What I think
I adored this book, there's no other way to put it. It was an angsty, sexy, action-packed, roller coaster ride, in other words my kind of book. It's the kind of book that pulls you in completely and doesn't let go until you've read it and even then, it's questionable.
Oh, WOW, this was so unique! I'd never heard of sylphs before but they are definitely intriguing. I absolutely love when an author takes a mythological creature that's barely been explored and turns it into a fantastic story. It's about a world in which women basically mean less than nothing ending up in less then ideal situations. But the worst situation they can find themselves in, specifically virgins is being sacrificed in order to attract a battle sylph. Now, sylphs are creatures that if bound to you, will obey you without hesitation (although there might be
I liked all the characters. I liked that Solie, the main character, wasn't some completely helpless girl, but that she was able to take care of herself when necessary, still ending up saved like a damsel in distress a lot of the time, but not because she was waiting around for it.
I liked Heyou, the main battle sylph well enough, but I realized early on that they are sweet, docile (and not the smartest) creatures, completely respectful and adoring of their women, but also completely obedient and supremely protective, pretty much acting like cavemen when their women are in danger. It is in their nature to follow orders, not make their own choices and for that reason, I don't think they make the best equal partners, although they make great sweet and sexy heroes.
My favorite character had to be Mace, one of the battle sylphs, mainly because he was a pretty smart sylph and I just liked him. Oh and his master Jasar reminded me an awful lot of Jafar and what I think he would be like outside of Disney's Alladin (Arabian Nights).
Ultimately, this was just an amazing book. I recommend it to anyone who likes a sweet, sexy, breathtaking, original, action packed paranormal page-turner.
*Although it's a book about a seventeen year old girl it is definitely an adult book.