Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Cast In Balefire by SM Reine

Despite the fact that I adore this series, I still hate Marion. That will never change. And now I hate her more than words can say.

This book is more of a rollercoaster than I imagined. There are so many twists that make it hard to explain and some unanswered questions as well.

This book starts with marital issues. If you remember, in the last installment, we find that Konig was being abusive to Marion and things only grow from there. Oddly enough, I found myself really interested in Konig. Before, he was just this man-child that was funny and messed up at the same time, now I'm intrigued by how he's handling his new found abstinence. On top of that, the whispers around the court are saying that Marion is cheating on the king, that they're not in love, and everyone hates her. It's this big scandalous mess that has me rooting for Marion. I wanted her to get some balls and go find Seth and leave.

Instead of her doing what I want, lol, Ariane (Marion's mother) appears and starts f****** things up. Now there is an elaborate plan to restore her memories that involves Marion going to Sheol and reuniting the Seth.

By the end of the book, you are more confused than you ever were in your entire life and you want to cut Marion into tiny pieces and feed her to Arawn. You find out plans that were made weren't made by who you think they were and it really messes you up!

I'm fucking flabbergasted. Like ... I want her dead. But ... At the end, there is a tiny shred of hope. Unfortunately it will lead to more of a cat and mouse mind game between Marion and Konig in the next book.

As usual, SM delivers. This is my second favorite series of hers and I am definitely looking forward to the next book.

4 1/2 Stars

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