I am pleased to announce….King Hall by Scarlet Dawn!!!
Name: King Hall
Author: Scarlett Dawn
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 280 pages
Publisher: Escape Publishing - Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd (July 25, 2013)
A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall…
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.
Where do I start? The story leads in fairly quickly. I am very pleased with the connection between Lily and Dominic. There is so much love between them and the author does such a wonderful job helping you connect that. Then tragedy strikes. Lily is then left to endure the world on her own without her mate...but she doesn't even realize how close her saviors really are. And how close to them she is.
The story progresses fairly quickly. There are a lot of twists and turns and surprises to keep you on the edge of your seat and makes it impossible to put the book down. Even when I was supposed to be working or taking care of the kids, I was still thinking about what was going to happen next!
The friendship between the future Mystical Kings and Queens develops rather quickly and the closeness they have is one to be desired. Man, I wish I had friends like them...or should I say like Ezra??? What were you thinking Scarlett?!?!?! Like I don't have enough book boyfriends tearing up my dreams!!! He is so scrumptiously yummy I want to devour him...but...what is the deal???? Scarlett, can there be anymore sexual tension between the two (and you know what I am talking about).???Just do it already!!! Man, I'm getting hot just thinking about it!!!
Then, all hell breaks loose as the Commoners open a can of whoop-@$$ on the Mysticals. Lets just say that there are two other people who are gonna feel what Lily felt when they regain consciousness and it is so sad!!! Why did this have to happen to both of them?? I know it is going somewhere, but WHY!!!???? My heart is breaking for them and there are tears rolling down my face as I write this...
Where does the story go?? I am unsure as the cliffhanger will leave you speechless...did I already mention I love, love, love, love, love this book??? Did I mention I LOVE it??? The banter between everyone (and I mean everyone) in this book had me balling tears from laughter!! I love the wittiness that Scarlett put in all of their characters! People probably thought I was nuts! But, I didn't care as secrets were revealed and I was rendered unavailable a number of times because I couldn't drag my eyes from the pages.
I have to say, Scarlett, you have outdone yourself. I am really looking forward to the next book and I don't say that lightly. I don't normally look forward to followups or sequels because usually something gets lost in them. But, I don't fear that happening with your unique ability to capture your readers with your masterly written and flawless carrying out of this story. I simply am on the edge of my seat with anticipation. I can't contain it!! I so want some more of Ezra!!! (I am so a sucker for a yummy male vampire...get it? I crack myself up!!) This book gets a very, very, very well deserved 5 out of 5 stars!!!!
Scarlett Dawn is drawn to all things quirky and off-beat. She believes there are no boundaries for an imaginative soul. Her love of the written word started from at an early age, when her grandmother would take her to bookstores every weekend. Dreams came alive within the books she found there, and now, she is thrilled to share her stories with others who have fallen under the spell of taking fantastical journeys. Scarlett resides in the Midwest with her husband, three children, and two dogs.