{Book Review} Sora’s Quest by T.L. Shreffler

October 22, 2012 Reviews 4

Sora’s Quest by T.L. Shreffler

PaperbackSecond Edition250 pages
Published April 18th 2012 by Runaway Pen
Age Group: YA Fantasy
Series: Cat’s Eye #1
Source: Author

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A noblewoman, an assassin, and a soul-stealing necklace….
Sora planned on running away from her wedding, but she never expected to be kidnapped! Dumped into a world of magical races, arcane jewelry and forgotten lore, she finds herself at the mercy of a dangerous assassin, haunted by an even darker past. She yearns for freedom, but he won’t let her go—not when her Cat’s Eye necklace is the only thing that can save his life.
But the necklace itself presents a problem. It is an ancient device from the long forgotten War of the Races, and its magic has the ability to steal souls. Can Sora learn to wield its power—or will the power wield her?

I have to be honest, after reading the first few chapters of the book, I didn’t think I was going to like it too much. Now thinking about it, that was way too early for me to even be thinking about writing off any book, let alone a review book. So I kept on reading, and from the moment Sora left the castle, I was riveted! I ended up enjoying Sora’s Quest so much. It just had a bit of a slow start to me and then it really took off. The part I didn’t enjoy at the beginning seems like only one speck of the story- and Sora’s Quest is a great story. 

Sora seems like a pretty sheltered girl at first but she certainly can rise to an occasion. This must have been so scary for her, being out in the world for the first time. It seemed a little crazy that she was so close to the guys in her group so fast considering the circumstances but her being so excited about being out in the world and the whole idea of an adventure didn’t make her actions and emotions seem out of place. It kinda worked well. 

The world building is the best part! I loved learning all about the different people and the magics. T.L. Shreffler does a great job of explaining everything. I would have liked to see a little bit more back story on Crash. I didn’t really know what they were doing at the start of the book except that they were on the run from Volcrian. But I think that is coming in the next book, so I look forward to getting some answers. I really enjoyed the character growth I saw in Crash throughout the story. The whole fear thing was super cute! (you will know exactly what I mean when you read the story) Fans of fantasy will love the world created in T.L. Shreffler’s first installment in the Cat’s Eye series. The ending made me want to drop everything and start book 2 right then!

4/5 gavels

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4 Responses to “{Book Review} Sora’s Quest by T.L. Shreffler”

  1. kimbacaffeinate

    Sometimes in fantasy the beginning can drag as the world is set, but I am delighted to hear it took off. I love the synopsis and the quest sounds like quite the adventure. eep and I love that you thought the world-building was the best part.

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