Thursday, 14 September 2017

Review - Trapped in Silver (Eldryn Chronicles, #1) by Emily Sowden

Title: Trapped in Silver (Eldryn Chronicles, #1)
Author: Emily Sowden
Pages: 323
Publisher: Oftomes Publishing
Release date: 7th February 2017

Blurb from Goodreads: 

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.


My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Oftomes Publishing*

- DNF @46% -

Ava lives on a farm with her father and Roan, a boy she considers her brother. After her mother's death, Ava's father taught her how to run the farm, and now she spends half her time pretending to be a boy in order to do things that she couldn't as a girl, such as run the farm and sell produce.
Things start to go wrong when Ava meets a man called Ethan with unusual eyes.
Not long after, Ava finds herself hunted by monsters.
Who is Ethan?
Why are the monsters so intent on killing Ava?

I was really excited to read Trapped in Silver - from the blurb it held the promise of an action-filled book with interesting baddies.  
The first few chapters were good and I could feel myself getting into the plot, but then I started struggling until I just couldn't read any more.
I think my main aversion to Trapped in Silver was the writing style - I found some of the sentences to be too long. Some of the wording felt too cumbersome and could have flowed a lot easier if they'd been reworked.
Ava was an okay character but I didn't really take a liking to her.
The plot was alright but failed to hold my interest.

Overall this was a disappointing read that I couldn't get into. Unfortunately this wasn't for me.