Sunday, April 10
Book Review: Ties of Power
Author: Julie Czerneda
Summary: Self- Exile became Sira's only choice when she discovered how deeply she'd been betrayed by the leaders o her people. Rather than allow them to continue to use her for their own ruthless purposes, Sira, the most powerful being eve born to the alien race known as the Clan, fled with the human telepath, Jason Morgan.
Now, living on a distant world in an environment over which she has control, Sira is striving to carve out a new life for herself. But there are those determined to take from her what she will not willingly give, and when she and Jason fall victim to an unforeseen attack, it sets in motion a series of events which will see Jason searching for the starways on a mission of vengeance, and Sira leagued with the Drapsk, a little understood race which is extremely adept at trading. For the Drapsk see in Sira a power which could regain for them something which has long been lost. And they will do anything to protect this woman who is their greatest hope for their future.
My Rating: 9/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: I loved this book, I was captivated by it, most of the time I didn't want to put it down, and I was certainly not ready for it to end. I know there's another book in this trilogy and another trilogy with these wonderful characters waiting for me (well at least part of the trilogy has been published), but I don't want it to end.
The characters are vibrant, well developed and overall, fun to read about. I've become very attached to them - part of me wants to inhale the entire series in a sitting, the other wants me to savour it, because I won't be ready to let them go. All of them have so much to offer, they have a lot of layers, so you don't always know what to expect from them, this is a book where it's hard not to fall in love with its characters.
I'm also fascinated where this story is heading - because the reader is kept on their toes. I have some ideas where the book is going, some theories of what may come - but I still don't know for sure and sometimes there's a little hint or something there that makes me rethink it all. The story of the Clan and its history and future has been fascinating I need to know what happens next - but I'm also loving the journey that leads there.
Overall, a fantastic read - from a fantastic series. Looking forward to what the third book has in store for me!
Would I recommend it to read: I would, this has been a fantastic series and it keeps getting better! You won't be disappointed especially if you love Sci-Fi.
What to read next: To Trade the Stars
Challenges: 2016 Category Challenge, 9th Annual Canadian Book Challenge, Mount TBR Challenge