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Amarok by Angela J. Townsend
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
GENRE: YA Fantasy
AUTHORS BLOG: Angela Townsend's Blog
Amarok is a book full of emotion; each character has to over come something from their past that forever changed their life. Townsend wrote a fast paced and well written journey of two young people trying to survive and protect one and other.
Emma’s life in a nutshell is horrible, her mother was taken from her at a young age after a tragic accident and she is left with an abusive stepfather. Escaping is her only goal but when she does her luck doesn’t continue. A man in the woods who is cruel and angry takes her and Emma doesn’t know what he wants. Luckily he has a wolf that seems to understand her, but as she gets closer to her wolf she realizes there are many secrets behind him and the woods she’s traveling in.
Emma is a girl that the reader will definitely root for, she really just can’t catch a break and I felt for her all the way to the end. Her story is full of sadness but she stays strong even with the cruelty of this strange man, cant compare to what she left behind. I loved her strength and connection she has with Amarok the wolf and that she wont give up helping him.
Amarok, even though he’s a wolf for most of the book Townsend digs deep into his past life and how he came to be. He too had a sad life, a Shaman who trapped him in his wolf form and he’s lived a life always thinking about the loss of his family. What I liked the most was his protectiveness for Emma, he knew that he could save her from his master and would do anything to keep her safe. His kindness to Emma was what brought her to care for him. In the end she would risk a lot to save him as well and try to help him stay human.
Overall this was a wonderful story, even with the sadness and cruelty of some of the characters, Emma and Amarok have a sweet story. There is hope for them and they will do anything to help each other. There were bits that confused me with the folklore and I would of liked to know more about Emma’s past. But I still very much enjoyed this short tale. I hope that Townsend continues with their story but in the end everything wrap up so I’m not sure if it will continue. I recommend this book for those who like sweet romance, a quick read and an emotional story.
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