Crown of Conspiracy (The Ilvannian Chronicles, #1)
Becoming Queen is the last thing on Shalitha's mind, but when an unexpected illness takes down everyone but her, she has no choice but to rise to the occasion.
With more unexplained accidents happening around her, she is convinced none of them is coincidence. But when she sets out to find the truth, she soon finds ...more
And yes, I'm pretty confident you won't be catching me with a mouthful of leather anytime soon.
Why I'm so sure on it? Let's see....
400+ pages and I read them in a day, resenting the times when I had to set my Kindle down.
Fast paced thrilling adventure - check
Mysterious intrigue to keep you guessing till the end - check
Sassy, badass female lead to absolutely root for - ...more
I had a hard time deciding on what to rate this book, because I believe it has a lot of potential. Shalitha is basically the princess of a matriarchal kingdom, she loves to fight and she isn't afraid to talk back. She is attempting to preserve her people from the threat of conspirators lurking within the kingdom.
There were a lot of great points in the book, parts where I was hooked and I could see the book getting really good. I think that there were a lot of parts where the plot got a little...more
That being said, this book had me hooked from page one. I believe I even read the last 40% or so in one sitting after returning from work one day simply because I couldn't put it down.
It has has a sassy protagonist elf princess with balls and antagonists who really get under your skin. The supporting characters provide an ...more
Weaver's worldbuilding is wonderful, with its hierarchy, rituals ...more
Epic characters, an absolutely well thought storyline.
Elves, I mean come on, who does not love elves?
Everyone who is even mildly enjoying High Fantasy books (but for younger readers, because nobody in this book is just walking or riding endlessly through the fields) will love it.
We have drama, we have love, we have intrigues and hopes.
And I am in love with 3 of Kara's characters.
Without spoiling you all too much: Hearlyon, Soren, Eamryel. I ship them!
More of this, please!
I have no words to express how much I loved this book. I downloaded it yesterday and read through the night until I turned the last page. The story is intriguing and intense, and all the way to the last page I kept guessing what would happen next.
Shal is a strong character, a little stubborn, yet likable and kind. Shal and Tal are the two characters that made me fall in love with this book.
All the way to the end, I had my heart pounding, and I ...more
Also if you like fantasy books with action, intrigue and a little romance...read this book.
I had a hard time putting the book away when my children needed attention.
Can't wait till the second book comes out. ...more
A beautifully developed world this book was a picture-perfect high fantasy. This includes a dreamy love interest (I ship it), a well-trained and highly fierce heroine, and some adorable and equally fierce brothers and friends. To top it all off it was set in a dangerously glittering world with high stakes, assassins, mystery, politics, and maybe a touch of magic.
Kara has an incredible talent for character and world building alike. She creates characters that leap from the page, ones that you can't help but completely fall in love with. Her main ...more
- quick paced! You don't realize how many pages you're actually reading bc the pacing is amazing
- characters: the characters are awesome. Theres a couple of them I wanted to punch in the face, a couple I wanted to hold hands with and skip (bc they gave me warm feels), and some i was just like ...more
This fantasy saga, the first in the series, got my attention right from the start. The characters are strong and well developed and the world building detailed and right on point. I could visualise the settings and people almost down to the sounds and smells. The story itself is gripping and easily followed and left me wanting more, much more, at the end. There are some small errors that show the author is not a native English speaker but they are so minor I skimmed right over ...more
For starters, lets talk about the book cover. It is absolutely stunning, the colours are beautiful, and it looks amazing on my bookshelves next to my traditionally published books.
Then, I want to ask a question. Why hasn't this indie author got a book deal?
The novel is filled with action from the first page to the last. So many untold secrets, betrayals and theories, it's no wonder the characters are elves, they need the extra long lives to fit it all in.
I laughed, I ...more
The main character is confusing, her personality bounces around so much. She’s fiesty one minute and weak and crying the next. The sheer volume of injuries that are incurred means she spend 50% of the book in the infirmary or holed up in bed ...more
High fantasy is not my usual choice of reads but this story is well worth the detour. It has everything! Genuine characters, a well described setting, an intriguing plot, a blossoming love story and all the twists and turns of a theme park ride. Shalitha is a most impressive protagonist with her genius wit, authentic curiousity, and all around awesomeness! I was taken on a journey and will never forget the ride. The author’s fluid banter between characters, telling a clear and ...more
When not trying to keep the children alive, whether they be students or her own, Kara can be ...more