Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
This is a great start to a new series. An interesting circumstance when a mother feels she has to send her daughter away from the safety and comfort of their home to embark on a quest to find her true calling and capabilities. The story has a lot of unfolding chapters for the main character. Her luck brings her a very loyal, traveling companion and they both have to be smart to avoid entities that would wish to harm them.
I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
I liked this one from the start of the story and enjoyed it all the way through. A nice simple but entertaining story.
The idea for this story is a good one. A curious, reluctant young lady, a tense relationship with a fellow traveler who happens to be a young man, and magic! yes, magic! But the story is plodding and kinda lost my interest. It feels like cool things should happen any time, but it keeps slipping through your fingers. Ah well.
I liked this book enough to continue with the others in the series. The narrator has a quirk where her voice goes up and then down at the end of sentences and on certain words. It can become annoying at times but I enjoyed the story and plan to continue with the series.
I could not get into the book at all, could not make myself care what happened.
Liked none of the characters.
No, it's the only audio book I've not been able to make myself finish.
I enjoyed this book as the story was solid if a bit slow to start with. It has interesting interaction between the characters of Alissa and Straun [the bard] (sorry not great with spelling names!!). I found the narrator a bit confusing at times as I wasn't always sure who was speaking. There are a couple of themes in the story (like the loss of the Bard's family & why he was cast out of the family) that don't appear to have a point. Perhaps the next book might enlighten me. I am not sure as yet whether I will get the next one though. Would recommend you listen to the sample to check on the narrator before purchasing the book. Happy listening.
I'm guessing that the author is writing for adolescents, so as an adult, it isn't on my "favorites" list., The first 3/4 of the book moves quite slowly. The action picks up at the end, however, leading me to believe that the second book might be a better read. I was constantly surprised at the author's use of creative "curse words" such as "Burn it to Ash" and "Oh Wolves!" There is a slight promise of romance, but a promise is about all you get. As an adult reader, who loved the teen oriented Twilight series and Hunger Games series, I'm afraid I can only give this book two stars. That may be unfair, as the book was probably not written for adults, in the first place.