King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.
Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Prodigies: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.
Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the revolution.
“Are you afraid of being threatened by someone?”
“No.” Lie. Damn if my heart didn’t race, my safe place not
His Vampire actually hissed. “Who the hell are you afraid of?”
Jack’s eyes started to glow.
I sputtered, “Look, I love you all so much, and I know you’re worried
about me,” obviously, “but just let me handle this. If you know…” I scanned by
bedroom for an escape, but found none. “I won’t let you know. It’s mine to bear.
Not yours. Please just stop.”
Pearl stared to the side at nothing, her gaze now glowing, spells and
time flittering the air before she gasped in a dreamlike voice, “She’s afraid of us.”
4.5/5 well deserved stars
My emotional control over my habit of falling in love with Characters
was tested within the first 13% of this book and let me say I was tearing
The truth is I have read a lot of really great books so far this year. However to be honest I haven’t found one that really tested all emotions like this book did; Pain, loss, love, fear, insecurities it touched on everything related with these feelings. Why the 4.5 stars then? You might ask…
well because the ending made me want to scream. No joke I clicked to the next page on my kindle and realized the book had ended… on a cliffhanger of major proportions. Don’t get me wrong I mostly don’t mind cliffhangers, I use them myself, but this is a prime example of why I like to start series once they are completed; so I am not being tortured for the next, oh I don’t know, nine month to a year waiting for the next book. I loved it that much.
Now lets talk a bit about the body of this book. Scarlett has a way of making you fall hard for her characters and even right now as I write this I am musing over all the things that could possibly happen to them. I wanted more romance in the book, there were lots of almost, will they moments that left me wanting so much for our main character Lily and honestly Ezra is what I want for her. Rules and Laws be damned. (he is totally my new book boyfriend and I guarantee I will be rereading this book to get more of him)
All the character is this book are great, Jack and Pearl, the kings, Antonio, oh I could go on so I will just say I love this cast of characters, they are simply fascinating; Mages, Elementals, Shifters and one of my personal favorites Vampires. I can’t wait to read more about the Mysticals and the world Scarlett is creating with the Coms (human) and the Mys (the Mysticals) because believe me when I tell you there is some major issues going on there.
On a side note as I finished King Hall I tried to think of books it reminded me of and one series came to mind: Vampire Academy. You’ve got Archaic
Rules that made me want to scream, Discrimination, Loss and Fear and what I am hoping will bud into forbidden love…
Bravo Scarlett, King Hall reminded me of one of my favorite series yet was still refreshingly different!