The Liar’s Crown (Dominions #1)
Everything about my life is a lie. As a hidden twin princess, born second, I have only one purpose—to sacrifice my life for my sister if death comes for her. I’ve been living under the guise of a poor, obscure girl of no standing, slipping into the palace and into the role of the true princess when danger is present.
Now the queen is dead and the ageless King Eidolon has sent my sister a gift—an eerily familiar gift—and a proposal to wed. I don’t trust him, so I do what I was born to do and secretly take her place on the eve of the coronation. Which is why, when a figure made of shadow kidnaps the new queen, he gets me by mistake.
As I try to escape, all the lies start to unravel. And not just my lies. The Shadowraith who took me has secrets of his own. He struggles to contain the shadows he wields—other faces, identities that threaten my very life.
Winter is at the walls. Darkness is looming. And the only way to save my sister and our dominion is to kill Eidolon…and the Shadowraith who has stolen my heart.
Synopsis source: Goodreads
Genre(s): New Adult/Upper Young Adult Fantasy, Romance, Fiction
HB&W Rating: 4
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I have been on a real fantasy romance kick lately. So when I was browsing my BookBub email and saw this one on it, I headed to Goodreads to check reviews/ratings. Everything looked good, so I snatched it right up!
I’ve been on the hunt for a good YA/NA Fantasy to get me feeling all the feels and this one checked all the boxes for me. Love triangle, enemies to lovers, political intrigue, world building…check, check, check, check! In my opinion, this series opener beats ACOTAR (which I really didn’t like, but stuck with the series as the behest of many) and ranks right there with ACOMAF (my favorite in that series) in terms of characters, plot, world-building, steam, angst, and allll the things.
I finished this book so fast that I had a compulsive need to search out the sequel on Goodreads. I saw many mention it was on NetGalley, so I immediately went to request it and after sweating it out a couple days, I was excited to have been approved for it. Review on that to come, but needless to say, I devoured it! In fact, after finishing it, I just knew that this series deserved a permanent spot on my shelves, so I ordered a hardcover edition of The Liar’s Crown for my collection after reading it originally as an eBook, which I don’t hardly ever do.
This is one of those books that you’ll want to re-read it right after finishing it. I love Meren and Reven so much and I hope you do too!
Until next time,
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