A brilliant new adventure full of exotic locales, magic spells, daring sword fights, and a devilishly handsome prince!
The setting and world building was brilliant. Set in the jungle with deadly opponents on all sides this story really keeps you on edge. You soon find though that that the most deadly enemies lurk from within. The descriptions and action scenes had a deadly beautiful quality to them. I was easily lost in this world of romance, danger, and friendship.
So many memorable characters in this book, but some of my favorites are Marcel, Damian, Rylan, and of course Alex (Alexa).
Alexa didn't have an easy life and from a young age she had to make some tough decisions. Which is why she came to be among the Prince's Guard disguised as a boy. I really admired her determination and strength. Keeping such a secret for so long would be unimaginably hard. Luckily she is able to make some friends and gets to do the one thing she loves most, fight. She is good at it and throughout the book it is the on thing she holds onto even when everything else seems so uncertain.
Marcel is Alexa's twin brother and the one who came up with the plan to disguise her as a boy. He has been there for Alexa through everything and it is plain to see how much these two care for one another. He was sweet character that I wished I could have seen more of.
Rylan is one of my absolute favorite characters in this story. He is so sweet and kind. As well as extremely loyal and fiercely dedicated. He always knew what to do to cheer Alexa up. He was the kind of friend you always want by your side.
Last, but certainly not least is Damian, the prince. He was a little hard to figure out at first, but once you got to know him he was so much more than what he appeared. He was definitely one of the more interesting characters in the book with a lot of passion, intelligence, and secrets. I loved his banter with Alexa and found these two hilarious to watch.
I could not put the book down and am just sad that I will have to wait a long while for the next installment. A big thanks to this debut author for writing this new and addicting series!!