The Spirit Heir
(A Dance of Dragons #2)
~By: Kaitlyn Davis
~Published: October 30th, 2014
~Length: 248 Pages
~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance
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From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes the second book in the thrilling A Dance of Dragons series—perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Graceling, and Game of Thrones!
Drenched in darkness and surrounded by the echo of screams, Jinji waits deep in the dungeons of Rayfort, haunted by the memory of the knife stabbing Rhen, plagued by a foreign voice whispering through her mind. A few floors above, Rhen rests trapped in a coma, about to wake to a changed world—a world where his best friend is a woman, his nephew is the king, and an enemy army surrounds him on all sides.
But human wars are insignificant compared to the darkness gathering unseen. Memories of lives she never lived flash through Jinji's thoughts, hinting at a past that cannot be repeated. A mysterious phantom visits Rhen, carrying cryptic messages of the future. And somewhere out there, the shadow continues to lurk in silence.
Startled by their altered relationship and tempted by new feelings, Rhen and Jinji must find a way to work together. The fate of humanity rests on their shoulders and the real battle has only just begun…
Kaitlyn Davis is the bestselling author of the Midnight Fire series, a young adult paranormal romance, and the A Dance of Dragons series, a young adult epic fantasy.
Kaitlyn graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Writing Seminars. She's been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to finally share her work with the world. She currently lives in New York City and dreams of having a puppy of her own.
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~ Book 1 in the Series ~
The Shadow Soul
(A Dance of Dragons #1)
~Published: February 18th, 2014
~Length: 262 Pages
~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance
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Game of Thrones meets Graceling in a new young adult fantasy by bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis. Told in alternating male and female perspectives, The Shadow Soul has been hailed as "an amazing start to a new series that is going to have people of all ages wanting so much more." (Happy Tails & Tales Reviews)
When Jinji's home is destroyed, she is left with nowhere to run and no one to run to--until she meets Rhen, a prince chasing rumors that foreign enemies have landed on his shores. Masquerading as a boy, Jinji joins Rhen with vengeance in her heart. But traveling together doesn't mean trusting one another, and both are keeping a deep secret--magic. Jinji can weave the elements to create master illusions and Rhen can pull burning flames into his flesh.
But while they struggle to hide the truth, a shadow lurks in the night. An ancient evil has reawakened, and unbeknownst to them, these two unlikely companions hold the key to its defeat. Because their meeting was not coincidence--it was fate. And their story has played out before, in a long forgotten time, an age of myth that is about to be reborn...
~ 5/5 Roses ~
The first book in this series was completely intense, and introduced some incredible characters. They embark on an epic adventure, full of action and nail-biting suspense. The ending left me desperate for the sequel, hoping it was just as good, and incredibly curious as to what would happen with Jinji and Rhen. This book did not disappoint, and if anything, I liked it even more than the first!
These characters grew in so many ways throughout this book, and became more than their pasts and secrets. In this installment, their desires and possible futures were explored, and they became much deeper and relatable. Several questions were answered from the first book, while many others were raised, keeping the suspense and interest peaked.
As always, I loved the author's talented writing. She easily pulled me into the world she created, and the tension between the two nations at war. I love how she developed her characters, and how much effort she put into every aspect and detail of this story. Nothing was left wanting, and her writing is by far on the top of my list of favorites.
I would definitely recommend this book to any fan of the first book, although I would recommend reading the series from the beginning. I can not wait for the third book in this series, and am sure I'll love it as well. The ending to this book had me gasping and completely excited, and left my mind spinning and mushy, in the best kind of way. My only regret in reading this book, is that the third isn't ready for me to pick up and read right away!
~I was given an eBook copy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review.
By Kaitlyn Davis
Jinji - Shay Mitchell
Jinji is my female protagonist! In the first chapter of The Shadow Soul, she suffers a great loss and her actions for the rest of the series are motivated by a sense of vengeance and need for companionship. Jinji is in the process of rediscovering who she is, while at the same time trying to honor her past.
Shay Mitchell is best known for her role in Pretty Little Liars.
Rhen – Prince Harry
Rhen is my male protagonist! On the outside, he is a jokester and a womanizer—the third son of a king who has wealth and no responsibility. But on the inside he is hurting. All he wants is to feel worthy of his family and to mold a place for himself in the world.
Prince Harry, is well, Prince Harry! Not an actor, but he is the embodiment of my ginger Prince Rhen.
Janu/Jin – Gus Carr
Janu is Jinji’s twin brother who has passed away a decade before the novel begins. However, upon meeting Rhen and leaving her home, Jinji disguises herself as her brother and changes her name to Jin.
Gus Carr is best known for his role in Bring It On: All or Nothing.
Calen – Logan Lerman
Calen is Rhen’s best friend since childhood. He is a bit of a rule follower, but that just makes it more fun for Rhen to tease him.
Logan Lerman is best known for his role in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and the Percy Jackson series.
Captain Pygott – Donald Sutherland
Captain Pygott is an old sailor and one of Rhen’s closest friends, almost like an uncle. He spins the most alluring tales and is always willing to help Rhen with a scheme.
Donald Sutherland is in a ton of movies! You all may know him best as President Snow in The Hunger Games—but mine would be a much kinder role!
Mikzahooq – Adam Rodriguez
Mikzahooq is a captured slave from the Kingdom of Ourthuro—but I don’t want to give anything else away!
Adam Rodriguez is best known for his role in CSI: Miami.
Leenaka – Nazanin Boniadi
Leenaka is a princess in the neighboring Kingdom of Ourthuro. Again, not giving anything away!
Nazanin Boniadi is best known for her role in How I Met Your Mother.
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