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Colorless

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In Domengrad, there are rules all must live by: Fear the Gods. Worship the Magicians. Forsake the Iconoclasts.

To Annabelle Klein, the rules laid down by the Magicians are the mere ramblings of stuffy old men. As far as she's concerned, the historic Iconoclasts, heretics who nearly destroyed the Magicians so long ago, are nothing but myth. She has much more important matters to worry about.

Heiress to a manor mortgaged down to its candlesticks and betrothed to her loathsome cousin, 16-year-old Annabelle doubts the gods could forsake her more.

Then Annabelle is informed of her parents' sudden and simultaneous deaths, and all of the pigment drips out of her skin and hair, leaving her colorless. Within moments, Annabelle is invisible and forgotten by all who know her.

Living like a wraith in her own home, Annabelle discovers that to regain her color she must solve the mystery behind her parents' murders and her strange transformation.

Meanwhile, hundreds of the Magicians' monks, with their all-black eyes and conjoined minds, have usurped control of Annabelle's family manor. An Iconoclast is rumored to be about-a person who they claim goes unseen, unheard, and lost to memory, yet is the greatest threat to all of Domengrad. For the first time in 100 years, the monks plan to unleash the dire wolves of old.

Their only target: Annabelle.

©2017 Rita Stradling (P)2017 Rita Stradling and Lauri Schroll

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    Layla 27/11/2017
    Layla 27/11/2017 Member Since 2018
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    "Different"

    I liked the plot of the story and the world building. I thought it was different and orginal to others that I have read in this genre.
    I would have liked however more of a description/explanation about the other groups mentioned in this book. I also found it slow going. It took a long while before we found out somethings, but other then this I thought it was a great read.
    The narrator did a great job in voicing the characters.

    I would highly recommend this book.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tony Bough 18/11/2017
    Tony Bough 18/11/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Intriguing characters, premise and story!"

    I loved the premise of the story. You will have read the synposis/description so I wont repeat it.
    As a concept it really appealed to me and I think it was well executed. The characters are interesting, theirs plenty going on to keep you interested.
    It not like other books and thats a good thing. Its what appealed to me and I think the author delivers on the promise. Very creative in terms of the concept and story and suspenseful as a book. I enjoyed it.

    The narrator was a great fit for this book in terms of making it feel different maybe even creepy at times but with a voice that is also a pleasure to listen too.

    This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 14/10/2017
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    "First Audible Experience "

    The story was narrated by the reader with so much vigor that you cannot help but listen to it. I would've read and finished this book much more faster if I read it but this allowed me the opportunity to do two things at once. Thank you Rita Stradling for this amazing and novel experience. Hoping to listen to the second book as well.

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  • Montzalee Wittmann
    Missouri, USA
    02/11/17
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    "Magic, dire wolves, no one remembers her/sees her"

    Narrated by: Lauri Jo Daniels
    This is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary.
    This is a very unusual book. I didn't know what it really was going to be about and just let the story hit me. Wow, I love different and boy, it is! A girl's parents die, in their room, the reader fears foul play. When the girl is told by the maids that her parents are dead, suddenly, no one remembers her...all her color disappears from her clothes and everything she touches. She lives in the house with servants but no one see or acknowledges her. She is to be married and even he has forgotten or has he? It is a very unusual book. It has magic, evil-ish monks, dire wolves, and a foggy hint of other...delightful for the strange like me. I think it lagged a bit getting started but once on a roll it was good.
    The narrator had the perfect voice for that eerie, quiet, otherness....all that was needed was a thick blanket of fog...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rabid Reader
    15/10/17
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    "Captivating Story"

