Four musicians vie for a coveted spot on the main stage at the prestigious Olive Branch Music and Arts Festival.
For as long as she can remember, Melly has only been good at one thing: making music. From the instant she got her fingers on a flute and tambourine, music had transformed her life and become a way for her to express the hidden desires of her heart. And like every artist in the realm, joining the illustrious Olive Branch Music and Arts Festival was her ultimate dream.
When Hakim encounters Melly singing in a grubby tavern, his world stops for the briefest of moments. For Hakim, it was as clear as the sky on a sunny day—her voice was what his band, Needlework, had been missing. On a whim, a deal is struck. Soon Melly finds herself whisked away with the band as they join the Olive Branch Festival for what promises to be one wild ride.
***Trigger Warning: Content includes after-effects of sexual assault, as well as depression, grief, and suicidal thoughts/attempts.
Bekah Berge fell in love with all things mystical at a young age. Her love of stories led to her writing her first book in her early twenties, and she’s never looked back since. When not scribbling down fantastical tales, she enjoys traveling, gardening, vegan baking, and brewing the perfect cup of tea.
She also suffers from a rare chronic pain condition called CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) and to learn more visit: CRPSBookshelf.com
Melly is a 17-year-old girl who makes a living singing in taverns or stealing when she has no other choice (There’s just something about books with taverns that I love 🤷♀️).
One day she meets Hakim, Taran and Nova. Three friends that have a band named “Needlework” and are playing with Olive Branch Festival, where only the best played. They hear Melly sing and decide to get her in the band. So far all nice, just music and group problems.
But Hakim is an idiot. Rather, he has become one. A year ago he suffered an attack in which his leg was broken, not even with magic it was possible to recover it completely, since then he has not healed completely, either physically or emotionally.
All this happened because Hakim is not just another musician, he is a Harran, nephew of the Emperor of Sandaran. Some time ago there was a famine crisis in the other kingdoms, and Sandaran decided not to help. From then on they earned their hatred and now there is a war brewing underneath. Unfortunately, Hakim’s last name drags him and his friends into the middle of the political and power conflict. Now they need to learn how to heal, while trying to survive.
This is one of the best books I’ve read. My only problem is that is a standalone, because I don’t want to let Mel and Hakim go.
I absolutely love music. When I read the synopsis of this book I was attracted, but couldn’t imagine how it would fit the fantasy. Sounded just like a book about a band, but it’s so much more. And the music is still a huge part in it, showing its own magic.
I’ve just read one other book before that had original songs, and I always felt sad that I couldn’t really hear them. But Bekah and her friends made two of the songs “real”, and it’s absolutely perfect.
Being able to listen to the songs while reading the lyrics in the book was an amazing experience. I’m particularly in love with Awaken.
Also, I love how chronic pain is given a huge role in the book. Both physical and psychological.
Hakim and Mel are broken people. Actually everyone in the story is, at some level. I guess we all are. But here’s a book to remember you that you can go on. You can get through everything. And live.
Inspirational as hell, and unpredictable too. Also, I knew we would get an explanation about the name of the band “Needlework” and I absolutely loved it.
Please, do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this book.
Bye bye 💕
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So the entire mage world is looking for me. Who cares?
I’m not going back.
I’ve finally tasted freedom, and even though I hate that I accidentally left my sort-of-boyfriend behind, there’s no way I’m giving this up.
I’ve got things to do here. If I’m going to change the world, I’ll need to see it first. Preferably before Mother reduces everything to dust, waging her deadly war.
So, I’m blending in. Learning what it takes to be a regular mage. Pretending I’m not the missing Heir plastered all over the news.
The only problem is, keeping my Ruling Powers hidden is proving tougher than I thought. The other mages? They’re starting to notice I’m different.
Sooner or later, they’re going to figure me out. And while not everyone looking for me wants me dead, one thing is clear. If I don’t see this mission through…
It’s game over. For all of us.
Adventure, I’d said. Someone needed to slap me the next time I even thought about that word.
Iz escaped from Rik’s palace with the intention of proving a plot against the Sovereign. Her plan was to uncover the case and return, but her necklace was stolen and no one knew her true face, which does not allow her to return, but at the same time grants her unknown freedom.
The few clothes and things I had were conjured by me, which is what happens when you were a mage with approximately zero dollars to your name. I lived in a constant state of worry that my outfit was suddenly going to up and vanish on me. YOLO.
Iz, taking the false identity of Dora, is working in the cenote, where caeli is extracted (the element that combined with terra is what creates the magic). In fact, since it is a place full of magic, when Dora dives into the water she literally recharges like the old men from the movie Cocoon 😂.
Being free of her disguise felt better than she expected. Especially when her team is sent to install the new technology that are basically “magic antennas” to the wildest territories of Taramur.
That’s because you’re a badass, Isla Luciano—er, Dora Jakobs— or whoever you are today. Man, this is starting to get confusing, even to me.
You can imagine my surprise when I discovered that these were the territories of South America, and their first stop was in Santiago, Chile. I felt ridiculously famous 🤩. The only bad thing is that they didn’t bring Rik and somehow forget him here 🙈.
The devices they planned to install allowed for much greater and efficient access to magic, but they weren’t counting on local leaders not wanting that access to be made easier.
Dora, as she puts it herself, is literally a Gryffindor. Her hero complex is monumental, but at least this allows her to discover that she is more powerful than she believed herself, as well as helping her find unexpected and very valuable allies. Among them Sara, a Chilean illusionist (yes, I will continue to highlight that they passed through Chile 😅) capable of becoming invisible and who becomes Dora’s Royal Guard (and probably my favorite character, what a way to laugh with her).
Pretty, but in a fierce I’ll-eat-you-for-breakfast-and-not-even-feel-bad-about-it kind of way.
I have two critics for this book. The first is that I missed Rik 💔. I love him and, although I admit that his participation was quite satisfactory, it was short 🥺.
This was the reason for my anger at Iz at the end of the first book. She left the Sovereign to die of worry. But it is impossible not to love Iz with her strength, sarcasm and above all with her nobility to always put others first. Even if it involves some actions of dubious sanity 🤣. My anger at her literally wore off in a couple of pages.
“You aren’t asking. Someone has to keep an eye on you. I can already tell that you’ve got some kind of ‘savior complex’ going on.” What the hell is a savior complex? He continued, “Besides that, if my suspicions are correct, you’re the type that finds trouble wherever she goes.” Okay, so there might be some truth to that…
My second critic is the end. Which is actually great, but something in particular happens that makes me want to throw a book at Lissa. And I get angrier because I can’t comment on it without making a massive spoiler, so I’ll only complain knowing that as soon as the third book begins, my anger will pass 😅.
