Monday, February 23, 2015
Review: Bloodrealms (Bloodmark Saga, #2) by Aurora Whittet
Young Adult Fantasy
October 31st 2014
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Werewolf princess Ashling Boru's eighteenth birthday is only a year away, which means that she only has twelve months before she is claimed and fulfills her prophecy to unite the packs and lead her people. Her father decrees that her four suitors must fight in the Bloodrealms, the werewolves' ancient underground fighting world, and the winner will have King Boru's choice to win Ashling's hand. The wolf laws are rigid and barbaric, and Ashling's illicit love for Grey, if discovered, will mean his death. But when Ashling and Grey get trapped in the blood-soaked depths of the Bloodrealms, they find ancient horrors far greater than Ashling's father's rule.
With betrayal around every corner and old nemeses set to destroy Ashling, she is more divided than ever between the destiny she didn't choose and the love that she did. To make matters worse, her decision will not only set the course of her future, but the future of her entire race.
Bloodrealms is the second novel in Whittet’s Bloodmark saga.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
*Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
This book was fan-flipping-tastic! Around every corner(page) of this book there was nail-biting action or swoon worthy romance. King Boru is a ruthless leader who seems to care for his daughter but at times can be a teeny bit of a tyrant. He cares a whole lot for his race and will do anything and everything to guarentee their survival. So I guess I don't exactly hate him, but he isn't loveable either.
Ashling can be a frustrating character but in the end I love her. She's living in a terrifying world and has a destiny that she doesn't want. I loved how cute she and Grey were in this book! They are so swoon worthy.
Overall, the action and mystery and gore of this novel were excellent and kept me on edge.