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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Review: Scars of Silver by S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart

Scars of Silver

Book #2 of the Rise of the Unseelie Series

by S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart

Publisher: Ravynheart Publishing (Self-Published) (Dec. 5th)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format: ebook (Novella)
Source: Review Request by Author
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Summary
You’d think the fey would have each others' backs. That’s what you’d think… if you never met any.

Malcolm is Sidhe, the only race that possesses the coveted magic of the Touch. He’s also an untrained teenage runaway who only just discovered that he’s fey. He thought the fey would have each others' backs. That’s what he honestly thought…

Until he met a Changeling.
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~Short Review~
At A Glance
Um, wow. I want to read it again, it was that good.

The Good
All Malcolm wanted to do was find his own kind. Running away from home after finding out he is fey, he sets out to find others like him. He wants to know more about his race. But all he finds is betrayal, imprisonment, and torture.

OMG! I am still reeling from this one. I was taken on a freakin' emotional rollercoaster. We meet Malcolm covered in dirt and living on the streets. He has just found out he is fey and now he wants to know what that means. Drawn to a strange shop with books about the fey, the seemingly nice shop owner directs him to another fey. But this fey, Rand, is not so good. He has plans for Malcolm, ones that mean hours of pain and degradation.

You could not help but feel horrible for Malcolm. He is an innocent 17 year old kid who just doesn't know any better. Gullible and hopeful. What he goes through is unspeakable. It feels like he will never get away from his captures. The goblins who guard him are almost the worst part. They find his screams amusing and taunt him mercilessly.

While all this is going on, Donovan, who we met in Aftershock, is still building his army of fey while also trying to save the few he can. He looks for Malcolm but all hope seems lost. It really feels like he is never going to find him. But I had faith in my ol' pal Donovan.

The writing, as always, was beautiful and descriptive. Archer and Ravynheart know how to draw a reader in and take them on a scary but thrilling ride. I cannot recommend this series enough.

The Bad
NOTHING! It was just awesomeness all around.

The Snuggly
No romance in this one. There is a vague idea of sexual assault going on in one scene.

Overall
This was a great addition to the series. It opened our eyes to the horrible and beautiful world of the Sidhe. I can't wait to see what is going to happen next. Highly Recommended.
Quote
Flora kicked out at Malcolm, but missed. "No! Don't Touch me!"

Malcolm leveled a deadly stare at her. How could she, who never showed mercy, expect mercy from him? From him, of all people? Because of her everything was stolen from him. He had nothing but pain and fury. All because of her. She'd seen him, a homeless kid, dumb as a stump. Trusting. An easy victim. That kid would never hurt her. That kid was gone now. Beaten to death long ago.
Rise of the Unseelie Series
Book #1: Aftershock
Book #2: Scars of Silver
Book #3: Eyes of Magic
Book #4: Bloodhound


4 comments:

  1. Oh my God! This sounds like a really good read! And nothing bad about it, PLUS you want to read it again?! Awesome! Though the no romance part in papranormal is a bit strange, then again, this one is just a novella! I'm going to add these series to my TBR. :) Another awesome review, Jennifer!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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    1. Yeah, there is romance in the series, well there is three series that combine all together. But it just wasn't in this novella.

      I hope you get a chance to read this series.

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  2. What?! As Liz Lemmon would say "I want to go to there" - this sounds awesome!! I must get it - adding to list now, you pusher you. :)

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    1. LOL, In am so a pusher, right? But you will not be dissapointed. It is a great Novella.

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