Review King Hall by Scarlet Dawn

king-hall-cover By: Scarlett Dawn

Source: Amazon, Goodreads

A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall…

King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.

Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Rulers: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.

Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the Revolution.


Finally I’ve found it

I read a lot of books- some good, a lot crap.

But I begin every book hoping that this will be the one. The one that draws me into its world so immensely that I forget what’s going on around me.a

This is the one.

This is one of those can’t eat, can’t sleep, end up reading at your desk type of books- that you wish you had discovered at the end of the series so that you wouldn’t have to wait for the rest of the books to be written.

It has everything. Vampires, Werewolves, Magic, secrets, true love, Kings and Queens, and all this wrapped up in an old school that gives Hogwarts a run for its money.

The book begins with Lilly in her sex ed class learning about how much more endowed mystical’s are than commoners. I was instantly hooked. After that I was taken on a whirlwind of emotion. I knew a death was coming up pretty early in the book, but it still took me by surprise and I ended up mourning the loss right along side all of the other characters. After that the book took off. Lilly becomes the prodigy and then we really get to know the other character; Jack, Pearl, and Ezra (oh Ezra).

In the majority of other books I’ve read, authors tend to put so much work in their main character and love interest that the minor characters end up being flat and uninteresting. But not in this book! I fell in love with every single one of the characters, and that’s not because they were all beautiful virgins whose only flaw is their clumsiness. These characters were real, and flawed, and interesting. And the romance was so achingly and beautifully slow and real and perfect. And I can’t wait to see what happens with them in the next book.