In short, I loved this book, but I still want to throw it in Lissa’s face for that ending. But then I would apologize and pick it up and take it back to my favorites shelf 😬.
Bye bye 💕
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Eighteen-year-old Waterrunner Eira Landan lives her life in the shadows — the shadow of her older brother, of her magic’s whispers, and of the person she accidentally killed. She’s the most unwanted apprentice in the Tower of Sorcerers until the day she decides to step out and compete for a spot in the Tournament of Five Kingdoms.
Pitted against the best sorcerers in the Empire, Eira fights to be one of four champions. Excelling in the trials has its rewards. She’s invited to the royal court with the “Prince of the Tower,” discovers her rare talent for forbidden magic, and at midnight, Eira secretly meets with a handsome elfin ambassador.
But, Eira soon learns, no reward is without risk. As she comes into the spotlight, so too do the skeletons of a past she hadn’t even realized was haunting her.
Eira went into the trials ready for a fight. Ready to win. She wasn’t ready for what it would cost her. No one expected the candidates might not make it out with their lives.
“Be careful when you go hunting for the truth. It’s rarely what you expect.”
Eira is a Sorceress, particularly a Waterrunner. She studies alongside her older brother Marcus at the Tower of Sorcerers. But, while her brother is talented and adored by everyone. She’s an outcast whose only friend is Alyss, a Groundbreaker.
“I saw your brother come by, so I knew you wouldn’t be far behind.” Marcus’s shadow. That was all she ever was. Even Alyss, her best and truest friend, knew it.
Maybe it had something to do with the fact that Eira hears voices, and probably killing someone 3 years ago didn’t help much either.
Anyway, she was an outcast under her brother’s eternal care. Which was bad enough, but made so much worse by Marcus’s best friend, Cullen, a lord and the first Windwalker after the Empress. He was literally known as “The Prince of the Tower”.
Eira has a chance to change her life when the Tournament of Five Kingdoms is announced. Friendly game to be in Meru, the elven kingdom that was discovered not long ago and completely obsesses Eira. She is willing to show her potential and earn her place on that journey. Even if it means disappointing her family and making changes that she might later regret. Furthermore, a certain elf ambassador has given Eira even more reasons for wanting to go to Meru. But winning the trials may be the least of her problems…
Should she go with him? She could already hear Alyss saying no. Even if the elfin were friends of Solaris and he was clearly a nobleman, she should definitely not sneak off into the night following a stranger. So, of course, Eira did.
Do you want my honest opinion? Here’s my honest opinion…
This is the first book from Elise that I read, but I knew her fame. I can’t understand how such a sweet person enjoys hurting us so much 💔.
When the trials are announced, her whole family tries to clarify that she must support her brother and not compete. The truth is that Eira complains all the time, but I did not find it unpleasant. I feel like she was right about everything, and it’s very sad to see that no one but Alyss understands her.
“I am my own person. I don’t just jump when asked and I won’t neatly exist only where and how you or anyone else wants me to.”
Marcus is an excellent older brother and they both love each other, but he also does not realize the damage done to her by “protecting” her. In truth, her parents go too far and I find it hard to believe that they did everything for her.
His gaze swept to hers and Marcus gave her a small nod, one Eira returned. To him, it was likely a gesture of a plan they both knew. For Eira, it said, Let the games begin.
As for Cullen, I super hated him at first. It was horribly disgusting as well as cocky. However, it turns out that Cullen only acted like that to her in response to how she treated him. And now I love him 💖.
“It’s admirable,” he said, finally. Eira noticed he didn’t immediately withdraw or flinch from her touch. “To be so passionate about something. To not care what anyone else thinks of that passion.” Eira laughed softly. “It’s not that I don’t care what they think. It’s that I can’t care. It hurts too much when I do. It’s easier to encase myself in—” “Walls. So they never see the real you. If they don’t really know you, then they can’t really hurt you.” She had been going to say ice, but… “Yes.”
There is a small love triangle. Small because Eira is not interested in opening her heart at first, and I pride myself (and surprised myself 🤣) to say that for the first time I was not Team Elf. You can imagine how interesting Cullen is… Although I just remembered that he is a lord, so maybe I am not so surprised of myself 😅.
This is a magic academy book, full of dark secrets and mistakes. It also has slow-burn romance, loyal friendship, and complicated family relationships. And, of course, magical trials.
Eira is forced to go on a journey of self-discovery when her world is destroyed. For the first time in her life, she will have the opportunity to prove herself and unleash her true powers.
She was the one in charge of her own destiny; and, now that she knew this feeling, Eira would never let anyone take it from her again.
The book has excellent world building, vivid emotions. The trials to decide the representatives of the Tower were quite interesting and original. Although I can’t help the Harry Potter vibes, particularly The Goblet of Fire for the trials and The Half-Blood Prince for a mysterious book of dark magic 🤫. Also, I really like the magic system, it’s elemental, but the abilities that each element has have very interesting twists.
“No…the cold won’t kill me.” It hadn’t claimed her when she was a baby, it wouldn’t now. It had been a part of her for her whole life. It was the only thing she knew she could trust to be real.
I knew I would like Elise’s books, but I hadn’t had a chance to read one before. The moment this book was announced, I knew it was made for me, so I moved land, sea and sky to get an ARC and it worked! I devoured it and didn’t even realize when I finished, I should have read it slower to be able to stay longer in Solaris, but at least now I have the Air Awakens series in the same world.
Honestly, I loved this book, and Elise joins my favorite authors where I knew she would belong.
I will leave here a small summary of the special abilities of each type of Sorcerer (mainly because I know that when the second book comes out I will not remember any of this 😂):
They control the water.
They can create “vessels”. In a bowl with water and a token in the center they are able to record the words of a person. They use this skill in the West Clinic to record the voice of dying patients in case they don’t have time to talk to their families. The voices Eira hears are actually accidental Vessels that have been created in time.
Illusions. They can control the water in the room and reflect light at will, creating visual illusions.
They also control the ice.
Their powers make it difficult for them to drown, as their magic automatically protects them and creates an air bubble, but eventually the magic is depleted or the air in the bubble may be depleted.
They control the earth.
They can easily write on stone 🤷♀️.
They create and control fire.
They make the name plates for the student’s rooms as practice when they enter the Tower 🤣.
