I have read all three books in the "King" series and my title heading couldn't be anymore correct. Such a brave writer you are Scarlett Dawn and what an amazing roller coaster of emotions you took me on.
I won’t go into details about the story as there are quite a few plot twists that I feel are best discovered on your own. I will tell you though that the journey this series takes you on is unforgettable. Three days later I will still thinking about it.
The friendships Lily forms are to be envied and the romantic elements to the series is not without its hardships but totally worth it.
I downloaded this book liking the sound of the premise, even though the mere mention of vampires sends my eyes rolling. That said, I really liked this book, but I had one big problem with it. I felt like I was reading a Part 2. The back story with Dominic, unknown, information about the uncle unknown, and generally, there were snippets of information that were not skimmed over, but completely jumped over and forgotten. Occasionally there was the reflection, along the line of 3 weeks later, with a quick reflection on what happened during week one and two, but on the whole, whole weeks pass, and information missing. Like Lily's best friend- what happened to her? Antonio, he helped raise her, but why? All the information about why Lily was small and her own awakening, totally confusing, but like I said, I thought maybe I had bought the second instalment of a series, but apparently not.
Let me start by saying that I am not a great fan of fantasy fiction, but I gave this a try because I felt like a change. It was an enjoyable read; the author has a pacy style with lashings of humour. She has created a fantasy world which I found easy to come to grips with. The main character, Lily, is a vampire-werewolf hybrid, which causes her problems when by default she becomes queen-elect of the shape shifters. I had previously tried reading supernatural romances and found them tedious, but this book is definitely a few steps up and I enjoyed it enough to go onto the second book, King Cave.
This book kept popping up in my suggested for you section and I did the unthinkable and judged a book by its cover. Yes it's a very pretty cover but I thought hey it looks serious and I'm not really in the mood for a book that drags. Well, I'm so sorry Scarlett Dawn, I should of read it sooner! This book has a lot going for it. I was interested in this world that was created, the tension between humans and Mys(mystical beings), the relationships between the characters. There was subtle humour that had me chuckling along the way and Dawn is not afraid to kill off characters, but don't fear, it reads in a way that affects you but has you moving forward with the story and realising that that's just life. I loved King Cave just as much if not more and am eagerly anticipating the 3rd and final enstallment King Tomb. Ps, please don't change the covers, have learned my lesson and love them dearly.
A captivating start to this series. It held everything you would expect in a paranormal book. The focus is on the four Prodigies that will become the future Kings and Queens of the Shifters, Vampires, Mages and the Elementals, respectively Lily, Ezra, Jack and Pearl. Lily has secrets which she has kept close for fear of being killed but after her mate is taken, she learns to trust her friends and fellow Prodigies!
Oh lily, I heart you so much. The friendships in this book are truly something to behold. I love that this story isn't about sex or just the male and female leads but the different relationships throughout. This book rocked my world.