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Blurb (from Goodreads):
Sixteen year-old Breena Perdit has spent her life as a barmaid, innocent to her father’s past and happily free from the Elemental gifts that would condemn her to a life in the Egrian King’s army. Until the day that three Elemental soldiers recognize her father as a traitor to the throne and Bree’s father is thrown in jail—along with the secrets from his last mission as the King’s assassin. Secrets that could help the King win a war. Secrets he refuses to share.
Desperate to escape before the King’s capricious whims prove her and her father’s downfall, Bree bargains with him: information for their lives. It’s a good trade. And she has faith she’ll get them both out of the King’s grasp with time.
But that was before the discovery that she’s the weapon the King’s been waiting for in his war.
Now, time is running out. To save her father’s life and understand her own, Bree must unravel the knot of her father’s past before the King takes his life– and uses her to bring a nation to its knees.
My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Jennifer Ellision and NetGalley.)
16-year-old Breena lives with her father, and helps him run his Tavern – The Bridge and Duchess.
When strangers come to their small village looking for people who are able to control the elements, Breena is sure they’re in the wrong place, until suddenly they intrude on her life.
What is Breena’s father hiding from her? And who are the strangers really looking for?
This was an okay story, but it was slow in places.
Breena was an okay character, but I did expect her to work out what was going on a lot sooner than she did! Even with the clues she was given, she seemed to take forever to work out what was going on at the palace, and I just expected more of her.
The storyline in this was alright, I did like it more in places than in others, and the pace was a bit slow. I found myself putting this down a lot whilst reading, and switching to a different book.
There were a few twists, but I thought that a lot of them were quite predictable.
There was some romance, but it wasn’t developed enough for me personally, I would have liked more on the romance front.
The ending was good, and we did get a few twists revealed. I didn’t love this book though, it was just missing something for me.
Overall; okay story, but slow in places,
6.5 out of 10.