Series: Black Mountain Bears #1
on 9 October 2015
Genres: Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Romance
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In a world where females rule, Emma Stonetree just learned she's the heir to the throne.
Emma believed she was on the verge of the discovery of the century, until another academic stole her thunder. She was about to prove that a collection of ancient races of shifters existed, but when a more ambitious and fearless peer trumps her, she’s forced to take matters into her own hands.
Emma mounts her own expedition to prove the existence of the race of bear shifters she believes her family is inexorably attached to. Her two cousins at her side, she sets off into the Midwinter night, but isn’t prepared for the trials of magic the three of them will endure to discover their roots.
The ursa are every bit the fantastic race she imagined, focused on fertility, with customs that defy her human sensibilities. Except she swiftly learns she isn’t really human either, and once inside the ursa Sanctuary, she is just as bound by their laws as the earth is bound by the seasons.
Emma must make a choice. Accept her legacy as the heir to the ursa matriarchy, accept the love she finds with a pair of fertile ursa males, or return to her old life in academia and never return.
I took part in Amelie Hunt’s Arc Wave promo. Whoever signed up was given (for an honest review) five series of three books each of ARC’s from five different authors to read and review by October 9th. These are all novellas and I was a little stumped on how I was going to do up the reviews, but decided to break them into five posts with each having all three books by the same author.
So let’s get started!
Clawed is book #1 in the Black Mountain Bears series by Ophelia Bell.
The first chapter started a little slow but very quickly picked up the pace and by the end of it I couldn’t wait for chapter 2. After that the book took off like it was on fire and turned out to be a really great book filled with fantastic characters and a unique little world to bounce around in.
Emma, August and Julian are very lovable!! I instantly took to them and loved their story… which, I don’t think is quite done yet. The next two books are about other characters, but I have a feeling that they’ll all be coming together again.
I have a few questions, but it’s only book 1 and there are 2 more to come to I’m sure things will come together.
In A Nutshell:
I’m hooked! I can’t wait for the rest of this series! I loved it!