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The Rise [Reading] ➿ The Rise By H.D. Gordon – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The supernatural world in which Alexa Montgomery has found herself is on the brink of war She is charged with the task of raising an army, defeating an evil dictator, and struggling to contain the blo The supernatural world in which Alexa Montgomery has found herself is on the brink of war She is charged with the task of raising an army, defeating an evil dictator, and struggling to contain the bloodthirsty monster that lives within herThese are things Alexa can handle, but when the person she loves most in the world takes a turn for the worst, Alexa s loyalty and determination will be tested in the most horrifying of ways Will she be able to rise to the challenge, or will her love for her sister kill her once and for all.


About the Author: H.D. Gordon

HD Gordon is the author of several urban fantasy novels She is the mother of two amazing daughters, and a lover of kick ass females, beautiful things, and nerdy t shirts She resides in southern New Jersey, which she insists is really quite lovelyPlease visit hdgordonbooks fordetails.



10 thoughts on “The Rise

  1. Nicole Nicole says:

    I don t how Gordon always catches me off guard Maybe because she keeps me up reading all night The Rise is a masterful blend of heart racing action, fear, betrayal, and unyielding love.The Montgomery sisters take us on a dark journey in book 3,secrets to be discovered, and some one is tested to the brink and way past of insanity And through it all Alexa s Libra, Kayden, is steadfast in his support of Alexa.But the Question is what happened to Jackson Will Alexa learn about his se I don t how Gordon always catches me off guard Maybe because she keeps me up reading all night The Rise is a masterful blend of heart racing action, fear, betrayal, and unyielding love.The Montgomery sisters take us on a dark journey in book 3,secrets to be discovered, and some one is tested to the brink and way past of insanity And through it all Alexa s Libra, Kayden, is steadfast in his support of Alexa.But the Question is what happened to Jackson Will Alexa learn about his secrets Ms Gordon is a master Extremely fast paced action, desperation, insanity, loss, and love, she will put you through the ringer in this one You will feel exactly how she intends you to feel Some people will die and you can t seen really care and others will make you cry The series is unlike any other, pure perfection.I really can t say muchbecause there are things that I do not want to spoil all the fun Head over to BN NOWlolhttp www. Rise Alexa MontPraise for the author of The Alexa Montgomery Saga H.D Gordon s writing was very thought out and her words flowed and kept me reading till late in the evening tana someofmyfavoritebooks Further adding to the writing skills, the world that Gordon created was so imaginative and brilliant that I was simply enthralled xxdaydreamer21xx H.D Gordon has written a book that well spellbound you She has created characters that linger long after the book is read and put away NayNay HD Gordonhd hdgordon.comhttp hdgordon.com Have you seen our yummy Kayden lately mmmmmmm.


  2. Sheri Sheri says:

    The third installment of the Alexa Montgomery series is amazing in that the author took the word twist to a whole new level No way could anyone have seen that coming The story continues right where book 2 left off but plunges into a dark abyss that will be difficult to climb out of The book is action packed with never a dull moment There is a lot of love in this story, as well as loss, pain, hope, fear, emotion, emotion, emotion, and the author did it all quite well.Through the whole story The third installment of the Alexa Montgomery series is amazing in that the author took the word twist to a whole new level No way could anyone have seen that coming The story continues right where book 2 left off but plunges into a dark abyss that will be difficult to climb out of The book is action packed with never a dull moment There is a lot of love in this story, as well as loss, pain, hope, fear, emotion, emotion, emotion, and the author did it all quite well.Through the whole story, even still at the end, Alexa is conflicted with what and who she is She knows her fate and never questions it, though she does wonder, why her What makes her so special that she should be able to do what is being asked of her Though I love Alexa and her badass self, her whole crappy attitude did get on my nerves a bit in this book is it really necessary to be so freaking rude to EVERYBODY I m sure she has some niceness in her somewhere I hope it does come out eventually It would be a nice change for her maybe at least to be nice to Kayden.And Jackson, oh my true love, Jackson What could I possibly say about you I cannot possibly leave you out of my review of this book however, I ll just leave it at that I love you Enough said.On top of all of that, the books are incredibly well written The author really has a way with words, painting almost whimsical pictures with her poetic like words I would definitely recommend this series as a must read to everyone


