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First of all, what a great expansion to a universe! Stephany Wallace ties in Forgotten Kingdom with her Ancient Magic Series seamlessly. You don't need to have read the previous series, but it's a great start to become even more completely engrossed in this world she has created. If you miss Cyn and Bri, Forgotten Kingdom will give you a little touch of them that will have you smiling.
Forgotten Kingdom introduces us to a new set of characters (yummy ones at that. Give me a Gaerrath brother, any of them, really), a new adventure and a new set of secrets around every corner. I found myself happily surprised by the main POV choice, and perfectly accepting that there didn't seem to be a romantic notion in the immediate future.
The characters were well developed and we got to see multiple facets of many of them, which were both enlightening and necessary in the expansion of this world. It's refreshing and exciting to learn and follow each of these new characters, figuring out their means and motives behind every word and action they take.
Carefully crafted, the first book in the Winter Court Chronicles has potential oozing out of every word on every page. I found myself absorbing every word with ease, eager to devour more and more, until there was nothing left, then griping about how I needed more, now.
Stephany Wallace has a lot in store for us, I can feel it and I'm excited to see where she takes us next in the Winter Court.
What an amazing and heartfelt story. It's so real, touching on emotions, stereotypes and life that people see every day. Pen and Xander is a story that brings not only two people together, but also a community. It's a story that touches on the hardships that people deal with, the real factors that make up every day life for some people. It was a well written story and easy to follow. I enjoyed the back and forth between point of views, giving us an even playing field of knowledge about and through the two main characters eyes. I hope that future books from Laekan Zea Kemp will bring us back into this community, this neighborhood and we can see what Pen, Xander and the rest of the 'family' is up to. I can happily say that I couldn't put this book down and I can't wait to see what else this author has to offer!
Kimberly Loth continues to hit us where it matters most: right in the feels. She has a way of leaving us begging for more every time we finish a story. This one is no exception. The Blazing Glass picks up right where The Smoking Lamp left off. Liv and Gabe are two flawed but relatable characters, who's relationship and love story is intriguing and engaging. The Blazing Glass gives us little surprises around every corner that I wasn't expecting to see, which kept me on the edge of my seat and wanting more with every page. I look forward to the next installment!
This was a good book, it had a good storyline and compelling characters. It was a little rough for me in the beginning, as it took a little while for me to get invested, but let me tell you, by the end, I wasn’t putting it down. Ms. Grey has established a community that has you questioning the movements and motives of everyone around. There are so many questions that I need answers to, but that’s not a bad thing. It keeps me anxious for her next installment, because trust me, at the end of this book, you’ll want the next installment, like yesterday.