Books have always been a passion of mine so this blog is my kind of journal of the novels I've enjoyed whether they are newly published or a few years old. I am lucky to be a NetGalley reviewer and a member of the best book club ever - TBConFB - and so have a never ending supply of reading materials which makes a one happy lady.
Scavenger Girl: Season of Talium by Jennifer Arntson (Scavenger Girl #2)
When the gods leave and evil freely rules
Ashlund, Una and her family bear down for the season of darkness. Seemingly
safe in the comfort of her own home, she explores her newly acquired gift with
the help of her loved ones. Within days, her plans are interrupted and instead
of fighting boredom, she finds herself fighting to survive. Trapped in a
situation where there is no escape, Una endures the worst the Authority has to
offer. Who knew family could be so kind...or so ruthlessly cruel? For all the
things her parents taught her about surviving in a world set against them, they
never prepared her for this. Una is about to discover the true demons of the
dark were here all along.
I have been waiting for this book and wow, it did not disappoint. I absolutely
loved the first book and thought that this could not get any better, but hey, I
was wrong. It does get better. Much better.
The first book left off with Una returning home after the festival at
the end of the season of Atchem, torn between saving her family by marrying
Blue (a man she got to fear and hate) and her true love for Calish, her once
so-called brother. Una learned a lot about herself, including her biggest secret
she must guard with her life – that she is a Seer.
As the family enter the season of Talium and with it its darkness,
monsters hiding in the shadows and danger everywhere (from wolves and citizens
alike), Una hopes for a rest and time to get to understand her new relationship
with Calish and to understand more about herself, what she has gone through and
what is expected of her.
However, time is not on her side though and soon after her return Una
has a vision that will change the course of her life once more. She understand clearly,
what she has to do and sacrifice in order for her family to stay safe.
This second instalment is much darker in its context then the first,
given us a real insight into the twisted minds of the Authority and what goes
on behind the closed doors. We also learn more about Una’s family, the
political plotting and the power that comes with being the Lord of Authority
and ultimately the puppet master in all things political and religious. Una has
to grow up and fast, making friendships where she would never expect and
finding herself to be a much stronger person she would ever think herself to
As you can tell, I love the books and I cannot wait to read the next
one. I just hope it will not be too long before I can get my hands on it!
Massive thanks go to Jennifer for once again allowing me to read her fabulous