Recurve is a slow burn....a waltz with incredible depth and creativity.
Shannon Mayer is one of those rare authors who can cross genres with a fluid wrRecurve is a slow burn....a waltz with incredible depth and creativity.
Shannon Mayer is one of those rare authors who can cross genres with a fluid writing style that makes her stand out from all others. The Rylee Adamson Novels are my favorite urban fantasy series and have a very unique style to the writing. Rylee has her own voice without a doubt. The Nevermore Trilogy is an incredibly unique take on the apocalypse that no one else has done before and her romances are the type which take chances and break out of the normal New Adult mold. With Recurve, she's introduced us to yet another voice of hers that is absolutely incredible. This story is full of love, betrayal, scheming, plotting, true friends and true possibilities.
The story of Larkspur begins with Recurve and is written in a manner which feels similar to a waltz. It isn't the racing ahead full on action packed frenzy that Rylee Adamson is or the intensely suspenseful romance that The Nevermore books are, but it's almost more enticing because of that. It's a slow burn that by the end of the book leaves you feeling fulfilled and wanting more. We find another strong female protagonist in Lark, but one full of questions, insecurities and an inner strength she is only beginning to grab a hold of. The character growth of Lark just within this first novel is incredible - I can't imagine how much more she'll grow through the whole series. I felt like I just smoothly moved through this book. I was never once bored and the end came far too soon even though it's a full length novel. I was left with actually FEELING this book. The descriptions of everything is so in depth and unique, you're not reading, you're constantly feeling everything. I experienced this book, I didn't just read it. The elemental world Ms. Mayer created is unlike any other I've read. The characters are so unique and each has their own purpose and future-it leaves things open to so many possibilities. While not a huge fantasy fan myself....I have found with Recurve, I am incredibly addicted to this elemental world and these characters who plot, love, inhabit and grow within it.
I feel disloyal to Rylee, but I honestly like Larkspur more and can see such an amazing future ahead of her. This is a series I will follow without a doubt and love to see the author stretching her wings with every new venture she has. She's not afraid to do things other authors might be-yes, she kills characters off sometimes in her books - but no knowing what will unfold and the unexpectedness of her stories adds an undeniable draw to her work. Thank you for bringing us Lark and I can't wait to take this new journey with her....more
So fantastic to finally see how Alex came to be! I loved this book and if you're a fan of The Rylee Adamson Novels, this is a MUST READ companion piecSo fantastic to finally see how Alex came to be! I loved this book and if you're a fan of The Rylee Adamson Novels, this is a MUST READ companion piece....more