Within the Realm by Jillian Neal #booktours #bookreview


The Gifted walk among us. They are unseen, but in plain sight. The Earth’s energies are as visible to them as the tangible world is to us and they can harness and bend these forces to their will. Atop the Pentagon resides the government of the Gifted Realm.

Rainer Lawson is set to join the ranks of Elite Officers in the Gifted Police force. With his fellow officers, they will work together, using their abilities, to try and end the most sinister criminal organization in existence. His parents fought and died to re-establish the Realm, and he won’t allow them to have sacrificed in vain.
The will to protect those he loves has always driven Rainer, but his desperation to protect Emily, the love of his life, consumes him. While passions ignite and vengeance is sought, Rainer may discover that all of his money, fame, and power, could cost him the only thing that has ever truly mattered. –

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My review: 

Ok, so here’s the situation.  I really liked this book. Really liked it. My problem? I can only give it 4 stars. It took me three days to read it. I read most books in a few hours. It was not for lack of trying. I read really fast. I loved the story. I loved the characters. I loved the feel of the book. It was just too long. Some of the scenes and words were repetitive. It just needs a strong dose of better editing and this book will be a best seller.  Jillian Neal is a master with words. She makes the characters pop off the page and makes you want to hug them when they are sad. I am absolutely in love with the world that the author has created. The idea that there is a Gifted and Non-Gifted Realm just seems believable to me. The story of Emily and Rainer is one of fairytales. I loved the battle between Emily and her father, he wanting her to stay his baby girl and she wanting to be the 20 year old she is. This book is not just about magic and evil doings….it’s about family and togetherness. That unconditional love that not all people have. I am very excited to see where the author takes these characters and what is next for them. So despite the length and editing problems this book is fantastic. It’s worth a read.


Author Bio

Jillian Neal is the author of “The Gifted Realm” series of novels. She has a passion for telling strong, character driven stories that stretch the imagination. Her debut novel “Within the Realm” was released in 2013, with the next installments of the series soon to follow.

She lives near Atlanta with her husband and children. For more information, visit her website at http://www.jillianneal.com


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