Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 385
Published: April 2, 2019

Book Description:
A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.
A prince in danger must decide who to trust.
A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings. 
Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.
In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light.

I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I thought when I read the description of this book that it sounded like it could be good. I was surprised though how much I got into it and how much I liked it. I thought the plot was unique in the sense that you have Nadya who has a connection to all these different gods and can talk to them and use their power. Then you are left questioning as you go if it is a good thing or a bad thing that she is favored by the gods. I like that even the people with magic use it in a different way. They have a spell book, but eventually it runs out and they have to get a new book; so it really makes you think about how they have to chose what spells to use because then they are gone.

The characters I thought were well written, you learn small background pieces about them as the story moves along. It is interesting because you see right at the beginning the different groups of people who don’t like each other and are fighting against each other are having to work together. There is a twist in one of the main character’s personality at the end that leaves you hanging and thinking wait I need to know what is going to happen now.

The writing was well done and the story moved along nicely and was easy to follow. I like that there were a few small twists that you didn’t really see coming and you also get to see the characters change as the story continues on. I think the ending sets it up nicely for the next book; minus of course that it is a cliffhanger and I have to wait! Needless to say I can’t wait till it comes out so I can see how this story is going to play out.

I would definitely recommend this book.

Book Rating: 5 out of 5

Reading Challenges: Golden Trio #16, Around The Year in 52 Books #42, Linz Bookworm #12, Dancing with Fantasy/Sci-Fi #11, Alphabet Soup Author – E, & Ragdoll #34.

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