Review – Ashes (The Divided Kingdom #1) by Sophie H. Morgan

April 24, 2015 Review 0

Review –  Ashes (The Divided Kingdom #1) by Sophie H. Morgan

Secrets can burn.

The Divided Kingdom, Book 1

Reared from birth to rule the Phoenix territory, Ana fled her future and her past when her parents were murdered. Now she secretly leads a rebellion to stop the human ruler, Edward, from experimenting on supernaturals.

When she finds herself cornered by an assassin, she knows just what to do: Roast him and toast him. Then recognition sends blue-tipped flames licking through her veins. It’s Cade, the royal bodyguard who once rejected her youthful confession of love.

When Cade regains consciousness from the force of Ana’s punch, he’s still reeling from shock—and fury. He’d loved the princess, and for ten years he thought her dead. Though his inner jackal growls with desire for her, she is the key to completing his mission for Edward—hunt down the rebel known as Liberty.

Ana can’t believe Cade doesn’t know the truth about Edward. If she can convince him of it, his blade could turn the tide of the rebellion. But first they must get beyond their past, or the whole kingdom could go up in smoke.

Product Warnings
Contains incendiary sex between a phoenix princess with a secret identity, and a jackal shifter who can take a lot of heat. Boys from the “hood”, a king jacked up on enhanced DNA, and killer heels. Anybody got a match?

Title: Ashes
Author: Sophie H. Morgan
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Her Wish, His Command
Series: The Divided Kingdom
Published by Samhain Publishing
Published: April 21st 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 318
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Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: three-flames

Wow, Wow, Wow!!! I was NOT expecting that. And now I can’t stop thinking about this…MORE!!! It’s not often that I read a PNR where the good guys are supernaturals and the bad guy is human, but this was the case with this one and I LOVED it.

Ok, a quick disclaimer before I begin. The first 2 chapters were REALLY hard for me to get in to because it was a lot of “back story” and “character building” in a world with different verbage, etc. That being said, once I hit the 3rd Chapter, it was on like Donkey Kong and there was no way I was putting this down.

Ana is a straight up badass Phoenix (yup THAT Phoenix) who has everything to prove, not only to people, but to herself. Challenging considering she is moonlighting as the rebel leader Liberty who the human ruler is after because she is destroying everything he’s trying to accomplish.

Cade, a merc, assassin, bodyguard, shifter (yep, a little of everything) stumbles upon Ana while looking to kill Liberty per his “assignment” by the human ruler, Edward. Yes, it sounds complicated and that’s why the first couple of chapters were hard to follow, but then the story takes shape and you find yourself completely intrigued.

I digress. Turns out Cade was Ana’s bodyguard when she was younger. They had a thing for each other and flames were never put to rest. Instead of killing Ana, Cade decides to investigate who the true “good guy” is. This journey uncovers things that the human ruler was trying to keep secret. But Edward wasn’t the only one keeping secrets, Ana still hadn’t told Cade one of hers.

Yes, I’m speaking in code. I hate giving things away in reviews and this is difficult, ok? Bottom line…if you like PNR’s, you’ll love this. You get a little of everything: Vampire, Demon, Fae, Phoenix, Shifter, just to name a few. I REALLY recommend this book…so go get it already!!!

 

Christina
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