Monday, October 10, 2016

Book Review: The Fallen Prince (The Riven Chronicles #2) by: Amalie Howard

Release Date: April 5, 2016
from Sky Pony Press
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via edelweiss in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"Riven has fought for a hard-won peace in her world, and has come to shaky terms with who and
what she is—a human with cyborg DNA. Now that the rightful ruler of Neospes has been reinstated, Riven is on the hunt for her father in the Otherworld to bring him to justice for his crimes against her people.

But when she receives an unwelcome visit from two former allies, she knows that trouble is brewing once again in Neospes. The army has been decimated and there are precious few left to fight this mysterious new threat.

To muster a first line of defense, her people need help from the one person Riven loathes most—her father. But what he wants in return is her complete surrender.

And now Riven must choose: save Neospes or save herself."

My Thoughts:

I’ve read a bunch of Amalie Howard’s books now and somehow she always manages to keep me on my toes. She excels at delivering the twists and turns and The Fallen Prince delivers so many twists and turns. Not only that, but it delivers nonstop action and drama and romance. I devoured this book in one sitting.

I adore Riven. She is such a kickass character. I love how smart she is and that she is the one saving the day and that everyone looks to her because they know she is smart and she just demands respect. So much girl power and I love it. I also love that she is willing to make the tough choices and do what needs to be done.

Then we have Caden who I basically love. He has grown so much from the first book and I love who he has become. I love that he too is willing to make tough choices and put others needs before his own. I’m also such a sucker for the romance between Caden and Riven. They really do make one another stronger and as a reader you really root for them. My heart hurt for everything they went through in this one and I just wanted them to get the ending they deserve.

Aside from the romance though, the action is nonstop. It starts in chapter one and keeps going until the end. The fight scenes are awesome and with that action comes the twists and turns. You really cannot trust anyone and when you think you know what’s happening something else is thrown into the mix to change the game. I was pretty proud of myself for pegging one thing in particular, even though I’m pretty sure it wasn’t an easy thing to peg. I kinda just didn’t trust anything because it seemed too convincing and I have trust issues with my books. I also really like how smart these books are. Nothing is dumbed down for the reader and its true sci-fi with parallel dimensions and all. The world building is great. Most of the book takes place in Neospes and it’s such a vividly fleshed out and scary world.

The Fallen Prince was a great sequel to The Almost Girl and I really hate saying goodbye to these characters. I love Riven and Caden and everyone else and I’m really going to miss them.

2 comments:

  1. I love a kickass heroine and characters that evolve so this one sounds like it'd hit those buttons for me, Teresa. Add in a great romance AND action and I'm sold! I'll have to check out this series sometime. :)

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  2. I still need to read The Almost Girl, but I'm going to go ahead and add this one to my TBR because it sounds so good and you've already made me love the characters! I need a good non-stop action book, and this will be perfect. Wonderful review, lobster <3

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