The Benighted

The Benighted (The Benighted Saga, #1)The Benighted by A.M. Dunnewin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received this ARC Copy from NetGalley in exchange for my review

Writing:
Dark. Intriguing. Different. The story is told in a through flashbacks and in a constant dreamlike state. Usually I don’t like these kinds of stories but THIS WORKS. It builds the tension and then instead of ebbing, it redirects it and builds and redirects and builds until both timelines of flashback and present converge and it feels like you are surfacing and taking one big gasp of air of understanding.

I’m only knocking a point from poor grammar and editing because the story and characters are so good.

Cover:
Holy Cheesecake, Batman. Yes. Yes to the cover.

Main Characters:
Skylar: Fierce, beautiful, strong willed, and smart. She isn’t your typical princess but this isn’t your typical fairytale. The contrast between her time imprisonment and time in the kingdom was stark and well done.

Harlin: Mysterious, professional, deadly, loyal, handsome — everything a bodyguard knight should be. He is the quintessential strong, silent type; distant enough to create tensions, and reveals just the slightest tear in the emotional armor enough to tease hope. So good, Anne.

Plot and pacing:
Perfect. I wouldn’t change a thing.

Romance:
Moderate and Clean.

(See She Would Read for my romance rating system.)

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Author Site: A M Dunnewin

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