Saturday, December 27, 2014

BOOK REVIEW - KING HALL by SCARLETT DAWN - FOREVER EVERMORE # 1 - ESCAPE PUBLISHING - YA PARANORMAL ROMANCE

By : Scarlett Dawn
Published By: Escape Publishing
Released: Available Now
Details: 

RATING: 3.5 EZRA STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall…

King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.

Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Prodigies: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.

Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the revolution.




BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

When a book starts with sex education and regular bananas and extra-large bananas and we are informed from the word go that Commoners, aka coms, aka humans, are regular banana sized and Mysticals are well endowed, much more so than a male Commoner, it made me look at the male Mysticals in this book in a new light.

What?

The bar was set.

I couldn’t help thinking that Ezra and Jack and Felix had an extra-large donger.

Mysticals are very sexual beings we have this explained to us. I did think from the get go with all this sexual talk that the book was going to possibly go into more detail, but I can report this is a very clean read. I think there was more of a tease going on. Not that there is anything wrong with that. I would probably put this book in YA genre. I know the blurb states New Adult but it simply didn't read like a NA read.

Rambling to the front of the room, Mrs Fowler sat the basket on her desk and dug into it. She cleared her throat, lifting an extra-large banana high into the air. “Mysticals are naturally more endowed than Commoners.” With her other hand, she raised a regular sized banana, holding them side-by-side. Point made.

I really liked the dynamics between the four future kings and queens. Ezra would be my fave, he would be the uber sexy future Vampire King. Pearl is the future Queen Mage and Jack is the future Elemental King.

Lily is our female lead and she is a very likable character. I liked her friendship with Ezra the most.

I am trying to be careful with what I say about story line so ...that is all I can say.

I did enjoy the current Kings and their process of training and teaching the future Kings and Queens. They did like to amuse themselves.

I would like to see more of Broderick Dressler, he was only in King Hall for a blink of an eye, but I kinda liked him.

I really enjoyed the couple twists I felt that grabbed me, in King Hall.

This review is a hard one to write because although I enjoyed King Hall and its characters and I can see from Goodreads how much the majority really loved it, I felt it was a good start to this series. I felt there were parts of the story line that jumped about a bit and some parts that were for me personally, slow and not necessary and a bit drawn out.

I think for a paranormal read I would have liked a bit more action and I am at a bit of a loss as to why they kept getting attacked. I think I needed parts fleshed out more for me personally. Sometimes I may have felt like story line was just there. If that makes sense? I think it came down to more meat in the sanga for me or I would have rated it a lot higher. There is action, but...

I could say more here but I won’t. A lot of readers absolutely loved this book. I am in a reasonable sized minority, ( Goodreads only) who didn't five or four star it . I liked it but I wanted to love it.

This review is just my one personal opinion.

I have been intrigued to read this series for some time now. I started King Hall a while back but got busy so I had to put it down. I am so ever glad I got to finally read it. I will definitely be reading King Cave. 

I'm expecting BIG things from King Cave after watching the trailer below.



Michelle

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