Review: The Gilded Lynx

The Gilded LynxThe Gilded Lynx by Leah Erickson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I recieved this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book presents itself as a coming of age novel. About a young teenager who is sheltered from the outside world, and wants the chance to experience it. It is about a mother who has set out the be the best she can be, but in the process neglected her daughter. It is about learning the world is not black and white; that all ‘good’ is tainted with ‘evil’.

I don’t know exactly what I was expecting after reading the synopsis, but I know I got much more than I thought. Daphne is extremely naive, sheltered child when we first meet her, and we get to watch her grow up.

For me, the characters were well described, and played an integral role in Daphne’s story. The romantic in me was hoping for a little more resolution in the disappearance of her father, but overall an excellent book.

I will admit that the first few chapters took a little for me to get into, but it was well worth the effort.

Review: The Drafter

The Drafter (The Peri Reed Chronicles, #1)The Drafter by Kim Harrison
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book through Simon and Schuster in exchange for an honest review.

This was my first book by Kim Harrison, and I adore her writing. The story drew me in and I felt very connected to Peri’s emotional state.

Set in 2030, the technology doesn’t seem to far off from what we have now. The lives the Drafters and Anchors are a unique combination that I’ve never read before, and I found myself in awe of the detail Kim has put into these talents.

I found it particularly humbling that despite all that Peri has gone through her senses were what kept her sane.

I’m hoping that the next book picks up where this one left off, because I was a little disappointed by how the book ended.