Buried Threads

Buried Threads


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A disturbing prophecy sends a treasure hunting duo on an urgent race to rescue a country in Kaylin McFarren's heart pounding new novel, Buried Threads. Full of erotic suspense and wild adventures, this is one trip readers will never forget!

Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen work together as the successful owners of a treasure hunting company. But a seemingly simple assignment-to track down a priceless gem that is believed to be buried in a shipwreck deep within the Sea of Japan-takes a startling, and dangerous, turn.

Faced with a monk's dark prophecy that a natural disaster will soon strike Japan, killing millions, Rachel and Chase must embark on the mission of a lifetime in order to uncover the three cursed samurai swords that can avert the catastrophe.

Chaos ensues as their adventure takes them from shark infested waters and creepy caves to haunted hidden tombs and a confrontation with Yakuza gang members.

Time is running out as the prophecy's day of reckoning draws near. Will Rachel and Chase succeed before disaster strikes?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492120469
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/10/2013
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Kaylin McFarren is a California native who has enjoyed traveling around the world. She previously worked as director for a fine art gallery, where she helped foster the careers of various artists before feeling the urge to satisfy her own creative impulses.

Since launching her writing career, McFarren has earned more than a dozen literary awards in addition to a finalist spot in the 2008 RWA Golden Heart Contest. A member of RWA, Rose City Romance Writers, and Willamette Writers, she also lends her participation and support to various charitable and educational organizations in the Pacific Northwest.

McFarren currently lives with her husband in Oregon. They have three children and two grandchildren.

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Buried Threads 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
LatoshiaJ More than 1 year ago
This book had a wonderful Indiana Jones feel to it, and that is also mentioned in the book along the way which was fun! Rachel and Chase are professional treasure hunters that are summoned to Japan to held find three priceless swords they need to reunite before despair and death threatens Japan itself. There are many twists and turns that will be traveled through as this story goes on where death is gripping at Rachel and Chase, as well as everyone else throughout the story, as they take on this quest. There is romance along the way that unfolds into a wonderful ending that pulls at the heartstrings, and danger that seems to be lurking everywhere. It was a captivating read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. My favorite part was when they had to figure out all the booby traps within the tombs they were rummaging through. I was seriously trying to read as fast as I could to see what happened next. There were moments I was scared, shocked, and relieved while reading. Everything about the book resonated with me even with my lack of knowledge on the Japanese culture and I enjoyed every aspect of the journey it took me on. I didnt know there was a book before this one, and will now be going to that one before finishing up the series. It was well written and flowed wonderfully, and the different perspectives it was told from when there was a character point of view change was fantastic. I would recommend this book to a mature audience, as it does get a bit steamy. I loved the book!
RozzieReview4You More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book for an unbiased review. But honestly, if this book had been talked about more in online groups or a top Amazon rating I would have picked this up anyways. I LOVED the intensity this book brought. Action, DANGER, lust, extreme ups, and downs are all there. The cover is unique and beautiful. Not that you should pick a book by its cover. Rachel and Chase are treasure hunters, but that might be the only normal basic part of this story. There are monks, cursed swords, Yakuza and Geisha. You get multiple characters points of view and it isn't jumbled or crazy. You can follow it and get a clear idea and understanding of the character. The intensity is brought here, like seriously. Everyone is after this sword, and everyone has his or her own reasons. The main character is even beheaded!!! Only spoiler your getting. Honestly, I am probably going to read this book again soon. It is so different from most of the other types of books out there. It's a whole new culture and atmosphere to read about. This is what really got me the most. You can believe the world that is built actually exists. You can feel the presence of the people. I believe people should give this a shot. Let's put it this way... I am going to be picking up the first and third books in the series. *pun intended title*
