Second Novella by Virginia Boecker.
Customary warning: This is a reminder that these are my personal opinions. My thoughts and feelings are not your thoughts and feelings. I may not always be the target audience for a book; sometimes I am. If I do not like a book, that doesn’t mean you’ll dislike it. If I love a book or simply like a book, you may hate it. Take everything I say with this knowledge. If it sounds interesting to you despite what I’ve said, then go ahead and read it. You’ll only know you like something if you read it yourself.
That being said…
The Chase by Virginia Boecker
Synopsis From The Book
A witch and a revenant. One full of life, the other technically dead. Fifer and Schuyler’s relationship is nothing if not unusual. Some might even call it ill-advised. But try as they might to push each other away, something keeps bringing them back together.
Then a force stronger than their attraction comes between them: Lord Blackwell, the Inquisitor and most powerful man in Anglia. He sends Schuyler on a mission–a mythical sword, rumored to make its owner invincible, lies somewhere in Anglia and it’s Schuyler’s job to find it.
Meanwhile, left behind in Harrow with her studies, Fifer can’t help but worry what’s become of her undead paramour. Schuyler’s been missing for weeks and Fifer may be the one who can–or who cares enough to–find him.
Initial Thoughts Before Reading:
The second Novella I’ve been holding out on for months. This one follows Fifer and her lover? How interesting. I’m excited for it.
Initial Thoughts After Reading:
That was good. There was action, explanations, story telling from two perspectives. Two characters I didn’t really care for before, I care for more now.
Two characters: Fifer and Schulyer are the main focus. Fifer is a witch. Schulyer is a revenant (a reanimated dead who has a soul and powers). They are hella flirty with each other (and later in the series date). This novella takes place before they started dating, when they are still getting to know each other. Schulyer deals with the main villain of the series and has to steal a sword for the man to keep his second life. Fifer fights to help him from her home over a mind connection.
What I Liked:
The development of the characters. In the books I don’t remember having much of an opinion about either of them. This helped develop their characters for me.
What I Would Have Liked or Changed:
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