over pages the entire story is crammed in to read more like a Syfy movie then an actual book it might be based on. I do like the story itself and hope to read more about Glory in further books, but I just wish the story would have been spread out more and taken its time.
Jan 25, Megan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feb Re Read: Dec Dec review Re reading Glory again I fell in love with it. It is a quick, exciting book that has all the elements I love in a book, romance, mystery, paranormal creatures galore and hot guys I can fall in love with: I read it really quickly and if I had of had the time to read it in one sitting I would have. Feb Review Glory was a quick, exciting book that I liked instanstly. It took me just a few days to read and I really liked the concept of the st First Read: It took me just a few days to read and I really liked the concept of the story.
Once I finished reading it I wanted more! The main protangist in Glory is seventeen year old Glory Templeton who's blood holds the cure to a deadly panedemic plague and embarks on a journey to save humanity. Glory is a great female protangist and even though she is in danger from human and super natural beings she still tries to stay strong and complete her mission. She cares about the rest of humanity, not just herself. One of the great points about Glory by Devin O Branagan is that on Glory's quest she is joinged by three supernatural guardians.
Kind, independent, pretty, young witch Kaia, good-looking cowboy vampire, Zane and handsomely dark and mysterious angel. Along the way we get to know about how each character ticks and how they became who they are all. I really like love triangles and I really liked seeing how different Glory was with each guy.
Passionate and overwhelming with Zane and an intense, caring love for Dominic. However one thing I wasnt sure about was how quickly and intense each relationship got but I suppose when I think about it I can understand the intensity in the situation they all find themselves. Fianlly how can we forget about Hallie, Gloy's Australian Shepard dog.
She is her faithful companion the whole way though the story which was great to see. Overall I really enjoyed Glory. It has a great storyline, great characters and a great read. I can't wait for the next book in the series! Dec 13, N. Glory's paranormal aspects include most of the usual suspects - vampires, angels, spirits, witches and hunters. These paranormal creatures are put into a storyline with a dystopian undercurrent. While it is its own unique series, it does have some commonalities with a couple other YA series.
In the synopsis, a mention towards Twilight is made. This referenc Glory's paranormal aspects include most of the usual suspects - vampires, angels, spirits, witches and hunters. This reference, to be honest, concerned me greatly. Too many bad YA books use Twilight as a reference for their story so tried-and-true readers of Vampire YA fiction get a little uncomfortable about such books and towards Twilight itself because of its vampiric shortcomings.
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Glory isn't very heavy on its vampire or angel themes. Overall, I enjoyed Glory immensely and found it to be a quick entertaining read. I am looking forward to the next book. Jun 21, Diane rated it it was amazing. I was so pleasantly surprised. Although labeled a Young Adult book, this older adult enjoyed it immensely. A paranormal story with a bit of conspiracy theory. Her blood contains the only antidote to a pandemic tha I not usually into vampire books, but because I liked Devin O'Branagan's first book, Witch Hunt , I decided to give this a try. Her blood contains the only antidote to a pandemic that has killed many, including her father.
Better read this first because for sure you'll want to read that one. Aug 30, Mistral Dawn rated it it was amazing. Glory Templeton is a pretty normal seventeen year old girl, who just wants to have fun and figure out what she's going to do with her life. Unfortunately for her, she's coming of age just at a time when a lethal pandemic is sweeping the world. Her mother happens to be one of the scientists who is working on finding a cure for the plague, so imagine her surprise when her mother tells her that her blood holds the only hope of saving humanity!
I read this book in one sitting, because I just couldn't Glory Templeton is a pretty normal seventeen year old girl, who just wants to have fun and figure out what she's going to do with her life. I read this book in one sitting, because I just couldn't bear not knowing what was going to happen. O'Branagan did an amazing job of capturing the uncertainty and optimism that often go hand in hand with the age group this book centers on. Her characters seem like real people, with flaws, doubts, and fears just like anyone else.
I really enjoyed this story, and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series. I really enjoyed this book. It grabs your attention right from the beginning and takes you on a journey full of heartbreak, tragedy, love and hope. The main Character Glory is on a mission to find the Scientists who are in hiding and her Mother that's been kidnapped by Scorpio Pharmaceuticals International.
They are the only ones that can make an antidote for the public from Glory's blood. Glory's Mom has left her with some information to help her get her mission started and it teams her up with I really enjoyed this book. Glory's Mom has left her with some information to help her get her mission started and it teams her up with an unusual team of people including her Dad's dog Hallie. She deals with loss, heartache and love along the way.
I think this is a great YA book, the violence was kept light and there was no foul language or strong sex scenes. Not all the problems were solved in the first book and it leaves off with a cliffhanger. Not sure what I excepted but this was better Glory was a Pandemic novel turned YA paranormal romance with angles, daemons, vampires and witches, evil corporations and a global conspiracy theory. It was an interesting take and clever mash-up on the plethora of genres and included a peppering of deeper concepts about God and free will, faith, mortality and sacrifice for the greater good.
Despite all that is going on in this book, I feel like it didn't over reach. Each character had depth, consistenc Not sure what I excepted but this was better Glory was a Pandemic novel turned YA paranormal romance with angles, daemons, vampires and witches, evil corporations and a global conspiracy theory. But so much more than a simple romance. So much more complex to fall under that simple label. May 24, Marie Bourgery rated it it was amazing. Meg is pressured by her boss, whom she was in a relationship with to leave her morning news job after she discovers he is cheating on her.
Niall Sullivan finds himself dealing with volatile tempers at the dig site and the sudden loss of his sister Siobhan and guardianship of her angry teenage son Adam. There is an immediate connection between Meg and Niall when they meet. Alisa sees this and thinks that Niall is not the best choice for Meg and tries to warn her against him.