Kathleen Short-Ridge More than 1 year ago
This is a continuing store about a woman and man that are treasure hunters. In this installment the two go to Japan to see find not one but three swords. There is lots of danger that has you cheering for the heroes. What I liked about this book is that even though I have not read them in sequence I have read the other two and they are great stand alones as well as great together. You can follow along if you got one at the library and did not know it was a series. Then when you read them in order you get more out of them. I loved that is one was around swords and Japan. I am a teacher of ESL for students in Japan, and like seeing the different perspectives of Japan and even the yakuza that is popular in American TV or in writings. I love how the characters grew and we became more and more involved in their lives. What I did no t like about this book was the spiritistic stuff that was added in. I was expecting the Yakuza angle, Geisha, and other Japanese cultural references. I was not expecting the “Safe the souls (ghosts) seen in pictures” angle with people going into trances and things. That being said it was still well written and for those that do like the spiritualistic things in books then it is right up your alley. It was just not my cup of tea. I would recommend this book to others that like mysteries and I am glad that the author continued this as a series and we could see what happened next with these characters. A strong 2 As you know I rate things not as stars but with this rating. #1 Keep- these I keep to read over and over #2 Share and tell- Buy one copy to keep and one or more copies to share telling others about it. #3 Donation- These are great reads for a one time read for me. #4 Chuckers/ Fire starters- These are books that I either could not get into or they were written poorly. These then become great fire starters
Romuald Dzemo More than 1 year ago
Buried Threads by Kaylin McFarren is a gripping tale of treasure hunt that will have any reader enthralled. Its a heart-thumping ride that reminds me of the feeling I had when I read James Rollings Deep Fathom. The Buddhist monk Satoru Yamada has entrusted the very delicate mission of locating a precious stone buried in the bottom of the sea to Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen, a mission fraught with danger and uncertainty. The life of a woman who robbed the tomb of a prince depends on the success of this mission, and there is more, it could be the only way of preventing a disaster that can destroy the lives of millions of people. Rachel and Chase have very little time, talk less of the obstacles they have to face. Will they succeed in completing this mission and can they do it on time? McFarren is a very gifted writer with a lot of surprises held up her sleeve, a master storyteller who will entertain you and transport you into places you least expected. It is rare to find a writer with the ability to combine different genres into a successful and gripping story and McFarren is one of those writers. The authors writing is excellent, laced with moving descriptions of a Japan readers will love to know with its geishas, the Buddhist spirituality, and an eclectic culture. The plot moves very fast with subplots that add the powerful element of suspense into an already gripping story. Buried Threads is a powerful, hard-to-put-down story that will entertain you and make you want to read more of this author. It is a treasure trove for anyone looking for a fun and highly entertaining read.
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
I was asked to read and review Buried Threads, and since I saw it as an audiobook, I purchased a copy for myself. I enjoyed part one, Severed Threads a lot and looked forward to part two. The narration of Buried Threads is a waste of having a male and a female narrator. I think this should always be done in the format of the man reading all the male characters, and the female reading the female characters. It really throws the audiobook off when the chapter changes POV, and each narrator is reading a Chase and Rachel. In Buried Threads, we pickup with Rachel heading to Japan to meet up with Chase, who is already there scouting out their latest adventure. This is pretty much where we left things at the end of book one. While Buried Threads was more erotic than its predecessor, I also found it to be, to put it bluntly, ridiculous at times. There is a possessed phyco geisha, a profit/future reading monk who is very un-monk like. A hunt for buried treasure; was so utterly laughable, I was rolling my eyes most of the time. Take several Indian Jones movies, mash them together, and there you go. There’s blow darts and everything, oh yeah, and throw in some spooky ghosts. Don’t get me started on the Yakuza aspect of the story, and the whole slave trade bit. I could understand it there is going to be a spin of series; we were just left hanging at the end, is there going to be a spinoff series? Because you really should give us more on what is going on with the geisha, and not leave the storyline open ended. There were so many twist and turns in this story I didn’t feel like they had a cohesive flow. It was more like Kaylin McFarren wanted to divulge every bit of knowledge she could possibly gather about Japan in this story, and still try to compress it into the storyline. It left things a bit too jumbled for my tastes. Yet at the same time; I still enjoyed the overall story, and for the most part, it was very entertaining. I really love the characters of both Rachel and Chase, and I look forward to moving on the next installment Banished Threads. So overall, I am giving Buried Threads Three Stars, it was good....Sara
