Sunday, March 15, 2015

#REVIEW: The Sacrifice by AJ Nuest

Title: The Sacrifice
Series: The Golden Key Legacy #2
Author:  A.J Nuest
Published Date: December 18, 2014
Publisher: Harper Impulse UK
Format: ebook
Pages: 106
Genre: fantasy
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon

Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis: The second Faedrah Austiere walked into his life off the canvas, everything in Rhys McEleod’s world stopped making sense. Not only does her story sound like a Grimm’s fairy tale, evidently he’s been cast as the villain. If that isn’t enough, the mirror inside that old, beat up armoire at her uncle’s condo is supposedly a doorway to another world. Ever since the pathway opened, something inside him has seemed…off. If what his muse says is true, they are headed for an epic showdown, but he isn’t about to let her go. Nothing is more important than Faedrah’s protection, even if her parents refuse to accept him. 

Though certain their fates are bound by more than the golden key Princess Faedrah wears around her neck, it is paramount Rhys’ true identity be kept secret. Should news of his bloodline ever reach her kingdom, their entire quest to save her people could be lost. Their only hope to prove his loyalty is to steal the map to the dark lord’s Crystal Crypt. Yet her a plan endangers her beloved more than the accusations he faces in her kingdom and, to escape evil’s grasp, she and Rhys must take a leap of faith beyond her wildest imagination. 

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book picks up right where A Furious Muse leaves off. It is just as well-written and exciting to read as the last book. The two main characters, Faedrah and Rhys have finally graduated their relationship, from hatred at first sight (on her end) and obsession (on his end), to an actual relationship and feelings of mutual affection.
I found the sex scenes to be completely cheesy and eye-roll worthy. Get past those though, of which there are blessedly few, and this is just as amazing a story as the previous book. The royal parentals show up via the magic armoire, and Faedrah refuses to leave Rhys’ side as they demand, instead staying in the modern day world to face the evil wizard, Gaelleod and defeat him.

The writing was just as good as in the previous book, and the characters are memorable. The end is a strong enough hook for me to want to continue the series.

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