Book Review: Found

Title: Found (The Conduit Chronicles #1)

Author: Ashley Hohenstein

Narrator: Sarah Sampino

Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Found-Audiobook/B07X51BSGL

 

Summary

Psychologist Ophelia Banner finds herself pondering that very question when her life changes drastically after a chance encounter with a golden-eyed stranger. Her new reality is not for the faint-hearted. Thrust straight into a conflict between gods and monsters that has raged for a millennia, she must face the fact that her gift will become the bond that puts a stop to the endless war, or the weapon that may annihilate the conduit world and humanity as we know it.

With no time to hone her skill and her heart torn between two men – the man she is destined to be with or the man she has grown to love – what chance does a simple therapist from California have to save the world?

Found is the first book in The Conduit Chronicles series in which myth and folklore weave a trail full of challenges and adversity for our protagonist, Ophelia Banner. Pick up this book today and join her on her journey.

 

 

My Review

5/5 Stars

For Ophelia, people have always shared things with her. Their darkest secrets and deepest fears. For as much as she loathes her ability, she’s gotten used it. When she decides to visit her mother, she bumps into a man with golden eyes who captivates her every thought. Fast forward a year, and things turn crazy. She’s quick to learn that she’s not the only one with gifts. The man with golden eyes does too, and he’s tied to her in more ways than she could imagine.

From the very beginning, we are thrust into action. Elias is on the run from someone or something. We don’t know all the reasons, but it’s clear that if he’s caught, it will mean his death. On the flipside, we are introduced to Ophelia, and she is also on the run…in a very different way. I liked Ophelia. She was a gentle, inquisitive character, but she knew how to fight when the time came. She is loving and loyal, even when people berate her.

I loved the slow way the author introduced us into the world. At first, it was a lot of craziness, but the author fed us information slowly, so that it felt natural. I’ve read a lot of books like this before that have had an awkward information dump somewhere toward the middle so I was glad to see this book avoided that.

The ending was strong and mysterious, leaving me ready to pick up the next volume to see what the author has in store for Elias, Ophelia, and Lucas.

Narration was wonderful with the way the narrator was able to create so many different voices and accents. A masterpiece to listen to.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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