Sora's Quest (The Cat's Eye Chronicles #1) [NOOK Book]

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Sora Fallcrest never expected to be kidnapped! Dumped into a world of magical races, arcane jewelry and forgotten lore, she finds herself at the mercy of a dangerous assassin, haunted by an even darker past, and her Cat's Eye necklace is the only thing that can save his life.

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Sora's Quest (The Cat's Eye Chronicles #1)

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Overview

Sora Fallcrest never expected to be kidnapped! Dumped into a world of magical races, arcane jewelry and forgotten lore, she finds herself at the mercy of a dangerous assassin, haunted by an even darker past, and her Cat's Eye necklace is the only thing that can save his life.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033233687
  • Publisher: T. L. Shreffler
  • Publication date: 5/7/2012
  • Series: The Cat's Eye Chronicles , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 8,036
  • Age range: 13 years
  • File size: 262 KB

Meet the Author

T. L. Shreffler lives in Los Angeles, CA. She loves diversity, fantasy, romance, iced tea, long walks, philosophy, and thrift store shopping. She currently holds a BA in English and her poetry has been published consecutively in Eclipse: A Literary Journal and The Northridge Review. She is the author of several YA Fantasy books (Cat's Eye, The Wanderer, The Winding Way) and Paranormal Romance (Mark of the Wolf, Blood of the Wolf.) She also has a published poetry collection, Bound by Light.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    This book was awesome! A completely fresh world. I read it in a

    This book was awesome! A completely fresh world. I read it in a day, I love epic fantasy stories. This book reminded me of Robin McKinley (The Blue Sword) or Tamora Pierce, but better. It had a lot of action, like Terry Goodkind's "Sword of Truth" series. Sora started off kind of a spoiled sissy, but by the end of the book, she's grown into a strong and loyal (and very likeable) person. And Crash is so swoon-worthy! I love the dark, mysterious assassin persona. Shreffler is a great writer. Her writing has that kind of flow that just sucks you in. Lots of imagination. I'm definitely buying the next book!

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    I bought this book not knowing what to expect and read it in a w

    I bought this book not knowing what to expect and read it in a weekend!!! Shreffler is an awesome writer, her words glow on the page. I was completely sucked into the world.

    Sora wants to run away from her "Blooming," a coming-of-age ceremony that coincides with her birthday. While making her escape, she runs head-first into an assassin who was hired to kill her father. The assassin kidnaps her. Sora is kinda clueless at first, she's naive to the evil in the world and doesn't understand what's going on. Boy does she learn fast! She learns that her necklace is really a magical weapon and that she's being hunted by bloodmage (it's explained in the book). Then she gets taken on this amazing adventure. So full of action and surprises! The plot was really unexpected, not your usual "save the Kingdom" stuff. I love the descriptions in this book. They were vivid and detailed without being overly-explained. The world building was strong and well-thought out. The characters were amazingly developed, you feel like you KNOW them. Sora starts out as a scared, innocent girl and turns into a brave warrior by the end. She runs into all sorts of magic. Plus there is romantic tension between her and the assassin, it slowly builds up, leaving you breathless, waiting for something to happen between them!

    I give this book a 5 stars and I will definitely buy the rest in the series! I can't wait!!!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2013

    Firstly, look at that amazing cover?! Just captivating. I love h

    Firstly, look at that amazing cover?! Just captivating. I love having a visual of the "Cat's Eye" on this cover. And although Sora has golden blonde hair, the strawberry tint is very attractive. Now to the gushy! 

    Sum it up:
    Sora, tired of her simple and boring girl-in-the-manor life, plans to escape the night of her wedding, wanting nothing more than adventures like the "stories of old." She has no idea that her desire will be fulfilled via a kidnapping - by the very assassin who murdered her father, giving her the very opening to escape, and his two Wolfy companions. What begins as hatred, turns to timid trust and wary friendship between Sora and her captors.

    The yum:
    Crash, the assassin, is mysterious up until the last page in Sora's Quest. Sexy, scary, and quiet are the three words best used to describe the man who seems to be running from his past. Ms. Shreffler has an interesting way of making her characters super sexy without being overt about their physical prowess or bragging about their beautiful features. Crash just is. Yum! ;)




    Dorian, a mage Wolfy, is an effeminate creature with a biting sarcastic and endearing quality about him. I liked Dorian immediately - especially because he called Sora out on her irritating princessy qualities.




    Burn is a large burly mercenary Wolfy that I just wanted to squeeze. He is the most open and kind of the three but still hosts his own unexplored demons.




