A Glimmer of Hope (The Avalon Chronicles #1)
From Steve McHugh, the bestselling author of The Hellequin Chronicles, comes a new urban fantasy series packed with mystery, action, and, above all, magic.Layla Cassidy has always wanted a normal life, and the chance to put her father’s brutal legacy behind her. And in her final year of university she’s finally found it. Or so she thinks.But when Layla accidentally activates an ancient scroll, she is bestowed with an incredible, inhuman power. She plunges into a dangerous new world, full of mythical creatures and menace—all while a group of fanatics will stop at nothing to turn her abilities to their cause.To protect those she loves most, Layla must take control of her new powers…before they destroy her. All is not yet lost—there is a light shining, but Layla must survive long enough to see it.

A Glimmer of Hope (The Avalon Chronicles #1) Details

TitleA Glimmer of Hope (The Avalon Chronicles #1)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 1st, 2018
Publisher47North
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GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal

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A Glimmer of Hope (The Avalon Chronicles #1) Review

  • *Thea Wilson*
    January 1, 1970
    Fantastic read - review to come.....
  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    A Glimmer of Hope definitely had the snow ball effect for me. It starts out pretty dark, bloody and a bit slow to engage me but soon I found myself caught up the avalanche of mayhem, more murder and mystery.. I received this ARC copy of A Glimmer of Hope from 47North. This is my honest and voluntary review. A Glimmer of Hope is set for publication April 1, 2018.
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  • Betul
    January 1, 1970
    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**I'm always on the lookout for a new Urban Fantasy series to read, and when I read the blurb of A Glimmer of Hope I was intrigued. The thing with first books in a new series is, that there is a lot of information you have to take in as a reader. You are introduced to a new world and have to get used to the writing style of the author. I liked the beginning and was looking forward to seeing what would happen to Layla. She is attacked an **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**I'm always on the lookout for a new Urban Fantasy series to read, and when I read the blurb of A Glimmer of Hope I was intrigued. The thing with first books in a new series is, that there is a lot of information you have to take in as a reader. You are introduced to a new world and have to get used to the writing style of the author. I liked the beginning and was looking forward to seeing what would happen to Layla. She is attacked and brought in front of a mythical creature. From there on she is introduced to a new 'secret' world on earth. While she tries to escape she accidentally becomes a vessel for spirits, which includes having inhuman powers.Around 35% I still hadn't been able to fully get into the story. There was a lot going on and the world didn't pique my interest as much as I thought it would. As a reader you are introduced to so many characters, which in my opinion slowed down the story a bit. However, the author came up with a very interesting and original world and story. I think the story will pick up more in the upcoming books, and I do want to find out what Layla will go up against next. I am also looking forward to seeing her grow as a character. So there is a high chance that I'll continue this series to see what the author has in store for us.
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  • Janet Robel
    January 1, 1970
    High octane action and pure fun. This is amazing right outta the gate. Hit the ground running and never stopped. Monsters, mythology, and ancient scrolls - I'm giving the author a high five here. Layla Cassidy's life is forever changed when she stumbles upon an ancient scroll. She's now on the run and doesn't know who to trust or what to believe. The secondary characters are awesomesauce! Mr. McHugh does an astounding job of giving each of them uniqueness and depth. The monsters are detailed viv High octane action and pure fun. This is amazing right outta the gate. Hit the ground running and never stopped. Monsters, mythology, and ancient scrolls - I'm giving the author a high five here. Layla Cassidy's life is forever changed when she stumbles upon an ancient scroll. She's now on the run and doesn't know who to trust or what to believe. The secondary characters are awesomesauce! Mr. McHugh does an astounding job of giving each of them uniqueness and depth. The monsters are detailed vividly, and you may see them in your nightmares. Layla is exceptional, and this is just the beginning of her journey. I'm so excited to have a new author to read. This is the first in a new series, but a spinoff, so I can't wait to read them all. Paranormal and fantasy readers must read this!