  3. Daphne Daphne says:

    So I was just scanning through my recommendations on , minding my own business, when BAM I see the link for the third book in the Alexa Montgomery series This was my reaction And then after the shock wore off So as you can obviously see, I have been waiting for this book to be released for a long long long time The Rise starts off right where Half Black Soul ends, and it doesn t disappoint Like the last novel, The Rise is mainly switched between tw So I was just scanning through my recommendations on , minding my own business, when BAM I see the link for the third book in the Alexa Montgomery series This was my reaction And then after the shock wore off So as you can obviously see, I have been waiting for this book to be released for a long long long time The Rise starts off right where Half Black Soul ends, and it doesn t disappoint Like the last novel, The Rise is mainly switched between two different POVs, Alexa and her little sister Nelly Although, it s mainly between these two characters there are also less common POVs, from the evil and diabolical King, Alexa s boyfriend, Kayden, and last but not least Jackson, Alexa s werewolf friend Alexa is badass, maybe evenso, than she was in the last two books Sometimes she can be a little rude and has some certain anger management problems, but that s understandable because if you really think about it, she s still just a teenager, thrown into a world she still dosen t understand Into a world where everyone thinks of her as their savior, a person who was going to defeat evil once and for all I don t know about you, but if I was in her position, I would be feeling a little pressured as well Another great thing I loved about Alexa s character, was that she had alot of conversations in her head When she feels her monster rising within her, demanding that she solve things with violence, she beats her monster side into submission by acting as if it was another person And the only way to pretend that it was a different person was to give that person a separate voice That made for some very.interesting conversations, because she was essentially arguing with herself Even though Alexa tends to be violent and harsh, she also has a softer side to her Sun Warriors tend to be motivated and driven by either anger or love After protecting her sister for years and years, a bond sprang between the them There was nothing in the world that Alexa would not give up for her sister Even her life Although Nelly is not strong in the physical sense, she is undefeatable in the mental sense If you have read the past two books you would know by now that she is Half Searcher and Half Lamia Her Lamia side makes her Searcher side even stronger It was amazing to see how much Nelly grows throughout the first two books In the start, Nelly resorted to sucking her thumb when she was scared, which annoyed me because it was so childish But now, after all the things that she s seen, all the problems that she s faced and overcome, she grew into a character that I both respected and admired However in the third booklet s just say that she s not completely herself.I loved the style of writing in this book Although there were a few spelling errors and grammatical errors, it was easy to overlook because i was just so immersed into the story This was a very fast paced novel and I enjoyed every second of it When I started reading The Rise, I thought that it was the last and final book in the series, but I was wrong The conclusion of this series is called Redemption and is expected to be released sometime in December 2012 Can t wait DHeroine 5 5Romance 5 5Action 5 5Comedy 5 5Overall 5 5


  4. Bee Bee says:

    I know now that I am what is called a Sun Warrior the last of a race of supernatural Warriors that were bred and built for battle and killing More importantly, I know that this power I have comes with a huge price TheI kill, theI want to kill Throw all your predictions for this book in the trash, get comfy in your couch with a large bag of potato chips and something to drink, because you re not moving the next few hours This book hooks you right from the start, just like the I know now that I am what is called a Sun Warrior the last of a race of supernatural Warriors that were bred and built for battle and killing More importantly, I know that this power I have comes with a huge price TheI kill, theI want to kill Throw all your predictions for this book in the trash, get comfy in your couch with a large bag of potato chips and something to drink, because you re not moving the next few hours This book hooks you right from the start, just like the other books did The amount of WTF, OMGand O_O moments in this book are unbelievable I ll tell you this minor spoiler without giving any big things away view spoiler a couple of characters die and you will be chocked hide spoiler H.D Gordon has done a brilliant job on this one Even better than the previous books No, I didn t know that was possible either Alexa is as badass as ever and the inner conversations she has with her monster are comical She and Kayden have a few Aaaahw moments that ll melt your heart I stared down at my hand Took a deep breath, opened my mouth I had no idea what was going to come out I I belong to you, I whispered, and the words were a slow thought, processed as they were spoken They held no question Kayden s hand came up and tilted my chin back I stared at my lion his golden skin, his carved muscles, the strong line of his jaw, and those eyes A tear escaped my own It rolled down my cheek, warm and wet Kayden s rough but gentle thumb brushed it away Yes, my Warrior, he said, and I you Nelly Geesh, Nelly I was literally screaming at my laptop to a fictional character most of the time She had some major issues in this book Jackson was still an stupid ass, but the further the book continued the less he was a stupid ass And then came another OMG WTF WHAT O.O moment near the end And King William is a first class asshole, for sure The new characters that are introduced are as awesome as the old ones Seriously Some are new supernatural creatures And there is a surprise at the end I didn t expect, but liked very much I also hated it, because now it is evendifficult to wait for the rest of Alexa s awesome journey If they wanted a war, then that was exactly what they would get That s all I have to say about it Enough, no What can I sayof this novel Other thanJUST READ IT ALREADY , nothing So adios and enjoy reading the book I ll leave you with one last quote from the book In the end, we all die This is not of question Inarguable No mystery lay here The mystery dwells in two questions How long will our story be, and of what will the pages read


  5. Jodie Jodie says:

    Was much much darker than the previous installments I missed all the snark humor, writing was oh so intense grabbed hold of me I couldn t think of anything except for this world It took me on an incredible ride I enjoyed the changing pov loved being with Alexa I struggled, immensely, with the horror that accompanied Nellys pov Kayden is, ahhhhhh, I ve got no words I adore Kayden am hoping for someKayden Alexa one on one time wink wink in Redemption.I am excited apprehen Was much much darker than the previous installments I missed all the snark humor, writing was oh so intense grabbed hold of me I couldn t think of anything except for this world It took me on an incredible ride I enjoyed the changing pov loved being with Alexa I struggled, immensely, with the horror that accompanied Nellys pov Kayden is, ahhhhhh, I ve got no words I adore Kayden am hoping for someKayden Alexa one on one time wink wink in Redemption.I am excited apprehensive for the release of Redemption later this year.Full review to come


