- File Size: 387 KB
- Print Length: 133 pages
- Publisher: Lyrical Press (May 12, 2015)
- Publication Date: May 12, 2015
- Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ONTR8ZE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,760,548 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
The flawed cursed characters, Jackson and Layla had me rooting for them to break their individual curses. The villain is one that you can’t help but love to hate. I couldn’t find a drop of sympathy for Mal at the end. Some of the other roadies, I liked better than others. Much like it is in life so I appreciated that the author did not fit them into a certain kind of stereotype. As for the curses, mistakes made in their youth caused Jackson and Layla to pay an unbearable price.
Not a particularly long tale but it had all the elements to maintain my interest, then bringing the story to a satisfactory conclusion. While I don’t remember reading any other books by this author, I will certainly be on the lookout for her work from now on out.
Copy provided by the publisher through Net Galley for an honest review.
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The story itself was interesting. There was a lot of suspense and intrigue. I loved the paranormal aspect of this book and it does get a bit dark, but never got too dark. This is a short story so there wasn't a lot of character development. The plot though, was intriguing enough to keep me reading. It was entertaining and very creative. The plot twists and turns, and just like fairy tales, good conquers evil.
4 stars/2 flames
This book was provided to me by The Jeep Diva for the express purpose of an honest review. The opinions and rating in this review are solely mine and in no way was I compensated.
Author Cate Master
Publisher: Lyritical Press
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"The Griffin's Secret" by Cate Master....
What I liked about this novel...
I will say I am not particularly a lover of fantasy/paranormal reads but I will say I loved this one! I liked how this author was able to present this well written story to the reader that was a 're-telling of Grimm's classic fairy tale.' You will be hooked into this read from the very start...as Jackson has a motorcycle wreck to meeting Grundy....getting a tattoo...then he is off to the West Coast to being a roadie for a rock band...Malcontent where he meets Layla who was off limits to him. Now, why was that? Truly fitting this Grimm's Tale into a rock music world was very well done by this author. I found the characters for the most part were all well developed, defined and believable giving the reader a well told and captivating story. I will say some of the characters I liked definitely...Jackson and Layla but their was one ....well, you will just have to pick up this good read to see just who that was and also getting the rest of the story! Questions will be answered as to ...why was Jackson Grant cursed and what will it take to break this curse that had been given to him? Be prepared for a lots of twist and turns, suspense as well as to be intrigued from this well told story. I did enjoy the conclusion of this story. No cliffhangers here!
I was actually surprised at how much I enjoyed this little paranormal-esque story. We have two key players, but of course -- Jackson and Layla.
Jackson is looking to eventually play music on his own but realizes he'll need to learn the ropes before going on that venture. Looking for a job, he ends up as a roadie for Malcontent, one of the biggest bands around.
How did he find this job, though? After an accident, he was picked up by some short troll looking guy who gave him a tattoo for free. The catch? Jackson couldn't choose the tattoo. This little man said that the tattoo was to choose the person and the one that chose Jackson? A griffin.
The tattooing process was painless -- so much so that Jackson was convinced the man didn't even needle him. It was after that the tattoo began to burn -- and he learns that it burns during key times and near key people.
Layla was thrown into the music world. She grew up in it and unfortunately for her, she is linked to a specific guitar -- and therefore, she is the key to Malcontent's success.
I loved that Jackson was immediately drawn to Layla and wanted to protect her. Equally, I loved that Layla recognized that Jackson could be her escape, but he would get hurt in the process so in turn, she protected him.
This was a cute retelling of The Griffin. I enjoyed the moments of magic!