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Sunday, December 29, 2013

REVIEW: King Hall by Scarlett Dawn

Title: King Hall
Author:  Scarlett Dawn
Series: Forever Evermore #1
Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises Australia
Published Date: Aug 1, 2013
ISBN: 9780857990679
But It Link: Amazon

Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis: A fresh, meaty, sink‐your‐teeth‐in‐and‐hold‐on‐tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall
King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.
Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Rulers: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental.
Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life. Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the Revolution.

Review: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review....

I really liked this book. The characters were engaging. Even though I didn't really get to know Lily's mate much as a character, I still felt her loss. I am still expecting something to happen between her and the Vampire future king. And speaking of Vampires, I want to see the expected scene between her and the current Vampire king. I know it will happen, the question is, when?
The whole idea behind mates wasn't explained very well, so I'm not quite sure if it could develop, or if its just immediate. That's definitely a drawback, in fact the whole background between the Commoners and the Mysticals isn't very well explained by the author. Perhaps a prequel should be written, or the world will be explained more in the next book. For a first book, though, the whole world building should have been explored more.
In spite of this, however, it is a good book that moves at a fast pace. The characters are engaging. The storyline is interesting. I am looking forward to the next book.

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