Passion Play by Beth Bernobich. Jul. 24th, at PM. quippe. The Blurb On The Back: Ilse Zhalina is the daughter of one of Melnek’s more prominent. Passion Play (River of Souls, book 1) by Beth Bernobich – book cover, description , publication history. When I first read the blurb for Passion Play, Beth Bernobich’s debut novel released last Tuesday, I was intrigued. I’d read some glowing praise.

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Lists with This Book. What I really liked about Passion Play was the dialogue, the main character, and the premise of retaining some memories from past lives.

If you think you can bernlbich the slow pacing in the middle, you could do a lot worse than Passion Play. Chock full of quality world …. As it is, I’m pretty sure I won’t be bothering to pick up future volumes in this series.

The beginning is very brutal and will make some readers uneasy with Ilse being raped. Jan 09, Erika Williams rated it it was ok.

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Its not their relationship, but accusations made that made me a little leery of the deepening affection between the two. So, like any rebellious princess, she changes her name to Ilse and runs away.

The reality is that the main character’s name is Therez, and ‘Ilse’ is the name she takes when she runs away. A full five stars – and I would passikn more if I could. Early on you want more for her character, you feel horrible about her situation and when she does get a better berh you hope it only gets better.

Despite having a boyfriend, Raul is so mesmerized by Bernpbich awesome hoochie and, of course, her spirit and intelligence until they both boink and, occasionally, spare a guilty thought for that boyfriend but not that it matters, since he’s not awesome like Ilse.


At the end of the day, the whole drama boils down to, simply, Raul has ambitions, crap happens, but he and Ilse come out on top, yay – the end.

For one thing, author’s bernobicb going to know what’s working and what’s not unless somebody tells them. In her soul, she knows he is far crueler and more deadly than her father could ever be. Or was it just a side note?

Despite all obstacles, the heroine turns events to her favor and gains control of her destiny. Feb 09, Fade rated it it was amazing. Preview — Passion Play by Beth Bernobich.

Maybe Bernobich will improve with time, but this debut definitely has some beginner’s flaws. Since his father rules the family, she has no support from her mother and her brother, while her beloved grandmother is dying.

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I’ve yet to read it, but I’m sure it’ll give you a good sense of the writing style. Dec 13, I was a little hesitant to give this a full five star rating because it’s something I don’t give out lightly, but when it came down too it I just enjoyed it way to much to give it a mere four.

Beth Bernobich rated a book it was amazing. Bernobich’s handling of the post-traumatic stress Ilse feels is subtle and heart-wrenching. The title and the cover are VERY misleading. They tell stories and charm with more than their bodies.

I will pick up the second book for this series because I want to know bernkbich Raul and Ilse will prevent a war in the kingdom.

Beth Bernobich – Passion Play – A Fantastical Librarian

Benni was born in a theater playing Star Wars, and has loved science fiction and fantasy ever since. Everyone she meets is suspect and she’s scared of revealing too much lest they turn out to be like those before. Horrible things happen, and they matter a great deal, but they do not define the protagonist.


Those reasons, combined with the fact that this is a ;lay novel and I was rather impressed by the short story set in the same world, actually has me rather eager to see if this promising first installment sets a solid foundation for the next book.

So we have at least three more installments to look forward too. Dec 05, lielabell rated it it was amazing. The second book is due out in and the third is due out in according to the author’s website.

I love that the author took the time to provide us with maps, and normally they only add to the fun of the book for me, but in this particular case I found them to be very very frustrating.

Ilse suffers horribly as she makes her way to her new destination. In a world of passioon, an oath of fidelity could have been enforced magically: This is a story about Ilse rising and passoin herself the way she prefers, with Raul providing support to her with support that others are unlikely to get.

Frightened by the prospect of a life trapped in a gilded cage with a probable monster, Therez decides to run away and assume the name Ilse. Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, and dire warnings: Milne, The House at Pooh Corner.

Either way is fine by me, but after one book there is very little indication of which way that will go. I couldn’t understand what the magical “jewels” had to do with anything, or how it would solve anything to find them. All in all, I’m on the fence with “Passion Play”.