Friday, November 6, 2015

Blog Tour Review: Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts



I love Nora's books, I mean honestly, who doesn't that has tried them right but her new series, is bound to be one of my favorites yet which is why I'm so excited to be a part of the tour!





Releases: November 3, 2015 (ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review))
Published By: Berkley
Series: Book One in the Guardians Trilogy

Book Description:

To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces…

Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu, where five others have been lured to seek the fire star. Sasha recognizes them, because she has drawn them: a magician, an archaeologist, a wanderer, a fighter, a loner. All on a quest. All with secrets.

Sasha is the one who holds them together—the seer. And in the magician, Bran Killian, she sees a man of immense power and compassion. As Sasha struggles with her rare ability, Bran is there to support her, challenge her, and believe in her.

But Sasha and Bran are just two of the six. And they all must all work together as a team to find the fire star in a cradle of land beneath the sea. Over their every attempt at trust, unity, and love, a dark threat looms. And it seeks to corrupt everything that stands in its way of possessing the stars…





About the Author:



Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She began writing when a blizzard in February 1979 kept her in her hilltop home with a three and six year old for nearly a week of canceled kindergarten and dwindling chocolate supplies. 

During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write a story for her own entertainment. From the first page, she knew it was what she was meant to do. Several manuscripts and rejections later, Irish Thoroughbred was published by Silhouette in 1981.

The Liar, published in April 2015 by Putnam, is her 214th book. She hit the NY Times Bestseller list in 1991. Every book since 1999 has made that list.

Recently The New Yorker called her “America’s favorite novelist."

In 1995, she began writing a police procedural series featuring Eve Dallas, a NY homicide cop, and set in the near future under the J.D. Robb pseudonym. Devoted in Death, out in September 2015, is the 41st entry in the series. 






It has been way too long since I have read a Roberts book, and in doing so, it reminded me all over again why she truly is a master in her craft. 

Her books are engaging, fun, well written, designed, and executed. Easy to get into and hard to step away from, this is another series that fans are just going to adore. 

Reminiscent of two of my favorite series by her, Three Sister's Island and the Circle Trilogy, it was no wonder this was a hard one to put down. 

I loved all the magical elements, surprises, and adventure, not to mention romance, along the way. Very much all the things I look forward to when starting one of her books.

I am so excited about this series and truly can not wait for more. I loved the darker elements it had as well as the insta friendship between these six people. This is truly going to be a memorable series.




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by an outside source. I was not compensated for this review.*

48 comments:

  1. Damn, a new series? I haven't read her books in a long time. I think the last one was Blood Brothers, and I still need to finish that trilogy. I'd like to read this too though.

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    1. You'll like this one, it was fun and there are some kick butt girls too. ;)

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  2. I don't know how I haven't read a book of hers yet. I think I need to get on that as it sounds like they are ones I would like. Great review!

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    1. Her paranormal ones are my favorite, I would star there for sure. ;)

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  3. Great review Ali, and I also love Nora's books both her stand a lones and her trilogies. And wow another fantasy one I love those the best. Thanks!

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  4. I haven't read very many of her books, but this one sounds good!!

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    1. It is fabulous and the other two series I mentioned above are amazing too. ;)

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  5. I haven't read a Roberts book in a very long time, but I've been seeing a lot of reviews for her books lately and it's making me want to read them. This one sounds wonderful. Glad you enjoyed it! :)
    Lovely review!

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    1. Thanks Nick, it was a lot of fun, all her fantasy/PNRs are. I like them more than her others I think. ;)

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  6. I just saw this cover the other day and was so tempted to pick it up - it's been awhile since I've read a Nora Robert book. I always enjoy the mix of setting, magic, and of course, the romance! So happy to liked this one, Ali. I may have to grab this one up soon.
    Happy Friday, hope you have a great weekend :)

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  7. I haven't read a Nora Roberts in a long time either. glad to hear her writing is still as good as ever

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    1. It was nice to have that reminder for sure. ;)

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  8. I am so glad you reviewed this Ali. I love Roberts but was overbooked (blogger problems) so I intend to pick it up!

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    1. You are definitely going to love this one!

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  9. Lovely review and a good reminder that I should check out her latest releases, as I haven't kept up in a while. For her slice of the market, the woman can craft a "mean" story, that's for sure :) Happy Friday, my friend <3

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    1. I felt the same way before this, I think I overlook her and then finally read her and kick myself for overlooking her and forgetting how much I love her stuff!

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  10. I read my first Roberts books last year, and I really need to pick up more. Maja really liked this one as well, so I know I need to get a copy.

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    1. Her fantasy series are just so much fun Heidi and very well written.

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  11. It's been a while since I haven't read a book by the author but I have many and I really should go back to them!

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    1. I have a few as well I need to read. ;) I hope you give this one a try!

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  12. I have a couple of her books on my tbr but haven't gotten to them yet. This reminds me to have them bumped up for reading. I might have to get this one as well.

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    1. Glad you will be bumping them up. ;)

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  13. I want to read all the magical books by her, I keep hearing wonderful things, great review Ali

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    1. They are fabulous, I hope you try them!

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  14. I've only read 3 of her books and it is a the perfect blend of "current/trendy" literary fiction. Even if the plot is trendy, it still has a substance

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  15. I haven't read a single Nora Roberts book, it just never really appealed to me. Maybe I'll try one because this one sounds really decent!

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    1. I love her fantasy series, they are a lot different from her regular romance ones.

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  16. OMG I need to read this. Love the sound of this series and I love that the heroine is a painter. I need to get a hold of a copy of this book ASAP... Off to the library I go. :P

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    1. Woo hoo! I hope you love it. It really was a lot of fun and I definitely want the next book, like today! :P

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  17. oh this sounds wonderful!!! I haven't read Roberts since her Bride Quartet series which I adored. I need to get back to her. I have always loved how engaging her books are...so fun to get into!! Fabulous Review.

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    1. I loved the Bride Quartet! One of the few strictly romances series of her's that I adored all the characters and had so much fun with!

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  18. NORA FREAKING ROBERTS! What can I say?? Well... other than the fact that I have NEVER tried one of her books? You've now reminded me of just how much I've been missing out on! So I'm going to go and buy one now. :) Maybe this one! Thanks Ali! YOU ROCK! <3

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    1. Definitely try one of her fantasies first!

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  19. Coincidentally, I'm well on my way to finishing her The Liar book. It's bee a while for me as well. I think I requested this book on NG last week. Wish me luck!

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    1. Oh I hope you get it, it is fabulous and I think you will really like it!

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  20. Seriously, I need to read a Roberts book one day. I keep putting it off. Sounds really great!

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    1. Do it! She really is a wonderful writer, especially in this genre. ;)

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  21. I agree, Roberts truly has mastered her craft. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks so much Tyler and to you as well!

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  22. Oh maybe this'll be the one to win me over to the NR side! I LOVE her JD Robb books but have never been able to finish a Nora one. It's crazy. I gobble her Robb ones up though :D Glad you had such a good time with this one!

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    1. I LOVE her In Death series! Eve and Roarke are amazing! I think you would like her fantasies, they are a lot like that series in certain ways.

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  23. I love her paranormal books but it's been YEARS since I've read one. I need to get busy and read more. I've heard this is good!

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    1. It was so good Candace I think you will really like it!

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  24. I am more a fan of J.D.Robb, than Nora, but do read her books occasionally, and actually I think I have read the two series you said this was like. For some reason, this just doesn't sound like one for me though. I am glad you loved it and thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I do love her In Death series, it is so much fun. ;)

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