Friday, July 2, 2010

Review: Captive Spirit by Liz Fichera

Captive Spirit by Liz Fichera

Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Historical Romance

Heat Rating: 1



Sonoran Desert. Dawn of the sixteenth century.

Aiyana isn't like the other girls of the White Ant Clan. Instead of keeping house, she longs to compete on the Ball Court with her best friend Honovi and the other boys. Instead of marriage, she daydreams of traveling beyond the mountains that surround her small village. Only Honovi knows and shares her forbidden wish, though Aiyana doesn't realize her friend has a secret wish of his own...

When Aiyana's father arranges her marriage to a man she hardly knows, she takes the advice of a tribal elder: run! In fleeing, she falls into the hands of Spanish raiders and finds herself being taken over the mountains against her will. Now Aiyana's on a quest to return to the very place she once dreamed of escaping. And she'll do whatever it takes to survive and find her way back to the people she loves.

Ashira Datya’s Review

I was unsure of what to expect when I began reading Captive Spirit, but I was pleasantly surprised. Aiyana is set to marry the son of a local tribal leader and is invited to participate in a ceremony that symbolizes the coming from girlhood into womanhood. She is surprised to find that the ceremony is very different than usual and why. She runs away, and encounters danger at every turn.  It is up to her childhood friend, Honovi, to save her.

I was very intrigued by Captive Spirit, and I enjoyed it very much. I felt like I was watching Aiyana grow up throughout the course of the novel. I give the story three Tea Cups and a heat rating of one. I hope there is a sequel to Captive Spirit and if there is, I can't wait to read it.

3 Tea Cups!


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