Hey everyone! I am taking part in the Relic Blog Tour!
Disclaimer: Thank you Caffeine Book Tours and Talem Press and a very special thanks to Shut Up, Shealea for a review copy in exchange for my honest review and the opportunity to be a part of this blog tour
MY RATING: 4.5 STARS
In the city of Edriast, there is no deadlier duty than to serve as the Shadow.
As the personal servant of the powerful Lord Rennard, the Shadow’s life is all but forfeit. Rennard possesses one of five rare and dangerous Relics – a jewel that protects his bloodline, but slowly poisons everyone else in its proximity. When the current Shadow succumbs to its magic, nineteen-year-old blacksmith Kaylan is summoned to take his place.
It’s an appointment that will kill her.
As the time Kaylan has left ebbs away, hope begins to fade… That is, until she discovers a plot to destroy all five bloodlines in possession of the Relics.
A rebel force plans to put an end to Rennard’s rule and Kaylan suddenly finds herself embroiled in a cause that might just be worth fighting for. But no cause is without its costs…
As her life hangs in the balance and rebellion bears down on Edriast, Kaylan must decide where her loyalties lie – and how she’ll leave her mark on the world.
Relic is the absorbing first novel in The Relic Trilogy, a thrillingly dark YA fantasy series.
I really enjoyed reading his book and getting to know the city of Edriast.
the book at first gave me major Hunger Games vibes and soon, it developed into something bigger and much more complex than that.
The world building is great – it’s slow and steady and kept me intrigues and wanting to learn more about the way this world worked.
The protagonist, Kaylan was brave and courageous but she was also human, and sometimes she lost hope and made the wrong choices.
She is condemned to sure death when she becomes the next shadow and we follow her journey as she goes to the palace to serve Lord Rennard. She tries to maintain hope and fight for the shadows that will come after she is gone and as she does so, we see her trying to fight even in the face of death.
She has various supporting characters that help her and keep her moving forward, especially her childhood friend Shae.
There are also hints of romance in the book which make the book a little lighter and fluffier, and I loved the relationship between Markus and Kaylan.
Lord Rennard was another fascinating character, he is the villain everyone is sure they hate and they love to hate but we could see there was something more complex behind it. He is a hard character to figure out and he exists strictly in the gray area and sometimes, you’re wondering what made him this way.
The book is dark and thrilling and gripping until the end Once I picked it up, I just couldn’t put it down!
I really can not wait to read the next book in the series, especially after the ending of this book with left me gobsmacked and even though its been quite a few days since I finished reading his book, I still can not decide what I feel about it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bronwyn joined the military right out of high school, where she learnt (among other things) to disassemble and reassemble a rifle blindfolded. After that, she spent a lot of her time travelling around the world. Her favourite places (so far) are Scotland, Mongolia, Iceland, and Ireland.
Bronwyn finally found her natural habitat when she landed her first job in the publishing industry. While she has always been a writer, it was only when surrounding herself with books that she realised her life’s dream was to become an author. Relic is her first novel.
Bronwyn lives in Sydney and spends her time eating chocolate, reading and practicing her martial arts.
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