  6. Jennifer (random jendsmit) Jennifer (random jendsmit) says:

    OMFG WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENEDBest book of the series review will be written when i can wrap my mind around this awesomeness seriously READ THIS BOOK


  7. Sherry Fundin Sherry Fundin says:

    Her writing is so good, I don t know if I ll survive it.The Prophecy says one will come along who will raise an army and free the enslaved Alexa Montgomery was to be the one.Spoiler Alert The Rise The Alexa Montgomery Saga, Book IIIAlexa s mother admonished her for leaving Nelly behind when she came to rescue her from prison It was Nelly they were really after and I had left her alone at Two Rivers.The only purpose I had in life was to protect her I am a Sun Warrior, one of a kind My monst Her writing is so good, I don t know if I ll survive it.The Prophecy says one will come along who will raise an army and free the enslaved Alexa Montgomery was to be the one.Spoiler Alert The Rise The Alexa Montgomery Saga, Book IIIAlexa s mother admonished her for leaving Nelly behind when she came to rescue her from prison It was Nelly they were really after and I had left her alone at Two Rivers.The only purpose I had in life was to protect her I am a Sun Warrior, one of a kind My monster within loves to kill actually revels in it and I would do whatever it takes to keep Nelly safe.Nelly is one of a kind too, a vampire and a searcher She is able to search others thoughts But the real reason they would kill her, she is half Lamia She is considered a danger to everyone.The King was responsible for the fate of the villagers in Two Rivers He kept them drugged and ignorant of the fate awaiting them He was using them as a blood factory The depth of the King s evil was black and ugly The King had arranged for my mother to be imprisoned and I wanted him dead.Everyone thought the Prophecy meant me, but I knew it meant Nelly The Prophecy said Nelly would save the King s captives, but die in the process.Nelly was called in to see the King She knew she was in trouble He is a highly skilled searcher She is barely able to control herself She couldn t give away she was as powerful a searcher as he was That would mean her death.Nelly was surprised when he asked about Alexa Was this about her He told her Alexa s crimes were treason and murder Before Nelly could stop herself, she spit on his shoes She felt such a red hot anger, she lost all control Alexa was not a traitor.As the King grabbed Nelly s hand to search her, she turned her powers loose The King was thrown from her As she searched him she saw a vision She saw him dead Alexa s sword had slain him and Alexa lay dead beside him.She screamed and her power threw everyone against the walls.The Queen finally got her attention and said to put the King asleep, like the others, or they wouldn t be able to escape.Alexa and Kayden were racing to get back to Nelly They had to stop for gas and when they got out to pump it, Kayden pulled something from his pocket and told Alexa Happy Birthday It was the most beautiful ring Alexa had ever seen I I belong to you Alexa said to him, her beautiful lion Even her monster was quiet Nelly gathered, with her mind, the few she could take, as they made their escape When the Lamia attacked and killed Daniel, she lost all control Her rage could not be held back It flowed out to the Lamia, killing them all and she absorbed their energy.The van for their escape was near, but Nelly directed them away from it Even though it was night, she saw the sun and went towards it Something was calling to her, but she didn t know what Stop Alexa yelled at Kayden, but she didn t know why.She was being drawn to Nelly They had a bond that demanded they find each other.When she saw them standing in the road, she realized Tommy was holding Nelly Alexa knew what she needed, so she proceeded to cut her arm and offered it to the unconscious Nelly With no warning Nelly attacked her.Alexa didn t think things could get any worse But she was so very wrong.5 STARS Would Buy It For Them lol H D Gordon is creating new covers as I write this review I already liked them, now I think they are evenamazing, bringing together the entire series.I raced through the pages, beginning to end Alexa s story kept getting better and better I was waiting, holding my breath, for what would happen next.It was a punch to the gut when Nelly killed and fled Not sweet Nelly I thought she was going to be the heroine.Alexa had been pushed to her limits She was distraught She would do whatever it took to save Nelly but she was paralyzed by her loss Her love was selfless.Amazing descriptions of the supernatural characters and their environment I love this series so much, I cannot find the words to describe how I feel as I read along.I raced through the last pages, not realizing I was coming to the end What s going to happen No, it can t be WT.I sat there with my mouth hanging open, thinking, now what My heart fell Then, I thought, okay There s onebook and I have to go get it NOW I received this book in return for an honest and unbiased review.The Rise H.D Gordon


