I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder
Series: Healer #3
Published by HarlequinTeen on 31st December 2013
Genres: High Fantasy
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She's fought death and won. But how can she fight her fears?
Avry knows hardship and trouble. She fought the plague and survived. She took on King Tohon and defeated him. But now her heart-mate, Kerrick, is missing, and Avry fears he's gone forever.
But there's a more immediate threat. The Skeleton King plots to claim the Fifteen Realms for his own. With armies in disarray and the dead not staying down, Avry's healing powers are needed now more than ever.Torn between love and loyalty, Avry must choose her path carefully. For the future of her world depends on her decision.
Taste of Darkness is, so far, a huge improvement over Scent of Magic. I say so far because, I can’t bring myself to finish this book. I got to about halfway through where one really tense thing happened and I had to put it down. I’m not ready to see how this story ends. I can’t handle the feels. I can’t take anymore heartbreak. Snyder is an evil, evil temptress who is stabbing me in the heart, seemingly for the fun of it.
Taste of Darkness picks up very immediately from where Scent of Magic leaves off, so you may want to do a quick refresher read of the series before you start it. Kerrick is gone but Avery isn’t one to sit on her butt and weep about it. Snyder throws you straight into the action with a fast-paced, high-stakes plot that never lets up.
The thing I kind of love about this series is what continually happens which is:
Random person: This is impossible.
Kerrick: Step back.
Avery: You’ll need my help.
Pretty much all three books follow that formula. It should be weird that it often seems like Avery, Kerrick & co. are single handedly saving the world. But for some reason it doesn’t. Because they are awesome.
Which is why I just can’t read anymore right now. But what I did read of this book was truly some great writing and story telling!