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When the great war between the Redwoods and the Centrals occurred three decades ago, the Talon Pack risked their lives for the side of good. After tragedy struck, Gideon Brentwood became the Alpha of the Talons. But the Pack’s stability is threatened, and he’s forced to take a mate—only the one fate puts in his path is the woman he shouldn’t want.
Though the daughter of the Redwood Pack’s Beta, Brie Jamenson has known peace for most of her life. When she finds the man who could be her mate, she’s shocked to discover Gideon is the Alpha wolf of the Talon Pack. As a submissive, her strength lies in her heart, not her claws. But if her new Pack disagrees or disapproves of fate’s choice, the consequences could be fatal.
As the worlds Brie and Gideon have always known begin to shift, they must face their challenges together in order to help their Pack and seal their bond. But when the Pack is threatened from the inside, Gideon doesn’t know who he can trust and Brie’s life could be forfeit in the crossfire. It will take the strength of an Alpha and the courage of his mate to realize where true loyalties lie.
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10 Books Total for the month of April (3,331 Pages)
(5 eBooks and 5 Audiobooks)
Carrie Ann Ryan’s FRACTURED SILENCE, is an amazing addition to the Talon Pack Series. Parker Jamenson is the son of three Packs and part of a prophecy; Brandon Brentwood is the Talon Pack Omega, and Avery Montag is the daughter of a traitor. The triad needs each other in more ways than one. This contemporary PNR is suitable for adult audiences.
Parker, Brandon, and Avery are likeable characters. Parker was goddess-touched and became the voice of the wolves. He is from the line of the first hunter. He is dying and needs to find his mate. Brandon has been struggling with being Omega and is also in need of a mate. Avery is a noble character. She is nothing like her father. She is a good person that wants to make up for her father’s treachery. She is brave and nurturing. She goes through a lot of changes in this story and handles it with grace. The three characters have wonderful chemistry and complement each other well. They are stronger and better together.
Once again, Carrie Ann Ryan does an amazing job with her plot. McMaster continues to be an interesting threat. He is a deceptive opponent that should not be underestimated. The prophecy was well integrated into the novel. There are some tragedies that the packs face that made my heart break for the characters. FRACTURED SILENCE is full of details and surprises. The story is skillfully written and hard to put down. I love this series and cannot wait for Carrie Ann Ryan’s next book, DESTINY DISGRACED. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
♪♫My Pick For Book Theme Song♫♪
Colors by Crossfade --This one took me awhile…I thought maybe, Going Under by Evanescense, and All Around Me by Flyleaf, and they both fit for this book…I just really wanted something that conveyed how I felt about this story and Libby/Frances as a whole.
♫Can you feel it crush you does it seem to bring the worst in you out
There's no running away from these things that hold you down
Do they complicate you because they make you feel like this
of all the colors that you've shine this is surely not your best
But you should know these colors that you're shining are
Surely not the best colors that you shine♫
Book Title: Daughter of Deep Silence
Author: Carrie Ryan
Narration: Karissa Vacker
Genre: YA, Mystery
Source: Audiobook (Library)
OVERALL RATING: 4/5 STARS (GRADE=B+)
The GOOD: This is so much like the TV show Revenge, in Revenge you have an Emily/Amanda girl and in this you have Libby/Frances girl. In truth, the reasons for their revenge are completely different, it's the deceptions and the emotions that are similar. The confusion of the two characters warring inside each other at once, felt very similar. I liked this about it. The narration was excellently done, Karissa Vacker made the listening experience pleasant and easily accomplished.
The BAD: My first complaint is this seemed a little too convenient, like everything fell into place too easily, even when it tried to make it seem like things weren't going according to plan. My second is the ending, it was rushed and I'm not sure I always knew what was happening.
OVERALL: a worthwhile read for me…and if you think you would like a YA young love take on Revenge, this could be perfect for you.
Main Characters: 4.2/5
Secondary Characters: 5/5
The Feels: 4/5
Theme or Tone: 4/5
Flow (Writing Style): 4.5/5
Backdrop (World Building): 5/5
Book Cover: 4.5/5
Ending: 3/5 Cliffhanger: I suppose not, but kind of…
Will I read more from this Author? Maybe