  8. Marsha Marsha says:

    H.D Gordon has done it again she has written another hit in the Alexa Montgomery series Book three is darker than the other two books and filled with one emotional roller coaster ride after another.Initially, Alexa has rescued her mother and and is driving back to Two Rivers with Kayden by her side Mommie Dearest is on a rampage about Alexa leaving Nelly alone So, they are rushing back to try to protect her However, little do they know but, Nelly has been captured by evil King William He H.D Gordon has done it again she has written another hit in the Alexa Montgomery series Book three is darker than the other two books and filled with one emotional roller coaster ride after another.Initially, Alexa has rescued her mother and and is driving back to Two Rivers with Kayden by her side Mommie Dearest is on a rampage about Alexa leaving Nelly alone So, they are rushing back to try to protect her However, little do they know but, Nelly has been captured by evil King William He wants to toy with her believing himself to be so superior andpowerful than anoyone around Boy, does Nelly have a surprise not only for him but, her family and friends as well Soon, she is on the run with Queen Camillia, Bethany and several others from the slave camp When they are attacked by Lamia, Nelly saves everyone all but Daniel However, there is a hefty price to pay for her bravery.Soon, Alexa and Nelly are rejoined Unfortunately,Nelly is attacks Alexa and almost drains her dry She is knocked out and the group decides it is best if they head for safety before King William s men meet up with them When they stop for gasn and ALexa and Kayden attempt to take a moment for themselves, they return to the van to discover Nelly missing and her mother and Bethany dead Alexa is at a loss She desperately looks for her sister Unable to locate her the group convinces her to move on to safety once they have buried their dead.Alexa and company end up in the Outlands, an area that is unaligned to any power or kingdom The inhabitants agree to live peaceably among each other It is here that Alexa will seek an answer to how to locate and cure her sister but, at what price It does not matter because Alexa knows she is willing to pay and do anything to protect her sister She and Kayden will have their moment of love only to have it snatched away prematurely There will be heartbreak after heartbreak, death, betrayals and yes, hope This was a another really good read but, I did have two criticisms There were minor editing issues that seem to plague self published books but, my biggest concern was the story being told from four different points of views Why is this a issue If this is the Alexa Montgomery Saga, it should be told solely from her viewpoint When other characters take the lead, the main character loses some power momentum I ve noticed that the last two books have been featuringof other character s POV s I hope that Ms Gordon returns to her original concept and tell the story from Alexa s view Give yourself a treat and pick up this series It is definitely a page turner


  9. Laurie: Almost Faemous Laurie: Almost Faemous says:

    Originally posted on my blog Urban Fantasy ReviewI received a copy of The Rise from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review, that being said onto the review WOWjust wow, this is the third installment in the Alexa Montgomery series and it is action packed from cover to cover The Rise picks up immediately after Hafl Black Soul leaves off, Alexa and Kayden have just rescued her mother and they are heading back to Two Rivers to save Nelly Nelly doesn t need saving and is far stron Originally posted on my blog Urban Fantasy ReviewI received a copy of The Rise from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review, that being said onto the review WOWjust wow, this is the third installment in the Alexa Montgomery series and it is action packed from cover to cover The Rise picks up immediately after Hafl Black Soul leaves off, Alexa and Kayden have just rescued her mother and they are heading back to Two Rivers to save Nelly Nelly doesn t need saving and is far stronger than anyone suspected Nelly escapes Two Rivers with some friends in tow and proves strong enough to fight off the King and some Lamias along the way, but at a huge personal cost.This book tells the story from several different points of view, usually jumping between Alexa and Nelly and towards the end it also features the King and Kayden as well I love Alexa, she is so conflicted throughout the book she has a running dialogue with herself and what she calls her monster it makes for some lighter moments in what is a very dark book Her devotion to her sister and her fearlessness make her so unique especially in YA fiction The book did have some happy parts to it, without giving too much away all I will say isGo Team Kayden Nelly, wow didn t see that coming The character development in this book for Nelly is huge With Alexa off rescuing their mother Nelly is left to fend for herself for the first time ever, she has always relied on Alexa s strength she never had to discover her own She discovers what she can do in this book in a huge way and at a terrible cost While she doesn t share Alexa s physical strength or fighting skill she has definitely become her equal and a whole lot darker.The plot in this book is very fast paced and it has everything you want prophecies, deaths, impending war and a whole lot of plot twists HD has such a unique way of writing she makes you feel every emotion the character has and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the whole book, I couldn t put it down and I was up reading to the wee hours of the morning I highly recommend this series to any UF fan and I am counting down the days until Redemption is released.so hurry up already


  10. Jeanine Jeanine says:

    Wowjust wow So far The Rise is my favorite book of the Alexa Montgomery series With every installment H.D Gordon grows so muchas an author and it shows through the characters she creates, the poetry she incorporates throughout her work, and the emotion she inflicts on her audience And let me tell you, The Rise was a roller coaster ride of emotion FINALLY we get to witness Alexa s vulnerable side and it endured her to me on a whole new level The Rise begins with a frantic Alexa Wowjust wow So far The Rise is my favorite book of the Alexa Montgomery series With every installment H.D Gordon grows so muchas an author and it shows through the characters she creates, the poetry she incorporates throughout her work, and the emotion she inflicts on her audience And let me tell you, The Rise was a roller coaster ride of emotion FINALLY we get to witness Alexa s vulnerable side and it endured her to me on a whole new level The Rise begins with a frantic Alexa, her Libra, Kayden, and her newly freed mother rushing back to Two Rivers to retrieve Nelly In Half Black Soul we learn that it is Nelly, not Alexa, who is the true prophesized savior and without the protection of her sister, the Sun Warrior, she may be in danger which she most definitely is However, Nelly ends up posing a bigger threat than King William and any of his Lamia blood siphoning warriors Under attack, Nelly ends up showing the side she has kept hidden her entire life and unleashing powers she has never used before In doing so, she gains followers that would gladly give their lives for her in turn, the darkness she s burrowed so deep within rises and takes her over completely Can Alexa save her sister from herself even if it means forfeiting her own life in the process What Did you expect me to answer that Grab a copy of The Rise for yourself and find out I promise, you will not be dissapointed And, as an added bonus, Alexa and Kayden get closer than ever before That little bit of information is enough in itself to pick this book up


