AUTHOR: Kari Edgren
PUBLICATION: Published December 1st 2014 by Carina Press
GENRE: YA > Fantasy
SOURCE: e-arc via tour host
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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.
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Goddess Born is one of my best read this year. You can read my review HERE. And yes, I died a little when the first book ended because that ending! THAAAAT ENDIING! But my heart is happy right now and dancing because I’ve finally read the sequel. And yeah I’m sad again, because now I have to wait for the third book. If you don’t know, THIS IS MY LIFE. ALWAYS.
First of all, I can’t let this review pass without praising Kari Edgren’s writing. This author always entranced me with her words. She’s one awesome lady. The way she describes her character’s feeling always gets under my skin and it’s like I’m on England as well because of the way she describes England through her words. The historical atmosphere is really present and I feel like I’m being transported whenever I’m reading it.
The book started out a little slow so I have to put it down but once I was 2-3 chapters in, I can’t stop reading. It all started when Selah moved to England and she and Henry got reunited. I was doing a happy dance the whole time.
But the best part of this book is how Edgren weaved the story. Usually, I’m scared reading sequels because they tend to disappoint me. Sequels usually are fillers and doesn’t have concrete plots. But I was really surprised by A Grave Inheritance because I found myself turning the pages as fast as I can. I wanna know what happens next! The character developments are very much present. Selah was kickass and likeable at the first book but she grew up a lot in here which makes her one of my favorite heroines ever.
All in all, a Garve Inheritance is a success addition to this magical and sweet series. I cannot wait for more Henry and Selah. Kari keeps breaking my heart towards the end but it makes me love her more.
Kari Edgren did not dream of becoming a writer. Instead, she dreamed of everything else and was often made to stay inside during kindergarten recess to practice her letters. Despite doting parents and a decent school system, Ms. Edgren managed to make it through elementary school having completed only one book cover to cover – The Box Car Children, which she read approximately forty-seven times. Things improved during high school, but not until she read Gabrielle Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude in college, did she truly understand the power of a book.
Ms. Edgren aspires to be a Vulcan, a world-acclaimed opera singer, and two inches taller. She resides in the Pacific NW where she spends a great deal of time torturing her husband and children with strange food and random historical facts. Ms. Edgren hasn’t stopped dreaming, but has finally mastered her letters enough to put the stories on paper.