Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fire and Ice by Michele Barrow-Belisle

Adventure wasn’t something Lorelei Alundra was interested in. Gifted with two other-worldly talents for singing and healing, she’s always shied away from her gifts and the spotlight, preferring quiet anonymity, over attention and fame. But when she meets the en-igmatic Adrius, with his dark and dangerous mystique and eyes that could see into her soul, her uneventful life becomes irrevocably altered.

Adrius turns up in every one of her classes and knows more about her than any newcomer should. Including the condition of her mother who is suffering from a mysterious illness. Accepting his offer to help leads her into a terrifying and thrilling world, where Elves are even hotter than Legolas, and Faeries.... are nothing like Tinkerbell. The two magical beings are fire and ice opposites. One Lorelei can’t help falling for, and the other she's compelled to be with.

Now she’s trapped, expected to prevent a war between witches and faeries, or forfeit her mother’s life. Nothing is what it seems. Not her family. Not the Fey. Not even Adrius, whose feelings for her balance precariously between desire and danger. Despite her better judgment, she can’t say away from him.
As secrets unravel and unsettling truths are revealed, Lorelei must fight to save much more than her mother’s life. One mistake could put the fate of his world, and her soul in jeop-ardy.

But hey, no pressure… right.

Chelz Review~

I enjoyed this story of Lorelei.  She is a teenager with some amazing gifts and a past that has been hidden from her. Her home life is dysfunctional and I love how everything comes full circle at the end of the story.  Adrius walks into Lorelei's life and turns it upside down, in so many ways.  Adrius is very complex as a character and I am often confused, like Lorelei, in his actions.  This is a great read; one, this is not a quick story and two, the story takes you into another world.  I am looking forward to the next book in the trilogy to see if the connection I made is correct. 


  1. What a pretty cover and the story sounds interesting too. Glad you enjoyed it and are looking forward to the next one. Thanks for sharing!