AUTHOR: Katherine Quinn
SERIES: Mistlands #1
AGE: Young Adult
Britannia meets The Mist―with a touch of Evil Dead―in this illusory fantasy horror about a kingdom left to darkness…
Jude Maddox knows nothing of love or even light. He knows only his grim duty as the Hand of Death, to lead the Knights of the Eternal Star into a land filled with nightmares and certain demise. It’s only when he sees her―a young woman with wild, amber eyes who’s as fierce, defiant, and swift as the shadow beasts themselves―that he feels the warmth of life in his blood…
The other Knights may fear their lethal commander, with his hard, merciless demeanor. Outcast Kiara Frey sees only a leader, a man who knows how to survive. Someone like her. But wanting him is as treacherous as the shadows themselves…and just as seductive.
With a kingdom on the verge of collapse, the Knights must now venture into the darkest heart of the land and uncover the secrets of the misted shadows, where evil will prey upon their minds and feast on their flesh.
It will betray their senses.
It will surpass their nightmares.
Most of them will die.
But they have no other choice. Because the only way to fight the darkness…is to become it.
Thank you to Entangled Teen and NetGalley for an e-arc!
I started out not sure about this book, then I got more into and liked it, and then I wasn’t into it again. I waffled over whether I was enjoying the book or not. I’m not exactly sure why I didn’t love the book, l definitely liked it, but I wasn’t as into it as I was hoping to be.
This book has A LOT of death in it. Like, I was not expecting as much death as there was! I will admit to being shocked about that. I felt it helped keep the tone of the book though, especially since a lot of it had to do with darkness and the receding of the light. There were dark moments throughout the entire book, but at the same time there were also lighter moments.
I did enjoy the romance between Jude and Kiara, and I wasn’t sure that I was going to at first. I was hesitant because I didn’t sense any chemistry between them in the beginning of the book. But by the middle I started to be able to see it.
I will admit, I had guessed at who the villain was, but it didn’t take away from the fact that I enjoyed the book. I think this was a solid start to a good series!