I feel like I should apologize to Scarlett for waiting so long to read this series. it is amazing. By far the best paranormal NA I have read in months. Maybe this year. I can definitely say this entire series is a contender for my best book of the year. Hands down.
Favorite Quote: " He didn't like being argued with. He didn't like anyone telling him no. He didn't like being told what to do."
This novel was fantastic. From the very first page with Dom and Lily banter, I was hooked. The characters were light and fun, all the while having this dark edge to them that I wanted to know more about. Then I really got into the novel and there was no turning back. I was hooked. Addicted. Consumed.
Lily's life has not been an easy one. Things are finally starting to look up. She is mated to the Shifter Prodigy and happy in love. Until tragedy strikes and everything changes. I broke right along with her. Such immense pain. Lily is rare breed of a character. She is one of those that you love absolutely everything about, or well, I did. Then without any time to prepare or mentally brace herself, Lily has this power thrust upon her. She was a girl trying to stay hidden, who is now in the brightest of spotlights. Broken to her core, what other choice does she have, but to survive.
This book was a total guilty pleasure that I am not at all guilty about. The novel kept me engaged and in love with every character on every page. This novel is all about relationships. The friendships that bond every person to another. Other reviews had pointed this out, but I didn't really understand what they meant until I read the book. The book has a strong value placed in the friendships between the characters. The friends in this novel love unconditionally, and that is definitely something you don't see much in novels these days.
Out of all the characters besides Lily, I have to say I am in absolute love with Ezra. He is everything I love in a character. Smart, sarcastic, and fiercely loyal. I would love a novella about his background. I don't think I could ever tire of hearing about him.
The novel does everything, and it does it well. You can go from a battle scene, to a sleepover in the same chapter and it flows seamlessly. The banter between the characters had me in stitches time and time again while reading this. The dialogue between he prodigies and the Kings was hilarious and even a tad immature at times. Exactly how college students act.
The plot in this book was unique even with it reminding me of some other series I have read. Though where those were YA novels, this dives in to a whole new adult world. For readers like me who grew up reading The Vampire Academy and series like it, this series is right up your alley. I highly recommend this novel. Jump in and get lost in this not-so-guilty pleasure.
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.