Disclaimer: I received this book from the author. Thanks! All opinions are my own.
Book: A Crown of Echoes
Author: Brindi Quinn
Book Series: A Crown of Echoes Book 1
Recommended For…: romance lovers, new adult readers, fantasy readers
Publication Date: June 11, 2020
Genre: New Adult Romance Fantasy
Recommended Age: 15+ (romance, alcohol usage, slight violence)
Publisher: Never and Ever Publishing
Synopsis: Queen Merrin might be the least queenly queen in all the realms. After all, queens don’t typically sneak out at night to drink with their guards. When her best friend and neighboring queen, Beau, goes missing, Merrin won’t leave rescue to the knights. She sets out from the civilized world and into the wilds to retrieve her lost friend, but with ancient hexes, stolen power, and a mountain of giants’ bones, Merrin stumbles into something much greater than a simple rescue mission. Get ready for a swoony whirlwind of dark magic and forbidden romance, as Merrin finds strength in the whispers of the forest and comfort in the arms of a guard with tantalizing abilities.
Review: I thought this was a cute story. I really liked the writing and the character development was very well done. The world building was also good and I was hooked on the story from start to finish. I do have to say that while this is mostly romance driven, which is not my favorite genre, the book does have some great fantasy and adventure elements to it.
The only critique I have is the pacing. It’s really slow throughout most of the book and I felt like it could have been a little faster.
Verdict: A great book!