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  • The_reading_foodie
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you @netgalley for providing me with the ARC of #GlimmerOfHope by @stevemc79. Layla Cassidy wants a normal life, far from the sins of her father. Other than dealing with some understandable anger issues, everything is going pretty well for Layla. That is until her whereabouts become known to a group of vicious people who want to use her to get to her father. I read the synopsis for the book and went in with high hopes. The story line was interesting but it just missed the mark for me. I di Thank you @netgalley for providing me with the ARC of #GlimmerOfHope by @stevemc79. Layla Cassidy wants a normal life, far from the sins of her father. Other than dealing with some understandable anger issues, everything is going pretty well for Layla. That is until her whereabouts become known to a group of vicious people who want to use her to get to her father. I read the synopsis for the book and went in with high hopes. The story line was interesting but it just missed the mark for me. I didn’t really like the characters and nothing about the story really pulled me in. Not to say it was bad, it just wasn’t for me. The book is action packed but I felt the story and character development was lacking. I encourage you guys to form your own opinion. Read the synopsis and if interested check it out when its published on April 1st by @forty7north
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  • Dragana
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars. On the fence about rating... When I write review I will know clearer how many stars to pick.
  • Kathy Martin
    January 1, 1970
    This is an urban fantasy with a richly developed world filled with a secret society that rules it all, werewolves, ogres, red caps, and other creatures pulled from mythology. Layla gets pulled into this world when she is kidnapped by Elias Wells, the red cap, and in an escape attempt bleeds on a scroll which causes her to inherit the demon trapped in it and the three other persons who previously held the scroll.Layla has been laying low, attending university, and taking MMA classes. Her father i This is an urban fantasy with a richly developed world filled with a secret society that rules it all, werewolves, ogres, red caps, and other creatures pulled from mythology. Layla gets pulled into this world when she is kidnapped by Elias Wells, the red cap, and in an escape attempt bleeds on a scroll which causes her to inherit the demon trapped in it and the three other persons who previously held the scroll.Layla has been laying low, attending university, and taking MMA classes. Her father is a well-known serial killer who was caught when she was fourteen. He taught her to fight and use weapons when she was a child. She loved him and felt particularly betrayed when his secret life came to light. She is one of the few people who know where he is imprisoned but has refused to communicate with him since his incarceration. Layla has been building a safe life with just a couple trusted friends until everything is disrupted by her kidnapping. Now, she has to find a way to take control of her new powers which include the ability to control metal won't be easy since her demon is determined to take control of her and kill everyone she has ever loved. She is also feeling betrayed again because she learns that Chloe who has become her best friend was assigned to watch over her by this same secret society. The book is stronger on world building than it is on character development. Layla seems to be particularly one-note until quite late in the book. Her desire not to unleash the anger inside her and her sense of betrayal are her primary motivations and are frequently referred to. Though the characters could be more well-rounded, the story does not lack in action. There are frequent battles as the good guys confront the bad guys. There is also some humor as Layla banters with her friend Chloe and her friend Henry.Fans of action in their urban fantasy will enjoy this story.
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  • Julie
    January 1, 1970
    I am a big fan of the Helliquin series, and I couldn't wait for this book to be released. Thanks to Amazon Kindle 1st I was able to get it early. I read it in a day. I really enjoyed the book. The overlap with the characters in Nates series was a little confusing for me while I tried to remember the names of the teenagers. Overall the story progressed well. It was a little slow for the first couple of chapters while I was trying to place everything in the timeline of events with Nate. Overall I I am a big fan of the Helliquin series, and I couldn't wait for this book to be released. Thanks to Amazon Kindle 1st I was able to get it early. I read it in a day. I really enjoyed the book. The overlap with the characters in Nates series was a little confusing for me while I tried to remember the names of the teenagers. Overall the story progressed well. It was a little slow for the first couple of chapters while I was trying to place everything in the timeline of events with Nate. Overall I enjoyed the book and look forward to the next one, and to see how this develops with the group has been causing havoc all over the world.
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  • Arthur L Spain
    January 1, 1970
    Familiar faces and a new heroTrained to fight from an early age by her insane serial killer father, Layla is a troubled young woman trying make her way in the world. Kidnapped by an evil group of supernatural villains, she accidentally gains incredible powers of her own. This promises to be a fun series like the Hellequin Chronicles that preceded it. Lots of action, big bloody battles, and interesting characters we met in the Hellequin Chronicles. What’s not to like?
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  • Lee Willie
    January 1, 1970
    Great new series I'm a big fan of the Hellequin novels and couldn't wait to get started on this new series. It expands the universe the author has created and introduces new characters but also throws in some familiar faces. Good fast paced story and some truly despicable villains make this a brilliant read, pre ordered the next one already and can't wait to read it.
