The Scribe by Elizabeth Hunter

Posted on October 9, 2019 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews, Zachary Webber / 15 Comments

I went into this story with high expectations. Despite this being the first time, reading the author’s work, the synopsis and the reviews gave me hope. Unfortunately, it did not blow me away as I had hoped.
I liked the premise and the world building, but I hard time connecting with the main characters, especially as a couple. They did not stir up any of my emotions.  To make matters worse, the story moved at the pace of a snail.  I fell asleep many times listening to this book. The narrator attempted to bring the story alive, but it was not enough to prevent sleep from knocking at my door.  I would listen to more of his work.
The story, which was set in Istanbul and Cappadocia, provided a rich mixture of mythology, history, archeology and magic. We learn of the fallen angels and their offspring, the Irin and Gregorias. The Irina women and Irin men each had their own abilities and were responsible for protecting humans. However, the Gregorias were intent on the destruction of humans.
While I loved the hero, I was not a big fan of the heroine. When she first appeared, she struck me as an independent, strong, and feisty.  She clearly had issues, which is not a problem, but it becomes bothersome when it overshadows her strengths. I found the secondary characters interesting, and I would love to learn more about them.
I was not a big fan of the romance. I did not buy into Ava and Malachi being a couple. Their relationship was the only thing that moved quickly in the story.  The story ended on a sad note with the dreaded cliffhanger.
In conclusion, I found the Scribe to be an average read. Although, it didn’t live up to my expectations, after that ending I am curious to learn what direction the story will take, so I am prepared to continue the series.
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About Elizabeth Hunter

ELIZABETH HUNTER is a USA Today and international best-selling author of romance, contemporary fantasy, and paranormal mystery. Based in Central California, she travels extensively to write fantasy fiction exploring world mythologies, history, and the universal bonds of love, friendship, and family. She has published over thirty works of fiction and sold over a million books worldwide. She is the author of Love Stories on 7th and Main, the Elemental Legacy series, the Irin Chronicles, the Cambio Springs Mysteries, and other works of fiction.

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15 responses to “The Scribe by Elizabeth Hunter

  1. Debbie Haupt

    Oh I’m just about finished with book three Nadene, I’ll be reviewing them as a group because they are one story in three books and hint I LOVE them. While I’m not a fan of the dreaded cliffhanger at least I was able to binge read them and luckily all the other books are one story/romance per book. Book one is really just the appetizer xo

  2. I have heard great things about this author but haven’t read any of her work yet. I am sorry this didn’t live up to your expectations. I wouldn’t want to be put to sleep by a book either.

  3. Trendy Simple Life

    I find that sometimes the first book of a series is a bit slow because it’s setting the pace for everything that’s coming next. I hope the second book is much better ♥

  4. Slow starts and no connection with the romance would make it a tough slog at times. The setting and world of angelic children sounds cool so maybe the series will pick up the pace in future books.

  5. Kati ??

    Great honest review, I’m sorry that this book didn’t live up to the hype but I do hope you next read is a much better one. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.