JLaper More than 1 year ago
In the second book of Kaylin McFarren romantic thriller has Rachel and Chase off on another adventure to save people from a prophesied disaster. I am enjoying the way they author writes the story. They give information on the background of the character’s are they are introduced but on the points of information that is relevant. The descriptions of the scenes are laid out well to boot. The cover is simple, which does not take away from the story which is something that I enjoy. Since the book is mostly about Rachel It makes sense to have a woman on the front. The pacing is slow building though that makes it even more worth the read because you are going through all the gritty details and then the main action scene that slows down once all is said and done. There are moments that I had to question what the character was about to do since they are thinking one thing that leads you to believe they will take this action but then they don’t. That makes it well written. I really don’t have anything to say on my dislike for this book. The characters are not something I try to find a connection with I let them stay their own people enjoying to watch their life, or in this case read their life as they are going about. Flow was not an issue, it flowed very well and was broken up not to leave you wondering what just happen as some have done. This is more of a late teen to adult book for that is a romance. Yes I would recommend this book for any that likes to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buried Threads by Kaylin McFarren occurs in the country of Japan as Chase and Rachel, partners in Trident Ventures, embark upon their latest adventure. Their assignment is to salvage the Templar stone, or Heart of Darkness from an underground tomb. This story includes reincarnation, Japanese thugs, priests, geishas, curses, human trafficking, and murder. Once they find out what they have really been hired to do and as dead bodies begin to pile up as all manner of sub-plots take place within the main story, Chase and Rachel must decide if they are going to stick to with the job or call it quits and head home. When they find out that the fate of the country depends on them, quitting is not an option so they stay and face whatever is thrown at them. On top of all of that, Rachel receives an envelope with information that she has a sister in Japan. Which one of the women in her circle of characters will she turn out to be? Follow along as this Indiana Jones type adventure takes you on a ride through all manner of dangers both above and below ground. When it is all said and done, nothing is as it seems and Rachel ends up with a relative whose help comes as a big surprise and right on time. Then she and Chase learn of something that will completely change both of their lives forever. I loved this book because it appealed to my sense of adventure. I also learned some things about Japanese culture and the description of a geisha’s life was surprising and very informative. I read this story in one sitting with lots of snacks and I was kind of disappointed that it ended. There is so much action that I cannot begin to describe it all, so be sure to pick this one up! I’m ready for book three.
Santosh More than 1 year ago
An unforgettable suspense story! The author Kaylin McFarren is able to capture the hearts of the readers’ once again with Buried Threads, a thrilling suspenseful action packed adventure novel that will keep you on the edge. The main characters in the first book of this series “Severed Threads”, Rachel Lyon and Chase Cohen will once again go on a treasure hunt to retrieve the Templar Stone known as the Heart of darkness from an ancient underground tomb. The story will take you on a wild ride and will make you want to live every moment of the story inside your mind. This action packed novel comes is bound with romance and erotic scenes. This is a good book that is a mixture of everything that you will want in a novel. Buried threads is a book buried with a story that itself is a treasure to a true passionate reader. The story contains authentic entertainment that makes the plot flow flawlessly connecting all dots in the story line. The story takes place in Japan and you will find the duo will have to battle