My Boyfriend Merlin by Priya Ardis
Publication Date: November 21st 2011 by Ink Lion Books
Age Group: YA
Source: Blog Tour
Series: My Merlin #1
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, YA Mythology challenge, TBR pile challenge,Witches and withcraft challenge, Dusty Reads Challenge
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If you can’t trust your boyfriend, who can you trust?
In this modern retelling of the Sword and the Stone, 17-year-old nice girl Arriane, aka Ryan, DuLac just found out her badass biker boyfriend, Matt, is a little older than he was letting on. By a few eons.
In fact, he is really Merlin–the Merlin, King Arthur’s Merlin, the greatest wizard who ever lived. But Ryan’s not impressed. Tired of being a pushed around relationship loser, she’d rather kick his legendary behind.
Sure, the world has been crazy ever since the sword and the stone fell out of the sky like a meteor. And Ryan’s a bit freaked about the scary shadow-dragon trying to burn her alive. And now, Matt–er, Merlin–needs her and her brother to leave home because they are Candidates to pull the sword.
But despite gruesome gargoyles, a new world of magic, and the guy driving her crazy, Ryan knows that family is everything. Will Merlin sacrifice hers to save the world? Will she be able to stop him?
Matt is such a complex guy. I both loved him and was annoyed at him many times throughout the book. At first, I was 100% on team Matt, but then there were certain times where he was so distant and annoying that I changed my mind. By the end of the story I didn’t know who I was rooting for. I think it is still Matt but there is just something about…
Vane is complex too, but in a more mysterious darker way. I really really wanted to hate him. And at the beginning I did hate him, but he just has these awesome moments. I lived for those rare nice moments with him. And by the end of the book he basically became neck and neck with Matt. That is pretty impressive for someone that I had shamelessly made a snap judgment about.
I will say that I got a little confused towards the end of the book once or twice. A lot started happening all at once and it got a little harry for a while so I couldn’t quite keep up all the time. Just make sure you read that part slowly and you will be fine. I was so excited to find out how the book was going to end that I started reading kinda fast at the end. This book was well written and the characters are nicely developed. The story is awesome too and I can’t wait to see what is going to happen in book 2!
About the Author:
Storygirl, Priya Ardis, loves books of all kinds–but especially the gooey ones that make your nose leak and let your latte go cold. Her young adult novel, My Boyfriend Merlin, came from a childhood of playing too much She-Ra and watching too much Spock. She started her first book at sixteen, writing in notebooks on long train rides. While reading My Boyfriend Merlin, she recommends pajamas first and a pumpkin spice anything for taste.
Her favorite Arthurian piece is the poem The Lady of Shalott by Lord Alfred Tennyson.
A hopeless romantic, she’s a longtime member of the Romance Writer’s of America
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Thank you for talking about Merlin today and for taking the time to review it! Such lovely thoughts! This author just melted 🙂
Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf
I love it when a character can surprise me like that!
I want to read this book SO bad!! I love anything that has to do with the King Arthur/Merlin saga, and this is such an interesting take on it! Thanks for the terrific review 🙂
Julie @ In Julie’s Opinion
Sounds like a really dark book with the plot of giving up your family in order to save the world :[ I’m not sure if I can save the world D: