Bood Description: Cerys is safe in the kingdom of Aloriya. Here there are no droughts, disease, or famine, and peace is everlasting. It has been this way for hundreds of years, since the first king made a bargain with the Lady who ruled the forest that borders the kingdom. But as Aloriya prospered, the woods grew dark, cursed, and forbidden. Cerys knows this all too well: when she was young, she barely escaped as the woods killed her friends and her mother. Now Cerys carries a small bit of the curse—the magic—in her blood, a reminder of the day she lost everything. The most danger she faces now, as a gardener’s daughter, is the annoying fox who stalks the royal gardens and won’t leave her alone. As a new queen is crowned, however, things long hidden in the woods descend on the kingdom itself. Cerys is forced on the run, her only companions the small fox from the garden, a strange and powerful bear, and the magic in her veins. It’s up to her to find the legendary Lady of the Wilds and beg for a way to save her home. But the road is darker and more dangerous than she knows, and as secrets from the past are uncovered amid the teeth and roots of the forest, it’s going to take everything she has just to survive.

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

I knew when I read the description of this book that it was definitely something I wanted to read. As soon as I started reading it I couldn’t get enough. I had to know what was going to happen and see how it ended! I know it is a standalone book (at least for now), but I really wish I could be transported again back into the story to see what happened next.

The story was well written and flowed nicely. I thought the author did a great job of of creating images with her description in the story. I loved creating the image of the monsters in my head and how the forest and castles would look. It would be an awesome movie I would think.

I thought the characters were well written. You really mainly are focusing on the two main character and then one main supporting character through the book, but that is okay with me. You do see some other supporting characters just not as much. I liked that this book had humor, romance, and adventure all rolled into one.

I would definitely recommend this book to people because it was fun and kept me wanting to keep reading. I Also must say I really like the cover as well.

Book Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Reading Challenges: Popsugar #29, 52 Books in 52 Weeks #13, Around the World in 52 Books #22, Monthly Motif – November, Wizarding World Tour #53, Linz Bookworm #24, NJM #24, PNW Pixies #47, The Nerd Daily #50, Virtual Mount TBR, For the Love of EBooks, Netgalley/Edelweiss, ARCApocolaypse, & 2020 New Release.


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