Author: Casey Odell
Published: July 21, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Purchased: April 5, 2015, free on Kindle.
Blurb: The night Claire Tanith’s small village is attacked, her mother sends her alone into the cursed forest, the one she’d been forbidden to enter all her life with these mysterious words: ‘They will protect you.’
On the run from her attackers, she soon finds the forest is not as abandoned as she’d once thought.
Beautiful and elegant, the elves seem to be everything the legends said they would be. But legends sometimes forget the true history of things and Claire’s eyes are soon opened to a world she never knew. One that has been kept from her for most of her life. All Claire wants to do is return home and start looking for her mother, the only family she ever had. But the elves have different plans. The mysterious mark that appeared on her arm isn’t a curse, at least not to them anyway, and before she knows it, she is whisked away on a mission she never agreed to, unless they help her in return.
Now she is stuck on an adventure with the perverted elf, Aeron, and one with an attitude, Farron. But there is more to this adventure than she’d ever hoped for.
Review: I don’t really know how I feel about this book, I’m just kind of feeling indifferent about it.
It was filled with things that should have been really interesting and keeping me on the edge of my seat but, I was, for lack of a better word, bored. It was an alright read and I liked it but, I could put it down and I would kind of have to force myself to pick it back up.
I think I could maybe read it again in the distant future but, I don’t know. I’m not feeling a strong desire to keep going even though I’m left with a bunch of questions.
I think it’s because when the book would get to the feelings, bonding, and getting to know each other, the author just seemed to get to the surface of things, what she thought the readers wanted to read or just trying to get through it quickly.
They were also interrupted a lot and it got tiresome after a while. The action should have been welcomed, sprinkled throughout the book however, it just seemed like a bunch of filler. Seems like the author was just trying to hard.
This wouldn’t be on the top of my list to recommend to someone and I would honestly have to look at my journal to be able to tell someone about this but, it’s an alright book, especially when waiting for something else.
Thank you for reading my review.