August 5, 2017

Nemesis by Anna Banks: A Book Review

Title: Nemesis (Nemesis #1)
Author: Anna Banks
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
Release Date: October 4th 2016
Edition: ARC
Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee his grasp. She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king’s servitude.

Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. But Mistress Sepora will not be ignored. When the two finally meet face-to-face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined.

Sepora's gift may be able to save Tarik’s kingdom. But should she risk exposing herself and her growing feelings for her nemesis?

This is the first Anna Banks book that I have read. I have her other books sitting on my shelf begging me to read them. After my introduction to her writing, I'm ready to dive in to the rest of her books.

Nemesis starts off with Sepora leaving her home due to her father and him using her. We are actually taken right in to the action as we hear about the present and some back story all in one. I was immediately engulfed in this amazing world that the author had created. And not only were there one amazing kingdom that she wrote about, but five! All with different backgrounds and histories. The time that it must have taken to fully form these must have taken some time because he details were amazing.

I really enjoyed Tarek and Sepora's characters and thought they were perfect for each other from the start. Neither one had to grow on me. I especially enjoyed Sethos and his logics and his take on things. 

I can understand why Sepora wanted to hide her forging ability but at the same time I never understood why she didn't find a way to the Lyceum when no one was looking and forged a pile of spectorum and left it outside for the Healers to use for their cure. That way no one would know it was her and they would still have a cure. But I guess everything worked out for the best in the end. 

I can't wait to read what happens next.

Anna Banks grew up in a small town called Niceville (yes, really). She now lives in Crestview, Florida, with her husband and their daughter. She is the author of the novel Of Poseidon.

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