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4.11  ·  Rating details ·  3,761 ratings  ·  272 reviews
Sentenced to be executed.
Betrayed. Alone.
Hanged on the gallows.
Rema thought her life was over, but she was wrong.

Saved by a rebel force she’d only ever heard rumors about, Rema finds herself in a forbidden place. She is finally safe—free from the king and Prince Lennek. But not everything is as it seems at the rebel fortress. Secrets are whispered, and loyalties are test
Published October 4th 2017 by Reign Publishing (first published February 13th 2014)
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Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Katerina by: Diana Ouma
Shelves: fantasy
“The weight of the crown sitting atop her head was heavier than she had anticipated.”

Dear Jennifer Anne Davis,

You are the reason I will fail my upcoming exams.Instead of studying,I spent the entire day reading your beautiful book and daydreaming about a brooding prince and swooning over a heartwarming romance and plotting to take back a kingdom.And after I finish this review,I'm going to read the last instalment of this wonderful series.You've destroyed me.

A law student tha
Jacqueline's Reads
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
4.5 Stars

This is the second book in the True Reign series.

Book 1 left off on a good cliffy. I was excited to get into this one and jump into all the action. However it took me a good 50% of the book before I got into anything. It took me about three weeks to read the first half of the book.

The first half was really boring, drawn out and very detailed. I was questioning the reason for everything. I get it. Rema has to get to know her area and Darmik has to find Rema, but I think it could have all
Alicia Batista (Addicted Readers)


What another amazing book by Davis!! I love this series to pieces and am so glad I decided to pick up the first book. It captivated me and took my breath away. Davis's writing and even pacing was spectacular and such a thrilling ride of ups and downs!

The characters were so awesome, I instantly connected with Rema from the first book. And I really don't know why because in she wasn't my normal protagonist. In the first book she wasn't a bad-ass chick on a mission, she was a big sweet sof
Nov 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
Remember how I said the first book in this series was predictable, slightly trashy but still fun and had some really good scenes? Yeah, this one failed even at that. This book is literally just a collection of bad decisions, cringey scenes and ALL the tropes and cliches you can imagine.
Of course, there will be a list later ;)

The characters all took a turn to the worse, especially Rema. She got annoying and whiny and didn't do anything right. The plot, again, that word doesn't exist. The seconda
Cheer Papworth
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
In the every changing world of young adult literature, it is truly refreshing to read a book that is meant for the YA audience in content being clean, appropriate and highly entertaining, yet it is a fantastic read for adults as well. So often I read a so called YA book and I exclude it from my own children's shelf (ages 17, 15 and 12), but with The Key and Red, there was no need for censorship. Jennifer Anne Davis creates a chivalrous world of intrigue, deception and a rebellious uprising surro ...more
Willow Anne
Feb 28, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book, but not a lot. I give it a low 4 stars. (view spoiler) ...more
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am loving this series!

Rema is miraculously saved from execution. The rebels cart her off to their secret fortress to recover from her injuries. Darmik is busy tracking them, and her. He is conflicted between his obligations to his family to find the rebels and destroy them and his love for Rema. (view spoiler)
This series is mindblowingly good.

Okay, so Red picks up right where The Key left off. Just so you know I was praying to baby jesus about that damn cliffhanger until I got to this book. OMG I'm so happy with the beginning though. It was so freaking intense that I was sweating so much from being nervous.

The one thing that I'm not happy with is Rema. Like why did it take her so long for her to figure out who the hell she was?!? Well, she didn't even figure it out.. someone had to spell it out for
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
RED is an outstanding sequel to The Key where we delve deeper into the mystery, lay claim to the heart of love, and step forward into a destiny birthed from dreams. We not only see Rema transform into the captivating princess that she was born to be, but we also begin to catch glimpses of the strong and compassionate queen that her people so desperately need. Prince Darmik continues to prove why he is worthy to hold Rema’s heart and her hand as he bravely stands against his family in order to pu ...more
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a very, very good book, but I pretty much knocked off a whole star because of Savenek.

1) It was an annoying love triangle.
2) Savenek went from totally ignoring Rema to being like OMG I LOVE YOU SO MUCH MARRY ME.
3) Then two minutes later he turned into a sexist pig, being all like, "Rema can't be queen! She's just a woman! She doesn't know anything! ...oh, but Rema, I still love you... will you still marry me?" Fuck right off, Savenek.

I think it mostly annoyed me that Rema never seemed tha
Jan 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Characters are developed. That is for sure. Unfortunately, in this book, the author lost interaction development between the characters.
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O God!!!! That book was EPIC!!! And that ending was just... Amazing!!
I REALLY should've read this before!!!
Amanda Deur
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dare I say it? I just love Jennifer Anne Davis. Her books are just so much fun, action packed, fast paced with bedazzling romances and wonderful characters. Having said that, this series feels slightly less mature than the Knights of the Realm series.

Sentenced to be executed.

Betrayed. Alone.

Hanged on the gallows.

Rema thought her life was over, but she was wrong.

Saved by a rebel force she’d only ever heard rumors about, Rema finds herself in a forbidden place. She is finally safe—free from t
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I want to preface this by saying that YA is not my go-to genre, BUT if more authors pieced together YA series the way Jennifer Anne Davis has pieced together the True Reign series, then YA would be my genre of choice all day every day.

This book was exciting, intense, sweet, and powerful. It was the perfect follow up to the cliff that The Key left us hanging from.

