Book Review & Giveaway: Conduit (Gryphon #1) by Stacey Rourke

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2-1-2014 9-26-02 PMTitle: The Conduit

Author: Stacey Rourke

Pages: 212

Date Published: November 2011 (rereleased November 13, 2013)


All 18-year-old Celeste Garrett wants is to head off to college and make those fun, yet ill-advised, choices college kids are known for. And maybe to spend some time with the hot cameraman she just met. Instead, because of a pact her ancestors made in the 17th century with a mythical creature, she has to save the world. While normal kids are slamming energy drinks and cramming for exams, Celeste will get her adrenaline rush fighting a fire breathing dragon. She wants to meet friends in the quad to exchange lecture notes, but first she must exchange blows with a shapeshifting demon on the rooftop. Life isn’t always fair for a superhero, but at least she doesn’t have to do it alone. With her brother and sister as sidekicks, they alternate between saving lives and getting on each others’ nerves. Together the trio encounters unspeakable odds, mystical forces and comes face-to-face with an image that will haunt them forever—their grandmother in a leopard print bikini.


I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

Conduit is a young adult fantasy and is the first book in the Gryphon series. It grabbed my attention from the beginning and never slowed down.

The story is told by Celeste and her character is strong, caring, and a klutz. Her clumsiness causes some very funny situations. The other characters are well developed and they are each unique in their own way. My favorite character is definitely Grams. She’s my hero!

If you like young adult fantasies, Conduit is a must read. And it has the perfect ending for the first book in a series. I’m so glad I received all four books in the series to review…on to Embrace!

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About the Author:

2-1-2014 9-25-24 PMThe Gryphon Series is written by Stacey Rourke. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, drooly dogs. Stacey loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this series as well as other literary projects. The Gryphon Series is available wherever fine books are sold.



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