Lee Strauss writes science fiction and historical YA for mature YA and adult readers. She also writes light and fun stuff under the name Elle Strauss.
mandy I Read Indie anderson
on Sep. 13, 2013 :
*I rated this story 4.5 stars. But I always round up to the next highest star for sites such as goodreads, Amazon, etc..
I adored this book more than what I thought I would. I actually thought that it might be a bit hard to read seeing as the story takes place 199 A.D. But Strauss did an amazing job keeping the dialogue simple and to the times...most of time. There was a time or two I thought certain words were too modern for that time period. But it certainly didn't take away from the story.
Loved the romance, what little there was, I just wish there was a bit more between Lucius and Helena. It seems that it happened more behind the scenes than what the reader actually got to experience. So that did, however, take away from the story with me. I would have liked to have seen the romance bloom more before they professed their love to one another.
Although we mainly get Helena's POV, Lucius also gets a say, as well as a few others. So while the story mainly focuses on Helena and Lucius, a few other side stories get through in. And I am assuming these other side stories will come into play as the series continues on.
I think Strauss did a great job with this story and I look forward to reading more to see what happens between these star crossed lovers and the rest of the characters as well. Most definitely recommend!
(review of free book)