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Sweet Oblivion (Sweet Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Bailey Ardisone , Helen Boswell
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Book Description

Nariella has a hard life. Hated and beaten by her foster father, she finds solace in the one person who has always been there for her--Rydan, her overprotective best friend. His sheltering only gets worse once Nari collides--literally--with Mycah. A boy being chased by two kinds of evil; a boy who Nari is convinced is either the devil or an angel. But she was wrong. He's something completely different.

Then there's Naminé. A servant who lives in fear for her family, for herself, and for the dying kingdom she lives in. But there is hope, and she's the only one who can bring that hope home to save them all. Naminé will risk everything to make that happen, even if it means betraying her king.

People always want the truth until they have it. To be let in on secrets until they get burned by them. Nari is no different. But once she's kidnapped, tortured, and ultimately becomes intertwined in a secret world she never could've imagined existed, she knows there's no going back to blissful ignorance. And maybe she doesn't want to.

If darkness is the absence of light, what results from the absence of truth? 

Nothing but Oblivion.

This is book one in a series-
Sweet Oblivion (Sweet Series #1)
Sweet Escape (Sweet Series #2)
Sweet Requiem (Sweet Series #3)
Sweet Redemption (Sweet Series #4)


Editorial Reviews

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"If I could give this book a million stars I would in a heartbeat. It's beautiful, heartbreaking, magical, awe-inspiring. A perfect blend of a fantasy world mixed in with the real one. My favourite part of this story was the intensity, the mystery and the fact that there was two different stories that intertwined. I recommend everyone who love Lord Of The Rings or fantasy to read this. Bailey is a brilliant author and I cannot wait to read the second book!" -BookGroupies

"Two brilliant worlds, a fast pace (for me, anyways, as I couldn't put it down) and compelling characters, Sweet Oblivion is spectacular!" -MindingSpot

"I loved the characters, the plot, the pacing! I always base my review stars on how my body reacts to a story. Sweet Oblivion had my hands sweating and my heart racing.
I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an adrenaline filled love story with a deeply layered plot! EXCEPTIONAL! Bailey, I'm your newest fan!" -Nancy Straight, Bestselling Author

"How does everything tie to together? Obviously, I am not going to tell you, and yes, I am going to tell you...READ THIS BOOK!! Wonderfully written, great character development, and an alluring tale that keeps you glued to your seat the whole way through.
A DEFINITE MUST READ!!" -Tsk, Tsk, What to Read?

"I definitely think this series has the potential to be an extremely popular fantasy series, if everyone gave it a chance! I am highly impressed by this debut novel, and cannot wait to read more from a talented indie author." -Eater of Books

About the Author

Bailey Ardisone was born and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois. She married the love of her life and spends her days submerged in books, movies, music, or art, and loves traveling. Fantasy books and movies have been a huge part of her life, and one of her greatest passions is Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Her sister contributed some of the writing in Sweet Oblivion and Sweet Escape. Sweet Oblivion is the first novel in the Sweet Series. Look for Sweet Escape (#2), Sweet Requiem (#3), and Sweet Redemption (#4, coming 2014) to complete the series!

Product Details

  • File Size: 1567 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Publisher: Bailey Ardisone; 2 edition (January 7, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AVAV9AO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,132 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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Nariella has a hard life. Hated and beaten by her father she finds solace in the one person that has always been there for her, Rydan. With the knowledge that her best friend will be attending a different school, Nariella accepts the fact that her last year of high school will suck. But with newcomers Zaylie and Desmond her year is looking up and her school year is off to a good start. Then Mycah shows up and throws her life into complete chaos.

Namine lives in fear for her family, for herself and for the kingdom. But there is hope and she is the only one who can bring that hope home. And Namine will do anything to make that happen, even if it means betraying her king.

Sweet Oblivion is a wonderful foundation for what promises to be a 'Sweet' series. (pun totally intended). It is so full of twists and turns that it is almost impossible to see which way Bailey Ardisone is going to take the story next. The story of both the above girls unfolds simultaneously with just enough speed to make you pull out your hair in frustration for not getting the answers you desire. I know at one point I wanted to throttle author Bailey Ardisone for keeping so many secrets from me.

And boy do secrets abound in Sweet Oblivion. Especially when it comes to the tall, dark, and overly mysterious Mycah Condie. But he isn't the only one keeping secrets. It seems that everyone in this story has something they want to keep hidden. Nariella wants to keep her heart hidden, Rydan hides anything personal, Mycah hides...well everything and Namine hides her mission--only the biggest piece of information!