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10 thoughts on “The Rise

  1. Nicole Nicole says:

    I don t how Gordon always catches me off guard Maybe because she keeps me up reading all night The Rise is a masterful blend of heart racing action, fear, betrayal, and unyielding love.The Montgomery sisters take us on a dark journey in book 3,secrets to be discovered, and some one is tested to the brink and way past of insanity And through it all Alexa s Libra, Kayden, is steadfast in his support of Alexa.But the Question is what happened to Jackson Will Alexa learn about his se I don t how Gordon always catches me off guard Maybe because she keeps me up reading all night The Rise is a masterful blend of heart racing action, fear, betrayal, and unyielding love.The Montgomery sisters take us on a dark journey in book 3,secrets to be discovered, and some one is tested to the brink and way past of insanity And through it all Alexa s Libra, Kayden, is steadfast in his support of Alexa.But the Question is what happened to Jackson Will Alexa learn about his secrets Ms Gordon is a master Extremely fast paced action, desperation, insanity, loss, and love, she will put you through the ringer in this one You will feel exactly how she intends you to feel Some people will die and you can t seen really care and others will make you cry The series is unlike any other, pure perfection.I really can t say muchbecause there are things that I do not want to spoil all the fun Head over to BN NOWlolhttp www. Rise Alexa MontPraise for the author of The Alexa Montgomery Saga H.D Gordon s writing was very thought out and her words flowed and kept me reading till late in the evening tana someofmyfavoritebooks Further adding to the writing skills, the world that Gordon created was so imaginative and brilliant that I was simply enthralled xxdaydreamer21xx H.D Gordon has written a book that well spellbound you She has created characters that linger long after the book is read and put away NayNay HD Gordonhd hdgordon.comhttp hdgordon.com Have you seen our yummy Kayden lately mmmmmmm.

  2. Sheri Sheri says:

    The third installment of the Alexa Montgomery series is amazing in that the author took the word twist to a whole new level No way could anyone have seen that coming The story continues right where book 2 left off but plunges into a dark abyss that will be difficult to climb out of The book is action packed with never a dull moment There is a lot of love in this story, as well as loss, pain, hope, fear, emotion, emotion, emotion, and the author did it all quite well.Through the whole story The third installment of the Alexa Montgomery series is amazing in that the author took the word twist to a whole new level No way could anyone have seen that coming The story continues right where book 2 left off but plunges into a dark abyss that will be difficult to climb out of The book is action packed with never a dull moment There is a lot of love in this story, as well as loss, pain, hope, fear, emotion, emotion, emotion, and the author did it all quite well.Through the whole story, even still at the end, Alexa is conflicted with what and who she is She knows her fate and never questions it, though she does wonder, why her What makes her so special that she should be able to do what is being asked of her Though I love Alexa and her badass self, her whole crappy attitude did get on my nerves a bit in this book is it really necessary to be so freaking rude to EVERYBODY I m sure she has some niceness in her somewhere I hope it does come out eventually It would be a nice change for her maybe at least to be nice to Kayden.And Jackson, oh my true love, Jackson What could I possibly say about you I cannot possibly leave you out of my review of this book however, I ll just leave it at that I love you Enough said.On top of all of that, the books are incredibly well written The author really has a way with words, painting almost whimsical pictures with her poetic like words I would definitely recommend this series as a must read to everyone

