Genre: YA paranormal
Publication date: December 2nd, 2013
Publisher: Chardonian Press
Katherine’s place is the same as any woman’s—on the shelf next to the dresses and bolts of cloth. When she’s sold to a warlock, life grows even bleaker. Her new owner is as old and rancid as he is cruel, driving her to do the unthinkable: run.
Nothing prepared her for being on her own. And she’s definitely unprepared for the warlocks hunting her down. But she must stay one step ahead because if caught, the best she can hope for is death.
Source: I received an e-arc of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in return for an honest review.
I think I'm warming up to novellas because I really liked Mine to Tarnish. I usually don't like to read something so short, but sometimes . . . novellas are the perfect length. This one was a very well paced and put together story to accompany You Are Mine, which is a great book that reminded me of a fairy tale.
One of my favorite things about this novella was the journey. Katherine started out as just another girl in a world where women are treated as complete subordinates to the warlock men. She wasn't happy, though. She wasn't suited for just sitting there and letting others rule her life. The journey she goes on, both the actual, physical journey where she has to run and hide from those chasing her, and the emotional one, where she truly finds the freedom and happiness she deserves, was beautiful. Exciting. Well done.
Was the novella worth reading? Definitely. While you can still read the Mine series without reading Katherine's story, Mine to Tarnish is still a great story for those looking to read more of a world and a character found in the first book.
My questions for you:
Do you like to read novellas?
Do you think novellas are great parts of book series?