Happy Saturday, readers!
So, how was YOUR Black Friday?
Get anything good?
Hopefully you managed to snag a few of the great deals going round, if not...there's bound to be more in the coming days so try not to fret. Anywho...
Today's post is featuring a title released earlier this month from a well recognized name in the literary world...or so I'm told. To be honest, I had seen this author's name a time or two when perusing the bookstore but alas, knew nothing further of her work. Let's just say that the status of "unknown" in my mind associated with them has been changed to "known" along with a spot on my bookish radar for a future title to be released in this series. Without further adieu, today's book of choice is....
The pegasi and humans are bound together by more than time and tradition...it's an official treaty signed many generations ago. The treaty was made to ensure the safety of the pegasi and as well as create an alliance between the two groups...but just how balanced can this agreement be when the communication between them depends on their magicians alone? Is that not putting a large amount of power in the hands of those that already possess some on their own? What's to say that the balance in the agreement was kept for both sides when only one party truly understands what's transpiring...
Sylvi's always been a small child, striving hard to prove herself regardless of need or requirement, but in this instance, things come easy. She discovers her uncanny ability to communicate clearly with her Excellent Friend (Ebon, her pegasus) without the need of a Speaker (translator) during the official binding ceremony when they he accidentally silent-speaks (speaks to her mind) his name to her. Their friendship blossoms from there in both acts of tradition and rebellion as the normal laws of the Alliance don't seem to fit very well with them. That's not to say that either doesn't respect what it all stands for, it's just they are so a part of each other....it's hard to break away (nor do they want to). Their connection is heart warming and magical...the later half being still somewhat of a mystery, but it is undeniably there and one that you can't help wish to experience for yourself...though the connection they share will be tested in this book, and one can only imagine even more so in the next. Just how is a surprise as beguiling to Sylvi as it will be to you, but one that promises great (though not necessarily good) things to come.
ARC for review received courtesy of Sara at G.P. Putnam's Sons a division of Penguin Young Readers Group. (THANKS!) To find out more about this title and their full catalog, visit their website or follow along on Twitter. For more information on the author's previous and current works, be sure to check out her web page.
Until next time....happy reading!