through many obstacles including the Japanese mob. On the other hand, few of the scenes in the story was a bit confusing making me wonder what happened there as it doesn’t go into a detailed description. Sometimes it was felt that the erotic scenes were a bit distracting, but that can be justified in the way the author wants to blend action and love in the story. Treasure hunt stories will always have that special spark that makes you wonder what will happen next and the sudden unexpected thrills that come along with it. This book has kept its standards up to that expectation making this a wonderful novel to read. So if you are a fan of thriller adventure rides blended with love and passion, then this is the book to read. I am rating this book 4 out of 5 points. Thanks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buried Threads was a real page turner! I found this highly entertaining narrative quite fascinating. From the get go, Buried Threads captured and held my attention. The storyline between Mariko, Chase, Rachel, Yuki and Shinzo was full of unexpected plot twists. The Japanese customs and folklore were very well represented and explained in detail. I felt like I was really present in the story. There was plenty of action packed battle scenes. There were harrowing near death experiences. Friendships were forged. Memories of loved ones were tarnished. New relatives discovered in a foreign land did not disappoint. Romance was in the air and capped the story very nicely. I truly enjoyed this story. I very much hope there will be a sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buried Threads follows Rachel and Chase. After their last adventure, where they found the dragon’s heart, they are called to Japan to look for the two lost swords and a dagger, or knife if you will and return them to their rightful place before some impending disaster strikes the island. It seems innocent enough, but both soon learn that there is much more going on underneath the surface as they get caught up in a culture neither of them understand. While in Japan, Rachel and Chase continue to argue a lot and she suffers from more nightmares about something terrible. She seems to be sensitive to psychic visions, which comes into full play when they enter the tunnel at the end of the book and find the lost Japanese treasure. At the same time that Rachel and Chase are trying to keep a low profile and find the treasure, we are introduced to Mariko. She is a geisha, who prides her honor, and is sent to a man named Kenji to be his forever. At first, I got the impression that she hated Kenji, but when he is murdered, it turns out that she was in love with him. After his death, Mariko mopes around before going on a rampage to find his killer. At the same time there is a secret sex trade going on where young Japanese girls have gone missing and are sold overseas as sex slaves. And it’s run by the one person you wouldn’t suspect. This book has some suspense and mystery. Like the first one, it has a lot going on and many different plotlines, making it difficult to keep track of everything. Some of the non-action scenes tend to drag with the characters making references to the previous book, which will confuse anyone who hasn’t read it. Some of the steamy scenes were unnecessary, in my opinion, and seemed to be added more for filler than anything else. Mariko’s character seemed unnecessary most of the time. I didn’t understand why she was there, until the end when she shows up in the cave and Shinzo says she’s possessed, but even then it seemed forced. Things do heat up when Rachel, Chase, and Yuki, Kenji’s sister, who is very greedy and wants the treasure for the wealth it will give her, go diving, enter an underwater caver / tunnel and discover the sword that Shinzo had sent them to find. The book is okay, but not great. The writing suffers from useless words, phrases, and adverbs that are all thrust in there tin a vain attempt o make it more interesting. I know this is the norm in modern writing, but it’s just lazy. I do think the author would benefit from learning to write without using phrases like, “Unsurprisingly enough” or “he purposefully ignored her” and “he purposefully walked”. If you are ignoring someone or going somewhere, it’s on purpose. So the word purposefully is not needed.
LeslieLP More than 1 year ago
Its the 2nd book in a series and it shows, it mentions things from the previous book, which I hadnt read. Didnt realize it was part of a series at first. Rachel and Chase are off on an adventure to Japan in search of treasure! Well, two swords and a knife. Instead they find themselves trying to prevent a disaster. Its full of adventure and texture from Japanese culture. Yes there are enough sex scenes in between all the adventuring but this really is an adventure book with a side of erotica. There are some fun twists and turns. Some of the transitions between points of view are a little rough, jumping to quickly, but overall it didnt distract too much from the story.
