Genre: Historical Fantasy Romance
Rating: 6 Stars
Publisher: KL Anderson
Release Date: November 7th 2015
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Lady Katherine Durant has perfected the art of hiding her Gifts—a valuable skill in a land where any hint of sorcery could lead to the burning stake. But, hiding her Gifts isn’t the same as not using them, and that troublesome difference has led to capture each time she’s run from her uncle.
Now, using a newly-discovered spell, she binds her powers and flees again—this time for her life. Unfortunately, her plan to hide as a maid in a distant kingdom goes awry when she unwittingly gets entered into a festival competition for the hand of a prince—a man with a wicked kiss and a sense of adventure that rivals her own.
All she’s ever hoped for is a quiet existence as a servant, never imagining she could find laughter and belonging and love. And now the mischievous prince has her dreaming of all those things.
With a bounty on her head, sorcerers closing in, and a prince threatening to steal her heart, could it finally be time to stop running? Time to trust? Time to love?
Mini-ReviewForbidden in 5 words: Fast-paced Happily Ever After
Storyline: I was slightly confused in the very beginning, but a couple of chapters later it all made sense and I was fully immersed and didn't want it to ever end.
She was a genie on the run, living under a false name. She was a maiden with no home, no refuge and an unknown future. She was a sorceress hiding what she could do for fear of the burning stake.
Characters: My favorite was of course Katherine. I instantly connected with her. She's relatable, realistic and despite all of her hardships she doesn't let herself become jaded. I did feel bad for her though, she wants happiness so badly but doesn't think it's attainable with her situation.
He was passionate and exciting, curious and intriguing, adventurous and kind. He'd become so much of what she wanted and everything she could never have.
Comparable to: Julia Quinn's The Bridgertons. (One of my favorite romance series EVER!)
All-In-All: A wonderful, renaissance era fairy-tale romance with plenty of action, evil villains, enchanted lands and of course a happily ever after! I cannot wait for the second book in this series titled Fractured!