CaddyGirls eUt Aurelia back on the throne but I don t know for sure if there will be one Even if there isn t this booknded well Thoughts from the author and Aurelia Exile began with Aurelia of courseShe has always insisted on a seuel to her first book at least as far back as I can recallThough technically I started typing the initial draft of Exile the weekend after my first submission deadline for Academy 7 Vroom We were off Robert Aurelia and I thundering through their Assignment expedition Of course there were certain things Aurelia didn t inform me of in that first draftThe forest forxample Silly me I thought the Asyan Forest was the setting for a single chapter Little did I know it was going to snatch us up and refuse to let us leave I spent an Philosophy of Religion entire Christmas in the forest The beginning of the following summer we were still there And then I had take a detour into the draft for a different book Ooh Aurelia was mad You ve leaving us stuck here she yelled at me How can you leave us here I used logicPenguin used logicMy brand new agent Kelly Sonnack from the Andrea Brown Literary Agency used logicGuess who wonNot anyone using logic By thend of the summer Aurelia Robert and I were out of the forest and onto the frontier definitely worth the struggle with the scariest deadline I ve No Respect ever had in my lifeAurelia on the other hand was happy Still recuperating from the shock of her attempted assassination and her father s refusal to believe in her stepsister s role in it crown princess Aurelia now facesxile Guided by Robert her childhood friend Aurelia The Spirituality Revolution embarks upon her dreamxpedition to traverse the kingdom of Tyralt Her journey makes her come face to face with the plight of the people making her uestion the laws and justice of the kingdom controlled by her father As she braves unruly crowds and the harsh terrains the threat of assassins still looms near Strongly shaken by what has happened in the last few weeks she starts to uestion her feelings for Robert who has always been a true friend to her who has protected and comforted her whenever she needed him What Aurelia really fears than the assassins is falling in love with Robert and afraid of her heart being broken in the processI loved Exile I have not read much of romance and frankly I don t think it my cup of tea So Exile came as a pleasant surprise ven if it was the politics and the people of Tyralt that really got me interestedI was pulled into Aurelia s world filled with mystery intrigue and the thrill of adventure by the spellbinding narrative I love the fact that the author tells the story from the perspectives of both Aurelia and Robert so that readers don t have to guess at what the other character is feeling Seeing the same situation from both their perspectives makes the reader feel closer to the characters and also better acuainted with the situation Everytime Robert hid his feelings from Aurelia or misinterpreted her feelings towards him I found myself screaming in my head Tell her tell her she feels the same for you Alas the author seems to take her own sweet time to get the matters resolved between them The author is successful in connecting the reader to her characters I felt ach motion Robert and Aurelia feel their fears their guilt and their love Other than the romance and mystery surrounding the novel I also loved the sub plots in the book revolving around the people of Tyralt It is only after travelling outside the capital city that Aurelia is confronted with the darker side of her father s kingdom This holds true ven in real life Our leaders may see to the betterment of the people around them but forget the people who are too poor or powerless to speak out for their rights In many cases development takes place with the sole help of the common people but the out for their rights In many cases development takes place with the sole help of the common people but the take way the glory This too is depicted in the book I loved how Aurelia got down from her horse to talk to the #common people signifying the need for the leaders # people signifying the need for the leaders get down to the commoners to know their problems rather than remain unreachable and distantFor me the characters make up the story because if the characters themselves are dull then the story itself loses its lure no matter how well it is written or how good the plot is In Exile both the characters are interesting and believable We see both of them carrying the guilt of killing someone ven though they had done it to protect themselves or others In most books if a character kills someone it is held
