Hey everyone! Are you a fan of dystopian fiction? Do you like gritty stories about fierce young women? Well then The Blood King by Liz Long might be right up your ally!
Here’s a little blurb about this book:
In the kingdom of Brighton, a President-turned-King offers poor teens the chance to join KEY, the King’s Education for Youth. Seventeen-year-old Reina Torres jumps at the chance to be of service to her country, wanting to learn more about Brighton’s history and future through the Media industry.
The King himself takes an interest in Reina, offering private interviews; he soon commands her to marry his cruel son. Reina, however, cannot ignore her growing feelings for Iris, a fellow KEY student, despite knowing the laws. Reina discovers refusal means punishment much worse than death, and why King Magnus hasn’t aged in decades, thanks to his KEY program.
So what did I think of The Blood King?
I received an ARC of this book and it was a really fun read! I’m a huge fan of dystopian books, so as soon as I saw the description for The Blood King, I knew it was something I needed to read. The characters were engaging and well developed, although at times their actions were a little too predictable.
The plot was pretty typical for a dystopian novel, and at times was a bit too cliche. But, overall it flowed well. The characters were really driving this story, which I always appreciate in a book.
I’m really glad I had the chance to read The Blood King. I had a great time reading this book. If you like dystopian stories, I’d recommend giving it a read!
About the Author:
Liz Long is a proud graduate of Longwood University and author of ten novels. Her inspiration comes from action and thriller genres and she spends entirely too much time watching superhero movies. Her day job as Associate Editor includes writing for a magazine publisher in Roanoke, VA. She is also the director of the Roanoke Regional Writers Conference and the annual Roanoke Author Invasion.
Comic book readers and fans of CW Network smash hits Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Netflix’s Daredevil will root for Liz Long’s bestselling YA summer series as the HoA’s gifted teen superheroes attempt to save their city from its impending demise. The Donovan Circus series has best been described as “X-Men meets the circus.” Adult horror story Witch Hearts tells the tale of a serial killer hunting witches for their powers. New Adult PNR A Reaper Made is about a teen Reaper who gets caught between falling in love or saving her sister’s soul. All titles are available for paperback or ebook on Amazon.
To learn more about Liz (including more information on her books, plus writing, marketing, and social media tips), visit her website: http://lizclong.com.
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