Monday, November 21, 2011

Insight Series Character Breakdown

Title: Embody
Series: Insight #2
Author: Jamie Magee
Independently Published: July 2011


Not many Scorpio’s are known for their patience, and Willow Haywood is no different. Her only desire is to love Landen Chambers and redeem the lost souls of Esterious, but the path to that desire is long, dark and dangerous... 

Before Willow’s life had a chance to balance the sudden revelations and grief she had to endure to get to Chara a disturbing discovery is made. A photo, one that shows Willow blissfully embracing the flawless image of Drake Blakeshire; giving her not only proof that she had lived before, but that she had loved him. 

Running away from the memory of Drake’s hypnotizing touch, and the prophecy set before her seemed like the logical thing to do. That is, until a dark dream reignites her passion to save the hopeless dimension of Esterious. Willow struggles to find patience – to learn everything she needs to know before she faces Drake again, but her eagerness is dangerous and one step in the wrong direction takes everything and everyone away from her – the only way to survive this trial is for Willow to remember who she is and what she really wants out of this life. The question is….can she do that?

Alright, it's been a while since I started off a review by saying...WOW! This series has completely captivated me. I was going to review Embody today, but I feel like I need a separate post to clarify the characters. There are so many of them and they are each important to the story. I have done a little breakdown of the "children" but keep in mind that their parents and grandparents play an important role in the story. So many decisions are made each day and all of these people have to be taken into account. At the bottom of this post I have included a flow chart so you can see the families.

I want to take a minute to say, that yes there are a ton of characters but I knew everyone of them before I was half-way through the first book. These books are amazing. I finished the last two in less than 24 hours (310 pages and 244 pages). I know this post won't give you much information about the storyline but I will post my review of Embody tomorrow. I am participating in the Insight Virtual Book Tour and on my last post, November 28, I will have a rafflecopter giveaway set up giving you the chance to win all three of these outstanding books and a series of signed bookmarks. You can find my review of Insight (Book #1) HERE. Leave a comment on that post in order to get extra points for the giveaway.

Let's start with a quick who's who because there are so many people roaming around...
  • Willow - A young lady, fresh from high school, who has been haunted by painful and terrifying nightmares each new moon until the time she turned eighteen in November. Her family had thought she had outgrown them until several months later when they began to reoccur without the help of the moon. There was a flip side to this coin...every single night Willow dreamed of a young man with intense blue eyes, perfect lips, and dimples. Willow has a unique ability, she can feel the emotions of those around her...even those who exist in other worlds. (Soul Mate of Landen, Sister of Libby, Daughter of Grace and Jason)
  • Landen - The beautiful young man in Willow's dreams. His family went to great difficulty to protect him from his fate. When he found Willow, they both learn that they will be forced to suffer through trial after trial in order to gain complete happiness and freedom. He is able to sense truth and intent. This is a power I would love to possess. A power that proves to be invaluable to Willow and him. (Soul Mate of Willow, Brother of Clarissa and Brady, Son of Ashten and Aubrey)
  • Libby - Willow's six-year old sister who surprises everyone with her powers. She is a blessing to Willow and Landen as they undertake their destiny. (Sister of Willow, Soul Mate of Preston, Daughter of Grace and Jason)
  • Dane - A childhood friend of Willow's who has always been by her side. There is nothing he doesn't know about her. She has allowed him to assist her with her dreams and he has followed her into her endeavors to help the images she saw seek peace. He and Willow have never been more than friends and neither feels a romantic draw toward the other. He does recognize that he needs to be by Willow's side to find what he needs. When he finally finds his soul brings him even closer to Willow. (Soul Mate of Clarissa)
  • Clarissa - Landen's sister has always competed with her family of men to be as strong and knowledgeable as they are. She is the only female in her family that travels through the strings to bring soul mates home. She is fierce and perfect compliment to Dane. (Soul Mate to Dane, Sister to Brady and Landen, Daughter to Ashten and Aubrey)
  • Olivia - Another one of Willow's friends who lost her parents when she was young. She and Willow bonded because they were both a little different from the other kids. Olivia will find herself in a bit of trouble in Insight. She will have to rely on Willow and her new family to heal her. She may even find her soul mate. (Soul Mate of Chrispin)
  • Chrispin - The younger brother of Marc who finds his true love in Olivia. His love brought her sight back after it was taken from her by Drake. Chrispin and Olivia will find themselves pulled into the center of Landen's and Willow's world.
  • Brady - Landen's older brother has a difficult time in the beginning accepting that his baby brother will be forced to bear the weight of several worlds on his shoulders. He loves Landen dearly and will fight by his side to make sure he is safe. He is a soon-to-be father of a very special little girl. (Soul Mate to Felicity, Brother of Landen and Clarissa, Son of Ahsten and Aubrey, Father to Allie)
  • Felicity - Brady's soul mate is a perfect compliment to him. She is kind and caring and loves to take care of those she loves. She is supportive in her role as Brady's Soul Mate and Mother. (Soul Mate of Brady, Mother to Allie)
  • Allie - Baby girl of Brady and Felicity. She has an important but undefined role to play in her life. I can't wait to find out more about this little one. (Daughter of Brady and Felicity)
  • Marc - The oldest son of Livingston. He will stand guard to Landen, protecting him from the evil that will haunt him. Marc has put off the search for his Soul Mate to help others. When his time comes to find her, he will be forced to fight for more than her love. (Soul Mate of Stella, Son of Livingston and Beth, Brother of Chrispin, Drake, and Preston) 
  • Preston - One of the secret sons between Livingston and Beth. He has been hidden in a world filled with darkness. His arrival in Chara is filled with excitement and joy. He and Libby are filled with gifts that will help Landen and Willow survive their trials. (Soul Mate to Libby, Son of Livingston and Beth, Brother to Marc, Chrispin, and Drake) 
  • Drake - Each time I think of Drake I am saddened by the events of his life. He has been tricked and lied to by everyone he knows, including his own mother and father. His fight for Willow's love may appear selfish and because he wants to use her; however, the further you read, the more you realize he believes he loves her. When I finished the third book, I was so proud of him. (Son of Beth and Livingston, Brother to Marc, Chrispin, and Preston, no true Soul Mate as of Image



  1. Your are amazing!!! I love this!!!

  2. Thanks Jamie! Glad that you stopped by to see! Love your books.



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