Leander McLoughlin is leader of the Ikati, an ancient tribe of beautiful, savage shape-shifters who live hidden in the forests of England. Their survival is rooted in secrecy, a secrecy threatened by the very existence of one raised outside the tribe. Charged with capturing her before she can expose their secret, Leander tracks the unsuspecting outsider to Southern California. The great warrior is prepared for a fight — but not for the effect the courageous young beauty has on his heart.
Jenna Moore spent her childhood in hiding, on the run from an unseen enemy. Now her mother is dead and her father has vanished without a trace, leaving Jenna alone to contend with sudden strange, superhuman abilities. When handsome, enigmatic Leander McLoughlin appears, promising answers to all of her questions, she knows she shouldn’t trust him. But their connection is as undeniable as the dangerous destiny drawing her home….
©2012 J. T. Geissinger (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
This was not one of my favorites. It is a story of a girl (young woman) who is trying to find herself. Of course it turns out (potential spoiler alert) she's the queen of an underground group of critters masquerading as humans but have various powers and all the famous people of history are of her new kind. This group is not explored much other than some discussion on its backward and out of date laws wherein women are somewhat repressed. Women are repressed dispite not having any kings ever, only queens. The primary story mover is the love story between her and "the prime" (leader) of a sect of the group.
I felt like I was reading a teenage summer-time love novel. It was unfortunate for this since the world created has so much potential for exciting story lines. Being a middle-aged man, I am clearly not the intended audience for this book.
The narration was distracting. There are many male characters, and the male voices weren't convincing at all. Especially on top of the English accent.
The story was okay, mostly a I love you - I hate you - woe is me kind of plot. I think I would have had more patience with the story had the narration been better.
Audio books far surpass the healing of any mood over any prescribed Antidepressants!
It is in my top ten for now. It's been awhile I've been enticed not to hit the fast forward button to get through the BLAH that often comes with romance novels. I wanted each word!
Red Valentino entrance and everything that flows that evening.
Yes. I realized now the first book I listened too irritated me because of the way the book was written not bc of her skills. I kept thinking I really loved her voice but had trouble getting through the novel. This novel is what I was waiting for with her talent.
It takes many faces of many roles to make the whole of an individual.
I look forward to getting to know the rest of the tribe. I hope the characters strengths stay as strong and the words are never wasted.
From the author? No.
From the narrator? Yes.
The main character was an idiot. The book would have been shorter and more enjoyable if the main character could stop worrying about being 'free' and realized she could change the rules 1/3 into the book...when the rest of us caught on.
I enjoyed her skill at telling the story. Great narration.
Disappointment. The setting is great, the culture is rich and well thought out...but the main character is the dumbest one in the book and the bad guys are bad because they are bad. Lame. I wanted to know more about their back story.
I should have given up 1/3 of the way through when the main character missed a tip off the size of a bus...but the story kept me going.
The last 6 chapters all read like they could be the last though, that was disconcerting.
I am excited that I found a new author. Looks like beginning of a great new series. Can not wait for the next book!! Justine Eyre did a great job, hope she does the series.
A great fast, mindless read. Just what you need to forget the regular day.
New storyline with new characters.
Outstanding. Great voice.
Okay where to begin with this review.... I know, the crayola box! I have never in my life read a book with with so many color descriptions. Not kidding, not exaggerating. I did a search for a few colors in my kindle iPad app.
The Color Blue got 17 results, a few for example:"bottomless azure blue". "blue and charcoal shadows", "blue eyes, pale and rhuemy", "into the silvery blue horizon".
The Color Honey/Honeyed got 18 results, a few for example: "honey bronzed skin", "thick honeyed waves", "cascading mass of honeyed blonde hair" "the sunlight poured like honey through the dormered windows".
The Color Green got 52 results, a few for example: "his eyes were a bright laughing green", "hooded green eyes against warm umber skin", "eyes to a fierce, brilliant green shining and lucent like an emerald held in the light", " sharp points of burning fell green, flat and dark with animal rage" and so on and so on like I said 52 results for the color green.
Color Emerald got 9 results, I guess emerald could fall under the green category giving Green a whopping 61 results.
The Color Yellow, Charcoal and Orange only got 5 results each. Must not be favorite colors from the crayola box.
The Color Amber got 13 results, a few for example: "the muscles in his abdomen, ambers and charcoals and deepest grays outlined planes and angles of his flesh", "her closed eyelids to burnished ambers and golds", " the candlelight glowed amber and honey against her hair", " contained gorgeous deep flecks of amber and citrine embedded that sparked fire into there cool emerald depths"
And the most popular color for this book is Black with 86 results! At this point I don't need to give examples, I think everyone gets the idea of what I am talking about.
I would rename this book The Crayola Crayon Box and be done with it.
Its hard to enjoy a book when every other sentence contains a color description. So, no I did not like this book at all.
As for the narration, its Justine Eyre so it was fine. Not the best not the worst. The men sound like men and that's always good.
If you want to read about colors this is a great book if not then I suggest you skip it. it was extremely annoying (in a very dark cloudy blackish, greenish way).
Wow! What a different kind of a shifter book. It was exciting from beginning to end. I loved Jenna and REALLY loved Leander. I felt bad for Christian, but he'll get over it. And Morgan? Can't even imagine what the heck she was thinking. And poor, poor Daria. A truly wonderful book. I would definitely recommend it.
As to the narrator. What can I say? She does a great job. Even though every man in every book she narrates sounds the same I'm alright with that because they DO sound like men.
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