My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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Characters/Plot: Bree is the lovely new queen of Everealm. Rowan is Bree’s childhood friend, with whom she shared her first kiss. This is the first book in the Everealm series and it follows Bree as she takes on the role as queen after her father’s death. Rowan, the son of the First Knight, Sir Nicholas, is in training to become a knight himself. However, Cupid strikes, causing quite a scandal, and the former ruler of Everealm appoints Rowan as a spy in the military, in hopes of protecting his daughter’s reputation. Bree, though she tries to move on, is still in love with Rowan, and she often hopes to see him, but does not know how she will react to his presence. By and by, you notice little clues that Rowan and Bree still have feelings for each other. And Bree has a bit of a secret . . . :3 Also, there are sparks in every direction that you turn.
Dagan, the grandson of the kingdom’s former wizard, a wizard himself, feels fusion with the lovely Sidonie. Sidonie’s sister, Adelphie, has firm opposition against doers of magic, and she sees Dagan as the enemy. In hopes to keep the courtship hidden, Bree asks her one of her childhood friends, Finnley, to keep Adelphie distracted. Right off the bat, the two cannot stand each other, but when the cat is out of the bag, Finnley and Adelphie form a bit of a bond.
The enemy in this book is Silas, king of Sire. Silas is a very harsh character, and the book jumps to his kingdom, his queen, Vallica, his mistress, whom he calls Red; his right-hand man, Simon; and Dahlia, his daughter. These characters all take very important roles in the books. Simon and Dahlia are sent out to fulfill Silas’ request to murder the young queen, Bree. Dahlia has a more . . . nasty character than Simon does. Simon is actually Vallica’s lover. A very mixed up kingdom, I know. And as it turns out, Bree’s mother, Cicily, used to be one of Silas’ play-thing, if you can catch the drift. Silas is also Bree’s uncle, on her father’s side. Oh, and Dahlia’s name is actual Ethel, Bree’s cousin. And there is a disgusting wizard in Silas’ employ. Beware of him. Beware of Vallica. The plot is targeted towards a more adult-ish audience, and it brings the fantasy aspect to a completely new level. It is a total win-win. It leaves you on the edge of your seat!
My Honest Opinions/Thoughts: I am in love, which is all I can say. The first paragraph won me over. I may have found a new favorite ship, or two, or three, or four. ♥ I was able to read this book thoroughly, though I had a few interruptions, but I was able to pick right back up where I had left off. It is rare that a book does that to me, in terms of books that I have not read before. I overlooked some parts, but I was able to keep going without feeling dismayed. I am definitely going to move on to the next book, and I look forward to the third book as well. This book has me on fangirling overload. I am actually going to be reading it again; I love it so, so much.
|Bree as she sees Rowan again after so many years.|
|Rowan at the ball as he watches a dancer.|
|Dagan - Character-wise|
|Dagan's physique . . . . ♥|
|Finnley (you might not see it, but I just think of him)|
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