Review: Kingdom Untold by Karo Skibinska

Synopsis:

A promise that can’t be broken. A girl who knows nothing about it… yet. And a prince with a dark secret.

When Clementine Snow meets a young man on her way to meet her mother’s new partner, she has no idea that her life will soon change forever. Entangled in a world full of strange creatures in a kingdom that has remained hidden for centuries, Clementine has little control over her future, but will need to choose which side she’s on – and the line between good and evil is razor-thin.


My Review:

The premise of this story is interesting – a young woman is unwillingly pulled into the realm of angels and demons. Clementine never knew about this magical world, and all she wants is to return home. According to the angels who saved and sheltered her, she cannot go home because demons are now aware of her and will hunt her. Nevertheless, the stubborn Clementine tries to figure out a way to return to her life before angels.

Clementine begins training with the mysterious Marcius and she grows closer to Ignacious, the future king. Both of these powerful angels are possible love interests for Clementine. Personally, I’m team Marcius. He is ornery and sarcastic, and he doesn’t quite fit in with everyone else. He is his own man, and he respects Clementine for being a strong woman. Plus, he’s a hot angel.

Ignacious is charismatic and charming. Talented, smart, and a leader, Ignacious has many character traits that make him appealing, but there is something about him that makes me uncertain. Is he being honest with Clementine, or are his decisions motivated by selfishness? I’m not sure.

I wanted to know more about these characters – they were interesting and unique but sometimes lacked definition. The parts of the story I liked best revolved around Clementine growing closer to the angels in the palace. Sharing her love of music with Ignacious, sparring with Marcius, and spending time with Elsie were the high points of the novel.

I was also intrigued by the mystical world of angels and demons that the author created, However, I wish the author had gone into more depth with the setting. This was a missed opportunity, in my opinion. Since this is the first book in the series, I am hopeful that the angel/demon world will be further explored in subsequent books.

Thanks to Book Sirens for the free copy of the book.


Rating:

Favorite Parts:

  • the mystical world of angels and demon
  • the flying scenes. I mean, who wouldn’t want to fly in the powerful arms of a hunky angel?
  • the love triangle 🙂

Recommendations:

Readers who enjoy young adult fantasy with a lot of build up will enjoy this book.


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