The Sanyare Chronicles by Megan Haskell
Published on: February 16, 2015
“With a deep breath, Rie left the pretensions of the High Court and its glittering throng behind her.” – Sanyare: The Last Descendant, Megan Haskell
In Sanyare: The Last Descendant, Rie, a human messenger for the elven High Court is on a routine delivery job when she is attacked by two Shadow Realm assassins. Since contact with blood sidhe is forbidden, she finds that she must travel to the Shadow Realm to discover the identity of the traitor who sent the assassins and clear her name.
I’ll call this one a guilty pleasure read. I feel like I almost shouldn’t like it, and yet I really did. In fact, I was surprised when I found myself staying up later than expected just to keep reading it. Don’t get me wrong – there are some issues such as a couple of plot points that kept nagging at me, story developments that came too easily as well as wishing that sometimes the story would linger just a little bit longer before moving to the next plot point so that we could get more background and understanding. However, in general the story had a good flow to it and the characters were likeable – especially the pixies. I appreciate how the author didn’t just merely use the pixies for humor, but gave them each their own personality and usefulness within the story.
If you are looking for a quick YA fantasy read that includes elves, pixies, trolls, handsome princes, and a girl who knows how to take care of herself while still learning her abilities then this is for you.
I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book, through Reading Deals, and I gave an honest review.