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  • Susan Brown
    January 1, 1970
    The story continuesI enjoyed reading this book as much as Steve's other books. The book carried the reader -me- with the story line. I find that whilst many of the characters were present in Helliquin adventures, this book bridged the two series well. Chloe and layla, their friendship grows, then has a trust hiccup. Layla, no matter her daddy issues becomes a heroin in that she gets the existence of a supernatural world dumped on her not only that she has 2 spirits and a demon all sharing her he The story continuesI enjoyed reading this book as much as Steve's other books. The book carried the reader -me- with the story line. I find that whilst many of the characters were present in Helliquin adventures, this book bridged the two series well. Chloe and layla, their friendship grows, then has a trust hiccup. Layla, no matter her daddy issues becomes a heroin in that she gets the existence of a supernatural world dumped on her not only that she has 2 spirits and a demon all sharing her headspace and finds her best friend has kept some secrets. Good book, well worth reading. Looking forward to the next book.
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  • Colleen Elizabeth Edwards
    January 1, 1970
    Alternate lifeWe all wonder about an alternate life from time to timeThis is a wonderful version of how someone can fall into One, full of compassion energy and questioning, I felt as thoughI could very easily be layla and her search for her alternate selfThe characters that surround her are wonderful, wether bad or goodMaking the tale interesting and full of pace, I am going to lookInto the Hellequin world further for one I recommend this book
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  • John Hamer
    January 1, 1970
    Bloody good read!I got this book free via Amazon Prime's first day of the month freebie plan, and I'm so glad I did! It's nice to have a funny, thrilling and different type of fantasy book, all set in my home country, as opposed to the glut of (admittedly awesome),stuff set in the US - getting all of the cultural references made a welcome change!
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    I am a huge fan of Steve McHugh's Hellequin series, and was excited for his new series in the same universe. But I must admit - I am a bit confused as to the chronology of how this book fits in the story I already know. I also have no idea how the title even begins to relate to this story. Despite that, the story is decent and has the typical flair I've come to expect from McHugh - including a Star Wars reference! And I do love Remy and the wit he adds to every scene. Unfortunately, I just don't I am a huge fan of Steve McHugh's Hellequin series, and was excited for his new series in the same universe. But I must admit - I am a bit confused as to the chronology of how this book fits in the story I already know. I also have no idea how the title even begins to relate to this story. Despite that, the story is decent and has the typical flair I've come to expect from McHugh - including a Star Wars reference! And I do love Remy and the wit he adds to every scene. Unfortunately, I just don't think I like Layla as a protagonist that much ... she is the daughter of a prolific serial killer and as such wants nothing to do with him or violence. This she takes a very black and white view of the world - including how to trust someone. When she discovers someone she trusts has been keeping something from her, she blows up, calls them a liar and wants nothing more to do with the person. It takes another character calling her on her "bull shit" to make her finally start moving past it. The main point of this story is about trust and loyalty, leading to a great quote:"Just loyalty and trust. They’re all that really matters in our world. Power is fleeting, and there’s always someone who wants to claim it for their own, who wants to fight you for a taste of what you have, but loyalty and trust are commodities that are more important in the long term."(Side note - a title about loyalty or trust would have made more sense to me than "hope"). There were also some issues with the storyline that were unexpected. For example, Layla tells some people her story but she leaves out the part about the spirt scroll. Not too much later, when Layla is asking questions, a character replies "I'm not a umbra, Layla. Not even close." And Layla just accepts this - but an umbra is never defined or explained, and Layla never questions how everyone already knows she has extra souls in her despite not telling them. Yes, they could have found the scroll in her pocket / personal affects at the hospital, but that's a huge assumption for the reader to make - and one McHugh doesn't usually make one do. In other scenes, conversations take place about other characters as if they are not there - but the character was just a moment ago and we were never told (s)he walked away. Should this be a movie it would be no big deal because you could see the person leave the group, but as a book I expect more detail. Overall, I enjoyed the story and hope to see Layla grow as a character. I'm also interested in how the story ends and this strike force being created - I see great things happening, especially when the two story lines merge.**A Kindle First read**
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  • Jenny
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.4 ⭐I haven't read the Hellequin Chronicles, which made me a perfect stranger to this world. It was a really good story, with loads of action and plenty of nerdiness. I really liked Layla. She was strong and didn't need anyone to fight in her place. She also didn't need a guy to make her better and she was pretty interesting all on her own.There were some iffy moments, such as a shaming hint to BD I received this book as an ARC from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.4 ⭐️I haven't read the Hellequin Chronicles, which made me a perfect stranger to this world. It was a really good story, with loads of action and plenty of nerdiness. I really liked Layla. She was strong and didn't need anyone to fight in her place. She also didn't need a guy to make her better and she was pretty interesting all on her own.There were some iffy moments, such as a shaming hint to BDSM which was unnecessary and the term "asexual" was used in the wrong context (for Terhal changing his/her sex instead of for a person that does not experience sexual attraction). I was able to forget those relatively easily, for the story was fast-paced, but I doubt people who deal with those things would let them go as easily.There were also some inconsistencies, which I understand can happen when a story is moving this fast and action is coming at you from all angles. (view spoiler)[ For example, in chapter 28 Chloe had been asked to be with Tommy, but she was with Jared when she was kidnapped. And Layla keeps referring to this and that agent she met or saw several times around the mansion, when she had been there for less than a week. Does she really walk around that much? (hide spoiler)]I might pick up the next book when it comes out, but the possible romance bubbling (view spoiler)[ and especially Harry's absence in it (hide spoiler)] is not making me all that eager. I hope McHugh keeps going the action road and doesn't spend too much time on the love story.
