Silver (Bandia #1) by Talia Vance
Publishers: Flux Books
Published Date: September 8th 2012
My rating: 3.5 out of 5
"As I step into the room, a silver flash blurs my vision. Before I can take a breath, the world falls away."
Brianna has always felt invisible. People stare right past her, including the one boy she can't resist, Blake Williams. But everything changes at a house party where Brianna's charm bracelet slips off and time stands still. In that one frozen, silver moment, Blake not only sees her, he recognizes something deep inside her she's been hiding even from herself.
Discovering she is descended from Danu, the legendary Bandia of Celtic myth, Brianna finds herself questioning the truth of who she is. And when she accidentally binds her soul to Blake, their mutual attraction becomes undeniable.
But Blake has his own secret, one that could prove deadly for them both.
Bound together by forbidden magic, Brianna and Blake find themselves at the heart of an ancient feud that threatens to destroy their lives and their love.
I loved the Irish folklore, and the lore of the Milesians, Danu and Killian. The Seventh Sons and Daughters are now out to kill each other and our heroine Brianna is a Seventh daughter, but has a past that is unknown to her apart from stories her Nana told when she was younger.
The characters were great and the story easily weaved them in and out with perfect pace. There's a lot of drama and tension but mostly between Brianna, Blake and Austin (yes, there's a triangle!)
What I wasn't keen on was the heavy narrative between each piece of dialogue. Sometimes I had to skip it to get to the next bit. Sometimes I thought the story lacked depth. But overall it's a good yarn brought into modern day. If you're a fan of books with folklore and history then this is for you!