Title: King Hall
Author: Scarlett Dawn
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy
Age Recommendation: New Adult
Publisher: Escape Publishing/Harlequin
Expected Publication Date: July 25, 2013
A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall…
King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.
Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Rulers: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.
Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realizes the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the Revolution.
I don’t usually read a lot of paranormal books so King Hall was a little something different for me! This is a magical, imaginative story that follows Lily, a young prodigy who is suddenly forced to become a leader along with three other friends. Lily is a “hybrid”, which is very dangerous in the mystical world created by Scarlett Dawn. The action-packed story follows young Lily as she experiences loss, self-doubt and many epic challenges on her path to becoming the leader she is meant to be.
The author has created some great supporting characters in Ezra, Jack and Pearl. I especially enjoyed reading about the relationship and strong connection between Lily and Ezra, the sexy Vampire. There is lots of talk about sex and sexual tension in this book, but nothing too explicit.
King Hall ends with a cliffhanger, but it is the kind of ending that leaves you ready for the next installment in this story! This book was a very different read, and I recommend it for anyone interested in stories about magical, mystical worlds.
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
About Scarlett Dawn on:
Scarlett Dawn is drawn to all things quirky and off-beat. She believes there are no boundaries for an imaginative soul. Her love of the written word started from at an early age, when her grandmother would take her to bookstores every weekend. Dreams came alive within the books she found there, and now, she is thrilled to share her stories with others who have fallen under the spell of taking fantastical journeys. Scarlett resides in the Midwest with her husband, three children, and two dogs.
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