Fire does not harm them, unless it is magical fire created by a more powerful Firebearer.
Some have the ability to see the future.
They control the wind.
It is the rarest affinity and it was believed extinct until Empress Vhalla (Air Awakens, there I go).
The hardest stone protects the most precious gems…
Someone is killing dwarves.
Sabine is new to the city of Razadon, a mecca of stone and dwarven magic.
When a clan leader is murdered in a strange ritual, suspicion falls on the most likely culprits and those newest to the city—Sabine and her companions.
The blood of the ancients can fracture even the strongest stone…
The seals of the Dragon Portal are growing weaker, and Sabine’s running out of time to acquire the remaining artifacts before their world is engulfed in flames.
It’s a race against the clock to find out who’s responsible for the murder and save her friend’s life. But deep within the heart of the mountain, there are some who will do anything to keep Sabine from learning the truth.
Even if it means sacrificing her in the process.
“All hail Queen Sabin’theoria of the Unseelie, daughter and heir of Queen Mali’theoria, and blood descendant of Lachlina, the One True Goddess, and Vestior, Harbinger of Nightmares.”
After their adventure with the Merfolk. Sabine, Malek and their other companions are back on the ship on their way to Dwarven, city of the Dwarves.
The closer they get, the greater becomes the feeling that something is wrong. When they are attacked by a strange storm, part of the crew die or lose control of their actions, including Bane and Malek. Thanks to their connection with Sabine and her new power granted by the pearl of the Merfolk, they manage to reach safely the city of the dwarves, Razadon.
This new display of Sabine’s magic, without being covered by her protectors, results in indicating to the Wild Hunt her exact location, so they have no choice but to hide in Razadon.
Between the corruption permeating the air, the goddess threatening to control her bond with Malek and Bane, and the knowledge assassins were hunting her, this entire situation had the potential to go wrong very quickly.
The problem is that the storm was created by corrupt magic, which enrages the goddess Lachlina, who forces Sabine to search for the origin and end it. Furthermore, this magic seems to affect Bane more than the others, driving him into a demonic frenzy in which he slays the dwarves that attack him. This makes him a prisoner, and he is sentenced to death.
The crew is sent away from the city because of the dangers that exist in it. So Sabine, Malek, and Blossom must take it upon themselves to save Bane. Now with the help of Rika, a human “seer” whom Sabine agreed to rescue in Karga and who is now half butterfly (you will understand by reading it 😉).
Now Sabine, who has become the new Unseelie queen, needs to prove her power against the dwarves to maintain the alliance, as she tries to overcome their political entanglements to rescue Bane. All while searching for the cause of the corruption before the goddess Lachlina loses her patience and does it on her own.
The first thing I want to say about this book is that for some reason I thought it was a trilogy. Then, through Amazon, I found out there were 4. And it turns out that at the beginning of this book I come across this…
There are 6 books planned in the saga and I don’t even know if they are all. This would really be wonderful if it weren’t because I hate waiting 😑. But hey, back to the book.
Sabine is not ready to become queen. However, there is nothing she can do about it. She is forced to do everything in her power to prove to others that she will be a trustworthy queen and thus not lose her allies. Even if her confidence is just a performance.
“We’ve secured at least four votes, possibly five. The others can bend, or they can break. If they want to play games, I intend to win.”
Fortunately, she has Malek by her side, a dragon who has been several times in the city of the dwarves thanks to his facade as a merchant and ship captain. Sabine finds in him the strength to keep up appearances, as well as important advice on how to negotiate with them. Unfortunately Malek is hiding something. He hasn’t told the whole truth about the portal to Sabine and knows he could lose her when she finds out.
“The one woman I end up falling for is the one person who holds the power to either save our people or damn them for eternity. If I have to lose her in the process of saving them, I’ll do it. I’ll hate every second of it, but I’ll do it.”
In addition, Sabine is clear that her relationship with Malek cannot last, as her people will never accept a dragon with their queen. However, she cannot find the strength to get away from him.
She reached for him, and he wrapped his arms around her, pulling her close. There was no use denying it. She’d fallen in love with a dragon. They’d known each other for such a short amount of time, but it didn’t matter. The obstacles they’d faced had shown her who he truly was, and that was the man she’d come to adore.
Another very interesting thing is that it is becoming increasingly clear that the Huntsman, leader of the Wild Hunt, has some interest in Sabine and in helping her instead of killing her. Although we do not know why.
I can’t say much about Bane and Rika without spoilers. But I love both characters. Bane is the demon that has an oath with Sabine, although she mentions on many occasions that demons are not the same as other races in terms of emotions, it is very clear that he really cares about Sabine. He also seems to have a special relationship with Rika.
This young seer is only 15 years old, and she was forced to leave her home and her grandmother to survive. Sabine feels completely identified with her, so she does her best to support her. Rika’s abilities have not been fully developed, but she already proves to be a valuable ally, who immediately grew fond of everyone, but especially Bane and Blossom.
Blossom is once again in charge of delivering abundant amounts of humor. But it is increasingly showing how important she is as an ally and friend.
One thing I really like about this series is that they don’t end in cliff-hangers. The end of this book is a little more terrible than the previous ones, but it still doesn’t leave you totally hanging. It makes me think of Percy Jackson. I haven’t read the books (😅) but in the movies, each one focuses on a particular mission / story, with a base story that ties them together. In the style of Harry Potter the first 4 years.
In this case we are touring the kingdoms hand in hand with Sabine. Each book mainly focuses on one kingdom (at least it seems so 😅). In the first they were in the realm of humans, in the second in that of the Merfolk and now in that of the dwarves. It is no longer a spoiler that the main story corresponds to the search for the artifacts used by the gods to close the portal of the dragons and prevent a new war in the world. But this book focuses on the object guarded in the kingdom of the dwarves, and therefore in this race and its relationship with Sabine.
Obviously there is a new drawing, I would be offended if the others don’t have it 😂. This time we have Sabine and Blossom next to the dwarf crystals. They are getting more and more beautiful 😍.
I still recommend 100% this series. Especially for those who love pure fantasy and fairies, and dragons, and dwarfs, and a thousand other creatures. It is one of the most magical sagas that I have read.
PS: A very interesting discovery is that, of the original races, only dwarfs can grow facial hair. Officially I want to be a Fae 🤣.
Bye bye 💕
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A priceless treasure is hidden within the ocean’s depths…
Sabine barely managed to escape from Akros with her life.
But the ocean isn’t safe for someone whose power stems from the forests.
