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Posted December 14, 2013
Review posted on Books on Silver Wings blog.
2.5 Stars rounded to 2
Oak and Holly begins their twice a year fight to bring on the changing of the seasons. Nothing has changed between these two
brothers, except that Holly seems to be in a rush this year. Later, it's revealed that Holly has a human lover and he hastens to be
reunited with him.
I love the world building and discovering how Holly and Oak's relationship withstands the biannual battles. Holly and Oak's parents
are briefly mentioned and it's interesting to think about how these immortal beings came to be. A lot of time is spent on the battle
between Holly and Oak and it's fascinating to read about their powers waxing and waning with the seasons.
The downfall of the story is the length. There's too much scenes that need more depth and connections within these short pages that
the entire story seem incomplete. The story doesn't have a proper sense of closure. The ending itself feels like the beginning of
something new and exciting for Holly and his human lover. However, I'm not convinced of their relationship and Holly hasn't even
revealed his true immortal nature to his lover yet.
Overall, it story seems like the first chapter to a novel instead of a complete short story. I still loved the story for its world building and
light tone despite the shortness and incompleteness. I would definitely look forward to a more fleshed out version of the book, if there
will be one.
*review copy received in exchange for an honest review*