Thursday, August 4, 2016

Review: Forbidden by Katrina Snow

Release Date: November 7, 2015
Publisher: KL Anderson
ASIN:   B017PT3KA0
Genre: Fantasy
Review Copy Source: NetGalley
Lady Katherine Durant has perfected the art of hiding her Gifts—a valuable skill in a land where any hint of sorcery could lead to the burning stake. But, hiding her Gifts isn’t the same as not using them, and that troublesome difference has led to capture each time she’s run from her uncle.

Now, using a newly-discovered spell, she binds her powers and flees again—this time for her life. Unfortunately, her plan to hide as a maid in a distant kingdom goes awry when she unwittingly gets entered into a festival competition for the hand of a prince—a man with a wicked kiss and a sense of adventure that rivals her own.

All she’s ever hoped for is a quiet existence as a servant, never imagining she could find laughter and belonging and love. And now the mischievous prince has her dreaming of all those things.

With a bounty on her head, sorcerers closing in, and a prince threatening to steal her heart, could it finally be time to stop running? Time to trust? Time to love?
I'm glad I decided to give FORBIDDEN a chance when I saw it on NetGalley, I had no issue enjoying both the world and the characters in this story.

I liked Kate right away. She was brave, determined and easy to connect with. She finds herself in some hard positions, but manages to keep herself on track with her head up. Kate and Bregovi are so great together. You can see the connection between them growing at every turn of the page. There was just something about them together that kept me reading to find out what would happen between them next. I couldn't imagine one without the other so when they were apart all I wanted was to see them back together. Rachel and Sebastian were really cute together too. We don't see their whole romance like we do Kate and Bregovi, but it was a sweet side story.

The story as a whole has a great flow and pace. The world isn't super complex, but it's really easy to picture a scene. I do wish that some of the myth's that were introduced in FORBIDDEN were explored more than they were. 

I have no clue if there will be more books in this world and it seems like the author wrapped up the Kate and Bregovi storyline in FORBIDDEN, but I would love to read more.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.