☆ Armored Hearts PDF / Epub ✩ Author Pauline Creeden – Anguillais.us

Armored HeartsWhen A Crippled Young Lord Rescues A Girl Falling From A Tree, It Reveals A Secret About Himself And His Mother S Side Of The Family That Could Put Him At The Center Of A War With Beings He Thought Only Existed In Fairy Tales.Tristan Gareth Smyth Lived His Entire Life Stuck At Home At Waverly Park And Left Behind While His Grandfather Makes Trips To London, All Because Of His Blasted Wheelchair.Then An American Heiress Falls In His Lap, Literally, And He Must Find A Way To Keep Her At A Distance To Protect Not Only His Secret, But Everyone Around Him From An Assassin Sent To Kill Him.

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    Why do I keep doing this to myself After some of the dreck I ve read for Netgalley and LibraryThing giveaways and because I got it free on Ammie, why do I still do it I m a masochist, and or optimistic because of the very few real successes I ve come across, I guess, and a sucker for a premise that sounds promising Also the chalice with the palace or the flagon with the dragon So I keep going back to the LibraryThing giveaways, and keep putting my name in.I feel like I ve said this about a thousand times well, it s probably only a few dozen This could have been so much better With objective editing, with a firm hand and White s Elements of Style, this could have been quite good As it is, it had some nice elements, but, though pretty short, was a terrible slog to finish I was sleepless, and perversely persevered Sorry, looks like it s going to be that kind of day The story begins with a boy in a wheelchair who discovers that he can fly when he finds himself doing so to save the life of a little girl he s just met He can t walk, but he can fly, and he begins a sort of disabled Superman existence, wearing armor as he flits around the neighborhood stopping evil doers The armor is partly so his Clark Kent persona will not be known, partly to intimidate the truly stupid and cowardly bad guys he chases off, and partly in case anyone takes a shot at him thoug...


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    This book follows a young man, Gareth Smyth He s a cripple, confined to a wheel chair, and he s got himself a surly attitude about it as well He won t let anyone close to him, only his young aunt, Tabitha But, there is one girl who tries to push her way into his life Jessamine The story involves Gareth on a discovery of who is and who he eventually wants to be With the help of Jessamine and his servants, he finally discovers who he is, whether he likes it or not Okay, let say that this novel is a sweet, fun read Gareth annoyed me so much at times, but by the end, he began redeeming himself And honestly, because of Gareth, I wanted to just put the book down, but I stuck with it And, I m glad I did, because the last half of the book had me hooked I really liked, too, that this book is so much than just Gareth discovering who he is This is about equal rights for women, steam punk goodness, and well, fun for the readers at least Now that Gareth has final...


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    Confined to his wheel chair and living in a world where cripples are despised, Gareth is bitter and resentful Then he saves a girl falling from a tree and discovers he can fly, but he needs to keep his secrets and confides only in his sister Tabitha As he grows he uses his gift to help the townsfolk, becoming something like a 19th century super hero, all the while his own family s financial situation worsens Then an American heiress crashes into his world in search of a title, and in order to secure the family s future he has little choice but to marry her Meanwhile dark forces are circling My rating for this book might seem to imply that I only thought it was OK but I actually enjoyed it a lot It s quite unusual in that the authors have thrown steam punk into the pot along with a fairy tale aesthetic with a bit of an urban fantasy feel It s obviously Young Adult, and perhaps even suitable for older children, if you ...


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    Reviewed on my blog on 7 24 2013 haven t read a lot of steam punk novels, fair warning The last being Cassandra Clare s Infernal Devices series, which can fit right along the time period of this one I absolutely loved Ard Hearts It has steam punk and fantasy elements seamlessly fused to form unique historical storytelling at its best.Tristan Gareth Smyth is a cripple, stuck in a wheelchair and unable to walk He s a grumpy guy, but he likes being alone and would rather keep everyone at arm s reach The only one he even listens to is his aunt Tabitha, who is a bit younger than him.I loved the setting of this book, the old England feel of it felt authentic and the steam punk devices were an excellent touch At first, I didn t like Gareth and found him awfully annoying and grumpy He was downright rude, even towards his aunt, whom he loves and is the only person who knows his secret When Jessamine enters the picture, he is downright awful in how he treats her I wanted to slap the guy around a few rounds for being so stupid.When the fantasy elements come into play, frankly there were some surprises, especially with their housekeepers I would ve never guessed Gareth is...