But Mycah's secrets probably wreak the most havoc though.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!!!! January 11, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I was contacted by the author to read this book and do a review. It sounded good, so I thought "why not?" Here is the problem.............it wasn't good..............IT WAS FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Best Part of the book: Well, there are two stories that are happening and a lot of questions throughout. However, this is why I kept reading. I needed to know more! Nari is an orphan and lives with her foster dad, Ray (I don't like Ray). She only has one friend, Rydan. He is a musical wiz! However, starting her senior year in high school, Rydan is shipped off to a musical school and she is alone. Not for long, 2 new students, Desmond and Zaylie. Here is the awesome thing: they are Australian! Zaylie is Nari first real female friend and Desmond is hot and has an accent.

But, there is one person that I totally fell for in this book, Mycah. He has an English and kind of appeared into Nari's life. Nari has a pull to him. He is mysterious, strong, hot and has an English accent. NEED I SAY ANY MORE THAN THAT!!!!!!!!!!!

On top of all that, this book is awesome! It keeps you wanting more.

Not so good about book: CLIFFHANGER!! Bailey Ardisone drops a BOMB and now I have to wait for book 2. *hangs head* But I want more NOW!

Well, I can say one thing, I will be counting the days till Book 2!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars My Crazy Book Obsession reviews June 3, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I really liked Sweet Oblivion. It's entertaining, fun and mysterious and I had no problem getting into the story. This book is about Nari who suffers from family problems and an abusive stepdad and enough of problems of her own. And then suddenly, the mysterious and handsome Mycah starts showing up whenever she needs help, and bringing problems of his own to add to hers. Nari can't help her attraction to him, the guy is hot, but there is something not normal about him, and the more she hangs out with him the more obvious it is that Mycah is hiding something.

Sweet Oblivion is told from two POV's, Nari's and Naminé's. Most of the book is told though from Nari's POV and we get the inside of her life in a more detailed way. The chapters that are Naminé's are very short, no longer than three pages at most in each chapter. I thought the world she lived in was very interesting and new, but there wasn't much we were told about it. In fact, all of the mysterious, Mycah included, were solved in the last chapter. While I enjoyed the mystery in the book, I wanted to know more about the world that Bailey Ardisone built.

Mycah is nice and charming and very protective of Nari. While that was sweet, I thought it was too soon. This seems to be my problem with my many books, I don't like it when the main characters fall in love or care about each other to the point of stalking after just a few chapters, it doesn't feel like love, just moving too fast too soon. There was a scene in the first chapters where Nari is in trouble and Mycah pops out of nowhere to save her, and I was like 'is he stalking her?' They hadn't even had a decent conversation by then so it didn't make sense that he would be following her around and know when she needed help.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ BOOK!!!!! January 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is truly amazing. With the smooth and eloquent writing style, I felt every emotion that Nariella and Namine felt. The two stories that are entangled together is absolutely brilliant. It held my attention through the whole story. I read every single word and did not want to skip any of it. There were times when I literally held my breath it was so intense, and other times I cried along with Nari and Namine. I am being very honest, this is a book you WILL want to read. I am anxiously awaiting for the 2nd book, Sweet Escape. Congrats to the Authors...Bailey Ardisone.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a standalone!
I usually only review books I love. After all, someone went to a lot of trouble to write it....who am I to slam it? Read more
Published 13 hours ago by M. Cook
3.0 out of 5 stars ... the main female character is not attracted to her best friend who...
The author feels the need to remind us readers over and over that the main female character is not attracted to her best friend who is male. We get it. Move on.
Published 1 day ago by Bridget E Doyle
3.0 out of 5 stars well this book is not bad, but some part are good some not
well this book is not bad,but some part are good some not,only 3 stars
Published 7 days ago by Amalia
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Great Book!!
I don't even know where to begin! This book was just so FREAKING DOUBLE OVER THE TOP AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read more
Published 14 days ago by Saptarshi
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
It was a great book can't wait to get the next one and find out what happens to them. Wow
Published 18 days ago by Diamond Baskerville
1.0 out of 5 stars stupid
Not good book did not hold interest well so don't read it there are better ones out there that is foresure
Published 28 days ago by jennifer ableman
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad
This is pretty good but not exactly my kind of book. I liked it for what it was tho. Worth the ptice
Published 29 days ago by Susanna
3.0 out of 5 stars Mushy
hard to know storyline with so much mushy stuff. would love to read more but, too much junk in the way. it makes the book longer but is just to boring to cope with. if it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars try again
Parallel stories suck and especially when they are so apparently disconnected. The Namine character and her story seemed to be an unnecessary distraction. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Charles G Dyer
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointing
I did read the whole book because I was curious about where it was heading - but I sure wouldn't read again, or any of the series. Read more
Published 1 month ago by bluemom
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