Thursday, September 6, 2012

Silver by Talia Vance
Bandia #1
Release Date: September 8th, 2012 by Flux
Details: 374 pages, hardcover
Genre: Young Adult > Paranormal > Mythology Retelling
Source: NetGalley (Thank you NetGalley & Flux!)
Summary (Goodreads):

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.

You know what's awful? When you get approved for a book you've requested from the publisher and you're super excited to read it but when you finish you have no extreme profound thoughts of it. Yeah. Sucks.

That's not to say I didn't enjoy Silver or that it was awful. It was a very engaging and enlightening read especially since I'm not familiar with Celtic Mythology but I don't know, I just don't have any extreme feelings for it.

Our main character Bri has always thought of herself to be invisible. Because in a sense, she kinda is. She comes from a long line of very special people but she just doesn't know it yet but she's about to find out. In the rudest way (it seriously did not help that her mother thought it was just "nonsense folklore"). When her protective bracelet slips off and Blake sees her. 

This part sort of confused me, he says that there's always been a wisp of who/where she is but he couldn't see her. I don't understand. So does he not see her at all or does she appear like a ghost to him? Either way he's totally knocked off boots when he finally does see her at a party. The connection between them (whether they like it or not) is scorching. I wish Blake would had just stopped being an asshole early on and just accepted that you know, the whole situation wasn't as horrible as he played it out to be.

Bri was one of those character who just aim to please and never just stands up for herself when it came to her mortal friends and their accusations of her. Which by the way, whatever, because honestly, the girl never has fun and you guys are acting like she just shot your dog. Get over yourselves!

Austin was a very confusing character and when it got to the end, he wasn't so confusing anymore but despite the ending and the truth, I still kinda like Austin because he seemed to really care about protecting Bri. At least a lot more than Blake did for the majority of the novel. Besides, his reason for immortality? I can totally dig that.

Like I mentioned earlier, I did find Silver to be engaging and interesting. I am looking forward to the sequel Gold especially since the author told me I may like it since I dig Austin (:

"I torched Jonah's truck today."
"Thank you. I hated that truck."
(How do you say that about your own family member? You hated his truck that much? lol)


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