After several crazy-busy months, I’m finally back to blogging! 🙂 My first post of 2018 (which is crazy to write, by the way) is a review of Disowned by Sarah Addison-Fox for the blog tour. Disowned is the first book of the Allegiance series, and I offer many thanks to the author for providing me with the opportunity to read the book in exchange for an honest review.
About the Book
Two countries, two choices, one life. When Kyraenean slave Celeste risks her life to reach the free nation of Etraea, a country filled with technology and wealth, she unknowingly sets off a chain of events that will change her life forever.
After escaping her new owner, Celeste awakens in the home of an Etraean soldier, sworn
to protect the fragile peace. For Corporal Mick Haynes, life is simple. Follow the rules, do your job and work your way up the ranks. Getting shot and finding a wanted slave at his family’s farm wasn’t part of the plan.
When a Kyraenean bounty hunter locates Celeste, Mick’s loyalty will be stretched to the limit. With war on the horizon, Celeste faces two impossible choices. Both securing her freedom, but both at a cost she could never have imagined. Will Etraea provide the freedom she’s longed for or shackle her to an entirely new master?
First of all— I have to stop and say that cover is SO PRETTY.
Okay—on to the review! 🙂
I thought Disowned was a good read! It’s a sweet story of love and redemption, the story of a runaway slave and a soldier.
One of the things I particularly liked was how distinct Mick and Celeste’s character voices were. They come from different background, and their narratives were spot-on. Sometimes in books that switch between character perspectives they all sound the same. Not with Disowned—I always knew whose head we were in.
And I’m so grateful to find a book with nice parental figures. Too often all of the adult characters are evil or clueless, so I greatly appreciated the actively-involved, kind parents in Disowned.
Some mature topics were also handled delicately. I would caution younger readers due to some tough topics, but overall they were handled tastefully.
The negatives I saw were that the romance developed a little too quickly (in my opinion) and there were a couple uses of very mild language (nothing too harsh or frequent—just something I wasn’t expecting). Overall, though, I enjoyed this one a lot!
And after that cliffhanger, I’m eager for the next book!
About the Author
About The Author:
Sarah Addison-Fox is a New Zealand-born home-schooling mother of two who
loves action-packed, clean, fantasy with strong heroines. She has an astonishing
amount of nail polish, has all her creative writing credentials shoved in a drawer
somewhere, and has a husband who, after 27 years, can still make her blush.
When she’s not working on both her YA fantasy series’ she can be found
fangirling on Goodreads or sending GIFs on Twitter.