From the brilliant imagination of Kerrelyn Sparks comes a bold new fantasy romance series in which passion and magic collide. Behold the Embraced...
As one of the Embraced—one born with magical powers—the beautiful, innocent Luciana escaped certain death after her father hid her away on the Isle of Moon. Now, nineteen years later, her father has returned with a frightening request. He will be executed unless Luciana returns to the mainland and marries a man feared throughout the land: a terrifying brute known as the Beast.
Luciana accepts her fate and agrees to wed the Beast—Lord Leo—in order to save her father. Soon she learns that her betrothed is also one of the Embraced. With the ability to wield lightning, Leo's immense power strikes fear into the hearts of men. . .and his mere touch can put an end to a woman’s life. But Luciana cannot deny the passion that burns between them. How can she resist the man who scorches her soul and makes her feel intoxicated with desire—even if surrendering to him could destroy them both?
I absolutely loved reading this book! I haven't finished reading her other series, but I was really excited to read this book! It sounded so great-and it lived up to that promise and more-plus, I've really enjoyed her writing! It was just an amazing book!
For some reason, I thought that this would take place in the modern world. I don't know why, but I did, and I was wrong. And I really loved the world that was created in this book! This world of The Embraced, of the Moon Goddesses, and the Seer-and the game that Luciana and her sisters created that was pretty accurate in depicting futures when Lucina translated it!
Watching Lucina and Leo together was fantastic! She only just found out that she wasn't an orphan, while he's had his deadly power since he was 5, and an uncle who was out to get him! They were such a perfect match! And why she could touch him and not be hurt, glad we got an explanation for that!
I do wish that we could've seen Leo and Luciana with his uncle. That would've been very interesting! But since the bad guy killed him before they could reach him, yeah. That didn't happen! Because his uncle was a pretty bad dude, himself! It allowed them to change the kingdom to what they wanted, though!
Loved this book so much, and I can't wait for the sequel and see more of her sisters find happiness! (Since her birth sister found hers in death in this book!)
Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
Series: The Embraced #1
Read: March 11th, 2017
Reason Why: Love her books, and it sounded really good! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Published: March 7th 2017