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  • Kimm Reilly
    January 1, 1970
    GreatSteve McHugh does a wonderful job in this foray into the expanded Avalon world. Quick witted and fast paced, the story of Layla takes off like a shot. The writing is smooth, the editing is spot on and the tone is a perfect introduction for the Avalon Chronicles. And this is an ideal jumping point to introduce new readers to the Hellequin series. Seriously if you haven’t read Hellequin go do that, Crimes Against Magic is very similar in style and the rest of the series is just as awesome. Go GreatSteve McHugh does a wonderful job in this foray into the expanded Avalon world. Quick witted and fast paced, the story of Layla takes off like a shot. The writing is smooth, the editing is spot on and the tone is a perfect introduction for the Avalon Chronicles. And this is an ideal jumping point to introduce new readers to the Hellequin series. Seriously if you haven’t read Hellequin go do that, Crimes Against Magic is very similar in style and the rest of the series is just as awesome. Go explore the larger world that is out there, it’s amazing.For new readers- welcome to Avalon and all the backstabbing, infighting and general chaos that goes with protecting the unsuspecting Human population from the monsters, myths and legends that truly rule this world.For old readers-Some familiar friends pop up and that made the book all the more enjoyable. This story is true to the world of Avalon that McHugh has so painstakingly crafted and has the feel of the first Hellequin story. The stakes are higher than they were for Nate but there are New found powers, an intro to Avalon in general with a clear bad guy, an easily understandable plot and the right amount of snark (but not enough swearing ;) Best guess is that this story takes place right before Scorched Shadow and kind of gives a little hint or nudge as to what some of the “missing” characters in SS might’ve been doing (or preparing to do) during that time.
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  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    This is not a Nate story , its Layla'sI've read all of Steve McHugh's books. As a spin off Glimmer is ok. It follows the story of Layla a human who is on the run. Her jailed father is a serial killer of serial killers (doesn't really sound like a bad guy). A shadow organization who want to overthrow Avalon need to use Layla to blackmail her father into working for them. To do that they kidnap her. During the process of escaping she activates a spirit's scroll to escape from a horrible monster-a This is not a Nate story , its Layla'sI've read all of Steve McHugh's books. As a spin off Glimmer is ok. It follows the story of Layla a human who is on the run. Her jailed father is a serial killer of serial killers (doesn't really sound like a bad guy). A shadow organization who want to overthrow Avalon need to use Layla to blackmail her father into working for them. To do that they kidnap her. During the process of escaping she activates a spirit's scroll to escape from a horrible monster-a blood elf. She leaves and promptly get picked up by Tommy's company. In the realitive safety with Tommy and Chloe she learns that she is no longer human, has three spirits, and a "demon" (not a real demon) in her head. I feel bad for her it was one hell of a bad day!Characters you will see: Chloe {the psycho witches kid), Tommy (Nate's best friend), Diana (wearbear), Kase (Tommy's daughter, good friend with Chloe from the main series.) And let's not forget Remy the talking fox. I will be reading the next ones because this series is light hearted with many elements coming from movies, comic books, and video games. So if you're looking for a ”popcorn" style book you found one.
