Top positive review
Some things didn't work for me but very engaging nonetheless
on 15 January 2018
This book started really well and I was drawn in by the eloquent language and the imagery the author created.
Here is a list of the positives:
Loved the tension created between the characters of Rogan and Wolfe because of their backgrounds - this was the strongest part of the plot for me.
Really liked the Moss family Rogan found on the mountain, especially the character of L.
Pretty decent world-building (although the foreign sounding words and titles confused me a bit at first)
Gripping, moved along swiftly and kept me interested all the way through
And a list of negatives:
Really hated the way the characters kept using "haven" instead of "heaven". I know this was the author's attempt at changing the language but it just jarred for me every time I read it and I thought she could have come up with something better, as well as more background about their beliefs.
Hated the way Syracen was removed from the story so quickly and casually. He was a strong villain but he ended up just being a plot device for Rogan and Wolfe's love story.
Not sure I liked the idea of the sleeping disease and the search for a plant to help Haydyn - reminded me too much of other stories/fairytales.
Not sure I liked the way Rogan's gift didn't develop and she was only able to find things for others.
Not sure I was convinced Wolfe would have kept his own powers secret for so long/not made use of them before.
Didn't like the names Haydyn and Rogan (a bit petty I know but not beautiful enough names for them!)
Would have liked a more passionate love scene (but understand that this may be down to targeting younger age groups)
Seems like a lot of negatives but I was really engrossed in the story and would read more by this author.