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What we Devour By Linsey Miller

 

Synopsis:

Lorena Adler has a secret—she holds the power of the banished gods, the Noble and the Vile, inside her. She has spent her entire life hiding from the world and her past. She’s content to spend her days as an undertaker in a small town, marry her best friend, Julian, and live an unfulfilling life so long as no one uncovers her true nature.

But when the notoriously bloodthirsty and equally Vile crown prince comes to arrest Julian’s father, he immediately recognizes Lorena for what she is. So she makes a deal—a fair trial for her betrothed’s father in exchange for her service to the crown.

The prince is desperate for her help. He’s spent years trying to repair the weakening Door that holds back the Vile…and he’s losing the battle. As Lorena learns more about the Door and the horrifying price it takes to keep it closed, she’ll have to embrace both parts of herself to survive.

 

My Review:

I was instantly intrigued by the synopsis of this book. I have a love for dark tales.
This book did take me awhile to understand the magic system, I did like how unique it was and that we were not "told" but "shown" details along the way. This is always my favorite way to discover these details of the story and, it was done very well in this book.
There were however some twists at the end of the book that I would have like to have seen done a different way.
This did put me off a little and brought my overall rating down. I am sure the author had her reasons for this and we will see this resolved in book 2.

3 Stars.

June 18, 2021 — Angela Porter

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