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To Snap a Silver Stem

By: Sarah A. Parker
Narrated by: Chelsea Stephens,Troy Duran
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Summary

I want him to hurt. To bleed. I want him to snap, just like he snapped me.

Once upon a time, my world was small and sheltered. Everything changed the moment I stepped over my Safety Line, barrelling towards a coupling with a man I hardly know.

He wants me. All of me.

Dunked in a charged political pit, I must secure the ships needed to quell the spill of murderous beasts still flooding the continent. But one wrong move could spur the war I’ve worked so hard to avoid.

I’ll wear the dress and the cupla and the shoes. I’ll do it all with a smile on my face. Because everyone's watching.

He’s watching—hunting a fissure in my frosty shield, trying to scrape back the layers and see my ugly insides. He’s unyielding. Unguarded. Changed. Why is he looking now when I’ve got everything to hide?

Secrets sprout, truths bloom, and more than one of us will snap.

Crowned in the crippling weight of my mistakes, I must atone. Even if it costs me my life.

Fear was my overlord. Now, it’s my prisoner.

To Snap a Silver Stem is the explosive sequel of To Bleed a Crystal Bloom, a dark Rapunzel reimagining full of immersive imagery and breathtaking angst.

©2022 Sarah A. Parker (P)2022 Podium Audio

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nop thank you

I expected a romance I'm sorry but that wasn't it for me but to each there own I suppose

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  • Justine Dauenhauer
  • 13-01-23

I’m devastated

This series has me in a puddle. MARCH 30th!!! I won’t have anything to soothe my wounded heart until March 😩

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  • Jaimie
  • 05-12-22

I NEED MORE!

Be forewarned… this book will leave you on a worse cliffhanger than the first book.
I will forgive the author for this slight, only because she thoroughly delivered on this second installment . The narrators were absolutely amazing. I’d give nearly anything for this to be a perfect duet because it would make these books a near-cinematic experience. Cannot wait for the next book.

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  • Julie D (Audio and Book Jewels)
  • 19-12-22

Wow! What a cliffhanger!!

Life moves inn. Orlairhe sails to the place Cainon lives. After being sheltered for so long, she finally goes beyond he safety line… way beyond it.

Rhor follows her and we “hear” more from him in this book. It makes him more likable. Their interactions have a bit more meaning here. You see how he feels for her.

I loved listening to this… and will definitely listen to Book 3 when it’s available.. Sarah A Parker has lots of explaining in Book 3 and I’m ready to “hear” it!!

Chelsea Stephens and Troy Duran are excellence in narration in my opinion. Great choices!

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  • Shelle
  • 13-12-22

Love/Hate relationship with this series

Really, I just love tf out of this series! The anticipation and angst is killer but it’s what builds good books and scenes for me. Hate it because I have so many damned questions and now have to wait till February to get the next book. Torture. Pure torture.

Also the narrators are top notch!

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  • Midnight Readers
  • 09-12-22

Still have so many questions

This book is extremely well-written. I love where the characters are headed and even though I’m disappointed that we have more questions than answers from this book, I know it will be worth it in the end!

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  • cathy hoffman
  • 07-12-22

LIFE IS SHORT! BUY THE BOOK!

So good! I loved getting to know the characters on a deeper level! I can't wait for the next in the series to come out!

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  • Gina
  • 30-11-22

boring

I waited so long for this second book and for the first 4-6 hours of this book I had to keep starting chapters over cause I would pass out. It was SO boring. How book 1 ended was great but this has been painful to get through. Another book stretched out just to make more books

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  • MissMack
  • 25-12-22

Enjoying the series somewhat.

A character’s suffering is a tricky thing to articulate. Their feelings can be summed up in a succinct manner. Other times, there’s not enough information to help you empathize with the character. The writing for the main character is this series however is on the opposite side of the spectrum. Sometimes, for me at least, it feels like the character waxes poetic about her pain. She marinates in it. Rolls around in it. If you ran into her at a Starbucks, she would go on a wordy 20 minute soliloquy about her landlord complaining about her dog with lots of darkly brooding and poetic language. And the characters just don’t communicate, which is such a pet peeve in stories. And in life. I know it propels the plot. It would just be nice if books would have characters with the ability to tell each other important information. Like stuff you’d tell your friend as soon as you saw them. Like, “OMG! I killed a guy in an alley! Sure, he came at me with a chainsaw. But I’m not handling it well.”

To sum up;
- Overdramatic and lengthy self loathing by main character.

- Characters manage to not tell each other things that would really clear things up.

Even with the above 2 peeves, I do enjoy the series. Us fantasy nerds need our fixes!!!

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  • Mom with job, hubby and kids.
  • 09-12-22

MEH

Where was the plot? This story was all over the place. I wish I had saved my credit. I tried to get into it.

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  • Gretchen
  • 07-12-22

An FMC with no redeeming qualities

Orlaith was such a disappointment in this book, there was absolutely no personal growth. It’s so frustrating that she’s offered a chance for answers, and instead she behaves like a sullen child. At this point I don’t even care about her story anymore.