Saturday, January 9, 2016

Week 2 Review: Kingdom of Ashes

From Goodreads:
Asleep for a hundred years, awoken by a kiss, Aurora's life was supposed to be a fairytale. But since discovering that loyalty to the crown and loyalty to her country are two very different things, Aurora knows she can only dream of happily ever after. Once the enchanted princess, savior of her people, she is now branded a traitor.

Aurora is determined to free her home from the king's tyrannical rule, even if it means traveling across the sea to the kingdom of the handsome and devious Prince Finnegan—someone who seems to know far more about her magic than he should. However, Finnegan's kingdom has perils of its own, and any help he gives Aurora will come at a price.

As Aurora and Finnegan work together to harness her power—something so fiery and dangerous that is as likely to destroy those close to Aurora as it is to save them—she begins to unravel the mysteries surrounding the curse that was placed on her over a century before…and uncover the truth about the destiny she was always meant to fulfill.

Brimming with captivating fantasy and life-threatening danger, the sequel to A Wicked Thing takes Sleeping Beauty on an adventure unlike any she's ever had before. 

My Review:
I absolutely loved this book! It was so fantastic, and it built so well on A Wicked Thing, it was just so enjoyable and good! I was really looking forward to reading this book, but I thought it was going to be after it was released because it was only recently that it was added to Edelweiss! But it was, yeah!

I loved the themes that this book dealt with, good and bad, power and fear and the relationship between the two. Of course some of this pushed my buttons like it did in the first book, but that just had me reading this book faster!

It also dealt with people treading Aurora like she wasn't a person, she was a part of a story, and that story was going to make their lives better, and when she rebelled, she was the reason why things were bad in the first place. So yeah, not the best situation for her to be in!

Loved how things ended, it was hard, but they won, and there were good and bad things that had happened, and things weren't totally happy, but they were pretty good. So that was a really great ending! And it could be the ending of the series, but I would love to have more!

Such a fantastic book, so great and wonderful and epic and fantastic, and I would dearly love more of this series and Rhiannon Thomas' writing!

Author: Rhiannon Thomas
Series: A Wicked Thing #2
Read: January 8th, 2016
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Loved the first book, and it's a 2016 Retelling Reading Challenge Book, Historical Fiction 2016 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Expected Publication: February 23rd 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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