This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published on February 5th 2015
*The individual installments are no longer in publication. Please see Cold Mark (Mark, #1) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2....
From New York Times bestselling author, Scarlett Dawn, comes the third installment in The Cold Mark Saga, Stop, where tipping points are reached and surprises lurk…
Braita Valorn is stuck. She has no real freedom, her existence dependent on what the men of Triaz decide. Her fate is not her own. But she desperately wants it to be and will do anything to make it so.
When a chance for freedom arises, she does what she must. Hard choices of theft end as a careless endeavor, leaving her life on the line. Will the Plumas of Triaz stop her downfall or will they thirst for retribution?
I feel like I have so many questions after reading Stop, Braita is finally reunited with her Pluma, sort of. And I quite enjoy reading the inner struggles of Braita, and her growing attractions for the Eastern Pluma, which I have to say I much prefer for Braita, rather than her own Pluma anyway. Base on what I read so far, I am not sure if the Western Pluma could love Braita like how the Pluma pairs love each other. I thought with the Western Pluma, the situation was more about paranormal, rather than a natural attraction that shared between Braita and the Eastern Pluma. There is a plot twist towards the end, and this novella does end with a cliffhanger.
Overall I thought the story had progress a little more with this novella, although I still have issues with the length, Stop was fairly short (85 pages according to Amazon), perhaps the shortest installment so far. Since I tend to enjoy a book much more when it’s more well-rounded, where as the last installment focused a little more on Braita and her interactions with the two Eastern Primer, in Stop we were giving a fleeting scene of Braita’s reunion with her Souls. Then, almost immediately there is the plot twist, I feel the reunion was cut far too short, and there weren’t enough preparation that lead to the plot twist.
I am not sure how many books will be published in the series, but I do hope to see more interactions between Braita and the Eastern Pluma. Also something has occurred in this novella that pique my curiosity, I look forward to see the meaning of the situation.
Happy Reading!! XO