By J.D. Wright
Publication Date: October 31st, 2014
Breestlin cannot escape her destiny to become ruler of her father’s kingdom, but she never planned to become queen at twenty-three years of age. Upon the return of her first love, Rowan, Bree must quickly learn how to adapt to both her new responsibilities as a ruler and her inability to suppress her feelings for Rowan. To make matters more difficult, her outcast uncle, Silas, will stop at nothing to get what he desires, putting lives and the kingdom in danger. Bree must seek the assistance of the wizard, Dagan, who in a twist of fate discovers much more about his family (and himself) than he could ever imagine in this steamy love story, full of mystery and romance…
Danger awaits, as we journey through Everealm, the first book of the Everealm Series.
Adult content. Intended for mature audiences.
Let’s start out by saying I DNF-ed this book, which is a nice way of saying I just didn’t care. Not about the characters, not about the world, and not about every character’s preoccupation with sex. I get that this was an adult novel, and thus the content was geared toward adults, but that doesn’t mean that I expected such a substantial amount of the plot to be dedicated to, er, personal relationships.
I gave the book two stars because 1) it was able to hold my attention until around the forty percent mark (with substantial skimming) and 2) because of Vallica. There is one scene where Vallica decides to take out her anger over her husband’s maiming of her lover on her piggish, rapist, whoring husband’s current mistress. I may or may not have laughed out loud at that point. It also may have been the only part of the book I really enjoyed. I may have also closed my kindle at that point and imagined my own ending where Vallica and Simon live happily ever after after killing Silas and magically getting Simon’s finger back. The end.
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Disclaimer: The synopsis and cover picture were pulled from the book’s Goodreads page. Neither belong to us. A review copy was provided by YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.