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    I have previously read books by Melissa Turner Lee, but I haven t read anything by Pauline Creeden before, so I was curious to find out what these two authors could come up with This is a fantastic story I loved it Tristan Gareth Smyth is a fascinating character Unable to walk, he uses a wheelchair to get around I liked this character very much He did have a tendency to mope, but he also has a pragmatic outlook on life He pushes people away by being surly and difficult I think he does this to avoid either pity or getting hurt, which is understandable, but in my opinion unnecessary When he rescues a young girl, he finds out a shocking secret about himself He can fly I can honestly say that I have never read a book like this It is completely different to anything I have read before There are elements of romance mixed in with an action adventure that was very refreshing I have heard of Steampunk in fashion i.e utilising old fashioned clothing with a modern twist , however, I never actually thought about it outside of the abstract This book takes the Victorian era and puts a modern twist into it I was completely fascinated with the Bonnet Club and what the ladies actually got up to I suppose that if you liked tinkering with machines or inventing in those times, it was considered un lady like However, I slightly digress This story took me on an amazing adventure, with secrets and revelations, mystery and suspense, combined with a touching romance Oh, and Seelie fairies I am mo...


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    Be sure to check out my blog post for this review Check it out here This story is simple and entertaining, being very well described by the synopsis Showing the frustration of a young man bound to a wheelchair, crippled physically, but feisty and energetic in spirit Spanning many years of his life, the secrets and mysteries that are revealed as time goes on make his life much complicated than he ever expected With adventure, suspense, mystery and sweet romance, this book provides the perfect entertainment for a quiet afternoon While the story primarily focuses on Mr Smyth, we also learn about several other characters, as well as getting glimpses into the economic situation and social environment of the time With several side stories, we re able to follow the growth of several characters, and see how they re all effected by Mr Smyth s secrets All these characters mix wonderfully to make a dynamic story that sticks with you long after the last page Written well, this book provides a...


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    I can t wait for the next book in this series I ve never read anything like this, and I can t wait to read .Initially, getting into Ard Hearts was different for me I wasn t expecting what I got Gareth, the main character, is a Lord in this Victorian era setting, limited to a wheelchair and not feeling real blessed about it and letting it show in his attitude in every way Gareth doesn t want to bother with anyone, except his Aunt Tabitha As the reader, you are well aware of his unhappiness for most of the book, and I wanted to shake him so hard at some points But you want to follow along as he grows through his commitment to take care of his villagers, and the magical mystical journey that unfolds with Jessamine.Jessamine Strong, smart, bull headed not afraid of gruff Gareth and determined to help him She is essential to the story, and brings an e...


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    No rating because I didn t finish this one Sigh I guess this really cements that steampunk is not for me It was actually a bit sci fi than steampunk, but I didn t didn t connect to the plot There was also some Christian elements, which makes this book REALLY not for me Oh well.


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    She moved closer, extended her hand, and ran her fingers through his hair A shiver shot down his spine It took all his effort to keep the reaction from showing He remained still as stone Don t think I don t see who is really beneath the armourYou put up this steel cage around yourself in the form of hostility and disinterest whichever works to shield you best at the moment, but that s not who you are He was the rejected, crippled heir The forgotten and abandoned son of his other The man no one looked in the eye because they d have to bend down to do it Rejected Crippled Forgotten Abandoned.Tristan Gareth Smyth is a young lord with a bleak future His wheelchair is a prison, a constant reminder of the future he cannot have, and of the fact that no one no one at all could truly love a cripple without suffocating him in a downpour of pity So he resigns himself to a life behind his cold, prickly, uncaring facade He was about to call out a warning to her when it was too late The branch snapped The little girl was falling But the future may hold than he orig...


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    From the captivating cover to the final word, Ard Hearts is one of those reads that is a joy to discover Not too dark, not too deep, but full of surprises, fantasy and love In nineteenth century England, a young lord, confined to a wheelchair discovers a magical ability that is the tip of the iceberg to long kept secrets about his true identity After being shunned for his disability his entire life, Gareth is resigned to a solitary existence until a young American girl comes along determined to make him hers But what is she really after His cynical disposition is his only tool at trying to keep a distance between them, but Jessamine has her own reasons for her persistence and uses her family s financial leverage to gain Gareth s hand In the world of steampunk, Jessamine has, like many brilliant women, secretly designed a mechanical means to fly, astonishing Gareth and raising his opinion of the young woman Together they uncover even long kept secrets that put them in the crosshairs of magical creatures who wish Gareth dead Who is young Gareth What is young Gareth What family secrets have been kept from him his entire life Melissa Turner Lee and Pauline Creeden make a creative statement that reads fast, with that ...

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