Day: January 16, 2019

Review: The City of Veils by S. Usher Evans

Posted January 16, 2019 by Emily in Review / 0 Comments

Review: The City of Veils by S. Usher EvansThe City of Veils by S. Usher Evans
Series: Princess Vigilante, #1
Published by Sun's Golden Ray Publishing on April 16, 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 374
Format: Paperback
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four-half-stars

For the past three years, Brynna has been patrolling the streets of Forcadel as a masked vigilante, protecting the innocent and beating up bad guys. Her current target is Lord Beswick, a slumlord businessman who keeps the townsfolk in a vicious poverty cycle. But one fateful evening, she's captured by Felix, the captain of the king's guard, and told a shocking truth: her father and brother are dead, and she needs to hang up her mask and become queen.

Before long, she negotiates a deal with Felix: attend to her royal duties during the day and continue her vigilante mission to take out Lord Beswick at night---at least until her coronation. But the politics of Forcadel are as volatile as the streets, and Brynna isn't sure whom she can trust in the castle. With two royals dead in less than a month, she must use all her wits to make sure she isn't the third.

This book was such a wild ride. I love books that surprise me, and this one was no different. Brynna was such a single minded character. She was absolutely blinded by her resolve for justice. She couldn’t see anything else in her path. Felix was perfect in every way and I just want to squish his poor, put upon cheeks. He really does his best and it was fun to watch the two of them clash at every turn.

I love Sush’s heroine’s because sometimes they are like watching a train wreck. I can see them running headlong into disaster and I’m helpless to stop them. Much like my own life 😀 It’s so realistic to see them as both the heroine of the story and the architect of their own downfall.

In the same thread, I love her heroes because they are level headed and rational but still completely unable to sway the heroine from her chosen path, no matter how catastrophic. Again, this is something that I see in my own life so it really resonates with me.

Sush’s writing is just getting better and better. I loved her earlier books but this is by far my favorite of all the books I’ve read by her. It’s going to be so hard to wait to find out what happens next!

four-half-stars

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