Author: Stacey McEwan
This is my 62nd read for the year
This is the story of Dawsyn. She lives in a place called The Ledge - a place trapped by a chasm and steep mountain. There is no escape and even if they could leave the mountain, the area is controlled by Glacians winged creatures who hunt humans for sacrifice. Each year, the Glacians decend on The Ledge and chose humans to carry away. Dawsyn has always been overlooked, but not this year. Her luck has finally run out.
When she arrives at the Glacian hold, a half Glacian named Ryon offers to help her escape. Something that is unheard of and humans never get far even if they try to run. Dawsyn isn't sure he can trust him, but it might be her only option to get away alive. Ryon has his own reasons for helping Dawsyn and decides if they can work together they might just be able to overtake the Glacians and save the people on The Ledge.
This was an okay book. As I said in a recent review, I think I am beyond YA. However - I do like a good fantasy/dystopian novel, so I keep getting suckered into trying them. I like the premise of this book - a group of people that have been stranded and live in fear of a supernatural being, and a character - a woman - who can hold her own and doesn't need saving, but is actually quite capable of saving herself. There is a good twist in the book that makes me want to see where the story goes in the second book. The writing is fair, and of course there is the romance story that evolves that you knew would be there.
This was a fine read. It is a short book, so I will see where the author takes this story.