The Phoenix by Jessica McCrory
Hey guys! As promised, today I start my series of blog posts featuring authors I've had the pleasure to work with. Today I am featuring Jessica McCrory's The Phoenix. Here's the blurb for the story:
The Phoenix (book one of The Prophecy Series)- Life has brought very little joy to Anastasia Carter. Being raised in an abusive household has left her with many scars, both physical and mental, and the only thing that brought her peace was knowing that the time was coming when she would be able to finally escape from the horrors that hid behind closed doors.
She never could have imagined that her escape would come at the hands of a sorcerer who saved her from a certain death, or that she would have to give up her best friend and first love.
When the sorcerer whisks her away to another world, she is shocked to discover that not only is magic real, but she was prophesied long before to be the one who could end the darkness that was being spread by a sorcerer bent on ruling all the worlds. She transforms from a victim into a warrior and dives headlong into a war that had been raging years before she arrived.
Now, ten years after disappearing from Seattle, she returns on the heels of her enemy, only to run into the boy who had lived next door to her throughout her entire childhood, only he isn’t a boy anymore. As he joins her in the fight to save both their worlds, Anastasia has to decide whether she believes giving in to her love for Dakota would be an unaffordable distraction, or her greatest strength.
Reviews for The Phoenix:
"This is not usually my preferred genre, so I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. McCrory does a lovely job of creating characters you care about, and developing their connections. I'm excited to see what happens next!"
"Highly recommend. You will feel like you have traveled to a new world along with the characters in this series. Leaves you wanting more."
"The Phoenix is a book filled with love,action and excitement. It had me glued to the pages from beginning to the end. I cannot wait for the second installment to come out."