ARC REVIEW: Henge by Realm Lovejoy
TITLE: Henge (Le Fay #1)
AUTHOR: Realm Lovejoy
GENRE: YA > Fantasy
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Modern-day Camelot. Where knights no longer carry swords. Magic is dangerous. And those who seek control are not to be trusted.
Sixteen-year-old Morgan le Fay is a fire user. An ordinary girl with an extraordinary skill, she has the ability to create and command fire at will. Her dream is to become the Maven—the right hand of the future King Arthur. In the chance of a lifetime, Morgan is selected to join Arthur’s Round, an elite group of young magic users from which the new Maven will be chosen.
Along with the other fire, water, and wind users in Arthur’s Round, Morgan is rigorously trained and tested. The handsome Merlin, a brilliant water user, takes a particular interest in her. Is his friendship to be trusted, or is Merlin simply trying to win the position of Maven for himself? Among the many rivals Morgan faces is the current Maven, Mordred, who seems determined to see her fail.
But Morgan has a secret—years ago, her mother was executed for using fire magic, and Morgan’s desire for justice makes her more than ready to take on the challenge before her. Can she prevail in Camelot’s tests of survival and magic? Only time—and Morgan’s powerful fire—will tell.
“This is my favorite feeling in the world. Hot energy spawns in my heart like the sun and travels through my arms. My veins burn. My body becomes like the earth, sizzling with flowing lava..”
Nope. I’m not exaggerating or anything like that. I dare you to read this book and NOT be so invested like I did.. I swear, you will fail. Despite of the all those feels that I mentioned, Henge is original and totally stand on it’s own. This book needs more audience because it’s truly deserving. Realm Lovejoy is a very talented and brilliant author.
Henge is modern retelling of Camelot that focus on Morgan Le Fay. If you’re like me and you just heard that for the very first time, I suggest you Google it like I did because the story is really rich and intriguing. Much like this retelling that Realm Lovejoy crafted. The main protagonist is, of course, Morgan. She’s a Fire user. And something happened when she was still a child that gave her determination and courage to be a Maven (Its like a Kings adviser) But she’s not the only one who wants that position. Unfortunately, she’s one of the many magic users that wants that position and all of them are competing to be the Kings maven.
Henge is a fantasy book that doesn’t lose thrill in every chapter. Secrets, lies, action, kickass characters, this book has it all. Morgan is a very likeable protagonist. I actually like her more than Katniss. She can be so badass, be a girl (you know, that gets crushes and all that) and still be smart, intuitive and make logical actions. She’s my favorite part. Every characters in this book is a gem actually, they’re real and even though we are seeing them through Morgan’s eyes, it feels like we know them. They’re fantastically and wonderfully written. All of them, even the antagonists.
I still don’t know when will the sequel be out but I AM TELLING YOU, I’M DYING!! ITS TORTURE. I WANT IT NOWWWWW. I’ve never wanted a sequel so bad (okay since World After, Murder of Crows.. etc) Anyway, HENGE IS THAT GOOD. We always have some problems about first book in a series, this one is too much awesome to hate. Its perfection.
Henge richly written with beautiful characters that will satisfy your YA read need. This book is made for every readers! If you’re fan of HP, VA, or THG.. I absolutely suggest you read Henge!
I ship Morgan with Lancelot. Pls author, MAKE IT HAPPEN. I KNOW THERE’S SOMETHING THERE. I. JUST. KNOW. IT.
Realm Lovejoy is an American writer and an artist. She grew up in both Washington State and the Japanese Alps of Nagano, Japan. Currently, she lives in Seattle and works as an artist in the video game industry. CLAN is her first book. You can find out more about her and her book at www.realmlovejoy.com
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