Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Book Review of Untalented by Katrina Archer

Saroya: Untalented, a stain on her family's honor. Orphaned and barred from the Guilds, she has nowhere to go when her Talent fails to emerge.

Loric: Brother-in-law to the king. Thwarted in his ambitions, he'd do anything to usurp the throne. And he finds just the scandal he needs when he unearths Saroya's hidden pedigree.

The Kingdom of Veyle: Where all power flows to the Talented, and where the Guilds and the Order of Adepts control the destinies of Talented and Untalented alike.

When calamity strikes the capital city, with Untalents blamed and on trial, Saroya knows that proving her Talent and parentage means saving more than just her own life. A tangle of lies hides secrets that force Saroya to choose between her future and Veyle's.

*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*  

I was very excited to read this book. I love stories like this! Thankfully, it did not disappoint! There was so much I enjoyed about this book. I loved the character Saroya, she was very relatable because she made good and bad choices. She always seemed to mean well and kept her head up even when everything (and I mean everything) didn't go her way. 

I enjoyed the world this story takes place in. It is well created and comes across as a vibrant world with complexities. The structure of having to be assigned a talent and what happens if your not brought many ideas of how this story could compare to our own world. 

The pace of the story is perfect and moves along with perfect ease. The plot develops at a great pace as well and makes this story a fast read. Fantasy readers are going to love this book and want to keep reading more in this series. 

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