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The Season of Lightning (The Kingmakers' War) by Kate Avery Ellison Purchase Link - click HERE

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#Young_Adult, #Historical, #Fantasy

Emma meets Robin Hood in this antebellum-esque historical fantasy set in the same fantasy world as A Gift of Poison. Verity Elysius is the only daughter of a famous retired general and rich plantation owner. She lives in an insulated world of wealth and privilege, where she spends her time riding her horse, sassing her lady's companion, and being tormented by the family's handsome but irritating nobleman friend, Lord Roth. But when a mysterious, masked vigilante called the Hawk begins stirring up trouble and freeing silvras, the oppressed lower class, Verity's world is turned upside down as she is challenged about everything she knows about her world and her place in it.

3 out of 5 (good)

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This book was a good book. It wasn’t anything super exciting nor was it a book that grabbed my attention and held it throughout the story, but it wasn’t a book that couldn’t hold my attention. I think I’d rate this a middle of the road story. The characters were fun, well written, and felt true to the history they were being written in. The scenery seemed to be written incredibly well also.

The romance and back and forth between the female and male lead characters were charming and fun. I loved the attitude that Verity held, much to her father’s dismay. She was the type of character that needed someone to control her and reign her in all without forcefully doing it and keeping her happy at the same time. This type of relationship between characters was what kept me reading and really had me enjoying the story.

The story seemed to be lacking something, I can’t quite put my finger on what it was. It didn’t leave me wanting to keep reading when I had to put the book down. The story wasn’t calling my name while I was away doing other things, it wasn’t making me miss the story line. I think maybe the overabundance of correspondence and lack of character development on Roth.

I won’t not recommend this story, because it wasn’t horrible or poorly written. I will recommend to proceed at your own risk.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

I've been making up stories since I was five years old, and now I'm thrilled to be able to do it as a full-time job. I have an obsession with dark fantasy, dystopian futures, and Pride and Prejudice-style love stories full of witty banter and sizzling, unspoken feelings. When I'm not writing, I'm creating digital art, reading funny blogs, or watching my favorite shows (which include TVD and BSG). I live with my geeky husband and our two bad cats in Atlanta, GA.

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