Title: The Guinevere Deception
Author: Kiersten White
Genre: Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Romance
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Guinevere does not know what to expect of King Arthur. Having only just met him, neither knows anything about the other. But they do know one thing. Guinevere is here to protect the king not only as the queen but with her forbidden magic. The only problem is, the real Guinevere is dead.
I had no idea this was the first book of a series. I wholeheartedly believed that this was a standalone novel and reading those last chapters absolutely destroyed me and my expectations. I was so frustrated before I finally looked it up and saw that there will indeed be another book. Sigh. I will absolutely buy into this but can we please put books numbers on books or something?
The magic system. What small details and specifics to the magic that I really enjoyed. Guinevere and her magic really helped bring this book together since that was her main purpose for being her. The mystery behind her powers and what she could do really helped aid this story.
“With each bit of breath magic, she felt more winded, as though she had been running. It would fade with time. The door was not right for breath, so she spat on it. Arthur laughed at that. She shushed him, but was secretly pleased.
I just loved Arthur and Guinevere together oh my god they were so freaking cute! Their moments were really cute to me and it’s very rare that I enjoy a romance but this one was just so sweet and innocent.
This was a great novel that I will definitely be continuing with the series. The sequel title has been released as The Camelot Betrayal and it looks magnificent!
My similar recommendation for this novel would be The Cruel Prince by Holly Black.
“‘This is a very fine chicken,’ Guinevere said. ‘Does it have a name?’
‘My pa calls them all the same thing.’
‘And what is that?;
The girl’s eyes grew even wider. ‘I cannot say in front of a lady.’ Then she whispered it, unable to stop herself. ‘He calls them, Shit-for-Brains.'”