The Tears of Elios (Elgean Chronicles #1)
Author: Crista McHugh
Adult/Older YA Book
Ranealya ruthlessly plays by the rules and has outlived most of her race because of it. If she wants to survive, she’ll have to stick to them, especially with a genocidal tyrant hell-bent on destroying all the non-humans in the realm. But everything falls apart when a human saves her life.
Gregor knows he’s inviting trouble when he helps a wounded shape-shifter, but he can’t pass up the opportunity to study one before they become extinct. She disturbs the quiet order of his scholarly existence, vexes him in more ways than he can count, and encourages him to break enough of the kingdom’s laws so that not even being the king’s cousin will save his head. The problem is, he’s already lost his heart.
If you like Lord of the Rings then definitely give this a try. I really enjoyed this book. It tells the story from more than one character and there is a lot going on but Crista makes it work without becoming confusing. I normally don't like stories where it shares points of view from more than one person but I did like this. It has love, adventure, sorrow, everything that should be in a book. I would definitely recommend this book.
Rating 4 out of 5