Two countries, two choices, one life. When Kyraenean slave Celeste risks her life to reach the free nation of Etraea, a country filled with technology and wealth, she unknowingly sets off a chain of events that will change her life forever.
After escaping her new owner, Celeste awakens in the home of an Etraean soldier, sworn to protect the fragile peace. For Corporal Mick Haynes, life is simple. Follow the rules, do your job and work your way up the ranks. Getting shot and finding a wanted slave at his family’s farm wasn’t part of the plan.
When a Kyraenean bounty hunter locates Celeste, Mick’s loyalty will be stretched to the limit. With war on the horizon, Celeste faces two impossible choices. Both securing her freedom, but both at a cost she could never have imagined. Will Etraea provide the freedom she’s longed for or shackle her to an entirely new master?
Series (if applicable): Allegiance
Author: Sarah Addison-Fox
Publisher (if applicable): Rivershore Books
Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult, Christian
Recommend Age: 13+
That was a ride. Wow!
It took me awhile to get into the book, but after about a hundred pages, I was really devouring it! The story was simply amazing. I was so impressed with how it was written and designed. Like, wow! It did get slow in the middle, but I suppose every book has that, and it ended up working out.
Celeste was a very likeable character. It was very interesting to see how cautious she was around the Hayne’s family. It was very realistic, and really made me think about her situation. I really enjoyed watching her character change over time. She was such an independent woman.
Mick was… interesting at first. I really thought I was going to hate him after his first appearance with Celeste. He just seemed so rude. I really enjoyed watching him grow closer to Celeste, although that question he popped was not the smartest move. 😛
And that cliffhanger at the end… like, I need to know what happens next! I wouldn’t say this is my favorite book, but certainly one I enjoyed. 🙂
Content to watch out for: uses of d*** and b****y a few times, a young man notices a woman’s shape a couple times, a soldier gets very drunk, violence and death, some vague moments of the slaves being treated like prostitutes.
Sarah Addison-Fox is a New Zealand-born home-schooling mother of two who
loves action-packed, clean, fantasy with strong heroines. She has an astonishing
amount of nail polish, has all her creative writing credentials shoved in a drawer
somewhere, and has a husband who, after 27 years, can still make her blush.
When she’s not working on both her YA fantasy series’ she can be found
fangirling on Goodreads or sending GIFs on Twitter.
Sarah Addison’s Official Website: http://www.sarahaddisonfox.com/
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I received an ebook copy from the author (thanks a bunch Sarah!) for an honest review. I was not obligated to give a positive one. This review was written in my own words and opinions.