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 📝👏🏽
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 😉 Not a fan of the violence displayed against women. After learning more of Hawk, he’s more than what he seems. 🤔 Already get good vibe between Lydia-Addrienne ♥️ I have a feeling we’ll love their relationship
Tuesday: Chapters 8 – 14
Hawk is endearingly playful 😂😍 and wants Adrienne. Still getting to know more about Hawk 🤔 Hawk grows to care for Adrienne more and more. Adrienne poisoned 😱 ☠️ Learn some things 🤔 1) Hawk cares for Adrienne immensely 2) The court fool is Adam. Adam re-enters conveniently. Hawk has choices 🤔 Appropriate responses by Addrienne, finding herself naked in a room with Adam. 😂 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 😂 Olivia will spicw things up 😂
Wednesday: Chapters 15 -21
Hawk makes Adrienne jealous. Adrienne makes Hawk jealous 👏🏽 Adrienne drunk but Hawk wants her consent. Then Olivia comes back in, tells of Hawk’s past. 😱 Forge fire 🔥 burns the black queen 👸 Adam, King 🤴Finnbheara pull Addrienne through time 🕰 Story is still bonkers but it’s enjoyable 👏🏽 For me, I think it’s because I like Hawk 👍🏽 I also feel his character has changed the most 👏🏽 From an aloof player to a sensitive, in-love man ❤️
Thursday: Chapters 22 – 28
Relieved the truth about Esmerelda is coming out so soon 👏🏽 Oftentimes, that fact would be painstakenly prolonged. Interesting reveal Rushka was Esmerelda’s father 🤔 Addrienne’s response to finding out what Esmerelda did ✅ Addrienne and Lydia trying to find out Addrienne’s time traveling triggers 🤔 Hawk and Addrienne progress 👏🏽 Hawk believes Addrienne time traveled from the future 🤔 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 👏🏽 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 🤗 But wasn’t that resolution too sudden? +Enjoyed Lydia & Tavis’ arc, would have loved seeing more of it 👏🏽
End of book 📖
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.