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I picked this book by my Goodreads friend Liz Fichera because I was looking for something different Historical fiction centered around Native American characters definitely fit the bill Set in the early sixteenth century in the territory now known as Arizona, Captive Spirit is the story of Aiyana, a sixteen year old who is a bit of a tomboy She has always wondered about the lands beyond the mountains that flank her village When she s captured by a small band of Spanish raiders who intend to sell her to an Apache chief, she finds herself drawing on nearly every skill in her arsenal to keep herself safe and to find her way back to the village that previously seemed stifling to her The pacing in this coming of age story is excellent, and Liz gets bonus points for somehow managing to write a dramatic basket weaving scene It never occurred to me that a basket weaving scene could be dramatic, but someone s life hinges on the outcome of this one, and Aiyana has never been adept at traditionally feminine pursuits I also loved the development of the relationship between Aiyana and Honovi, a childhood friend who has come to see Aiyana as than a fishing buddy Favorite quote His touch had begun to feel natural on my skin, as though we wrapped ourselves around each other all of the time Maybe that s how love felt When a touch seemed as natural as breathing Recommended for readers who like well researched historical YA. (((FREE PDF))) ✙ Captive Spirit ⇫ Sonoran Desert Dawn of the sixteenth century Aiyana isn t like the other girls of the White Ant Clan Instead of keeping house, she longs to compete on the Ball Court with her best friend Honovi and the other boys Instead of marriage, she daydreams of traveling beyond the mountains that surround her small village Only Honovi knows and shares her forbidden wish, though Aiyana doesn t realize her friend has a secret wish of his ownWhen Aiyana s father arranges her marriage to a man she hardly knows, she takes the advice of a tribal elder runIn fleeing, she falls into the hands of Spanish raiders and finds herself being taken over the mountains against her will Now Aiyana s on a quest to return to the very place she once dreamed of escaping And she ll do whatever it takes to survive and find her way back to the people she loves, words Ashira Datya s Review I was unsure of what to expect when I began reading Captive Spirit, but I was pleasantly surprised Aiyana is set to marry the son of a local tribal leader and is invited to participate in a ceremony that symbolizes the coming from girlhood into womanhood She is surprised to find that the ceremony is very different than usual and why She runs away, and encounters danger at every turn It is up to her childhood friend, Honovi, to save her.I was very intrigued by Captive Spirit, and I enjoyed it very much I felt like I was watching Aiyana grow up throughout the course of the novel I give the story three Tea Cups and a heat rating of one I hope there is a sequel to Captive Spirit and if there is, I can t wait to read it.3 Tea Cups I love anything set in an indigenous time period and being an avid student of the Caribbean taino I knew I had to read this historical romance It s been sitting in my reader for a while and this weekend, I decided to crack it open Boy, did I fall into a doozy of a story What Liz Fichera does to bring the native american culture so vivid to the page is both heart rending and gut punching Two qualities I enjoy immensely in any story.This isn t your typical romance Yes, it s about the HEA but it reads like Women s Fiction than traditional romance and perhaps that s why I enjoyed it so much I fell in love with Ayiana and her plight I wanted to smack her a few times for not doing what I knew to be rational but loved her even for her flaws Truly enjoyed this book and am looking forward to from this debut author. At the same time I became interested in this book, I was visiting my sister in Phoenix and went to Pueblo Grande This is an archeological site of the same group that is talked about in this book So it definitely added a little something.I love historical fiction and the gorgeous cover pulled me in I was surprised to find that it was a traditional romance book The book, while well researched, had a lot of surface culture and not a lot of deep culture It seemed a bit like a European romance love story thrown into a native tribe terminology What are the s of the tribe In the end though I was pulled into it, and it was a relaxing read at night If you like romance and historical fiction, then it is a good pick for you. The story of Aiyana was incredible so many twists and turns that even close to the end I couldn t figure out what would happen Definitely one of my favorite books and a must read for American Indian romance novels. hope to read this book soon This story sounds good, stright on to wish list. Captive Spirit is a book you can t put down with a delightful brave heroine and a hero worthy of her I look forward to reading Liz Fichera s new book. What an emotional rollercoaster I was not sure what to expect going into the story because I font tend to read this genre but absolutely loved it