Title: Silent Orchids
Series: The Age of Alandria #1
Publication Date: May 5th 2013
Publisher: American Majestic Entertainment
Rating: 4 stars
A dying realm.
The ancient evil of the Droch-Shúil has been unleashed.
The Orchids have been silenced… but for how long?
Daegan, elite of the Ferrishyn warrior tribe of Faeries, is charged with a mission to find the Sol-lumieth, a mysterious new power that could change the fate of all in the realm of Alandria. But he is conflicted by his purpose, and he cannot trust the motives of those he serves. He has too many questions and they must be answered.
Kaeleigh, a girl abandoned as a small child just outside Missoula, Montana, is now 18. She is trying to discover who she is and where she belongs. In her heart, she feels she has family out there… somewhere. Desperate to unravel the mysteries of her past, she embarks on a journey that will forever change her along with her two best friends, Finn and Chel—who have secrets of their own.
Kaeleighnna Johnson thought she was a normal 18 year old girl but she is anything but that.Spending her childhood in the foster care system because her parents brought her to this world and then abandoned her wasn't enough for her.She's also the only hope for a land far far away from ours called Alandria.The best part? She doesn't even know that she's not completely human.Everything in her life was right for the first time.She had her own apartment,Finn and Chel,her loyal friends who would anything to keep her safe and kept her job for more than a week.
Then,one day a mysteriously handsome boy named Daegan appears at her job and tells her:
"I've been observing you for the last few days and it appears you are completely unaware of who you are."
And Kaeleigh has no idea what he means.The truth is that Daegan's is a warrior and a pretty good one to be exact.Alandria is on the brink of a war and evil powers are about to destroy the land.Daegan's mission is to find the girl who lives in the human world and bring her to Alandria.Once she's here,she will be able to discover her true powers and fight the darkness.
But convincing her to join him is not going to be easy since she doesn't believe a word he says and she thinks he's there to hurt her.But when her two best friends confirm his story and reveal to her the truth about who they are,she finds herself doubting her past,her friends but she also starts hoping that she will learn something about her parents and where she truly comes from.
There's obviously a connection between Daegan and Kaeleigh and I really want to read more about it in the second installment in the series.But her feelings are the least of her problems.The dark powers are aware of her presence in Alandria and they will do everything to bring her down.
Morgan Wylie introduces us to a new and exciting world.Kaeleigh is a fresh,new YA heroine that I look forward to reading about.For fans of Julie Kagawa,Silent Orchids is a book that you definitely need to add to your read list!