on May 16, 2017 :
Overall, this book was an engaging, entertaining, and intriguing read!
This book transports you into a magical and mysterious world filled with endless possibilities and the unknown.
This book follows Yavenna, a beautiful, young, sweet, innocent, 17-year-old princess who becomes blackmailed into marrying a mean, evil, brutal King.
Yavenna recently learns that she possesses some strong, powerful, magical powers that she had no idea she had. In addition, Yavenna discovers Mal, a handsome 18-year-old who is also going through some big changes and holds some big secrets of his own. Yavenna thinks she could use her powers to escape and get away from the King. However, she realizes that if she stays she could use her powers and her standing with the King to set thousands of slaves free, realign the King’s goals, and do good for the Kingdom. Yavenna is torn on what to do, but with the wedding date approaching she is running out of time.
The main characters were well developed, likable, and enjoyable – well perhaps not the King lol.
The story was creative and intriguing! This book kept me engaged and entertained for the most part.
There are a couple of surprises and twists and turns that were enjoyable and kept me wanting more.
The pace of the book was essentially steady, however, there are a few parts that seemed to drag and cause the story to slow down or come to a screeching halt. This allowed for me to put the book down a couple times while reading it. However, the overall story was interesting and I was curious to see how it would end and what Yavenna would choose to do.
Even though I didn’t completely love this book, I still enjoyed reading it and would recommend it to other readers! Although this book is written more for the YA reader; however, this book contains a large amount of violence and killings that are not usually suitable for YA readers. So I would suggest this book also for even older readers of Fantasy/Magical Realm/Fiction genre fans as I think they would also greatly enjoy this book.
**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**
(review of free book)