Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: October 4th 2016
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I thought the cover of this book was really appealing. It really drew my attention and, along with the blurb, made me want to read this book. And despite the fact that it kept switching between first and third person, which meant I couldn’t easily get drawn into either character’s head, I did find this book an entertaining and fairly easy read.
I found both Sepora and Tarik interesting characters and it was good to see the problems both had to deal with… though I didn’t really think much of Tarik’s attitude during his original dealings with Sepora.
I liked being able to see something of the differences in the kingdoms… at least in the two main ones… but it was good to see how the characters viewed each other. I liked seeing something of the other characters in Tarik’s kingdom, but I would have liked to see some more of the secondary characters in Sepora’s history, rather than just her perceptions of them.
I thought that the idea of the Forgers was quite a unique one and it was good to see that Sepora still got herself in danger. I liked the fact that she was strong and spirited, but couldn’t just get away with doing what she wanted.
I would have liked a bit more time spent on the romance, as even by the end of the book, I didn’t find it all that believable. And although I found Sethos an intriguing character, I felt he didn’t really have a lot of depth outside of crushing on Sepora.
I liked Tarik’s ability to tell when someone was lying. I thought there were some really interesting weaknesses involved in that. I liked seeing his interactions with his adviser, but I would have liked to see some more details with the other people in his home. I was a bit disappointed that not much was done with the different girls in the harem.
I thought there were a lot of good elements of tension in this book and it was nice to see that the main characters had goals to work towards, along with strengths and weaknesses. While I did think it could have been improved upon… I would be interested in reading the next book/s in this series.
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NYT Bestselling YA author of The Syrena Legacy series: OF POSEIDON (2012), OF TRITON (2013), OF NEPTUNE (2014).
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I live with my husband and daughter in the Florida Panhandle. I have a southern accent compared to New Yorkers, and I enjoy food cooked with real fat. I can’t walk in high heels, but I’m very good at holding still in them. If you put chocolate in front of me, you must not have wanted it in the first place.
Shatter Me, Cinder, Linger, Shiver, Forever, Pushing the Limits, Unravel Me,Shadow and Bone, Enclave, Divergent, Candor, Graceling, Fire, The Hunger Games Trilogy, The Host, Most of James Patterson, and Janet Evanovich makes me laugh through my nose in an unfeminine sort of way.
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