Title: Trapped in Silver
Author: Emily Snowden
Series: Eldryn Chronicles #1
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
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 is going to be a very difficult review to write, because most of the times I know what to write down before I start a review, but today, that’s different. I have no idea where to start this review, so let’s start on a positive note, and talk about the things I did like about Trapped in Silver.
- The writing was great. It sucked me right in and wouldn’t let me go. It was definitely that kind of book where you forget what’s going on around you, because you’re so engrossed in the story.
- I really enjoyed the characters. They’re all very complex and unique, and Ava, the main character, was very likeable and badass.
- The story line was incredibly interesting, was full of twists and turns and kept me on the edge of my seat.
I have been very positive about Trapped in Silver so far, but did I actually like it? Eh, not really. But that’s 100% personal. The book was very suspenseful and scary, which is something I don’t enjoy. Reading this book made my anxiety go wild, and I had to put the book down multiple times because I thought I might have a panic attack.
That is the difficult thing about writing this review. My anxiety definitely kept me from liking this book, so my personal experience with the book wasn’t great, but the book in itself was good and I know a lot of people might like it.
So, if you like suspenseful books with paranormal elements and great characters, this is a book for you! But if you’re a bit like me, and scary books make your anxiety really bad, then maybe don’t read this one.