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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Review by Carol ♥ Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau


Book – Kingdom of Exiles
Author – Maxym M. Martineau
Series – The Beast Charmer #1
Cliffhanger? - Not Sure
Publication Date – June 25, 2019
Genre – Fantasy
Rating – 4.25 out of 5 Stars

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

My Thoughts - Story

I did have a bit of a problem in the beginning with the story and it holding my interest. I actually put it down for a bit and read another one. It wasn’t that it was boring…it was just I couldn’t grasp what was happening (and there was so much going on) – I felt lost at first. This is a book that dives right into the action without any type of explanation.

Now we do end up coming around to explaining how things work, what the world is like, who the characters are, etc. ---- this is the point where I get my…”Ohhhhh….OK” and now I can actually start getting into the story.

It was a great concept and I just LOVED some of the beasties Leena had in her collection…Damn…I wish I had her ability!

Another thing that kind of turned me off was how nonchalant Noc was about what would happen with his curse and Leena…yeah, in the beginning he tries real hard…but then we come to the fact that he has no willpower and brushes it off.

Overall, it was a good story and I enjoyed the characters, story, and world!

Reason for Reading – Requested from NetGalley
Story – 4 out of 5 Stars
Romance – 4 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 – Mix between Urban and Historical Fantasy

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