The Living God by Kaytalin Platt is a YA Fantasy Romance releasing May 21st!
“The Living God is foretold to bring about the destruction of the world in order to rebuild it into a paradise. Some worship and welcome His coming, other’s fear Him and would do anything to stop it. The Living God follows the internal struggle of two mages, Saran and Keleir, as they confront their fears and attempt to find meaning in the hand that life has dealt them. Saran seeks to overthrow her crazed father and salvage what is left of her country before it falls into complete ruin. Keleir is cursed with a Rauke’s soul, an ancient creature who is only able to survive by merging with an unborn child upon entering our world. Saran and Keleir are touched by fate, gifted with the ability to sense each other, and destined for a future that neither care to know. When Saran’s magic is stolen, she must confront a life without the ability to manipulate time, struggle to see the rebellion finished, and keep Keleir from becoming The Living God.”
Another great YA Fantasy is about to hit shelves!
A headstrong princess fighting out on the battlefields AND has magical abilities? I think yes!
She’s flung in a world full of immortals, demons, and magical elements. And immediately, I was captivated.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t as blown away as I thought I was going to be. Even though I was all-in during the first few chapters, the story began to slow down in a few parts once the world building was underway. There was a ton of character development, but the plot just felt a little below par.
I really liked the forbidden romance. The unique circumstances led me to really devour their relationship, leaving me wanting so much more from them. The idea of the Mad King standing in their way was the perfect fantasy twist this story needed.
I have mixed feelings with this book. In the end, I gave this one 3 out of 5 stars. I would’ve liked to see a bit more world building, but this could be something that we see more in the sequel.
Overall, I think it was a decent start to a YA fantasy series.
Published: 21 May 2019
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
How I Read It: eARC from NetGalley
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
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