Monday, November 12, 2012

The Drifting by L. Filloon

Title: The Drifting (The Velesi Trilogy 2)
Author: L.Filloon
Published: November 9th, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition

Blurb from Goodreads:“Welcome to Velesi, Princess.”

It is Lily’s first day in the Velesi realm but not as the princess she was made to believe, but as a captive to a strange Lithi elf name Ziri – Tharin and Tolan’s mysterious brother. Who is he and why has he taken her? Or is he only a pawn in someone’s deadly game of chess?

Tharin and Lily discover a prophecy involving the Unnamed Sidhe and a way back to Eirrell, the birthplace of the Thirteen Clans. However, before they can get to the doorway to Eirrell, Lily must first make it to the Day of the Seating to take her rightful place on the throne of the Willow Clan. 

Tharin must keep Lily safe until the Day of the Seating even if it means keeping the beautiful Sidhe warrior Kalis close to him. Will he be able to protect his naïve, but stubborn bride-to-be not just from Harlu but from his warrior mistress? He once again turns to his brother and cousin, to only find that Tolan has his own problems with his feisty Julia.

Thank goodness for the future king of Velesi that he has Phoris, Alorn and Mellis to cover his royal back. 

Welcome to Velesi, a realm existing alongside our own with their own rules, their own players and their own way of life.

Review: Okay so I've waited forever for this book to come out and I really really loved the first book. However, I'm not sure how I feel about this book. It's a love hate relationship with this book that's mostly love but still part hate.
   Okay so let's do the love part first. I loved most of this book. The supporting characters were  amazing. Julia, Cessa and Mellis were probably my favorite characters in the book. Lily stepped it up in this book as well. She still has that rebellious streak to her but she makes wise decisions( well most of the time she does.) I loved the action in this book is was written in an amazing way that had me feeling like I was out there fighting along the characters.  
   The plot was great. There were so many twists and turns and some many shocking reveals that I was gasping for most of the reading. 
  Tharin needs his own paragraph. Some of the things he did  were really stupid. I'm talking like someone slap this guy with a frying pan stupid.Like I get it he had good intentions but the way about executing it was really stupid and I just wanted to slap him sometimes. Other than that he was great. I loved how protective he was of Lily and he was willing to bend a little on her part. He had a great relationship with his cousins and brother. However when it came to Kalis he was an idiot. Kalis... boy don't even  get me started on her. I don't know what she's panning and if she is even planning anything maybe she isn't, I don't know but she needs to step the hell away from Thorin. She kept on causing issues between Lily and Thorin and I just want them to be together and make up and be happy.
  Now on to the few things I didn't like. A lot of the conflict in this book especially between Thorin and Lily was caused by misunderstanding. I mean really can these two communicate and avoid all the drama? Like I just wanted to reach in and shake the characters at times and be like" Girl snap out of it and go talk to him!!!" yeah some parts in this book brought my violent side out.
   However, in the end this was a great sequel( even if it has an ending that makes me want to tear my hair out.) Definitely go and pick up this book. And if you didn't read the drifting then get your butts online and get it ASAP. 

   I give this book 

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