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  • Literati Literature Lovers
    January 1, 1970
    Hellequin Universe expanded This new series is set in the Helliquin universe but separate from it. This is pure urban fantasy, but with a tad too many characters to keep tract of. I felt at times I needed a score card to keep track of them all. The number of characters, if this was a x-man movies would be great, but I am a character driven reader and this overblown number of characters made me not feel for any of them. In fact the bad guy Elias had more depth than all the good guys combined. I d Hellequin Universe expanded This new series is set in the Helliquin universe but separate from it. This is pure urban fantasy, but with a tad too many characters to keep tract of. I felt at times I needed a score card to keep track of them all. The number of characters, if this was a x-man movies would be great, but I am a character driven reader and this overblown number of characters made me not feel for any of them. In fact the bad guy Elias had more depth than all the good guys combined. I don’t know why the author’s editor didn’t tell him to keep in simple, for the first book in the series. But alas editors aren’t what they once were and authors with popular series can run amuck. The running amuck is the second part of the book.,Yes, I did give this book four stars because McHugh writes a damned fine story despite the characters disconnect. I will suspend my judgement on the characters until I read book two, if it continues to go down this same path, then I will disengage. But I am hoping McHugh can slow down and finishing developing the characters he started to in the first part of this book. We will see.
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  • Zachary
    January 1, 1970
    Well, that was more violent than I expected. I guess I mean that in a good way, because I really did enjoy the book (as quick a read as it was). The characters came alive easily and were, well, just fun. There were really no major plot twists, at least in my perception, but it didn't need anything too crazy to succeed. The world McHugh has constructed is vibrant and fascinating in its own way. I was fascinated by the characters and rocked right through the pages because I enjoyed how the story p Well, that was more violent than I expected. I guess I mean that in a good way, because I really did enjoy the book (as quick a read as it was). The characters came alive easily and were, well, just fun. There were really no major plot twists, at least in my perception, but it didn't need anything too crazy to succeed. The world McHugh has constructed is vibrant and fascinating in its own way. I was fascinated by the characters and rocked right through the pages because I enjoyed how the story progressed and the development of each character.I say there were no crazy plot twists, but that doesn't mean there was sense of danger or peril for the characters. Very early on McHugh makes it clear that he's not averse to killing characters and there remains a sense of, "I think she (the protagonist) will make it through..." but even then you are unsure if her friends will make it.I found it quite a page-turner and devoured it in spare moments here and there over a few days. Very fun and I'm definitely looking forward to the next book in the series.
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  • The_reading_foodie
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you @netgalley for providing me with the ARC of #GlimmerOfHope by @stevemc79. Layla Cassidy wants a normal life, far from the sins of her father. Other than dealing with some understandable anger issues, everything is going pretty well for Layla. That is until her whereabouts become known to a group of vicious people who want to use her to get to her father. I read the synopsis for the book and went in with high hopes. The story line was interesting but it just missed the mark for me. I di Thank you @netgalley for providing me with the ARC of #GlimmerOfHope by @stevemc79. Layla Cassidy wants a normal life, far from the sins of her father. Other than dealing with some understandable anger issues, everything is going pretty well for Layla. That is until her whereabouts become known to a group of vicious people who want to use her to get to her father. I read the synopsis for the book and went in with high hopes. The story line was interesting but it just missed the mark for me. I didn’t really like the characters and nothing about the story really pulled me in. Not to say it was bad, it just wasn’t for me. The book is action packed but I felt the story and character development was lacking. I encourage you guys to form your own opinion. Read the synopsis and if interested check it out when its published on April 1st by @forty7north
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  • GothicMom'S Reviewers
    January 1, 1970
    High octane action and pure fun. This is amazing right outta the gate. Hit the ground running and never stopped. Monsters, mythology, and ancient scrolls - I'm giving the author a high five here. Layla Cassidy's life is forever changed when she stumbles upon an ancient scroll. She's now on the run and doesn't know who to trust or what to believe. The secondary characters are awesomesauce! Mr. McHugh does an astounding job of giving each of them uniqueness and depth. The monsters are detailed viv High octane action and pure fun. This is amazing right outta the gate. Hit the ground running and never stopped. Monsters, mythology, and ancient scrolls - I'm giving the author a high five here. Layla Cassidy's life is forever changed when she stumbles upon an ancient scroll. She's now on the run and doesn't know who to trust or what to believe. The secondary characters are awesomesauce! Mr. McHugh does an astounding job of giving each of them uniqueness and depth. The monsters are detailed vividly, and you may see them in your nightmares. Layla is exceptional, and this is just the beginning of her journey. I'm so excited to have a new author to read. This is the first in a new series, but a spin-off, so I can't wait to read them all. Paranormal and fantasy readers must read this! Reviewed by Janet of the GothicMoms Review Team
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  • LindaAnne Cummings
    January 1, 1970
    Exciting new storylinePhenomenal character building. Incredible storyline. (At 4% into this book, I was already thrilled knowing there are more books coming)Author definitely knows/appreciates the psyche of strong women. The personalities of all of the characters are written well, and are believable. My favourite line; " it would be . . . unlike me."Enjoyed the appearance of so many characters from the beloved Hellequin series. The teaming up of those characters with Layla's journey is a delight Exciting new storylinePhenomenal character building. Incredible storyline. (At 4% into this book, I was already thrilled knowing there are more books coming)Author definitely knows/appreciates the psyche of strong women. The personalities of all of the characters are written well, and are believable. My favourite line; " it would be . . . unlike me."Enjoyed the appearance of so many characters from the beloved Hellequin series. The teaming up of those characters with Layla's journey is a delight to read. I'm really anticipating the next book in this marvelous new series! Waiting, waiting, waiting.
