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Zinnia (Angelbound Offspring #3)

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If you are a fan of paranormal anything and aren't reading Christina Bauer, what are you even doing with your life? Seriously, I wish I'd found her ages before I did and now that I have I'm never letting go!

Zinnia's situation is Complicated with an extra large capital C. Secrets, lies, self-sacrifice and romance all with a heaping helping of teenage angst. WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE?! Add in some rock music, a swoony book boyfriend (Oh Rhodes. Just... yeah ) Really though, this story and the rest of the series (and all her series' truly) are well crafted, fun to read and just spectacular.

If you like fantasy, this author is for you!

RECOMMEND!
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Just me thinking and writing. I so, hope that you have read the first two books of this series. It was not a requirement, but let me say that it would most certainly allow for you to have a deeper connection to sweet Zinnia and the other characters that you meet. I loved Angelbound Origins and even with more being added to their story it makes the world that Christina Bauer built come alive with life having real exchanges and constant ebbs and flows. Now, with the the Angelbound Offspring spin-off series, we get a deeper look at the world, the lives, the characters, the children. I for one have very much enjoyed each and every step of the way. With the tap of the screen and the changing of the page, I fell more in love with sweet, soft, little Zinnia. I implore you too to come and see what the big deal is all about.

I so do not like giving things away especially when the journey for yourself will be more enjoyable exploring it all on your own. Dragons will always be my most favorite of the paranormal/fantasy worlds species. And meeting Zinnia was just icing on a cake that I did not even realize I was wanting to take a huge bite out of. Watching Zinnia believe she would die in a matter of days to discovering that she was not alone in the world. She was not the only living dragon. She was not alone. She was so much more than her handlers told her. As she discovery the truth the world she knows and doesn't know open up a new set of possibilities.
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Loved this book like all of the Christine Bauer books the style of her writing is great. 5 stars cant wait to read more
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Wow, Zinnia is a badass and here's to true love triumphing over evil. Wish I'd read this sooner. You go Christina!
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I didn't realize how long this series was when the publisher/tour company offered it to me. 5 books is a lot for a one book promo. I will buy the series and review it when I have time. They do sound great! I appreciate that they were all gifted to me!
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ARC from NetGalley

Well this was the worst of the lot thus far, but not because the story was worse or the characters intolerable, though I really do want to punch Kaps in the jaw. She is so irritating. This book was just.. did anyone beta this? 

I'm just going to paste the notes I took. There will be some sort of spoilery things:
This is really cheap writing. First thing she does is look around her room and tell us what she sees. Then she looks at herself in the mirror.

Okay they are supposed to be 9 and 10 and they are talking like this? Hardly believable. 

Okay they wrote a song together a few years ago, but she is 9.

Okay those song lyrics are awful and people are fawning over it why? I guess that makes sense, since she is 9, but these yeah why fawning? Also because 9?

Okay not talking like a 9-year-old.

Oh yeah they would indeed make sure to put their emblem on their bomb.

Okay so never mind he can't fucking recognize her face. It's been 10 years, but she has a twin sister. They can't look that different. Plus her tail scales are black, which apparently is only for royalty but he doesn't even blink? Even her twin sister doesn't recognize her?

These lyrics are all so very, very bad.

Okay so she looks enough like her twin sister to fool some mages who know her, and her twin sister suggested that she pretend to be her because she thought she could pass as her, and Rhodes agreed that this was feasible, but NO ONE RECOGNIZED HER? JFC.
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As I mentioned on book 1 read from Angelbound Offspring series, this world was new for me. However, I was right, I had lots of nights with no sleep as I had all 5 books in the series available. 
They are fun, addictive and amazing. 
I can’t wait for book 6, as I paired with book 5 so I need it to have closure on their story.
Review added to books 2-5, as I devoured them with no break in between, not even for review 😃 – they are THAT good!

P.S. Here’s a latte! 😉
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Zinnia what a great story.
She is an amazing character, she cannot remember who she is but she fights to get her memories back. She meets Rhodes at a concert in the desert and feels a connection to him, she trusts him and goes on a road trip with the band so she can experience life before hers ends.

