While I am very happy with the way Shadowsong ended, it took a lot to get there. A lot of stress and heartache, and more pacing. After we were left with our hearts on the floor, by the ending of Wintersong, I needed this book to put me back together. While Wintersong was about love, Shadowsong was about healing. Healing of families. Healing of hearts and healing of minds.
I didn’t know what I was getting myself into, when I first started. But soon I realized that this book was going to be nothing like the first. In fact, when I read the author’s note, I knew this was going to be totally different than the first book.
We rarely saw the Goblin King, but I understand why. It wasn’t really about him. It was about Liesl’s and her brother, Josef’s journey. They both are broken and troubled and trying to discover the pieces they need to put themselves back together. My heart was breaking for both of them. In the first book was find out why Josef is struggling. He is different but he doesn’t know it. Liesl needs to help him, while also helping herself.
This book was harder to read than the first. It was making me manic. The twists and turns of Liesl’s world had me reeling right along with her. My heart was breaking. My soul hurt. The world is falling a part and she’s the only one who can stop, but she doesn’t know that. And when she does, she has to make sacrifices that don’t only affect her, but her loved ones as well.
Again, I am happy with the ending, but I feel there could’ve been just a little bit more. There’s a few open ended stories that need to be written. *hint hint*
Yes!! The pieces are falling into place. Things are going in the direction I want them going into, while my mind is spinning in all directions. All is well in this world. But I sense much heartbreak coming up and that is not well. But it must happen. It’s darkest before the dawn, and all that. I love these Dragon Kings stories. Excitement and romance galore.
So many discoveries. So many answers. BUT there’s still a few questions I have. So I’ll be waiting patiently.
I’m quite excited to see that Esther play a bigger roll than I ever thought she would. It should be interesting how she grows into that roll. I won’t say anything else. SPOILERS. *said in River Song’s voice*
Seeing Ulrick’s pov is rather exciting. There is definitely more to him than he was letting on. I can’t WAIT to read his book.
If you like Dragons and romance, then you should totally dive into this epic world that Donna has created. So many books and series that intertwine, it’s just plain fabulous.
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Mesmerizing, passionate, dark and heart breaking. I can’t believe I waited so long to read this. Goblins, changelings, and fae beings, of a sort. I love fantastical books like this.
“Love is a bridge that spans the world above and below, and keeps the wheel of life turning.”
There’s something about the music aspect that sucked me in. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I loved it. The way music is wrapped around her makes Elisabeth more powerful than she ever knew. This girl was filled with passion, it was overwhelming. I can’t wrap my head around how it surrounded everything about her. Her whole world was music. Her soul even. She was almost manic about it. I can understand a bit of that.
I love the Goblin King. By the end of this story he had my heart. In fact, he broke my heart. My eyes were stinging when I closed my kindle. He loved her so much. I could feel it through the pages, straight to my gut. This is what makes me want to read. This feeling of a love so strong you’d give up you very existence for it.
“The maiden was both brave and beautiful, beautiful in ways that she did not see. Could not see, for all her beauty was locked away inside, magic and music, waiting to be set free.”
I am dying to dive into book 2 right now. My heart needs to be put back together, after that ending. I can’t take this much pain.
I spent last week binge reading this series. For some crazy reason, I read the two series that followed this, Dark Warriors and Dark Kings, but I never read this one. So weird.
The Dark Sword series is about Scottish warriors who have gods living inside of them. The gods come to the strongest in each clan. The men had no idea they had god inside of them until the evil Deirdre took them captive and unbound them. These book are their stories of how they escaped and how they vowed to seek revenge and destroy her.
Each story is filled with action and adventure and, most of all, love. There is the perfect woman for each man. And of course, then men don’t feel worthy, due to there being a god inside of them. They’re afraid of the god taking over and making them evil, so they try to stay away from the women they want. And plus, Deirdre will do anything to hurt them and bring them back under her mountain. She wants their power and will kill anyone that gets in her way.
Since I read the first series last, I saw so many familiar faces. It makes me want to do a massive reread, but I just don’t have the time. *pretend I’m making a sad face* You’ll feel the same way once you read these also.
If you like a world filled with magic and druids and sexy highlanders, then this is the series for you.
This book was everything, Everything, EVERYTHING I was hoping it would be!! My heart is overflowing. Exciting, emotional and so very romantic. Ms. Byrne has a way with these flawed and imperfect characters. You can’t help but fall in love with all of them.
Gavin had my heart from the very beginning. Granted it was rather squeezed a little, since it was a little uncomfortable, but he had it nonetheless. He also wasn’t quite the anti-hero that I thought he was going to be. But I’m very happy about that. While he wasn’t an angel exactly, I totally understood where he was coming from and why he did the things he did.
Samantha has so many secrets, I’m amazed she kept a clear head. But she was the perfect person to heal Gavin. And the same for Gavin healing her. I just loved her.
I loved all the side characters and returning characters. It was quite fun to see them. I’m glad Gavin and Samantha aren’t the only ones who were healed through this experience. I have found my new favorite historical romance series. These Victorian Rebels are so much fun! They’re interconnected standalones, but I recommend you read them all. They’re so good.
I have so many things going around my head. Plus I have some high hopes for the next one. In fact, I’m all a flutter with the thought of it. It would be so grand!
Diane Chamberlain does it to me every time. She writes stories that are so amazingly compelling that I find myself rushing through them while at the same time savoring the brilliance of the story. Her latest is even better than that.
Tess has everything she’s ever wanted. She’s surrounded by family and friends, close to graduating from nursing school, and engaged to the love of her life. Then one mistake, one night, changes everything. A drunken encounter with a strange man leaves her pregnant. Suddenly her entire life is in upheaval. Having a child out of wedlock in 1944 is out of the question. So she does the only thing she knows to do. She leaves the life she knows behind without much of an explanation to anyone.
When she settles in North Carolina with the father of her child, things definitely don’t go as expected. She’s seen as an outsider by almost everyone in the small town. Her new mother-in-law doesn’t care for her, and neither does her sister-in-law Lucy. Although Henry’s kind to her and she wants for nothing, he doesn’t really act like a husband. And then there’s the accident. Lucy’s dead, and everybody blames Tess.
But as her outsider status grows, so does her suspicion that something’s going on with Henry. Not only is he increasingly distant, he’s gone for long periods of time during the night. Oh and there’s that stash of hidden money she comes across…
I loved this book. That’s not really surprising because I love this author. But this one’s a bit different. The historical fiction element was wonderfully written and made for one heck of a story. This story will likely go down as one of my favorites from Diane Chamberlain.
Lisa Scottoline is greatness. She has a way of pulling you in from the very first sentence and then not letting you go until the last page. This latest thriller is no exception.
Chris Brennan is not who you think he is. He seems like a perfect candidate for a small-town coaching/teaching position. But everything about him is a lie. And there’s a lot at stake, including lives. Among the cast of characters are high schoolers with troubles of their own, single moms trying to get by, and married couples coping with lies as well.
I will tell you that this book made me think one thing at the beginning but then made me change my mind several times along the way. It’s not who you think it is, and it’s not why, either.
This one is a great suspense story. My only complaint is that the ending seemed a bit rushed in a bid to tie up loose ends. That doesn’t take anything away from the riveting story, though.