Friday, February 26, 2016

ARC Book Review: House of Kings (House of Royals #3) by Keary Taylor

House of Kings (House of Royals #3) by Keary Taylor
Publication Date: March 8th, 2016
Genre: Adult Paranormal
Pages: 163
Format: ebook
Source: Author
Read: February 19th to 23rd, 2016
Rating: 5/5


Alivia’s father left her a letter before he died, begging her to stay away from the King and the Royals. But it was a plea made in vain. She never could have run from this life, not when she might be Cyrus’ resurrected queen. The King has arrived in Silent Bend and with him, he brought the end to Alivia’s mortal life. 

Uncontrollable bloodlust and an ever-shifting world rule her nights now. These twisted politics are deadly enough, but now her heart is the newest battleground. There’s no hiding from the one who hates everything she was born to, a spy who embraces everything she’s become, and a King who vies for someone she may soon remember. 

The games have begun. The House of Conrath is growing. Blood will be shed, the bodies will fall. Alliances will be tested and old enemies look like harmless children compared to the new ones rising from the shadows.

~My Thoughts~

From the very first chapter this was an emotional roller coaster ride! Alivia ended her life and became the one thing her father desperately didn't want her to become, but you can't stop destiny. Now she's learning how to cope with her bloodlust and I've got to say I'm glad it was a struggle for her, it gave her even more depth and I had sympathy for her when she ended up doing the one thing she never wanted upon anyone.

I loved watching her go through her up's and downs as she was figuring out who she was as a vampire, a royal, a leader! There was some moments where I didn't agree with her and I was like wtf do you think you're doing, but it was interesting and those moments kept me on my toes! She was playing a dangerous game but I also understand she was getting over a heartbreak so people do crazy things when they're hurt. 

House of Kings was a page turner! The craziness and mind blowing actions from House of Pawns does not slow down but one up the madness in this one! The King constantly showed why he was the ruler and when he showed his dark side I was sitting on the edge of my seat! My God, my jaw dropped a few times when he shed blood and bodies were falling left and right! I couldn't believe it but I loved it! Truly, a beautiful, dark world Keary Taylor has created! The books just keep getting better and better, I cannot wait to get my hands on the fourth book! 

Though I loved this, my only little let down was the Kings games. I had such high expectations from the way the characters feared them and what not but in the end they were a bit meh. The first one was pretty simple, the last two were better as blood shed but I was expecting a bit more, more crazy and truly maddening requests. Maybe it was just me. The games were great for what they were. I understand they reflect the house leaders and they definitely reflected Alivia and the house she's built. Other than that, House of Kings was amazing and that ending, wow do not get on the Kings bad side.

Overall I'm dying to read the next one! Once again, that ending killed me! The twist and turns are never ending! I just can't get enough that I wanted to turn to the first page and reread this the moment I finished it!

*Was given a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review*

Sweet Readings Everybody!

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