Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Chalice of Wind

A chalice of Wind by Cate Tiernan. Balefire #1. Fantasy, witches, youth. This book was definitively not what I was thinking it would be about, but I still liked it. Thais Allard and Clio Martin both find each other after being separated at birth. But is this a regular switched at birth story? Nope. Add some witches, a cursed past, and killer wasps, and there is your book. The characters were written very uniquely which give this book a 4 stars out of five stars on my scale.
Thais Allard is the twin that grew up with a normal human father. She doesn't understand what's all going on, but with the help of those who do know she starts to learn the most basic stuff. She was my favorite twin in this book. Yes the quiet twin. Her father dies in a accident and she has to go live with Axelle the women who somehow was able to get the courts to magically work out her being the guardian. 
Clio Martin is the one who grew up learning magic from the good old ripe age of three. She is the one living in New Orleans where she goes to her huge school and finds another Clio there. They both have the same birthmark just on opposite sides of their cheeks. Somehow the mark was passed from their mother who also had the same mark.
The story is mainly about them figuring out what all had happened. The story line didn't really start because the characters were still figuring out what was going on. I can't wait to read A Circle of Ashes. I hope that we finally get to know what's going to happen in the story. I loved the cats in the story they all seemed soreal, and poor Q-tip. Is it a witch thing to have cats because I must say that is very funny if so.

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