  3. Daphne Daphne says:

    So I was just scanning through my recommendations on , minding my own business, when BAM I see the link for the third book in the Alexa Montgomery series This was my reaction And then after the shock wore off So as you can obviously see, I have been waiting for this book to be released for a long long long time The Rise starts off right where Half Black Soul ends, and it doesn t disappoint Like the last novel, The Rise is mainly switched between tw So I was just scanning through my recommendations on , minding my own business, when BAM I see the link for the third book in the Alexa Montgomery series This was my reaction And then after the shock wore off So as you can obviously see, I have been waiting for this book to be released for a long long long time The Rise starts off right where Half Black Soul ends, and it doesn t disappoint Like the last novel, The Rise is mainly switched between two different POVs, Alexa and her little sister Nelly Although, it s mainly between these two characters there are also less common POVs, from the evil and diabolical King, Alexa s boyfriend, Kayden, and last but not least Jackson, Alexa s werewolf friend Alexa is badass, maybe evenso, than she was in the last two books Sometimes she can be a little rude and has some certain anger management problems, but that s understandable because if you really think about it, she s still just a teenager, thrown into a world she still dosen t understand Into a world where everyone thinks of her as their savior, a person who was going to defeat evil once and for all I don t know about you, but if I was in her position, I would be feeling a little pressured as well Another great thing I loved about Alexa s character, was that she had alot of conversations in her head When she feels her monster rising within her, demanding that she solve things with violence, she beats her monster side into submission by acting as if it was another person And the only way to pretend that it was a different person was to give that person a separate voice That made for some very.interesting conversations, because she was essentially arguing with herself Even though Alexa tends to be violent and harsh, she also has a softer side to her Sun Warriors tend to be motivated and driven by either anger or love After protecting her sister for years and years, a bond sprang between the them There was nothing in the world that Alexa would not give up for her sister Even her life Although Nelly is not strong in the physical sense, she is undefeatable in the mental sense If you have read the past two books you would know by now that she is Half Searcher and Half Lamia Her Lamia side makes her Searcher side even stronger It was amazing to see how much Nelly grows throughout the first two books In the start, Nelly resorted to sucking her thumb when she was scared, which annoyed me because it was so childish But now, after all the things that she s seen, all the problems that she s faced and overcome, she grew into a character that I both respected and admired However in the third booklet s just say that she s not completely herself.I loved the style of writing in this book Although there were a few spelling errors and grammatical errors, it was easy to overlook because i was just so immersed into the story This was a very fast paced novel and I enjoyed every second of it When I started reading The Rise, I thought that it was the last and final book in the series, but I was wrong The conclusion of this series is called Redemption and is expected to be released sometime in December 2012 Can t wait DHeroine 5 5Romance 5 5Action 5 5Comedy 5 5Overall 5 5

  4. Bee Bee says:

    I know now that I am what is called a Sun Warrior the last of a race of supernatural Warriors that were bred and built for battle and killing More importantly, I know that this power I have comes with a huge price TheI kill, theI want to kill Throw all your predictions for this book in the trash, get comfy in your couch with a large bag of potato chips and something to drink, because you re not moving the next few hours This book hooks you right from the start, just like the I know now that I am what is called a Sun Warrior the last of a race of supernatural Warriors that were bred and built for battle and killing More importantly, I know that this power I have comes with a huge price TheI kill, theI want to kill Throw all your predictions for this book in the trash, get comfy in your couch with a large bag of potato chips and something to drink, because you re not moving the next few hours This book hooks you right from the start, just like the other books did The amount of WTF, OMGand O_O moments in this book are unbelievable I ll tell you this minor spoiler without giving any big things away view spoiler a couple of characters die and you will be chocked hide spoiler H.D Gordon has done a brilliant job on this one Even better than the previous books No, I didn t know that was possible either Alexa is as badass as ever and the inner conversations she has with her monster are comical She and Kayden have a few Aaaahw moments that ll melt your heart I stared down at my hand Took a deep breath, opened my mouth I had no idea what was going to come out I I belong to you, I whispered, and the words were a slow thought, processed as they were spoken They held no question Kayden s hand came up and tilted my chin back I stared at my lion his golden skin, his carved muscles, the strong line of his jaw, and those eyes A tear escaped my own It rolled down my cheek, warm and wet Kayden s rough but gentle thumb brushed it away Yes, my Warrior, he said, and I you Nelly Geesh, Nelly I was literally screaming at my laptop to a fictional character most of the time She had some major issues in this book Jackson was still an stupid ass, but the further the book continued the less he was a stupid ass And then came another OMG WTF WHAT O.O moment near the end And King William is a first class asshole, for sure The new characters that are introduced are as awesome as the old ones Seriously Some are new supernatural creatures And there is a surprise at the end I didn t expect, but liked very much I also hated it, because now it is evendifficult to wait for the rest of Alexa s awesome journey If they wanted a war, then that was exactly what they would get That s all I have to say about it Enough, no What can I sayof this novel Other thanJUST READ IT ALREADY , nothing So adios and enjoy reading the book I ll leave you with one last quote from the book In the end, we all die This is not of question Inarguable No mystery lay here The mystery dwells in two questions How long will our story be, and of what will the pages read

  5. Jodie Jodie says:

    Was much much darker than the previous installments I missed all the snark humor, writing was oh so intense grabbed hold of me I couldn t think of anything except for this world It took me on an incredible ride I enjoyed the changing pov loved being with Alexa I struggled, immensely, with the horror that accompanied Nellys pov Kayden is, ahhhhhh, I ve got no words I adore Kayden am hoping for someKayden Alexa one on one time wink wink in Redemption.I am excited apprehen Was much much darker than the previous installments I missed all the snark humor, writing was oh so intense grabbed hold of me I couldn t think of anything except for this world It took me on an incredible ride I enjoyed the changing pov loved being with Alexa I struggled, immensely, with the horror that accompanied Nellys pov Kayden is, ahhhhhh, I ve got no words I adore Kayden am hoping for someKayden Alexa one on one time wink wink in Redemption.I am excited apprehensive for the release of Redemption later this year.Full review to come

  6. Jennifer (random jendsmit) Jennifer (random jendsmit) says:

    OMFG WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENEDBest book of the series review will be written when i can wrap my mind around this awesomeness seriously READ THIS BOOK