When their ship is attacked on the high seas and one of Sabine’s companions is taken hostage, only an agreement forged by blood and magic may save her friend’s life.
The pearl of the sea is also the key to the gods’ revenge…
With the dragon portal failing and the gods’ magic threatening to destroy their world, Sabine must choose between following her heart or upholding a sacred oath.
The cost of ending a centuries-old feud may be higher than anyone expected.
All magic demands a sacrifice–even if it’s hers.
“By blood and magic and by the rights of both, what once was solely ours shall be no longer. By will and might, we merge our purposes and intents. As I will it, so mote it be.”
Do you know that feeling of watching a movie in your head when reading? It usually takes me a few chapters in a book to get to that point, in some it never gets as “clear”. This time it was as if I had pressed “Play” the moment I opened the book, even without remembering much of the previous one.
Sabine, Malek and their companions left Akros on Malek’s ship, heading for the Dwarven city.
In the middle of the ocean they are attacked by the Merfolk, aquatic creatures similar to faeries (like mermaids). Who capture much of the crew, including Esme and Levin, Sabine and Malek’s best friends respectively.
Her magic was ancient in origin, for the Fae were the first children of the gods. Her power was the same as what originally shaped this world, creating forests and lakes where none previously existed. While the Merfolk were the caretakers of the sea, the Fae would always be the victors in commanding the heavens and earth to obey.
Sabine manages to make a deal with the Merfolk to rescue her friends, which consists of finding Pearl, a Merfolk who disappeared in the desert in her human form.
As if this mission was not complex enough, things in Karga, the city where they disembark, are upside down. Annually they carry out a “burning festival” in which the city is completely closed and a purge of all demonic magic is carried out. This year they have advanced the date and it has become even more dangerous as they now have a magic detector.
Tired and having used much of their magic, Sabine, Malek and Blossom must find a way to complete their mission, without dying in the attempt. But, above all, without falling in love (Although they should already give up on this, they already fell in love 🤣).
Her hand started vibrating, and she laughed in delight. “Are you purring?” Bane snorted and walked away, circling the dragon and studying him from all sides. “A dragon who purrs. Fearsome, indeed.”
And of course, the Wild Hunt is still trying to murder Sabine …
I completely fell in love with the first book in this series. I can’t understand how I missed the release of the second installment, but here we are.
Honestly I had almost no memories of the first part. I just remembered how much I liked it. Thank god Jamie does an excellent job putting up little reminders that allow you to follow the story without rereading. Except for Sabine’s connection to the goddess Lachlina. I really didn’t remember this and had to reread the end of the first one 😑.
Like the first book, the story grabs you from the beginning and you start to have a million questions, which are answered veeeery slowly.
We get to know Sabine so much better and I love her. This time we get to know a little more about her past, along with the real reason for her escape from Faerie. She has a horrible past, but she never allowed that to define her. She is different from all other Fae, she does not feel superior to any race, and she cares about everyone. Which is ironic because she is probably the most powerful of them.
You’re not like the rest of the Fae,” Blossom said and patted Sabine’s hair. “That’s why we follow you, Sabine. You’re different.”
I find it very sad that Sabine, with Malek, knows for the first time what it is for someone to love you without expecting anything in return. The fact that Malek doesn’t want her magic puzzles her and makes her fall even more for him.
Sabine nodded. She managed a weak smile and brushed away her tears. “I’m sorry. I normally don’t fall apart like this.” Malek arched his brow. “In the short time we’ve known each other, you’ve proven to be one of the strongest people I’ve ever met. Most would have given up after experiencing a fraction of the challenges you’ve faced.” He chuckled. “I don’t think anyone would begrudge you a few tears, and if so, to hell with them. I’d like to see them try to walk in your footsteps.”
I love Malek because he is very strong and overprotective, yet he knows that he cannot protect Sabine against her will, and he respects that. I find it very funny that they spend the whole book saying “damn, I will fall in love with him / her” when it is clear that they are totally damned already 😂. They are an adorable couple, but with impressive sexual tension even just by looking at each other. We know that Sabine is a Fae and Malek a dragon, and both races are mortal enemies. However, Sabine begins to trust Malek and their relationship evolves into more than just attraction.
However, the best character ever is definitely Blossom. The little pixie who proves to be a loyal friend and hilarious companion, as well as an ally full of surprising resources.
Blossom flew toward them, her wings sending a smattering of pixie dust everywhere. It seemed to happen more often when she was overly excited.
I want Blossom to send pixie dust all over my room 🤩
My only critic is that I felt some very repetitive phrases, like that they were falling in love, or Malek putting Sabine’s hair behind her ear. But this is just for criticizing something.
Again we have a beautiful drawing at the beginning of each chapter. This time Blossom managed to appear in the picture with Sabine 😅. By the way, I don’t know how I didn’t realize before that the image is of Sabine, it didn’t even occur to me until I read a comment from Jamie 🤦♀️.
And … again I overdid this post but it’s worth it. I highly recommend this series. One thing I really like is that these books don’t end in cliff-hangers. Each one is a part of an incredible story with a medieval air and full of magic.
Bye bye 💕
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Tonight, I killed the Queen of the Starlight Faeries… my grandmother.
I am Zeneviève, the Starlight Princess, and with one glance you’d think nothing else of me, yet there’s another side that no one knows. From the age of five I’ve secretly trained in the dark arts, foreseeing that one day I would be summoned by the God of the Realms.
So, when a burning rose appears on my pillow, I know I’ve been chosen.
Accepting my new purpose means losing the only family I’ve ever known, earning a one-way ticket to Darkling Penitentiary. Nevertheless, my mission is bigger than all of us. But there is one obstacle I didn’t anticipate, the monster who rules the prison, and in order to fulfill my destiny I’ll have to eliminate him.
The issue? He appears to be the only creature immune to my deadly light.
“All hail the Starlight Queen”
The truth is that this book did not appeal to me so much because the idea of a prison did not convince me. I can’t explain how glad I was to have read it anyway.
Zeneviève is a Starlight Faery, a really special kind created by goddess Dalu, and being from the royal family, she can absorb energy from the moon, which can be clearly seen in the shine of her wings. But Zeneviève is even more special. She is a Star of Prophecies that are born every 5000 years in the Fae Realm.
Legend told that at the beginning of time, Goddess Danu reached into the night and brought down the brightest star from the sky. Infusing her own magic into it, she turned the star into a woman, and the first Starlight Faery was born. Our first queen. Looking at Grandma now as she flew down to the ballroom, her wings illuminating the entire space, I believed it.
