Review King Tomb By Scarlett Dawn

By: Scarlett Dawn Published on: October 8th 2014

By: Scarlett Dawn
Published on: October 8th 2014

The war is turning, the battle is deadly, and both Lily and Ezra love the cold cleanliness of combat. But their chance meeting has led to more than an unlikely alliance. Secrets have a way of surfacing, especially on a torn-up battlefield, and Lily and Ezra are about to re-learn all they cannot remember. If they can’t control their emotions and responses, it will be to their own ruin and the destruction of everything around them.

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(3 Hearts)

I want to start out by saying that I loved King Hall and King Cave. These are two of my all time favorite books; I loved the setting and the characters, basically everything was perfect. Lilly and Ezra’s relationship was amazing, with all of their passion, and how it needed to be kept a secret for so long. And there are so few books where you fall in love with the secondary characters just as much as the main characters, but in this series, I felt like I really got to know all the characters, and loved hearing about them just as much as Ezra and Lilly.

But with all of that said this book didn’t do the series justice. This book went the way of many book endings before it, not well. It must be really hard to write a great ending to a series since so few authors can do it. And it wasn’t awful, it just wasn’t what I expected, and it wasn’t up to par with the 2 other books in the series. I felt as though the author was simply tired of writing about these characters and just wanted this book to be done with.

The beginning started off really well, Lilly’s in Australia with no memory of Ezra or any of her friends, and is pregnant with a baby that she has no memory of conceiving. The baby comes fairly quickly into the story, which was nice, and it quickly becomes apparent its father is a vampire. The author did a really great job of capturing Lilly’s frustration, anger (mainly at Antonio), and strength throughout the story. But when she leaves Australia that’s when the book takes a turn for the worse.

In the previous books the author incorporated all of the characters so seamlessly into the story, I honestly don’t know how she did it. But in this one all of the characters that I loved so much, and played such big roles in the last books were hardly even featured in this one, and if they were they barley got a line.

The whole book was basically Lilly and Ezra beating each other up, yelling at each other, or sleeping together with no real rhyme or reason. Their relationship went from ‘I don’t know you so that means I must kill you’, to ‘oh we’re married so lets get it on’ in about a second. It didn’t seem realistic. And I’m not even going to get into the Antonio/Elder Zeller plot line that seemed completely out of left field and unnecessary.

It just felt as though the author had a lot going on and didn’t have time to fully dedicate herself to this book. It seemed a lot shorter than the previous books, and in the end nothing seemed resolved.

I received this ARC copy of King Tomb from Escape Publishing in exchange for a honest review.

Review Escaping Destiny, Amelia Hutchins

18188649I thought things couldn’t get worse. I was wrong.
I found out what I really wanted and was forced to give him up. Just as I found out who I really am, I was presented to the elusive Horde King as a gift.
This was the mystical being I was hidden from for more than twenty years.
Although Ryder promised to save me, I couldn’t let him get near this creature, so I willingly (sort of) signed myself over to be his new plaything.
Now in the Horde Realm, nothing is going remotely like I thought it would.
My powers and emotions are on the fritz, and each day seems to bring surprises that I am not sure how to deal with.
The Horde King thinks he has me exactly where he wants me.
He thinks he has taken all of my options away.
I still have choices.
Embracing what destiny has planned for me, or escaping it.

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(5 Hearts)

After that giant cliffhanger Hutchins had hanging over us all of our prayers were answered and our questions too.

I think this was the best book in the series yet. We finally know who Ryder truly is, how Sin really feels about him. There are no more unanswered questions, no more vague words, I finally felt fulfilled after so long of reading and wishing the characters would just straighten out and finally be honest with each other.

The book started off exactly where the last one ended Sin’s family has just given her to the Horde King, Ryder hasn’t come to rescue her and she’s just gotten her first look at the scarily handsome beast. He takes her to the Horde Kingdom and

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The horde king is really Ryder.

Sin was obviously upset for a while, but got over it pretty quickly. Everything seemed pretty perfect. Her prince had come for her after all, she was surrounded by her friends, and whoops she’s pregnant too.

This book should have been named Revelations instead of Escaping Destiny, because that’s all it was about, discovering the truth.

Of course there was some drama in the book- it couldn’t have been the Fae Chronicles without it. The biggest drama being Ryder’s engagement to a different woman…oh no he didn’t! And some mean girls that tried to break Ryder and Sin’s relationship. But overall the book was just perfect. Exactly what I had hoped it would be!