Reader_Views More than 1 year ago
What can I say about “Buried Threads” by Kaylin McFarren? The first thing I say is AMAZING! Never judge a book by its cover…well they can’t tell me what to do! The cover of “Buried Threads” is so attractive. I love it. With 323 pages of awesomeness, this is one of the best books I have read in 2013. When I first was asked to review this title, I noticed it was listed as Romantic Suspense and then Erotica. Now, I would not call any part of this book erotica. There are scenes of love making but they are a small part of the novel. I personally think Mystery would be a better genre listing. There are elements of romance; however, that is not the entire theme of the story. The main are characters Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen. Chase and Rachel are partners in business and in life. Their business is treasure hunting which they both are very good at. The most recent job is to head off to Japan in search of ancient swords. The level of danger has not been disclosed to Rachel. She finds herself on a plane sitting next to her new boss, Shinzo, a monk. During the long flight she learns of some rather unsettling work that Shinzo seems to be into. Unsure if she can actually make herself believe what he is saying, Rachel finds out just how crazy of a job she was about to become a part of. Chase, on the other hand, seems to know what is going on and withholds information from Rachel until she arrives, finding some things out for herself. Chase is completely in love with Rachel but cannot seem to break through her shield of protection that she has up. Rachel is very insecure and has a fear of abandonment that somehow Chase has added to. As the story progresses, the danger sets in. Little do either know that they are about to become involved with very dangerous people and will also come to know each other much better than they have over the years they have been together. In “Buried Threads” by Kaylin McFarren, the editing is excellent and the plot thickens and moves along at the most perfect pace. The points of view change flawlessly. Adding all of the above together, this makes for a great story. Now I am going back to other books from Kaylin MacFarren to see what else she has for me. I am a huge fan and cannot wait to see what this author comes up with next! Reviewed by Jennifer Hass for Reader Views (11/13)
Domesticvixen More than 1 year ago
Buried threads is the second book from the thread series. This book basically continues Rachel and Chase's life as treasure hunters. Rachel and Chase get an assignment to retrieve a special treasure in Japan. Rachel and Chase go to Japan to get the treasure, but what they don't realize is that they will be facing a lot more than they bargained for while trying to retrieve this treasure. In this book there is drama, suspense, paranormal and just plain crazy sounding stuff!! I at times felt like biting my nails and waiting for the other shoe to drop before I jumped out of my skin. I don't always scare so easily but this story had me visualizing everything so clearly, that it did give me goose bumps at times. I loved seeing in this story Rachel and Chase working on their relationship. To me it made them seem more like a real live couple than most characters in books I have read. I at times thought that Rachel and Chase relationship would not make it . With Rachel's insecurities and doubts and of course with all the dangerous elements going on in Japan, there was just too many things going on for their relationship to make it through. I must say that Rachel impressed me and made me see what a great heroine she could be!! If you believe in the afterlife you will enjoy this book. If you enjoy stories based in foreign places you will definitely enjoy this book. I felt like I was in Japan being chased by the Yakuza right along with Rachel and Chase. The way this book was written is exactly what I expect a book to do. I was hooked on it even though some scenes had me on pins and needles and nervous to turn the page. I still wanted to know what would happen next and wanting to find out who the real bad guys were. Buried threads caught my attention early on and held it until the end of the book.
