Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Review: Cast in Peril by Michelle Sagara West

Cast in Peril
Author: Michelle Sagara West
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Publisher: Luna
Chronicles of Elantra Book #8
ISBN:  0373803508
ISBN13: 9780373803507
Genre: Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Netgalley 

It has been a busy few weeks for Private Kaylin Neva. In between angling for a promotion, sharing her room with the last living female Dragon and dealing with more refugees than anyone knew what to do with, the unusual egg she'd been given was ready to hatch. Actually, that turned out to be lucky, because it absorbed the energy from the bomb that went off in her quarters....

So now might be the perfect time to leave Elantra and journey to the West March with the Barrani. If not for the disappearances of citizens in the fief of Tiamaris-disappearances traced to the very Barrani Kaylin will be traveling with...

CAST IN PERIL is the 8th installment in the Chronicles of Elantra series. We have met many characters and witnessed many events. I would not recommend starting the series from anywhere but book 1. 

With CAST IN PERIL being book 8 im not going to go into to much background detail but will leave this review with my main thoughts. There is a lot of over explaining. I felt myself drifting off sometimes with the excessiveness of it. I know Kaylin had really rough teen years and some horrible things happened to her but I really wish she would try to move on from it with Severn. He is extremely patient and loves her a lot and I'm kinda getting annoyed that they are not "together" yet. I understand that its hard to move past something like that happening to you but she doesn't try. Love the glass dragon AKA little dragon. He is a fantastic addition to the story. I do however think that his "development" is going way to slow.

CAST IN PERIL is my least favorite installment in the Chronicles of Elantra Series but I am still interested to see how Kaylin's story ends.

I gave it 3/5 stars