Monday, 2 December 2013

Review: Lost Covenant - Ari Marmell

This third YA novel starring the young thief Widdershins combines the angst and vulnerability of any teenage girl with the high action of the best fantasy adventures.

It’s been six months since Widdershins and her own “personal god” Olgun fled the city of Davillon. During their travels, Widdershins unwittingly discovers that a noble house is preparing to move against the last surviving bastion of the Delacroix family.

Determined to help the distant relatives of her deceased adopted father, Alexandre Delacroix, she travels to a small town at the edge of the nation. There, she works at unraveling a plot involving this rival house and a local criminal organization, all while under intense suspicion from the very people she’s trying to rescue.

Along the way she’ll have to deal with a traitor inside the Delacroix family, a mad alchemist, and an infatuated young nobleman who won’t take no for an answer.

My thoughts:
This ia YA, light and dark at the same time. She never has it easy and people always die in this series.

Yes poor Widdershins, she can't seem to be able to just be happy and do what she want. She is also very very angry and on the run. We do get glimpses if Davillion and the life she left behind. Something is brewing there and will set the game plan for book 4. But that is that book and this is this book (still ohhh exciting stuff!)

The book takes place in a smaller city where she at once comes across something fishy.  Loyal as she is she sets out to investiage. The local thieves, nobles, yes she always finds the truth and she always gets in trouble.

Widdershins is a great kick-ass YA heroine. The pace is fast, there is fighting, running and evil things afoot.

Conclusion:
I look forward to reading more. Maybe I will even get to see her happy

Would I read more?
yes

Cover
I like it


Hardcover, 277 pages
Expected publication: December 3rd 2013 by Pyr
Widdershins Adventures #3
Fantasy
For review

40 comments:

Mishel said...

Very clean and pretty cover! I like the sound of this one, I'll go look up the first book and most likely add it. Great review B!

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

The cover is great! Your fantasy reviews always make me wish I had the patience for the world building part of them to read them, because this sounds like a great series.

Karen said...

I've never heard of this series before - sounds really cool!

Unknown said...

I love the cover! While the book may not be for me, it does sound really interesting.

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

I honestly never even heard about this series but it certainly looks like something I might enjoy.
Great review.

Melliane said...

I hope you'll see her happy! I think I saw the cover but first time I read a review about it.

Darlene said...

It's great when you run across a good series. I like the cover too.

Elysium said...

I still haven't started any Marmell books but again this sounds like a good one.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

I like the cover, and I like that it is both dark and light. I will check out book one.

Blodeuedd said...

I really like the covers for this series, they all look really cool

Blodeuedd said...

I love love good world building *happy sigh*

Blodeuedd said...

It's really good

Blodeuedd said...

He has the best covers

Blodeuedd said...

Thanks :) I can sure recommend it

Blodeuedd said...

The other two covers are sort of similar, so maybe that is those

Blodeuedd said...

I know

Blodeuedd said...

I hope you get to start one one day

Blodeuedd said...

I hope that you do :D

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Yep, this is a series I have been wanting to read. Look at you reading YA. :)

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

This is one of those series that I have wondered about. It does have great covers. I really do want to check it out. I love a good kick butt heroine!

zEmfIrKa said...

Oh! I don't think I've heard about this series - will need to look it up and I'm really a fan of kick-ass heroines, especially in YA fiction. :) Very pretty covere too!

Yvonne said...

Sounds good and it's a great cover.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Ooo, a YA you are enjoying. Nice to hear! :) Thank you.

The Bookworm said...

Widdershins? Unique! This sounds like a good series.

Carole Rae said...

WIth this I am now in the mood for YA. lol

BookaholicCat said...

I didn't know about this series, it sounds good. I'm gonna check to see if they have it on audiobook.

Aurian said...

Glad you enjoyed it B!

Blodeuedd said...

I do do it...sometimes ;)

Blodeuedd said...

They are totally kick-ass covers, do take a close look at the series :D

Blodeuedd said...

Yes look it up :D
It's a fun series, book 1 was sooo good

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

I know, it happens ;)

Blodeuedd said...

Not a name I have heard before, no, lol

Blodeuedd said...

YAY

Blodeuedd said...

Ohh that would be fun..and short :D

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Lexi said...

I remember read the blurb for this and trying to decide if it would be interesting enough to pick up. The YA aspect turned me off though.

Blodeuedd said...

The YA aspect was fine since it is fantasy :)

Unknown said...

Widdershins sounds like a badass! Why have I not read this series yet?! Well, I'm glad your review has put it on my radar now. Lovely review!

Blodeuedd said...

She is so cool! I wish I was that cool

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