MichaelBeas More than 1 year ago
An amazing volume to a sweeping series that captivated my imagination all throughout the weekend! Author McFarren Kaylin in has done a marvelous job in the creation of second book in the series, “Buried Threads.” Main Character, Rachel Lyons takes center stage once again as the heroine who demonstrates her sword fighting abilities that will simply leave you breathless. The sex scenes are tasteful and not over the top as some of the other books I have read as of late in this genre, which is truly a relief.  One of the things I enjoy most about Author McFarren Kaylin is the ability to present strong, bold and sexy characters that fully enthrall the senses in a descriptive manner. The characters are multi-dimensional and easy to relate to in a bold fashion that allows the reader to walk side-by-side with them throughout the story. The Japanese culture is something that personally attracts me to this type of genre and perhaps is why I felt this to be such an astounding book. In short this is an amazing addition to a great series that I have become addicted to. The storyline and plot are original and unique; the characters are bold and sexy. It is filled with sword fights and twists that leaving you wondering who is going to be killed off next. No Spoilers but the end will leave you smiling and wanting more. 5 Stars and can’t wait to see what comes next in the series. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buried Threads picks up pretty much where Severed Threads left off. Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen are treasure hunting partners and lovers. They are offered a job finding buried treasure in Japan. The Heart of Darkness, a katana with a very large emerald embedded in the scabbard. There is a curse that goes along with the katana and will drag Rachel and Chase into a world of mobsters, intrigue, human trafficking and a touch of the supernatural. I enjoyed the book, though not nearly as much as I did the first novel. The characters were well drawn but I think this time there were just too many characters to try and keep straight. It seems that the author really wanted to keep you in suspense as to who can be trusted, who is on the side of good and who is on the side of evil. It was far to easy to get lost in the web that was being cast that unfortunately, it was hard to keep the thread of the story straight. Instead of adding to the suspense and intrigue, it tended to take away from it. The addition of Japanese words and phrases would have been easier for many to read if there was actually a reference to what the terms meant. Sometimes it was made clear and sometimes there were just phrases put in with no reference whatsoever as to what they meant. Ghosts, spirits, souls, reincarnation and the afterlife are represented here and for the most part it's done really well. A light touch was used through most of the scenes where the supernatural was present and it seemed to flow with the story. But there were a few times where it just seemed to be thrown in for the sake of being able to explain something away. All in all, it was still a good read and went by fairly quickly. There were a few sluggish areas and there were simply too many twists and turns involved that the main story seemed to get lost sometimes in the web of intrigue. But all that aside, I'm interested in seeing what happens to Rachel and Chase next. I hope that the author isn't quite done with them yet.
SoccerMomKnits More than 1 year ago
Buried Threads is not a bad book.  However, it should be noted that in my opinion, this book cannot be read as a stand-alone novel.  Too many references are made to things that happened in the past and those thoughts are not completed in this book.  For instance, at one point, the heroine makes a comment that she is angry about her boyfriend’s child but it never explains why she is angry.  Although I have not read the previous book about Rachel Lyons, I would think this information was probably covered in it.  This was very disappointing because the book is not advertised as a sequel or part of a series.   Additionally, there was frustration while reading this book because “issues” that are portrayed as being major issues in the beginning of the book miraculously solve themselves without any true insight into the character’s development in overcoming those issues.   However, if you are fans of the Japanese culture and history, this book will interest you.  The adventure scenes were written well and made it easy to visualize the scene.   The cover art is beautiful and the book is edited well in the sense that there were no obvious typos, etc.  Other than the fact that I think it should be listed as a sequel or a second book in the series and a note added that it is not a stand-alone book, this book was a good read. Disclosure:  I received a free book in exchange for my unbiased opinion of the above-referenced book.
EDL85 More than 1 year ago
“Buried Threads” is an interesting combination of genres that’s completely entertaining—the Japanese mob mixed with romance, treasure hunting, booby-trapped tombs, and even the supernatural is just skimming the surface of the plot.   The novel begins with the slick and formidable Kenji Ota, who rose to prominence in a Japanese mob family by taking the fall for a boss and spending some time in jail. He works as an assassin when required, but his current obsession is the beautiful geisha Mariko Abe, who he wants in part to anger another man who also wants her. Kenji’s story weaves in with that of Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen, two American treasure hunters who travel to Japan to search for a precious artifact. Rachel and Chase love each other, though their relationship is not without issues and is not always assured of a happily ever after. As they prepare to treasure hunt, their lives tangle more with the Japanese mob and they find themselves plunged into danger.   Though at first I had trouble with all the characters and keeping them straight, within a few chapters I was sucked into the narrative and was surprised by some twists (especially one particularly gruesome one) that I did not expect. The cultural aspects Mariko’s life as a geisha were vivid and well-described, and the mob presence loomed throughout to add tension; however, my favorite part was when Rachel and Chase were heading to Seku Island cave and what they find there. Those scenes are fast-paced and exhilarating, in an Indiana Jones-style. I also enjoyed the romance between Chase and Rachel; their individual issues and relationship history made their love realistic.   I can also say I didn’t need to have read the first book in the series to enjoy this one (though I wish I had); I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy thriller/suspense novels, especially those set in foreign places with memorable characters (there is some graphic sexuality in this book, though, so if that’s not your thing you’ll want to skim over it or skip the novel). 
