Saturday, September 30, 2017

Black Dawn by Mallory McCartney

Black Dawn
Mallory McCartney
Published February 14th 2017 by Clean Reads Publishing
Genres:  Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Magic


The end of an Empire, The rise of a Queen

Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and upon Emory's arrival she will discover she is the long lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne.

With both men being darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans, love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.

Some things are better left in the shadows.

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My Thoughts

What first got me was the first line in the summary "The end of an Empire, the rise of a Queen".  Sounds really interesting right.....well let me tell you this book was hardly anything like that epic statement.  Emory is pulled from our present world and is taken back to her home land of Kiero, where her parents have died and she is apparently the Queen.  

I really like the beginning but once Emory got to Kiero, it all went downhill from there.  I could not connect to any of the characters and the pacing was way off.  The world building was horrible and confusing, I did not understand what was going on most of the time. 

There was also way too many mythical characters such as, mermen, Fae, shapeshifters, witches and whatever else there were.  There was just way too much going on at one time.  Her suppose half brother was a shapeshifter, which never really explained how or why he was like that and then at one point he was captures by a witch.  WTF!!!  

Will I be reading the sequel......hell no!!  This book was terrible, I really thought it had potential, but NOPE!!  

I received a copy from YA Bound Book Tours, Netgalley and Clean Reads Publishing in exchange for an honest review. 


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