Sunday, March 10, 2013

Breath of Air (Dryad Quartet 1) by Katie Jennings

Title: Breath of Air (Dryad Quartet 1)
Author: Katie Jennings
Number of Pages: 338
Published: April 2012 by Sapphire Royale Publishing

Blurb from Goodreads:Her name was Capri, and she was Air. 

She was born with a gift she didn’t understand. A gift so strange, so remarkable that she had kept it secret for as long as she could remember, despising that it made her different when all she wanted was to be normal, to belong. As an orphan, belonging to someone, anyone, would have been an incredible blessing, one she would have given up all that she had just to get a taste of. 

But the truth was that she didn’t belong in the orphanage in Virginia, or even in the United States. In fact, she didn’t belong with human beings at all. Because she wasn’t one of them, not really. She was something much more extraordinary. 

She could shift the direction of the wind, create billowing clouds out of nothing, and charm birds into dancing on her open palm. She belonged to an elite group of beings, responsible for preserving the balance of nature and the safety of Earth from an underworld that deserved to be feared, and needed to be controlled. 

And after years of being lost, she had at last been found, and now the truth of how she had ended up so far from home was becoming horribly clear to her. 

But there’s someone who doesn’t want her to return; someone who knows Capri was the only witness to an act of heinous treason and violent murder. And when she begins to search her memories for details of the night she was taken from her home, details that will implicate a killer, she finds herself the unwary target of an otherworldly dark force intent on silencing her by any means possible.

Review: This book was different, very original. I really can't think of anything similar to it of the top of my head. The story revolves around dryads which help Rhia who is Mother Earth run the world. There are those who control Air, Earth, Water and Fire. Then there are Furies and Fates. It was reminiscent of Greek mythology but at the same time it wasn't.
    The story follows Capri who thought she was an orphan  until she is swept away to live on a floating island with other dryads. She meets her father and learns that she was kidnapped and her mother was killed. But even though she received a warm welcome someone still wants her dead.
     I liked the mystery the book had. It was hard to guess and I really didn't know where things were going to go until it actually happened. It was intense and well planned and the events made sense.
    The romance was cute. It wasn't all hot and heavy and it started of as friendship and really takes time to develop into something more. It was sweet and cute and very light it really wasn't the main focus of the novel.
   This was a great debut novel and I really love how different it was.

I give this debut 


  1. I haven't heard of this one before. Sounds like it's worth reading. I love sweet romances that build off of friendship. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I've actually seen this book recently on Goodreads. One or two of my friends have added it to their TBR-list. And from your review, I think I might just add it too! Thanks for the review! (:

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