Title: Chosen (Fallen princeborn #2)
Author: Jean Lee.
Format: E-ARC (Thanks to the author for sending me!)
Page count: 488.
Release day: 2020
Genre: YA, fantasy
Rating: 3 stars.
See my review for book one, Stolen, here!
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
CHARLOTTE’S FAMILY MAY NO LONGER REMEMBER HER NAME,
BUT HER ENEMIES WILL NEVER FORGET.
Charlotte just wanted to start a new life with her sister Anna out of the reaches of their abusive uncle. When their journey led to Anna’s disappearance from human memory, Charlotte hunted for her sister and the mysterious creatures that took her behind an ancient Wall that hid a land of magic the world had long forgotten. Charlotte woke the Princeborn Liam Artair, and with his return the conflict between factions of the magical Velidevour turned cursed and deadly.
Now Charlotte must end this conflict before the land of River Vine and the inhabitants she’s befriended are consumed by Orna, Lady of the Pits, who is still very, very eager to see her beloved return. And Orna is not the only one who wants hold of the Princeborn Liam’s heart. These Velidevour come armed with firey wings, crimson claws, and pale fire, and like dead magic, they know no kindness.
The Bloody Days are soon returning, and they will not end until a choice is made, a choice that could tear the heart of River Vine apart.
Fallen Princeborn: Chosen is a direct continuation of Fallen Princeborn: Stolen. Recommended for fans of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust, Brigid Kemmerer’s A Curse So Dark and Lonely, and Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Mist and Fury.
I’m very grateful that the author wanted to send me a copy of her work!
This book starts immediately after the end of book one, so I really recommend reading them shortly after each other, since there is no recap! I have to admit, I was a little bit lost in the beginning, since I could not 100% remember how the previous book ended.. (but that is on me!)
We continue to follow Charlotte who is trying to end the conflict between to sides of this magical border. It was really nice to meet all these different kind of creatures (mermens etc). I mainly really enjoyed the authors take of the merpeople! They were both creepy and really interesting!
Of course there are all these different kind of bad people, who are going in Charlotte’s way to finish her quest! Which made the story very action-packed! Sometimes this went a little bit too quickly for me, and I had to go back a bit to reread and understand what was happening.
In this book there is a lot of switching between Charlotte’s POV and Liam’s POV, which really added to the story. But since the book was really quick, this switching sometimes added to the confusing that I mentioned earlier. But the switching was necessary to get the full story!
I can’t say too much about the plot since this is the second book in a series!
There is quite some mention to abuse, so be aware of that!