Book Review

Feudlings – Wendy Knight

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Feudlings
Fate on Fire #1
by Wendy Knight
Narrated by: Asia Bryant
Publisher: Clean Reads
Release Date: July 15, 2016
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 8 hrs 55 mins
Format Read: Audible
Source: Purchased
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Story: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Narration: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Reviewed by Megan

Nothing makes a new school suck worse than discovering the guy you’re in love with is your prophesied nemesis.
Ari is the most powerful flame-throwing sorceress ever, and her people’s last hope in an ancient war. But she’s also a 17-year-old girl, and in her free, not-hunting-nemesis times, she jumps from school to school, trying to figure out regular people her own age and pretending she’ll get the chance to graduate.
Shane lives a double life. He goes to school and masters the art of popularity, hiding the fact that he has a fate with a slim chance of his survival. He’s destined to end a 300-year-old war by killing or being killed. He knows he’s hunted by a powerful enemy who’s not afraid to die. Only problem? He has no idea who that enemy is.
When Ari shows up at Shane’s school, angry and sullen and determined to keep him at arm’s reach, neither of them realizes they are supposed to be killing each other, not falling in love. Until Ari does realize it, and she almost dies – by Shane’s hand. 

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I adore this book more and more each time I read it. I raved about it back in 2013 when it was first published. However, my review skills . . . left something to be desired. So, when we started the Ginger Mom and I wanted to share Wendy’s book with the world (big ambitions for this girl *wink*), I knew a re-read was in order.

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I love Ari. She is one of my favorite female main characters. She’s strong, certainly not your average “damsel in distress”. She is the Prodigy, the only one strong enough to end the war that started long before she was even born. She never had a childhood but instead, spent her time training and fighting battles. So then she ends up at yet another boarding school and for the first time, makes friends.

Neveah and Livi. When I read the book the first time, I think I said Nev was my favorite. Listening to the audio, I still adore Nev (and Asia Bryant gave her such a personality!) but I loved Livi, too. And Charity, always so quiet and calm.

By far, though, my favorite character was Will. His devotion to his little sister – even after everything he has been through – was amazing.

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There was no downtime in this book. Each new page / chapter brought more action to the story. And it was an easy one to listen to. Not all books make the transition to audio successfully. This one did.

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Flawless. FIVE STARS on its own 🙂 Asia Bryant was new to me but is one I will be looking for again. I always knew who was speaking – from Brittany’s annoying squealy sqwaks to Charity and Hunter’s quiet voices. And the pacing was great. I usually speed my audiobooks up and this one was still easy to listen to.

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And the ending! When I read it the first time, I thought it wrapped up more. Nope. It leads right into the second book and had my fingers already downloading before I reached the last page.

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I love Wendy’s writing style. It is easy to follow and there were no editing pits that caused me to be jarred from the story. On top of that, her covers are always so gorgeous! They appeal to my tastes and have led to more than one “cover buy”. Her characters are perfectly three-dimensional and make is so easy for you to care about them. When reading one of her books, I feel like I am transported there, watching it all happen. No longer just words on a page.

I will read anything this talented author writes and now have another narrator to add to my favorites.

Until next time 🙂
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