Audience: YA+, a little language, some kissing and a love scene, gore
Length: 320 pages
Author: C.V. Wyk
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: January 18th, 2018
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Oh goodness, I love historical YA fantasy mash-ups. This was one of those books I couldn’t put down.
First of all, bad-a, sword wielding, warrior princesses are my jam. Attia kicked butt and took names, never forgetting who she was and what she was fighting for.
With the help of Xanthus, Attia was able to maintain her cool and enjoy a blossoming friendship after watching her kingdom fall to Rome.
XANTHUS. Oh, I love him. The poor soul who never wanted his position and did what he could to be a friend. He had to prove to himself life was worth living and it made my heart ache every time he wanted to give in.
The turns Wyk throws in there, BREAK YOUR HEART. Fair warning, you’ll yell at the sky and mark your calendar for the release of the next book. I haven’t accepted this novels fate and won’t. Praying these are resolved soon.
Some language, a few kisses that lead to a love scene. Barely counts as one, so appropriate for younger audiences. Since Romans and all there’s definitely unnecessary blood shed, but who doesn’t love a good battle?