Prized - Caragh M. O'Brien 3 Stars

I am a huge fan of Ms. O'Brien and of this series. But while I enjoyed this book, it was just not up to the standard set by 1st book. It seemed to suffer from the infamous "middle book" syndrome. While quite a bit happens in this story at times it still feels a little like filler.

Don't get me wrong,, the story still flows smoothly and the writing is still really good. My main compliant is there are several times the mc, Gaia, acts totally out of character from how she was in the first book. On more then one occasion I wanted to smack her.

Prized is still well worth reading and I look forward to reading the last book of the trilogy, Promised.