Hello everyone! Today I will be reviewing The Traitor's Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen, the author of one of my favorite children's series, the False Prince. I hope that you enjoy this review! Also, look how gorgeous that cover is!
Release date: February 27, 2018
Hardcover page count: 400
My rating: 5/5 stars
In the newest fantasy novel by Jennifer Nielsen, Kestra Dallisor has been in exile for three years from the kingdom where her father serves as the king’s second in command. But as she is on the journey to come home, she is stopped by a band of rebels who blackmail her into finding the Olden Blade, the one thing that could kill the seemingly immortal king that could change the kingdom forever. As she goes on this mission filled with ulterior motives and mysterious secrets, Kestra now must decide if the regime she once protected is really worth it, and if she could do what it takes to save her kingdom.
I really enjoyed this book. Filled with magic and waring families, the author was able to build up a wonderful world for the reader to be immersed in. For one thing, this book had some of the best character development I have ever read. Starting from strict loyalist to becoming an amazing heroine, the character of Kestra changed so much as the book went on, making her feel real and fleshed out. The side characters as well were like this as the author did not miss a single chance to make each character shine.
Another aspect of this book that was pretty enjoyable was the world itself. Filled with just the right amount of magic, it never felt like it was too crazy, but it also had tones of penitential. I could easily see myself reading more of this series because it is just so immersive and makes you constantly want to further explore the world.
I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who loves royal intrigue mixed with magic. Despite the novel sometimes doing things that seem stereotypical at the start, the author keeps you hooked with secrets and plot twists that you will never see coming.
I hope that you enjoyed this review! I love the The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen and when I heard that she was releasing another book, I freaked out! Though The False Prince is middle grade, I would definitely recommend the plot-twist filled book to everyone. As always, let me know in the comments it there are any books that you would like me to review!
Until next time,
Original Review posted here: http://teenreaderscouncil.blogspot.com/2018/02/review-traitors-game.html
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