{Review} The Temple by Heather Marie Adkins

October 25, 2011 Blog Tours, Reviews 1

The Temple by Heather Marie Adkins

Kindle Edition
Published June 23rd 2011 by Heather Marie Adkins
Age Group: Adult
Source: Author

Summary (from Goodreads)

Vale Avari has a mysterious past and a laundry list of super-powers, but that’s nothing compared to what she finds upon moving from small town U.S.A to jolly-good England.
A chance dart throw lands her in Quicksilver, an off-the-map place with a big problem – people are dying, and word is, it’s supernatural.
At her new place of employment, a temple dedicated to the ancient Mother Goddess, Vale learns something even more shocking – women guards are disappearing at an alarmingly patterned rate; women who possess special gifts like her own.
Supernatural powers aside, Vale isn’t ready to believe in the Wild Hunt as the culprit, and she’s determined to prove the deaths are acts of human violence. 
Plagued by a brute with a history of domestic violence and lusting after a dark-eyed man with a secret, Vale has a limited amount of time to discover the killer before he strikes again. In the process, she’ll learn things aren’t always what they seem and the supernatural might not be so extraordinary after all.
The Hunt could ride for her.

This book is so cool! That’s the perfect word for it. There are cool powers, and a cool storyline and cool characters. Get the idea? If you can’t tell, I liked it. A LOT. 


I still don’t even know all that Vale can do. New powers seemed to be revealed and developed constantly. I’m not sure if there is going to be another book or not, but I would love to learn more about her powers! It seems like she can do everything. She really is “all purpose”, I thought that was hilarious. 


Halloween time always makes me crave some good mystery books. The spookier the better! The Temple has a riveting mystery. It had so many layers. It kept me interested the whole time. I finished this book in one sitting. 


The Temple focuses on The Wild Hunt. It was not at all how I had pictured the wild hunt. I had always associated the hunt with Artemis or Diana(from mythology) but Heather’s Wild Hunt was way creepier! I loved reading and learning about it. I would be so freaked out to live in that town! I don’t know how the residents do it, especially those that actually believe in the hunt. I would freak out if I heard people calling my name. 


I didn’t really understand why the Temple had to be kept a secret though. I would really like to learn more about that, but I loved this book. Vale is so strong and it was great to see her get more at home in the town and making some really good friends, espcially since she did not have that before in her life. She deserves it. 


If you like magic, mythology and mystery this book is for you! All great M things- the only M missing is Michelle…(JK) 



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