January 04, 2020

#BookReview: The King's Questioner by Nikki Katz






Synopsis: From the author of 'The Midnight Dance' comes an epic YA fantasy featuring royal drama, dark magic, and a secret that could topple a kingdom.

Kalen has been cursed with a gift: he’s a mental picklock, able to access a person’s memories and secrets by touch. His skills make him the perfect questioner to the king, and he spends his days interrogating prisoners of the crown.

But when Kalen’s estranged childhood friend, Prince Cirrus, falls into a sudden coma, the king begs Kalen to intervene. By accessing Cirrus’ mind, Kalen saves his life—and uncovers a terrifying secret. The prince has a sister, banished long ago, and she is the key to the destruction or survival of the kingdom.

With the help of Cirrus and a silver-haired thief named Luna, Kalen must find the princess and bring her home. Or risk death at the hands of his king.


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Rating: ★★
My Review: Sadly this story suffered from being underdeveloped in my mind.  The characters were on the edge of greatness and the story felt the same way.  The premise sounded so amazing but the story itself lacked the spark to get off the ground.  I wanted to really love this one but it felt like the author was afraid to go that extra step and break out of their shell.  I wished that they wouldn't have held anything back.  




Go Into This One Knowing: Underdeveloped 









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