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    Magnificent start of a new series!

    I received this book through Library Thing's Early Bird program in exchange for a fair and honest review. When I read the blurb on this book, I squealed with delight - an urban fantasy book focusing on mythic women that aren't faeries, vampires or werewolves? One focusing on the rarer myths of northern Europe - the huldra and the rusalki with harpies, mermaids and succubi thrown in for good measure? I was so in! To my enormous pleasure, the author then proceeded to deliver - she not only fleshed out a great world with Wild Women and the Hunters who protect society and the Wild Women from themselves but she made the mythic Wild Women come to life as brilliantly complex, interesting characters. She developed their different types in loving, sympathetic detail but never burdened the reader with so much information that she hobbled the reader. This is a rare skill and one I wished more writers displayed - this author supplied enough detail and description to sketch out a good picture but left enough space for the reader to imagine her creations and their world in their own way. Of course, it isn't enough to create a whole new cast of mythic creatures and put them in a believable world - the story has to be good too. The author again comes through: twenty years ago, Wild Women were kidnapped, disappearing without trace, never to be heard from again, and now, Wild Women are once more being kidnapped. Is it the start of a war between the different Wild Women groups or is it something else? The author answers this question magnificently. She also manages the tricky part of writing a series in finishing off this instalment satisfactorily while pointing at the next instalment with the promise of developing the series, the world and the characters further. A great read for all lovers of urban fantasy - can't recommend highly enough - and, again, such a delight to have the less standard European myths brought to the forefront.
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    Fantastic Start to the Wild Women Series

    Faline, bounty-hunter, Huldra, a Wild Woman. Faline enjoys her job of catching bail jumpers and bringing them back in so that they can face the courts. She and her fellow Huldra are tree women. But they are mandated to keep their abilities under control and never used. If she uses her abilities the Hunters, holy soldiers deemed the "protectors" of them, will not hesitate to bring her in and punish her. Everything about her and her fellow Huldra is controlled and monitored by the Hunters. Faline is attracted to a certain cop, Marcus. She goes on a date with him, and there is definitely chemistry between them. She has a "no second date" policy, because she doesn't want to get close to a human, but she decides to break that for this guy. She wants more from him. Too bad instead of the evening ending on a good fun note, she finds herself in a very dangerous situation. Next, her sister is snatched and disappears. Faline is determined to get her sister back, but as she embarks on her mission she will quickly learn that there is more going on than meets the eye. Everything she has ever been told, instructed and indoctrinated by the Hunters is a lie, and now is the time to fight. Freyja's Daughter by Rachel Pudelek is a fantastic female-oriented story. I love the different supernatural species the author uses in this story. The story focuses on Faline, but each of the other supernatural groups gets plenty of story time as well. This book is hard to put down as Faline goes from one group to another in search of her sister, and in the process learning more about each and the trials that each themselves have suffered. I love how the author touches on each of the goddesses that brought the various groups into being. We get some backstory in the appropriate places, and this book has some interesting twists as well. One twist you will see quickly when the author gives us a hint early in the story, but there are others that you won't see coming at all. The characters descriptions are beautifully done and I just wish that each of these amazing creatures were actually real. I love the prophecy that the author uses in this story. It is one that the groups know, and have anticipated happening. Some of the groups know their true history, and others have found ways to usurp those who would attempt to subdue them. There are so many layers to this story that help to keep the reader engaged. I am honestly shocked that I did not have any moments of being irritated with any of the characters in the story! Normally, I will develop an issue with someone's attitude or how they handle certain characters, but that never happened with this book. For me, that speaks volumes about the author's ability to make this story an amazing read. I am pleased to say that there are no editorial issues to speak of. The author and editor really took their time combing through this book and making sure that it was flawless. This book does end on a bit of a cliffhanger with some questions left unanswered. Despite this, I don't think that anyone should have a major issue with the cliffhanger. It is a mild one at most and just excites me to read the next installment of this series. I'm eager to learn what happens next with the characters in this story. I love how strong the various female characters are in this book and I look forward to reading more about them and of them in the future. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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