Being a Star of Prophecies implies having premonitory dreams, but they don’t simply show the future, they actually give her instructions she must fulfill. None of her predecessors have been able to escape their destinies.
Every 5.000 years, a Star of Prophecies is born in the Fae Realm. The day I first opened my eyes, the clock reset itself...
The last one was Zeneviève’s mother and, as only one can be in existence, when Zeneviève was born, she gave her life for her daughter’s. She was raised by her grandmother as, after her mother died, her father disappeared. However, she never lacked affection. The relationship between Zeneviève and Queen Noreen is perfect.
Except that they both know that Zeneviève’s dreams show her that she must murder her grandmother. Since Noreen knows the nature of these dreams, she urges her granddaughter to accept them and simply enjoy until they come true. And among Zeneviève’s joys is Jareth, her royal guard with whom she has a “relationship.” However, she knows that her time in the palace will not last much longer.
“No matter what you wish for me, Jareth, the day will come when my duty will rip me away from here, never to be seen again. I will disappoint you. I will betray you and everything we ever held dear, but I will have no other choice.”
After murdering the queen, Zeneviève is sent to the Darkling prison, a place of darkness where even the moon does not exist, and must resign herself to waiting for her new mission to be able to leave that place. However, for a prison it is not so terrible. Except for the guardian. A Dark Phoenix.
The massive Dark Phoenix was perched at the very top, on the edge, looking down into the prison like it was his nest, and we were all worms waiting for him to eat us. It was kind of intimidating; I wasn’t going to lie.
This beast is the one who rules the place together with his babysitter assistant, Lord Aros. A muscular man with obvious disdain for shirts and huge black wings sticking out of his back, who happens to hate faeries more than anything in the world. And that hates Zeneviève even without knowing that she is a faery.
Idiots. Everyone here was an idiot. The guards were idiots. The hot as fiery hell guy with the black wings was an id—Did I just call him hot? Ugh.
Now Zeneviève must fulfill her mission, which by the way she does not know, while she makes sure not to reveal her identity and finds a way to get rid of the surveillance of the giant bird.
As soon as I started reading this book it immediately captured me. I thought we would meet Zeneviève at the time of the crime or even afterwards. With the synopsis I never imagined that I would understand her reasons, but she really had no choice. Despite knowing that she would kill the queen, I hoped with all my heart that she would find a way to escape her fate and have a life with her grandmother and Jareth. But this was impossible and, as she herself expected, Zeneviève is sent to the prison for the most dangerous criminals where they literally never see the light of the sun again.
Zeneviève is accepted by the most powerful couple in the prison, Alani, a vampiress, and Lynet, a Banshee. Who become her “frenemies” in prison.
There are also Gwenn, who works at the prison, and her son Keegan. Who prove to be loyal friends and powerful allies for the new mission of Zeneviève.
I’m sorry I’m late. Keegan took forever to fall asleep. I love Junior to pieces, but I swear sometimes I feel like tying him up and hiding him in the closet” Her eyes widened when she realized what she had said out loud. “I’m only kidding.”
Here appears Lord Aros. To be honest, the typical shirtless handsome (I’m not complaining) who hates Zeneviève for no reason. But it is impossible not to fall in love with him. He is totally a slave to his past and his own darkness.
Wiping the fog from the mirror, I glanced at myself for several moments, trying to find the other half of the man I once was. The man Callista found in the shadows of a cursed existence. I didn’t know what destiny awaited me, but I knew the happiness she believed I deserved, had been just an illusion. Nothing more, nothing less.
However, he has a good heart and, inadvertently and despite trying to avoid it at all costs, he sees in Zeneviève the light that could illuminate his life again, even against his will.
We are all slaves, Aros. Slaves to our nature, our duties, our legacy, our families, and even to others’ expectations of us. Our chains might all seem different, but we are bound by them nonetheless.”
Incredible world-building, fabulous characters, all with a past that sustains them. In addition to being original and funny, but no less emotional for this. My only complaint is that the second part is not yet out. I recommend it 100% and now I just have to wait.
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Hunter Astley has always known that he is different: being a witch-hunter that can use magic has sealed his fate. He must destroy the Shadow Witch once and for all, with the help of some unlikely allies.
We delve even deeper into the world of the Malleus Maleficarum; into myth, rumour and history that refuses to stay in the past.
After losing the war against the witches and all his allies, Hunter decides to search for the Benandanti. Being on the witches’ radar, he spends a lot of time traveling the world to avoid capture, until he manages to reach Italy and finds the Donili temple.
The Benandanti were a branch of the Donili. Since Hunter’s “powers” were similar to theirs, they agree to train him. This implies that Hunter spends more than a year learning with them with his 13-year-old companions who take advantage of teasing him 🤣.
“If you want my opinion, and I know you won’t like it.” The Abate stated. “Anti-witches and Donili have a lot more in common with witches than normal humans.”
When Hunter is finally ready to return, he encounters a new moderately organized resistance and meets Mel among them. Quite an interesting girl who seems to be as crazy as the hatter from Alice in Wonderland.
Mel danced around the table, making ure her two guests were seated before skipping to the door and yanking it open. “Hello Dave.” She trilled to the with-hunter on sentry. “We’re having a tea party. Can you bring the tea?
Now they must find a way to permanently end Sophie, carefully selecting their allies and setting aside all their previous prejudices.
The first thing I have to say is that Adam is 4 years old when Hunter finally meets him officially … I really can’t believe it was so long without looking for him, but well.
This book pleasantly surprised me. When I felt that the story had nothing new to deliver, an enormity of new mysteries appeared. Among them Hunter’s dreams, Mel’s real identity, and characters like Kristen.
Demons, and the prophecies, and greatness. It all seemed far-reaching. But then again, if someone had told him five years ago that the world would fall to ruin, and witch-hunters would use magic, he would have thought it equally unlikely.
Mel is a very cute character who just wants to make friends. But a genuine chill ran down my spine when Hunter finds out who she really is.
After taking a moment to work out who Hunter was, Mel turned and went back to the house with all the appearance of a kicked puppy.
Knowing that this story was about a forbidden love, I expected another type of relationship. Normally I like stories in which forbidden love is achieved at all costs, while in this story love only served to complicate things, however they never really intended to have a relationship. Honeslty this was not bad, it was just different from what I expected.
