**Disclaimer: I was given a free e-ARC in exchange for an honest review from as part of a tour from TBR and Beyond Tours.**
Title The Stolen Kingdom
Author Jillian Boehme
Release Date March 2, 2021
Date Finished April 19, 2021
For a hundred years, the once-prosperous kingdom of Perin Faye has suffered under the rule of the greedy and power-hungry Thungrave kings. Maralyth Graylaern, a vintner’s daughter, has no idea her hidden magical power is proof of a secret bloodline and claim to the throne. Alac Thungrave, the king’s second son, has always been uncomfortable with his position as the spare heir—and the dark, stolen magic that comes with ruling.
When Maralyth becomes embroiled in a plot to murder the royal family and seize the throne, a cat-and-mouse chase ensues in an adventure of dark magic, court intrigue, and forbidden love.
I was so excited to read this book. Besides having a stunning cover, the premise sounded right up my alley.
Some Things I Liked
- Dual POVs. I love that. I really enjoy back and forth between the main characters as well as their inner monologues.
- Lite fantasy. I enjoyed the magic system but it wasn’t the main focus of the story. I felt like the story focused more on the political conflict as well as the implications of who actually possessed the magic.
- Romance. I also really loved the romance. It was subtle but a cute story.
One Thing I Wasn’t Crazy About
- I’m never a fan of insta-love. While I loved the romance, I wasn’t crazy about how it started. It felt a bit rushed for me.
I think this story feels complete. While I liked this world, I feel like the story between these characters ended in a way that I was satisfied with.
I enjoyed this book. I don’t love insta-love, but I was happy with the resolution of the romance plot.
Recommendations for Further Reading
- The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith
- Seven Ways to Kill a King by Melissa Wright
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