  7. Sherry Fundin Sherry Fundin says:

    Her writing is so good, I don t know if I ll survive it.The Prophecy says one will come along who will raise an army and free the enslaved Alexa Montgomery was to be the one.Spoiler Alert The Rise The Alexa Montgomery Saga, Book IIIAlexa s mother admonished her for leaving Nelly behind when she came to rescue her from prison It was Nelly they were really after and I had left her alone at Two Rivers.The only purpose I had in life was to protect her I am a Sun Warrior, one of a kind My monst Her writing is so good, I don t know if I ll survive it.The Prophecy says one will come along who will raise an army and free the enslaved Alexa Montgomery was to be the one.Spoiler Alert The Rise The Alexa Montgomery Saga, Book IIIAlexa s mother admonished her for leaving Nelly behind when she came to rescue her from prison It was Nelly they were really after and I had left her alone at Two Rivers.The only purpose I had in life was to protect her I am a Sun Warrior, one of a kind My monster within loves to kill actually revels in it and I would do whatever it takes to keep Nelly safe.Nelly is one of a kind too, a vampire and a searcher She is able to search others thoughts But the real reason they would kill her, she is half Lamia She is considered a danger to everyone.The King was responsible for the fate of the villagers in Two Rivers He kept them drugged and ignorant of the fate awaiting them He was using them as a blood factory The depth of the King s evil was black and ugly The King had arranged for my mother to be imprisoned and I wanted him dead.Everyone thought the Prophecy meant me, but I knew it meant Nelly The Prophecy said Nelly would save the King s captives, but die in the process.Nelly was called in to see the King She knew she was in trouble He is a highly skilled searcher She is barely able to control herself She couldn t give away she was as powerful a searcher as he was That would mean her death.Nelly was surprised when he asked about Alexa Was this about her He told her Alexa s crimes were treason and murder Before Nelly could stop herself, she spit on his shoes She felt such a red hot anger, she lost all control Alexa was not a traitor.As the King grabbed Nelly s hand to search her, she turned her powers loose The King was thrown from her As she searched him she saw a vision She saw him dead Alexa s sword had slain him and Alexa lay dead beside him.She screamed and her power threw everyone against the walls.The Queen finally got her attention and said to put the King asleep, like the others, or they wouldn t be able to escape.Alexa and Kayden were racing to get back to Nelly They had to stop for gas and when they got out to pump it, Kayden pulled something from his pocket and told Alexa Happy Birthday It was the most beautiful ring Alexa had ever seen I I belong to you Alexa said to him, her beautiful lion Even her monster was quiet Nelly gathered, with her mind, the few she could take, as they made their escape When the Lamia attacked and killed Daniel, she lost all control Her rage could not be held back It flowed out to the Lamia, killing them all and she absorbed their energy.The van for their escape was near, but Nelly directed them away from it Even though it was night, she saw the sun and went towards it Something was calling to her, but she didn t know what Stop Alexa yelled at Kayden, but she didn t know why.She was being drawn to Nelly They had a bond that demanded they find each other.When she saw them standing in the road, she realized Tommy was holding Nelly Alexa knew what she needed, so she proceeded to cut her arm and offered it to the unconscious Nelly With no warning Nelly attacked her.Alexa didn t think things could get any worse But she was so very wrong.5 STARS Would Buy It For Them lol H D Gordon is creating new covers as I write this review I already liked them, now I think they are evenamazing, bringing together the entire series.I raced through the pages, beginning to end Alexa s story kept getting better and better I was waiting, holding my breath, for what would happen next.It was a punch to the gut when Nelly killed and fled Not sweet Nelly I thought she was going to be the heroine.Alexa had been pushed to her limits She was distraught She would do whatever it took to save Nelly but she was paralyzed by her loss Her love was selfless.Amazing descriptions of the supernatural characters and their environment I love this series so much, I cannot find the words to describe how I feel as I read along.I raced through the last pages, not realizing I was coming to the end What s going to happen No, it can t be WT.I sat there with my mouth hanging open, thinking, now what My heart fell Then, I thought, okay There s onebook and I have to go get it NOW I received this book in return for an honest and unbiased review.The Rise H.D Gordon

