In a realm where toxic mist sweeps the lands and magic is forbidden, all Bleak wants is a cure for her power.
Still grieving the death of her guardian and dangerously self-medicating with alcohol, Bleak is snatched from her home by the Commander of the King’s Army, and summoned to the capital.
But the king isn’t the only one interested in Bleak’s powers.
The leader of an infamous society of warriors, the Valia Kindred, lays claim to her as well, and Bleak finds herself in the middle of a much bigger battle than she anticipated.- Goodreads
What made me want to read this book is Bleak and how she cannot control her grief and uses alcohol as means to forget her problems. You don’t see that often in books where the protagonist is female. So for me, I was like alright, let’s shake things up a bit. I enjoyed how realistic she was. She was emotional yes, but not so much where I my eyes hurt from rolling them so much.
I wasn’t expecting a whole lot from this book as the story has been told before. But the author was able to bring something new and she did that through her characters. They were good. Like, I was excited to read them good. As the book is told in different point of views, you can get a feel of who is who and I enjoyed that.
I also liked the fact that this book didn’t use romance as a clutch and allowed the plot to get you sucked in and not a juicy romance. It was like a breathe of fresh air. The author really took her time with this book and created a world that you get sucked into and although at times there did seem to be either a stretch or too much going on, you’re wanting more and more as you keep going.
This is definitely a read you should do. Its like the author read enough YA books and was like nope I don’t want to read this anymore and wrote what she wanted to read.
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