Title: Trapped In Silver
Series: Eldryn Chronicles (#1)
Author: Sowden, Emily
Format: e-book ARC provided by Oftomes Publishing
Publisher: Oftomes Publishing
Publication: February 7th, 2017
" Courage comes from a shadowed place in our hearts; a blurred line that straddles love and sheer stupidity.
To seventeen-year-old Ava, wild woodcats, hungry stragglers, and simple-minded townsfolk are the evils she’s grown accustomed to. But when Ethan, an unusual man with eyes of smoke and fire opal, enters her world she quickly understands that there are worse things out there than drunken men and carnivorous forest creatures. She’s a specialised liar and a hell of a fighter, but against a group of animalistic men called Berserkers she struggles to survive the encounter as the desperate swing of a dagger is all it takes to change her life for good.
Half-dead and hunted by the Berserker’s leader when he forms a monstrous obsession with her, Ava escapes his pursuit in an unfamiliar land full of impossible creatures, unlikely allies, and the man she doesn’t know whether to kiss or kill.
But after dreadful news of her missing brother surfaces, Ava becomes more involved in the centuries-long war and begins to unravel the reasons behind her relentless nightmares, discovering truths long-buried in a violent history of love, loss and betrayal. "
My Rating: ✿✿✿✿✿
Trapped in Silver is a brand new release, the first book in a very promising new series and the debut novel of the author!
It is so beautifully written, capturing our attention right from the beginning and making us anxious to reveal all the secrets and mysteries revolving around Ava, Ethan, and everyone involved with them! And, believe me, the story is rich with them, that you constantly feel like you just have to keep reading, to find out about everything!
That's what happened to me.
Ava's story captured my full attention, right from the start, with her personality and strength and bravery, playing a huge role in my respect of it.
I love reading about fierce protagonists, that can embrace their weaknesses and make them their strengths. And, Ava, was just that.
There is the mystery of her visions, her locket, her family history, her foster brother!
And, then, there's Ethan, who is a moving mystery himself!
Not to mention, so many other interesting characters, that I deeply liked and constantly wanted to see more about! Like Ric and Lavender!
All of them, amazing characters, with carefully thought and described personalities.
And, don't even get me started on Ava and Ethan's interactions!
I actually wanted to shudder myself at certain points!
Another aspect of this book and the way its story unfolded, that I loved, was the fact that the mysteries surrounding the characters were revealed in such a way that it felt completely natural. The way it's supposed to be, when the heroes get more used to each other, and start confessing their secrets.
For something less that half of the book, I wasn't even sure what kind of creatures most of them were!
Although, I had my suspicions, only because I am a part of the original review team, so I had a rough idea of two of the main species of importance!
The adventures of Ava were numerous, and the dangers she was called to face, were to certainly give me nightmares, too, if I were her, even if I didn't have such occurrences before!
And, the moment you thought that her life would get a little less dangerous, suddenly all hell would break loose again, and new challenges would arise!
This fact made me be constantly alert and I just loved it!
All in all, 4.5 stars for a wonderful debut novel,
the start of a promising new series,
filled with so much adventure and action,
that made me completely anxious and unable to put this book down!
I was part of the #TeamBerserker
and loved it through and through!
and take the quiz to see which creature YOU are!