    Romance?
    There was plenty of awareness occurring in Sora's Quest and I was waiting for a romance to unfold - but it seems like I have to wait until Viper's Creed (Book 2) to *hopefully* see some woo-age occur.




    Overall:
    Sora was a typical teenager and certainly irritated me throughout the book, but looking back, I love how the voice of Sora's voice ages from beginning to end.




    The antagonist was a clever one, coming up with evil and interesting ways to follow, capture, and manipulate his prey. I enjoyed Volcrian, and the sympathy the reader had for him from chapter one.




    So why the missing star, you ask? There were a LOT of unanswered questions: Who is Crash? Why are Crash, Burn, and Dorian together? Why did Crash murder Volcrian's twin and Sora's dad? What is a "protector" and is that what Crash is to Sora? 




    After the entire book, I still am confused about our main characters. But I managed to really connect to them too.




    I can't WAIT until Book 2 - released in winter of 2012. Grab your copy and tell me what you think! :)

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    Great story. Really fun read that kept me turning pages. The cha

    Great story. Really fun read that kept me turning pages. The characters are so real, you get really involved with their story. The scenes in the swamp were my favorite. Won't go into too much detail, don't want to spoil it for anyone. I recommended this book to my mom. And wow it's free great deal!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

    Many Thanks

    I am loving all the new books I am gathering to read. I do long hours at kidney dialysis every week, and reading makes it easier to pass the time. Thank you for providing me with a way to fill those long hours.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2014

    Love, love, love.

    Shreffler's fantasy world is filled with excitement and intense action. You cant help but love every character, especially sora and crash aka viper. I couldn't put this one down i found myself staying up all night reading, this is a page turner. I definitely want the second and third book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    It's Different...

    We are first introduced to a descent into madness by grief. Then we are introduced to our young heroine, a naive 17 year old, who constantly pats herself for not being like her spoiled rich contemporaries. The tone confused me, I thought it'd changed into a comedy. But as I read on that corrected itself, or rather I began to understand why. I don' t want to give too much away, because it turns into aread you can't put down.

    I said it's different because there is no "we must save the world from blah blah," at least not on the surface. But as you continue you start to feel that something is going on but you don' t know what, why, or from whom. You know the immediate threat but not where it's going. I know this though, you will want to read the other books.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2013

    Sora's Quest

    Oh man was this a good book!! I am definitely reading the next one!! This is full of action, adventure, and magic. All of the characters are well written and developed even though we actually don't know too much about them. Sora is a great heroine; she is very likeable, full of moxie, and relatable. The ending is very sad, yet hopeful. Can't wait to read what happens next!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2014

    recommend

    The cover doesn't do justice to the story. 690 nook pages. An interesting story line and characters. Look forward to more. Thank you author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    Okay?

    Hello. I'm 12 and my name is Kathy. Recently, I've realized that there were a few innapropriate books in the kids category. I was wondering if this book was okay for me to read. Thank you!!!
    -Kathy

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Like it. No love it. No MARRYING IT!!"

    What happenes"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am loooooksiiing myyyyyy miiiiinnnnnd!!!!
    Its so goooooood i cant seem to get through the lastcouple pages!!!!!
    Pleas tell me what happens (between sora and the assasin)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    Speechles

    Speechles

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2013

    I fell in love with this book. I love Sora and Crash. I am curre

    I fell in love with this book. I love Sora and Crash. I am currently waiting for the fourth book in the series to come out because I have fallen in to this world. The author does a wonderful job creating a spark for your imagination to run with.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Havent read it

    I HAVENT READ IT BUT ITS OVIASLY GOOD!
    ( WOW! I SUCK AT TYPING):(93

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    Loved it.

    Really good book. Starts out slowly and pulls the reader in. Great characters that make you love them as their adventure moves on. Looking to read the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    England Girl

    The book is realy intresting and I can't stop reading it! It's a twist of love,desire,and kiddnapping.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    loved this book! read all of the series and am waiting for the n

    loved this book! read all of the series and am waiting for the next one to come out!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2013

    Loved this book. Great beginning to the series. I highly recomme

    Loved this book. Great beginning to the series. I highly recommend reading

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2014

    Best book evr

    I couln't stand but cry i had to go to anthor room and cry i mean
    I thought sometimes i thought that Crash and Sora were golng to kiss. I can't belive that Dorian dies i liked him. I have a little crush on Crash because when they talk about him so much i couldn't stop thinking about him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2014

    Great Series!

    Worth the read.

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