Having the ability to shapeshift, Sophia is familiar with change. But even she feels the rising tension in her homeland. A shadowy male and deadly beast reside in their midst. The births of the newest Kynzesti loom. Hostile Mercesti continue to hunt for the Elder Scroll, and a traumatized female is too afraid to use her abilities to stop them. Topping off Sophia’s stress is Quincy, the male she’s convinced can’t stand her. She rues the loss of their friendship, but can’t figure out how to move past it. She’ll soon learn, however, that mending that rift bears more significance than she ever imagined. The search for the Elder Scroll takes on unexpected urgency, and Sophia finds herself in a race across the mainland. To stop the Mercesti led by Eirik, she and her companions must get past their differences and unite against them. If they don’t, Eirik will acquire the immense power he seeks, and two of the beings Sophia loves most will die.
This was my first Raine Thomas book and i have to say it was AMAZING! I completely devoured it & could not stop reading it!It had everything any MUCH more than what i was expecting. PLUS i LOVE shapeshifter books & the cover is pretty GORGEOUS! I was utterly in LOVE with this romance between Sophia & Quincy. It was SO heart-aching! I mean they were both complicated with their emotions. Sophie thought Quincy didn't like her because she was different and that was SO NOT the case. Every time we were in either of their heads & were talking or thinking of the other it just made me want to see when they would confess their love. Then their are several events that happen and Sophia is so hurt by what she finds out that my heart really connected with her. I LOVED that scene after her brother's birth, U MUST READ the book to find out ;) BUT it is SO well constructed into the book that it makes sense and touches you. Sometimes you just want to bonk their heads together & make them listen to their hearts >.< Besides the romantic element, the book had a lot of action and suspense. Some members are betrayed, threatened, and close to death. What I really LOVED was that there were SO MANY perspectives and you got more of the story than you would from one POV. There were many touching moments in this book and some that made you smile or clench your fists and i loved that. The ending of this book was bittersweet. I LOVED that 2 characters finally realized what they meant to each other & took that leap of faith ;D BUT on the other hand the story is NOT over! There are family members missing and in Erik's clutch's and we're close to unraveling the secret of the elder scroll. So this journey continues. =D Overall I LOVED,LOVED this book. It had the right amount of adventure, perils, and LOVE! I highly recommend you read any and ALL of Raine Thomas's books! I will most definitely read the NEXT book in this series! So 5/5 GOLDEN FEATHERS! ^__^
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About the Author:
Raine Thomas is the author of the exciting and original series of YA fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorian plane. Her passion for writing prompted her to earn her bachelor’s degree in English with a focus in Creative Writing from Georgia State University, then her master’s degree in Humanities from Central Michigan University. She is also a proud member of Romance Writers of America. Residing in Orlando, Florida, Raine is a hopeless romantic with a background in the fields of mental health and wedding planning…two areas that intersect far more than one would think. Her years working with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges inspired her to create young protagonists who overcome their own conflicts. When she isn’t writing or glued to e-mail or social networking sites, Raine can usually be found vacationing with her husband and daughter on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives. Find & Follow her on: Twitter/Goodreads/Facebook/Website/Pinterest
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