    I loved this unique, thrilling story of one girls fight against an evil regime. It is not the everyday tale of a brave hero, it has an unusual and totally captivating storyline. Set in a period world where a dictatorship of manipulative magicians rule, their wills endorsed by the creepiest monks ever, Annabelle is unknowingly thrust into a fight for her life. As the colour drained from her and she became invisible and forgotten by almost everyone, Annabelle learns the truth of what she has become and the reason behind her parents and other nobles’ deaths. She is hunted by both the congregation and the magician controlled dire wolves, but with the help of unlikely friends, she finds the courage and means to fight for her life and freedom. This story takes you on an exciting journey that pulls at your heartstrings, has twists that surprise and keeps you enthralled to the very last page. The narrator did an ok job and I enjoyed it overall but I did find some of her accents a bit strange. Annabelle’s voice was a little too girlish at times and Dylan’s was just a bit odd, as if the narrator was trying a bit too hard to distinguish between characters, but then Tony’s, Ms Egress’s and some others suited the characters well. I loved the different relationships between the characters, from the hints of romance between Dylan and Annabelle, to her grudging friendship with Joseph and the hair standing up on the back of your neck monks; each had depth and merged to form a truly entertaining and exciting story. I cannot wait for the next in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Adriana B
    USA
    15/01/18
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    "Excellent Teen Fantasy!"

    I love teen fantasy and this story was unique and well written. The story was interesting and it was hard to put it down. The story progressed at a slow steady pace. The world building was excellent and I really enjoyed learning more and more about this unique world. The story truly sucked me in and it concluded before I was ready to let it go.

    The narration was well done and brought the story to life.

    I really liked the characters in this book. Annabelle & Dylan are my favorites but several characters grew on me and the more we learned about them the more I liked them.

    Annabelle truly goes through a lot before she figures out what is going on. The story is pretty suspenseful and kept me in the edge of my seat. In this book you will find monks, magicians, wolves, Gods, and iconoclasts. Not everything is what it seems. As the story develops we get to know the main characters well and I got quite attached to them!

    The story concludes in a bit of a cliffhanger. I’m really looking forward to seeing what happens to Annabelle & Dylan and to those who are trying to hurt them.

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ad n' Audie
    USA
    09/11/17
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    "Very interesting concept"

    If Audible allowed half marks in their rating system I'd actually give Colorless a 3.5 out of 5. It was a very interesting story, conceptually, but it felt like a lot crammed into a small package and the ending was unsatisfying. Don't get me wrong, I love stories that are packaged into multiple books, but each distinct book needs to have a cogent beginning, middle, and end. As a reader, it is far too common to encounter books that feel like they're little more than a set up for the sequel...this is increasingly common nowadays with multi-book stories soaring in popularity. I want a book to leave me really thinking about what I've just read and to provide a full experience within that one book, regardless of what's planned for the future of the story. I think Colorless could have benefited from more pages. I would really have liked more character development for several of the main characters, given how interesting they were. And more backstory details. Additionally, the bit about several of the characters having this alternate reality of living in a wolf state felt rushed. I would have enjoyed reading more about that situation from various effected character's perspectives. It would have been nice to get more info on the phenomenon in which characters were able to hide in paintings and more of the lore surrounding the incredibly interesting religion and the magician's relationship to it. Overall it was heading in a great direction - some very interesting ideas here - but a bit rough around the edges for me. I don't mind sitting down with a very lengthy fantasy story (having loved Harry Potter, Song of Ice & Fire, Lord of the Rings), it just needs to hold it's own weight. I do think colorless is absolutely on par with many stories that have really become popular franchises; Divergent, Percy Jackson, Cinder and in that regard this might be a very good fit for certain YA readers. I thought that the narrator did a great job with the female voices, but became too monotone when taking on male readers. This audiobook would have edged closer to a 4.5 for me if a talented male reader had been added into the production. Her take on the monks was very interesting and overall I got the sense that she was working hard and enjoying the story itself. Thank you Audiobook Boom, Rita Stradling, and Lauri Jo Daniels for for the complimentary copy of Colorless in exchange for my fair and unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • TU
    01/11/17
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    "brilliant and colorful, don't let the title fool u"

    I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    Very interesting and unique world this author has created. It kept me very interested, and I thought it was well thought out. From the Gods, mages, and monks to dire wolves humans and iconoclasts. This was a wide, expansive book full of colorful characters, in spite of the title. Well worth a credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Raissa
    22/10/17
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    "Caught me by surprise and kept me enraptured"

