*I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.*
King Hall was an interesting story, and after the cliffhanger it had I couldn’t wait to see what would happen in book 2. I forgot quite a lot of details because it was a few months since I read it, so it took me a while to get into King Cave’s story. Still, it didn’t curb my enjoyment, and King Cave turned out to be heavy on the romance, but it also held some action, suspense, and mystery.
Lily became a totally different person throughout the course of this novel. She became a strong ruler in her own right, and by the end of King Cave she’d changed yet again. So many things happened to Lily throughout the course of this book. SHe changed in many ways, including her outlook on the world, and she grew up quite a bit. I liked how maturely she handled some situations, and am pleased to say that I liked her character overall.
The side characters are just as good in book 2. I seriously love Ezra, with all his charming vampire ways. The relationship between he and Lily changes quite a lot throughout this book, and I quite liked it for the most part. One part in particular struck me as unrealistic, because they had a very important conversation long after it was overdue, but I still liked most of the events that transpired. The friendship between the four prodigies wasn’t as huge of an element here as it was in King Hall, but it was still there. Pearl and Jack remain the best loyal friends, and they did some growing of their own as well. I did miss the big friendship element, but it didn’t take away any of my liking for the four friends.
The plot of this story was interesting. It was about war, friendship, and love. It was also about facing the consequences of your actions and growing up. I thought that the story was paced a little slowly, and it definitely took a while to get going. However, I ended up really liking a lot of it, and by the end I was holding my breath.
Overall, this was a good sequel to King Hall. There were some interesting changes for Lily in both her relationships with her friends, as well as her duty to be the shifter queen. Some huge things happened in this story, and I can only imagine the consequences of some of them. Therefore, I am really interested in seeing what happens next for Lily, especially since this book has yet another cliffhanger ending.
*I received an e-arc in exchange for my honest review*
After how we were left in King Hall, I could not wait to get my hands on King Cave. I had to know what was going to happen with Jack, Ezra, Lily, and Pearl. The book starts right where we were left at in King Hall; their world is now in chaos and a battle between Mys and Coms is in the horizon.
I find Lily to be a total badass. Maybe is because she's a shifter, but that girl can kick some behind even though she's a lot smaller than everyone else. I liked seeing her step up and take a more of a leadership role at times; which is great since she is the future Queen. And then there's the sexual tension between her and Ezra. Sigh. My wish came true. Their banter cracked me up. And the scenes were HOT! There were times that I got frustrated with some of her actions, but I understand that she did what she did for love. I love that the relationship that she has with Ezra is real; no magic involved and that scares her.
I missed Jack and Pearl in this one. They were such a big part of book one, I missed all their banter and humor. The little we saw of them I loved and wish we get some sort of novella to let us see what was going on with them during King Cave.
The plot was really interesting and I really liked the few action-packed parts throughout the book. I liked learning about the Mys and their powers. I'm wondering what will the writer come up with in the next book and where will the story line lead us now that the war between Coms and Mysticals is on!
Overall, I loved this book. We were left, again, with a cliffhanger and I cannot wait to get my hands on book three. There were many surprises, twists and turns that you might not see coming and they left me almost hyperventilating. I highly recommend this book.