By Bex Hogan

Destined to become the next Viper after her father. She must either become a killer or be killed.

This book has been sitting on my TBR list for the best part of a year. I tried to read it once but I wasn’t in the mood so it got put back into the pile.

But boy, now that I’ve read it I’m completely shocked at how past me just put this book aside! This book is a truly amazing piece of YA fantasy.

Firstly I should add, this book is definitely aimed at young adults (a category that I sadly, do not apply to anymore) but as someone who reads books as a means of escapism from the real world, I find this book highly entertaining and for anyone wanting to escape reality for a time and head into a lovely world of fascinating islands and magic then this book is for you!

Set in a fictional world of the twelve islands, a young girl must decide if her future lies with her murderous father the feared Viper. Assassin of The King of the six Eastern Isles or if she should follow her heart.

This book is fast paced and action packed. Although quite a short book it has so much stuffed into it I couldn’t put it down. And certainly did not want it to end!

Each character has their own arc, and each one you fully believe in. The protagonist, Marianne is loveable despite her difficulties in life. Through her own beliefs you find yourself in her. Her steadfast heart is just so likeable you end up feeling an instant connection to her.

I honestly love this book and can not wait to dive into the next one (I’ve already looked and it’s been released!!!)

If you’re a fan of YA fantasy then you will LOVE this book. One of the things I love most about it is it doesn’t have love triangle!!! Whoop!!

🌟🌟🌟🌟 (4.5 stars) from me! I just wished the book was longer!

Published by Jessica

• Twenty-something year old • mother of two • book fanatic • Ravenclaw • Knitter • piano learner •

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