I love a book that encourages the reader to envision another place, forgetting reality altogether. This book delivers!
Set in a world where male Warlocks thrive and female Warlocks are used and abused; Serena is our main character and through her POV, the unique story is told. At first, we see her as some helpless seventeen year old girl, who is forced into an engagement with Thomas, a really influential Warlock sleezeball. Then, throughout the story, we begin to see Serena as a fearless young woman, who does not want to accept her unfair fate.
Thankfully, Thomas does not stay on the page for long and we are immediately introduced to a misunderstood and caring Warlock named Zade, who Serena is forced into betrothal with. Although their relationship is slow to develop, that fact does not take away from the story, but encourages the reader to continue.
There were times during this story, where I tried to predict what was to come next, but I soon found that most of the time, the author did not take the obvious route with the stories development. For that I am thankful because otherwise, I wouldn’t need to purchase the book to know what was going to happen.
This story combines romance, mystery and fantasy perfectly. It is tasteful with romance (no PG-13 or R scenes), which is a nice change from the type of books that I typically read. All-in-all, I am extremely pleased with this read and I feel that it is worth a chance for you to try it out!
My Only Problem
I think my only problem with this book would be the cover. I would have liked for the cover to show maybe half of Serena’s face painted in the customary tattoo and the other half as-is. This would have given me a better idea of what the tattoo looked like, since it was a pretty important part of the beginning of the story.
Otherwise, great job Janeal!