Blog Tour: The Onyx Talisman by Brenda Pandos Review + Giveaway

Welcome to our stop on The Onyx Talisman blog tour. The tour is hosted by Two Chicks on Books. This tour is all about the reviews and your chance at winning some pretty awesome prizes from Brenda Pandos herself. The Onyx Talisman is the final installment in Brenda's Talisman series. You can read my reviews for The Emerald Talisman and The Sapphire Talisman by clicking on each title name.

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The Onyx Talisman
Talisman #3
Author: Brenda Pandos
Reading Level: YA
Genre: Paranormal
Released: December 14th 2011
Review Source: Author
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) Alora looked back and the corner of her lip turned up. “It’s always darkest before the dawn, Julia. Good luck.”

Her words sent chills up my spine as she vanished.

Unrest stirs deep in Scotts Valley. Filled with uncertainty, Julia anxiously awaits Nicholas’ return. Phil, hurt and unsure of his place as a sober vampire, holds the pieces of Julia’s fragile psyche together, secretly hoping Nicholas stays away forever. Scarlett bides her time, plotting for the perfect moment to prove herself and earn redemption. But somewhere in L.A., Alora conspires to reclaim her talisman and strip Julia of everything she holds dear.

Little do they know, a war is coming and more than one vampire would like to see the Prince of Vampires overthrown. As more and more vampires show up from nowhere, addicted to her scent, Julia must pick her allies carefully before it’s too late. Can Julia bargain with fate? When the time comes, will she even have a choice? Find out how it all ends in this explosive grand finale of The Talisman Trilogy.

Another sad day for me in the book world. Seems all my favorite series are coming to an end. Sad to see it end but happy to see how it ended. One detail I loved about this 3rd installment is the cover. Its my favorite from the series. What an incredible job designing it. Besides the cover Brenda delivers with the last book in the series. You get the trifecta with the Talisman series; Great story, great characters and great series. 

In this last book Julia continue her quest. Nicholas is still away for the most part and Phil is the one hanging around Julie. One downside for me before I get into the good is I missed Nicholas, seems he didn't have enough story in this book. Once you got towards the end yes, but not throughout. He felt missing to me. Now how that was a positive for the story was that then the love triangle didn't take up the whole story. You actually had Julia dealing with all the new revelations going on with the vampires and even a close to home stab in the back. Alora is as evil as she ever will be, after Julia and that talisman. So many secrets get disclosed and we finally know what is to come of the talisman. Brenda does a great job at keeping everything simple and easy to follow. She doesn't dump to much at once to confuse anyone. 

The Talisman series is one of those series that I consider a diamond in the rough. Since its not backed by a heavy hitter publishing house it kinda sits on the back burners, when it shouldn't. I think more readers should give this series a chance and they will see what other readers like myself are talking about. Overall this is a great ending to a great series. I'm excited that we haven't seen the last of Brenda, she is currently working on her second book in her Mer Tales series, which I loved Everblue and I'm excited to read Evergreen. Brenda is an author you should watch for. 

T = Thoughtful
H = Happy
A = Adorable
N =  Nice
K = Kind-hearted

Y = Youthful
O = Outstanding
U = Ultra

Thank you Brenda!

The next stop on the tour is over at Katie's Book Blog. Brenda is offering a big chance at winning some great prizes on her tour. So make sure to check out the rafflecopter below.

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  1. Thank you for posting this review. It makes me want to go out and buy the other books so I can read the whole series.

  2. thanks so much for sharing your review and for being part of the tour! this is the first i've heard about this series and it is now being added to my tbr list. thanks for introducing me to it : )

  3. Thanks for great review and for being part of the book tour. Sounds like my kind of read. I have to put these on my TBR pile.
    -Maritza R

  4. I got the first book in this series because it was free and was hooked from the start. It's fast paced and I really couldn't see what was coming. The end of the series was amazing! thanks for being a part of the tour!

  5. Sounds like an awesome series.Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  6. thanks for joining in the tour! fyi, i found your page through a comment posted on twitter & ur review looks really interesting!!

  7. Thanks Yara for being part of the tour, your review, and the giveaway! Keep up the good work! :)


  8. Thank you for participating in the tour. I love follow this blog. This series sounds great and I would like to read it. I havent started yet.

  9. Sounds like a great series. Thanks for the review and giveaway

  10. Thank you so much for being a part of the tour:) Really,'re too kind:)

    bchild5 at aol dot com

  11. Thank you for the opportunity to win! I have the emerald talisman but haven't had the chance to read it. I may have to move it up on the TBR list

  12. Sounds like a great book!! I have the Emerald Talisman on my TBR pile. Thanks for the chance. Thanks for being part of the tour.

  13. Thank you Yara. You're too kind and I'm thrilled you liked the ending. I love working with you :) Hugs, Brenda

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