Wow, another great book!! So far 2012 looks very promising for my read books.
The land Charlie lives in has been split up into a class system. Each ofWow, another great book!! So far 2012 looks very promising for my read books.
The land Charlie lives in has been split up into a class system. Each of the classes can only understand one main language and the language of their social class (eg. Merchant/Vendor, Cabinet, Servant). Charlie is unlike everyone in that she can understand and speak all of the languages. She has always tried to keep this secret to herself and her family because if it was found out that she can understand above her class she can be executed.
Trouble surrounds the town and are getting more and more violent with the rebels encroaching closer to the city limits. Emergency drills are becoming more common and Charlie is told by her parents to take care of her sister and no matter what, don't let people know who you are.
Charlie officially meets Max at an underground club in the City were the social rules aren't enforced. She is able to talk to anyone there and not worry about being executed. While at the club she finds out that Max and his two friends are speaking a language she has never heard before but she can understand them. This makes Charlie very nervous and she doesn't know what to think. She also meets another mysterious man at the same club named Xander. He is very kind to her and makes her feel safe but there is something between him and Max. Violence escalates in the City and she is forced to go to an underground safe area and both boys collide in her world. They no something about Charlie that even she doesn't understand.
Charlie is a fun character. She is born into the Vendor/Merchant class and her parents own and operate a restaurant near the City Square. She is very sure of herself and finds it hard to look away or at the floor when around people of higher social classes. She has two friends that have been her best friends since she was a child and they are very much a large part of her life.
This story helps break social classes and shows that people of all levels in life can be friends and work together. I liked that Charlie was true to herself and she didn't bow down to others even though it could kill her in a heartbeat.
This is a great story and I encourage everyone to read it....more
Wow!!! I loved this book! I am a definite fan of Carrie Jones and her Need series and her teaming up with Steven Wedel was a great idea.
I loved AimeeWow!!! I loved this book! I am a definite fan of Carrie Jones and her Need series and her teaming up with Steven Wedel was a great idea.
I loved Aimee and Alan and even though crazy things were happening they were able to see past the ridiculous and do what was needed. It was interesting to see the changes that the people in town were going through throughout this story. It started of small with adjustments in attitudes to full on 180 degree changes. People that were normally friendly to everyone were suddenly starting fights with strangers. I liked that we were slowly put into the craziness instead of just thrown into complete chaos.
I really liked the Native American aspects that this book had. Alan was sure he was Native American but not 100% on which tribe, although he believed he was Navajo. Because of the uncertainty of the tribe he was able to draw on legends and customs of a lot more tribes and I liked that.
This is definitely going to be a book that I will re-read many times over. Great Read!!...more
Spoiler Alert.... This is a review for a second book in the series. If you have not read the first book go and read it now!
Jacinda is on her way backSpoiler Alert.... This is a review for a second book in the series. If you have not read the first book go and read it now!
Jacinda is on her way back to her pride with Cassian, me mother and sister. Along the way they are stopped by hunters. Unexpectedly her sister, Tamra, manifests into a dragon. Not just any dragon, she is a shader. They have the ability to throw out a mist that confuses humans and keeps them away. They are also able to remove memories. Perfect timing on manifesting because that is the distraction that they all needed to get back to their village.
Once at the village Jacinda's problems just start. She was already in trouble for when she and Az got spotted by hunters in the first book. Instead of taking consequences she left the village without permission and tried to run away with her mother and sister, but she has also done the most forbidden thing a draki can do, she shifted into a dragon in front of humans. And not just any humans, a bunch of hunters. She also can't rely on her being the special fire-breather because now her sister is just as rare and special as she is.
The other villagers wont speak to her, including her best friend, she has been demoted to being a fish-gutter for her job and the boy next door keeps hitting on her. Luckily she has Cassian and Tamra because they are the only ones that will spend time with her. Her mother is also not doing well. She has been drunk everyday and doesn't eat unless Jacinda forces it on her.
Cassian and Jacinda have a instant physical attraction and she finds out that he actually likes her for being her.... not just because she is the pride's fire-breather. Will shows up pretending to be a lost hiker and it sends her heart into flutters. Now she must choose between a life with Will or her perfect life with Cassian. Plus Hunters attack while she is out in the open with Cassian's sister and they get taken!!!
So, I like this book, but again, my favorite partner match for Jacinda is Cassian but I don't know where the author is taking the love story. I can't wait for the final book to be released next year to get the ending settled. This story ended on a huge plot cliffhanger and there is a lot the finish up in this next book....more