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  GOODREADS // AMAZON // BOOK DEPOSITORY Breton princess at the peak of the French Renaissance, Lilac lives prisoner in her parents' castle after a wicked secret is revealed on the eve of her tenth birthday soirée. Years later, her coronation ceremony looms, and between the riotous townsfolk and scheming nobleman bent on snatching the throne, Lilac prepares for the worst... Until a mysterious letter arrives from The Witch of Lupine Grotto, detailing a curious offer to cure her darkness forever. Lilac begrudgingly trades her coronet for a cloak and ventures into the forest Brocéliande in pursuit of the impious enchantress at the edge of town. With only the protection of an inherited dagger—and unsolicited help of the sardonic stranger who inserts himself on her quest—she must traverse Brocèliande and return in time to claim her rightful position as sovereign monarch. This is the story of a cursed princess, A crestfallen killer, The town that wants them to burn, And the witch

Review: Rhodi's Light by Megan Linski

Rhodi's Light by Megan Linski

( I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review)

Flight. Hyperspeed. Clairvoyance.

These are some of the powers gifted to the Rhodi, an ancient sect of assassins who defend Crescentia, a dystopian world with a dying hope.

Dyliana Fairsson is one of them. After losing her parents to a suspicious accident, she and her twin brother, Devin, join the Rhodi to avoid starvation. Under the direction of her master, Dylan struggles to learn the strength of her magic …as well as hide the growing scars on her wrists. Can Dylan become the warrior, the hero, she’s destined to be? Or is she fated to fall from the light into the darkness?

I started the book hoping to really like the characters but the only person I really connected with was Nellie, and she wasn't even one of the main characters! While I did like the twins and Talidin and Tavana, I couldn't just connect with them. At the beginning of the book Dylan is said to be 15 but throughout the book I couldn't picture her as being more than 10. As a matter of fact, all the characters in the story seemed younger than they actually were. Truthfully I think younger readers might be able to connect with the characters...

The first chapter held so much promise but the plot kind of became confusing soon. I had a hard time getting a proper grip on the setting and time. I started out looking at a dystopian universe but most of the time it felt an old time fantasy setting. I had to keep reminding myself that it was not the case.

There were info dumps every now and then when the masters suddenly decide to tell Dylan and Devin something about the Rhodi or their own secrets.

There are too many unrealistic coincidences and many scenes left me saying, "OK am not buying that." A lot of things in the book happen without a reason.

Truthfully, the plot by itself is pretty good but the way it has been presented to the readers is not. It's confusing at times and feels incomplete.

The writing was actually good and fast paced. I read the book in one sitting without feeling bored. The story moves quickly and doesn't dawdle at any point. The descriptions in the book were good enough for me to form images in my head as I read the book.

- The fast paced writing
- The plot as a whole

- The way the plot is presented
- The characters
- The confusing setting and unrealistic coincidences

It definitely wasn't a bad book. The plot is decent and the writing is fast paced. I actually think it would be a good read for younger readers.

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  1. Sorry you found it a bit disappointing. But I'm glad it wasn't boring! :)

    1. Yes! Am glad about that too! If it had been boring I'm afraid I'd have DNFed it and I hate to DNF books! The story was actually interesting but it did not present itself well :(

  2. Doesn't sound like my cup of tea to be honest, but good review :)


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