Sunday, September 20, 2015

Book Review Request: The Last Knight (Pendragon #1)

Title: The Last Knight (Pendragon #1)
Author: Nicola S. Dorrington
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Date read: September 8, 2015
Dawn Rates:  (4/5)

Summary (cr: goodreads)

Like any teenage girl, Cara Page dreams of the future, the difference is, every day those dreams come true. 

Now she's dreaming of a boy, and a future that can't be real. Because if it is, then everything she thought was myth and legend is actually true, and there is an evil coming that will tear the country apart. 

Lance Filwer is a boy with secrets of his own, and a past full of mistakes he can't undo. Cara is his second chance, his chance to succeed where he failed before - if only she'll trust him enough to let him help her. 

Cara needs to know what's happening, but the answer lies in a long forgotten past, and an ancient legend. To find it Cara will have to travel into the depths of Wales, and the heart of ancient Britain. 

With Wraiths, creatures from the darkest of myths, dogging her every move, Cara knows it's only a matter of time before they catch up with her. And myth or not, they will kill her. 

Her only hope is Lance, and the birth right she must claim, if she is to prevent the future she has foreseen.

My Review: (also in goodreads)

It's always an honor to receive a book from the author asking you to give an honest review about it. It means they value your review and your ability to review without any pretense. Therefore, I'm going to give this an honest review:

The cover for this book for me would not gain a reader;s interest and I must say, I judged too prematurely because I did love the content and that's all that matters. The story was kind of slow at first: introducing Cara Page, an ordinary teenager who frequently visit her mother at a mental institution and loves with her father fearing that she would follow her mother becoming mad. She has this weird gift of looking into the future and that  damages her reputation at school when she eerily predicts her former boyfriend's sister's death. Now she is an outcast, a loner not until she and Lance cross paths. He works part time at the mental institution her mother is at and 'coincidentally' the new guy at school. That is where the fun starts. That is where the story becomes fast paced and interesting. There were too many questions and that made this novel a page turner. Not to mention Wyn and Percy's antics. When they said that they were going to meet someone who'll explain character pops...and yep, it was him. I'm not going to spoil anymore as I will assure everyone that this is a fun read. 

The novel has the right blend of legend, its characters, the medieval references, humor and everything in between. The fact that the author knows the King Arthur legends is a plus. The story is fast paced that I thought it would be a one novel story not until what happened in the end. Such a cliffhanger and a devastation at the same time. I will definitely read the next book...I want more. My wish is that this series would hit the local bookstores, it deserves attention...and it would look pretty in my bookshelf.

Till the next read...

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