I received this book through Rachel E. Carter as a read and review opportunity by the author Katherine Bogle. I’m thanking Rachel E. Carter and Katherine Bogle for giving me this opportunity and providing me with the copy of this book.
Princess Haven was never meant to be Queen.
Her immortality has saved her time and time again, but when the last of her royal family dies at her feet, she is next in line to rule a nation on the brink of war. With no formal training on how to be Queen, Haven must rise to the occasion with the help of her best friends, and personal guard, or risk losing everyone she has ever loved.
With war to the West, and no escape to the East, the evil tyrant Kadia sets her sights on the six kingdoms. Haven’s neighbors are quick to fall under the swords of Kadia’s shadow soldiers, leaving a sea of bodies and a clear path to Haven’s only home.
As Kadia’s obsession with Haven mounts, little time remains, and Haven must make a choice; join together with her fellow Royals, and test her immortality in a final stand against the evil Queen, or flee across the sea to a foreign republic in hopes of salvation. Both choices have a cost. Both plans could go awry. Haven must decide quickly, or she might be the only one left.
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About the book:
Author: Katherine Bogle
Book length: 208 pages
Published: May 11, 2016
Series: Chronicles of Warshard #1
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Royalty, War, Romance, Young Adult
Rating: 4 out of 5 quills
Started reading: February 6, 2017
Finished reading: February 9, 2017
“May your sword guide you and your shield always protect you.”
What did I think about the book?
I read this book because of a read & review opportunity through Rachel E. Carters Reader Group on Goodreads. I thought it would be a nice book because of the blurb provided on Goodreads. My choice to read this book was because I thought it would be outside of my comfort zone and something new.
I was right, this was something new. But something new, doesn’t always mean something bad. I liked this story =] I don’t read much royalty stories that are more realistic, most are set in a true fantasy world. As I progressed in the story I noticed this wasn’t a completely realistic setting as well. I thought it was funny and cute to read about tigers and they’ve never heard of it and described it more monster like than we do. I can imagine you would think of a tiger a bit like a monster if you don’t know what it is.
The story build up was done real good. You get to know the characters as you progress in the book, how the kingdoms works and what the big issue is in these kingdoms. The story leads you to the war and how that will play out. It wasn’t anti-climaxing, but done really well. The tension build-ups in this story have a main goal and some side-goals with their own climaxes. I like this way of writing. It gives you something to look forward to as for the main climax in the story, but it gives you mini climaxes throughout the story. In this way it keeps you wanting more throughout the book.
I love how the characters develop throughout the story. Haven grows the most I believe and that’s a good thing. She’s the main character and needs the most development. The events in this book made her grow into the queen she needs to be and that’s nice to read =] But Haven is not the only character with development in this book. Some other characters show nice development throughout the story. This story was built on the character development, it really couldn’t be this good without the growth in characters.
So all in all, I really liked this story. It is not one of my all time favourites, but it was really good nonetheless. I gave it four quills because it was written really well and it’s a story worth reading!!
If you like fantasy, war elements, a dash of romance, great characters and a good bit of royalty, then you need to read this book =]
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