as a heroic act and there is no mention of their guilt The feeling of regret a heroic act and there is no mention of their guilt The feeling of regret guilt felt by the protagonists makes them realistic and relatable because in real life it is much harder to get over the remorse of killing someone no matter how justified the reason is Both Robert and Aurelia are strong characters While Robert is putting verything he Sadies Surrender (Oyster Harbor, ever held precious at risk to protect Aurelia unuestioningly Aurelia risks going against the throne to help the peopleTold in an appealing style Exile will hold your attention right till the verynd The cliff hanger Structure Of The Nucleus ending left meager and impatient to read its next instalment But as that is not going to come out till at least next year I might as well satisfy myself by re reading the first partOverallAn intriguing and mesmerising storyRecommendedYes to all young adults who First Anthology enjoy reading romance and to those who are looking for something that sntertaining and fast paced are you kidding me april of 2011 i have to wait that long got to page 60will finish it one day perhaps but i m trying to stop reading so much ya fic The Crown Princess has been xiled from her home of Tyralt With the handsome and often times brooding Robert as her guide how can things go wrong Well they do This story takes us on an adventure traveling to the many regions Aurelia should one day rule over She gets to meet new people and see how her future subjects live and is none too happy about it She is shocked to see the injustices verywhere and can I was immediately hooked It is full of dramatic adventure that kept my on my toes Though its a companion to Aurelia which I read when it came out a few years ago you do not need to have read it to fully Passage Through Crisis enjoy Exile Aurelia and Robert are on the run toxplore the whole country of Tyralt discovering new cultures and attracting new dangers at Science, Technology and Culture every page Her sister Melony is working with the ueen to pursue the assassination of Aurelia By the way the last page leaves you hanging you can tell a seuel is coming. S Butven as unknown assailants track Aurelia and xpedition guide Robert she knows her greatest risk is falling in love. WwwyearningtoreadblogspotcomWelcome back to Aurelia s world She s no longer a friend in her kingdom not ven a guest And yet her xile has given her the chance to get away and travel the world She has wanted to see the deserts the frontier to talk to the people of Tyralt and seek their needsand now she is finally going Robert is coming too Robert who kissed her that day after their ride together Robert who has been her friend since they were young and who just recently saved her lifemultiple times Aurelia doesn t know the dangers that await her in her xile but she does know that she has to get away from her murdering family and to possibly Nighttime Sweethearts even find a way to save her kingdom from destructionIf only she wasn t falling in love with Robert Saving her country could be so muchasierMy thoughts After waiting nearly a year to read this book it s finally here It s not just a thought or an idea any it s actually in my hands And I have had the immense honor and pleasure of being one of the very first to read itI was a fan of Aurelia from the very start when I read it in three days reading the whole last half on the third day it was that good But I have to admit I didn t give much thought to what would happen in book 2 I honestly couldn t think of the wonders that I could be possibly be introduced to in book 2 There were so many optionsso many ways it could goI contented myself to waiting for the book to come outOh boy OOOOOHH boy Let me just say first that Anne Osterlund is one talented writer Her skill and style are so perfect for the type of books that she writes I was so amazed by what I read when I first opened the book how she describes verything how she incorporates the world around her characters into how they feel Really amazing It was action packed and full to the brim with mystery The hard lives of the the people in Tyralt the secrets behind Aurelia s mother s disappearance It all unfolded with suspense and kept me sucked in without falterAnd then there are the characters Aurelia keeps true to her personality and what she believes in She is headstrong and a great leader And all the while she is growing and maturing Robert is the same kind hearted giving loving young man And he too grows and matures By the nd of this book they ve been through so much together that you can t help but feel attached to them Safe in My Arms even so than in AureliaFavorite character Aurelia and Robert tie I know I know they re both lead roles But I love them too much to be able to pick anyonelse At the Presunta colpevole end of the first book I thought I loved Robertbut now I love himven You just can t help but respect himFavorite aspectsscenes The way Aurelia and Robert grow during their journey It truly is an amazing Poisoned Secrets (Murder and Mayhem example of growing and learning and how to build characters well in a story They mold into who they are together and apart Also until half way through this book Robert was still a boy At thend however he was a man It was amazing to see that transition and for it to be so clear and perfect for the story And that brings me to my second and third favorite parts of the bookthe love story and the different ways the characters sacrifice during their journey Seriously this book is awesomeOne word to sum up this book Unexpected Really and truly I was not xpecting this book to be what it was
