It has been an extremely busy time for me since last Wednesday. I've gotten caught up in some other work things and haven't had as much time to read so even though I'm still reading The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon, I'm also reading a reviewer book I got yesterday. This WIR-Wednesday I'm reading...
Cage of Deceit (Reign of Secrets #1) by Jennifer Ann Davis
Seventeen-year-old Allyssa appears to be the ideal princess of Emperion--she's beautiful, elegant, and refined. She spends her days locked in a suffocating cage, otherwise known as the royal court. But at night, Allyssa uses her secret persona--that of a vigilante--to hunt down criminals and help her people firsthand.
Unfortunately, her nightly escapades will have to wait because the citizens of Emperion may need saving from something much bigger than common criminals. War is encroaching on their country and in order to protect her people, Allyssa may have to sacrifice her heart. Forced to entertain an alliance through marriage with a handsome prince from a neighboring kingdom, she finds herself feeling even more stifled than before. To make matters worse, the prince has stuck his nosy squire, Jarvik, to watch her every move.
Jarvik is infuriating, bossy and unfortunately, the only person she can turn to when she unveils a heinous plot. Together, the unlikely pair will have to work together to stop an enemy that everyone thought was long gone, one with the power to destroy her family and the people of Emperion. Now the cage Allyssa so longed to break free from might just be the one thing she has to fight to keep intact. In order to save her kingdom, she will have to sacrifice her freedom, her heart, and maybe even her life.
Why I Chose This Book | What I Think So Far:
I received this book unexpectedly in the mail yesterday before I found out I was selected for a blog tour for the second book in the Reign of Secrets series. My role in the blog tour will be a review post of book two, so obviously I need to get caught up on book one first. I'm about 30 pages in so far and it seems a little less... something... than the YA fantasy novels I usually read. Though I'm interested in the story it feels a little young, maybe better suited for Middle Grade than full on YA. The ending looks promising though so maybe I'm just not far enough in yet.