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Stars: ★★★☆☆
Plot: ★★★☆☆
Readability: ★★★☆☆
Characters: ★★★☆☆
Writing: ★★★☆☆
Recommend: ✗

» PLOT «
Caledon Holt is the Queen's assassin, bound to the Queen and tasked to retrieve the missing Deian Scrolls. Shadow has been training for years to become an assassin like Caledon. As their path's cross, they work together to uncover a web of lies and secrets that threaten the kingdom of Renovia. With war and true love on the line, they'll stop at nothing to save everything they care about.

Okay, so when I first began to read this book, I had originally thought that it was possible that (view spoiler) I had hoped that I was wrong, but sadly no. I usually wouldn't have minded, but the way that the book was written, how the topic was purposefully avoided, and then we got a huge info dump at the end, that wasn't my favorite.

Nearly 10 days after reading this book, I've already forgotten the entire plot. Overall, the plot is pretty bland and I was never immersed in the stakes or storyline.

Regarding the ending, I more likely to finish this series (especially since this is only a duology). I disliked how Shadow's secret was kept from the reader, but I didn't mind with why it was kept from Caledon. The reveal (to Caledon) was nice, but I feel like it wasn't really something that needed to be kept from the reader.

This was medium to slow paced. It was okay to read through, but nothing really kept me invested.

The characters are pretty bland. There's nothing special to any of them. At least I didn't hate the two main characters.

I mentioned above about how I disliked how a key part of the story was dodged

There is a 51/49 chance I'm going to continue this series.