My rating: 4 of 5 Stars
How I Got It: eBook Purchase
Publication Date: February 2015
Publisher: Trabuco Ridge Press
Point of View: 3rd Person
Genre: Fantasy Adventure
Well, for starters . . . this author is a good writer! I mean, she knows how to really set every scene, whether it's a heart-pounding action sequence or a more thoughtful, plot-developing scene. Everything is vivid and sensory, but not in a flowery sort of way. Enticingly readable is a good way to describe it.
Rie is a fantastic lead who engages the reader from the start. The mystery of her heritage is intriguing, but her more immediate mission is even more gripping. The world(s) in which she moves and breathes is full of surprises, and I enjoyed all the discoveries along the way (probably a lot more than Rie did! LOL).
This world was big and full of all the familiar fantasy beings--elves, pixies, vampires, goblins, etc. But they were all spun a little bit differently than I've seen them before. The book had an earthy quality to it--not the high-fantasy surreal vibe I usually look for in a fey-type of storyline. But it was unique and fun.
I've had this book sitting in my Kindle for a few months now, and I'm really glad I finally picked it up. Great read, great world, great kickbutt heroine.