  8. Marsha Marsha says:

    H.D Gordon has done it again she has written another hit in the Alexa Montgomery series Book three is darker than the other two books and filled with one emotional roller coaster ride after another.Initially, Alexa has rescued her mother and and is driving back to Two Rivers with Kayden by her side Mommie Dearest is on a rampage about Alexa leaving Nelly alone So, they are rushing back to try to protect her However, little do they know but, Nelly has been captured by evil King William He H.D Gordon has done it again she has written another hit in the Alexa Montgomery series Book three is darker than the other two books and filled with one emotional roller coaster ride after another.Initially, Alexa has rescued her mother and and is driving back to Two Rivers with Kayden by her side Mommie Dearest is on a rampage about Alexa leaving Nelly alone So, they are rushing back to try to protect her However, little do they know but, Nelly has been captured by evil King William He wants to toy with her believing himself to be so superior andpowerful than anoyone around Boy, does Nelly have a surprise not only for him but, her family and friends as well Soon, she is on the run with Queen Camillia, Bethany and several others from the slave camp When they are attacked by Lamia, Nelly saves everyone all but Daniel However, there is a hefty price to pay for her bravery.Soon, Alexa and Nelly are rejoined Unfortunately,Nelly is attacks Alexa and almost drains her dry She is knocked out and the group decides it is best if they head for safety before King William s men meet up with them When they stop for gasn and ALexa and Kayden attempt to take a moment for themselves, they return to the van to discover Nelly missing and her mother and Bethany dead Alexa is at a loss She desperately looks for her sister Unable to locate her the group convinces her to move on to safety once they have buried their dead.Alexa and company end up in the Outlands, an area that is unaligned to any power or kingdom The inhabitants agree to live peaceably among each other It is here that Alexa will seek an answer to how to locate and cure her sister but, at what price It does not matter because Alexa knows she is willing to pay and do anything to protect her sister She and Kayden will have their moment of love only to have it snatched away prematurely There will be heartbreak after heartbreak, death, betrayals and yes, hope This was a another really good read but, I did have two criticisms There were minor editing issues that seem to plague self published books but, my biggest concern was the story being told from four different points of views Why is this a issue If this is the Alexa Montgomery Saga, it should be told solely from her viewpoint When other characters take the lead, the main character loses some power momentum I ve noticed that the last two books have been featuringof other character s POV s I hope that Ms Gordon returns to her original concept and tell the story from Alexa s view Give yourself a treat and pick up this series It is definitely a page turner

  9. Laurie: Almost Faemous Laurie: Almost Faemous says:

    Originally posted on my blog Urban Fantasy ReviewI received a copy of The Rise from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review, that being said onto the review WOWjust wow, this is the third installment in the Alexa Montgomery series and it is action packed from cover to cover The Rise picks up immediately after Hafl Black Soul leaves off, Alexa and Kayden have just rescued her mother and they are heading back to Two Rivers to save Nelly Nelly doesn t need saving and is far stron Originally posted on my blog Urban Fantasy ReviewI received a copy of The Rise from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review, that being said onto the review WOWjust wow, this is the third installment in the Alexa Montgomery series and it is action packed from cover to cover The Rise picks up immediately after Hafl Black Soul leaves off, Alexa and Kayden have just rescued her mother and they are heading back to Two Rivers to save Nelly Nelly doesn t need saving and is far stronger than anyone suspected Nelly escapes Two Rivers with some friends in tow and proves strong enough to fight off the King and some Lamias along the way, but at a huge personal cost.This book tells the story from several different points of view, usually jumping between Alexa and Nelly and towards the end it also features the King and Kayden as well I love Alexa, she is so conflicted throughout the book she has a running dialogue with herself and what she calls her monster it makes for some lighter moments in what is a very dark book Her devotion to her sister and her fearlessness make her so unique especially in YA fiction The book did have some happy parts to it, without giving too much away all I will say isGo Team Kayden Nelly, wow didn t see that coming The character development in this book for Nelly is huge With Alexa off rescuing their mother Nelly is left to fend for herself for the first time ever, she has always relied on Alexa s strength she never had to discover her own She discovers what she can do in this book in a huge way and at a terrible cost While she doesn t share Alexa s physical strength or fighting skill she has definitely become her equal and a whole lot darker.The plot in this book is very fast paced and it has everything you want prophecies, deaths, impending war and a whole lot of plot twists HD has such a unique way of writing she makes you feel every emotion the character has and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the whole book, I couldn t put it down and I was up reading to the wee hours of the morning I highly recommend this series to any UF fan and I am counting down the days until Redemption is released.so hurry up already

  10. Jeanine Jeanine says:

    Wowjust wow So far The Rise is my favorite book of the Alexa Montgomery series With every installment H.D Gordon grows so muchas an author and it shows through the characters she creates, the poetry she incorporates throughout her work, and the emotion she inflicts on her audience And let me tell you, The Rise was a roller coaster ride of emotion FINALLY we get to witness Alexa s vulnerable side and it endured her to me on a whole new level The Rise begins with a frantic Alexa Wowjust wow So far The Rise is my favorite book of the Alexa Montgomery series With every installment H.D Gordon grows so muchas an author and it shows through the characters she creates, the poetry she incorporates throughout her work, and the emotion she inflicts on her audience And let me tell you, The Rise was a roller coaster ride of emotion FINALLY we get to witness Alexa s vulnerable side and it endured her to me on a whole new level The Rise begins with a frantic Alexa, her Libra, Kayden, and her newly freed mother rushing back to Two Rivers to retrieve Nelly In Half Black Soul we learn that it is Nelly, not Alexa, who is the true prophesized savior and without the protection of her sister, the Sun Warrior, she may be in danger which she most definitely is However, Nelly ends up posing a bigger threat than King William and any of his Lamia blood siphoning warriors Under attack, Nelly ends up showing the side she has kept hidden her entire life and unleashing powers she has never used before In doing so, she gains followers that would gladly give their lives for her in turn, the darkness she s burrowed so deep within rises and takes her over completely Can Alexa save her sister from herself even if it means forfeiting her own life in the process What Did you expect me to answer that Grab a copy of The Rise for yourself and find out I promise, you will not be dissapointed And, as an added bonus, Alexa and Kayden get closer than ever before That little bit of information is enough in itself to pick this book up

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