Monday, July 23, 2012

Madly (Madly #1) by M. Leighton

Goodreads Description:

Madly is your average nearly-eighteen year old girl—for a princess, that is.

Madly James is thoroughly enjoying her internship in the small town of Slumber when the unthinkable happens—there’s a prison break in Atlas, the magically-protected home of Madly’s race. A traitor has set free eight Lore, the spirits of what humans know as fairy tales, and they are making their way to Slumber to awaken their descendants. 

In order to save her home, the lives of her family, and all of humanity, Madly must learn to wield her exceptional powers and recapture the Lore before it’s too late and all is lost. But Madly’s only help are her two best friends and the Sentinel, Jackson Hamilton, that threatens both her heart and her destiny. Madly has loved Jackson as long as she can remember, but he is the one thing even a princess can’t have. Can she resist love to become the queen she was fated to be? Or can she find a way to have both?

This novelette introduces you to Madly and prepares you for the quest of a lifetime

Mary's Review:

I love the supernatural world but I can honestly say this is the first time I have ever read a book about mermaids and M. Leighton has sucked me into this world.  This is such a different story line because not only do you have mermaids but M. Leighton puts a very neat twist into the book by using all-time favorite fairy tales.

This is the just a short novella to get your "feet wet" in the life of Madly James, Princess of Atlas.  It takes you into this world very quickly.  We learn that 8 Lore, which are the evil spirits and also part of the fairy tales have escaped and Atlas has been capture.

Madly, Aiden (her intended husband) and Jersey (her best friend) are currently going school on the dry land.  When Madly figures out is going on she heads to the headquarters to figure out what is going on.  It is there that she meets up with Jackson, who will now be her bodyguard, and the man that she loves.  The problem is that they cannot be together.

On top of that, Madly's main problem is that she is the only that can save Atlas.  Plus, there is a traitor. Let's not forget she has to capture the Lore, too!

This was a very quick read! But it leaves you wanting more.


  1. Thank you so much for this AWESOME review! I am thrilled that you enjoyed it. Squeeeeeee <3 <3