Thursday, September 3, 2015

Review: Skye Falling

Title: Skye Falling (Wolf King #2)
Author: Anna Kyle
Page Count: 110
My Rating: 3.5 TURTLES: A very enjoyable read, I recommend you check it out.
*Thank you to the publisher for giving me a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Description (From Goodreads): 
Skye, a Fae-shapeshifter halfing, could die if she doesn’t find out how to wake her dormant wolf, so mere rumors of the Wolf King’s return are enough to convince her to sneak through the portal between Faerie and Chicago in search of his aid. But the dizzyingly bright lights and sounds of the human realm are too tempting to ignore. So is the sexy shapeshifter wolf intent on capturing her—the one who stirs her sleeping wolf just long enough to bind the handsome stranger in a mate-bond.

Lake is willing to do anything to protect the Wolf King, a man he also calls friend. So when he receives word that a Fae princess has slipped into Chicago, he suspects a plot to assassinate the Wolf King. He’s certain capturing her will be as easy as locating her—that was his first mistake. Not only is his wolf a little too interested in Skye, but the wolf accepts her mate-bond without any say-so from him. As he unravels the truth surrounding the smart-mouthed princess and whether she’s hunting his friend or being hunted by someone else, Lake’s mission changes: protect Skye at all costs. And keep her for himself.

I really liked Anna Kyle’s world building. I thought her take on the werewolf was really interesting. I’m used to stories where the werewolf is a human who turns into a wolf and when they are in wolf form they have varying amounts of control over themselves in that form, but in Kyle’s world it is almost as if the human and wolf are two separate beings. It’s difficult to explain, but becomes apparent throughout the novella. I could tell Kyle that thought out this world and explained it well considering it was so short.

I usually read books in order, but I think this novella sequel was actually released before the first book in the series. Like more and more romance series these days, each book focuses on a different couple, so I saw the couple mentioned in the description for book one, but they were side characters. I think I would have been able to understand the scope of the world better if I started with a longer novel and then read the novella, but it was still pretty easy to pick stuff up on the fly.

I really enjoyed the world-building, story, and characters. I was drawn in to the point where I definitely want to continue on with the series and recommend it to fans of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. If those genres are your cup of tea, then give this one a try!

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