I read this book so quickly I couldn't put it down once I started.
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Book 3 of the Angelbound Offspring series did not disappoint.  I was hòoked from the first page and kept going until, all too soon, I reached the end of the book. 
My consolation,  is that I can go straight on to book 4, Rhodes....
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Christina Bauer has once again created a completely different character in the “Angelbound Origins” series and I love her and her name is: Zinnia. 

The lines are clear for Zinnia, it is either black or white. She was taught one way. When she finds out she has been lied to then she sets out to find out what is real. This takes tremendous strength and courage. Bauer creates these amazing young women that are strong, risk-taking, and who make mistakes yet get back up again.

Bauer provides humor, action, and some really funny one-liners. Zinnia is a heroine to root for. I cannot wait to see what happens next.

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.
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Now that I am on the 3rd book of this series I'm starting to lose more and more interest.  When I found out about this series I picked up "Maxon" and was very invested in the story.  It was a fresh new take on different realms and how you can be with who you want to be with despite them being different than you.

Now I'm just over the stories in general.  I powered through it just because this was Portia and Tempest's daughter but I was very disappointed with that story as well (book 2). 

Everything feels RUSHED, I mean how can you get invested with characters when you feel like it's introducing them and then turn the page and rushing them to a HEA?

If these books were split up into two, and there was WAY more character development within them then I would be giving this book 5 stars.  I want to FEEL the emotions, manifest that person in my mind, play the movie while I'm reading in my head...SOMETHING...ANYTHING!!

I wouldn't discredit the books just because they are rushed, if that is your type of reading and want a quick story then this will definitely be your kind of book!
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I really think each of these books get better as they go along, I love Christina’s writing so much, she pulls you right in and doesn’t let you go. These are just full of action, chemistry and great romance. I look forward to many more.

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
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I liked this book in the series. I finished it very quickly due to liking the characters and the world. 

Thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley for my eARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Received an ARC of this book in exchange for a fair review.

When I saw this on NetGalley I was very excited! The Angelbound series was one I couldn’t put down and to see there were more books (that I hadn’t yet read) I jumped at the opportunity to read more.

I really enjoyed The story, I liked the main characters and how they had this friendship and were able to grow into something more. It was fast paced, and kept me reading to see what happened next.

I like how with each addition to the series the world lore increases and we get to see the same characters again. It was so easy to fall back into the world after time away.

I will say that is not a complex fantasy, the plot is very straight forward - and I enjoy that on occasion, it’s nice to be able to chose the style and complexity of
Stories. But if you are looking for a twisty story with multiple plot lines then this isn’t it.

I am jumping straight into Rhodes (the next in the series) because I need to know what happens next!

(review on Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3367151768?book_show_action=false)
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As often happens this book was published out of order – as further/later books in this series have already come out. But it was worth waiting for as it I found it better than some of the others in this series – right up to last 20% where it began to ‘fail’.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed Zinnia as a character – her confusion about the outside world, her general character trained as it was by her captors, and her interaction with the band. Her sister was less interesting and seemed to be a very clumsy treasure hunter considering how long she had been undertaking it.
Bauer is an author who is inconsistent in her writing quality – some is excellent and some lacks that pazzazz that makes you want to read more – which was how I started with AngelBound – the Offspring have often been a little lacklustre. This one less so, so 4 stars.
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Ich hab mich auf die Geschichte von Zin sehr gefreut, da ich ja bei Portia & T Zin noch nicht kennen lernen konnte. Umso gespannter war ich, was aus den beiden geworden ist, und wie es dazu kam, dass Zin einfach ihre Familie vergisst.

Und ich wurde nicht enttäuscht. Die Geschichte hat mir wieder viel Spaß gemacht zu lesen und Zin war echt lustig, aber ich hab so mit ihr mitgelitten und mitgefühlt. Man hat ihr so viele Jahre mit ihrer Familie und von ihrem Leben gestohlen. Doch Zin ist stark und hat nicht aufgegeben. Und Rhodes, oh, den fand ich super. Er hat von Anfang an gemerkt, dass es da eine Verbindung zu ihr gibt, war sich anfangs aber nicht mal bewusst, wen er da vor sich hat.

