Friday, November 24, 2023

#BookReview: Blood of Desiderium (The Divide, #1) by Ali Stuebbe

Synopsis: In the lands of Deyadrum, where every Fae possesses power, Princess Emma is the only one forced without. Confined in the walls of her palace by her father, she’s desperate for a taste of freedom.

That is, until she discovers the truth: everything she thought she knew was a lie, for something evil plagues her lands - promising death and darkness.

A betrothal that tests her.
A mysterious vigilante who teases her.
A Dark Prince who doesn’t trust her.
And a phantom that invades her dreams.

Emma must try to escape her father’s torturous grip as she journeys to find a way to save her people…and herself.

But Emma has dark secrets of her own. And a game she has to play.

Can she overcome her grief and fears to save her people before the darkness that lurks within consumes her?

Just remember, even that which appears true may be deceiving.

Trigger Warnings:
-Mental health themes
-Mention of suicidal intent
-Overall dark themes

*This book is a NA Dark Fantasy Romance that is 18+ with explicit language and sexual scenes. BoD is the first book in 'The Divide' series and ends on a cliffhanger.*


Rating: 2 Stars
My Review: This book that is just shy of 600 pages long was to long and to messy to really be good.  It tossed a bunch of things at you and really just didn't grasp me at all.  And then it ends and is a series.  I think that this story could have been either cut down or just summed up in those almost 600 pages.  The characters were really weird and things just didn't feel like they had rules.  And yes I know this is fantasy but your world still have to have a set of rules it goes by.  You can't be like this person can break out of anything but the Gods can't.  It makes no sense.  So for me this was something that I did finish but I should have DNFed. 

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