{ARC Review} Viper’s Creed by T.L. Shreffler

October 24, 2012 Reviews 7

Check out my review of Book 1, Sora’s Quest HERE

Paperback, 301 pages
Expected Published October 31, 2012 by Runaway Pen
Age Group: YA Fantasy
Series: Cat’s Eye #2
Source: eARC from Author
Buy this Book: Amazon

Summary: 

Sora is having visions. Strange, terrifying visions brought on by her Cat’s Eye necklace, an ancient and magical device. Spurred to action, she leaves her mother’s cabin to find Crash, the mysterious assassin who once changed her life. She is certain that together, they can discover what the necklace is trying to tell her.
Crash is still on the run from the dark sorcerer, Volcrian, but now a plague is spreading across the land. Volcrian’s quest for vengeance has awakened something far more evil than himself; a force that could destroy the entire kingdom. Together, he and Sora must harness the power of the Cat’s Eye and kill the sorcerer before it’s too late….

Viper’s Creed is a fantasy and quest lovers dream come true. The stage was set in the first book, and now in this book you just get to sit back and enjoy every single page. I completely loved it. It seemed so different than most books that I have been reading lately. Especially the romance. I am a huge fan of this series. 

Viper’s Creed picks up a year after Sora’s Quest left off, and Sora has been staying with and training with Lori. A strange and dangerous disease starts spreading over the lands and soon Sora finds herself off on another adventure. Along with a new sidekick, and two old ones. I am not sure what I think about the new addition to the group. Something about her seems off. But I do know that I love good ole Burn and bad ole Crash. And Crash is just as closed off and enigmatic as ever. 

I said before that the romance is so unlike most I have encountered in a YA book. There is no insta love, no love triangle, no long time pining. But it is still so cute to watch Sora and Crash interact. Crash is a man of very, very, very few words. So pretty much everything about him is non-verbal. You can catch glimpses of him emotions and feelings through his actions. T.L. Shreffler has done a really amazing job telling a story without much dialogue at all from Crash, and that is not something that is easy to do. I do wish we saw a little bit more of Crash’s point of view. We saw glimpses, but I found myself enjoying his parts of the story the most. 

The Cat’s Eye series is riveting. I loved it and I would put my review pile on hold if I had book 3 right now to read it right away. The adventure is really underway now. And we got more answers in this book so now I have a better idea of the next few legs of the journey. I have to say that I hope this turns out to be a very long series, because I have not had nearly enough yet. 

5/5 Gavels
Other books in the series:
2. Viper’s Creed

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7 Responses to “{ARC Review} Viper’s Creed by T.L. Shreffler”

  1. Erika

    This sounds really interesting! I have never heard of this series so I appreciate the introduction. I’ll be adding it to my to read list. Thanks again!

  2. Mimi

    Thats a great review. I have never heard of this series and I am not much of a fan of this kind of book, but it does sound good.

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