Die Geschichte der Beiden war schön zu verfolgen und es die Dialoge bzw. Konverstaionen mit den Bandmitgliedern war echt lustig „You Di**“.. Aber dafür kann ja Zin nichts, wenn sie so abgeschottet aufwächst :D

Das Ende hatte es in sich und jetzt muss ich einfach das nächste Buch lesen, denn ich bin noch nicht bei meinem HEA angelangt und das geht so nicht, denn Zin und Rhodes haben definitiv mehr verdient!
Gelungene Fortsetzung, welche mir besser gefallen hat, wie die der Eltern, aber Rhodes ist auch ein Gitarre-spielender Drache, da kann nicht mal der Emperor mithalten, sorry T.

****

I was really looking forward to the story of Zin, as after finisihing Portia & T I was unsure how the story continues. This was one of the reasons I was so looking forward what’s about to come and what fate has in store for Portia & T but also how Zin ended up forgetting her family and so.

What I can say for sure, I was not getting disappointed. The story was fun to read and I really enjoyed Zin, especially her way of talking (I mean, “You Di**”) but it was also so lovely to refer to Rhodes as “my Rhodes” nearly immediately. You really can feel what Zin is feeling, the author’s writing was amazing again. Zin was separated from her family and friends for quite some time but she’s strong, so strong, and once she met Rhodes, oh my Rhodes, it only got better. He felt from the beginning that they have a one-of-a-kind connection, even though he didn’t know it’s Zin.

This made the story fun to read because as a reader you obviously know the background but joining Zin & Rhodes on their story to figure it out for themselves as well was great. I did enjoy the other members of the band and hope to read more about them in the next book.

Speaking of which, the next book “Rhodes” is already on my list, because the ending Zin & Rhodes have right now is not yet satisfactory for me – I need to see that they get their well deserved HEA.
And I must admit, and I am sorry T, but Rhodes is just the best dragon-shifter so far :)
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This book starts out with Zinnia, or Zin, at age 9.  She is supposed to be taking a nap with her sisters Kaps and Huntress, but naps are for losers and she is planning to make her escape to go meet LT, or Rhodes, so they can make music and magic together. Everything seems to go wrong and this loving family is separated for what seems like forever. I love the family involvement,  especially the ending, it shows true love between family members.  One of my favourite parts of this book is, of course, the ultra-romantic love story that literally beats all other love stories.  Not to mention, the magic of music.  Music is very healing for people suffering trauma and other things in real life so I thought this showed a new and brilliant perspective from Christina Bauer. To make something that is so meaningful and healthy for so many people into a force of good in this fantasy series is just amazing.   Bravo!
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It has been seven years since Zinnia was taken from her family and her memories erased.  She now believes that she is the last dragon shifter and that it is her destiny to become the reincarnated vessel of Chimera.  Unfortunately, when Chimera is reborn … Zinnia will die.  This will all happen on her seventeenth birthday, only five days away.  These plans change when she hears music across the desert, goes to check it out, and realizes that the members of the band on stage are all dragon shifters.  She is not the last one!  Once she realizes that her handlers were lying to her; memories begin to resurface.  Will Zinnia be able to overcome the handlers who have been controlling her?  Will she find the family she was taken from seven years earlier?

Zinnia is the third book in the Angelbound Offspring series.  Although this story can be enjoyed without reading any of the previous books, it is fun to see the other characters appear throughout the story.  There is a little bit of romance and a lot of adventure as these shape-shifting teenagers try and save one of their own.  Once again this is a very quick read and I like that I don’t have to spend a lot of time trying to follow along.  The alternating voices give the reader greater insight and a broader appreciation of this dynamic world.  I can’t wait to read the next book, Rhodes, very soon.
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Love this series! Well written, full of action and great storyline. The characters are so enthralling they suck you into the story! Christina is a very talented author who creates wonderful worlds in her books! I highly recommend checking this series out. The Angelbound world is awesome!
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