Friday, January 1, 2016

House of royals book review

Description: Every town has its history and skeletons, but Silent Bend, Mississippi’s are darker than most. Ruled from the shadows by the House—the immortal Born and their aging, enslaved Bitten—everyone knows not to go out after dark and that the police will never look into crimes involving blood.

Alivia Ryan didn’t know the man who claims to be her father through a will even existed until she inherits the Conrath plantation. Instead of the sleepy house she expects, she finds a mansion and a staff who look at her with fear in their eyes.

Ian Ward tried to kill Alivia the first time they met, and then insisted he train her to defend herself against the House, who he claims will try to manipulate and take her in for their own political reasons. And the growing attraction between them will threaten their lives—Ian is a sworn enemy of the House.

In Silent Bend, people disappear, the threat of a demented King and the legend of his resurrecting Queen hang over everyone’s heads, and proving loyalty means far more than blood. You’d better watch who you trust in this town…

Review: I was scared to read this because the description made it sound very similar to some other YA books I have read. This book was not like what I thought it would be, instead this book was engaging, exciting, and contained main characters that used cunning and creativity to make it through some politics and other subterfuge plots. My favorite part is that Alivia does not care what other people think, she does what she wants, but for all the right reasons. I even felt engaged with all the secondary characters. The only thing I disliked was how long some of the information was beat around the bush. It was a good read though and after the ending I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book.