(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
After accidentally reading the wrong book, I picked up this one, not certain how fast I’d be able to read it… as it turned out, this novella was a quick and easy read. I thought it was particularly good, because it dealt with a very real issue.
Although I haven’t read the first book in this series, I knew Halle from the second book and I had been introduced to Blakely in the second book, too. I thought it was good to see that Blakely wanted to learn about her history… where she came from. There were scenes interspersed with Blakely and her family and I found myself sympathising with Hector quite a bit when the book switched over to him.
It was nice to see some scenes of Blakely and Halle just being sisters. I could see a real difference in the sisters’ personalities and how they interacted with each other and the people around them.
I thought it was good to see the protection Blakely had to be under with being such an important figure, but I would have liked to see a bit more of her duties in the palace. I did find Lili to be a bit more of a well-defined character than Graham. I didn’t get to see too much of his interactions with his daughters.
There were some very sad moments in this book and although it was less of a mystery than the one I read in this series, I found there were still some quite intense scenes. It was nice to see some of Max and Blakely and I would have liked to see a bit more of them.
I do intend to read the other book/s in this series at some point in the future, especially the first one. I would like to go back to the beginning and meet the characters properly.