Mayan Blood

Mayan Blood is a Ebook I received this ARC pdf edition from Theresa DaLayne in exchange for an honest review Look at the cover The cover is eye catching isn t it I quite rarely read books wi

Mayan Blood is a Ebook *I received this ARC pdf edition from Theresa DaLayne in exchange for an honest review*Look at the cover! The cover is eye-catching, isn't it?I quite rarely read books with this kind of genre. But so far the book is quite interesting for me. I am interested with the story that incorporates elements of the Mayan civilization. There are also some section about classical music. I really liked it!About the characters, I love Zanya because she is stubborn, strong, powerful, but also beautiful. I can't imagine what it was like living in the orphanage, with no family, and just had a bestfriend. I felt sad when she finally met her mother even if only for a short time. And Arwan, I was curious about his past and I loved him so much! He is so charming and always protect Zanya. Jayden is charming too and I felt sad when he died because of Sarian.I can't wait to read all the series . Their empires have fallen, but their mythology lives on Zanya Coreandero is a seventeen year old orphan with only a single friend and no hope for a normal life Diagnosed with anxiety and night terrors, no one believes her cuts and bruises are a result of an evil entity, and not a brutal case of self harm.With the only home she s ever known being the isolated institution wTheir empires have fallen, but their mythology lives on Zanya Coreandero is a seventeen year old orphan with only a single friend and no hope for a normal life Diagnosed with anxiety and night terrors, no one believes her cuts and bruises are a result of an evil entity, and not a brutal case of self harm.With the only home she s ever known being the isolated institution where breakfast is a handful of medications, the psychiatry sessions are mandatory, and her every move is watched the only relief is her red haired roommate named Tara, who s like a little sister than her best friend.Free will is strong, but destiny is stronger.When Zanya is kidnapped, she meets a group of gifted Mayan descendants, each with a unique ability Gone from a nameless castaway to the only hope of mankind, Zanya is forced to make a grueling decision bond with an enchanted stone and save humanity from rising underworld forces, or watch helplessly as Earth falls victim to a familiar dark deity from her dreams This time, he s playing for keeps.A wicked secret hides behind a handsome face When Arwan, a dark eyed timebender, takes interest in Zanya s mission, it s unclear if his intention is to help, or if he s on a hell bent mission for revenge Wary of falling for another guy with major secrets and a tainted past, Zanya fights to keep her distance If only her heart gave her a choice Reprint comment The book title and the main character s name has been changed from Stone Guardian to Mayan Blood, and from Ashley to Zanya Some reviews or comments may reflect the change, others will not.. Bestseller Ebook Mayan Blood Read the entire review on That Bookshelf Bitch!Before anything else, I received an Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) of this book (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Theresa DeLayne and Limitless Publishing!Mayan Blood is DeLayne’s debut novel and is the first book of the Stone Legacy series. I enjoyed a significant portion of this book; I say “significant portion” because I had numerous problems and issues with it. But more on that later.In my opinion, the most notable element of this book is the world-building and the concept itself. This is the first book I’ve read that highlighted the Mayan civilization, which I found to be really, really cool. The world-building was a beautiful, balanced blend of ancient and paranormal elements that led to the construction of a fascinating fantastical realm I wanted to keep reading about. The manner in which the Mayan’s mythology was interlaced into the story was quite remarkable. Additionally, I liked how it was revealed in the novel.In general, the book was a fairly decent read, although I would have preferred to see more character development and better written action scenes. There were instances wherein it seemed like the story was losing its direction. My main problem, however, was the copy I received. The copy given to me was poorly edited and contained plentiful grammatical errors and missing phrases.I tried to immerse myself in this story and to overlook the many grammatical flaws and technical mistakes. However, these erroneous passages were not only distracting but downright off-putting. They prevented me from fully appreciating the story. As such, I cannot, in good conscience, give Mayan Blood a higher rating. Still, I intend to read the succeeding books. I’m quite interested in discovering what’s in store for Zanya and the rest of charactersActual rating: 3.5 stars

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  1. instagram authortheresadal Theresa DaLayne is a north south east western kind of girl with a quirky personality to match her nomad life Born in California, she migrated to three different cities in Washington State, a tiny island in Alaska, North Carolina, and finally to the suburbs of Ohio where she currently lives with her husband, three kids, vegetarian cat, and her ungrateful fish.Always on the lookout for a new story, Theresa is a shameless eavesdropper and will take anyone who provides inspiration and mold them into a character without a second thought She enjoys writing both paranormal and contemporary stories, considering her mind wanders between worlds of fantasy while she s forced to live in the real world, very much against her will.

