Tuesday, November 5, 2013

{Review} A Matter of Truth by Heather Lyons

I LOVE this series and I think A Matter of Truth is my favorite out of all the books I have read so far... 

Not long ago, Chloe Lilywhite seemingly had it all: a prized spot on the Magicals’ Council as lead Creator, a loving fiancé and Connection, and a wealth of good friends. But the poised young woman she projected was nothing more than a façade. Her parents all but disowned her. Power plays and accusations of murder within the Council rocked her confidence. And most difficult of all, her secret, a secondary Connection to Jonah’s twin brother, Kellan, became painfully impossible to resist. Desperate to gain control over her rapidly unraveling existence, Chloe did the unthinkable: she ran away.

Now living and working in Alaska under an alias, Chloe is slowly discovering who she is and, more importantly, who she wants to be. But the more she tries to leave the Magical world behind, the harder it becomes to stay hidden. The Elders are back with a vengeance, and the stakes have never been higher. Chloe finally has to make a choice: embrace her pre-ordained Fate or pave her own way in the worlds. One thing’s for sure, though—she’s finally up for the challenge.*This is a New Adult title, suitable for readers 18+*

My Thoughts

When A Matter of Heart left off, Chloe left Annar and her identity behind, along with everything else she loved. She couldn't handle the stress and it was literally making her sick. The only way she saw out of the mess was to leave it all behind and give herself some time away to figure things out and let the two boys she loves the most heal their relationship with one another.

This whole book is centered on what Chloe wants, she is finally choosing. She realizes that  Fate may play a roll but SHE has control over her future and what she wants out of life. Of course there is some drama, action, and gut punching moments but she is FINALLY coming to terms with her life and everything she wants out of it.
 I watched her grow in this story and I fell even more in love with her character.

There were twists and turns I did not see coming, some I did and there were new characters introduced that I fell head over heels in love with. Some aheeemm steamy moments that I was sweating and loving and thinking FINALLY!!!! 
Seriously phenomenal story telling! 

This whole series is so addictive, raw, emotional, and action packed that I can't help but  
I love the drama, sweet moments, and the whole concept of this series. I hope one day a big time producer reads this series and puts it on the big screen because I want to see it come to life. Can you guys imagine how phenomenal this series would be as a movie??
 If it was done right of course. 
I can. 
I picture it in my mind every time I sit down to read it.

I usually hate love triangles, seriously hate all the angst associated with them. The emotions are too much sometimes and I can't take it. But Heather does something amazing and intertwines the love triangle with magic, love, power, myths, legends, and makes reading it a little better to digest, even if it goes down really rough and heartbreaking, it still goes down and you are still a mess but at least you are enjoying the flavor.

There are times where I want to get off this carousel ride Heather puts me on because
I can't take it!!
I literally have to prepare myself before reading one of her books. I have to prep myself for the emotions that I am going to feel and the ups and down that are inevitably going to turn me into an insane person. 
I want to take these characters from her and never give them back because she doesn't treat them right but at the same time I know she is doing this on purpose. She is a creative genius and I just have to suck it up and have faith that she knows what she is doing... HUMMPPHH!!

Even when I am impatient for a certain character to get his/her HEA..

Le Sigh

I didn't want this book to end. I wanted it to keep going. I could have read it forever and never got tired of it.

I was SO MAD at the ending!!
 I wanted to twat kick Heather really hard to make her feel the amount of pain my heart went through after I got to the end!
I was an emotional wreck and now I have to impatiently wait until March before the next book is out... 
I want to tell her to take her time because I know books are not written in a day. But at the same time I want to be a selfish book trollop and tell her to HURRY the HELL up because she left my emotions unstable and I am not responsible for the emotional outbursts I will produce in the upcoming months due to her cliffhanger!!!

It's all your fault Heather, I love you and your books but DAMMIT I'm still mad at you!

Such a great book, amazing characters, amazing plot, amazing...everything!

I look forward to more books by this incredible author and I hope more and more people read this amazing series... It is worth every up and down emotion you experience because reading this series is an experience in its own right...

5/5 amazing stars for this book.
Even though I want to give it 0 because I am mad...KIDDING... 
Sort of ;)

My Status Updates from GR while reading this book... I thought they were funny when I looked back at them so I decided to share them with you...

21.0%"Seriously Chloe priorities let's talk about soup later hahaha"
23.0%"Hehe go Will u tell her!!!"
28.0%"Errrr whoa did not see that coming!!!!!"
40.0%"Hmmm making a guess that Chloe's friend will be fond of Will hmmmm"
41.0%"Ugh if Chloe doesn't stop blaming herself about everything I'm going to choke her... But then she might blame herself for being stupid ;)"
52.0%"Jesus I need a notepad for all this info.... Holy shit and the plot thickens... Irony everything is so ironic right now hAhaha"
76.0%"Damn I love it when I'm right!!!! Haaa"
86.0%"Phew it's getting a little aheeeemmm yeah wow"
100.0%"Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh what???!!! Nooooo ahhhh what!??!? dammit Heather this is so not fair!!!!! I need the next book out like tomorrow.... Please?? I promise I'll be good :("


Although my natural inclination is to clam up, I know it must have been tough for Will to just let that all out. So I lean my head against his back and admit to him something I haven’t done before. “Nepal reminds me of somebody I love.” I swallow the growing lump in my throat. Even now, four months in, it’s incredibly difficult to talk about Jonah. “I was sad today because when I heard some people talking in the diner about Tibet, I thought of this person, and of what Nepal means to him.” I take a deep breath and count to ten, because saying this next part is like stabbing myself in the gut. “I miss him so much it makes it hard to breathe. Sometimes it’s hard to move on, when memories refuse to let you go.”
Will’s voice reverberates through me when he quietly asks, “Did he die?”
I tell Will a lot—but I cannot talk anymore about Jonah with him. With anyone, really. All he knows is that love has broken me, too, and that I’m in no place to even contemplate a relationship. So much of me wants to open the floodgates, though, let Will into the dark parts of my heart like he’s slowly been letting me in, and someday I will do just that. It’s just . . . I need more time.
I shake my head against his back. There is no more Tell Me for the rest of the night.

About the Author

Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.





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