Book Review – Marked by Angel Leya (Running Toward Illumia #4)

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Marked (Running Toward Illumia #4)
Angel Leya
5 Stars

This installment of Running Toward Illumia brings Astrea and her friends through dragon infested tunnels to a waiting ambush, culminating in her first confrontation with Xia, the Dragonfae, and current Mouthpiece of the Mythics. Astrea must face the trial designed for moon elves in order to become the Mouthpiece. If she survives, she will only have a multitude of races depending on her, and an angry half-blood whose power and seat on the Council she usurped. Overcoming her lineage is only one problem she faces in Illumia.

Angel Leya has dragged me headlong through this series as I couldn’t put them down. Now, I have to wait for part 5 to find out what happens next. Grab this series now so you are ready for part 5 when it releases.

Marked on Amazon

Links to my reviews of the other parts of this series.
Book Review: Banned by Angel Leya (Running Toward Illumia Book 1)
Book Review: Lost by Angel Leya (Running Toward Illumia 2)
Book Review – Drenched by Angel Leya (Running Toward Illumia #3)

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Book Review – Drenched by Angel Leya (Running Toward Illumia #3)

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Drenched (Running Toward Illumia #3)
Angel Leya
5 Stars

I am rushing headlong through this series and you should too. Astrea is approaching her destination with her companions: the unicorn, Windmane and the elf, Gander. Secrets are revealed and Astrea is struggling to reconcile her origins with her present state. The fog is compounded by a constant drizzle that only seems to darken the hopes and mood of her little party. Windmane and Gander are constantly at each other’s throats, while Astrea tries to sort out the strange attraction she has for the elf. As they draw nearer to Illumia, Astrea is worried over what will happen to her once she reaches the city.

 

Grab your copy on Amazon today. Don’t forget to check out Angel Leya’s website.

Book Review: Banned by Angel Leya (Running Toward Illumia Book 1)

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(Running Toward Illumia 1)
Angel Leya
5 Stars

You need to grab this book now and start a magical journey with the talented Angel Leya.

Astrea is an outcast amongst outcasts, the Banned. Her lack of red hair and freckles, a trait that seems to protect them in the mists of their forest home, make her stand out when all she wants to do is fit in. The forests of her home are lacking in sustenance of late, creating a real fear of famine and starvation. When Astrea spots a unicorn in the forest, she’s thinking it’s her lucky day. But, what if killing such a majestic creature brings about a worse curse then starvation?

Come get your feet wet with this quick trip into the latest realm from a talented writer. I’ll be quickly moving on to the next book in the series.

Banned on Amazon

Angel Leya’s Website

Guest Post – 10 Reasons Not To Visit Illumia

Hi, I’m Angel Leya, and I write clean young adult stories with (at least) a touch of magic and romance. My latest story is Running Toward Illumia, Astrea’s tale of finding herself while running from the one thing she wants most:

To find her sense of belonging.

Astrea’s lived in the Mist all her life, and she loves it there. In fact, she’d do just about anything to feel like she fits in with her Rudan people, even hunt a unicorn to feed her starving tribe.

Illumia is the first city beyond the Mist, just past the Dragon Range. Astrea’s come up with 10 reasons to never go to Illumia. I’ll let her tell you more.

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Top 10 Reasons NOT to Travel to Illumia

10. They don’t have fog.

Who needs sunshine? I’m a Mist girl. Great for concealing movement, comfortable like an old blanket, and you never have to worry about dry skin.

9. They don’t all have red hair.

That’s why this tribe is here, despite being sent to the fog to die. And why we call ourselves the Rudan, rather than the Banned.

Wish my hair was redder. And I could use a few more freckles. But I’m one of the Rudan, I swear. I’d be dead if I wasn’t.

8. They’re weak.

Fog weeds out the weak. And if the fog doesn’t, the Lynx, ogres, or Rudan will. Illumians live the easy life. They have no reason to be strong.

7. They’re not very welcoming.

The Rudan take in anyone who can survive the fog. Illumians kicked us out (or at least my parents, but children of the Banned are no less welcome).

6. Illumians are idiots.

Everyone says so.

5. Big government.

I know all five of my council members, and they earned their spot. Like Seneca, first huntress—my mentor. Illumians probably have no idea who runs their council.

4. The journey’s dangerous.

Even if you can navigate the fog, streams filled with flesh-eating fish, and ogre-infested swamps, there’s the dragon range. There’s one pass, guarded by Illumians. The rest is mountain. Treacherous, dragon-housing mountains. No other way around it. Going to Illumia is a fool’s errand.

3. My family’s not there.

If you think getting one person into Illumia is hard, try five. Two brothers, plus Mamaa and Pawpaw.

Course, the whole tribe’s basically family. I’d want to take them all.

Except maybe Mavin. He’s a jerk. (Kidding. Sort of.)

2. I can never come back.

Going to Illumia is a one-way trip. Illumians and dragons ensure that.

1. I don’t want to.

Do I need any other reason?

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Thanks for reading! If you’d like more, click for an excerpt from Banned, Part 1 of Running Toward Illumia.

Get all 4 parts of Running Toward Illumia today:

Banned (free!)

Lost (On Sale for 99¢ through 2/15/18)

Drenched (On Sale for 99¢ through 2/15/18)

Marked (On Sale for 99¢ through 2/15/18)