Beyond The Highland Mist Reading Blog


Before I begin:

Definitely gives me outlander vibes 😬 Glad to see it published 2007 because I know the 90s can be problematic .

Took the time to properly set up my reading notes πŸ“πŸ‘πŸ½

Monday: Beltane – Chapter 7

This book took a while to get my attention but it got it! Feel like the story picked up after Adrienne travels back in time πŸ˜‰ Not a fan of the violence displayed against women. After learning more of Hawk, he’s more than what he seems. πŸ€” Already get good vibe between Lydia-Addrienne β™₯️ I have a feeling we’ll love their relationship

Tuesday: Chapters 8 – 14

Hawk is endearingly playful πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ and wants Adrienne. Still getting to know more about Hawk πŸ€” Hawk grows to care for Adrienne more and more. Adrienne poisoned 😱 ☠️ Learn some things πŸ€” 1) Hawk cares for Adrienne immensely 2) The court fool is Adam. Adam re-enters conveniently. Hawk has choices πŸ€” Appropriate responses by Addrienne, finding herself naked in a room with Adam. πŸ˜‚ Part of me feels Hawk wanra Adrienne out of the challenge she provides 😏 The truth of Adrienne revealed 😱 Major mistake deopping Adam’s name then πŸ˜‚ Olivia will spicw things up πŸ˜‚

Wednesday: Chapters 15 -21

Hawk makes Adrienne jealous. Adrienne makes Hawk jealous πŸ‘πŸ½ Adrienne drunk but Hawk wants her consent. Then Olivia comes back in, tells of Hawk’s past. 😱 Forge fire πŸ”₯ burns the black queen πŸ‘Έ Adam, King 🀴Finnbheara pull Addrienne through time πŸ•° Story is still bonkers but it’s enjoyable πŸ‘πŸ½ For me, I think it’s because I like Hawk πŸ‘πŸ½ I also feel his character has changed the most πŸ‘πŸ½ From an aloof player to a sensitive, in-love man ❀️

Thursday: Chapters 22 – 28

Relieved the truth about Esmerelda is coming out so soon πŸ‘πŸ½ Oftentimes, that fact would be painstakenly prolonged. Interesting reveal Rushka was Esmerelda’s father πŸ€” Addrienne’s response to finding out what Esmerelda did βœ… Addrienne and Lydia trying to find out Addrienne’s time traveling triggers πŸ€” Hawk and Addrienne progress πŸ‘πŸ½ Hawk believes Addrienne time traveled from the future πŸ€” Feel Samkain is the 3rd act conflict.

Friday: Chapters 29 – Epilogue

Interesting how within each chapter there’s a part in Addrienne’s perspective and a part in Hawk’s perspective πŸ‘πŸ½ It’s subtle but there. Spicy 🌢 Adam came to the wedding, moonlight Samkain festival nuptial 😍 3rd act conflict – worst than Hawk imagined?! This section was less action-packed but I feel it was needed. Thought fitting Addrienne went back in time, are wedded, and receive the Queen’s protection πŸ€— But wasn’t that resolution too sudden? +Enjoyed Lydia & Tavis’ arc, would have loved seeing more of it πŸ‘πŸ½

End of book πŸ“–

Overall, felt the story was full. Dragged a bit after Addrienne was poisoned, but I was content overall. There were magical monents but didn’t take over the story.

Published by Listen with Precious

Filipino-American πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Stroke survivor πŸ‘πŸ½ @preciousmoments1128 UC Berkeley alum UNH alum RN @preciousmoments1128 ❀️ HR 🎧 audio listener! πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦½

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