Cast aside by her mother, tormented (literally) by her father, feared by humans, and despised by most of her own kind, Aella is determined not to care - not to care what they think, not to care if they like her, not to care about anything or anyone. Just so long as no one tries to touch her or imprison her again, Aella couldn't care less.
Until... he pulled an arrow from Aella's back and kissed her cheek.
Until... she carried Aella home and stood between her and a giant spider. And a rioting mob.
Until... they came to Aella looking for help.
Aella, daughter of demon and witch, must find herself once again, as she forges her own route to a destiny she doesn't want to believe. At first a hero in name alone, Aella soon discovers she has the strength and the heart to control her demonic lineage and truly assume the mantle of HERO. In her struggle, she also finds something even more valuable - friendship, as the youthful and spirited Amelia isn't just a friend worth dying for - she's Aella's true "sword sister" and worth living for.
©2014 Tara Cardinal (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
"Cardinal and Bledsoe invite you into a new world of enchantment and danger. Sword Sisters will sit on the altar of all the great sword and sorcery fantasy tales." (Shayne Leighton, bestselling author Of Light and Darkness)
I like the concept of this book - love the idea of strong female characters as leads in a story. Sadly, I am left with a feeling of "meh." The prose contained some eloquent phrasing sprinkled in with contrived and banal passages. The characters were not believable, no matter how much I wanted them to be. I did not care for the narrator (one of the authors) either - maybe a different narrator would have made a difference? Maybe this book was intended for a teen audience? I can only sum this experience up as a "hot mess." For now, I won't be buying the other books in the series. I may try again though, because I really like the concept (just poor execution, in my opinion).
The 2 writers really need a good editor to catch all the errors, this is more like a rough draft. I loved the concept of the book but it fell flat.
The lead character has a miner case of haphephobia (dislike of being touched by people) unless she is horny then it all ok. She is a reaper (half human, half demon) with the stated age of 16 reaper years old and 96 in human years and looks like a 16 year old, in chapter 1 she has a flash back to when she was 12 (guessing in reaper years) and a human teen boy of 16 years saves her, this is a main part of the character it shapes her not only in this book but looks like in latter books. So now she in looking for a 20 year old man... wait she was 12 and ages 1 year every 6 years so if he saved her 4 years ago she should be about 13 not 16 or he is 40 not 20. and this is just looking at the lead character defining characteristics.
I will not be getting the next book. and far warning if you get the audiobook like i did the narrator is Tara Cardinal she did a good job until she sang she is so high pitched you cant understand her. But it will run your pets out of the room, thank the gods i did not have headphones on
"good female lead and interresting story"
hmm lets do a pro and con:
pretty good reader good at changing her and nice to listen to but no singer thats for sure
a pretty nice spin the *chosen hero* story with a nice thing put it in other stories havent done
interresting characters and world.
nice detailes and easy to follow story
not many to be honest the only one i can think si that its a story in wich very little happens though that time is used to develop the characters there issent much els thats happens story wise.
but its a good book in all and i do reccoment it
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