This book deserves 4/5 stars for me. It is a good story and I find it to be recommendable and entertaining. However, many questions remained without satisfactory explanation, such as the origin of the dreams and the connection between Hunter and Sophie, the powers of Adam, Mel … complete 😅. Also, I find it difficult to believe that a character like Lucy was a mere spectator in the story, I hoped that would influence much more.
Honorary mention to a character that I did not mention in my previous reviews and who is probably the best character in this saga. Mrs. Astley 👏
Spoiler of Mel's identity
“Mother! Mel does not have special needs. She is…” Hunter broke off. What could he tell his mother, that Mel was a demon, a servant of Satan? And worse, that Mel found Mrs Astley scarier than her master?”
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The world has been thrown into darkness by the Shadow Witch’s revolution. The witch-hunters are scattered, but still strong. The race is now on to gather allies and win the war. New enemies will arise; loyalties will be pushed to the limit. And an important question will be answered: can a witch-hunter that practices magic ever be trusted, or will he be persecuted? It is said that ‘love conquers all’, but this twisted love must stay secret, locked away with the past.
Sophie fell in love with Hunter and vice versa. But they couldn’t be together and Sophie was determined to kill him. Until she stabbed him and felt the same pain he did. Apparently the baby creates a strange connection between them, so Sophie is forced to withdraw during her pregnancy, creating a moment of peace before the storm.
Hunter discovers that he has interesting abilities that allow him to travel from one place to another in a “blink” even taking others with him. He also has the ability to form an anti-magic shield, which proves to be a great advantage in a war against witches.
Thanks to Sophie (who accuses him of being a witch), he learns that these “powers” are similar to those of the Benandanti, an ancient anti-witch people who developed skills in their years of fighting witches and ended up being annihilated by the witch hunters themselves for their powers.
From this point, Hunter and James desperately searched for information about them, but there were no major results. It would be necessary to search their place of origin in Italy, but with the war that was being prepared Hunter could not abandon the MMC.
There had been a few hints from his research, but nothing solid. That the Benandanti could walk through dreams, that they could control the elements and manipulate the world around them. But no one mentioned how.
The truth is there is not much more to tell about this book. Yes, some interesting things happened and there is an advance in the story. However, I do not stop feeling that the real progress of the plot could have been made in just a couple of chapters.
I feel like Hunter’s reactions to having a child are too vague. An overreaction such as crying every time he remembers it would not be logical either, however, it is like he forgets his existence most of the time.
Hunter stilled at the mention of his son. Where was he now? At home with his grandmother, while his mother went on her killing spree?
Here the relationship between Sophie and Hunter is destroyed. It is clear that Sophie loves him, but is obsessed with doing her duty. But Hunter doesn’t seem to really love Sophie, at least his behavior doesn’t show it. And honestly it does not show either the desire for revenge that he should feel against her with everything she has done. There are very few moments of weakness when he shows any emotion towards Sophie.
When did this happen? A few years ago, he would hace enjoyed the attention. She was a pretty girl – they could have flirted, possibly slept together, and entertained some short-lived relationship. Hunter blamed Sophie, it had to be her fault. Or was it because he was a father – did that automatically make you mature and responsible?
It’s not a bad book nor did it bore me at any point, but it really disappointed me in terms of the development of the story. I still recommend it, as the entire saga is quite entertaining to read. K.S. Marsden is hilarious.
PS: In this book there is a conversation between Hunter and his team in which they tell him that he was Voldemort and Sophie Dumbledore. Pure gold.
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In the contest to keep their magic, the only options may be die… or kill.
Each year, the North American Confederation of Mages assesses every sixteen-year-old novice. Some will be chosen. The rest must undergo a procedure to destroy their magical ability unless they prove themselves in the mysterious and brutal Mages’ Exam.
Disadvantaged by her parents’ low standing, Rocío Lopez has dedicated herself to expanding her considerable talent to earn a place in the Confederation. Their rejection leaves her reeling—and determined to fight to keep her magic.
Long ashamed of his mediocre abilities, Finn Lockwood knows the Confederation accepted him only because of his prominent family. Declaring for the Exam instead means a chance to confirm his true worth.
Thrown into the testing with little preparation, Rocío and Finn find themselves becoming unlikely allies—and possibly more. But the Exam holds secrets more horrifying than either could have imagined. What are the examiners really testing them for? And as the trials become increasingly vicious, how much are they willing to sacrifice to win?
In brief, I would fully recommend this book, it’s going to my favourites and I’m looking forward for the next one. It’s well written and you can feel you really are in the world Megan presents. If you like magic you should really give this book a try. Besides, how can you not want to read a book that claims to be the perfect mix between the Hunger Games and Harry Potter?
The story is based on a world of people with an affinity to control magic using vibrations such as singing or humming. Students around age 16 are selected for College or for loosing their ability, having the option to declare for the Exam and get a “second chance”.
It’s written in first person changing between Finn’s and Rocío’s POVs which I really like because you get to know better the characters. I did get a little confused sometime about whom the POV was as their way of expressing themselves was not very different, but nothing so problematic. Other than that this book is pretty well written and caught my full attention since the second chapter.
The first chapter was narrated by Finn, an old-magic who was meant to be chosen by the Confederation for the importance of his family. At first, he seemed so weak that I feared that I would hate the book, fortunately he showed that it was much more than that soon enough to keep my interest and make me fall in love with the sweet and stubborn guy that, knowing magic wasn’t his best talent, enters the Exam for proving he was more than just a last name. He has a really good heart and a positive lifestyle that gives the book a bit of humour and helps to have some peace when things are too tense. I just think it would have been nice if he had improved a bit with the magic once he discovered that he did not need Latin for the casting, but at least he grew a lot as a person.
As for Rocío, I’m a huge fan of this Dragon-Tamer. She’s a new-magic girl with enough talent for beating any top student but without a magic family to support her. She is forced to participate in the exam if she wanted to keep her powers. She is intelligent, has an incredible connection with magic and also has a really good heart that makes her give the best of herself not only to become champion, but also to save all the members of her team. The others characters were great too, all of them had a story that made them who they were and had particular abilities that helped them succeed in the tests. The romance also felt real, it wasn’t so fast, and they are SO cute together.
I can’t say I loved the end of the book but I saw it coming and it felt ok as this is a saga. This book fits perfectly into my favourites styles and the only reason why I can’t give it five star is because there were a few times when I felt things were way too similar to the Hunger Games.
In general there were resemblances between both books like the fact that the girl is the strongest one and the competition but the way in which Megan presents them creates a completely original story. I do understand and agree that Harry Potter and Hunger Games fans could really like this book. At least I did.
