To Tame a Wild Heart by Gwen Mitchell
Author: Gwen Mitchell
Title: To Tame a Wild Heart
Series: Zyne Legacy #1
Published: June 21th 2017
Genre: new adult, romance, urban fantasy, magic
Number of pages: 364
Goodreads link: To Tame a Wild Heart
Amazon link: To Tame a Wild Heart
Received from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Audrey Taylor has carved a living out of society’s fringes using her supernatural abilities and street smarts. Freedom—sleeping beneath the open skies and under the radar—is all she’s ever needed. But when an ancient council of witches discovers her powers, Audrey must submit to their training or be stripped of her gifts and her memory. Audrey knows better than to trust anyone, and she’s never worked well with others, so it’s just her luck to be assigned a withdrawn and irritable falconer as her mentor. Even more disturbing is her desire to tear through his brooding façade and bare the man beneath when she should be focused on escape.
Corvin Wright values the solace of his duties and only finds peace among the birds entrusted to his keeping. But the council no longer sees a use for his unique gifts, and his sanctuary is in danger unless he can earn his place by babysitting a fledgling witch. The task becomes daunting when his apprentice turns out to be wilder and more broken than any creature he’s ever cared for. Her fiery spirit and dangerous beauty challenge every ideal of the life he’s built. As Audrey wrestles with her captivity and the bonds of responsibility laid upon her, Corvin must find a way to tame her wild heart before she breaks his.
I really like book with magic, especially urban fantasy-ish kind, so this was a win.
We follow story mostly from Audrey and Corvin perspective, in 3rd person. I really like split perspective, especially with this story, though it was a bit confusing at time. Audrey has a really hard life, she spent most of her life in foster system, running away from harm. The story start with Audrey trying to break out of asylum. She has some special abilities, that make that a lot easier. During the escape she find another girl, with special powers, but she can not take her with. She promised to come back for her and that promise weight heavily on her. She almost make it, but is captured. Next Corvin sees her, being chased and saves her.
Corvin is an empath, living with and taking care of birds. His mother give him an ultimatum, to take a novice (student) or lose everything. Seems like fate bring them together. :)
It is not easy though. Audrey has a hard time trusting Corvin and trusting this whole new world.
I really like the magic system in this world, it has structure and whole political system to it. I kind of wished there was of that in the book. There is romantical aspect to the story, but it took time for me to like it. The pace of it was a bit off in the beginning, starting a bit to soon.
The book gets really , really good, after about half. Then is totally un-put-downable. :)
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