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Publisher's Summary

Some legends are better left untold.

I wasn’t the sort of girl who believed in fairy tales, let alone tales about faeries. But that changed the day faeries came to my small town and hunters rose from their graves.

On that fateful day, I received a book, a peculiar collection of myths and legends. Turns out it was so much more than stories. And just as I was on the verge of unlocking its secrets, it was stolen from me by someone I called a friend.

Now, I don’t know whom I can turn to, whom I can trust. All I know is that there are two sides, and I am straddling the great divide because I am both faerie and hunter. And although I swore I would never choose, I am slowly falling for one of those sides....

Fans of Karen Marie Moning's Fever series will adore Wildenstein's Lost Clan series.

©2017 Olivia Wildenstein (P)2017 Olivia Wildenstein

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Fey like you have never seen before

Katori has a choice to make- to embrace her hunter side and battle faeries, or to let go and become a Faerie. But really, all she wants is to be herself and not have to pick a side that would change her life completely, and to stop lying to those close to her. She may not have much choice in the decision after all though since she is in the middle of a war she is very unprepared for.
​I liked the first book well enough, but I was so into this story! I sat down one evening to just read a chapter and next thing I knew it was hours later​ and I was half way through the book and 100% invested. I feel like this story had a more engaging writing style (for me at least) where I did not want to put the book down, each chapter would taunt me to keep going until I had to have the book removed forcibly from my clutches (perhaps against my will, but for the greater good aka sleep and work). I love myself some faeries, and this sequel was even more jam-packed with the danger, intrigue, allure and mischief that I have come to expect with my fairy stories. This was the perfect blend of action, danger, mystery, fantasy and heart-stopping romance where a little bit of darkness clouds over every element.

Let's take a minute to talk about the pacing of this book. Olivia was able to cram so much action and some life changing events into the 239 pages (as per my ereader) that made up this story. Seriously, the story went from one crisis or death/murder to the next big problem without any dull moments used as filler. Even the small conversations that Kat had with the side characters, for example her Aunt, were tools that helped to reveal secrets about her mom and more of the world Kat is slowly becoming ensconced in. Each moment in the book was important for either character development of world building so pay attention!
​I was ever so happy to​ see so much of Ace in this book. I rooted for him in book one, and I was glad to see the snarky banter between him and Cat was back full force, but with a little something extra thrown in... Let's just say I am team Ace all the way. (...and you should never be in a relationship with a dude who may or may not like you since you look just like his dead soulmate, just saying). I heart Ace, he is dreamy...

This story did not wrap everything up so I will definitely need another book to see what will happen next. I enjoyed this book more than I did the first book and I think the writing will just get better the more into the series I go. I am a fan of this mythology-fairytale hodge-podge world Olivia so painstakingly built (where else would you see faeries vs Native Americans??) and I hope this is just the start of Kat's journey to self discovery in a world gone mad.

The narrator did a good job of bringing Kat to life, giving her emotions and personality and spunk. I enjoyed her words, but the sound quality of the overall recording was not the best since I could hear the background static while the book was playing.

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Awesome

Loved this outstanding fantasy book. Lots of magic to keep you happy. The narrator was extremely clear and made the story interesting. Love anything by this talented author.

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Story gets better with each book

I liked Book 1 but I Loved book 2. The story really entranced me. Catori shows more confidence in this book in all areas except the love triangle. Her low self esteem in the love department is still very annoying to me because these guys are very straight forward in their actions and she responds like a pre-teen. The world building and character development are in depth. I love how the story progressed in this book and we were given more background. I am excited to see where the Author takes the story from here.

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  • Manor, TX, United States
  • 02-01-18

Great Story, Bland, Stilted Narration

What made the experience of listening to Rowan Wood Legends the most enjoyable?

Nothing. The audio quality and overall narration on this recording was awful.
- There was a hiss through the entire story.
- Each of the first few chapters had different sound qualities and vocal differences.
- The narrator is boring, stilted in her speech, doesn't vary her characters so when there are no speech tags you have to guess who's speaking based on context.
- I felt the narrator's interpretation of the story elements were off-base [this is subjective, I realize] but she reads portions that were meant to have derision as though that portion were nothing more than a congenial chat. Portions that should have been full of excitement were bland. I did not enjoy her reading of this book at all.

I'm pretty disappointed the previous narrator wasn't used. She too had awful sound issues, but at least her reading brought the story to life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Rowan Wood Legends?

I can't say without spoiling things. I do love Olivia's characterizations and feel she's always on point with the depth of characterization and how people behave. Her dialog is pretty good.

Would you be willing to try another one of Andrea Kincaid’s performances?

No, definitely not. I was disappointed and taken out of the moment so much by her reading it wasn't worth it. A few moments were OK.

Thankfully, I'd already read the book so listening to this didn't kill it for me.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Which world will claim her?

Any additional comments?

I feel the book is a great sequel and progresses the original story. It's better than the first book. My recommendation is to read the actual book over listening to this audio version. So much emotion and nuance are lost via this reading.

A budding relationship, which is amazing in the book, comes across as "meh" in this reading.

Funny scenes didn't strike me as amusing. Anger and frustration don't come across as anything more than irritation, like someone swatting a bug but not really caring if they hit it.