Saturday, July 30, 2011

REVIEW: Initiate by Tara Maya

The Unfinished Song: Initiate
by Tara Maya
My Copy: Received from Author for review
BUY: Amazon / B&N
Dindi can't do anything right, maybe because she spends more time dancing with pixies than doing her chores. Her clan hopes to marry her off and settle her down, but she dreams of becoming a Tavaedi, one of the powerful warrior-dancers whose secret magics are revealed only to those who pass a mysterious Test during the Initiation ceremony. The problem? No-one in Dindi's clan has ever passed the Test. Her grandmother died trying. But Dindi has a plan.
Kavio is the most powerful warrior-dancer in Faearth, but when he is exiled from the tribehold for a crime he didn't commit, he decides to shed his old life. If roving cannibals and hexers don't kill him first, this is his chance to escape the shadow of his father's wars and his mother's curse. But when he rescues a young Initiate girl, he finds himself drawn into as deadly a plot as any he left behind. He must decide whether to walk away or fight for her... assuming she would even accept the help of an exile.


This is the 1st book in a while that I've not be able to finish. I have a 50 page requirement; if I'm not hooked by 50 pages then I move on. And I'm sorry to say that was the case with The Unfinished Song: Initiate by Tara Maya.

I felt like I was reading book two in a series or started in the middle of a book. I was a little lost in the plot line and characters. I don't think there was enough back story given in the beginning of the book and found myself lost in some of the terminology that was used. I needed a glossary for some of the terms that I assume was fae language.

Even though I couldn't get into the book doesn't mean fae fans shouldn't check it out, it's been getting a lot of four star ratings on Amazon and Goodreads. It just wasn't for me.


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