Thursday, September 5, 2013

Starling by Lesley Livingston {Mini Review}

Mason Starling is a champion fencer on the Gosforth Academy team, but she's never had to fight for her life. Not until the night a ferocious, otherworldly storm rips through Manhattan, trapping Mason and her teammates inside the school. Mason is besieged by nightmarish creatures more terrifying than the thunder and lightning as the raging tempest also brings a dangerous stranger into her life: a young man who remembers nothing but his name—the Fennrys Wolf. His arrival tears Mason's world apart, even as she feels an undeniable connection to him. Together, they seek to unravel the secrets of Fenn's identity as strange and supernatural forces gather around them. When they discover Mason's family—with its dark allegiance to ancient Norse gods—is at the heart of the mystery, Fennrys and Mason are suddenly faced with a terrifying future.

I’m sitting here with all these feelings inside of me…I know what I want to say, but I just can’t seem to get any of it into actual words...Why did I wait so long to read this one? After reading Lesley Livingston’s Wondrous Strange trilogy, I’d been dying for more Fennrys. And Starling is a great beginning to a new trilogy where Fennrys, a sexy Viking prince, is front and center along with a jaunty girl named Mason. Lesley mixes Norse mythology with other Pantheons for an intriguing and action-packed story. Prophecies, monsters and other supernatural creatures fill the pages, and the world the story is set in was vivid and captivating, told through multiple and distinctive viewpoints. What I love the most about Lesley’s storytelling is her ability to pull you right into the pages, and strong heroines that I love immediately. Lesley has a flare for creating romance and tension that keeps you coming back for more, and while there might have been another guy vying for Mason’s attention, this book definitely does not have a “love triangle” and that was a breath of fresh air for me. The ending…OMG, the ending had my heart beating in my chest and my fingers aching for more pages to turn.

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