Sunday 4 August 2013

King Hall by Scarlett Dawn - Review

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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.



*copy received through Netgalley for honest review*

I am not a huge paranormal reader - I do read it, but not in large quantities, but I could not put King Hall down.

Yes it does have the paranormal (shifters, mages, elementals, vampires), but I felt it was more a story of friendships and the relationships forged through difficult circumstances.  There is love, loss, laughter, the lot.

The relationships with the 4 main characters, Lily, Ezra, Pearl and Jack were tangible. People who shouldn't normally be friends who become closer than they ever thought possible.

The Kings are hilarious - I lol'd many a times with their antics, especially at the 4 prodigy's expense, but also wanted to shake them at times.  Though at times I did wonder why, if they were oh so powerful, they didn't realise what the deal was with Lily?

This is Scarlett Dawn's first novel, and it is so well written would never have thought it was.

I look forward to reading more of her work.

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