Silver (Bandia #1) by Talia Vance

Monday 27 August 2012.
Silver (Bandia, #1)
Silver by Talia Vance
Expected Publication: 8th September 2012
By: Flux Publishing
Source: Netgalley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book and feel sad to be leaving this world behind for a while. I can't wait for the next book in this series.

Brianna doesn't stand out in a crowd. Well, that's an understatement, it's like she's not even there. Especially with guys, they can't even make eye contact with her. She's been introduced to her crush for the last two years, Blake, so many times and he still doesn't know she's alive. She thinks she must have some kind of problem with her pheromones.

Until the night she's at a party and her charm bracelet breaks. Blake looks at her, and sees her, really sees her, and her life will never be the same again.

Brianna thinks she's just an ordinary girl until she accidentally bonds her soul with Blakes, and he tells her about her heritage. His one sided version anyway, she learns more as time goes on. But her heritage means that she and Blake are mortal enemies, and one of them must kill the other to survive.

The characters were good, though I felt that some of them could have been fleshed out a little more. Especially her parents, who seem too naive as to what their daughter is. Brianna is a likable protag and I enjoyed her relationship and interactions with Blake. The friendship that she has with Haley and Christy felt very realistic to me, girls can be bitchy when it comes to guys. Having to keep her magic secret does cause some sticky situations for Brie with her friends. And Austin, an appealing, love to hate bad boy who made this story interesting.

This book is a fast paced, fairly quick read with the mystery of Brianna's heritage and powers being gradually revealed. I think fans of paranormal romance will definitely enjoy this one.

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Sam (Realm of Fiction) said...

I'm glad you liked this, Suzanne! I've been seeing quite a few positive reviews for this book lately, so I'm definitely planning to buy a copy. Brilliant review as always! :)

The Book Rogue said...

I've been already oogling this one. Hope to get to it at some point. =)

A Canadian Girl said...

I managed to get my hands on an ARC of this one but haven't heard much about it. I'm liking the sound of the characters even if they could have been more fleshed out :)

Rachel said...

This is the second rave review I've seen of this lately. I really must get my hands on this book! I'm wondering if this is a trilogy and how far in between books. Great review Suzanne. :)

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Interesting! Why is it that parents in YA too often are carboard cutouts! So now I am wondering what she is and how the charm bracelet works!

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

Like Sam, I've been seeing positive reviews all over the place. I'm not sure it's for me exactly as I've grown a little tired of paranormal romance altogether, but I don't reallyy think I can ignore such praise either.
Wonderful review, Suzanne!

Book Passion for Life said...

Great review Suzanne. I've wanted this for a while so I'm super jealous you've got it. But my birthday is September 7th, so maybe I'll treat myself to it with birthday money. =)

Giselle said...

Oh I'm glad you liked this one I've been seeing very mixed reviews on this one and I've been hesitant to try it. Isn't there an awful love triangle? From your review it sounds really good though, especially the relationships between the friends which is always a welcome addition to a plot I feel sometimes friendship takes a back seat to "love". Great review, muffin!

Suzanne (Parabooklover) said...

I wouldn't call it "an awful love triangle", more a slight one lol. It didn't bother me at all. Whereas I'm reading Storm now and the LT is driving me mad!!

Suzanne (Parabooklover) said...

That's my friends bday too Donna, and my 10th wedding anniversary :) And you definitely should, I think you'd like it.

ShadyLane said...

Sounds like an interesting read!
new follower found you on goodreads!

Silverlight said...

This one sounds like something I might like. I'll have to check it up!
Great review!!

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