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Absolution (The Twelve Kingdoms Book 2) by Bree Pierce

January 11, 2018 - 7:09 pm No Comments

Absolution (The Twelve Kingdoms Book 2) by Bree Pierce
Published 11th January 2018
135 Pages
Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

At the end of book 1 Anastacia and Prince Dejen had their happy ever after. Prince Keto was back to business with Bartholomew in tow and King Neso was keeping the peace between the 12 kingdoms and ready to make a big decision that could affect a lot of people.
The second book revolves around Keto and Bartholomew. Being the eldest son Keto as Provincial General of the realm already had a lot of responsibility. Talking Bartholomew under his wing, Keto was tasked with riding Bartholomew of his anger and turning him in to the man that he used to be. Knowing what Bartholomew has done, makes him an easy character to despise but the more you read, the more you will come to like him. The change of his character shows just how patient Keto was.
Having read book 1 it was good to see how other characters had moved on. My favourite character Theta had a major role to play in book 2 and I enjoyed learning more about her. Due to the story mainly set in Cantilla, you get to know more about this land and its ruler King Ambrose. As magic plays a big part to this story it has more of a fantasy feel to this read. The scenes in The Dark Forest in Mimas had a sense of dread, as dark magic was present.
The attention to detail of the characters and the lands help make this story flow steadily and I found it a quick read. A great continuation of this series and yet again no cliff-hanger.

Black Forest Ruins by Karen DuBose

August 12, 2017 - 5:06 pm No Comments

Black Forest Ruins (The Elders Series Book 1) by Karen DuBose

Published by Zombie Cupcake Press on 12th August 2017

256 pages

Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

All Darlya wanted to do was graduate, find out what creature she would shift into and hope that Kiernan, a guy in school who she has been crushing on forever would notice her.  However, Daryla is a daydreamer and when she finds herself in trouble with the elders, there are only a few people she can trust. Can she escape with the ones she loves?

Darlya was a nice girl, even though she was pretty it was not important to her. She was constantly being bullied by the Gossip girls, especially Nessa who had a vendetta out for her for years. She was loyal friend and would protect anyone she cared for. She wasn’t perfect by any means, she struggled in school and had to learn to control her temper, but the one thing that made her different was that she was a daydreamer, it didn’t matter where she was or who she was talking too, her mind would just wander. Luckily for Darlya, her best friend, Kira was always watching out for her, making sure she did not draw attention to herself with her daydreaming and Kira being the fashion guru and party girl always made sure Darlya dressed for the occasion. Kira was feisty and her mouth did not have a filter, not afraid to speak her mind, she always said what she thought and did not care who she offended.

From the beginning the author set the scene and although I found it a slow start, the further I read, I soon came to realise that it was necessary to the story.  The story’s pace mirrored Darlya’s journey which made feel as I was following her on journey. It was a pleasant change to read a shifter story that was not about wolves. The shifter’s involved were strong and dedicated. The descriptive way the author described these beings, you could imagine their vibrant colours and their size. The romance element running through this story was innocent and sweet, but played an important part to the story.

For a first book, this a good start to the author’s journey and whilst it ends on a slight cliff-hanger, I hope it won’t be long before I can carry on Darlya’s journey

 

Black Ruins Forest by Karen DuBose is live!

*Every decision and every move can either mean her death, or ultimate power.*

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