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  1. I received this ARC pdf edition from Theresa DaLayne in exchange for an honest review Look at the cover The cover is eye catching, isn t it I quite rarely read books with this kind of genre But so far the book is quite interesting for me I am interested with the story that incorporates elements of the Mayan civilization There are also some section about classical music I really liked it About the characters, I love Zanya because she is stubborn, strong, powerful, but also beautiful I can t imagi [...]


  2. Read the entire review on That Bookshelf Bitch Before anything else, I received an Advanced Reading Copy ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you, Theresa DeLayne and Limitless Publishing Mayan Blood is DeLayne s debut novel and is the first book of the Stone Legacy series I enjoyed a significant portion of this book I say significant portion because I had numerous problems and issues with it But on that later.In my opinion, the most notable element of this book [...]


  3. No family, one friend and an ex boyfriend who just disappeared and you find out the life you ve led, as miserable as it was, was a farce and you were meant to save the world from demonic overthrow Zanya has suffered from nightmares, brutal, terrifying nightmares that even medication couldn t prevent Could they be part of her heritage Taken from an institution orphanage, Zanya finds the family she never knew existed They are not your run of the mill family, they are different, very different and [...]


  4. Review of previous edition From a copy given by the author for an honest review.Ashley ihas lived in an institute orphanage all her life She has no idea who her family is All she knows is she has nightmares every night that no one believes her about, and wakes up with bruises or other marks quite often She has one friend named Tara that she refuses to leave Then one night after a fire alarm, Ashley and Tara are both taken from the institute by a man named Renato She soon learns that she is the G [...]


  5. wow I haven t read book like this in a while had me captivated by the storyline of The stone legacy series and the characters.Theresa your words had me mesmerize in like a spell, took me a couple of chapter to really get into it.Once I started I couldn t put it down at alln t wait to read of the series the way it drew you inzanya struggles with the daily life living in orphanage because mum died from giving birth to zanya she had no other family apart from her best mate in the orphanage called [...]


  6. ARC kindly offered by NetGalley and Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review Here is a book that I thought I would never read Why You see, ever since high school I was never fond of the Mayan people I like their monuments, but I was never interested in their traditions and myths Then I do not know, it was a kind of imprinting and I ended up requiring this first volume I have not repented and finally the reading was enough pleasant.Zanya is an orphan who was raised in an institute for [...]


  7. Review of previous edition.Before I begin, I wish to thank the author for providing me with a copy so I may read it for review and I m so glad I did I was truly captivated and riveted for the most part and I really can t wait to read of this series.At first, when I began reading this book I was captivated and intrigued, wanting to find out about the story and the characters Then, it lulled for a bit and I didn t feel as connected as I wanted to, to the characters or the story And then, BOOM, f [...]


  8. Update 8 15 Ashley is now Zanya in this updated edition so I ve now changed her name in my review There were a few small changes I noticed from the first time I read it or maybe forgot about Zanya s cousin, Hawa, had previously dated Peter and seemed bitter about their breakup in the first book I didn t get that from her in this edition She seems nicer and has moved on from that relationship Also, we get a better picture of who Arwan is at the end and I don t remember knowing that before It als [...]


  9. Ashley doesn t have a last name She doesn t know who her mother or her father is All she has ever known is the orphanage for insane teenagers She s not insane, but no one believes her except her friend Tara She has panic attacks frequently and is afraid to go to sleep When she does, she dreams, but it s not like normal dreams In her dreams, she s in another place and the bad man always finds her More often than not, when she wakes up, delete comma she has wounds from her battles.When a family wa [...]


