Title: The Wild's Call
Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
Category/Genre: Adult Fantasy
My Star Rating: 4/5
It is seven years after the collapse of modern civilization, and the world is entering a new Dark Age. Can best friends Elysia and Darien trust the animal spirits that are beckoning them to escape into the wilderness and create a new way of life? And will they give in to the mutual passion they've always denied?
Don't miss this thrilling prequel story set in the same world as Jeri Smith-Ready's Aspect of Crow trilogy: Eyes of Crow, Voice of Crow and The Reawakened.
I'm trying to base my judgement on the fact that this is a prequel to a full series. Having never read any of the other books, I'd say this was a sufficient introduction. Given how short the story was, I have no complaints on the character development. The writing was crisp, and the dialogue believable. No insta-love here (yay!). Best friends to lovers is a trope I enjoy. The plot could've used some fleshing out, but again, this was not supposed to be a full novel. I just felt there was no real obstacle to overcome, which left me a little meh about the whole thing. I'd probably read the next book in the series because I do like the direction the story-line was headed in when it cut off.