Ebienic More than 1 year ago
Rachel and Chase keep a blooming love alive while on an underwater Japanese treasure hunt. Buried Threads follows the pair during the second installment of the Threads series, where they run into the Yakuza, a soul-seeking monk, a greedy treasure hunter, a conniving Geisha, and a weird prophecy they are destined to fulfill. While the second book in a series, I read this first and had no trouble with continuity. There is some basic history of Rachel and Chase revealed during conversation, but their relationship blossoms during this book in a way that makes sense even without the first book. It is definitely a thriller, complete with sex, swordfights, and supernatural battle. I really enjoyed the writing and plot development, and while there were a lot of characters to keep track of there was some character development that didn’t hinge completely on plot twists. The sex scenes were a little much for me but that’s never been something I thought was necessary to move a plot along. Still an enjoyable read and recommended for anyone who enjoys thrillers.
APratt0414 More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Buried Threads is the 2nd book in the Thread series but can be read as a stand alone book I was told. However, I felt at times that I had missed some very important history because I hadn’t read the first one. For instance, the relationship between Chase and Rachel.  They mentioned times past and things with her dad and I didn’t have any frame of reference.  I would advise to read the first book first just to be on the safe side. I didn’t really enjoy this book.  Maybe if I had read the first book then I might feel differently.  At times it was confusing and the inner dialogue bordered on whiny.  There were times when something would happen and it would say “she” or “he” but it wasn’t 100% clear who the author was talking about.  I don’t know if it was just me, but I was confused really easily by all of the characters in the book.  Sometimes they would reference a person, but call them by their last name and sometimes by their first name.  I would have to go back and read and try to remember who each person was.  I just didn’t feel any real connection to this story or the characters.  Some of the reactions from the characters didn’t seem viable and it wasn’t clear, even at the end, who was the good guy and who was the bad guy.  Maybe that was the point; I don’t know. 
CiannaElizabeth More than 1 year ago
Grade: A (Five Stars) This book is definitely one to pick up. It’s got a little bit of everything, and it doesn’t leave you hanging. It’s also able to be read without reading the first one in the series, so you won’t miss anything if you didn’t read Severed Threads. Reading this book is just an adventure . The author does a really great job of pulling you into the events instead of letting you stand on the sidelines and watch. I really liked that it was set in Japan, and that the main character has a treasurer hunting business! Talk about awesome jobs! Overall, I think this is a great read. It’s got a kick ass female lead, with a lot of adventure, mystery and even some nice romance scenes for those of us 18+. The author even had a great poem in the beginning of the book which helps readers settle into the story, and give them a bit of a guide. I read the book quickly, and didn’t notice any major errors or trouble spots. I was impressed that the author was able to introduce so many characters and plot points, but still manages to tie it all up in the end. This was a nice change, and an interesting book, and I do not think you’ll regret picking up a copy, or buying it for a friend for the holidays! *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
s_gallegos More than 1 year ago
When I first received the opportunity to review this books I was hesitant, being the second book of the series what had I missed from not reading the first book? Will it just continue where it left off and I would be completely lost? That was so not the case! I was able to jump right in and it read as if it was a story all on it's own. First I loved that this book took place Japan. Kaylin really gave you a detailed explanation of the culture and rituals that take place. All I have ever done is seen or briefly heard about these traditions so to get detailed explanations it was a real treat. Second, the action that took place within the story kept my attention from beginning to end. The story behind the treasure hunt is just one part but the most exciting thing to follow and along with that are the scenes of intense action that really keep your attention glued to the pages. And Finally, Kaylin did a great job at establishing the characters and really getting you to know them. All in all this was a fantastic page turner that keeps you wanting more. Looking forward to the books following this series!