It's a masterpiece. I bought it three times.
There are three things I loved about A Kingdom of Exiles that have stuck with me even though it’s been months since I read it. Here’s the blurb The brightest of stars are always born on the darkest of nights. Serena Smith is unusual. Growing up in a backwoods village, her life is lonely and dull. Then, on her eighteenth birthday, she’s gifted a magical heirloom only to be snatched by fae and condemned to a lifetime in chains. Dragged to Aldar, a fae kingdom ruled by a tyrant witch, Serena discovers a forbidden love, and meets fellow outcasts, each with their own dark secrets. As the lives of warriors,…
It's seldom I read a standalone so satisfying. Stiefvater creates a whole world in such a short space of time with this book.
The exquisite descriptive writing brings this story to life.
A fresh and beautifully-written fantasy YA.
I came to Crooks & Straights with that Christmas morning feeling. I read the description on Amazon and thought wow, I’ve got to get my hands on that.
Scarred will hook you from the very first sentence and pull you right through to the end, mercilessly. South African author, Joanne Macgregor is a counselling psychologist, and she certainly brings her knowledge of the human mind to this story.
The selling point of this novel is the magic system, which is based partly on colour. It was a nice, fresh, hook.
This book was a bit pretentious but interesting (though possibly not for the prudish, it wasn't overly graphic either).
Cat's descriptive writing is amazing.