Trapped in Silver by Emily Sowden

I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Trapped in Silver by Emily SowdenTrapped in Silver by E Sowden
ISBN: 0995636508
Published by Oftomes Publishing on February 7, 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 366
Format: eARC
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Courage comes from a shadowed place in our hearts; a blurred line that straddles love and sheer stupidity.
To seventeen-year-old Ava, wild woodcats, hungry stragglers, and simple-minded townsfolk are the evils she's grown accustomed to. But when Ethan, an unusual man with eyes of smoke and fire opal, enters her world she quickly understands that there are worse things out there than drunken men and carnivorous forest creatures. She's a specialised liar and a hell of a fighter, but against a group of animalistic men called Berserkers she struggles to survive the encounter as the desperate swing of a dagger is all it takes to change her life for good.
Half-dead and hunted by the Berserker's leader when he forms a monstrous obsession with her, Ava escapes his pursuit in an unfamiliar land full of impossible creatures, unlikely allies, and the man she doesn't know whether to kiss or kill.
But after dreadful news of her missing brother surfaces, Ava becomes more involved in the centuries-long war and begins to unravel the reasons behind her relentless nightmares, discovering truths long-buried in a violent history of love, loss and betrayal.

This book has such a strong voice that stays consistent throughout, the main character Ava is an amazing kick-ass lead that readers are going to fall in love with – I did from the first page of the book -. Trapped In Silver is filled with intrigue, suspense and mystery which had me on the edge of my seat, trying to figure out what will happen next (sadly with little success) and I think this is a great element for any story. Also, the fascinating mix of characters, the seamless blend of creatures both common to popular culture and new fictitious ones just got me dying over and over again for the brilliance of Emily Sowden.

Another element I loved about the book has to be how the author cleverly incorporates family life into this story which is something I think more YA authors should do especially in high fantasy. It kinda gave the book a lot more natural feel while reading it. Don’t even get me started with the relationship drama, seriously the question will they or won’t they get together? burned through my head as I raced against time to finish this book. I keep convincing myself that I’ll drop the book immediately after the next chapter (am sure you know how that turned out),next thing I know it’s 5 am and I remember having an early meeting slated for 8 am that morning.

Emily has created a world with characters that will edge you to keep trying to seek out exactly what makes them tick (goodbye real world.)

Then there was the whole #TeamDemon and #TeamBerserker thing which just skyrocketed my emotions (great marketing @OfTomes publishing.) Btw I was put on team demon (duh!) Actually i think I’m just on #TeamEthan… That guy is my new man crush every day.

I don’t want to give anything away and trust me it is really hard not to; the book comes out February 7th in print and e-book. I’ve already put myself in auto buy mode for it and other books in the series. Seriously if someone sent me this book as a valentine’s day gift, I would flip out. Trapped In silver is definitely one of the books that made my 2016 awesome.

Emily has definitely got something strange going on with this book and I can bet that she is about to become the next big thing in High Fantasy. I highly recommend this book to everyone, add it to your TBR list, trust me, you won’t regret it. As you know it’s not every day I dish out 5 stars. Now Go! Go!! Go!!! And experience the amazing heart racing work that is Trapped In Silver.


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About Emily Snowden

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Ever since I was a kiddie there have been four things I’ve been obsessed with: reading, writing, video games, and tea.

Coming from a large, scatty family, Mum gave me a love of reading (judge that from the book piles creeping up the walls and shoved under desks) and Dad gave me a grand love of technology.

When I’m not sneaking in time to write another chapter I can find news editing for Pocket Gamer and flailing about the new products coming out. I’ll also be found getting slowly suffocated by my fluffy ragdoll cat, Indy.

My debut novel, Trapped in Silver, is due for release in February 2017.

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