Saturday, July 18, 2020

Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft ~ Review

Title: Down Comes the Night
Author: Allison Saft
Genre: Gothic Fantasy
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release Date: March 2nd, 2021
Version Read: Kindle ebook
Buy: Amazon

Synopsis: Honor your oath, destroy your country.

Wren Southerland is the most talented healer in the Queen’s Guard, but her reckless actions have repeatedly put her on thin ice with her superiors. So when a letter arrives from a reclusive lord, asking Wren to come to his estate to cure his servant from a mysterious disease, she seizes the chance to prove herself.

When she arrives at Colwick Hall, Wren realizes that nothing is what it seems. Particularly when she discovers her patient is actually Hal Cavendish, the sworn enemy of her kingdom.

As the snowy mountains make it impossible to leave the estate, Wren and Hal grow closer as they uncover a sinister plot that could destroy everything they hold dear. But choosing love could doom both their kingdoms.

My Review: I was excited when I first read the synopsis for this book. I didn't expect to like the main character Wren since at the beginning of the book she's very weak-willed but also defiant. She grows during the book to become this strong-willed woman who is still defiant. She basically just wants her aunt's approval (who is the Queen of Danu) as she is a bastard and her parents died leaving Isabel as her guardian and only remaining family. So Wren decides to accept a deal from a foreign nobleman to cure his ailing servant Henry (who is really Hal Cavendish, the Reaper of Vesria) without the Queen's permission. However, she doesn't realize it's a part of a sinister trap and she and Hal have to race against the clock to uncover a dastardly plot and stop a war.

I want to say that I loved this book. It's the first book I've read in a while that has made me excited to read again. Down Comes the Night gave me the same vibes I felt when I first read Wicked Saints. If this is Allison Saft's debut novel I can't wait to see what she releases in the future.

Rating: 5 stars

*I received an advanced copy from NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

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