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Friday, February 1, 2019

Review by Carol ♥ Vivatera by Candace J. Thomas

REVIEW BY CAROL






Book – Vivatera
Author  – Candace J. Thomas
Series  – Vivatera
Publication Date  –
Genre  – Fantasy
Type  – Part of Series

Rating  – 4 out of 5 Stars

Complimentary copy generously provided by the author through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Thoughts - Story
I have to be honest and share that this was difficult starting out. I felt like I was lost in the beginning and then started to feel confused on what was going on and what the back story was (especially with Reynolds and Taren).

But, I trudged on and was gifted with complete knowledge by the time the story was done, so overall I believe this 1st book was a beginning to the actual story. The book introduces you to all the characters that will play a major role in the books to come in the series.

I did like Naomi's character and how she was portrayed as a strong, smart girl that got thrown into a major whirlwind of problems as soon as her magic started to appear (and was recognized as someone important)

I also enjoyed Zander's character especially with how young he really is - he really stepped up in this book and became the voice of reason between the prince and Silexa.

There really wasn't a heart-stopping cliffhanger but just sets you up for more to come!

Re-Cap
Naomi is an orphan who finds out that the birthmark she has means more than she ever thought. She gets into a bit of trouble with the guards during the prince's parade and ends up in the hands of her protector, Reynolds.

Reynolds takes Naomi on an adventure to safety but it ends up that Naomi is in more danger than Reynolds thought while he ends up with problems of his own.

Naomi must learn her magic and figure out what part she will play in the kingdom and who she really is.

Reason for Reading  –  Requested title through NetGalley

Story  – 4 out of 5 Stars
Steam  – 3 out of 5 Stars
Angst  – 4 out of 5 Stars
Writing  – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow  – 4 out of 5 Stars

Would Read More from Author?    Yes

Recommend To  – Readers who love books about YA magic and fantasy with a bit of romance tied in.

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