Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Honor Triology - Review

The Honor Trilogy: Books One, Two, and Three by J.P Grider

Genre: YA/Fantasy/Paranormal
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: January 24th, 2014


Honor Stevens feels the pain of the people around her. She thinks she is sick, that there must be something wrong with her, until she meets Ethan.
Ethan comes to town to find the empath that he knows is there. He never counted on falling in love with her. Now that he has, he regrets telling her what she can do with her gifts. He knows that with her empathy, using her gifts could cause her death.
Storm is Ethan's morally corrupt half-brother who has a dark past. But when he meets Honor, he can't help but fall in love with her as well.
Together, they will fight to stop a group of evil empaths who are after Honor, as they also try to hide their gifts from the Government. But...
Who will make the ultimate sacrifice to save Honor

Book 1
A Touch of Honor (The Honor Trilogy #1)


Genre: YA/Fantasy/Paranormal
Publisher: Fated Hearts Publishing
Published: March 13th, 2013


Honor hurts…all the time. The doctors say she’s fine – it’s all in her head. But Honor feels pain. What she doesn’t know is…it’s not her pain– it’s everyone else’s.
Seventeen year-old Honor Stevens is not an ordinary teenager. Sure, she looks like one on the outside…but on the inside, there’s a whole world of pain going on. Honor is an empath. That means she can feel other people’s pain – like that of the girl who is about to be raped in the woods, or the girl who is dying of cancer, or her mom…who is suffering a heart attack. What she doesn’t know is what Ethan Sutherland comes to town to tell her – she can save these people. But at what cost? For every life Honor saves, she knocks years off her own.
When Ethan comes looking for her, he isn’t counting on falling in love. Now that he has, he wishes he hadn’t told her about her abilities. Though he tries his best to talk her out of saving every soul, Ethan loses the battle – Honor’s too nice for her own good.
Then there’s the matter of Ethan’s estranged, morally corrupt half-brother, Storm – he loves Honor too. And because Honor is intrinsically empathic, she’s aware of Storm’s softer side and begins falling for him as well.
When the two brothers are forced to work together against a group of evil empaths who are after Honor, they need to put their differences aside and focus on saving the one girl they both love.
A Touch of Honor is a paranormal love story of a different kind. In a world gone mad with vampires and werewolves, A Touch of Honor tugs at the heartstrings with a girl out to heal the world…one person at a time.

Book 2
A Man of Honor (The Honor Trilogy #2)


Genres: YA/Fantasy/Paranormal
Publisher: Fated Hearts Publishing
Published: September 5th, 2013


The second book in The Honor Trilogy finds Storm contending with his feelings for his brother’s girlfriend, while formulating a plan to finish off the evil empath out for Honor’s blood, once and for all.
Storm Sutherland is still trying to ignore the fact that he’s fallen for Honor Stevens. And now that she’s gone and brought him back to life, it’s even more difficult to get her out of his mind. With Ethan and Honor still going strong, Storm battles between his impulses to win her heart, regardless of his brother’s feelings, or walk away, leaving the only girl who’d ever breathed life into him.
But before he walks away, he must find a way to stop the man who is out for Honor’s blood, the result of a two-hundred year old vengeance against her grandfather that Honor must pay.
Will Storm come up with a plan to end this war before she pays the price

Book 3
A Heart of Honor (The Honor Trilogy #3)


Genre: YA/Fantasy/Paranormal
Publisher: Fated Hearts Publishing
Published: December 25th, 2013


About the Author:

J.P. Grider (1966 – ) born in Paterson, New Jersey as Julianne Pellegrino, was raised in Haledon, New Jersey, the oldest of six siblings. Her love of writing started early in her childhood, when she started writing poetry in-between homework assignments. As part of a school work program as a Journalism major in High School, J.P. Grider worked as a freelance reporter for a local newspaper, writing feature stories about exceptional high-school classmates. She studied Television Production and Film Writing at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications.
Two of J.P. Grider’s novels have won awards in the Textnovel Writing Contest, with her first published book – Unplugged (A Portrait of a Rock Star) – reaching Semi-finalist position. Though Unplugged is not her first novel written, it is the first to be published. Her second novel, Maybe This Life, published in 2012, was actually her first attempt at writing a novel. After completing the whole manuscript, Grider decided to scrap the whole thing and rewrite Maybe This Life from scratch. In Grider’s opinion, the difference between the two was night and day.
After writing in the Contemporary Romance genre, J.P. wanted to try her hand at the Young Adult Romance genre – the result, The Honor Trilogy.
Always looking to challenge herself, J.P. Grider is now working on writing in the New Adult Romance genre with a novel called Calling California which should release in the Fall of 2014.

My Review:

Empathy is the capacity to recognize emotions that are being experienced by another sentient or fictional being.

This triology follows the story of Honor, Ethan and Storm who are all empaths.

The story begins with Honor. There is something special about her but currently she doesn't know what it is. She feels others pain and takes on those emotions which puts stress on her. At first she doesn't realize though that it is others pain, despite the many doctor's visits stating there was nothing wrong, until Ethan comes into the picture.

Ethan falls instantly in love with Honor and she loves him too. She has never been able to be close to anyone so loving Ethan is a new experience for her. Ethan is able to explain to Honor all about being an empath and her abilities. She is able to heal other people but at what cost to her???? It takes years from her life to save others.

Then Storm enters the picture and there are feelings that Honor feel towards him that she never expected to feel. She sees a side to Storm that noone else sees. There love triangle reminded me a lot of Elena, Stefan and Damon from the Vampire Diaries. You have the girl... two brothers.... one being the sweet one and the other being the 'dark bad boy'. They had amazing friends/family though that really made the books enjoyable! I think a book about Tamlin and Eli would be very interesting!

My emotions went up and down with all three books. There were times I wanted Honor to be with Ethan and other times I wanted her to be with Storm. At first I hated Storm and wanted her to have nothing to do with him but after reading the second book (we get to see inside of Storm's POV) I felt bad for him. Ethan displayed a lot of jealousy and deep down I know he loved Honor with all he had but was it enough? Either way it all boils down to both of them wanting Honor to be safe and happy. As long as she was ok they would be fine no matter what choice she made between them.

Of course, the books were full of drama, danger, death, life, love, forgiveness, sacrifice and much more. You had villians who wanted something that was taken from them in the past... you have the government that now knows about their abilities and wants them. How far will you go to keep the ones that you love safe???? Definitely pick these books up and read them to find out what happens to Honor, Ethan, and Storm. One is left to sacrifice everything so the other two can be happy.... but which will it be?


  1. Great review!! Thanks for being on the tour, Beth! [=


  2. Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I so appreciate that you took the time to read them amd review them. Thank you.

  3. EXCELLENT review! Thank you for the chance to win these great books!

  4. Awesome giveaway and great review!