    This book was utter surprise for me. The summary made me curious so I gave it a try, and WHOA was it so very worth it!
    The heroine is relatable and admirable, and the supporting characters are fleshed out and easy to love or hate.
    We're not given detailed descriptions of how/why things are as they are, but that is just fine. We discover things as Annabelle discovers them, and we're presented idiosyncrasies of the world created by the author slowly.
    Narrator was awesome too, she forced her voice a little for some of the masculine characters but did a wonderful job acting. I could tell the characters apart easily, and that was great!
    I'm really looking forward to the sequel in audio, as I'd like to listen to all of the characters' voices again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • JJLarson
    Plymouth, WI
    21/10/17
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    "Creepy Monks"

    I don’t ever remember reading anything quite like this before. Rita Stradling has an incredible imagination. I hope there will be more books to this series.
    The story starts off with Annabelle running though a field chasing butterflies. When a couple of her maids catch up to her to tell her of her parents’ deaths, she suddenly loses all color from her skin. Most everyone in her life can no longer see or remember her. Soon the magicians’ monks take over her parents’ estate and try to find her so they can get control of her to take her magic. Annabelle, with the help of the very few people that can see her, has to figure out why her parents died and how she can get her life back.
    Lauri Jo Daniels captured the voices of these characters perfectly. The monks especially were very creepy. I can’t imagine a creepier voice for them! I wish I could give her more than 5 stars with that performance.
    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Faye
    USA
    20/10/17
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    "Enjoyable read"

    Interesting concept and world. Good character building and mystery. Would recommend for most ages.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • KRLGA
    21/01/18
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    "Interesting World"

    Lady Annabelle's parents were murdered one night and when Annabelle was told the news, all her color fell off of her- literally, fell off until the grass until all that remained was gray. And then everyone forgot that Annabelle even existed and she was completely invisible. But strangely, when she touched something, the color would fall from the item making it just as colorless and forgettable. But Dylan the stable boy can still see her and he resolves to help her any way he can, regardless of the danger it puts him in.

    ​I think the concept for this story and ultimately this world was really cool and unique, with many Gods and Magicians and the different classes of people and curses. I would have loved to learn more about the pilgrimages and the dynamic of the Magicians in the society overall, as well as what the magicians were actually capable of and how they got to be so powerful. The hierarchy was unique and had a lot of potential for conflict and magic, which peaked my interest. I would be super interested to read a backstory ​of the iconaclasts and the magician history (every time the past of iconoclasts was hinted at my interest was 100% peaked).

    Unfortunately, I was super confused a majority of the story. It was really hard to follow the plot and all the small nuances of the world, at times I gave up on trying to figure everything out and just go with the flow and hope that things would work out at the end. Some did, some didn't, some were never explained at all (I guess just facts I was suppose to accept?). I liked Dylan as a character and empathized with him (but the whole spiel about him being a pseudo ladies man was ridiculous and 100% not needed for the story), but I did not really care for Annabelle and her snooty ways as well as Tony and his selfishness and crazy paranoia.

    I am not a huge fan of the narrator, she had her skill in creating very distinct voices so there was no doubt as to who was talking, but I did not really like all the voices. Annabelle and Dylan were well done characters, but Tony sounded like a drunk snob most of the time and the Monk voices were so drawn out, scratchy and low it was hard to understand their words- I got the gist of their menacing tone, so that was a plus, but the actual words at times I could not catch. I think I may have enjoyed the story more if I had read the book instead of listening to it because I found myself disconnecting at times, completely zoned out and unsure what I last heard so I had to rewind a lot.

    The ending was the best part of the story for me, I wanted to cheer Annabelle on for her audacity and how everything was playing out. There were some loose ends that did not completely wrap up, but things seemed to be well enough resolved that I didn't feel like I was missing anything important. I felt like this was a standalone book, but after reading the book I discovered that there is a prequel (not sure if this will be ongoing or not). But there is definitely potential for more. This is the second book I have read from this author and I have learned that she is able to create completely new, unique worlds which I appreciate.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laura Hernandez
    Missouri
    21/01/18
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    "Unique"

    I was quickly swept away into the storyline as I loved how soothing the narrator's voice was. The world building was on point and I fell in love with the characters. I was completely intrigued when Annabelle's color began to drip away and people forgot all about her. There's so much more I want to say but I fear that I'll give too much away. This author's unique writing style is one that has her now added to my favorite authors' list and I look forward to more of her works.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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