Unaware she's been bound from using magic, Frey leads a small, miserable life in the village where she's sent after the death of her mother. But a tiny spark starts a fury of changes and she finds hersef running from everything she's ever known. Hunted by council for practicing dark magic, she is certain she's been wrongfully accused. She flees, and is forced to rely on strangers for protection. But the farther she strays from home, the more her magic and forgotten memories return and she begins to suspect all is not as it seems.
©2010 Melissa Wright (P)2012 Melissa Wright
Not too impressed with the writing style in general. The overall tenor of the book was sophomoric. The lead character was rather weak and lacked depth and the final conflict was unbelievably flaccid. Probably meant more for the teenage audience.
I would recommend this for young adults (read girls under 15)
With a main character so annoying the voice portraying it will have a very hard time. I don't think there is anything else she could have done to please me.
The story/plot had some nice ideas.
The big issue with the book is that everything is spelled out. Only thing that was missing was the sitcom laughs in the background telling me that this was supposed to be funny. The whole book is like: "It rains. I get wet." "Look a boy. I think I am in love with him." "We are out riding. This is a moment of sexual tension."There is nothing in the book even hinting on an explanation as to why. For me that makes the main character come across as an erratic brat and I could not get past it. If this had been a paper book I would have gone through it just to get to the plot (which seemed fairly interesting), but being an audio book 7h is simply too much time to spend on something that could probably be summarized in a page or two of writing.
I found this story to be very wordy and full of a lot of unnecessary angst. since I listen to the to the book through Audible I found myself on more than one occasion thinking that the "heroine " needed to stop feeling sorry for herself and get on with business. I have not yet decided if I'm going to continue with the series.
The story kept me coming back for more with this book. As always I want there to be more, but i get that all books have to end. I will definitely look for more by this author!
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