An enthralling tale full of heat, a bone chilling villain, with amazing world-building to back a powerful series.
When Laia’s brother is arrested for treason against the Martial Empire , she has to decide to run and hide or run and fight. As a Scholar, she knows her people may not stand a chance against the Martials and their platoon of Masks. In fact, it was a Mask that destroyed those she loves but it will be hard to beat them without the help of the Resistance.
The Resistance wants Laia to go undercover as a slave in one of the most impenetrable places- Blackcliff Academy. Unfortunately, that means she will be the Commandant’s slave and could possibly be beaten, raped, or killed. Her unlikely ally will be the one she should hate and fear…Elias. A Mask Soldier- trained in the deadliest of physical arts and also the most troubled and the most handsome. She should stay away from him.
But can they stay away from each other?
First of all, I knew nothing about this author or her books. My husband and I were in Barnes and Noble and I was looking for something different to read, adventures with a pop of romance. My hubby spotted this gorgeous cover on the shelf in the YA section of the store and I said, “Oh well, I’ll give it a try. I’ll judge this book by its cover”
With a smile I purchased it.
That was over a month ago.
I finally began reading the book a week ago. Devouring the pages, smoothing my hands over the intricately drawn map. I am still amazed at how the author weaved such a generous story that is also easy to follow. I rarely read Fantasy such as this. Never been a Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones type of gal, however this one has action, sword fighting and it balances it with a juicy, yet unexpected love triangle that heats up the book. Anyways the character I fell for is Elias, the soldier. He is such a tortured soul that you want to hug him. He can’t help that his mother is sadistic and that he is trained to kill. It helps that he is hot and deadly though. Just sayin’.
This book is a five-star read, heck, a ten-star read, but what really gets on my nerves is Helene’s role in all of this. She is Elias’s friend and truthfully she can make an exit from this series and I wouldn’t lose sleep. Seriously. Yeah she is loyal, but nope.
The Commandant is a petite blonde woman and is probably the worst villain I’ve ever read… and that is saying something because I read a lot.
I can’t tell too much and spoil the story- I really want to, but I’ll say this: I hear that there will be a film based on these books?
It’s about time. I’m ready.
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I just order Book 2: A Torch Against the Night. I hear that it’s even more addicting than the first one.
I”ll check in later. Continue to have a blessed and enjoyable summer guys! 🙂