Review by Pavarti K Tyler
Holy Shit-balls Batman, do I have a new series for you! Seriously! Have you been looking for something to read that’s better than the YA crap that’s pumped out ad nauseum? Have you been looking for an adult book, with deep themes and grown-up sensitivities that’s still fun? Have you been looking for something to get your violence and adult content rocks off? This book is so totally for you it’s not even funny.
To say I enjoyed Silver would be an understatement of massive proportions. Keira Michelle Telford pulls no stops in this fast paced dystopia adventure. The only thing I’m mad about with this book is that I don’t have book two yet! But I just looked at the Amazon Page and there’s TEN books planned in this series. I may faint.
Ella Cross (code name Silver) is an ex-hunter. She was one of an elite force who hunted the violent and beastly descendants of humanity – The Chimera. A nuclear war altered their genetics, creating a new race. The Chimera are base animals, driven by instinct and hunger, possessing no higher functions, or so humanity thinks. Silver is discharged from the Hunters and exiled from The Sentinal District, a part of the Human Reclamation Territory (i.e. Brooklyn) after being caught having a relationship with a fellow Hunter. In addition to her exile to The Fringe District, a land where food is scares and morals are absent, Silver finds herself protecting a woman of unknown origin, human in all regards except for her shocking strength and agility and the eerie purple eyes of The Chimera.
Talk about a dense and intricate plot! And I only told you the set up. Somehow Telford is able to pull it all together flawlessly and with a surprising amount of humor. The world building is spot on and there are no info dumps. Instead every page, every word is filled with action and emotion, and yet we still get the joy of a well developed world. The romance in the book is also fantastic, it’s smooth and pulls you in emotionally without the angst ridden annoyances of the normal love triangle set up. Instead, one corner of the triangle only appears once in the entire book. I’m left wanting so much more and can’t wait to see what Telford does when she finally gives me some smexy time. It’s going to be epically hot!
As a reader, I was thrilled with Silver, as an author, I was inspired by Telford, and as a reviewer I’m on top of the world that I get to read such fantastic books like this.
-The cover is lacking, it doesn’t showcase the book’s brilliance. It’s fine, it’s “good enough” but it doesn’t shine like I want it to.
-The narrative has a number of cases of head hopping. This did not bother me much, as it was 3rd person close POV with a few little asides, but it’s not technically correct. Sometimes the head hopping would happen for only one paragraph and then back to the beginning. A good editor would really help clean it up. I’m surprised this was there because I found ZERO editing or spelling issues like usually appear in unedited books, so I assume this was either edited (and somehow the head hopping was missed) or Telford is an amazing self-editor!