Monday, August 24, 2015

REVIEW: Winter's Queen by Amber Argyle

Book one of the Fairy Queen's series

Book Blurb: Becoming a winter queen will make Ilyenna as cold and cruel and deadly as winter itself, but it might be the only way to save her people from a war they have no hope of winning.~

Mortally wounded during a raid, seventeen-year-old Ilyenna is healed by winter fairies who present her with a seductive offer: become one of them and share their power over winter. But that power comes with a price. If she accepts, she will become a force of nature, lose her humanity, and abandon her family.

Unwilling to pay such a high price, Ilyenna is enslaved by one of the invaders, Darrien. While in captivity, she learns the attack wasn’t just a simple raid but part of a larger plot to overthrow her entire nation.

With the enemy stealing over the mountains and Darrien coming to take her to his bed, Ilyenna must decide whether to resurrect the power the fairies left behind. Doing so will allow her to defeat Darrien and the other invaders, but if she embraces winter, she will lose herself to that destroying power—forever.

My Review: Oh man. What to say about this book? I love how Ilyenna is this strong female character. She's the clan mistress of the Shyle while her father is the clan leader. She is also the best healer in the village. When a neighboring clan gets attacked the whole clan opens up their village to help the survivors but doing that puts their own village in the position of being attacked. Ilyenna ends up being taken as a slave for reparation of the attacking clan leader's eldest son being killed. Even though she is a slave to the Tyran clan she never loses her fire and still tries to help her clan.

I loved this book and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. This author might just be a new favorite author.

Rating: 4½ stars out of 5


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