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When a new witch threat rises, only Hunter Astley can stop them…
In the face of dark magic and evil witches, a secret witch-hunting society works tirelessly to keep them at bay. The Malleus Maleficarum Council have strict rules and practises for eradicating magic. Due to their work, witches have been almost forgotten, relegated to myth; but rumours are starting to emerge of a new power that will throw the world into chaos.
As the only 7th generation witch-hunter, Hunter Astley is the best the MMC has to offer. With the help of his colleagues, it’s a race to track down this new threat and stop them… in any way he can.
She raised a brow. “A witch-hunter named ‘Hunter’? How very original.”
Hunter (George) Astley was a witch-hunter, the best one actually. He was the only seventh generation in history, and that implied he was more powerful than the others. It seems, when you fight witches you start to absorb some of their power, which gave each generation of witch-hunters more abilities than the older one, but given their lifestyle, not lots of them had decendents.
Witches are an entirely different breed of human, at least one parent has to be a witch; you can’t become one by wanting it.
Hunter was on holiday in Venice, forced by his friend and partner James, a first generation witch hunter, for having a little rest from work. He was actually just getting bored when he felt the magic (one of the witch hunters abilities) and found a young lady about to be sacrificed in a ritual for giving witches more power. He saved the girl, kill the men witch and got the other two witches to surrender and accept their magic being bound.
Hunter sighed, even witch-hunting required paperwork in this crazy modern world – but thankfully Hunter could shift all that onto James’ workload. He preferred the more active part of his job than this paperwork. And James did a tediously good and thorough job of it.
The rescued lady’s name was Sophie, a beautiful but excessively cold woman that decided not to get out of this new world she just found and asked to be part of the MMC. It seems this wasn’t so weird, lots of the rescued asked for joining, but most ended up in paperwork in the office. But Sophie wanted to be a hunter, and she didn’t give up until she was accepted as a first generation witch-hunter.
Sophie has an opinion… not so popular among the witch-hunters. She can’t believe that all the witches are evil just because they are witches. Besides, the witch-hunters used their amulets and their acquired abilities that were not that different from magic. However, she decides to stay in the team.
Hunter watched Sophie walk away from him and move up the main staircase, heading straight for her room. He didn’t want her to be alone; he told himself that she shouldn’t be alone after such a day. But a part of him knew better. Oh god, he was in trouble.
Hunter, James and Sophie find out that a Shadow Witch had rose. A very rare breed whose magic powers are unlimited. There’s only register of two Shadow Witches in history, one was murdered by Hunter’s grandfather.
After facing her, it gets clear that witch-hunter are no opponent for her and it depends on Hunter and his seventh generation abilities to defeat her and save humanity.
“Oh, that is bad. Did the Shadow Witch give a bad guy speech?” “Oh yes, very impressive and clichéd – shame you missed it.”
For now, I’ve liked the story a lot, it’s a totally recommendable book. I’ll keep reading the saga and hope the next ones are as good or even better.
I loved Hunter. Typical lead of a fantasy book that is too good to be real and that can make a thousand mistakes, but as you are in his mind you can’t stop loving him. This is not a complaint, I love this kind of characthers 😍.
He could fight, kill if need be, but he couldn’t face sorrow. Not even when one of his best friends needed his comfort.
I really like Sophie too. I hope we will know more about her in the next books, but I will anyway read her prequel. I really want to understand what made her the way she is.
James… I actually liked this character and feel he is important for the story itself, but I can’t stop picturing him as Sherlock Holmes’s Watson 🤣. Thinking better, Hunter could be this Holmes too.
Something I really liked of this book is how they laugh about clichés.
How very British; having a nice cup of tea whilst conversing about witches.
I love books that make me laugh without losing the emotion of the story.
“Look, just because we’re sharing a bed, doesn’t make this a girly sleepover.”
Here is a little spoiler, predictable, but read this on your own risk.
Honestly, for me it was too predictable that Sophie was a witch, until she was “possessed” and I started doubting it a little. Anyway, this didn’t diminish my desire to read the book.
PD: I’m really trying to like the cover but no… it still freaks me out 😅
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Seventeen-year-old Silvana Eldry, a faeling, lives in fear. Shunned by society, bullied by her classmates, and ignored by her foster parents, she’s an outcast in a world ruled by the fae.
When she’s offered a prestigious placement at Everlight Academy, she finds herself in a strange, new world. One filled with magic, gorgeous fae beings, and the chance to learn about her powers. But there’s a catch!
There are trials and challenges ahead because Everlight doesn’t just let students survive. They must earn their survival. And Silvy must tear herself from the unwavering connection she feels to a handsome fae prince.
Will her quest for a new life cost her everything or will she get the new life she craves?
Faeling is a slow-burn non-reverse harem romance with one feisty heroine who will stop at nothing to find out who she really is.
I want to give this book 1 star, that’s how angry I am. I was reading happily when, out of nowhere, it says “continued in Fae Born”.
That’s right my friends. This book ends in a damned cliffhanger.
Normally I wouldn’t be that upset, but ages have passed since I read a book that ended in a cliffhanger and the saga wasn’t complete already. Now I have to suffer until the next book comes out (goes to a corner to cry).
But well, I can’t give it 1 star because it deserves the 5. I couldn’t stop reading.
Human beings were about to destroy their world (tell me something new) and the fae world along, as both worlds are connected. Faes helped to save the human world and then disappeared.
Silvy Eldry is a faeling, that being half human half fae. She was abandoned after she was born in a place called Eldry Woods, that’s where her last name came from. Even though she was a half-blood, her only non-human quality were her decorative wings, as they couldn’t even fly. She passed through uncountable foster houses, but she was never well-received. At age 17, she lives with the Carter’s, two drug addicts that use all the money they get from taking care of Silvy in Dust, some kind of Fae drug. Silvy doesn’t get any care from them, not even clothes or food. She’s just used as a mule for going to buy their drug. They even destroyed her wings. At least she just needs to resist till she become 18 and gets to start her own life.
At school, she doesn’t get a breath either. Ava, one of her classmates, is on charge of making each of her days even more miserable.
Ava said she didn’t know how someone could stand to live the life of a faeling. I wouldn’t give up. My life might suck but one day it would be better. I would get to live life on my terms and not be pushed around by anyone any longer.
