Author: Amanda Bouchet
Series: Book One in the Kingmaker Chronicles
Published By: Sourcebooks Casablanca (August 2, 2016)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!
Catalia "Cat" Fisa is a powerful clairvoyant known as the Kingmaker. This smart-mouthed soothsayer has no interest in her powers and would much rather fly under the radar, far from the clutches of her homicidal mother. But when an ambitious warlord captures her, she may not have a choice…
Griffin is intent on bringing peace to his newly conquered realm in the magic-deprived south. When he discovers Cat is the Kingmaker, he abducts her. But Cat will do everything in her power to avoid her dangerous destiny and battle her captor at every turn. Although up for the battle, Griffin would prefer for Cat to help his people willingly, and he's ready to do whatever it takes to coax her…even if that means falling in love with her.
It seems like lovers of urban fantasy are always on the lookout for something new, something great, and most importantly, something different.
Bouchet's debut series is all of those things. With a wonderful blend of fantasy and mythology I can say without a doubt that readers need to look no further for something that stands out and needs to be taken notice of.
Filled with an outstanding cast of characters, action, humor, and a very slow burning, tension filled romance, this series kept me rapidly turning the pages and left bereft when it was over.
With talk of gods and goddesses, kings and queens, the world that Bouchet created was so much fun to delve into. One with wickedness, deceit, and mythical creatures abound, this kept me on my toes and always wondering what would pop up next.
I can promise that this will be one series I won't only have my eyes on but will be one I will eagerly be awaiting the next release and will drop whatever else I am reading to get to it.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*