Friday, July 22, 2016

Review: Radiance by Grace Draven


Brishen Khaskem, prince of the Kai, has lived content as the nonessential spare heir to a throne secured many times over. A trade and political alliance between the human kingdom of Gaur and the Kai kingdom of Bast-Haradis requires that he marry a Gauri woman to seal the treaty. Always a dutiful son, Brishen agrees to the marriage and discovers his bride is as ugly as he expected and more beautiful than he could have imagined.


Ildiko, niece of the Gauri king, has always known her only worth to the royal family lay in a strategic marriage. Resigned to her fate, she is horrified to learn that her intended groom isn't just a foreign aristocrat but the younger prince of a people neither familiar nor human. Bound to her new husband, Ildiko will leave behind all she's known to embrace a man shrouded in darkness but with a soul forged by light.

Two people brought together by the trappings of duty and politics will discover they are destined for each other, even as the powers of a hostile kingdom scheme to tear them apart.

Radiance by Grace Draven
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was DNF for me, and I will tell you why...
First of all I was so dying to read this book, Look at the beautiful cover! And the description sounds super duper amazing, right? But sadly this did not meet my expectations. I am totally in the minority but I do not think this book was as amazing and great as these 4-5 stars reviews make it sound.
The writing of this books was super phenomenal, I can not deny that, it had potential but that was it, only the potential.
The Prince was a second son of the king of the Kai , an ancient race, he was not as important as the first son, heir to the throne. She was the niece of the king of the Gauri, a human, they were forced to get marry for benefit of their kingdoms . Each saw the other as ugly creatures because they are different, but they became friends and everything was so damn perfect in their relationship that it made it so boring , not exciting at all, this book was so slow , nothing happened that would make me want to turn the pages to see what happens next. And I stopped reading it on page 168 because I wasn't interested in it. It failed to keep my attention.

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