When it seems her life couldn’t get any worse, Silvy finds out she has a fae stalker following her and that he has attacked Ava and Ron, the drug dealer, for her defence. Or at least that’s what it seems like, as the other option would be that Silvy has magic and that was impossible, she has been tested all her life for being sure.
Now fearing humans would lock her up for having magic. Her only “friend” Freya, the librarian, tells Silvy she has an all-included spot at a fae school, Everlight Academy.
There she finds out indeed she has magic. Although she’s completely unable to control it. Also, she finds out her stalker is actually the prince of the Seelies, “light” faes. And that Freya is not being completely honest with her.
How could a forest be inside a castle? That made no sense. Then again, no part of today had made any sense to me so far. All of it was just a jumbled mess of confusion.
Now Silvy finally has a chance of a good life, but for that she needs to prove the Fae elders council, including Tristan’s mother, that she’s not a treat. Something that will not be as easy as it seems.
Geez, good job, Silvy. You pissed off the council Fae elders and a prince all in one day.
For me this is a pretty original story. Not predictable at all and hilarious. I tend to highlight in the e-books some sentences I like and the truth is that I felt like doing a resume for school… I highlighted all the book 😅.
I loved Silvy from the beginning. She has a horrible life, yet she’s incredible funny when she tells her story and I love she never gives up.
You should never think about what-ifs — I’d learnt that growing up. I couldn’t change the past. No one could.
I also loved that the book doesn’t revolve around Tristan. He is an important character, and pretty interesting too, but Silvy has more things to do that just drool for him.
Typical male. They never did anything they were supposed to do.
Silvy has to learnt how to use her newly discovered magic, and also learnt how to trust in somebody else. But, if all her hard life wasn’t enough, the only person she could trust has been hiding things from the very beginning.
The only real critic I could make this book is that the story ends without any trails mentioned in the synopsis actually occurring, which make me feel the synopsis is more for the saga that this particular book.
However, 5/5, Wonderful start for a saga, excellent descriptions y perfect story for romance lovers that don’t like pink novels. This makes me think of Jennifer L. Armentrout style, one of my favourite authors.
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For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear while the Lord Ruler reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, a divinely invincible leader. Hope is long lost, until a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa in the depths of the most hellish prison and discovered he has the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, Kelsier will turn his talents to the ultimate caper: one with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark. Only he’s not just planning the greatest heist in history, he’s plotting the overthrow of a divine despot. Kelsier recruited the underworld’s elite, the smartest and most trustworthy allomancers, each of whom shares one of his many powers, and all of whom relish a high-stakes challenge. But even with the best criminal crew ever assembled, Kel’s plan looks like a long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into his life. Like him, she’s a half-Skaa orphan, but she’s lived a much harsher life. Vin has learned to expect betrayal from everyone she meets, and gotten it. She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed.
This book is like putting together a 1000-piece puzzle. You start by having piece by piece the information. And you can join it little by little like when you put the edges together. However, as you get closer to the center of the puzzle it seems that you are still missing pieces to complete it.
Long ago the Lord Ruler saved humanity by destroying the Deepness. Unfortunately, power made him a tyrant leader. In a world where it rains ash, a strange mist appears at night, and things like flowers are just a legend.
The society is divided between nobles and skaa. The last are nothing more than slaves whose life has lack of importance. Vin is a somewhat different skaa. Fate wanted that instead of ending up working on a plantation, she would end up in a gang of thieves. Her greatest talent was her ability to stay invisible. That and her “luck”. A strange ability that allowed her to entice people to do what she wanted, but which, unfortunately, ran out very quickly each time. Anyway, it had earned her to become the amulet of the gang leader when he carried out his scams.
When one of these scams goes wrong. Vin meets Kelsier, the only survivor of the Pits of Hatshin and a Mistborn. He explains to Vin that her “luck” is actually allomancy, the ability to burn some metals for getting skills. Most allomancers can only burn one type of metal, but those Mistborns can use them all. Kelsier is the only Misting skaa in existence, or at least he was before Vin.
— The nail attacked me! Did that metal give life to objects? That would indeed be an incredible power. — The truth is that you attacked yourself.
Vin becomes part of the Kelsier gang, and joins his plan to overthrow the final empire and assassinate the Lord Ruler. The problem is, how do you murder a god? Unless that’s just a legend and the Lord Ruler is just a man after all. Everyone in the gang believes it’s an impossible mission, but they decide to accept it anyway.
Vin was beginning to understand that her old goal in life (to survive, without further ado) was worthless. There were many things she could do. She had been Reen’s slave; she had been a slave to Camon. She would also be Kelsier’s slave, if sooner or later that led to her freedom.
While Vin practices allomancy with Kelsier, her main task is to infiltrate the nobles, posing as Lady Valette at social gatherings, such as balls, to get information and spread rumors at her disposal.
Finally she realized why men were expected to help women out of the carriages. It wasn’t a silly custom after all: the clothes were silly.
The problem is that she caught the attention of Eland Venture, the only heir to Luthadel’s most powerful house. At least Vin isn’t fool enough to fall in love with a noble…
— Maybe it’s best if you avoid Venture entirely. Try to offend him or something. Give him a couple of those looks of yours. Vin looked at Kelsier. — That, that same look! — Kelsier said with a laugh.
From the beginning, Vin’s life was very hard. Her brother, Reen, rescued her from her mother after she murdered her younger sister. From that moment they became thieves and his brother was in charge of teaching her not to trust anyone, not even him. What was verified when he escaped and abandoned her as he always said he would do.
Once in the gang, Kelsier teaches Vin what it means to trust someone else, but also reminds her of what it feels like to be betrayed…
Kelsier looked at her for a moment, then smiled. — The first time we met, I could barely get you to say a few words. Now you’re giving me sermons.
An incredible start to a saga, full of action, romance, friendship, humor, madness. The truth is that it seems complete to me in every way. It’s been a long time since I found a book that would take you to a completely different world and that had such a good level of development of both the place and the characters and the type of “magic” of the story, because when Vin learns to use allomancy we have a complete class of its use and its scientific bases. All this in a didactic way, without getting boring despite the abundant descriptions.
In addition, the system of allomancy seems absolutely impressive and complete to me.
The only warning I will make is that there is a lot of blood. The constant battles in the story tend to be quite descriptive and bloody. However, I consider myself quite sensitive and it did not affect me.
I feel like I found one of those stories that is a real gem. That you can enjoy again and again. Or at least I hope so, I have only read the first one, and I am already too excited 😅.
Bye bye 💕
* I read this book in Spanish and some things are translated by me, so they may not be identical to the English version *
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