Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Audio Book Review of Anathema by Meg Jensen

Read for: Audio books & Mount TBR
Synopsis: "Forget prophecy. Make your own destiny.

Reychel is a slave girl surrounded by magic, lies, and manipulation. Her best friend disappears in the middle of the night leaving Reychel to face her fifteenth birthday, the day her master burns his brand into the back of her bald head, alone.

Sheltered from the outside world and without any hope for escape, can Reychel learn to believe in herself?"

My Review: This was a freebie on amazon some time ago and because I had the ebook it was really inexpensive to get the audio book. I was rather intrigued at the beginning of the book, there are some new ideas presented at the beginning and it makes you very curious as to what is so special about Reychel. But then things go downhill for me, Reychel really turns into your typical Mary Sue, willing to sacrifice everything for others and also lets everyone walk all over her. The various forms of gifts and how they are used is interesting. I also enjoyed the bits of political intrigue that you only get to glimpse. I think it is a good book and has potential but Reychel is a tedious character that I can predict myself becoming annoyed with in future books.
My Rating: This was an okay book, some interesting ideas but not really well executed.  I know I will not like Reychel as the series continues so I am calling it quits with this series.  I give it a rating of Two Paws and a Stump Wag.


  1. Sigh! What a disappointment. At least it was free.

    1. It is so sad when a book has so much potential but falls so flat. Oddly enough I have been running into a wealth of main characters that I really dislike.