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Cursed at Birth: A Review of Allie Burton’s “Peace Piper”

 Goodreads.com Description: “Her mother imprisoned by a murderous Egyptian cult.
An ancient instrument with powers to ensnare her teenage soul forever.
A handsome warrior who trusts her with his life and who she must betray.

Piper Akins hates working with brainy Soul Warrior Math to find the ancient trumpet of peace. She was chosen for the search because Piper doesn’t slip into unconsciousness when the trumpet is played—a connection from an unknown, but powerful father.

Math was chosen for the quest because of his brilliance, but he wants to prove to his warrior brothers that he’s strong and more than just a brain. When Piper tricks him, he realizes he’s failed at both.

As they pursue their mission, Math helps Piper discover her hereditary magic and teaches her to use the powers. She finds her true self and is drawn to him as they create their own kind of magic. Until Piper is ordered to betray Math to save her dying mother.”

About the Author

Allie didn’t realize having so many jobs would become great research material for the stories she writes. She has been everything from a fitting room attendant to a bike police officer to a professional mascot escort. She has lived on three continents and in four states and has studied art, fashion design, marine biology, and advertising.

When her kids asked, “when are you going to write a story we can read?” she switched from adult novels to Young Adult and Middle Grade and hasn’t looked back.

Allie is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Romance Writers of America including the Young Adult, Dallas Area Romance Writers and Heart of the Rockies chapters. She is also a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Currently, she lives in Colorado with her husband and two children.

Find Allie on line at:

www.twitter.com/Allie_Burton
www.Facebook.com/AllieBurtonAuthor
www.wattpad.com/AllieBurton
www.pinterest.com/aburton1269
instagram.com/allieburtonauthor

My Review

I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Allie Burton’s Peace Piper was another enjoyable read! The more I read into this series the better I like it.

The protagonist in this installment was not immediately likable. Piper had honorable motives, but she lived with the enemy! By the end of the book, I was pulling for her. She deserved a happy ending. I loved how the love interest, another shabti soldier named Math, wasn’t completely trusting in Piper. He knew there was something about her, but he guarded his heart and needed to be sure of her intentions. A nice break from Xander and Falcon (if you don’t know who they are, stop and read books one and two).

Burton continues to spin a fantastical story involving real Egyptian artifacts. She has taken full license to craft her take on their mythical backgrounds and it’s engaging.

I loved that the plot was more risky in this installment of the Soul Warriors series. A life was at stake instead of simply helping the world avoid catastrophe. Putting a name on that one life made Piper’s situation more endearing.

Ms. Burton if you’re reading this, I want to know more about Piper and her heartless father.

I highly recommend Peace Piper! There’s another installment in this story coming….

Rating: 5 hands up5 hands up5 hands up5 hands up

(5 Hands=Excellent; 4 Hands=Pretty Good; 3 Hands=Good)

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