Saturday, March 11, 2017

How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days (The Embraced #1) by Kerrelyn Sparks




Goodreads Review



Luciana grew up on the Isle of Moon, hidden away because of her magical powers. But when her father arrives, he offers her a choice: remain on the island or return with him and marry the Beast of Benwick in order to save their legacy—and her father's life.

Lord Leofric, the Beast of Benwick, has not been touched since he was a child. Born with the power to harness lightning, he is a danger to everyone he touches. When he meets his betrothed, he expects a loveless, lonely marriage...until he discovers she's vastly more powerful than he realized. But is she strong enough to withstand his touch?

If they can survive, their love will alter the future of the kingdom. But will their extraordinary powers cost them everything?



Ever had the problem of what to write when it comes to a book you don’t really know how to rate? Yep this is one of THOSE books.
The author has created a great fantasy world full of unique creatures and The Embraced born on a night with twin moons rife with power and supernatural powers. The girls are left at the steps of the Isle of the Moon. Here we meet Luciana left on the steps at birth now 19 it turns out that she isn’t an orphan to save her father she goes to the mainland to pose as her twin sister. Twins are forbidden in the kingdoms.
Luciana & Leo are perfect for one another especially when it comes to their supernatural abilities. To tales some time for them to get together as there is some mistrust and not everything makes sense when it comes to Luciana. The beginning was good and I enjoyed it all although the lack of interaction between the main characters was missing. Everything was good until that one twist was just too much and ruined it for me.
My verdict?
I liked it there were times where I wanted to give it five stars and then it went down to two stars. In the end I’ve decided to go with three stars instead. I can also see the appeal why the book is liked by so many but it didn’t work for me. I wish it did. I don’t pick up fantasy books very often or at least not anymore but I saw this and just couldn’t help myself.
Although I have added the second book to my TBR shelf I still need to think about it.