This was a Goodreads 5 out of 5 for me.
This is a great start to the series, in no way, shape, or form does Jeff Wheeler get boring while introducing his story of Muirwood to us. Once I started cracked the pages open to The Wretched of Muirwood, there was no putting this book down. As he introduces you to Lia in the Aldermaston’s kitchen, you just blend into the background of the story of Lia. She may be an orphan, but she does not have a normal life. I’m okay with that as I read this book. This girl has got the determination and sheer hard headedness that I look in the mirror at, and I love her!
After Jeff Wheeler introduces Lia to Garen Demont, these two cannot help but burry themselves in trouble. What a wild ride it is walking, running, hiding with Garen and Lia towards Garen’s destination. Every step of this adventure is absolutely worth it. Everything that we find out about Lia is mesmerizing. This is a tale that I can hand to my young adult children and not worry about there being stuff in there that I don’t want them to read. I will keep the Fifty Shades of Grey for my personal collection. I am more than happy about sharing this book with my children and other young adults though. There isn’t JUST the good content in this book, there are strong messages that you just don’t hear about anymore. This was one positive chalk mark for Jeff Wheeler, among many that he wrote in the strong story he wove into this book!