Saturday, 16 May 2015

Book Review: Blood Queen (Lharmell #3) by Rhinannon Hart

Title: Blood Queen (Lharmell # 3)
Author: Rhiannon Hart
Publisher: Curtis Brown

Publication Date: 21 April 2015
Pages: 292
Format: E-Book PDF
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy/YA
Source: Review Copy from Author

After losing Rodden at the last Turning, Zeraphina is alone. Or she would be, if her mother and Prince Folsum would leave her in peace. The prince, blind in one eye after an attack by Zeraphina’s brant, has taken up residence in her home and is insisting she marry him. When an accident happens, Zeraphina flees – straight into the arms of a waiting harming.

Now a captive, she discovers she’s being taken to Lharmell. But not to be executed. To be crowned queen. The identity of the one who has given the orders is shrouded in mystery, and Zeraphina can’t help but be suspicious. After everything she’s done the Lharmellins should want her dead. Just who is awaiting her in Lharmell?
(Goodreads Synopsis)

Blood Queen was a pleasing conclusion to this highly readable trilogy. It took me a few chapters to get into the book, mostly due to the long gap between books two and three and the fact my memory of the events so far was a little hazy. But once I got back into the swing of things it was a quick read. I was interested to see how things worked out for Zeraphina; however, for me this book lacked a little of the excitement of the earlier installments, perhaps because of the drawn-out story-telling sequence at the start. Overall, though, this has been a very good series and I highly recommend it to YA fantasy/paranormal fans looking for something a little different.

1 comment:

  1. Good review, nicely thought out. I'll definitely look out for this series.