Monday, May 4, 2015

Review: Sora's Quest by T.L. Shreffler

Title: Sora's Quest (The Cat's Eye Chronicles, #1)
Author: T.L. Shreffler
Published: April 18th 2012
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Rating: 4 Stars
Sora Fallcrest always dreamed of adventure, but as a member of the nobility, she learned the ways of a Lady instead. Now seventeen, she is expected to choose a husband and marry. She plots to run away, but just as she is stepping out the door, she runs into a mysterious man--and is kidnapped.

Abducted from her manor, Sora is plunged into a world of magical races, arcane jewelry and forgotten lore. She finds herself at the mercy of a dangerous assassin, haunted by an even darker past. She yearns for freedom, but he won't let her go--not when her Cat's Eye necklace is the only thing that can save his life.

But the necklace itself presents a problem. It is an ancient device from the long forgotten War of the Races, and its magic has the ability to steal souls. Can Sora learn to wield its power -- or will the power wield her?

Check out the official site for the The Cat's Eye Chronicles where you can find all kinds of info about the books and characters, you can take the quiz to find out which race you are (I'm a Harpy) and there are tons of other awesome things to discover.

My Thoughts
I have to start off by saying that I had absolutely no clue that I would love this book so much and it's permanently free guys so go grab yourself a now.

So, I've recently become obsessed with anything and everything fantasy and I just happened to come across Sora's Quest on Goodreads. The synopsis sounded amazing, with a fresh idea and I was hoping for a strong and smart heroine. It's been a long time since I've found such a great MC.

Sora is turning seventeen, she's bored by her life and dreams of adventure and finding her long-lost mother. She gets her wish within the first couple chapters when she's kidnapped at her birthday ceremony. In taking her, Sora's captor pulls her into his mess...he's on the run from the Wulven mage, Volcrian (pretty bad-ass name, right?). Her captor is Crash the assassin who is so hard to figure out sometimes and I am dying to know more of his backstory. We also have mercenaries, Dorian and Burn, nice guy Wulvens who travel with Crash.

It's hard to tell much of the story without giving something away but there is so much to Sora's Quest. It has an original world with different races of creatures, magic, mystery, a dash of romance, a surprising amount of blood and gory moments (which I must admit was pretty awesome) and new book boyfriends of course.

Overall, I think Sora's Quest is a must-read for fantasy fans. With kick-ass characters and tons of twists and turns you won't be disappointed.

Favorite Quote
"Each constellation had a history, a piece of lore. If one listened closely, the stars would share their stories, telling of years long past, of places long lost to the world, of secrets long forgotten by man."

About the Author
T. L. Shreffler lives in Los Angeles, CA. She loves diversity, fantasy, romance, iced tea, long walks, philosophy, and thrift store shopping. She recently graduated with a BA in Badass (Creative Writing) and her poetry has been published consecutively in Eclipse: A Literary Journal and The Northridge Review. She is author of The Cat's Eye Chronicles(YA/Epic Fantasy) and The Wolves of Black River (PN Romance.)

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