Saturday, August 24, 2013

Book Review: Madly (Madly #1) by: M. Leighton

Release Date: November 7, 2011
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"Madly is your average nearly-eighteen year old girl—for a princess, that is.

Madly James is thoroughly enjoying her internship in the small town of Slumber when the unthinkable happens—there’s a prison break in Atlas, the magically-protected home of Madly’s race. A traitor has set free eight Lore, the spirits of what humans know as fairy tales, and they are making their way to Slumber to awaken their descendants.

In order to save her home, the lives of her family, and all of humanity, Madly must learn to wield her exceptional powers and recapture the Lore before it’s too late and all is lost. But Madly’s only help are her two best friends and the Sentinel, Jackson Hamilton, that threatens both her heart and her destiny. Madly has loved Jackson as long as she can remember, but he is the one thing even a princess can’t have. Can she resist love to become the queen she was fated to be? Or can she find a way to have both?

This novelette introduces you to Madly and prepares you for the quest of a lifetime."

My Thoughts:

I am a terrible person. We all know I adore any and all M. Leighton books, so why it took me so long to start this series I will never know. This novella was so much fun and has me ready to dive into the rest of the series. I’ve never read a mermaid book before, but if there are others like this, I need to fix that. 

Madly is a fun character. The kind of character that doesn’t like to take no for an answer, has no problem breaking rules, but isn’t reckless to the point where she makes you crazy. I definitely took a liking to her immediately. Then we have Jackson. And HELLLLOOOOOO Jackson. I can already tell that I am going to really really really like Jackson. He is just the right mix of delicious and badass… aka my kind of character. So I can’t wait for more of him. 

So yeah, Madly was a great novella and kicks off the series in a great way. I cannot wait to dive further into this world.


  1. I really enjoyed this series! Jersey and Madly were so much fun and such great bffs. And Jackson? Sa-woon!

  2. I've had this on my kindle for the longest time but haven't had time to read it. You're making me wanna move it up, lol. I do love Michelle's writing! Great mini review!

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  3. I really like these books too, really wish the next one was out already!

  4. YAY! Now I have help in getting Michelle to FINISH this series! We can go drag her to her writing cave and stand guard until it's done!


  5. If this makes you a terrible person, what does it make me that I haven't read M. Leighton yet at all?!? *hangs head in shame* I own Madly. And I won Down to You right here! *sigh* So many books, so little time... Thanks for sharing your great review of Madly. I must move it forward in priority. ;)

  6. Yay! I got this one as an Amazon freebie! I'm glad you liked it!

  7. I need to start this series too! I haven't read a mermaid book either so this is going to be very interesting. Plus, Jackson sounds like my kind of guy too! I'm glad you enjoyed this! Great review, girl! :D

    ~ Maida

  8. This sounds awesome, and that cover!!! I need to get my hands on this series.

  9. Great little review!! I love and adore Madly and Jackson! I cannot wait for more of the story! :) I'm so glad you finally got to it and enjoyed it!!

    And Jackson! Damn!!!!!! *fans myself* Girl! I could read about that boy allll day! hahaha

  10. I have this one but haven't read it yet! This mini-review gives me just the motivation I need! Thanks, love!


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