Friday, 17 August 2018

Audio: A wolf apart - Maria Vale



Narrated by Roger Wayne
Publication date Jul 31, 2018 by Tantor Media
Running time 9 hrs
The Legend of All Wolves #2
PNR UF
For review

My thoughts
I liked the book, and then it ended, and I realised how much I liked it. It was strange, but it hit me after it was done what a great book this was. What an amazing world she creates and how it resonates with me.

Elijah may be an alpha. He may be great with women. But he is dying, well his soul is slowly rotting away. He goes through the emotions and at the end I am aching for him. All he wants is to run free and be the wolf he is. But he has to be this amazing lawyer, boss and stay in a city that is killing him. He hates it. He hates it all. How can you not feel for the guy. Just let him come home! And not just for a few days each month.

This is what I like about these books. They are not shifters. You know the drill, those mega alpha ones that are roar! Hear me! And then walk around being happy humans. No, Elijah is a wolf. His soul is a wolf. His kind spend their first years as wolves. They are awkward and even though they have a teacher to teach them to be humans, they make mistakes. Because they are not humans. They are more like wolves who can change into humans. But they are truly themselves when they are wolves and it shows with everything. Their mindset and how they interact. Even when human. An alpha does not have to be all roar! He will take someone down with his eyes alone..submit. And it is the world that always pulls me in.

So we have a guy who wants to be wolf again, after 30 years in this horrid city that smells of iron, carrion and dead things. 

In comes the woman who might just save him.. but stop, I would still not call this pnr. It is so much more. Yes there is the relationship that is to be built, but more so is the whole tone and feel of the book. It is not a romance to me. It's about a wolf finding solace.

Thea was, omg it broke me at one point how calm and understanding she was. Dang! But yes she is this calm woman who lives alone in the middle of nowhere and prefer it so. She is the aloof one, he is the one that finds he needs more. And it emerges slowly. Some are meant to be. They can be quiet together.

Of course a human can never be with a wolf....
And there are still those pesky shifters that wants to kill the wolves....

Conclusion:
Omg, those last 2 hours. It tore at me. And it made it a great book. The world is worth it all.

Narration
It was my first time listening Roger Wayne, but he did an amazing job bringing Elijah to life. I really felt the despair of this sad wolf.  

Blurb:
Thea Villalobos has long since given up trying to be what others expect of her. So in Elijah Sorensson she can see through the man of the world to a man who is passionate to the point of heartbreak. But something inside him is dying...

Elijah Sorensson has all kinds of outward success: bespoke suits, designer New York City apartment, women clamoring for his attention. Except Elijah despises the human life he's forced to endure. He's Alpha of his generation of the Great North Pack, and the wolf inside him will no longer be restrained...

She sizes me up quickly with eyes the color of ironwood and just as unyielding.
"Thea Villalobos," she says, and it takes me a moment to get my breath back.
Thea Villalobos. Goddess of the City of Wolves.

18 comments:

  1. I like alphas like this and I also love how he is a wolf more than a human.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  2. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it. I read it and didn't care for it. The characters fell flat for me and I didn't care for them.

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    1. I remember that, it had me worried, but it worked out :D

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  3. Awwe! I'm glad you liked it to so much!

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  4. I have been very tempted by this series but the review have been kind of mixed. I think I might have to give it a try since you liked it so much.

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    1. I read one review and that one was not happy ;) But I think it is what you go in for, for romance, I'd say no

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  5. Wow sounds pretty powerful! I like that he's mostly wolf - how will she be with him (hoping for an HEA)

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    1. It is romance, of course there is a HEA :)

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  6. That's what I love about an audiobook that sucks me in. And I have not listened to Roger Wayne either, but he sounds excellent!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  7. Wow! Love when a book moves me like this did for you. Sounds fabulous. I also love the twist on the shifter mythology. Great review!

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