by Tanya Huff, Narrated by Dee Macaluso
This book was super close to being awesome but just didn’t quite make it. The beginning and the ending were bad, but I really really enjoyed the middle.
Actually, I am not sure if the beginning itself was bad, or if the narrator was just terrible. The first time I tried listening to it I just couldn’t do it. It was too slow and I didn’t like the narrators voice (her character voices were almost painful to listen to.) But, I still really wanted to read the book so I gave it another try. I did eventually get used to her voice, and was able to enjoy the story, but it took a while.
The ending was abrupt. And while all the loose ends were tied up, I didn’t feel like the story was finished. And not in a “This was so amazing I need more!” type of way. It was just a quick tie up and a hard stop. It was jarring and unsatisfying. If there had been a couple more chapters about the aftermath I would have rated it at least 4 stars instead of 3.
The ending was abrupt and the beginning was rough, but the middle was really good. I enjoyed the magic system and I liked learning about it at the same time as the MC. As the story progressed she learned and discovered what she could do and what her limits were, and as she learned so did the reader. I liked the relationships and how they weren’t all about romance. Also, there was a lot of traveling done by the MCs but it didn’t get boring or tedious. They learned a lot and went through a lot, and the plot was always moving and twisting and changing.
My feelings towards The Silvered are super conflicted. On one hand it had so much potential and I liked a lot of the book. On the other hand, the ending through me for a loop. It felt so sudden and incomplete. Almost like a rough draft that never got fully written. It felt wrong somehow and its threatening to ruin the whole experience of reading the book.
Have you read this? What did you think? Let me know!
5 thoughts on “The Silvered”
I haven’t read this but I’m not sure I would have made it past the rough beginning, lol. The cover makes me want to read it though😁
I’ve never heard of this, but it’s such a pity the beginning and end don’t quite hit
I’m not a fan of abrupt, jarring endings either. I don’t blame you for now enjoying that. It bugs me when a book’s going really well and then the ending ruins it.
I haven’t read this one yet, but it’s on my TBR waiting for me to pick it up. Maybe someday, since I do like Tanya Huff’s writing a lot in general.
I’ve not read this but if the beginning is rough, I’m not sure if I could finish the book!