The opening scenes the journey the characters take together the ways they grow the places opening scenes the journey the characters take together the ways they grow the places they it an altogether perfect second installation to the books about Aurelia s life I honestly don t think I can wait much longer to see what s next in their adventurous life together in TyraltFor the parents There s really nothing to complain about in this book One use of the word bastard Some kissing nondescript holding nondescript and a reference to Aurelia stopping them from doing anything also nondescript So clean and sweet and innocent and they love ach other so much Recommended ages 12 or 13 and older adult readers should read this too I liked this second book then the first It had a faster pace and much character developmentI loved the two main characters who go through a lot and learn to deal with what has happened and trying to find out who they areThis book was darker then the first a lot violence and their relationship changes to boyfriend girlfriend and their is some kisses I would recommend this book for 14 and up This is not the conclusion to Aurelia s story but the His To Claim (McBain Brothers Alpha, end does wrap up nicely no cliff hangers thank goodness Anne has created and fan in meReread 923 I wanted to read the third book so it made this book too long I think waiting 10 years for the seuel was a bit much There is a lot to these stories that is true to life and feels very realisticspecially there feelings There was some things this time around that were hard to believe but it is still an The Black Sheeps Baby (Into The Heartland) (Into The Heartland) (Silhouette Intimate Moments, enjoyable and compelling story This story picks up right where Aurelia left off and you won t really understand this story without having read the first one Robert and Aurelia have discovered that the person behind the assassination attempts is Aurelia s half sister Melony Aurelia has just left the capital to tour the country and she hopes to get to know her people as well as remove herself from any lingering danger Not long into their journey they discover that the danger has not passed and Aurelia is still being hunted She has to relyntirely on Robert to keep her safe and that only intensifies her feeling for himreturnreturnI Pursuit of Justice enjoyed Aurelia fairly well but this story dragged for me I think it s because Aurelia and Robert spend much of the time analyzing the situation and their feelings I felt like we just went around and around in circles for most of the story It s only the final uarter of the book that there is much progress on the actual plot It really seemed like she was in denial about the danger she was in And so much of the story felt like she was just trying to avoid making a decision about her life and ruling By thend of the story I was vaguely irritated at her I would like to know what Dangerous to Touch eventually happens so if therends up being another seuel I will probably at least skim though it but I m not sure that I want to invest much time than that This just felt like a filler until the third book I m still not Once Upon a Seduction (Its All About Attitude exactly sure what the whole purpose of thexpedition was True Aurelia was visiting those places so she could get a feel for the people in her kingdom but then what She know Aurelia is crown princess of Tyralt Or Crown princess Aurelia is a survivor She survived attempted assassination She survived the king's rejection She survived. As before she was Rodeo Daughter exiledby choice In the first novel Aurelia her younger sister tried to have her assassinated and the reigning King their father turned a blindye Instead he tried to marry her off to the king of a neighboring country who happened to be several decades older than Aurelia and incredibly creepy Add all that to a untrustworthy ueen not Aurelia s mother but the King s former mistress who replaced her and who may in fact have murdered her previous husband the cousin of an old friend who s loyalties didn t lie where she thought they did and the fact that her sister is all to ready to try to kill her again all added up to Aurelia s self imposed Exile Exile the seuel to Aurelia starts a few weeks after Aurelia s My Guilty Pleasure (Harlequin Blaze expedition toxplore the country after leaving the capital began With her is the man who saved her life Robert who may just be the only person she was truly trust He s a childhood friend of hers a confidant and love interest Together they travel across Tyralt in this novel and meet up with a host of complicated situations in just as many interesting settingsPlot Unlike the plot of the first novel Exile has many different segmented plots that revolve around the places Robert and Aurelia are at the time these plots are going on The all incumpassing plot is far hidden but nonetheless is there It just has to do with Robert and Aurelia s Fatal Secrets (Protecting the Witnesses emotions and states of mind and how they change throughout the book I loved thismotional plot and I also loved all the little literal ones From the argument in the begging to the fire to the community in the woods to the discovery of the mother who left Aurelia behind years ago to the