Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Review + Giveaway ~ Quickening (QuickSilver Codex #2) by Kallysten

On Foh’Ran, a parallel world in which a magical force called the Quickening rules the lives of humans and vampires alike, Vivien just won her first battle.

Raised on Earth, Vivien had no idea she was heir to Foh’Ran's throne until Brad and Aedan, her bodyguards, revealed themselves to her and took her to her family’s ancestral castle. Her first confrontation with Rhuinn, the man who usurped her throne, ended as well as could be hoped and she won a few days of respite until she has to appear at the royal court again.

Before she does, however, she’ll need to break through her mental block and master the Quickening to prove herself a worthy daughter of Foh’Ran. She’ll also have to gain allies among Foh’Ran’s influential families. The most difficult part, however, might be to follow Aedan’s advice and learn to act like a queen when she’s still unsure whether she truly wants the throne, and would rather simply be Brad’s girlfriend.
I devoured both QuickSilver Codex installments, Bodyguards and Quickening, over the weekend – now I am forced to wait for the next release, Bloodchild. 

I am not sure why I keep letting Kallysten do this to me. I find myself so entrenched in the worlds she creates that it is often a couple of days before I recover and can attempt to read another book. I find myself wondering what Vivien, Braden, and Aedan are going to face next. Her ability to fully develop characters without subjecting the reader to prolonged dictions is startling. As a reader, I thrive on her sharp-decisive writing style. She has introduced me to a triad of characters that I am eager to see find their happily ever after. 

~ Keep these intriguing stories coming ~
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

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  1. I really love your review. It's quick and to the point, and very concise. I love how you point out how good Kallysten is creating characters that you just fall for, with ease. I've also shared this for ya on FB :)

    1. Thanks for the comment & the share. Her writing really is addictive.


  2. Great review of the stories. I must say that I am intrigued by the tease. Thanks Mary