Beyond The Highland Mist Reading Blog


Before I begin:

Definitely gives me outlander vibes ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Glad to see it published 2007 because I know the 90s can be problematic .

Took the time to properly set up my reading notes ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ Not a fan of the violence displayed against women. After learning more of Hawk, heโ€™s more than what he seems. ๐Ÿค” Already get good vibe between Lydia-Addrienne โ™ฅ๏ธ I have a feeling weโ€™ll love their relationship

Tuesday: Chapters 8 – 14

Hawk is endearingly playful ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ and wants Adrienne. Still getting to know more about Hawk ๐Ÿค” Hawk grows to care for Adrienne more and more. Adrienne poisoned ๐Ÿ˜ฑ โ˜ ๏ธ Learn some things ๐Ÿค” 1) Hawk cares for Adrienne immensely 2) The court fool is Adam. Adam re-enters conveniently. Hawk has choices ๐Ÿค” Appropriate responses by Addrienne, finding herself naked in a room with Adam. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Part of me feels Hawk wanra Adrienne out of the challenge she provides ๐Ÿ˜ The truth of Adrienne revealed ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Major mistake deopping Adamโ€™s name then ๐Ÿ˜‚ Olivia will spicw things up ๐Ÿ˜‚

Wednesday: Chapters 15 -21

Hawk makes Adrienne jealous. Adrienne makes Hawk jealous ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Adrienne drunk but Hawk wants her consent. Then Olivia comes back in, tells of Hawkโ€™s past. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Forge fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ burns the black queen ๐Ÿ‘ธ Adam, King ๐ŸคดFinnbheara pull Addrienne through time ๐Ÿ•ฐ Story is still bonkers but itโ€™s enjoyable ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ For me, I think itโ€™s because I like Hawk ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ I also feel his character has changed the most ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ From an aloof player to a sensitive, in-love man โค๏ธ

Thursday: Chapters 22 – 28

Relieved the truth about Esmerelda is coming out so soon ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Oftentimes, that fact would be painstakenly prolonged. Interesting reveal Rushka was Esmereldaโ€™s father ๐Ÿค” Addrienneโ€™s response to finding out what Esmerelda did โœ… Addrienne and Lydia trying to find out Addrienneโ€™s time traveling triggers ๐Ÿค” Hawk and Addrienne progress ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Hawk believes Addrienne time traveled from the future ๐Ÿค” Feel Samkain is the 3rd act conflict.

Friday: Chapters 29 – Epilogue

Interesting how within each chapter thereโ€™s a part in Addrienneโ€™s perspective and a part in Hawkโ€™s perspective ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Itโ€™s subtle but there. Spicy ๐ŸŒถ Adam came to the wedding, moonlight Samkain festival nuptial ๐Ÿ˜ 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 Queenโ€™s protection ๐Ÿค— But wasnโ€™t that resolution too sudden? +Enjoyed Lydia & Tavisโ€™ arc, would have loved seeing more of it ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

End of book ๐Ÿ“–

Overall, felt the story was full. Dragged a bit after Addrienne was poisoned, but I was content overall. There were magical monents but didnโ€™t take over the story.

Published by Listen with Precious

Filipino-American ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Stroke survivor ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ @preciousmoments1128 UC Berkeley alum UNH alum RN @preciousmoments1128 โค๏ธ HR ๐ŸŽง audio listener! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆฝ

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