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Synopsis:

“In a realm where toxic mist sweeps the lands and magic is forbidden, all Bleak wants is a cure for her power.

Still grieving the death of her guardian and dangerously self-medicating with alcohol, Bleak is snatched from her home by the commander of the king’s army, and summoned to the capital.

But the king isn’t the only one interested in Bleak’s powers.

The leader of an infamous society of warriors, the Valia Kindred, lays claim to her as well, and Bleak finds herself in the middle of a much bigger battle than she anticipated.

Heart of Mist is the gripping first book in The Oremere Chronicles, a fantasy series of epic proportions.”

Review:

*This book was sent to me as an Advanced Reader Copy by the author. All opinions stated are my own*

I think that this was a great book to start off a series. It was a great starting book.

When the author contacted me about reading this book back in April, I was immediately drawn in. After hearing that this book had been compared to Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (which was one of my favorite series that I read last year), and reading and a short excerpt, I knew I wanted to read it.

I really liked Bleak as a main character. I think she had a great personality and the way the author created her character extremely well. All of the characters in this book were enjoyable to read from but Bleak just had something about her that made me enjoy her character more than the rest. I really liked her development as the story went on and I can’t wait to see her more throughout the rest of the series.

The plot of this book was also very well done. I enjoyed how we got to read not only from Bleak’s perspective, but also, in some parts, Dash, Swinton, and Henri’s perspectives as well. Reading from more than one character’s perspective made the story really come together as a whole. The events that occurred in this book left me wanting to not put the book down (as I was reading on my Ipad). It is definitely one that will keep you up reading for a while.

My only complaint about this book would be that the plot can be a little slow at times. It also takes a little while getting into the story but other than it it was very enjoyable.

This story is very captivating and I think if you are a fan of the Throne of Glass and/or a fan of high fantasy, you would like this book. Overall, it was a very enjoyable reading experience. Make sure you guys pick up this book when it comes out this August! I will also be doing a interview with the author here on the blog sometime at the end of July or the beginning of August.

RATING: 4/5

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