Author: Amanda Bouchet
Series: Book Two in the Kingmaker Chronicles
Published By: Sourcefire Casablanca (January 3, 2017)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!
SHE'S DESTINED TO DESTROY THE WORLD...
"Cat" Catalia Fisa has been running from her destiny since she could crawl. But now, her newfound loved ones are caught between the shadow of Cat's tortured past and the threat of her world-shattering future. So what's a girl to do when she knows it's her fate to be the harbinger of doom? Everything in her power.
BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT
Griffin knows Cat is destined to change the world-for the better. As the realms are descending into all-out war, Cat and Griffin must embrace their fate together. Gods willing, they will emerge side-by-side in the heart of their future kingdom...or not at all.
I didn't know what to expect when I started this story. The first book had everything in it I've honestly come to dislike in fantasies. All the old and tired cliches and tropes and predictability and yet the book, the story, the characters they all worked and not only worked but completely drew you in, caught you up in everything that was happening, and there was always a lot happening. It was fabulous and shocking and completely took me by surprise.
The blend of fantasy with mystery and mythology is what really did me in, not to mention the over the top steamy romance that was every bit as hard to resist. And while some things still remained predictable, the writing and storyline still managed to hook and lure you in until the very last page was turned. It was completely irresistible and hard to put down and I can't wait for more!
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*
Ooh this looks like something that's right up my alley Kindlemom and its only number two! These are going on my wish list!ReplyDelete
I think it's just going to be a trilogy so that makes it even better as well. ;)Delete
Yay, I'm just loving this series as it is just so fun and addicting to read. It just works and makes for the best escape time :)ReplyDelete
I couldn't agree more Kim, it is funny how it works considering it really does usually have tropes I try to avoid.Delete
I'm so glad you enjoyed this installment! It just didn't work for me, which was such a shame since I loved the first book, but I hope this trilogy ends on a high note! Wonderful review, dear!ReplyDelete
Sorry it didn't work for you but I can understand why. I really do hope it ends well, it would be such a shame if it didn't.Delete
I'm glad you're enjoying this series, Ali! It has definitely been quite the pleasant surprise. :)ReplyDelete
I can't wait for book 3!
It has for sure Nick, so glad you are loving it as well! :DDelete
I need to try this series! I love fantasy, mystery, and mythology. It sounds right up my alley and I love the covers. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one. :DReplyDelete
I think you would like this one. ;)Delete
Yeah so glad to read that this was a solid sequel. I have this scheduled as my next read, and I am so excited for a great read. I really loved the first one. Happy New Year. I hope your holidays were nice and relaxing.ReplyDelete
I really hope you love it too and thanks, it was nice to take a small break but I'm glad I'm back now too. ;)Delete
Glad to hear this one worked for you, despite it having some of the old cliches!ReplyDelete
Me too. ;)Delete
Glad this worked even if predictable. Great review!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Grace!Delete
I'm reading this one right now! It's super interesting :DReplyDelete
Hope you are loving it!Delete
I NEED to start this series! Great review!!ReplyDelete
I hope you do, it really is addicting and unexpected!Delete
Sorry about the cliches but at least you still enjoyed it. Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
It was still enjoyable for sure, Happy New Year!Delete
I am so freaking behind on this series. I've had this eARC for months, and completely forgot about it because I haven't read the first book yet. I'm second in line for it on Overdrive right now, so I plan to binge read them both.ReplyDelete
I hope you end up really liking them both!Delete
I skimmed as I just got the audio today. Squee! So glad you loved it.ReplyDelete
I really hope you do as well!Delete
Oh you have me nervous about book one now. lol I have to read it for book club this week.ReplyDelete
Nah, don't be, I think you will love it. ;)Delete
I just finished book one on audio. I can't wait to grab this one too.ReplyDelete
Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads
Yay! Hope you love the next one as well!Delete