Thursday, February 21, 2013

Silver by Talia Vance

Silver by Talia Vance
Release Date: September 8, 2012
Publisher: Flux

Brianna has always felt invisible. People stare right past her, including the one boy she can't resist, Blake Williams. But everything changes at a house party where Brianna's charm bracelet slips off and time stands still. In that one frozen, silver moment, Blake not only sees her, he recognizes something deep inside her she's been hiding even from herself.  Discovering she is descended from Danu, the legendary Bandia of Celtic myth, Brianna finds herself questioning the truth of who she is. And when she accidentally binds her soul to Blake, their mutual attraction becomes undeniable.  But Blake has his own secret, one that could prove deadly for them both.  Bound together by forbidden magic, Brianna and Blake find themselves at the heart of an ancient feud that threatens to destroy their lives and their love.  -

Okay, where do I start? I had mixed feelings about this one.  On the one hand I liked it, because it had some cool mythology in it, and of course, anyone who reads my blog regularly knows how I love books with mythology in it.  So ther'es that.  I also like a good love triangle, and I also love the stories where girls get the guy that they've always crushed on but who never noticed them before.  So far we're all cool.

But then, when the bracelet breaks at a party, all the sudden the boys can see her and she's no longer invisible.  As it turns out it has some sort of spell on it or something that keeps her from being "seen" by boys.  So she's always been rather unremarkable to them where they either don't notice her at all, or forget her immediately.  I didn't like the fact that Blake was one of the ones who couldn't see her, and that after her bracelet stopped blotting her out, now he notices her.  That just kind of bothered me.  I wanted him to see her before.  So I guess that hits upon my biggest problem with the story... the shallowness of her relationships in the story.  Even with her friends.  There just didn't seem to be a lot of depth there.

I did like where the story is obviously going.  There's a danger to her that her bracelet was protecting her from.  There are some hot guys who are created to go after her and kill her, etc... And once she and Blake got together, I did like their relationship.

The book read very quickly and had great pacing.  So the author really did a good job pulling you in and moving the story along.  I am definitely going to read the next book so I can find out where things are going to go from here.  All in all, even with some slight disappointments, I did enjoy the story and will be picking up the next book.

I felt like I never fully knew what was going on until the end…like there were scenes I had missed. Loved the concept. Good writing.  Nice romance.


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