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  • Jumms Akintomide
    January 1, 1970
    You almost got it...I'm still wavering on if this should be 3 stars to be honest. The book wasn't bad but i don't know if its good enough to pick up the second in the series. I think my main issue may be Layla the main character at times. Sometimes she just got stuck on the wrong things. And the fight scenes were a bit off. I still feel like i don't even truly understand the world. I don't think you really get to know the character enough before chaos happens. I felt more for secondary character You almost got it...I'm still wavering on if this should be 3 stars to be honest. The book wasn't bad but i don't know if its good enough to pick up the second in the series. I think my main issue may be Layla the main character at times. Sometimes she just got stuck on the wrong things. And the fight scenes were a bit off. I still feel like i don't even truly understand the world. I don't think you really get to know the character enough before chaos happens. I felt more for secondary characters than i did her.
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  • ShinyObject
    January 1, 1970
    I received a copy of A Glimmer of Hope by Steve McHugh from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I was intrigued by the summary and really wanted to like this novel, but the storyline could have been pulled together better and the characters developed more (less flat). It was a struggle to continue reading several times.I would try and read another book by the author in the future to see if the pacing of plot development and characterization improves, but would not recomm I received a copy of A Glimmer of Hope by Steve McHugh from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I was intrigued by the summary and really wanted to like this novel, but the storyline could have been pulled together better and the characters developed more (less flat). It was a struggle to continue reading several times.I would try and read another book by the author in the future to see if the pacing of plot development and characterization improves, but would not recommend this book.
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  • Taz
    January 1, 1970
    let's just say; one piece for middle schoolers,real otakus lick bleach 😝btw. it's madhouse heh.anyway, typical hormones crazed teen girl with Daddy issues ..hold on, she is 21? yea. late bloomer huh ? :)...not enough, she keeps whining crying complaining for 350+ pages about her anger issues... ..... .....giant headache. oh yeah, it's always the demon.. never the naughty thyroid.. anyway. get the picture.
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  • Natalie
    January 1, 1970
    Downloaded early from Kindle first. I can safely say I will fall in love with this series. The main character is kick ass, and I like how you’ve got both sides of the story good and bad, it makes a change and mixes things up a little. From start to finish I loved everything about this book. I will say the traumatic backgrounds did feel a little forced coming across but apart from that it’s a really good read.
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  • Richard
    January 1, 1970
    A MUST READ! Spoiler Alert!It took a little while to get used to the characters in the Avalon universe and the ones we were introduced to were older, but this works. I loved it. I liked that she struggled a little like Nate did in the first book, but that the weird upbringing helped her adjust faster than she should have. Overall,great book ! Looking forward to the next one already!!
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  • Kendra Parker
    January 1, 1970
    I didn’t care for this one at all. I had trouble getting into it. The violence from the first page just rubbed me the wrong way and was not the sort of thing I really wanted to read. I think it was pretty well written and seemed like it was going to get interesting, but the natures of the characters simply did not appeal to me, and were off putting enough that I decided I would stop reading it.
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  • Giselle Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    AwesomeAfter thoroughly enjoying the Hellequin books, I was gutted when that series ended. I started this with an open mind and was ecstatic to meet characters from the the previous series and the book evolved into a superb read that is not want to put down. Steve keep writing, I wish you could write as quickly as I can read them. Looking forward to the next book. Thank you
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  • Nicky Krogen
    January 1, 1970
    StoryAfter the Hellequin Chronicles, this series continues with the fun. Jokes and references to previous books and classic beginning. I know that this series will continue getting better and add into the bigger story. Can’t wait for the next book and finding out her hero name will be
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