Welcome, bookworm and a happy Sunday to you! I hope your plans today involve some resting and reading before we start the week again tomorrow. I have a pot of coffee this morning, as I need something to wake me up. Do help yourself, and have a pain au chocolat too. Shoo! I’m sorry, not you – one of the cats is chasing a travel book again and getting right under my feet. There, now we’re settled I can show you my latest read: It’s called The Calling of the Trinity, by Brittany Elise.
Let’s start with the blurb:
The fate of the supernatural world lies in the hands of the Trinity. Now that their powers have awakened, they’re one step closer to putting an end to the Darkness surrounding them. Or so they thought…
The death of Wren’s father brings an unsolicited visit from the Alpha Master of the Thornwood werewolf pack, and with it some troublesome news. Wren is faced with a decision that could mean the end of his life if he doesn’t choose wisely.
A mysterious book hidden in a secret room just might have the answers the Trinity is searching for. Perhaps with a little help from the past, a winged guardian, and new friends–the Trinity can persevere and rise against the Darkness.
How about a little about the author: Brittany graduated from college with a degree in photography, and later became on obedience instructor. During the day, Brittany manages an FBO at a local hometown airport in Ohio and services aircraft. Writing has always been her greatest passion. She enjoys the outdoors and exploring new places in an endless quest to keep that artistic inspiration burning. [I wonder if she can train my cats and books in the art of obedience?] To learn more about Brittany, click on the buttons below to visit her website or Instagram profile. I love the beautiful photos she posts.
Here’s my review: I need to start off by saying that I hadn’t read the first book in the series, despite thinking that I had for some reason. The pertinent events of the book were discreetly slipped in though so I felt that I knew most of what I needed to grasp the storyline. I enjoy books with strong female characters and Quinn was just that. Another positive for me is the supportive relationships she has with her friends. In a world full of trolls and cancel culture, this scenario calls to me more than ever these days.
Seeing Quinn try to manage her ever strengthening powers as the Trinity search for the Enchantress gave me a tantalising preview of the powers she’s likely to develop in the next instalment. There were quite a few characters to get to know, and some blurred together a little in my mind. This could be the downside to having not read the The Awakening of the Trinity first but ultimately it didn’t detract from the action.
It was poignant reading about Quinn’s mother and her past. It made me think of how little we know our own mothers as individuals with their own history rather than “mum” from when we’re born. That reminds me: there is a trigger warning of a funeral at the start of this book, just in case this is a sensitive subject for any bookworms.
All in all, I enjoyed the story line but I’d like to read the first book before returning to this one, as I suspect I missed out on some of the emotional connection with the characters if I’d followed them since the start of their adventures together. I’d recommend this as a book for those who enjoy the supernatural and strong female leads.
Finally, thank you to the author, publisher and Rachel’s Random Resources for the digital copy of this book in return for my honest opinion. If you’d like to purchase your own copy, please click on the book image above to go to the right place on Amazon (I don’t get anything for doing this, I’m just being a helpful bookworm).
Oh goodness, did you hear that? It sounds like one of the cats has refused to give up chasing travel books (some of them move so quickly that it’s all too tempting for a feline) and knocked others down during the hunt. I’d better go and calm things down before the crime books arrive, armed and dangerous (and there’s one particular book I put in there this week that I really don’t want to see get involved!). Farewell, bookworm!