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Book Review: Radiance by Grace Draven

Reviewed by Nikyta

24473763Title: Radiance
Author: Grace Draven
Series: Wraith Kings #1
Hero/Heroine: Brishen & Ildiko
Genre: M/F Fantasy
Length: 297 pages
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: January 11, 2015
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: THE PRINCE OF NO VALUE

Brishen Khaskem, prince of the Kai, has lived content as the nonessential spare heir to a throne secured many times over. A trade and political alliance between the human kingdom of Gaur and the Kai kingdom of Bast-Haradis requires that he marry a Gauri woman to seal the treaty. Always a dutiful son, Brishen agrees to the marriage and discovers his bride is as ugly as he expected and more beautiful than he could have imagined.

THE NOBLEWOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE

Ildiko, niece of the Gauri king, has always known her only worth to the royal family lay in a strategic marriage. Resigned to her fate, she is horrified to learn that her intended groom isn’t just a foreign aristocrat but the younger prince of a people neither familiar nor human. Bound to her new husband, Ildiko will leave behind all she’s known to embrace a man shrouded in darkness but with a soul forged by light.

Two people brought together by the trappings of duty and politics will discover they are destined for each other, even as the powers of a hostile kingdom scheme to tear them apart.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, M/F, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Early Review: Clockwork Tangerine by Rhys Ford

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Clockwork Tangerine
Author: Rhys Ford
Heroes: Marcus Stenhill & Robin Harris
Genre: M/M Steampunk/Fantasy
Length: 90 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 19, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: The British Empire reigns supreme, and its young Queen Victoria has expanded her realm to St. Francisco, a bustling city of English lords and Chinese ghettos. St. Francisco is a jewel in the Empire’s crown and as deeply embroiled in the conflict between the Arcane and Science as its sister city, London—a very dark and dangerous battle.

Marcus Stenhill, Viscount of Westwood, stumbles upon that darkness when he encounters a pack of young bloods beating a man senseless. Westwood’s duty and honor demand he save the man, but he’s taken aback to discover the man is Robin Harris, a handsome young inventor indirectly responsible for the death of Marcus’s father.

Living in the shadows following a failed coup, Robin devotes his life to easing others’ pain, even though his creations are considered mechanical abominations of magicks and science. Branded a deviant and a murderer, Robin expects the viscount to run as far as he can—and is amazed when Marcus reaches for him instead. Continue reading

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Young Adult Week! Review: Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Graceling
Author: Kristin Cashore
Series: Graceling Realm #1
Heroes/Heroine: Katsa and Prince Po
Genre: M/F Young Adult Fantasy
Length: 480 pages
Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books
Release Date: September 7, 2009
Available at: Harcourt, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight – she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.

When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change.

She never expects to become Po’s friend.

She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace – or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away… Continue reading

Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, M/F, Nikyta's Reviews, Published Before 2010, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments