Author: Marigold Deidre Dicer
Genre: New Adult/Urban Fantasy
“The striking Black Swan is native to Australia, unrelated to the seemingly pure White Swan of Europe. She is found in the strangest of places – from ugly mines to cultivated farms, peaceful bushland to violent coast.
Yet, she always shies away from humanity.
The Black Swan is always beautiful, surprisingly resilient and very, very powerful. Most Black Swans are wise enough not to use that power to challenge the status quo.
Anita had the kind of reputation in high school that no one wants to carry into adulthood, especially since she wants to be a doctor like her dad. Now at university, she is determined to be good, but one little end-of-semester celebration can’t hurt, right? Well, it can if she ends up having a one-night stand with a werewolf that triggers a dark awakening. Turns out Anita’s over-active libido has become more than something hormonal – it’s magical.
The Black Swan is a powerful legacy that brings both temptation and danger. Having now inherited the title and all that comes with it, Anita finds herself beset upon by ancient abominations that won’t take no for an answer. No wonder the Black Swan had been driven to seclusion and banishment in the past. But Anita is determined not to run away – she is here to help, whether the medieval dragon-wolf or the undead cultists want it or not.
She will be no one’s pawn. She will rise to the challenge.
If she can just manage to deal with her own flaws first. Anxiety, panic-attacks, and bouts of bitchiness does not a successful diplomat make. ”
- I enjoyed the magic element of it.
- I also enjoyed the characters.
- It’s a bit of a slow start.
- There is a lot of telling verses showing. While the editing was good, it seemed like some areas were unpolished.
- I’m not sure how accurate the descriptions of panic attacks are.
- This is totally just me, but I HATE that it’s religious-based. It really taints the whole story for me.
Would I recommend it?:
I’m really tired right now so this review doesn’t really speak of glowing praise, but I say check it out. Personally I just didn’t connect with the story so I probably wouldn’t read the second book whenever it comes out, but it isn’t because I think it would be bad, just that I have other books that I would connect more with for whatever reason. You know how it is.