The keys are calling.
The Titans are waking.
Crowned before her time, nineteen-year-old Natylia is thrust into an unpleasant reality—her people don’t want her, her family doesn’t need her and, despite her best efforts, she can’t seem to shake an incorrigible suitor. But when rumors begin to swirl throughout her kingdom the young queen shifts her focus a ...more
Oh man . . . this book was all kinds of fun.
I was immediately drawn into Natylia's plight (aka Nat) as she struggles to make sense of the crumbling world around her politically, with family, and in friendships. I could completely relate to her social anxiety and introversion, which endeared her to me further. Most especially, I appreciated the undercurrent theme of bravery, which is as multi-faceted as a cut crystal. Once again, I could easily connect to her fear of being ...more
You're pulled into Natylia's POV and see her struggles, her emotions, her dreams and hopes. You experience how she grows ...more
Imber is a wonderful debut and such a strong start to the Thanatos series. The writing flows really well and kept up a good pace throughout, making equal time for action but also for descriptions of the land and the worldbuilding! The worldbuilding was so well done; it is interesting and mysterious. The story hinges around the mythology of the world so it's obviously necessary that it be fleshed ou ...more
Please tell me I can start reading the next instalment in this amazing story soon! I can’t wait!
I was sent an ARC of Imber by the author, Tyffany Hackett, who knows that I typically enjoy YA Fantasy reads. This book now sits on my shelf next to my other fantasy favorites, like Sarah J. Maas and Scott Westerfeld. If you're looking for a sweet, fun, and gripping fantasy adventure story, this book is for you.
The story follows Natylia, a girl who takes her mother's thr ...more
I've been excited to read Imber since I first heard about it and it was well worth the wait!
19-year-old Natylia is about to ascend the throne of Thrais after petitioning the Council to let her take over for her sick mother who may not live the five years until Natylia is supposed to take over. Unfortunately, the people of Thrais think Natylia is stealing the throne from her mother, their beloved Queen - and they're not h ...more
*I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for a free and honest review*
Let's kick this off by saying, simply, WOW. This book got a well deserved 5 out of 5 stars from me. My favourite genre is and has always been fantasy, which means, as someone who thus reads a lot of it, it now takes a lot more work to grab my attention when reading fantasy. But this book did it. It was a high fantasy adventure full of action and anticipation and excitement. I tru ...more
Tyffany Hackett contacted me late April and asked if I would like to read her book in exchange for an honest review. As she was part of Jenna Moreci’s Street Team for TSC - and an all-round lovely human being! - I said yes without hesitation. I even forgot to ask what Imber was about. Thankfully, she had me covered. Once I read the blurb I knew I HAD to read the book.
Imber is about ninetee ...more
Let's dive in, shall we?
I AM IN LOVE. Imber is such a wonderful and impressive start to a trilogy and yep, it has become one of my favorites. I said it.
The people who know me personally, will probably be sh ...more
I read a ton of fantasy... and as JRR Tolkien is my baseline for fantasy, I have a high standard. So I would totally put Imber in at 4.5 stars!
Tyffany Hackett has created a world that is mysterious and ...more
I also really enjoyed the world building, it felt like i could step into Natylia world and be there. The mythology behind the story of the keys is great and definetly left me wanting to know more. I really like Tyffany's writing s ...more
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Which is saying something. I constantly felt like picking this book up and continuing the story. It had the right kind of magic for me to really enjoy. The pacing was good throughout and the flow was steady with waves of action and lighter moments.
Nataylia was a great main character. I love that she was strong and brave, but had her faults. She felt more real and like an actual human. Not a pretty much perfect Princess turned Queen who’s hard to love. Her motives ...more
This book feels a lot like a first draft: the author had some ideas and wrote a book, but then she forgot to go through it again and see how well it translated to the page. You have logic fail after logic fail, serious pacing issues, things that are set-up but don’t get a payoff while others don’t get any foreshadowing, character development inconsistencies, and a world-building in need of some love. The book needed a beta reader ...more
One of Hackett's ...more
Book Cover: 4* - The cover is really cool. I thought it was pretty atmospheric. I wasn't sure what the cover was depicting originally, until I read the book and now I know. The cover helps give you an idea what the protagonist will be traveling to, which is a pretty thrilling place I tell ya.
Summary/Tagline: 5* - The locks are failing. The Keys are calling. The Titans are waking. I thought this was an awesome tagl ...more
It's indie, available through kindle unlimited, and part of a Trilogy (book 2 is out, book 3 doesn't have a release date yet).
As usual, I'll start with the things I didn't like, so I can end it on a positive note.
What is an elf?
Jyn is supposed to be an elf, that's one of the things that drew me to this book. Based off the description alone, I wanted to know more ab...more
Natylia ovehears talk about some magical scepters with the power to awa ...more
When I started Imber it was a bit overwhelming being thrown face-first into a very descriptive and a bit too realistic anxiety attack of my future Queen. Accepting that this was just where we were and pushing away my own anxiety I grabbed onto Natylia and let her pull me into her queendom of Thrais. Riddled with assassins and murder and terrible dance partners, Natylia isn't just a damsel in distress she is a damsel who is dis ...more
Currently residing in New York's Southern Tier, she spends her days chasing after her rambunctious toddler and her nights trying to make the words go. In her down time you can find her ki ...more
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