{ARC Review+Giveaway} Volcrian’s Hunt by T.L. Shreffler

September 12, 2013 Giveaways, Reviews, Young Adult 7 ★★★★½

Welcome to my stop on the Volcrian’s Hunt blog tour 

Volcrian’s Hunt is the 3rd book in the Cat’s Eye Chronicles. I absolutely loved the first two books. Check out my reviews of the first two books if you are new to this series. 
1. Sora’s Quest
2.  Viper’s Creed


Expected Release date: September 30, 2013
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy

Source: eARC from author 
Series: Cat’s Eye Chronicles #3

Summary from Goodreads:

A plague is spreading across the land. Crops are rotting. People are dying in the streets. Sora, with the help of her magical Cat’s Eye necklace, is the only one who can stop it.

She must travel overseas to the Lost Isles, a place of legend and mystery. Only there can she destroy the bloodmage, Volcrian, putting an end to the curse. She is accompanied by Crash, a lethal assassin who once threatened—and saved—her life. But Sora is beginning to question her dark companion. He seems to be carrying a secret; a hidden past that could endanger them all.

Meanwhile, they are hunted by an underground society known as the Shade. For centuries, the Shade has waited for the perfect opportunity to step into the light. Now they are perilously close to resurrecting a Dark God and unleashing a wave of unimaginable destruction. They only need to collect the three sacred weapons, and Sora has already found two….

Note: Volcrian’s Hunt is a 3rd book in the series. Check out my reviews of the first two books if you are new to the series HERE and HERE


Volcrian’s Hunt is a great follow up to the first two books in the Cat’s Eye series. You guys all know how much I loved the first two books and this one did not disappoint. The story telling was similar to the style in the second book where there are different plots all converging on the same quest. Basically there are three groups of people, coming from different places and they were all trying to get to the lost isles for various reasons. Sara, burn, crash and their companions are trying to find a way to kill Volcrian. Volcrian is trying to get revenge on his brother, and Sora’s mom is trying to help her daughter and stop the strange plague that is spreading throughout the land. Each chapter is from one of the different parties and it rotates around so you are updated on each of their quests.

My favorite chapters were the ones about Sora and her friends. I just connected more with them because I got to know them better in the first couple of books. This book Crash and Volcrian took more of front page. We got to know a little bit more about their pasts through the use of ample flashbacks. I really enjoy the way T.L. Shreffler weaves in the background details and the flashbacks. Except for the very first one. The book starts out in a flashback and while I understand why it was put in and why it was important for me it started the book off kind of slow. I would have rather just dove right into the adventure and had the flashback added in some place later in the story. But that is really the only criticism that I can find for this book.

I loved the story. The writing is superb, and the romance is all that I was hoping for in the first two books. In the second book in the series I Started to really love Sora and Crash and this book just made me giddy in that department. The romance is so fresh and real. Crash is such a gruff character that he drags his feet with everything, including Sora. But You can see his feelings peek through no matter how hard he tries to hide his feelings and emotions and for some reason that was just so freakin’ endearing to me. I love the two of them. I can’t wait for the next book in the series. The cat’s Eye chronicles is still one of my favorite fantasy series of all time! You can’t go wrong with this series, you are sure to love it!

4.5/5 Gavels
 



T. L. Shreffler lives in Los Angeles, CA. She loves diversity, fantasy, romance, iced tea, long walks, philosophy, and thrift store shopping. She recently graduated with a BA in Badass (Creative Writing) and her poetry has been published consecutively in Eclipse: A Literary Journal and The Northridge Review. She works as the assistant editor for the funky and fantastic Tinsel Tokyo Magazine.
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7 Responses to “{ARC Review+Giveaway} Volcrian’s Hunt by T.L. Shreffler”

  1. Runaway Pen

    Wonderful and insightful review! So glad you enjoyed the book. Thanks for participating in the blog tour, Michelle! I’ll be seeing you again for the next installment… 😉 ~T.L. Shreffler

  2. kimbacaffeinate

    Sora and her friends sound great, I am so happy that this book was good for you. That cover is wicked! Wonderful review Michelle, I will check out book one 🙂

  3. Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings

    I don”t know why I don’t read more fantasy. I almost always enjoy it when I do read it. I should try and check out this series if I ever get my TBR tamed…. It is so nice having you back! I missed you while you were busy becoming a lawyer! Congrats by the way!

  4. Lisa Vazquezanzua

    I don’t have one yet. I haven’t seen this series before. But I’m so glad I found them on here! They sound AWESOME!! And the book covers are so cool!! Thank you for another amazing and generous giveaway!!!

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