17 May 2014

WW4BB & GMTA Presents: A Review of the Talisa Santiago Series by Jamie Haden

Posted by wiccawitch4 on 12:06:00 am

Title: Spirit Seeker
Author: Jamie Haden
Release Day: September 2013
Genre: Native American/Paranormal Romance/New Adult


Life is strange and difficult for the granddaughter of a shaman. Sixteen-year-old Talisa Santiago was born in the desert underneath the full moon in January-the wolf moon. However, she left the desert with her mother when she was a young girl. She remembers bits and pieces of her past but it isn't until she and her mom move to a remote barrier island off the coast of North Carolina that she feels fate has finally called-secretive and mysterious he stands alone on the edge of the bank.

Her friends tell her to stay away; she hears rumors that he is dangerous. Still, she can't resist. Whether Talisa realizes it or not, she knows a thing or two about boys like Jag Chavez. Fate is funny that way. For the first time in her life, Talisa meets kids just like her-Native Americans who know the ways of the spirit. The closer she gets to Jag, the more she realizes he is hiding a dark secret. He may have the markings of the Thunderbird, but he is named for the powerful Jaguar. Together they embark on a journey that will haunt her forever.

My Review

Spirit Seeker by Jamie Haden
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I love love love this series! Jamie Haden is a full on magnificent writer! and I can't thank you enough for this series. Being from a native american family the stories the culture and the art have been a big thing in my life and this series brings it all out to play. shape-shifting lore goes back many many centuries in native american cultures and has always been one of my most favourite of all native stories.

I really enjoyed all the different angles the story portrayed as well jumping around from different legends and stories and not centring on just one group or people. I loved the fact that it was a school as well where they all learned and interacted with each other and ever year they held their very own pow wow! that would be the the best!

each and every one of the characters were amazing and I couldn't put the book down for a second! I could literally go on and on about this series all day long! My fav character in this one was Jax, he is so mysterious, sexy and way complicated. You can tell that beneath his hard shell though is the heart of a wounded boy who is crying out for someone to see him as worthy and to love him.

you so don't want to miss out on this book or this series! I so can't wait for more! TBR today!

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Title: Illuminate-Alive, She Cried
Author: Jamie Haden
Release Day: March, 2014
Genre: Native American/Paranormal Romance/New Adult


Seventeen-year-old Talisa Santiago, the pregnant Native American shifter and granddaughter of a shaman is about to begin the self discovering journey of a lifetime, taking her from the only place she truly remembers and putting her on sacred land. The trials and tribulations there lead her into what can only be described as truly illuminating. She also finds herself in a love triangle, one that throws her life into utter chaos. Leaving her to learn not only how to deal with her shape shifting abilities, a new baby and now two men who will both tug at her heart in very different ways. Who will she decide to live with and what will it mean for the rest of her journey?

My Review

Illuminate-Alive, She Cried by Jamie Haden
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

if I could I would give this book more then 5 stars! I would give it 10! or 100! this second book was even better then the first. Jamie Haden is incredibly amazing! she blows us all away with her amazing talent! I would have to say this is the best series I have read this year!

Talisa goes off to a secret native american tribe for her own safety in this one. the stories and the realism are astounding, the people beautiful and inspiring and more then one time I found myself laughing, crying and frightened at the many twists and turns throughout the story.

The people were so much of a family in this one were they were just friends in the first. They came to learn about and love one another as if they had been together from birth. My favourite character in this one was Dakota. He was so sexy, loving, gentle, and sweet.

You don't wan't to miss out on this series! make sure to TBR today!

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Author Bio

Jamie Leigh Haden is the author of Spirit Seeker, a young adult fantasy. Jamie lives and writes near the seashore in North Carolina. She has a Bachelor's degree in philosophy. Jamie is currently working on An Unimagined Life, the sequel to Illuminate-Alive, She Cried.





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