Saturday, September 15, 2018

Short and Sweet Book Reviews # 292 - Hidden Sun by Raine Fenn, Masques by Patricia Briggs

Hidden Sun: Shadowlands Book IHidden Sun: Shadowlands Book I by Jaine Fenn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hidden Sun follows three different people giving you three different points of view. It is not until the end that you find out how the three are connected. Shadowlands and Skylands are two very different parts of this unusual world. Each is inhabited by different types. The world and characters Fenn built are very different. It took me awhile to wrap my head around what she created and to become invested in the characters but the wait was worth it. This was a slow start and at the end it left a lot unanswered and available to use in the next book.

I received a free copy of the book in return for an honest review.

Masques (Sianim, #1 / Aralorn, #1)Masques by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I saw this several times and when Audible put it on special I picked it up.  I love Briggs' Mercy Thompson and Anna and Charles books and wanted to give this a try.  Briggs herself says this was not her best book. It is her first published book and it showed. In spite of that I found that I loved the two main characters. Aralorn and her wolf are at the heart of a large problem. Someone is trying to take over the entire world using magic and Aralorn and her wolf, both shape shifters, are the best bet to stopping what is happening. Listen to what Briggs says about the book before you start. It makes it easier to enjoy the story and over look the fact that the writing is not the best. Katherine Kellgren does a really good job bringing the story to life.

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