Series: Soulfinders #2
Published by Harlequin MIRA on December 1, 2008
Genres: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Format: Kindle eBook
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So far, I've managed to survive. You would think after being kidnapped as a child, imprisoned in my teens and released to become a poison taster, I would have endured enough. But no. The discovery of my magical abilities—powers forbidden in Ixia—has resulted in an execution order. My only chance is to flee to Sitia, my long-lost birthplace.
But Sitia is unfamiliar. I'm treated like an enemy—even by my own brother. Plus I can't control my powers. I want to learn about my magic, but there isn't time. A rogue magician has emerged and I'm targeted as his next victim.
Will my magical abilities save me…or be my downfall?
The second to the Soulfinders series finds Yelena learning more about her family, her culture, and her magic as she travels to her homeland of Sitian. Let’s review!
I finished this book by the skin of my teeth. I hate to admit that the series is losing my interest. While Snyder has created a really wonderful mystery in an intriguing setting, it’s hard to be enraptured when you don’t care about the main character. Yelena is a strong and capable heroine, but I’m having trouble connecting to her. Her spontaneity drives me insane. I feel like half of the events of this book could have been avoided if she just took some time to consider all her options. Honestly, I’m having trouble connecting to any of the characters in this series. The romance was once again lacking in this installment, but the very little intertwined with the narrative was really well-written. I’m unsure if I will continue with the rest of the series.
tl;dr Perhaps a great read for people interested in fantasy books with mystery.