Growing up as the cousin of the princess, Zephyra spends her days navigating between her mother’s judgements and her royal duties. There is more than one threat to the safety of the kingdom, and fulfilling her destiny will test her to the breaking point…and unleash powers she never knew she had.
Series: Book One of The Elemental Diaries
Author: Andrea B Lamoureux
Growing up as the cousin of the princess, Zephyra spends her days navigating between her mother’s judgements and her royal duties. Horseback rides, beautiful gowns, and the rites of Celestia dominate her horizon. Living in comfort and luxury, she and her cousin Adelaide, the heir apparent, expect their greatest trials to be those of the heart. When Queen Jelena, their grandmother, finally passes away, Zephyra’s childhood comes to an end. However, the new, glamorous world of royal life will be more than she expects.
Thrown into a dungeon as she sacrifices herself to protect the new queen, Zephyra will have a chance at the humble life she’s always coveted. As fate throws her in the path of new friends and new dangers, it will be far more than she bargained for. There is more than one threat to the safety of the kingdom, and fulfilling her destiny will test her to the breaking point…and unleash powers she never knew she had.
Zephyra was such an enjoyable read! It was simply awesome!
The world that Andrea created was rich and exciting! I love how in this universe the normally assigned gender roles are reversed. For instance, the fact that “no male can rule” rule really was the best thing I’ve read in a while! It’s nice to know that there’s a kingdom out there that gets it, albeit a fictional one but still! I’m counting it!
It was also refreshing to see how the female characters weren’t pitted against each other. That terrible plot had to die and I’m thankful that it did here. Needless to say I enjoyed the heck out of this book.
*This book was received in exchange for an honest review.
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