*Book source ~ Purchased at Audible
Yelena has come a long way since languishing in the Commander’s dungeon for a year after committing murder. Becoming the food taster gave her opportunities she never could have dreamed in those long dark days and nights. Discovering that amongst her unusual magical abilities, she’s also a rare Soulfinder puts her at risk from people in both Ixia and Sitia. Evil is afoot and Yelena, along with several allies & friends, must find and stop it before her world and everything she loves in it will be destroyed.
T ~ my 16-yr-old son
K ~ my 14-yr-old son
A ~ my 17-yr-old daughter has opted out of audiobook listening with us for the foreseeable future since she just graduated high school and is ready to start the next phase of her life. We will miss her input.
This is an enjoyable book with lots of adventure, humor and peril to our beloved characters, Yelena and Valek. We all agree that we still love them as well as Ari, Janco and Opal. We also agree that we hate Roze, Tauno and Cahil. Damn, why hasn’t someone killed Cahil already?! Marrok is a surprising character. We couldn’t get a bead on him, but we feel bad about what happened to him. Leif has proven himself to not be such an asshat now, so we prefer if he stays alive. There is copious amounts of traveling in this book. I was exhausted just listening to them, but it makes for good storytelling. We would have been sad if this had been the last book, as originally had been planned (and when I read them back in 2011), but there’s a new addition called Shadow Study, so we’ll be moving on to it soon. Though technically I guess it’s a whole new trilogy called Soulfinders. Anywho, it’s up next.
“Leif. That's not nice, considering all your sister has done for you," admonished Perl.
"Oh right. How could I forget that she made me bait for a snake, left me on house arrest in Ixia, and smuggled me into the Keep in a coffin.”
When I failed to move, Valek pushed me off the mat and curled in my place under the covers. “Ahh. Still warm.”
“You’re evil,” I said, but he feigned sleep.
Nothing like having a warrant for your execution to get a girl motivated.
This was last week's topic but I've been super busy and wasn't able to post it last week. I'm doing it now so it's all good right?
There's a lot of books I should have started months ago as I have issues finishing series/reading sequels.
5) The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa
This is actually not the only Julie Kagawa book I have to read.
I read The Eternity Cure in 2013 when it came out and yet I never picked this up when it came out. I'm just a bit skeptical because of the size of it and the fact that I've heard that it was an okay ending. I loved the first two books but I just don't know. I'm going to have to re-read the first two before I get to this one.
4) Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
I read the second book when it came out yet for some reason I never picked this one up. I should have read it already but I know what happens at the end so I've been meh about reading it. But the first two books were so good, I need to read this one soon.
3) Breakable by Tammara Webber
I didn't even know this was a thing and I'm ashamed to say that because Easy, the first book, is one of my all time favorite books.
2) Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
This is the only book of hers I haven't read which is weird because she's one of my auto-buy authors. I don't even know what to say.
1) Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder
Another book I'm ashamed about not having read yet. I read the first two like two years ago AND I LOVED THEM. There some of my all time favorite books but I never got this one because I disliked the cover and for some reason that made me not buy it. The cover here is actually really pretty and I wish I had that version instead of the ones I do.
The list of books I actually have to read is much longer than this. I could literally go on and on and it's kind of embarrassing. I'm just a lazy reader. I have no excuse. I'll get better at reading...hopefully.