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Lera and her cousin have completed their long childhood and their training as healers. Sent to their grandparents back in Madean, they must negotiate the strange, new world and attain their werwinstans. Fate intervenes in the shape of handsome, young Ian, very human and very poisonous to the elven. Trying out her independence for the first time in her life, what will Lera decide? Where will she discover her loyalty to lay, with love or with duty?

©2017 Gail Gernat (P)2018 Gail Gernat

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  • Maia
  • Seattle WA
  • 06-07-18

Wish it were longer, but was more than pleasant.

I was given the opportunity to review this book for a copy.

I’d like to say this was by far the best book I’ve gotten to trade a review for. The writing was eloquent, the vocabulary superb. Lera wasn’t what I would consider a strong character but she maintained her position throughout the whole book. She didn’t start out one way and end in a 180 of her character, and I appreciated that.

I felt the book would have benefited from more exposition. A lot that happened was confusing and jarring, not having a background to the terms within the book. Even so, I felt it was absolutely a pleasant read.

To cap.

1. I felt the over all story could have used more foreshadowing, development and time spent on building the world. I’d have loved to see more of that.

2. Characters were consistent and enjoyable.

3. The one major complaint would be no glossary, or head’s up about some of the words the author used. Half the time with the words for things, or events I had to guess at. I realize glossaries in audiobooks is nearly impossible, but you know...

I would like to see book two. But I’d like it to be a lot longer than a little over an hour.

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Needed more

While I enjoyed this story, for the most part, it was a little difficult to get in to without much background on the characters. When the story started, we were already in the thick of the plot, which caused me to lost a bit of focus on the story. It was difficult to connect with the characters, as well. It’s a nice story, but it needed more.

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I enjoyed listening to this story.

Lera's Sorrow: A Coming of Age Fantasy Darkliete, Book 1
By: Gail Gernat Narrated by: Chloe De Burgh

The narrator did a great job. I enjoyed listening to this story. It took a while to become interested, but once I was in, I had to know what was next. I rate this book with 3 Boundless stars; I liked it.

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fun but short

this story was refreshing, even though I felt like the things with the two romantic characters moved fairly quickly it was easy to look past. I am looking forward to what's to come.

I received this audio book free for an honest review.

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Totally Enchanted!

I really really loved this book. Chloe DeBurgh did an amazing job with the narration. I was enchanted from the beginning and listened to it in one afternoon. It is short which was the only thing I didn’t like- that it ended - but I am happy to know the story will continue. I love Elves, Selkies, Evil Queens and a handsome prince so this book had it all. It’s my first Gail Gernat book but I will definitely be looking at all her others. Once again, the narration was amazing, great story with a perfectly matched narration