A Soul to Keep: Duskwalker Brides: Book One

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A Soul to Keep: Duskwalker Brides: Book One

A Soul to Keep: Duskwalker Brides: Book One

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Just the simple idea that you become what you consume, felt like such a statement on humanity in general. I think it could have been really neat but it was like things would pop up and be explained quickly in a sentence or two and then moved on from.

She started writing because of her love of the written word, and because she wanted to build a diverse world of mythological creatures, while also showing the beauty of all ethnicities of humanity. And yet, for some reason, Katerina is still jealously possessive of Orpheus and reminds Reia that she's "just a replacement. lol What's so adorable is that Orpheus is just so eager to understand and learn what Reia likes/wants. Reia is a decent heroine, a little too stupid to live at times but she’s very fearless, inexperienced, and impulsive so I guess it only makes sense. But there's a lot he doesn't know, so Reia has to patiently explain and teach things to him- like boundaries and what's normal human behavior.Also, that was 200 years ago and over those centuries Orpheus has become more intelligent and understanding of humans, so yeah, he could have easily gotten angry and eaten her. Known as a harbringer of bad omens and blamed for Demons eating her family, Reia is shunned by her entire village. making a book 500+ pages when there's barely any actual plot or proper world building should be illegal. also, a very unique, ✨exceptional✨ male 'anatomy') and the virgin sacrifice that lacks fear and deemed to be cursed by the villagers. I also want to mention that I was disappointed (and a little befuddled) by the author's approach to the first intimate scene.

The list of icks only continued as I read; gut rearranging sex magic, victim blaming, the overuse of the word "squelch", sex as a metric of love and care. Orpheus, a bloodthirsty duskwalker, demands a bride every ten years from a village in exchange for protection, and as the story begins, he is offered Reia: a headstrong social outcast who doesn’t have enough fear in her body to let him intimidate her. When the next offering is due and the monstrous Duskwalker is seen heading their way, her village offers her an impossible choice - be thrown into the prison cells or allow herself to be sacrificed to a faceless monster.The story did start off a bit slow, but by chapter seven I was hooked and absolutely devoured the story. It's about a girl who gets sacrificed to a Duskwalker monster who can't help himself when humans bleed or run from him. Si son fans del manga (o anime) The Ancient Magus Bride/Mahō Tsukai no Yome y aparte les gustan los libros spicy. e. was very likely to die if she tried to escape and given no other choices) to live with someone she thought was a monster.

It felt like important scenes were rushed along while innocuous scenes were fluffed to the brim with pointless dialogue. I can’t wait to learn more about the unnamed Duskwalker, and I will be reading the rest of the series with hopes that a situation like the one above isn’t repeated. And I’m not like ohhhh I can’t handle that, but it was just done so nonchalantly, it felt almost comical to me. Because of this, I found it hard to get into, but the glowing reviews of some fellow book lovers convinced me to give it a chance. She's portrayed as some slutty, greedy ex-girlfriend who abandoned poor unloved Orpheus when she's actually just a survivor of some horrific kidnapping and assault who's turned her life around with a new partner who treats her better.There's also a few times where she has too much bravado and ends up doing something reckless and rash, when in reality, it's just plain stupid. Her character exists only to make Orpheus sad and to make Reia look better by comparison, and she has no consistency. The author foregoes any sort of exposition about the world we're about to delve into and instead the world building is peppered in randomly, most of the time it feels like an afterthought shoe-horned in during a scene. There was never a dull moment, (well apart from the dreaded traveling) it was one adventure after another.

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