Note: I do not recommend this book to anyone who avoids reading stories that contain inappropriate content (kissing, etc.). There are people whose religious beliefs have given them a deeper understanding of how two people, who are not married, should act. I had to mention that because I am one of them.
Orenda has reminded of the reason why I am a fan of Ruth Silver’s: dull moments do not exist in her works! She does not exaggerate things and yet she manages to leave her readers wanting for more. How is that even possible?
Anyway, this book is an exciting read from cover to cover. It starts off by giving the readers an insight of what Orenda, a parallel world, is like. Then, it ends with... well, it leaves you wanting for more. (This review contains no spoilers. What did you expect?) As for the romantic scenes, Ruth Silver made me feel like I was in high school all over again. The author took one step at a time establishing the relationship between the lead character and her lover, which made it realistic. Basically, It was the right amount of love thrown into the mix: not too potent and not too bland. Although things took an unexpected turn between the two lovers, I hope to see a sequel to their relationship... in the coming sequel this fall titled Elfinland (Orenda Book 2).
While you are anticipating for the sequel, you can also read Ruth Silver's other works: