Today I am going to do a book review of Becoming The Chateran by S.J. Aisling (first book in the Chateran series).
When Princess Rhea’s actions inadvertently condemn two innocent knights to death, she wakes to the hard reality that not even nobility is above the law. All her attempts to remedy the situation only complicate it, however, until she finds herself a fugitive in her own kingdom, having dragged her best friend into the trouble, as well. Their only hope for pardon? To accompany Sir Paladin and Sir Zephen in their sentence:
Slay, or be slain by, the Dragons of Sama-Ael-Fen.
Travelling incognito, they meet with more malicious Phoenixes than could be coincidental, discover the mysterious disappearance of numerous citizens, and come face to face with a reawakened evil power. With the kingdom oblivious to the connection of these dangers, it’s up to Rhea and her outlaw companions to stop the rising threat and redeem their names – if they can survive their quest.
The Plot was flipping fantastic! Loved every detail of it! And this one plot twist man it just-
*this has been blocked due to major spoiler*
Okay….So as you can tell. One of my favourite plot twists has a major spoiler….Which plot twists don’t have some sort of spoiler though, right?
Anyways…LOVED the plot! Very well done, very unique and overall just AMAZING!
Dude. It’s Fantasy. My favourite genre. What’s not to love??
Not only that. I love it because not only is it Fantasy but it’s clean fiction people!
The world needs good, clean fiction and this, my friends, is it.
Okay so. I’m not only talking about the Main Characters but a few supporting characters as well (who were personal favourites). Since I’m gonna do that…I’ll keep stuff short.
Short but sweet!
But first. I wanted to say that overall the characters were magnificently done! Loved the characters so much! They all had their own voices and personalities and they all felt real. So now, what I liked about the characters themselves:
I LOVED Rhea’s character! She was so unique and I loved it. I think I could relate to her. (Well in a couple ways. I think I could relate to Hiylienea a little better but still) I really really liked her!
Okay, okay…there is no denying it. I have got a fictional crush on this character. 😛
I know as die-hard readers you people have experienced fictional crushes before too…so don’t judge.
Now onto what I was gonna say originally before I said the above thing *clears throat* Paladin is awesome! He’s one of my favourites. (Obviously). I loved everything about him and his personality.
Got one word: EPIC!!!!
I LOVE GRIFFINS SO MUCH. I really do. If I wasn’t super obsessed already that obsession has now grown. I LOVE Zephen!
I loved Lienea. She was one of my favourites. I could really relate to her! She was very sweet and quiet yet, when the time came, she proved to be really helpful and strong. She was awesome.
Personally I found this guy to be a bit of a snot. I wanted him to go die in a puddle….but thats just my opinion. Really well written character though but he’s just one of those characters that you don’t personally enjoy yet you don’t absolutely hate either…. I know it probably sounds like I absolutely hate him but I don’t…well I do…oh you guys get what I mean, I’m sure.
I love Quavarelle. She was really sweet and happy and very friendly. DOn’t have much to say except that…I really liked her character 🙂
First of all. Awesome name. She was one of my favs when it came to some of the centaurs that are mentioned by name and had a more major role (compared to the other minor/supporting characters). That and I just love Centaurs on a whole to…so that adds to the favouritism.
Julen just cracked me up. Not in the bad way mind you. He was just so awkward, rather talkative, clumsy and did I mention awkward yet? I seriously LOVED this character to bits. Personally I also really shipped Julen and Hiylienea…I don’t know if they will ever officially happen, but if they actually become a couple or something I would be really happy….
GAH! The setting/world. *faints* It felt SO real! It literally felt like I was standing right there, in the world. Everything was so well described and well done and yeah….AMAZING! Everything was amazing.
Amazing novel! 5 out of 5 Stars for me. Go read it now.
Also, I wanted to say this: I WANT THIS MADE INTO A MOVIE.
This book NEEDS its own movie. End of story.
Okay, moving on to the last part of the review:
What I didn’t like: There was NOTHING I didn’t like. You hear that? NOTHING! Loved it all!
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Adriana Gabrielle writes “Adriana Gabrielle Reads.” You can also find her discussing things like writing novels, reading, discussing movies, film making and more on her blog: Adriana Gabrielle Writes.