Friday, January 2, 2015

Review: "A Grave Inheritance" by Kari Edgren

Synopsis:  Selah Kilbrid may descend from the goddess Brigid, but her heart beats—and breaks—the same as any human. Yet enduring the scorn of London’s most noble lords and ladies is a small price to pay for a chance at true happiness. Selah would endure much more for love, and her betrothed, Lord Henry Fitzalan, is prepared to challenge anyone foolish enough to stand in their way—even another goddess born.

But when a captivating young gentleman draws Selah into a world shadowed by secrets, she is forced to confront her darkest fears. What if some differences are too great to overcome and a future with Henry is doomed from the start?

With these doubts threatening her impending marriage and the very last of Brigid’s fire draining from her soul, a violent attack on an innocent child pushes Selah to the very edge of her power. She must find a way to cross into the Otherworld and regain her strength—or forfeit the streets of London to death and disease.

My Thoughts:  A Grave Inheritance is the lively, action-packed sequel to Goddess Born.  From page one, I was sucked into an awesome roller coaster ride of magic, royalty and intrigue in late 18th century London.

I went into this book thinking that Selah was the only character with a huge secret but boy, was I wrong.  They're were all kinds of secrets revealed; some were surprising and others were not but it made for a very exciting story.  Nothing was what it seemed and I loved every twist, turn and new revelation.

There are a ton of new characters in this book who add so much to the story as a whole.  Some were really neat and lovable and some were really shady (I'm looking at you, Julian).  It seemed like the characters and story expanded as the the setting did; London is a huge city so it makes sense that there would be more people surrounding Selah and affecting her life.  There were also old characters who surprised a good way.  I'm looking forward to seeing those characters in the next book.

I loved A Grave Inheritance and am so excited to read the next book.  The story is engaging, the characters are unique and there is never a dull moment.  4 stars.

About the Author:

Kari Edgren is the author of the Goddess Born series. In 2010 and 2011 she was a semifinalist for the Amazon Break Through Novel Award. In 2013, she was a RWA Golden Heart finalist. Ms. Edgren enjoys writing both historical and contemporary fiction, so long as there’s a spark of paranormal. She resides on a mountain top in the Pacific Northwest where she spends a great deal of time dreaming about the sun and torturing her husband and children with strange food and random historical facts.

For more information please visit Kari Edgren’s website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

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