The beginning was slightly slow but as a reader I was thankful for the start because it picks up in a BIG way about half way through.
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was really an enjoyable book. I liked the first book and liked this one even more. Great characters and the development of them. I enjoyed Sylvenek ( I know I didn't spell that right, I'll just call him S from now on) a lot but his character is inconsistent in this book but Davis doesn't quite pull it off. He is getting borderline annoying now. I liked his strong silent brooding self and I cannot reconcile myself to his whiney self. I really like the development of Rema's character. She has ...more
Dee/ bookworm
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fav-2018
I Can't wait to read the last book in the series! this one was awesome!! ...more
Feb 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books, read-in-2021
More development on basically every front, with some fun twists.

More engaging writing.

More time spent with these fantastic characters, new ones included.

More intrigue and politics.

In general, it can still be a bit predictable and I still feel that sometimes there's a bit of balance missing regarding the development of certain story-line elements (some things are really well developed, whereas other things could've faired with a bit more development, you know?), but the good in this book definit
Elizabeth Bennet
I finished this book yesterday and have started the last one in the series. If I thought I hated King Barjon and his heir in the last book multiply that times 100. The king threatens Darmik in this book to find Rema or he is removed from his duty as commander. He is never really treated as a son so no loss there. The funny thing is he let Rema go when he had the opportunity to catch her because she is bleeding from the fall she took during her escape from the noose. Darmik also had his knife lif ...more
Sep 03, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5/5 Stars
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
In comparison to the first novel, The Key, I found this book disappointing. Red begins in a way so similar to the first novel – Rema being held in a new place, her true identity still a mystery to her. At first glance, I was okay with the beginning of the book, but as the story continued, and the plot felt very similar to that of the first novel, I began to lose interest in the story.
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-my-kindle
This series is just amazing. The writing delivered from Jennifer is nearly flawless and so refreshingly original. And while I do not normally enjoy the first person narrative switching back and forth between two people, I have to say that I actually enjoyed being inside both Rema's and Darmik's heads. It really helps to understand exactly what is going on in two different places, and the sacrifices that have to be made by Darmik.

I also feel that I need to address the elephant in the room... The
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
As soon as I finished The Key I went and purchased Red on my tablet so that I could read it as soon as possible. This book is just as captivating as the first. The stakes are higher and war is on the horizon. Rema faces new dangers and threats and finally learns who she really is and what she is destined for. Darmik, on the other hand, is torn between his duty to his family and his feelings for Rema. He has to make a decision and soon. Their romance is so sweet and heartwarming. I can't wait to ...more
Feb 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
OMG!!! Jennifer is queen if awesomesauce cliffhangers!! Loved this book! Exciting adventure, romance, fighting, the list goes on!

I need book 3 now!!! Because of this book, I have now found a new genre I love!!

Thank you Jennifer!!
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved this book just as much as the first one!! This series is too good!
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, favorites
I loved the second installment of this series. Action packed, angst and a swoon-worthy forbidden love. This series keeps getting better. I love the characters; main & secondary and I hope nothing bad happens to some of my favorites in book three, especially after that huge cliffhanger!! 4.5 Stars!
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I felt the first book was a slow starter but this second book and the third one (War) were fast reads that had me on the edge of my seat.

There is no bad language
no sex but intense feelings of love
lots of fighting and some executions
Leah Alvord
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As per usual, I found something I didn't like about the book. Unlike usual, it was so inconsequential that it barely deserves a mention.

Red was a far different animal from its predecessor. In a very good way. There was so much depth to the characters and the writing was still as engaging and page-turning as before. It brought everything into a much more dramatic light.

The one thing I really feel the need to say though, is that I connected more with the supporting cast. Though Rema and Darmik bot
I didn't love how quickly Rema went from not wanting to be queen to bossing everyone around. Her behavior annoyed me toward the end. But otherwise I enjoyed this book about as much as the first one! ...more
Elisabeth Wheatley
Shortly after starting this book, I decided the series is going on my very exclusive Shelf of Awesome. The first book had me biting my nails, pacing, making plans to subject certain characters *coughcoughLennekAndBarjoncoughcough* to unspeakable torments, and generally fangirling. The sequel did not disappoint and I will be at the head of the line for War this month.

The plot:
This series is very, very fast paced with less description and more action in the writing style. The plot is very “slender
Allyssa Painter
Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Halfway through November, I read the Key by Jennifer Anne Davis, one of my new favorite authors. And like every book I’ve read by her, I loved it. However, I also hated her quite a bit at the end. If you haven’t read it yet, you should. This review isn’t very helpful if you haven’t. Then again, if you had read it, you probably wouldn’t need this review, because you’d be begging for Book 2. I know I was.

A few days ago, I read book two in the True Reign Series (The Key is Book 1), ЯED. And now I
ЯED by Jennifer Anne Davis is a fun read. It has the same light reading quality as a chicklit, but it's not as sappy and actually has a cool setting (I find most chicklits kind of have a bland setting). Even with some badly fleshed out characters and a less likeable main character not a single page felt like a drag. There's always something happening, which makes you want to rush through this book. For me, Red is a book with potential. There's something about it.

Jennifer Anne Davis' writing mak
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Jennifer Anne Davis graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential. She is currently a full-time writer. Jennifer is the recipient of the San Diego Book Awards Best Published Young Adult Novel (2013), winner of the Kindle Book Awards (2018), a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards (2014), and a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards (2014).


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