Tuesday, December 31, 2013

King Cave - Review (V)


The long-awaited sequel to the bestselling, award-winning King Hall:the revolution is here, but the most dangerous attack may come from within...

The safe, comfortable world of Lily Ruckler and her fellow Mystical Kings and Queens is rocked to the core by the attacks at King Hall. Not only does Lily have to kill the Commoners attacking her people, she also has to assume the mantle of leadership, and bring the surviving Mysticals to King Cave. 

It should have been too much, but she is not alone. Ezra becomes her rock, her best friend, the one person who understands. As Pearl and Jack struggle with inconsolable loss, Ezra and Lily work to keep the Mys community safe in their new home, and plan a deadly retaliation. 

Their friendship saves them both...but it also draws attention. Whispers. Judgment. It's not normal for Shifters and Vampires to be friends, and when a horrifying truth is revealed, their relationship morphs from unusual to unspeakable. Lily is good at keeping secrets that could get her killed. Is she willing to risk Ezra's life as well?


Review—King Cave by Scarlett Dawn


“Pushing past the last of the Coms, all of them falling because of the large group of Mysticals surrounding us, I turned and shouted, “Everyone, be quiet and listen up!” I knew how to run.  This is what I had been trained to do my entire life.  Our escape was my show to command.”

Lily, Ezra, Jack and Pearl. The four King/Queen Prodigies are quickly learning what life is like in charge…with the worst of their reign yet to begin.

Picking up where King Hall left off with a big, fat, WTF? I was so excited to read King Cave; and I knew I was in for a ride from the very first chapter.  The war has begun, Coms and Mys alike are dying left and right, but why?  Who upset the Coms so much that they are going buck-wild to start a war that they undoubtedly cannot win?  Someone is working from the inside…and when the Prodigies find out, heads will roll…let’s just hope that they aren’t ousted first.

“Any hybrids who have escaped the Executioner are capable of breeding with Commoners.” His yellow eyebrows furrowed. “Their offspring are as the Com stated.  They are ravenous Beasts that usually kill the mother from inside the womb.  The pregnancy rarely goes to full-term.  Ages ago this wasn’t so much an issue, because the Beast usually died along with the mother, but” a glance at Elder Harcourt, then he again spoke the words strangely, “with technological advances in prenatal care,” his eyes met everyone’s shocked ones, “the Beasts can be born, even if the mother dies.”

Yep.  As if they didn’t have enough to worry about with the Coms attacking the Mysticals.  They are breeding them now too, in order to create a complete monster-killing-machine.  Laws were put in place long ago to protect both communities from this sort of thing happening but times change, people hide, hybrids are still living (and awakening), mating, and in Lily’s case, Queen.  Things can only get worse…especially when she realizes that her dormant side has fallen for someone new. 

“I was starting to feel hope bloom amongst my fear of losing him.  Hope for another man.  Someone besides Dominic.  Someone I didn’t want others touching.  Hell, I didn’t even want them looking at him, or him gazing at them, hungry for all his attention directed at me.  And it freaked me out only a little.”

But how far will they go to prove that two Mysticals from different factions can be in love without magic?  And can they really keep it a secret…even from their best friends?  Stresses run high as The Kings and Elders prepare for War, and when Lily’s secret is threatened, she once again does the only thing she knows to do.

Run.

But you can’t run away from responsibility…

Now, she has to stay and fight.  Fight not only for her Kingdom, but for herself and the love she has formed with another.  Problem is, she may not be strong enough.

“Shoving my vitality into his Core, I released my life for his, loving him. Him.”

OH MY GOSH!!!  This book was incredible! IN-CRED-I-BLE!!!!  I have never been more fascinated with characters’ lives EVER.  Reading this book was everything I hoped it would be and I was just as upset when I finished this one as I was when I finished the first book.  It has another WTF ending that only Scarlett can deliver…such sweet, sweet, torture.  I mean, when they leave…when they arrive…hook up…break  up…leave again…come back...fight…forget…remember…seriously, I can’t even…WOW!  It’s all in the details.  The loves shown in King Cave is evident through every single page, and I am completely IN LOVE.
**5 Please Remember Me Stars**


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