Tonight’s #YABookCook is with Muse (Descended From Myth Book 1) by Erin McFadden. Since this book is all about inspiration, I decided to feature a recipe that lends itself to creativity: sautéed greens. This is an easy side dish that should be in every YA girl’s repertoire.
- 1-2 bags greens such as spinach, kale, arugula, chard or collard greens
- 0-5 cloves of garlic–you choose!
- 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
And now for the book review!
Anna is unaware that she is a Talent, capable of impressing her will upon other people and inspiring them to greatness, until a Guardian named Daniel explains her powers. As their two fates intertwine, Anna and Daniel face danger, darkness, and the irresistible draw to each other, even though Talent/Guardian relationships never work out.
At 181 pages, Muse is an enjoyable read. I found the story engaging and the characters likeable. The way McFadden alternates between Daniel and Anna POV chapters keeps the pace moving.
The author also peppers her novel with a lot of good lines. A favorite was from page 53: “I’m a very mature nineteen year old. People tell me that all the time! Of course it’s usually when they’re trying to get me to babysit their kids.”
This book is definitely a keeper, and I look forward to reading the second title in the series, TALENT.
P.S. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion and review.