Thursday, November 17, 2016
Review for The Silver Thread by Emigh Cannaday - 4 out of 5
"You know, my parents didn't give me much advice about relationships, but my mother told me that we should never go to bed upset with one another." Talvi reached am arm out to invite Annika to curl up against his chest.
"Aww, that's a sweet thing to say," she said as she cozied up in the crook of his arm. "What did your dad tell you?"
"He said to make sure the sofa was comfortable, just in case."
Talvi Marinossian has slain maenads and fought off vampire attacks, but nothing has prepared him for getting involved with one of these forbidden ‘Modern Girls’. When he finally tracks down Annika it’s obvious that she’s changed since her recent adventure in his homeland. It’s also clear that she’s not ready to embrace the next chapter in her life. He tries to persuade her to open up to him, but she finds it difficult since he won’t even explain how he earns a living, why he has a secret cell phone, or the reason he keeps another woman’s handkerchief in his pocket.
Instead of relying on Talvi to help her adjust, Annika delves into her music and her job, and it isn’t long before the new lovers find themselves completely out of sync with one another. Just when they start to find their rhythm, Talvi is called away on business and whisks Annika off to Paris for what is supposed to be a working vacation. But one bad decision leads to another, and the chaos that ensues may cost someone their life.
MY REVIEW -
I rated this a 4, but I'd say it is more a 3.5, but I rounded up. This one was a bit difficult for me because there is a lot of misunderstanding and non-communication going on in this book, so I had a problem enjoying the story, but that doesn't mean I wasn't interested in how the story was going to unfold, and I do enjoy Emigh Cannaday's writing, so that's what kept me reading. This book picks up right where the first book ended, so you definitely should read the first book before reading this one, Annika has been forced to separate from Talvi, so Talvi sets out to find and re-connect with her. Talvi finds her, but all isn't sunshine and roses because Annika is acting standoffish with Talvi, and she's just being an all around unpleasant person towards Talvi. That's pretty much what the majority of this book is about, Annika doesn't trust Talvi because he is a big flirt and is keeping some secrets from her, and Talvi is trying to do his best to be there for Annika, but he doesn't understand why she is being the way she is, and he is starting to lose his cool. The majority of this takes place in Oregon, where Annika lives with her friends, so there is a lot of Talvi trying to blend in with the modern world, but I really wish there was more in Faerie because the setting wasn't as entertaining as Faerie is, but we do get a bit of Faerie, so I enjoyed those parts. Annika was just being ridiculous in this book! You married the guy for goodness sakes, and now you are worried that you may not know each other! It's too late to turn back time, so stop being such a wet rag. I was really having a very hard time believing she had any love Talvi. Also, I get Talvi was a man-whore, or elf-whore, but I don't need it shoved down my throat all the time, I really feel like that was way too focused on in this book, and the stuff with Patty-Cake; sickening. Or at least I thought so, I was with Annika on that. Also the Merriweather stuff and the 7 wood nymphs story, ewww! I could understand why Annika was having doubts, when all this stuff is thrown in you face. I know he's a flirt, but I was getting really tired of hearing about it, and his past. Also, there's a whole thing in Paris with Finn, Talvi's brother, that I really could've done without, and I can't believe how insensitive Talvi was with that whole situation; if I were Annika, I would be pissed off too. There are some sweet moments between Talvi and Annika, and when they aren't bickering they are adorable together, so I was glad for those moments. They both just need to vocalize how they are feeling a lot better. There's a bit of mystery, and we do end up with a cliffhanger, which sounds quite interesting, so I'm looking forward to reading the next book. The writing is good, and I do feel it is an unique take on the Fae, so it keeps me reading.