  10. I received a copy of this story from Net Galley Yay books Spoilers possible aheadI can totally see myself reading the rest of these Though, it s probably less based on the goodness of the story and of is Arwan the son of the King of the Underworld kind of thing Because, really, the assumption was madeSorry if that spoils anything for youbut I did give a warning There s just something about a bad guy who s not really bad, but has the potential to be and has to fight with his inner demons Make it [...]


  11. This was a great start to a series It was completely different from other supernatural books I have been reading lately, and I appreciate that The characters were great and had great development throughout the book The pace was great, but the romance could be a little bit better I didn t like that there were basically 2 love triangles One was sort of mentioned but didn t get a lot of book time, I am assuming the author started this for the basis of the second book The main love triangle, while c [...]


  12. received an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewDNF I just can t with the grammar, annoying chilly heroine, and insta love I tried I could have gotten passed the insta love and Zanya s flaws if it weren t for the horrible grammar I know it s an ARC and kot meant to be perfect but so many sentences made ZERO sense sentences and words were halved or misplaced, and I was not in the mood to try to decipher what they were saying If I wanted a puzzle, I d pick one of those thousand piece puzzles of ki [...]


  13. Ashley was abandoned at an early age, and has grown up in an orphanage for mentally unstable teenagers Ashley has awful panic attacks and dreams that are all too real If Ashley is hurt in her dream, it happens to her in real life The only person she can rely on is her best friend, Tara who is her shoulder to cry on and as close to a sister as she ll ever have Countless doctors and psychiatrists having been telling Ashley that she s ill and of need of help, and she s grown to believe that they re [...]


  14. 3.5 stars I received a copy of Mayan Blood by Theresa DaLayne from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.See reviews at onereadersjourney.wordpressMayan Blood was a very interesting and unique story in my opinion I have never read anything where Mayan mythology plays a major role actually I am pretty sure I have never read anything with Mayans in it at all This is about a girl, Zanya, who was put into an orphanage when she was very young The orphanage is all she knows One night when a fire [...]


  15. First of all let me tell you this The cover of this book is simply beautiful It is done by Nadica En VonT and Elle J Rossi who definitely did breathe life and imagery into this cover Though it s against rules, I do judge books by their cover If I were to see this book on a shelf, I would without doubt find myself reaching for it.I started out reading this book with some dedicated words from the author to her family and supporters It was such a sweet dedication particularly with words like my par [...]


  16. If you like Harry Potter, Dr Who, Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, Xena and Wonder Woman, you will absolutely love Mayan Blood A band of teen superheroes, mentored by their leader s uncle, travel in and out of time to Central America, Europe and to battle the dark side for priceless artifacts and the fate of the world.Mayan Blood fits several genres young adult YA , New Adult NA , paranormal, romance, magic, time travel, adventure and then some To me, time travel seems the most challenging to [...]


  17. All in all, I really enjoyed this I can t applaud Theresa DaLayne enough for such an original young adult novel What I likedThis really was a breath of fresh air in young adult literature I enjoy reading young adult books, but a lot of the plots are similar and tend to blend together at times There are so many similarities among many of the books that I read Reading a book stemming from Mayan mythology was refreshing in a young adult world of high school drama, vampires, and angels Apart from th [...]


  18. This is the first time reading anything by Theresa Dalayne and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this story This story is mainly about Zanya who was abandoned at an early age ,and she has grown up in orphanages for the mentally unstable teenagersBut poor Zanya has terrible panic attacks and dreams that are far to real to her There s only one person she relays on and that is Tara Tara is Zanya s shoulder to cry on and that is as close to a sister that she will ever have Countless Psychiatrists a [...]


  19. 3.75 stars Mayan Blood by Theresa DaLayne is the first book in the Stone Legacy series and centers around Zanya, who has the uncanny experiences of dealing with a man who hurts her in her dreams every night She and her friend Tara are suddenly thrust into an adventure that includes people with remarkable powers who have an agenda that centers around her A young man named Arwan insists that he is her protector and someone else who betrayed her in the past insists that he is also present to provid [...]


  20. I was captivated by the cover and my personal love of adventure stories with an Aztec or Mayan backdrop and didn t realize Mayan Blood was a YA story It had the usual YA problems for me, an insta romance s , a romance s gone bad, histrionics and lack of communication Mayan Blood also didn t have enough background details for such a complicated setup Was Zayan in an orphanage or sanitarium She mentions orphanage, but then says she is patient A696.The whole set up with the Riyata needed to be clea [...]


