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The Lightning-Struck Heart (Tales From Verania #1) by T.J. Klune

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Tales From Verania #1
T.J. Klune
Fiction, M/M Romance
July 20th 2015

Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident.

Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam's pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the King's Wizard, Morgan of Shadows.

When Sam is fourteen, he enters the Dark Woods and returns with Gary, the hornless gay unicorn, and a half-giant named Tiggy, earning the moniker Sam of Wilds.

At fifteen, Sam learns what love truly is when a new knight arrives at the castle. Sir Ryan Foxheart, the dreamiest dream to have ever been dreamed.

Naturally, it all goes to hell through the years when Ryan dates the reprehensible Prince Justin, Sam can't control his magic, a sexually aggressive dragon kidnaps the prince, and the King sends them on an epic quest to save Ryan's boyfriend, all while Sam falls more in love with someone he can never have.

Or so he thinks.

Maria’s Review

➦Oh, T.J. Klune, I’m sooo happy I discovered your books. This one here is just awesome. I laughed so hard. I will be listening to the audio book again in the future. I saved it. uhuh. Anywhoooo.

➦Oh yeah, so. Wizards, unicorns, a dragon? Sign me up! (Val, you heard that, right? Dragon. Just one. But he’s fabulous.) The story follows Sam, who is an apprentice to the wizard. He does magic and shit.

“I don’t have time for all the relations and courting and wooing bullshit,” I said. “I’m a wizard. I have quests.”
“Uh, you’re an apprentice,” Gary said. “And you’re sent on errands.”

➦He has a best friend who is a hornless gay unicorn.

➦Oh, I’m sorry, that was incredibly racist of me. A zebra is a horse. And a unicorn most certainly is NOT.

“Horse?” Gary snarled. The pretty unicorn act dropped immediately. Red sparks shot from his nose. “Did you just call me a horse? Listen here, you two-legged bag of shit. I’m not a motherfucking horse. I am a unicorn, and I am magic and a beautiful creature made of fucking sunshine and rainbows and good feelings.”

➦Anywhooooooooooo. Sam is in love with a knight. Just one teeny problem. That knight is betrothed to the prince. HUUUUUUGE bummer.

➦Then there’s a dragon. I will not name him because there’s gonna be this huge reveal about his name. Apparently dragons are very VERY particular about names they pick for themselves. Yes, so this dragon comes and abducts the prince and now Sam and his friends along with the knight embark on a journey to save him.

➦I lurved this book hard. T.J. Klune’s type of humor is just my thing. This book was hilarious but at times even touching and I couldn’t help but fall in love with all the characters.

….Especially with Gary. #truestory GARY is my new imaginary friend.

….He whispers in my ear to go ahead and use rainbow colors on my book edits.

….Like, don’t be afraid and select neon green today.

All the meanwhile my blog buddy Arianna keeps telling me “BIOTCH, THAT’S UGLY!” when I show her my teasers. Thanks. You kill my spirit. And Gary will snort glitter all over you. #truestory