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Monday, July 15, 2019

Review by Carol ♥ The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy

A Review by Carol

Book – The Orchid Throne
Author – Jeffe Kennedy
Series – Forgotten Empires #1
Cliffhanger? - Yes
Publication Date – September 24, 2019
Genre – Fantasy/Romance
Type – Dual POV
Rating – 4.25 out of 5 Stars

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

My Thoughts - Story

I couldn’t believe how slow and wordy this book started out – there were so many times that I had to put it down to take a break. I even tossed around the idea of a DNF (and I sooo hate those). But in all fairness, I’m very happy that I trudged along, not giving up. Because about 35-40% in the action picked up and the story did a 360 where I was hooked and was completely devoted to the story.

Another problem (but this is a little one) was the switching between characters without labeling whose POV it was. Like I said, it wasn’t that big of a deal since within a few sentences, I could guess who it was but it would make it an easier read.

The world building is spot on and once we got into the whole story of Euthalia and Conri – it seemed as a vivid story unfurled before my eyes.

This would definitely be a solid 5 Star read if a bunch of the beginning is cut out – the less important things that happen which have no important business with the plot. I understand the beginning is usually used for developing the world and the characters…but there just seemed to be too much fluff.

Reason for Reading – NetGalley choice – plus I love this author
Story – 5 out of 5 Stars
Steam – 4 out of 5 Stars
Angst – 4 out of 5 Stars
Writing – 4 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow – 3.5 out of 5 Stars
Would Read More from Author? Definitely
Recommend To – Fantasy Romance lovers

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