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Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes – Book 1 Review

I had been hearing a lot about the Falling Kingdoms series mostly positive reviews and often aligning the series with a Young Adult Game of Thrones. As a huge Game of Thrones fan and fantasy reader I was intrigued-

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Falling Kingdoms is a Multi perspective YA novel that tells the story of Mytica a land that has been divided into three kingdoms. In the prologue of this novel a new born baby is stolen by two witches from her cot, the evil pair kill her mother and take her far away from her family. The baby is believed to be a great and powerful sorceress her birth predicted in the stars. The stolen child is given to raise to a King of one of the three Kingdoms known as the King of blood he eventually intends to use her magic for his own bidding – to conquer Mytica for his own.

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Princess Lucia’s story  is just one path traveled when reading Falling Kingdoms, we follow young boys from dying lands and head strong Princesses with dying sisters and Princes with incestuous hearts.

Falling Kingdoms is a good book, it is the first book on a six book series but I have to say I found it a little slow. For the first two hundred pages or so I wasn’t connected to the characters at all but at some point after that it really picked up the pace. I became invested in the story and that’s always a good thing.

One of my main problems with this book (other than slow pacing) there is some serious insta-love going on. Two characters just fall in love within a matter of pages which was a bit laughable it might have been exceptable if they had some chemistry but they didn’t. (For those who know I’m talking about Cleo and Theo here.)

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The leading man in Falling Kingdomsis just dying to have an incestuous love affair with his sister Lucia. I know incest in books isn’t necessarily a new thing but somehow Magnus (said Prince) makes it creepier than it needs to be; let me tell you this these guys are not Jamie and Cersei Lannister.

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Over all I liked Falling Kingdoms, it was good but not great I would definitely recommend reading if Game of Thrones or Books like it (Outlander, Mistbourne ect) are perhaps a little too much for you reading wise.

Overall I rated it a – not sure if I’m going to continue on but positive-

3/5 stars

Happy reading everyone! x

 

 

September TBR

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I have high hopes for September and really feel it’s going to be a great reading month. There is so much I want to read at the moment so my theory is chuck it all in my September TBR and endeavour to read it ALL! (Maybe there are some flaws in this plan? We will see…)

I am in a bit of a weird reading mood at the moment where I keep flitting from one book then another, I don’t normally read more than one book at a time but at the moment I have quite a few things on the go all of which I am hoping to finish in September.

  1. Draganfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon #2 Outlander Series

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The second book in the Outlander series, if you haven’t read the first one… what have you been doing and of you haven’t seen the show… guys you are missing out on this guy. Enough said.

2. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

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3. Ariel by Sylvia Plath

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Ariel is a short poetry collection which I am already nearly done with and I am sure will be reviewing soon.

4. The Lion Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis

I am currently reading the Chronicles of Narnia as part of my The Problem of Susan Challenge click here to find out more. I am reading the books chronologically hoping that will give me a better insight to the books and to Susan.

5. The Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

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I keep hearing great things about this series and this book has just been sitting patiently on my shelf. I have read the first three chapters and I think it’s something I’m really going to enjoy and look forward to reviewing!

6. Stonemouth by Iain Banks

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I watched the BBC adaptation of Stonemouth earlier this year and LOVED it. This is a Scottish Romeo and Juliet with gangsters, what more could you want?

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I hope I can get through all these month as well as leaving some time open for some random reads. I’m really excited about my September reading.

Happy reading everyone! x