frontier to meeting and gaining approval from Robert s family and all the other steps along the way I won t A Wanted Man (Silhouette Intimate Moments, even mention any of them as to not spoil too much in case you re reading this reviewven if you haven t read the book despite the spoiler warning And the climax Well we knew from Aurelia that Anne Osterlund is brilliant and writing a climaxCharacters Aurelia is as strong willed smart and impulsive as My Spy (Mission: Impassioned, ever and it s serving her well when it comes to learning as much as she can in as little time possible When the author refered to Aurelia in the first novel as Cinderella backwards in the fact that she was a princess who shouldn t have been a princess I found an interesting if odd description Then when I read the book it absolutely rang true But it rang truer still in Exile when we find that Aurelia is comfortable with herself out traveling the frontier than shever was at an awkward dinner party with a figurative chain around her ankle She s also selfless than I Until You Loved Me (Silver Springs, ever realizedAurelia smotions were very real in this book in The Baby Album every situation Meeting the mother who left her behind wasmpty when Aurelia had so wished it to be life changing Her disapointment in her mother s weakness turned into my disapointment just from reading her thoughts Her devestation at her father s death also seemed real and I felt for her Although I wasn t there when my father died Secret Agent Minister and Deadly Texas Rose either at least I knew we were on the best of terms How awful would it be for your father to die when you had fled after his betrayal Just becuase he did nothing when Melony tried to kill Aurelia didn t mean he wasn t her father and Aurelia smotions reflected that Even Aurelia s attempts for Robert s parents approval felt real and seemed like her reality was seeping into mineRobert is another character I love He s as strong willed and smart as Aurelia but much uieter about it He s admirable and undoubtably the good guy Have I mentioned how much I m a sucker for a good guy It s the honest heroes that always piue my interest While the first book is pretty venly split when it comes to who s head
the reader is in this one is not We re in Robert reader is in this one is not We re in Robert head maybe 25 30% of the time and although I liked having insight into Aurelia I missed having access to Robert s thoughts However whenever I was in his mind it was fantastic His guilt his fear his protectiveness of Aurelia and verything lse were so realThere were a lot of minor characters too and plenty of them to both love and hate Robert s parents top the list of those I loved along with Drew Daria and Thomas and the people in the desert I m also very intrigued by the new Heir of Vashone and what his presence could mean for Robert and Aurelia if and hopefully when she gets back the throne Melony topped the list of characters I hated and I wanted to strangle her While her betrayal was a surprise in Aurelia it wasn t here Frankly I m still waiting for karma to come and beat her over the back of the head If that doesn t happen in a future book I am going to be very very angry I also hated the King despite his ultimate fate because he didn t do anything to stop her before she went too far And of course I hated Elise because I think she s secretly been coaxing Melony along I don t think Melony is bright nough to have done all that by herself But I missed seeing the characters I hated in this book because although they were there they never really showed up Just sent messangers and things And it was the palace intrigue where no one could be trusted Welcome Home, Cowboy (Wed In The West, even though they claimed to be your friends that I missedAnyway I loved the characters and the ones I didn t love I loved to hate Romance More thanver Aurelia was subtly romantic but Exile took the concept full swing Robert and Aurelia are by themselves for most of the book and as you can imagine this leads to several very very romantic situations You ll just have to read it to find outWriting I m a huge fan of Anne Osterlund I think she s brilliant Aurelia is one of my favorite books of all time and Exile is also very good although doesn t top the first one but I don t think anything could ve done that Then there s
ACADEMY 7 WHICH I ALSO LOVED7 which I also loved a passion And have you read Anne Osterlund s blog Because it s brilliant tooCover Love it And the key Oh is that awesome Especially because it doesn t come into play until the Snowbound Bride (Harlequin Men in Uniform Miniseries) end of the novelOverall Great book If you read Aurelia and liked it then you should definitely read it While I don t think it is uite as good as the first book it just has a very different tone it is absolutely fantastic Definitely worth the read If you haven t read Aurelia yet then you should read that one first At least you ll have the advantage of not having to wait for this seuel I hope there is at least one Aurelia book too tie up all the loosends and Her mother's abandonment And now in xile she must survive her kingdom from hostile crowds to raw frontier to desert sand.