We see another side to Alisa in this book. There are several moments of drama and suspense with Adam lashing out in pain against the loss of his mother and Kieran using his political connections to try to force the evacuation team to do his bidding. This is a highly descriptive book. There was a lot dark history with revenge, torture, enslavement, massacres, and Vikings raids in Ireland. But there is also a lot of beauty in the land and fellowship through food and song.
May 05, Sonya Wasden rated it it was amazing. Meg Cameron had left America to have an adventure with her mother in Ireland on an archaeological dig as volunteers. What she found was more than any adventure she had imagined. Niall Sullivan was in charge of the dig and he had a good crew, except for Kiaran. This dig had been interrupted by the death of his sister and he had become the sole guardian of his orphaned nephew, Adam. Adam was angry and bitter and grieving and he and Niall were miles apart.
But, Meg helped to mend those differences Meg Cameron had left America to have an adventure with her mother in Ireland on an archaeological dig as volunteers. But, Meg helped to mend those differences and find a way for them to mend the chasm that had come between them.
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Meg had chasms in her own life that she needed to mend and her time in Ireland helped her to make some decisions about her future. This is the fourth of Martina Boone's books that I have read and it did not disappoint. In fact, I stayed up half the night just to finish this one. Her stories are engaging and haunting. They deal with tragedy, loss, betrayal, romance and lots of history. You can actually feel the emotions of the characters you are reading about and to me that is a sign of a good writer.
I highly recommend all of Martina Boone's books to those who want to read a story that is full and rich and worth your time. You won't be disappointed. May 07, Danielle Hammelef rated it really liked it. I received a Kindle copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I've read every book in this series and although this one wasn't the strongest one for me as far as characters and how I connected to them, I did enjoy this book and here are the reasons: I could picture the setting and the characters were well drawn.
The author has researched well and weaves I I received a Kindle copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. The author has researched well and weaves Irish culture and history into the story naturally throughout. Mother and daughter, sibling, as well as child and caretaker, are my favorite parts of this novel.
The only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars was because I never felt the romantic connection between Meg and Niall. I did enjoy their strong friendship. May 08, Lesley rated it really liked it Shelves: A rich tapestry of a book weaving Irish history and folklore into the present day via the medium of an archaeological dig on Dursey. The author has a vivid way with words and the reader can almost see both the events of the past and the evocative present day Dursey. The book was a smooth read with the final chapters being totally gripping.
There is not a strong romance in this story too many other things going on but you can see that the friendship between Niall and Meg could develop that way. I was a bit disappointed that the epilogue did not include Ruben getting his comeuppance. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book.
All thoughts and opinions are my own. May 06, Teri rated it really liked it.
This author definitely knows her Irish lore and this time we get it while at a dig site. When a life altering accident happens it forces changes and emotions he isn't ready for. Along with his personal problems he also has to deal with issues on the dig site. With all of this going on it's amazing he finds a way to meet and fall in love with someone who is dealing with her own life changes but sees the pain and offers the love that is desperately needed in the midst of turmoil.
Great read and lik This author definitely knows her Irish lore and this time we get it while at a dig site. Great read and like this author is loved for with the details and information provided to blend the past with the present. This author also does a brilliant job of interweaving some mystery and murder which means mayhem. May 24, Johnna rated it really liked it. I always enjoy reading Ms.
Her writing if fluid. Her characters filled with layers that can be peeled like an onion, providing tears as onions sometimes do. This book is no different. Reading about Meg and her somewhat strained relationship with her mother, Niall and his definitely strained relationship with his nephew, and watching the relationships develop with many of the characters provides entertainment, heartache, and joy.
Apr 30, Annette Drewett rated it it was amazing. Two people trying to come to terms with the death of a loved one, must learn to forgive themselves. Meanwhile, the archaeological dig is fraught with dissention and rebellion. Can Niall bring the dig back under control? Will he be able to connect with his nephew and help him to grieve?
Meg and Niall are a great couple. The storyline is exciting and full of mystery. I really enjoyed this book. I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Aug 19, Celia Lewis rated it it was amazing. I loved the characters, their painful conflicted relationships, past and present. The difficult bloody history on the island off Ireland added a constant rumble of mystery to the archaeological dig. An excellent well-written mystery romance.
Wonderful characters to care for. An excellent ending which made great sense. I totally loved this story!! Martina Boone seamlessly weaves history, legend, mystery, and romance, with complex themes of inequality-from sexual harassment, to bullying, to long-ago atrocities, to making all the wrong choices for all the right reasons. The rugged beauty of the Irish setting is a perfect backdrop for this book, which features wonderfully nuanced characters.
I highly recommend it! Apr 28, Jacki rated it it was amazing. Martina Boone is one of my go-to authors. The characters The writing style Part of a series: I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC. Apr 29, Debora Wolff rated it it was amazing. This story will captivate you from beginning to end with charming details of history to romance to mystery. May 03, Erin Arkin rated it really liked it Shelves: May 24, Phylis Collins rated it it was amazing Shelves: I thought this story was very entertaining.
The story dragged for me and couldn't he my attention. Ruth Collins rated it it was amazing Sep 15, Olive Edwards rated it liked it Aug 30, Laurie Nowak rated it it was amazing May 29, Larissa rated it really liked it Jul 22, Susan Credland rated it it was amazing May 26, Susan rated it it was amazing May 06, Margaret Briggs rated it really liked it Jul 05, Elizabeth Riker rated it really liked it Aug 05, Sandra Moore rated it liked it Jun 19, May 12, Nicole Strand added it.
Like all of Martina Boone's books, it was an insta-love for me! Honestly her books will never be long enough for me Haha. I absolutely devour them. In all of her books, you literally feel every emotion possible. The romance is always amazing. The main characters are always extremely likable and Niall and Meg are no exception.
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