Author: Joelle Charbonneau
Series: Dividing Eden #1
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Summary: “Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure.
But appearances—and rivals—can be deceiving. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option—to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom.
As sister and brother, Carys and Andreus have always kept each other safe—from their secrets, from the court, and from the monsters lurking in the mountains beyond the kingdom’s wall. But the Trial of Succession will test the bonds of trust and family.
With their country and their hearts divided, Carys and Andreus will discover exactly what each will do to win the crown. How long before suspicion takes hold and the thirst for power leads to the ultimate betrayal?” -From Goodreads
Review: I am very surprised at how much I enjoyed this book.
This book made me think one thing was going to happen but then it went into a whole other direction, which I’m happy that it did. I found the idea of the two twins Carys and Andreus taking part in this trial to be interesting because it would test their strong sibling relationship.
The story did start off slow because the world needed to be built, but it’s only when things start happening does it pick up and become interesting. When things start happening things start to unravel and just things happened that made my mouth drop.
The characters were interesting. I especially like the twins and see what path they choose to go on, as well as who to believe when comes to people who tell them things. I enjoyed reading from each twin’s perspective.
The writing was good. I’m glad it was in third person instead of first and didn’t focus on one twin.
This is a solid book and one you should read if the summary interests you.