  21. Zanya Coreandero is living in an institution with her best friend and roommate Tara Almost every night she has nightmares that involve a man beating her which leaves marks in real life, only no one believes her but Tara Then she is kidnapped and learns about her destiny and all of a sudden she is surrounded by family Only she is still not sure who she can trust and if she is truly the person everyone believes her to be She is not sure that this is her destiny and maybe she is in over her head an [...]


  22. SERIES REVIEW OF BOOKS 1 3 5 STARS OVERALL Have you ever come across a book or series where there s so much to say and yet, you can t express your feelings That s me right now with Mayan Blood, Interlude, and Lights of Aurora by Theresa DaLayne These books are FANTASTIC, but they are ones where you HAVE to read to understand just how epic they are There s magic, action, romance, and tons of page turning scenes where I felt I could not get enough of these characters.Theresa DaLayne knows how to w [...]


  23. Possible Spoilers Three things that I LOVED about this book 1 The cover, its very eye catching 2 Details There are plenty of explanations and details really helps paint the picture in my mind of the settings characters.3 Jayden Although he was the hurtful xbf I can see his reasons and understand my heart breaks for him.Ok ok, I have to list four things 4 Arwan His story, is going to be an interesting one So saying all this, I overal loved the plot It was certainly a story I had trouble putting d [...]


  24. I read this book in 2013 in its previous edition.The story begins with a girl suffering from extremely vivid nightmares at night, which leaves it s evidence even when she wakes up It shows a bit of everyday life of this girl in her current place of residence Then a really strange event occurs, after which the real adventure of our heroine begins.I really liked the theme, because I had never read a book about the Mayan culture narrated this magical and mesmerizing way I loved the legends and myth [...]


  25. reviewed previous edition3.5 stars Some bits I adored and others I was not as pleased with The mythology and plot were pretty fantastic Personally, I wasn t a huge fan of the romance subplot I just didn t much like Arwan, or his abs mentioned many times He was too instantly in love with Ashley and too sentimental for my tastes I think others would find him pretty dreamy though But Ashley and her abilities were so cool Her stubbornness which often frustrated me was admirable, and her loyalty And [...]


  26. Wow This book had me on the edge of my seat and heart racing Zanya is in an institution and at least she s not alone She has her BFF Tara as her roommate Poor Zanya has nightmares every single night of being beaten by a man The stranger part She wakes up with bruises on her body that no one bur her Best Friend believes there from her dreams The workers of the Institution keep a good eye on Zanya at all times But apparently not a good enough one She is kidnapped and learns that she is all that is [...]


  27. Mayan Blood is a teen novel about a girl growing up in an orphanage and having night terrors about this evil entity She is kidnapped from there and she finds it is really a rescue The night terrors are real She is part of mythology, with super powers to boot She meets others where she is taken and they also have powers What a wonderful cover for the book The intro to the book started out good but it lagged a bit in the middle but kicked back up in the end There was a lot of teen much boy girl je [...]


  28. This book was very well written I believe this author shows great promise to become quite amazing in what she will be able to do going forward with her writing career This book is the first in a series where I can t wait for the next book to come out so I can find out where she will take the characters next I was quickly transported into the world in which this story takes place and can t wait to be taken back there With the right balance of action and romance it keeps the reader turning the pag [...]


  29. This is the first in a series I think I give the 4.5 stars simply because I want to give the incentive to the author to keep pushing higher However, this book alone stands quite tall There is mystery, intrigue, romance and it all wraps well for both genders with nail biting suspense and great action and some gory scenes Keeping a great balance for every reader.I am anxiously awaiting the next installment so I can find the answers or developments of so many plots and people.Well done


  30. I liked this book The plot is well thought out The characters are done well and you definitely know who is who and what is what There is not enough background reference It says Mayan blood, but not enough is done to show the connection Other wise this book is very good,I don t mind a book being part of a series, knowing that the story will continue in the next book, but I do not like the way this book ended Sort of just stops I would not even consider it a cliffhanger, you can tell as you get to [...]


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